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shadowsandrust commented about Liberty Theatre on Sep 15, 2013 at 5:27 pm

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shadowsandrust commented about Liberty Theatre on Sep 15, 2013 at 5:24 pm

This would have been just West of Broad Street.

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shadowsandrust commented about Liberty Theatre on Sep 5, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Here is a shot of police checking the roof of the Liberty in 1964 after the Columbia Avenue riots.

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shadowsandrust commented about Riviera Theatre on Dec 23, 2010 at 12:58 am

Some recent work was done on the theater, as evidenced by some tools and supplies left sitting there. However, the roof still has a gaping hole and weather threatens to really damage what is left of the place. Two projectors are still in place and the third is in a closet off the projection booth. Another small room holds what I believe was an editor, but it is under caved-in roof pieces. Small bits of film are still visible in the rubble.

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shadowsandrust commented about Tioga Theater on Dec 15, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I have not seen the interior, but here is a shot of the exterior of the Tioga from Nov 2010.

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shadowsandrust commented about Logan Theatre on Dec 13, 2010 at 7:45 pm

At least they are maintaining this place to some degree. The pics in the link above at Abandonedbutnotforgotten were taken by a friend of mine who just happened to pass by one day when the place was open and being worked on. They let him come in to shoot the place. I saw a door open and a person hosing down the lot outside but could not stop that day. I hope to get inside one day before anything happens to the place.

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shadowsandrust commented about Eastown Theatre on Nov 20, 2010 at 3:48 pm

I was fortunate enough to get to see the Eastown in Spring, 2009. Unfortunately I only got a few good pictures, have left my tripod in the car. In front of the stage were several filthy mattresses, used by the local junkies when they shot up. There were rooms in the basement I would have liked to have seen, but an ignored broken pipe was dumping gallons of water down there and it was already several feet deep.

Climbing the stairs backstage, we found the dressing room, costumes still hanging and some old props, all covered in mildew and mold. Inside the projectionist booth there were still bits of spliced film on the floor. The ornate decorations were crumbling, much of the plaster damaged by water, part of the ceiling in the upper balcony had caved in, and it was obvious that it was not long for the world. The pictures I did get can be seen here: View link