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Subject: State or Landmark Theaters

Written By: KKay on 08/10/07 at 5:47 am

I have been very fortunate to have been in most state theaters (some wonderful, old buildings, some of the most ornate that you've ever seen)- from Woonsocket to Saskatoon to McAllen.  I especially love the Fox theater in Detroit.  I spent about a week working there once and it was breathtaking (image below).
I hate to say that the most beautiful theaters are not in New York City- sure the Radio City is an amazing deco design...but there are some huge venues in the central states with features such as clouds that float across the ceiling (bringing stars out once the performance begins) and the great Mighty Wurlitzer - which I saw in St. Louis and Buffalo- some of them hydraulically lifted from the orchestra floor.
I'vbe been in some impressive structures in Atlanta, Charlotte, Fargo, Seattle...You can see the roof of the Paramount in Austin here too(image not working)...
Does your city have one of these great landmark theaters?  Have you ever been to one?


Subject: Re: State or Landmark Theaters

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/10/07 at 8:16 am

Yes....we have The Palace. It's not too large...but it's been around for a while. Here's the link:

http://www.thepalacetheatre.org/

Subject: Re: State or Landmark Theaters

Written By: KKay on 08/10/07 at 9:20 am


Yes....we have The Palace. It's not too large...but it's been around for a while. Here's the link:

http://www.thepalacetheatre.org/


I've been there!  It's nice- I love how it's built on that slant- makes for a wacky picture from the front.    I've been to pretty much every theater in PA.  The big one in WilesBarre...what's the name of it?  it's cool too.  Lots of states have a Palace or Pantages or State or Fox theater.  PA is good about restoring and maintaining the buildings.

Subject: Re: State or Landmark Theaters

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/10/07 at 8:42 pm


I've been there!  It's nice- I love how it's built on that slant- makes for a wacky picture from the front.    I've been to pretty much every theater in PA.  The big one in WilesBarre...what's the name of it?  it's cool too.  Lots of states have a Palace or Pantages or State or Fox theater.  PA is good about restoring and maintaining the buildings.


wow, cool!! 8)  When were you there Karen?

Subject: Re: State or Landmark Theaters

Written By: KKay on 08/11/07 at 8:03 am


wow, cool!! 8)  When were you there Karen?


sometime late 80s, early 90s i guess.  i really loved arriving at oneof these places and digging around the old hallways and closets...we used to check out he basements and all- scary! 

hey. got any info about haunted theaters?

Subject: Re: State or Landmark Theaters

Written By: snozberries on 08/11/07 at 10:03 am

Does the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara count?  http://cinematreasures.org/theater/2/

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w163/mind_of_winter_photos/Santa%20Barbara%20-%20June%202007/2007_06110107.jpg

Subject: Re: State or Landmark Theaters

Written By: KKay on 08/11/07 at 11:30 am

that is so cool!

Subject: Re: State or Landmark Theaters

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/11/07 at 1:23 pm

The Paramount Theatre in Rutland.

Here is a bit of history about it.

http://www.paramountvt.org/?page_id=36

They did a remarkable job restoring it to its original splendor.  We have been there many times. We usually sit in the balcony (cheap seats  ;D ;D ) but it is kind of scary for me. The incline is VERY steep and the rows are very close together.

Carlos' son has preformed on that stage many times. (He has been the lead (guest) dancer in the Nutcracker for a local ballet company many times-even when he was dancing with national companies-if he can, he still came back to do the local production).



Cat

Subject: Re: State or Landmark Theaters

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/11/07 at 2:19 pm


sometime late 80s, early 90s i guess.  i really loved arriving at oneof these places and digging around the old hallways and closets...we used to check out he basements and all- scary! 

hey. got any info about haunted theaters?


they just did some renovating at The Palace a few years ago. They added on a very nice addition as well.

Subject: Re: State or Landmark Theaters

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 08/11/07 at 4:34 pm

The famous Fulton Opera House in downtown Lancaster PA.

http://www.thefulton.org/

Subject: Re: State or Landmark Theaters

Written By: JamieMcBain on 08/13/07 at 9:25 pm

Thunder Bay Auditorium

http://www.artec-usa.com/03_projects/performing_arts_venues/thunder

Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

http://www.oc4pa.ca/

Subject: Re: State or Landmark Theaters

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/13/07 at 10:05 pm

Northampton*: The Academy of Music
(It was a music school early inthe 20th centry, was a movie theater for many decades, closed down due to bankruptcy, struggling to re-open)
Northampton: Pleasant Street Theatre (on the verge of going out of business)
Amherst*: Amherst Cinema (Abandoned for many years, they attempted to rehab it, but it was too costly, so they turned it into a cafe and some shops, and built a brand new artsy cinema behind the shops)

*Massachusetts, that is.

Subject: Re: State or Landmark Theaters

Written By: KKay on 08/26/07 at 7:49 am


Thunder Bay Auditorium

http://www.artec-usa.com/03_projects/performing_arts_venues/thunder



I know thunder bay auditorium....i've been there a few times...the sound guy there wears a lab coat.
of course i haven't been there in a while, but it sure was a friendly place. i'm trying to remember the bar i went to...


I just looked at images of it and i remember it so clearly!  really an amazing house.

Subject: Re: State or Landmark Theaters

Written By: gopher on 08/26/07 at 8:19 pm

The Orpheum Theater saw rocky horrer in it and and alice in wonderland and peter pan in it and the nutcracker in it and more also the balcony is haunted by a little girl and it burnt down once and was rebuilt and also i think more is haunted like they say you can hear footsteps late at night 

Subject: Re: State or Landmark Theaters

Written By: KKay on 08/26/07 at 8:55 pm


The Orpheum Theater saw rocky horrer in it and and alice in wonderland and peter pan in it and the nutcracker in it and more also the balcony is haunted by a little girl and it burnt down once and was rebuilt and also i think more is haunted like they say you can hear footsteps late at night 


in which town in the orpheum?
I was audio engineer on Rocky Horror.

Subject: Re: State or Landmark Theaters

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/28/07 at 10:47 pm


I know thunder bay auditorium....i've been there a few times...the sound guy there wears a lab coat.



The type of guy who would wear a lab coat outside of a lab is the type of guy who should be running an independent cinema!  He should have a sense of kitsch and a sense of fun.

(Unless he wears a lab coat because he's stark-raving mad, which is even better!)
;)

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