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INTERNATIONAL THEATRES 2 – UNITED STATES

UNITED STATES (excluding New York City)


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UNITED STATES (excluding New
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Roofed theatres erected for performances came
late in theatrical history. Open-air theatres date back to the 5th Century,
B.C., but it was not until the Renaissance that plays were produced indoors.

By 1900 there were 67 vaudeville houses in
America. Between 1914 and 1922 there were 4,000 new theatres opened with Keith’s
and the Orpheum Circuit, along with their subsidiaries controlling the largest
percentage of the market, and independents like Loews, Ackerman & Harris, West
Coast Theatres, Pantages, C.H. Miles, Gus Sun, M.R. Sheedy, Wm. Fox and the
Negro Circuits taking up the balance., and from 1930 to 1932 the number of
operating theatres fell from 22,000 to 14,000

Between 1963 and 1964 of America’s older
theatres, 150 were closed, 870 were remodelled, and 179 that had closed
previously, were reopened.

There are 150,000 modern cinemas in the world

Updated January, 2003 as to years theatres
have been in operation only

All “Le,” “Les,” and “La’s,” have been
eliminated as has “The,” for easier alphabetization e.g La Salle de l”Ermitage
is under Salle


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*ABILENE, TX -
Paramount Theatre -
1930 – Atmospheric style

*ABINGDON, VA -
Barter Theatre – 1933 – 380 seats –
1946 declared State Theatre of Virginia, title also given to Virginia Museum
Theatre, Richmond – 1953 refurbished from Empire Theatre in New York City – 1971
2nd theatre Barter Playhouse (100 seats)

ABINGDON, VA – Fairfax Theatre

AKRON, OH – Akron Civic Theatre – 1929 built
as Akron Loews – Atmospheric style

AKRON, OH – Carousel Dinner Theatre – closed
Jan 4/09 – founded in 1973, began life in a converted Ravenna, OH, supermarket
prior to moving to its current Akron location – In addition to members of Actors
Equity, the Ohio institution employed members of the American Federation of
Musicians and the Society of Directors and Choreographers

AKRON, OH – Loew’s – 1928 LOUISVILLE, KY -
Loew’s Theatre – 1927 – Atmospheric style

ALABAMA -
Dead
Theatres Online Alabama

ALAMEDA, CA – Alameda Naval Air Station
Theater – 900 seats – 1940s – restored & used for auctions/films

ALAMEDA, CA – Kelly’s of Alameda – 1313 Park
Street, Alameda, CA – cabaret venue

ALAMOSA, C0 – Oliver Opera House – 1903 –
demolished

ALAMOSA, C0 – Isis Theatre – 1912 – now called
Grove Theatre – 615 Main Street – became film house 1913

ALBANY, NY – Gaiety Theatre – early 1890s
house playing burlesque

ALBANY, NY – Palace Theater – 3600 seats

ALBURQUERQUE, NM =

Dead Theatres Online – Alburquerque

*ALBUQUERQUE, NM -
KiMo Theatre – 1927 – see
also Wiminfest

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Silver Slipper – Ray Bourbon

ALBUQUERQUE, NM -
Wiminfest – established 1985 – held
in KiMo Theatre

ALCRON, OH – Loews Theatre

ALHAMBRA, CA – Alhambra Theater & Annex -
first twinned theatre 1939

ALLENTOWN, PA –
Symphony Hall/Lyric Theatre
- built 1899

ALEXANDRIA, VA –
- The
Birchmere
-3701 Mount Vernon Avenue

ALLSTON, MA -
-
Scullers Jazz Club
– 400 Soldiers Field Road – cabaret venue

ALTADENA, CA – Café La Vie – Charles Pierce
1954

ALTON, IL – Grand Theatre – abandoned

ALTOONA, PA -
Mishler Theatre – built
1907

AMBOY, NJ – Multiplex closed 2005 – floor
caved in due to construction

AMHERST, MA – Amherst Cinema

ANAHEIM, CA – Anaheim Performing Arts Center – funds being raised 2010 for new arts center

*ANAHEIM, CA -
Disneyland – houses park’s 2,000-seat
Hyperion Theater has two balconies and a 50-foot proscenium stage the size of
the one at the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center – currently playing
Aladdin, a 40 minute spectacular, with other shows in the wings

ANAHEIM, CA –
Greek Theatre

ANCHORAGE, AK – Empress – 1916- Gutted; Retail

ANCHORAGE, AK – Fourth Avenue 1947 – 1,100
seats -Banquet Hall

*ANDERSON, IN -
Paramount Theatre Centre and Ballroom -
1929 – 1124 Meridian Plaza – one of only 12 Eberson designed atmospheric
theatres remaining in the world – closed 1984 – restored

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY -
Fisher Center for the Performing Arts -
newly opened two theatre complex, Weisman Theatre and Sosnoff Theatre

ANN ARBOR, MI – The Ark – music venue

ANN ARBOR, MI – Arthur Miller Theatre -
University of Michigan

ANN ARBOR, MI – APA (Association of Producing
Artists) – founded in 1960-1982 by Ellis Rabb at University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor

ANN ARBOR, MI – Michigan Theatre – opened 1928 as vaudeville and silent movie palace – now offers live entertainment and films

ANN ARBOR, MI – Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

ANN ARBOR, MI -
Power Center for the
Performing Arts

ANN ARBOR, MI – Village 4 – closed 2005
ANNISTON, AL – Lyric Theatre

ANSON, TX -

Opera House
– 1907

ANSTED, WV – Ritz Theatre

ARCHER CITY, TX – Royal Theatre

ARIZONA
OPERA

ARLINGTON, VA -
American Century Theatre -
performances at Gunston Arts Center

ARLINGTON, VA -
Arlington Memorial
Amphitheatre

ARLINGTON, VA – Gunston Arts Center – see
American Century Theatre

ARLINGTON, VA -
Signature Theatre – opened 1993 and first 13 years in renovated auto storage – new two venue complex as of July 2005 – 100 seat and 276 seat Max Theatre – which
moved into a $16 million new home at 4200 Campbell Avenue in 2007, simply couldn’t continue to
function in their old spaces – Regional Theatre Tony Award 2009 -

ARLINGTON, TX – Texas Stadium – demolished
April 2010 – longtime home to Dallas Cowboys – opened 1971 – used until end of
2008 season

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL – Metropolis Performing
Arts Centre – 111 W Campbell St

ARVERNE, NY – Fox Theater

ASBURY PARK, NJ – Baronet Theatre – abandoned

ASBURY PARK, NJ – Mayfair Theatre -
Atmospheric style – closed & demolished

ASHLAND, OR –
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Theatre
– 1935

ASPEN, CO – Corkhill Opera House – 1881 –
replaced by Wheeler Opera House 1899 – later Rink Opera House – 1890 became
Tivoli

