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Somerville Theatre
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's Neon Theatres East.

 

 

Kallet Theatre
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.

 

 

Colonial Theatre
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.

 

 

Colonial Theatre
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.

 

 

Warner Theatre
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.

 

 

Paramount Theatre
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 1970's.

 

 

The State Theatre
Photo courtesy Jay Lin

Unfortunately, it appears that the State Theatre is no longer shows first-run movies.

 

 

Rose Bowl
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 last show.

 

 

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