Danbury’s Palace Theater to get architectural/management study

posted by CSWalczak on October 23, 2009 at 7:45 am

DANBURY, CT – The city of Danbury, CT has awarded a contract to JCJ Architecture to determine the cost of renovations to the Palace Theater which opened in 1926 and closed as a twin in 1995. The study will also provide a determination as to how best to operate the theater after renovations have been completed. JCJ and its associate, AMS Planning & Research Corp., have been involved in a number of theater renovation projects, including the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center and the New Amsterdam Theater in NYC.

And part of the firm’s larger team — AMS Planning & Research Corp. of Fairfield — has worked with many theaters in Connecticut and around the United States on theater management.

“We recognized from the beginning of this that no one firm could do everything,‘’ Elpern said of the combination of the two companies. "AMS has a wealth of experience on what’s needed to successfully operate a theater.‘’

Read more in the News Times.

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Comments (6)

ThomasRossi007 on October 23, 2009 at 10:03 am

Who ran it as a twin please???

CSWalczak on October 23, 2009 at 11:41 am

The theater’s entry here on CT indicates that the theater closed as a triplex rather than a twin, so perhaps the article got that detail wrong. One of the comments there also mentions that the theater was run by a company called Crown in the early 90s which is when the triplexing may well have taken place.

shoeshoe14 on October 23, 2009 at 9:58 pm

Ahem, I posted this last week, how about due credit?

It was Translux.

CSWalczak on October 24, 2009 at 12:24 am

shoeshoe14 – We probably both saw this news item at about the same time; I posted it as a news item and I see you posted it as a comment on the theater’s entry page. The posting procedures are different. If you also posted it as a news item, I have to assume that the moderators decided which poster got the credit. I have posted a number of items that were credited to others, but it does not bother me when this happens as I am sure that many of us regular CT users peruse the same sources. I am just happy that information gets circulated.

shoeshoe14 on October 26, 2009 at 7:23 am

That’s cool, I was half kidding.

CSWalczak on October 26, 2009 at 2:16 pm

Good; I just wanted you to know that my posting was not any slight to you. Thanks.

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