ASPEN, CO – Wheeler Opera House – 1909 –
became film theatre

ASTORIA, NY – Amphitheatre – Long Island State Park, Astoria, Queens, is about to get its first outdoor amphitheater, situated where an Art Deco diving pool, built in the 1930s, fell into disuse decades ago – plans call for filling the pool, at Astoria Park, with concrete to make way for the performance space, but the pool complex has been declared a landmark, a designation that means any changes would require a review by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. Accordingly, there are a few things that probably will not change: namely, the triple-tiered Bauhaus-style diving board that will most likely remain, smack in the middle of downstage, posing quite a challenge to set designers

ASTORIA, NY – Greek Cultural Center

ASTORIA, NY – Loew’s Triboro Theatre – -
Atmospheric style – closed & demolished

ATLANTA, GA -
Alliance Theatre – 2 stages with a
total of 965 seats – winner of 2007 Tony Award for best regional theatre
ATLANTA, GA – Atlanta Memorial Arts Center – 1968

ATLANTA, GA – Cherokee Theatre – Atmospheric
style – closed & demolished

ATLANTA, GA – First Glance Atlanta – annual
arts festival

ATLANTA, GA – 14th Street Playhouse

*ATLANTA, GA -
Fox Theatre – 1929 by Thomas Lamb -
grandest of the American atmospherics – 5000 seats – spectacular theatre built
for 3 million and a 21 year exclusive for Fox, had Arabian courtyard motif with
desert night sky – great organ and a live stage show before the film – 1932
filed for bankruptcy – closed 1975 – reopened

ATLANTA, GA -
Grand Opera House
ATLANTA, GA – Imperial Lounge – Ray Bourbon

ATLANTA, GA -
Libby’s Cabaret – 3401 Northside
Parkway NW – cabaret venue

ATLANTA, GA –
National Black Arts Festival
– annual festival

ATLANTA, GA -
New American Shakespeare Tavern
- 250 seats – now in its 13th year of dramatic performances in a bar setting

ATLANTA, GA -
Shake at the Lake – free productions,
which costs the company $115,000 annually to produce, has been put on hiatus for
the 2009 season – Georgia Shakespeare, which has been in operation since 1986,
anticipates reinstating the free Shakespeare production for summer 2010

ATLANTA, GA – Theatre Atlanta – 1966
ATLANTA, GA – Theater of the Stars – 2013-2014 season cancelled – closing after more than 60 seasons

ATLANTA, GA -
True Colors -
African-American company

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -
Auditorium
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Club Harlem – Kentucky Avenue – 1930s to 1980s – closed in 1986 and torn down in 1992 – premier nightclub for black tourists visiting Atlantic City – Dick Gregory, Dinah Washington, Bootsie Barnes, Gladys Knight and Teddy Pendegrass. Crazy Chris Columbo led the orchestra there, and numerous black musicians developed their skills at the club including trumpeter Hot Lips Page and organist Wild Bill Davis. Jazz musician Lonie Smith recorded his album “Move
Your Hand” there
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Babette’s – 2211 Pacific Ave – initially called the Golden Inn, owner changed its name to Babette’s – bar shaped like a ship and catered to a high class guests who could also find some action at Babette’s backroom
card tables
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – 500 Club – During the 1940s and 1960s the 500 Club featured live music and stage shows and some back room action – Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis appeared at the 500 Club but were initially poorly received – adding more slapstick stuff to their act the audiences loved it – Skinny D’Amato gave Frank Sinatra some help when he was first starting out – when Frank became famous he often went back to Atlantic City to perform at Skinny’s 500 Club, often accompanied by some of his rat pack, including Sammy Davis Jr., whos mother, tended bar at the nearby Graces’ Little Belmont

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Fortescue Pavilion – beer
garden with entertainment free of charge – W.C.Fields – early 1890s house
playing burlesque

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -Revel – 2.4 billion resort – casinco opened April 2/12 – city’s 12th casino – 5,050 seat theatre – Beyonce;

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Warner Theatre -
Atmospheric style
Atmospheric Theatres

AUGUSTA, MI -
Barn Theatre – former dairy barn,
incorporated 1949 – SW Michigan’s oldest summer stock theatre outside town of Augusta, MI – 481 seat Equity Theatre reopens for 65th season Summer 2011 after dormant 2010 season – actors who got their professional start there Tom Wopat, Marin Mazzie, Becky Ann Baker, Jennifer Garner, Lauren Graham, Stephen Lynch and Dana Delany

AUGUSTUS, GA -
Imperial Theatre/The Wells – built
1918

AURORA, IL – Paramount Arts Centre – 23 E
Galena Blvd – suburb of Chicago – subscription series – opened 1931 as film house – renovated 1978 – Frankie Avalon/Natalie Cole/Duke Ellington/Bernadette Peters/Will Rogers etc.

AU SABLE FORKS, NY – Hollywood Theatre

AUSTIN, TX -
Bass Concert Hall

AUSTIN, TX-
Long Center for the Performing Arts -
revised project plan to first build the largest theatre, the Michael & Susan
Dell Hall (2,300 seats) and the community theatre, the Debra & Kevin Rollins
Studio Theatre (240 seats) in Phase I – plan will allow for additional spaces to
be added in Phase II of the project including the Topfer Theatre and a Recital &
Education Building as fundraising continues – grand opening of the Long Center
took place on March 28, 2008

AUSTIN, TX – Majestic Theatre – 1914 – 713
Congress Ave – restored and renamed Paramount 1930

AUSTIN, TX -

Millett Opera House
– 1878 – 110 E 9th St

*AUSTIN, TX -
Paramount Theatre – built 1915 – one
of few atmospherics remaining designed by Eberson

AUSTIN, TX – Zach Theater – houses Topfer Theater, Karen Kuykendall Stage

AVALON, CA -
Greek Amphitheatre

B

BABYLON, NY – James Street Players – 2004 is
their 38th anniversary – perform in cinderblock church hall

BAKERSFIELD, CA – Nile Theatre – abandoned

BALTIMORE, MD – Baltimore Civic Opera – 1932 -
declared bankruptcy late 2008

BALTIMORE, MD – Boulevard Theatre

*BALTIMORE, MD -
Center Stage – 1963 (500
seats) Loyola College Complex

BALTIMORE, MD – Ford’s Theatre – demolished
1964

BALTIMORE, MD –
France-Merrick Performing Arts Center
- (see also Hippodrome) – opened 2004 – $65 million restoration of the 2,250
seat Hippodrome, former vaudeville palace shuttered since 1990 – derelict
downtown block now a vibrant performing arts complex – tours of Broadway shows
like Les Miserables, and Mamma Mia

BALTIMORE, MD – Grand Theatre

BALTIMORE, MD -
Hippodrome – built 1914 as
vaudeville house by architect Thomas Lamb – Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Frank
Sinatra, Bob Hope, Roy Rogers – became movie theatre until 1990 – closed -
restored and reopening 2004 as France-Merrick Performing Arts Center – with The
Producers – 2,300 seats

BALTIMORE, MD – Holliday State Theatre – 1794
wooden theatre – in 1813 it was replaced by brick structure called Baltimore
Theater – burned in 1873 – rebuilt but demolished in 1917 – an institution for
123 years – demolished 1917

BALTIMORE, MD – Loew’s Century

BALTIMORE, MD – Loew’s Valencia Theatre -
Atmospheric style – closed & demolished

