Ville Theater

1608 Thomaston Avenue,
Waterbury, CT 06704

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The Ville Theater opened in 1949. This was last used as a storage facility for a textile company. The Ville Theater was demolished in early-2006.

Contributed by Roger Katz

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Roger Katz
Roger Katz on March 31, 2004 at 8:48 pm

I’ll have to drive by tomorrow and check it out! It’s sad how many old theatres were just abandoned and not even cleaned out. I have seen dozens that still have posters, soda fountains, rolls of tickets, napkins, and everything else still sitting where they were the day the theatre closed, even if it was over a decade ago.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on June 12, 2004 at 9:04 pm

It is in the Waterville section of Waterbury. There is no such town as Westbury, although it was the name Watertown was known by a couple hundred years ago.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on September 18, 2004 at 9:05 pm

The marquee and lobby building was demolished this week, but the auditorium remains. I will go photograph it tomorrow.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on September 19, 2004 at 10:05 am

I wonder how many typos this suffered as the Vile Theatre?

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on September 20, 2004 at 3:11 pm

Historian B.S. Goodkin’s list of Connecticut theatres reports the Ville situated in Waterville at 1606 Thomaston Avenue. The Ville had 700 seats and first opened on April 17, 1949, according to the listing.

WtbyGal
WtbyGal on May 24, 2005 at 8:01 pm

I enjoyed movies at the Ville as a child. As a teen, we would go next door to a pizza place after the show. Can’t recall the name. Anyone remember?

edwardguinea
edwardguinea on February 23, 2006 at 5:56 pm

Florence Schaperow owned the Ville Theatre until 1969. She showed the better films such as “Sound Of Music” and “Ben-Hur” hurting the downtown chain cinemas. She sold it and the Lake Drive In in ‘69 to a small group of businessmen who made a go for about 5 years. The two multiplexes in the town were too tough to compete with by then.
This was a CLASSY place. And I thought it was 800 seats.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on March 20, 2006 at 2:46 am

The auditorium was recently knocked down, so now this theatre is completely demolished. A new building is being constructed where it used to stand.

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on September 26, 2007 at 4:11 pm

The Ville Theater closed in 1979. The company who used it for storage was Coyne Textile Services, Inc. who started using it in 1981.

bicyclereporter
bicyclereporter on April 25, 2011 at 12:03 am

The theater can be seen in this picture near the bottom about the 1955 flood cleanup, just above Lakewood Park.

http://www.freewebs.com/waterbury-ct/northend.htm

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