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spectrum commented about Metropolitan Theatre on Jan 4, 2015 at 8:23 pm

Appears to be dormant – website very outdated. Is it still open?

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spectrum commented about Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Jan 4, 2015 at 8:18 pm

Lots of new updated renovation information in this article: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Effort-underway-to-restore-Huntington-s-5989040.php

Overall it will be a $16,000,000 project; over 1 million recently done including marquee, new roof, etc. Are doing a couple major fundraisers to allow them to proceed to the next steps. The theatre’s new official website is http://www.keithalbee.com/

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spectrum commented about Avalon Theater on Jan 4, 2015 at 8:04 pm

They have opened! First run movies under an atmospheric sky!

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spectrum commented about Moore Theatre on Jan 4, 2015 at 7:28 pm

The Moore is owned by the Seattle Theatre Group, the same group that owns the Paramount and the Neptune.

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spectrum commented about Aztec Theatre on Jan 4, 2015 at 7:09 pm

From their seating charts, it looks like a fair amount of the orchestra seating has been removed for standing room, tables and the bar.

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spectrum commented about Martini Theater on Jan 4, 2015 at 6:57 pm

As of June 2013 google street view, the theatre is still there – no changes.

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spectrum commented about Capitol Theatre on Jan 4, 2015 at 6:45 pm

I don’t believe the theatre ever opened. There is no webpage that I can find anywhere- the link above for the BSPA’s restoration page no longer exists. At the Brownsville Society for the Performing Arts page (http://artsinbrownsville.org/bpaa.html) they make no mention of the Capitol – instead they are focusing on renovating another historic building as their new academy. The Google Street View (2014) shows the building still boarded up.

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spectrum commented about Sylvia R. Henkin State Theatre on Jan 4, 2015 at 6:22 pm

Can’t fine a webpage for the theatre – I hope it really opened. The links above don’t work.

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spectrum commented about Opera House on Jan 4, 2015 at 5:47 pm

Their new webpage is: http://operahousetheaternewportri.org/

They have a gallery with a lot of interior photos – the place will be wonderful when restored!

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spectrum commented about Columbia Theater on Jan 4, 2015 at 4:33 pm

The direct link to their theatre page is here: http://www.vocalgroup.org/theatre.htm It looks like renovations are continuing despite some fundraising challenges; the main auditorium theatre dome has been replastered.

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spectrum commented about Lando-Grand Theatre on Jan 4, 2015 at 4:20 pm

That picture above must be from another theatre – it looks much larger than 600 seats.

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spectrum commented about Sedgwick Theatre on Jan 4, 2015 at 2:34 pm

Some more info at the Sedlewick’s Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedgwick_Theater

It seems they had a webpage which is now defunct (the Wikipedia mpage has a link to the Archive.org version) – also at one time the “Sedgewick Theatre” and “sedgewick cultural center” became separate entities. Currently, the theatre is being used by the Quintessance Theatre Group (http://quintessencetheatre.org/) which has an active calendar of events.

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spectrum commented about Logan Theatre on Jan 4, 2015 at 2:07 pm

The photos in the gallery (above) show a lot of work has already been done – the re-painting is beautiful! Looks like good progress is being made.

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spectrum commented about Roosevelt Theatre on Jan 4, 2015 at 1:37 pm

September 2014 Google Street View: Building is now vacant, available for lease as retail or office space.

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spectrum commented about Regal Theatre on Jan 4, 2015 at 1:29 pm

They did a complete renovation/restoration in 2013. It’s really beautiful and they’ve kept the original décor – a really nice job! Click on their photo gallery tab for new photos. http://regal-ballroom.com/index.html

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spectrum commented about Valentine Theatre on Jan 3, 2015 at 2:41 pm

A couple of before and after photos on their website. It looks like a lot of the lobby décor is original, and the auditorium looks mostly new, but from the before photo, not much was left restoring anyway- the previous renovations were fairly bland. It looks nice now.

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spectrum commented about Loew's Rochester Theater on Jan 3, 2015 at 1:34 pm

Direct link to the interior/exterior photogalleryes mentioned above:

http://www.rochestersubway.com/topics/2012/10/never-before-seen-photos-of-rko-palace-theater-part1/

ADDITIONAL GALLERY:

http://www.rochestersubway.com/topics/2012/10/loews-theater-rochesters-other-lost-movie-palace/

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spectrum commented about Ritz Theatre on Jan 3, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Looks like they are under new management – the new website (http://www.ritztheatre.net/) says upcoming event info is on its way. There were three events in November 2014. The gallery has a lot of great interior photos.

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spectrum commented about Interboro Theatre on Jan 3, 2015 at 12:17 pm

Current Google street and aerial views show a large building at this site – doesn’t really look like a theatre. At any rate, there are windows throughout so if it was, it looks like it was completely gutted.

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spectrum commented about Orpheum Theatre on Jan 2, 2015 at 6:53 pm

From the photos I have seen, the interior of this Orpheum has been stripped to the brick walls – a long and narrow auditorium.

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spectrum commented about Paramount on Jan 2, 2015 at 6:05 pm

Their website: http://paramountny.com/

The website has some great interior photos – it’s all a new urban industrial look – probably no old décor was left to save. It’s a good modern design though.

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spectrum commented about Glove Theater on Jan 2, 2015 at 5:59 pm

The restoration seems to be going very well – from the official page’s photo gallery, it looks like they’ve basically finished restoring the interior décor – looks great!

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spectrum commented about Showplace Theatre on Jan 2, 2015 at 5:45 pm

It looks like currently the theatre is mainly rented out for events. Their webpage (http://www.showplacebuffalo.com/) does have a photo of the façade which has been nicely restored (Much better than the old photos in the cinematreasures gallery)

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spectrum commented about North Park Theatre on Jan 2, 2015 at 5:40 pm

The following link shows some nice interior photos featuring the extensive restoration carried out in 2013-2014. They also upgraded the infrastructure and put in digital projection.

http://www.northparktheatre.org/about/

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spectrum commented about Forum Theatre on Jan 2, 2015 at 5:16 pm

The Forum was built in 1919.