*BALTIMORE, MD -
Lyric Opera House – opened in 1894
as The Music Hall – renovated 1979-1981

BALTIMORE, MD -
Maryland Theatre

BALTIMORE, MD – Mayfair Theatre – abandoned

*BALTIMORE, MD -
Mechanic Theatre – built 1967 (1600
seats)

BALTIMORE, MD – Monumental Theatre – early
1890s house playing burlesque

BATIMORE, MD – Northwood Theater

BALTIMORE, MD – Parkway Theatre

BALTIMORE, MD – Patterson Theatre

BALTIMORE, MD – Playhouse – built 1782 on E.
Baltimore Street

BALTIMORE, MD – Playhouse Theatre

BALTIMORE, MD – Senator Theater

BALTIMORE, MD – Stacy’s Bar – Ray Bourbon

BALTIMORE, MD – Valencia Theatre – rose above
Century Theatre

*BARABOO, WI -
Al Ringling Theatre
- 1915

BARRINGTON, IL – Catlow Theater – 116 W. Main
St

BAYONNE, NJ -
Meville Park Theatre

BAY SHORE, NY – YMCA Boulton Center for the
Arts – built 1919 as Regent Movie Theatre – first run theatre to porn house –
derelict – converted 2004 – reopened – 265 seats
BEACH HAVEN, LI – Surflight Theater – 1950 – 2013 is 64th season – 450 seats – damaged in 2012 hurricane
BEAUMONT, TX -

Julie Rogers Theater for the Performing Arts

BEAVER FALLS, PA – Granada Theatre -
Atmospheric style – closed

BEEVILLE, TX -

Rialto Theater
– 1922

BELLEFONTAINE, OH – Schine Holland Theatre -
Atmospheric style – closed – undergoing renovations

BELLPORT, NY – Gateway Playhouse

BENTON HARBOR, MA –
Liberty Theatre – Open Air

*BERKELEY, CA -
Berkeley Repertory – now in their 37th
season (2004) – winner of Regional Theatre Tony Award 1997 – Theatre’s scene
shop was destroyed by fire June 29/05 – which in 2001 grew to 1,000 seats from
400

BERKELEY, CA -
Hearst Greek Theatre

BERTHOUD, CO – Fairbairn Hall – 1885 – 1908
became Mintener Hall Opera House – razed late 1960s

BETHESDA, MD -
Bethesda Theatre – built 1938 -
operated as 1,000 seat film theatre until 1983 – converted to restaurant/movie
house catering to 2nd run films – now part of apartment complex – now converted
to 580 to 700 seat art deco theatre – Robert Nederlander Jr., prexy of
Nederlander Worldwide, said he is excited about the circuit’s format, which he
feels is underserved and filled with box office potential. Other initial
properties include the Post Street and Marines Memorial Theaters in San
Francisco, and the Proscenium Theater in Sarasota, Fla. opens as legitimate with
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change 2007

BEVERLY, MA –
North Shore Music Theatre
– began operating 1955 – l1500 seats – largest
non-profit producing theatre in New England – announced Dec. 29/08 that without
immediate philanthropic support, the not-for-profit theatre will close its doors
after 55 years – devastating fire in 2005 – closed 2009 – to reopen July 6, 2010

*BEVERLY HILLS, CA-
Canon Theater – 205
North Canyon Drive – the historic Canon Theatre in Beverly Hills, California
will shut its doors March 7, 2004, and be demolished to make way for a new hotel
- theatre has been home to such productions as Love Letters, the world premiere
of Bill Graham Presents starring Ron Silver, and the Los Angeles premieres of
Caryl Churchill’s Cloud Nine, The Last Night of Ballyhoo starring Rhea Perlman,
Neil LaBute’s bash starring Calista Flockhart, The Second Greatest Entertainer
in the Whole Wide World starring Dick Shawn and Wendy Wasserstein’s Isn’t It
Romantic – William Finn’s Elegies will perform, as its title fittingly suggests,
the farewell concert (March 26-28/04) at historic Canon Theatre in Beverly
Hills, 205 North Canon Drive — which is set to be demolished to make way for a
new hotel

l BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Fine Arts – closed 2005

BERKELEY, CA -

Hearst Greek Theatre
– built 1903 – 8,200 seats

BIG STONE GAP, VA – Earle Theatre

BILOXI, MS – Biloxi Little Theater – 220 Lee
Street

BILOXI, MS -
Center Stage Theater – 240
Eisenhower Drive

BILOXI, MS – Saenger Theatre – 416 Reynoir
Street
BINGHAMTON, NY – KNOW THEATRE

BIRMINGHAM, AL – BIRMINGHAM REP – Twelfth
Night 1913

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Alabama – 1927 – 3,000 seats
- Performng Arts, Movies

BIRMINGHAM, AL –Birmingham – 1927 -1,100 seats
-Closed, 1984

BIRMINGHAM, AL –Ritz – 1926 – 1,800 seats -
Art Deco-Razed c. 1980

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Southern College Theatre

BIRMINGHAM, AL –Strand (Newmar) – 193? Movies,
historical

*BLACKSBURG, VA -
Lyric Theatre – built 1930

BLOOMINGTON, IN – Indiana University Opera
Theatre – 1948 – world’s largest school opera-producing organization

BLUEFIELD, WV – Bluefield Theatre – abandoned

BLUEFIELD, WV – Colonial Theatre

BOCA RATON, FL -
Caldwell Theatre – 7873 N. Federal
Highway – started in 1975 – 305 seats – new theatre known as Count de Hoernle
Theatre – May 2007

BOISE, ID – Egyptian Theater

*BOONTON, NJ -
Darress Theatre – 1919

BOONVILLE, MO -
Thespian Hall

BOOTHBAY, ME -
Boothbay
Harbor Opera House

*BOOTHBAY, ME -
Boothbay
Playhouse

BOSTON, MA – American Amphitheatre – 1832 –
later became National Theatre – changed name to Warren – burned down 1852

BOSTON, MA – Arlington (Castle Square) – 1894
- 231 seats – razed

BOSTON, MA – Astor – 1920s – 151 seats – razed

BOSTON, MA – B.F. Keith’s New (Lyric) – 1894 -
270 seats – razed 1951

BOSTON, MA – Bijou Dream – 1882 – 102 seats -
razed 1951

BOSTON, MA – Black Box Theatre – 90 seats

BOSTON, MA -
BosTix Booth – half price same day
tickets – Copley Plaza or Faneuil Hall

BOSTON, MA -
BOSTON ASSOCIATION OF CABARET ARTISTS


BOSTON BALLET

BOSTON, MA – BOSTON CENTRE FOR THE ARTS – began operations 1970 – houses several performance and rehearsal spaces, restaurants, a gallery, headquarters of the Boston Ballet, Community Music Center of Boston and several other arts organizations. The BCA also serves as home to four Resident Theater Companies i.e. Publick Theatre Company, resident theatre company, and a number of artists. BCA’s main building, the Cyclorama, is on the National Register of Historic Places

