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shoeshoe14 commented about Gilson Cafe & Cinema on Mar 25, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Tiny mention of it within a dining review in Sunday’s NYTimes.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Palace Theater on Mar 18, 2010 at 1:43 am

There’s a vintage postcard exhibit of Waterbury life at the nearby Mattatuck Museum until May 30. It’s only $5 for admission. I plan to go when I’m next in town, which is April 10, to see if there’s any old theatre pix.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Wellmont Theatre on Feb 14, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Reserved Seating: 1916 (Main 800, Stage 92, Balcony 1024)

Standees: 2561 (Main 1445, Stage 92, Balcony 1024)

Banquet: 590 (Main 498, Stage 92, Balcony 0)

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shoeshoe14 commented about Wellmont Theatre on Feb 14, 2010 at 8:09 pm

Wow. Saw my first show here. Usually I biked past it under construction. New marquee. Easy entrance from a side alley abutting the Main Street. The cop car blox that, lot behind and garage down the way. Not a lot of traffic considering.

The interior is very nice. The multiple bands that ring the proscenium stretch far out and are very beautiful. It’s sort of plain downstairs, with 1 Corinthian column on either side of the stage. Nice dim lighting. Bars in the back on both sides. The balcony is nice and those are original seats. There’s multiple rows behind main orchestra, separated by railings and they are removable plush seats which are comfy. The main orchestra on the concrete floor are the same seats and are removable, since it doubles as a banquet spot. The great eye in the ceiling is simple but pretty. Sound is great. Highly recommend seeing a show here. I did spot the different amounts of seating/standing room per fire code, so that will be in the next post. Also, there were at least 8 firemen there as there are every show since one of them said The Wellmont owners don’t have an efficient and effective fire dispersal plan in effect for 1500 attendees.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Park Lane Theater on Feb 14, 2010 at 10:12 am

Really looks well restored from the outside. Was biking down here and you couldn’t help but notice the building. Restaurants and shops with glass facade. If you make a turn behind it on Brinckerhoff, there’s a driveway directly under the stagehouse with a ramp for the parking garage that’s in the stagehouse (the ramp to the top) and it goes back some. Brilliant adaptive reuse. I liked it a lot.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Uptown Theatre on Feb 14, 2010 at 9:58 am

I think it’s still there. I was biking by towards the GWB before the United Palace and noticed the looming stagehouse on the left (going north) around 170th.

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shoeshoe14 commented about United Palace on Feb 14, 2010 at 9:56 am

I was biking by there today and they were putting up banners and a show was there at the moment. I asked the ticket lady if I could walk inside and she said yes, but two men said I couldn’t go further. Turns out they have public tours on weekdays from 9-5 if you go to the side stage door. I did look inside the lobby and I must say, I’m really not a fan of Mayan Revival. It’s too dark and ugly for me and it bleeds into everything else.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Concrete Theatre reopens on Feb 14, 2010 at 9:47 am

It looks like a dollhouse.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Wellmont Theatre on Feb 10, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Going to see a concert here on Saturday night. I’ve only seen the outside.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center on Feb 10, 2010 at 5:26 am

oh yes, that’s right. there were movies when it was Town Hall.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Brooklyn's Loews Kings to be restored on Feb 8, 2010 at 6:15 pm

It’s a bustling neighborhood thoroughfare in the sense of foot and car traffic. The shops, not so much and the neighborhood is iffy. There are big boxes around the corner though.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Strand Theatre on Feb 3, 2010 at 6:33 am

There is a pic of this corner in Sunday’s Metropolitan section (nee Connecticut) of the New York Times. Page 8, titled “The City, From Wartime Grit to Modern Soullessness”. It mentions 3 books but the picture of the Strand in Duffy Square has a caption (the text doesn’t mention it). The caption says, “At ease, Duff Square in WWII near the Pepsi-Cola canteen.” Photo credit is US Army and there are soldiers lounging with the Strand in the background, with its vertical marquee.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Bijou Dream on Jan 27, 2010 at 12:54 am

I have a picture of this theatre. I was in Rochester for a few days and the city has at least 100 pictures of old Rochester on many windows of many buildings downtown. I snapped a pic of Bijou Dream’s poster, and its building was 6 stories tall.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Monroe Theatre on Jan 27, 2010 at 12:52 am

I was there on Saturday nite. The top white frieze? is beautiful and although it was misting out, I managed to snap a few pics of the rear and front. It was pretty cool. Parking is now behind the building.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Little Theatre on Jan 27, 2010 at 12:47 am

Visited this theatre on the weekend. It has two balconies, one dubbed “small” and “big” for obvious reasons. One’s on the left, the other on the right; nothing in the center. Main screen is quite large, with maybe 250-300 seats. The Little 2-5 is to the left outside and in a building that is an L shape, not really connected to the main theater. There is parking in front of the L. There’s neon lights on its facade saying “Little 2, 3, 4, 5).

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shoeshoe14 commented about Connecticut Post 14 + IMAX on Dec 31, 2009 at 8:30 pm

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shoeshoe14 commented about North Haven 12 on Dec 31, 2009 at 8:29 pm

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shoeshoe14 commented about Southington 12 on Dec 31, 2009 at 8:29 pm

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shoeshoe14 on Dec 31, 2009 at 8:28 pm

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shoeshoe14 commented about Buckland Hills 18 + IMAX on Dec 31, 2009 at 8:27 pm

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shoeshoe14 commented about Best movie of the decade? on Dec 31, 2009 at 1:10 am

why do we need to create a best of anything. sure there’s a list, i have mine, but there’s not one single movie that is THE ONE. different technologies evolve over time so why keep quantifying for the sake of quantifying.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Princess Theater on Dec 29, 2009 at 6:43 am

Found a pic of it in the Courant’s opinion section on bringing back a trolley.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Palace Theatre on Dec 28, 2009 at 8:30 pm

Vaudeville is back at the Palace as one of many events at First Night Danbury.

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and to honor the history of the Palace Theater, which opened in 1926 as a vaudeville house, a series of contemporary vaudeville performances hosted by Sean Grissom, who for the past ten years has done similar honors for the Holiday Vaudevilles at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

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shoeshoe14 commented about AMC and Regal ban outside food from theaters on Dec 3, 2009 at 9:22 pm

Yeah AMC? Then search me! I always bring pb and j and my camelbak. Lower your prices for food and add nutritional info and maybe i’ll consider it.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Screenvision announces new Long-Term agreement with Bow Tie Cinemas on Dec 3, 2009 at 9:20 pm

amc, ugh. 15 minutes, instead of the usual 7-10. i always budget my time to get there late, which of course is on time.