Somerville, MA Photo courtesy Joyce Kerrigan
The Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA is an old classic theatre
with a brightly lit neon facade. See this theatre and more neon treasures
at Roadside Peek'sNeon Theatres
Oneida, NY Photo courtesy Mike Engle
Welcome to the Kallet Theatre of Oneida, NY. This theatre looks
to be in fine shape with eye-catching colors.
Bank Street Theatre
New Milford, CT Photo courtesy Jay Lin
The Bank Street Theatre in New
Milford, Connecticut sports a rather elegant deco facade. The marquee
is refurbished, but passing by this landmark brings back images of Fred
Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
Canaan, CT Photo and info courtesy Jay Lin
The Colonial Theatre features a wonderful theatre entrance that still
stands but no longer draws crowds to it's matinees. Unusual for the era
is the neo-classical architecture rather than art deco.
Norwich, NY Photo courtesy Jay Lin
In Norwich, NY we find a delightful old theatre, the Colonia.
The individual bulbs flash in a dance of light when the sun sets. Local
farmers lament the lack of precipitation with the message on the marquee.
Torrington, CT Photo and info courtesy Jay Lin
The Warner Theatre in Torrington, CT features an asymmetrical
art deco theatre facade, a rare sight indeed. This is an exception to
the art deco norm of structure and balance and reflects back to the golden
age of skyscrapers.
Staten Island, NY Photo courtesy Bob Jagendorf
The Paramount Theatre in Staten Island, NY sits closed
and forlorn as it awaits its fate. This deco palace apparently closed in
The State Theatre Photo courtesy Jay Lin
Unfortunately, it appears that the State Theatre is no longer
shows first-run movies.
Ashland VA Photo courtesy Moon Mullins OX-76
Yes, despite years of capturing imaginations and hearts of theatre goers,
these grand movie palaces fall victim to time and age, and the East is
no exception. Here in Ashland, Virginia, the Rose Bowl (not the
football stadium in Pasadena, California) runs vacant, hence the "for
rent" sign. Yes, Another vintage theatre's projector has beamed its