BOSTON, MA – Boston Museum – Tremont and
Bromfield Streets – opened 1841 – 1846 much larger theatre of same name erected
on East side of Tremont Street – closed 1893 – Drunkard or The Fallen Saved 1844
– Second Boston Museum built in 1872 – completely renovated – School For Scandal

BOSTON, MA – Boston Ideal Opera Company –
founded 1879 – company tourned U.S. and Canada – became the Bostonians –
disbanded after 1904/05 season

BOSTON, MA – Boston Opera Company – 1908

BOSTON, MA -
Boston Opera House – -
opened 1909 – 2900 seats – demolished 1958

BOSTON, MA – Boston, RKO (old) – 1854 – 3200
seats – razed 1926

BOSTON, MA –
Boston Theatre – 1854
built to replace Federal Street Theatre – 3140 seats – razed 1926

*BOSTON, MA -
Boston Theatres – Colonial, Wilbur,
Charles Playhouse

BOSTON, MA – Bowdoin Square – 1892 – 1500
seats – razed 1950s

BOSTON, MA – Broad Alley Theatre (New
Exhibition Room) – 1792

BOSTON, MA – Broadway – South Boston – 192? -
1,850 seats -Closed

BOSTON, MA – Casino (Old Howard) – 1910 – 1300
seats – razed 1962

BOSTON, MA –
Castle Square Theatre
1894 – Tremont and Chandler – 1800 seats – bankrupt

BOSTON, MA – Central Square – East Boston -
1930 – 1,100 seats – Razed

BOSTON, MA – Charles Playhouse – Shear Madness
(10,367 performances as of Oct 31/04)(as of Jan 31/05 show will have run 25
years)

BOSTON, MA –
Citi Performing Arts Center – 270
Tremont St – renamed Nov 30/06 the Wang Theatre for the Performing Arts is now
known as the Citi Performing Arts Center

BOSTON, MA -
Club Cafe

BOSTON, MA – Cocoanut Grove – nightclub – 492
deaths in a fire 1942

BOSTON, MA – Codman Square – Dorchester 1,930
seats -1927 – Razed

BOSTON, MA – Colonial Theatre – 1894 – Boylston Street = oldest
continuously operating theatre in Boston – 1,700 seats – opened with Ben Hur (cast of 350 and 8 live horses) – great tryout theatre – closing temporarily on July 9/11 until new presenter found – Theatre Across American now with Shubert

BOSTON, MA – Columbia – 1891 – 1950 seats -
Former Church – Razed, 1957

BOSTON, MA – Cort (Park Square, Selwyn) – 1913
- 1200 seats – razed

BOSTON, MA – Cutler Majestic – After a year of
reconstruction and renovation, Boston’s House of Gold reopened in May 2003 as
the Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College

BOSTON, MA – Dodley – Roxbury 1,950 seats
-Razed

BOSTON, MA – Egyptian – Brighton 1,700 seats
-1929- Razed, 1959

*BOSTON, MA –
Emerson Majestic
– 1903

BOSTON, MA – Exeter Street Theater – 1914 -
1300 seats – currently school

BOSTON, MA – Federal Street Theatre – 1794
(1000) burned in 1798 – rebuilt and survived until 1852 – 1870s converted to
business establishment – destroyed by fire shortly thereafter

BOSTON, MA – Fenway (Berklee Performing Arts)
- 1915 – 1370 seats – gutted

BOSTON, MA – Fields Corner -Dorchester -1,590
seats – Razed

BOSTON, MA – Fine Arts – 1922 – razed 1967

BOSTON, MA – Franklin Park -Dorchester – 1914
- 1,200 seats – now Church

BOSTON, MA – Gilded Cage

BOSTON, MA – Globe (Center, Pagoda) – 1903 -
1650 seats – now restaurant and store

BOSTON, MA – Great Scott – 250 person music venue

BOSTON, MA – Haymarket – 1796 – wooden theatre
- demolished in 1803

BOSTON, MA – House of Blues – first House of Blues opened its doors in a converted historical house in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1992 and is home to live music, original folk art, and delta-inspired cuisine

BOSTON, MA – Howard Atheneum – 1846-1893 -
1400 seats – early 1890s house playing burlesque – razed 1961

BOSTON, MA -
Huntington Theatre – 2002 is the 21st
anniversary of this company, many of their performances at Boston University and
the Wilbur Theatre – winner of 2013 Regional Tony Award

BOSTON, MA – Improv Boston – Since 1982, has
entertained audiences

BOSTON, MA – Jewett Players

BOSTON, MA – John B. Hines Memorial Auditorium

BOSTON, MA – John Hancock Hall – seats 1,100

BOSTON, MA – Keith’s Theatre – built as a
vaudeville house Keith’s Memorial Opera House – 1928 – now the Opera House

BOSTON, MA – Lancaster (West End) – 1917 -
1380 seats – Razed, 1990

BOSTON, MA – Latin Quarter – popular nightclub

BOSTON, MA – Loew’s Copley Place 11 – closed
2005

BOSTON, MA – Loeb Drama Centre – headquarters
of the American Repertory Theatre – 556-seat theatre

BOSTON, MA – Loew’s State – 1922 – 3440 seats
- razed 1968

*BOSTON, MA -
Lyric Stage – 140
Clarendon Street

BOSTON, MA – Madison – Jamaica – 1926 – 1,220
seats – Razed

BOSTON, MA -
Majestic
(Saxon)
– built 1903 – performing arts – twinned

BOSTON, MA – Metropolitan (Wang Ctr) – 1925 -
4400 seats – performing arts

BOSTON, MA – Middle East Club

BOSTON, MA – Morton – Dorchester – 1926 – 1960
seats – Razed, 1976

BOSTON, MA – National (Hippodrome) – South End
- 1911 – 3,100 seats – Razed, 1997

BOSTON, MA – New Boston Theatre – 1854

BOSTON, MA – New England Opera Theatre –
touring company – succeeded by Opera Society of Boston in 1958

BOSTON, MA – New Exhibition Room – 1792 –
later became Board Alley Theatre

BOSTON, MA – O’Briens Pub – live music venue

BOSTON, MA – Opera House – was originally a
home for vaudeville but became a movie house in 1929. Renamed the Savoy in the
1960s, it continued to function as a movie house until 1978, when it was
acquired by The Opera Company of Boston; Boston’s Opera House will reopen its
doors with Disney’s The Lion King, which begins preview at the Opera House, is
the first live production there since December 1990 – 2,600-seat theater was
designed in 1928 by Thomas White Lab

BOSTON, MA – Opera Boston – disbanding as a company January 1, 2012;

BOSTON, MA – Olympia (Scollay Sq) – 1920 -
2530 seats – razed 1963

BOSTON, MA – Opera House (Keith’s) – 1928 -
2900 seats – performing arts

BOSTON, MA – Opera Society of Boston – 1958

BOSTON, MA – Oriental – Mattapan – 1930 -
2,100 seats – Atmospheric -Retail – gutted?

