Ville Theater

1608 Thomaston Avenue,
Waterbury, CT 06704

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bicyclereporter
bicyclereporter on April 24, 2011 at 7:03 pm

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

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on September 26, 2007 at 11:11 am

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

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on March 19, 2006 at 10:46 pm

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

edwardguinea
edwardguinea on February 23, 2006 at 1:56 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.

WtbyGal
WtbyGal on May 24, 2005 at 3:01 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?

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on September 20, 2004 at 10:11 am

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.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on September 19, 2004 at 5:05 am

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

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on September 18, 2004 at 4:05 pm

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

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on June 12, 2004 at 4:04 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 March 31, 2004 at 4:48 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.

kayla379moon
kayla379moon on March 31, 2004 at 4:28 pm

went by there the o ther day if you look in through the boarded up wood in the cracks you can still see the doors and displays for posters and what looks like the old ticket booth
posted by kevin march 31 2004

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on January 17, 2004 at 3:27 am

The textile company that uses the auditorium has proposed demolition of the marquee and lobby since it is unused and falling down.

William
William on December 17, 2003 at 2:07 pm

The architect of the Ville Theatre was Charles H. Abramowitz of New Haven.