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Small Theatres

Post by Rowan » Mon May 6th, 2013, 8:10 pm

Hi All,

I am currently writing a series for my personal blog featuring theatres/movie houses which were built during the 20s (or before) and used initially for vaudeville/live theatre acts and then movies. Hopefully they were returned to live theatre venues whenever the cinema houses we know today came about. However I am in need of some names. Preferably small town or small city theatres are what I'm interested in. Nothing from New York unless it's way off Broadway.

If any of you gals n guys live in the US and know of a small theatre which fits my description, please share the name.

All of this is leading up to the very long awaited reopening of the Saenger Theatre here in New Orleans.

Thanks!!

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Post by Susan » Tue May 7th, 2013, 12:43 am

My first job was at a movie theater (candy attendant and cashier) that had been a vaudeville theater in Floral Park, NY (on Long Island). I heard not saw (from the candy stand) the film Love Story over 80 times! Beautiful old theater which is now a catering hall. :(

Here are some links
http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/4014
http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/27901.html
http://floralterrace.com/about.html
http://books.google.com/books?id=J3l8Ik ... le&f=false
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Post by Rowan » Tue May 7th, 2013, 1:10 pm

Thanks Susan! I will add the Floral Theatre to my list. :) It's very cool that you worked there!!

Hope others will have input as well.

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Post by Ludmilla » Tue May 7th, 2013, 1:37 pm

The Missouri Theatre in Columbia, Missouri.

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Post by Rowan » Tue May 7th, 2013, 1:39 pm

Yay! Thanks Ludmilla!

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Post by fljustice » Tue May 7th, 2013, 2:49 pm

Is Brooklyn far enough away from Broadway? If so, our local Kings Theater is undergoing a massive renovation over the next couple of years. Links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kings_Thea ... ,_New_York)
http://www.nycedc.com/project/loews-kings-theatre
http://gothamist.com/2013/01/24/more_lo ... hp#photo-1
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Post by Rowan » Tue May 7th, 2013, 2:56 pm

I dunno my NYC geography, but I thank you for your input! :D I'm adding it to the list.

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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Mon May 20th, 2013, 3:51 pm

I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for but there is a small old theater in my small town of Franklin, Tennessee, in the southern US. You may be able to search for it as the Franklin Theater. I have no idea how old it is and how it's been used. They recently renovated it and now it's used for concerts and old movies.

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Post by Rowan » Mon May 20th, 2013, 4:27 pm

Thanks Alisha! I can't view the main site for the theatre to know if it will fit my needs because the site is blocked here at work. :( But I will add it to the list and see what I can find out perhaps at home.

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