BOSTON, MA – Orpheum – 1916 – 2830 seats -
rock shows

BOSTON, MA – Paramount – 1932 – 1700 seats -
being renovated

BOSTON, MA – Pilgrim (Olympia) – 1912 – 1890
seats – razed 1996

BOSTON, MA – Plymouth (Gary) – 1911 – 1500
seats – playhouse – razed 1980

BOSTON, MA – Publick Theatre – 40th year Fall 2011 – resident company at Boston Centre for the Arts – now on hiatus deciding its future (Aug 2011)

BOSTON, MA – Publix (Gayety) – 1908 – 1040
seats – razed 2005

BOSTON, MA – Rialto – Roslindale – c 1927 -
1,320 seats – Razed

BOSTON, MA – Rivoli – Roxbury 192? – 1,530
seats – Razed

BOSTON, MA – RKO Boston (Keith-Albee) – 1925 -
3210 seats – now warehouse

BOSTON, MA – Savage Opera Company

BOSTON, MA – Savoy – see Opera House

BOSTON, MA – Seville Theater – East Boston –
1929 – 1500 seats – Atmospheric style – closed

BOSTON, MA – Shawmut (Roxie) – Roxbury – 192?
-2,090 seats – Razed

BOSTON, MA – Shubert Theatre – 1910 – 1620
seats – now legitimate theatre – Hot September 1965; Prettybelle (Angela
Lansbury) 1971

BOSTON, MA – State Theater (Trans-Lux) – 1903
- 1270 seats – razed 1991

BOSTON, MA – Stoneham Theatre – Thrill Me 2004

BOSTON, MA – Strand (Huntington Ave.) – 1912 -
Razed 1968

BOSTON, MA – Strand- Dorchester – 1918 – 1,810
seats – Performing Arts

BOSTON, MA – Strand – South Boston – 192?
-1,500 seats – Razed, 1980s

BOSTON, MA – Stuart (Unique) – 1907 – now
restaurant

BOSTON, MA – Stuart Street Playhouse Second
Stage (Radisson Hotel) – 200 Stuart Street – 199 seats – opens November 6/03 -
Originally built as a cinema in 1970, converted into a live performance space
called the 57 Theater in the summer of 1996 – The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron,
Hedwig and Angry Inch

BOSTON, MA -
Summer
Club Café
– 209 Columbus Avenue – cabaret venue

BOSTON, MA -
Symphony Hall

BOSTON, MA – Theatre Comique

BOSTON, MA – Theatre Pavilion – 360-seat
Virginia Wimberly Theatre and new 200-seat Nancy and Edward Roberts Studio
Theatre — a Huntington Theatre Company and the Boston Center for the Arts joint
project — will be built (at the BCA site), managed, and programmed by
Huntington. The Theatre Pavilion slated to open in the fall of 2004 will be the
first two new theatres to be built in Boston over 75 years

BOSTON, MA – Toy Theatre

BOSTON, MA – Tremont Temple or Tremont Street
Theatre – opened 1827 – 2580 seats – destroyed by fire 1852 – renovated 1983 -
Drunkard or The Fallen Saved 1844; Howard Thurston 1931 – now a church

BOSTON, MA – Tufte Performance Production
Center at 10 Boylston Place, which opened in the fall of 2003, supports
Emerson’s Performing, Visual and Media Arts programs. It includes the Semel
Theater, the Kermit and Elinore Greene Theatres

BOSTON, MA – Uptown (St. James) – 1912 – 1630
seats – razed 1968

BOSTON, MA – Waldron’s Casino – 1920 – 1820
seats – razed

BOSTON, MA – Wang Theatre for the Performing
Arts – see Citi Performing Arts Center – For nearly 15 years, the 3,700-seat
Wang Theatre has been the Boston destination of choice for a steady parade of
blockbuster touring musicals, starting with “The Phantom of the Opera” in 1992
(which returned for three more months-long runs) and including “Miss Saigon,”
“Showboat” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

BOSTON, MA – Warren – Roxbury – 192? – 1,320
seats – Razed

BOSTON, MA -

Wilbur Theatre
– 264 Tremont Street – 1200 seats – opened 1914 – as of 2007
on auction block – destiny unknown

BOSTON, MA – Wimberley Theatre – 360–seat

*BOULDER, CO -
Boulder Theater – 1132-34 Pearl
Street -opened 1906 as the Curran Opera House – became movie house in 1927 to
1978 – closed 1978 – renovated 1981

BRADFORD, PA -
New Bradford Theatre

*BRANSON, MI -
Branson Online – Missouri

BRANSON, MI -
Old Mill Theatre

BRANSON, MO -
Champagne Theatre

BRATTLEBORO, VT – Latchis Theatre -
Atmospheric style

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY – Julie Harris Theatre -
550 Albany Post Road, Route 9

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Loew’s Poli Majestic & Palace
Theater – two built inside one structure

BRIDGEWATER, NH -
Inn on
Newfound Lake
– 1030 Mayhew Turnpike – cabaret venue

BRIGHTON, CO – Carmichael Opera House/Wire
Opera House – 1888 – 1000 seats – burned 1955

BRIGHTON, CO – Higgins Opera House – 24 N Main
- 1200 seats – became saloon

BRISTOL, IN -
Bristol Opera House

BRISTOL, RI – Pastime Theatre – 1912 – 350
seats – destroyed by fire and rebuilt 1934 – demolished

BROCKVILLE, NY – Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
BRONX – Bronx, is down to two film theaters and 23 screens – closed Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas, American Theater, Parchester to become retail outlets; Palace Theater at Unionport Road is now Furniture World; Interboro Theater on East Remont Ave, Paradise on Grand Concourse, Palace, Circle near American in Parkchester all that is left is 10 screen Concourse; Plaza near Yankee Stadium and 13 screen Bay Plaza in Co-op City; Parkchester’s Circle now a Lucille Roberts; American Theater renovated into multiplex and taken over by Bow Tie Cinemas in 2008

BRONX, NY – Belmont Italian American Playhouse – Arthur Ave

BROOKLYN – Academy of Music – see Brooklyn
Academy of Music

BROOKLYN, NY – Albee – 1925 – 1 DeKalb Ave -
2636 seats – demolished 1977), has been renovated and renamed The Gallery at
Fulton Street – was just one of several movie, theater and burlesque houses in
the area

BROOKLYN, NY – Arcadia Hall

BROOKLYN, NY – Athenaeum – 1853 – Atlantic Ave
- supplanted 1860s by Academy of Music and Park Theater – see Globe Theatre, A.T.
Stewart’s Athenaeum

*BAM
(NYC) (Brooklyn Academy of Music)
-Founded in 1859 and opened in 1861, it is
the oldest such institution still in operation in the United States. It moved to
its neo-Italianate building in downtown Brooklyn in 1907 (Harvey Theatre – 875
seats) – 651 Fulton Street, Fort Greene, Brooklyn; Howard Gilman Opera House -
2000 seats – 30 Lafayette St – winner of Regional Theatre Tony Award 1988 – Long
Day’s Journey into Night (Jason Robards Jr.,Zoe Caldwell) 1976 (11); Joseph and
the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat; American Premiere of Hamlet 2001 – 3rd
theatre space (Samuel Scripps Stage, interior dubbed Judith R. & Alan H. Fishman
Space) – 263 seat black box to open 2013 behind Gilman Opera House

