Wall Street Theatre
71 Wall Street,
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Functions: Performing Arts
Previous Names: Regent Theater, Norwalk Theater, Globe Theater, Roxy Theatre
The Regent Theatre was opened in 1915. By 1941 it had been renamed Norwalk Theater and was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary Mullins & Pinanski. It was closed in 1950. It was reopened on December 26, 1953.
I used to go see Max Creek and Widespread Panic at the Globe Theater in Norwalk. The first time I went there was in 1994. The last Creek show I saw was in October of 1998 and this was a great regional venue. The sound was weird as it circulated around. When you went into the balcony, you always felt like you would fall down because of the steep angle. (The floor below had no seats - it was all general admission). There was the regular balcony and then another small one above it where we all went to smoke up and nobody cared. The floor was small but the theater looked big from the parking lot.
Loews Theatres was the last movie operator, after acquiring it from USA Cinemas, who acquired it from CinemaNational. It closed in 1990.
It eventually reopened as a nightclub known as the Roxy Theatre and later, the Globe Theater and has since closed again.
A restoration for live theatre and other entertainment began in 2015, and the theater is slated reopened as the Wall Street Theatre in late 2017 as a performing arts venue.
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