BAM Rose Cinemas – 30 Lafayette,
Brooklyn – 1998, previously Helen Carey Playhouse – built as Majestic 1903 –
turned into Harvey Theatre, former 2110 seat historic Opera House – now all part
of BAM

BROOKLYN, NY – Bijou Theater – Marcus Loew,
encouraged by his success of his first Brooklyn theatre, the Royal, took over
the Bijou in 1908 and converted it to movies with vaudeville. …demolished
BRO0KLYN, NY – BRIC House – 647 Fulton St

BROOKLYN, NY – Broadway Sporting Club -

BROKEN ARROW, OK – Kristin Chenoweth Theatre – Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center – opened Sept 2009 – theatre renamed June 2012

BROOKLYN, NY – Barclays Center – Flatbush and Atlantic Aves – 18,000 seats with 3 professional sports teams and St. John’s basketball – Several big acts have added a night in Brooklyn in addition to planned dates at the Garden, among them Neil Young and Crazy Horse, the Who, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Leonard Cohen. Others who have played the Garden in the past are foregoing it altogether and playing Barclays instead, among them Bob Dylan, Green Day, John Legend, Rihanna and Rush

BROOKLYN, NY – Brooklyn Academy of Music – see
BAM

BROOKLYN, NY – Brooklyn Amphitheater – 1828 -
Fulton St – changed to Brooklyn Theater
BROOKLYN, NY – Brooklyn Bowl – 61 Wythe Ave – bowling alley and entertainment complex – to open branches in London and Las Vegas

*Brooklyn
Center for the Performing Arts
(NYC)
- Walt Whitman Theatre – campus of
Brooklyn College – 2900 Campus Road & Hillel Place

Brooklyn
Lyceum/Gowanus.com
– 227 4th Avenue at President St – Park Slope – used
to be old bathhouse – 1909 – converted into two theatres

BROOKLYN, NY – Brooklyn Museum – 1850 – 3rd
floor housed dramatic performances – Junius Brutus Booth, etc – became armory

BROOKLYN, NY – Brooklyn Paramount Theater
(NYC) – 385 Flatbush Avenue Extension and DeKalb Avenue – 4,127 – opened in 1928
- used for rock and roll concerts in the 1950s – has been converted to a gym in
1963

BROOKLYN, NY -
Brooklyn Strand Theater

BROOKLYN, NY – Brooklyn Theatre – see
Brooklyn Amphitheater – 1871 – Washington St – 1876 burnt down in fire in which
almost 300 died

BROOKLYN, NY – Bushwick Theater – 1911 – now
Acorn High School for Social Justice

BROOKLYN, NY -
Carlton Theater -
Flatbush Avenue

BROOKLYN, NY – Charlie Pineapple Theatre – new space at 112 S First Street

BROOKLYN, NY – Charlie Pineapple Theatre Company (Williamsburg) – reopens Oct 2010 after 4 year hiatus

BROOKLYN, NY – Commodore Theater – demolished
- to become new cinema

BROOKLYN, NY -
Coney Island

BROOKLYN, NY -
Crescent Theater – 1908 -
409 Flatbush Ave – 1529 seats

BROOKLYN, NY -
DeKalb Theater – 1155
DeKalb Ave – 1911 – 2242 seats

BROOKLYN, NY – DuFleas Military Garden -
Jerusalem St – 1800 – became theatre in 1829

BROOKLYN, NY -
Fox Theater – demolished

BROOKLYN, NY – Gates Theater – 1921 – 3,000
seats – now Pilgrim Church

BROOKLYN, NY – Halsey Theater – 1912 – 928
Halsey St

BROOKLYN, NY – Holmes Star Theater – 1880 -
395 Jay St – 1457 seats

BROOKLYN, NY -

Kings Theatre
– Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn – 1929 – was talk of
restoration – now shuttered – restored

BROOKLYN, NY -
Loew’s
Metropolitan
– now Brooklyn Tabernacle formerly in Carlton Theater

BROOKLYN, NY – Madison Theater – 500 seats

BROOKLYN, NY -
Majestic Theatre

BROOKYLYN, NY – Millenium Theatre – Brighton Beach Ave – few blocks from Coney Island Ave – neighbourhood theatre presenting attractions in Russian – started as movie house – began performances in 1996 – downstairs space rented out as nightclub – Ray Charles; Jackie Mason; Englebert Humperdinck

BROOKLYN, NY – Monroe Theater – 600 seats

BROOKLYN, NY – Montague Street – Academy of
Music burned

BROOKLYN, NY – Montauk Theater – moved to new
site and renamed Crescent

BROOKLYN, NY – Mrs. Chester’s Exchange Coffee
House – 1826 – Front St – George Frederick Handel appeared here – 1st recorded
theatrical performance in area

BROOKLYN, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg – 66
N 6th St

BROOKLYN, NY – New Brighton Theater – Brighton
Beach

BROOKLYN, NY – New Brooklyn Theater – see also Brooklyn’s Slave Theater

BROOKLYN, NY – New Montauk -
BROOKLYN, NY – ORIGINAL MUSIC WORKSHOP – North 6th Street – to open Fall 2015 in century-old sawdust factory – concert hall and nightclub
BROOKLYN, NY -
Orpheum Theater – 1906
-

BROOKLYN, NY -

Paramount Theater
– ornate ceilings and pipe organ can still be found at the
Long Island University basketball court

BROOKLYN, NY -

Park Theatre
– opened 1863 – demolished

BROOKLYN, NY – Prospect Park – 1866 – featured
Music Stand, Music Pagoda torn down 1949

BROOKLYN, NY -
Prospect Theater -
1914 – 327 9th St – 2448 seats

BROOKLYN, NY – Radio-Keith-Orpheum (RKO) -

BROOKLYN, NY -
Royal Theater – see
Watson’s Cozy Corner

BROOKLYN, NY – Shea Stadium – East Williamsburg – 20 Meadow St – small live music venue

BROOKLYN, NY – Shubert Theater – 1910 – Monroe
St – 1700 seats

BROOKLYN, NY – Slave Theater – 1215 Fulton Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant – New Brooklyn Theater (NBT), a non-profit theatre company that is raising funds to purchase the historic Slave Theatre in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, hosted a community forum Sept. 27 in Bed-Stuy, where NBT artistic director Jonathan Solari and executive producer Sarah Wolff announced the outlines of the company’s inaugural season

BROOKLYN, NY -
Star Theater -

BROOKLYN, NY – Theatre for a New Audience
- (TFANA) – company founded 1979 had used Duke on 42nd Street as venue -new theatre scheduled to open 2013 – new home in the emerging BAM Cultural District in Downtown Brooklyn, a former parking lot – will be the
first theatre to be constructed in the new district – 299-seat flexible theatre,
a 50-seat rehearsal/performance space, a café, offices, and a roof garden

BROOKLYN, NY – Watson’s Cozy Corner – 1903 -
15 Willoughby – 864 seats – became Royal
BROOKLYN, NY – Weeksville Heritage Center – Buffalo Avenue – formerly cluster of houses, remnants of free black community established 1838, to become national showcase for black history and culture – new two-story building was designed by the New York firm Caples Jefferson. With large windows throughout, the space includes a 700-square-foot sky-lit gallery, a 200-seat performance space and an oral history recording studio. The interior has geometric patterns that are a reference to African weaving patterns. A wooden bridge connects the building to the historic houses
BROOKLYN, NY – Williamsburg Club – 285 Kent – 350 persons – 2010 – closed January 2014
BROOKLYN, NY – Williamsburg Savings Bank/Weglin B. Seymour’s – Brooklyn – opened 1875 – Broadway and Driggs Avenue – now an event space

BROWNSVILLE, TX -
Majestic Theatre

BRUNSWICK, ME -
Merrymeeting Park Theatre

*BUCKSPORT, ME -
Alamo Theatre – 1916 – 85 Main St

BUCYRUS, OH – Bucyrus Theatre – abandoned

BUENA VISTA, CO – Hiller-Hallock Opera House –
opened 1882 – SE corner Colorado and Main – burned and demolished

BUENA VISTA, CO –
Orpheum Theatre – opened 1910 – 411 E.
Main – restored to original grandeur


BUFFALO’S FORGOTTEN THEATRES

BUFFALO, NY – Abbott Theatre – juncture of
South Park, Abbott Road and Bailey – 1914 – 498 seats – closed – now Connie’s
Laundry and Dry Cleaning

BUFFALO, NY -
Academy of Theatre Arts

BUFFALO, NY – Adelphi Theatre – early 1890s
house playing burlesque

BUFFALO, NY – Allendale Theatre – open

BUFFALO, NY –
Alleyway Theatre

BUFFALO, NY – Amherst Theatre – 3500 Main
Street – became University Plaza

BUFFALO, NY – Automatic Vaudeville Company –
see Steve Brodie’s Saloon

BUFFALO, NY – Bailey Theatre – torn down

BUFFALO, NY – Basil’s Variety Theatre –
Southeast corner of Bailey and Berkshire

BUFFALO, NY – Boulevard Mall Cinema I & II -
closed

BUFFALO, NY – Broadway Lyceum Theatre – 330
Broadway – - demolished – now a church

BUFFALO, NY – Broadway Theatre

BUFFALO, NY – Casino Theatre – 516 Broadway
near Jefferson – see Sattler Theatre

BUFFALO, NY – Central Park Theatre – Southeast
corner of Main and Fillmore – now parking lot

BUFFALO, NY – Centre Theatre – see Sheas
Hippodrome – closed & demolished

BUFFALO, NY – Century Theatre – vaudeville -
closed & demolished

BUFFALO, NY – Cinema – closed & demolished

BUFFALO, NY – Circle Arts Theatre – see Circle
Theatre and Varsity Theatre – closed

BUFFALO, NY – Circle Theatre – 444 Connecticut
Street – 1914 – 550 seats – 1962 became Circle Arts and later the Arab-American
Federation of Western New York

BUFFALO, NY – Colonial Theatre – 733 Genesee -
closed & demolished

BUFFALO, NY – Colvin Theatre – on Kenmore –
torn down

BUFFALO, NY – Commodore Theatre

BUFFALO, NY – Court Street Theatre

BUFFALO, NY -

Crystal Ballroom/Crystal Beach Amusement Park
– 1926 – ballroom featured
Bert Niosi, Harold Justin & Maynard Ferguston – closed 1989

BUFFALO, NY – Edisonia Penny Arcade – see
Steve Brodie’s Saloon

BUFFALO, NY – Ellen Terry Theatre – 361 Grant

BUFFALO, NY – Elmwood Theatre – 1914 – 1600
seats – closed 1961 – used for theatre groups until 1965 when it was demolished
– now parking lot

BUFFALO, NY – Erlanger Theatre

BUFFALO, NY -
FIU Theatre

BUFFALO, NY – Frontier Theatre – 1913 – 188
Rhode Island Street at corner of West – later became the Senate Theatre

BUFFALO, NY -
Gayety Theatre – opened
as Gayety Burlesque – various name changes – closed & demolished

BUFFALO, NY – General Cinema Theatres – Seneca
Mall

BUFFALO, NY – Genessee Theatre – torn down

BUFFALO, NY – Granada Theatre – Main Street

BUFFALO, NY – Great Lakes Theatre – became
Paramount Theatre

BUFFALO, NY -
Irish Classical Theatre

BUFFALO, NY – Jewish Broadway Sun Theatre –
562 Broadway

BUFFALO, NY -
Kavinsky Theatre

BUFFALO, NY – Kensington Theatre – Kensington
and Bailey Ave – blew up from gas leak – see also Sheas Kensington

BUFFALO, NY -
Kleinhans Music Hall

BUFFALO, NY – Lafayette Theatre – During the
early 1960s the Lafayette hosted many legitimate theatre road-show companies in
the manner now associated with the Shea’s Buffalo – closed & demolished

BUFFALO, NY – Lincoln Theatre – 1406 Broadway

BUFFALO, NY – Lovejoy Theatre

BUFFALO, NY – Marlowe Theatre – still standing

BUFFALO, NY – Melody Fair – ran summers
1951-1954 and again in 1960s – Johnny Mathis, Gypsy with Angela Lansbury

BUFFALO, NY – Mercury Theatre – closed &
demolished

BUFFALO, NY – Mirror Theatre – 311 Connecticut
at Plymouth – 1909 – currently a bar and banquet hall named the Armory

BUFFALO, NY – New Ariel Theatre – 185 High

BUFFALO, NY – North Park Theatre – open

BUFFALO, NY – Palace Burlesque – Main Street –
razed

BUFFALO, NY – Paramount Theatre – see Great
Lakes Theatre – closed & demolished

BUFFALO, NY – Red Jacket Theatre – 774 Seneca

BUFFALO, NY – Regent Theatre – closed – still
standing

BUFFALO, NY – Rivoli Theatre – closed

BUFFALO, NY – RLTP Theatre – presents in a
90-seat theatre in the Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre at 639 Main St

BUFFALO, NY -
Road Less Traveled
Productions

BUFFALO, NY – Roxy Theatre – see Savoy Theatre

BUFFALO, NY – Sattler Theatre – 516 Broadway
near Jefferson – 1914 – 928 seats – on site of wooden frame Casino Theatre –
renamed Broadway 1920 – later became Basil’s Broadway – recent years used as Joy
Temple church – abandoned

BUFFALO, NY – Savoy Theatre – William and
Krettner – 1909 – 1500 seats – built on site of the Penny Arcade – later renamed
Roxie, and later became Roxy

BUFFALO, NY – Senate Theatre – see Frontier
Theatre

BUFFALO, NY – Seneca Theatre (Sheas) – Seneca
Street

BUFFALO, NY –
Sheas Buffalo Center
for the Performing Arts
– 646 Main Street – see Sheas Performing Arts Center

BUFFALO, NY – Sheas Elmwood – 539 Elmwood
Avenue

BUFFALO, NY – Sheas Hippodrome – Olsen and
Johnson, Burns and Allen, Jack Benny – later became the Center Theatre

BUFFALO, NY – Sheas Kensington Theatre – see
Kensington Theatre

BUFFALO, NY – Sheas North Park Theatre –
Hertel Avenue

*BUFFALO, NY –
Sheas Performing Arts Center
– 646 Main Street – built 1926 – 75 year old
cultural and historic landmark – George Burns and Gracie Allen, Marx Brothers,
Bob Hope, Red Skelton, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Bing Crosby, Tommy and
Jimmy Dorsey, Kay Kaiser, Harry James, Ink Spots – still running – restored and
stage enlarged in 1999

BUFFALO, NY – Steve Brodie’s Saloon – 473 Main
Street (later became 475 Main Street) – 1885 – was saloon and by 1887 became
music hall with saloon in front and theatre in the back – later became Edisonia
Penny Arcade – then Automatic Vaudeville Company – and 1908 reopened as Theatre
Comique – now Spherion Staffing

*BUFFALO, NY -
Studio Arena Theatre – group formed 1927
as Studio Theatre School – took over adapted nightclub – and became Studio Arena
in 1965 – moved to present location from Lafayette Ave in 1978, across the
street – 637 seats converted from burlesque house – 43-year-old theatre has shut
its doors, canceled the remainder of its season and laid off 17 staffers, it was
announced Feb. 25/08 – Since 1965 has presented a mix of classic and modern
plays, including world premieres of Edward Albee’s Box-Mao-Box, A.R. Gurney’s
Scenes From American Life, James Kirkwood’s P.S. Your Cat Is Dead!, Paul
Giovanni’s Sherlock Holmes play The Crucifer of Blood, Donald Driver’s In the
Sweet Bye and Bye, the Johnny Cash musical Ring of Fire, Tom Dudzick’s regional
hit trilogy that began with Over the Tavern, and Dudzick’s Hail Mary! – closed
2008

BUFFALO, NY – Teck Theatre (Sheas) – was once
a major legitimate house

BUFFALO, NY -
Temple of Music

BUFFALO, NY – Theatre Comique – closed &
demolished – see Steve Brodie’s Saloon

BUFFALO, NY – Town Casino – Four Lads

BUFFALO, NY – Towne Theatre – Abbott Road

BUFFALO, NY –University Plaza Theatre – see
Amherst Theatre

BUFFALO, NY – Varsity Theatre – Bailey Avenue
– became the Circle Arts

*BURLINGTON, VT -
Flynn Theatre – built 1930 as a
vaudeville house (1453 seats) – home of the Lyric Theatre group

CAIRO, IL – GEM Theatre – abandoned

C *CAMBRIDGE, MA -
American Repertory Theatre -
winner of Regional Theatre Tony Award 1986 – Loeb Drama Center (556 seats)

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Brattle Theatre – Since 1953,
converted failed Harvard Square playhouse into an art cinema CAMBRIDGE, MA –
Harvard University Theatre/Loeb Drama Centre (556 seats) – 1960 –
Hasty Pudding Club and Harvard
Dramatic Club – started 1908 – first known plays were Cato, Roman Father, Orphan
– Experimental Theatre (120 seats) – houses American Repertory Theatre since
1980 – Harvard Theatre Collection

CAMBRIDGE, MA – <”http://www.regattabar.com/”>Regattabar
in the Charles Hotel – One Bennett Street – cabaret venue

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC -
Camp Theatre

CANDO, ND – Audi Theater

CANON CITY – Canon City Opera House – 1885 –
614 Main St – built from converted skating rink – 500 seats – became cinema 1914
– later bowling alley – demolished 1967

CANTON, OH – Palace Theater – 1926 – 605
Market Ave N – Atmospheric style – 1400 seats – closed 1976 – restored and
reopened 1980

CAPE COD, MA -
Cape Playhouse

*CEDAR FALLS, IA -
Regent Theatre – 1910

CEDAR FALLS, IA -
Strayer-Wood Theatre

CENTRAL CITY, CO – Belvidere Theatre – 1875

CENTRAL CITY, CO –
Central City Opera House
– Eureka Street – 1878 – served goldminers and European immigrants – about 150
opera houses were built in Colorado between 1860 and 1920 – 1910-27 motion
pictures – restored 1931 – part of Aspen Music Festival

CENTRAL CITY, CO – Glory Hole – – Ray Bourbon

CENTRAL CITY, CO – Montana Theatre – 1861 –
built as National Theatre – changed name in 1862 – became Olympic Theatre 1872 –
burned 1874

CENTRAL CITY, CO – Summer Opera School –
1957-63

CERRITOS, CA -
Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts
- theater has six seating and stage configurations, including one that
accommodates cabaret-style performances. “It’s one of the finest performing arts
centers in the country. And, it turns out, one of the most successful

CHAMPAGNE, IL -
Orpheum Children’s
Science Museum (Orpheum Theatre)
– built 1914

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL –
National Women’s Music Festival
moved to Ball State University, Muncie Indiana

CHANDLER, AZ -
Chandler Center for the Arts

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Carolina Theater –
Atmospheric style

CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North
Carolina/Playmakers Playhouse Theatre – 1925

CHAPMAN’S FLOATING THEATRE – 1831 – showboat
that did shows along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers

CHARLESTON, SC – Academy of Music – 1869-1936

CHARLESTON, SC – American Company – group of
professional actors in Charleston 1763 – moved from old John Street Theatre to
new Park Street Theatre 1798

CHARLESTON, SC – Charleston Theatre – 1793 –
sold to the Medical College in 1833; 2nd Charleston Theatre 1837 – burned down
1861

CHARLESTON, SC – Church Street Theatre – 1773
– see French Theatre – demolished in 1786

CHARLESTON, SC – City Theatre – see French
Theatre

CHARLESTON, SC -
Dock Street Theatre (New
Theatre)
– 1735 – Recruiting Officer 1736- closed 1738 and burned in
Charleston fire of 1740 – sold in 1749 – two more theatres were built on this
site – one in 1754 and one in 1766 – restored in 1935 and reopened in 1937 with
463 seats

CHARLESTON, SC – French Theatre – 1794 – later
called City Theatre or Church Street Theatre

CHARLESTON, SC – Harmony Hall – 1786

CHARLESTON, SC – New Charleston Theatre – 1837

CHARLESTON, SC -
- SPALETO FESTIVAL – 25th season for
the Charleston, South Carolina Festival

CHARLESTON, WV -
Municipal Auditorium

CHARLOTTE, NC – Charlotte Repertory Theatre -
founded 1976 – will shut its doors for good Feb. 20/05 – originally called
Actors Contemporary Ensemble (ACE) – 1984 changed name to Charlotte Repertory
Theatre – 1992 Rep found a new artistic home in the North Carolina Blumenthal
Performing Arts Center – 2003, the Rep completed its move into a new production
facility in the historic Charlotte neighborhood known as NoDa (North Davidson) -
The Miracle Worker with Hilary Swank, Angels in America, Proof, A Tuna
Christmas, The Glass Menagerie and more

CHARLOTTE, NC -
Blumenthal Performing Arts
Center-Knight Theater
– 430 S. Tryon St.

CHARLOTTE, NC – Coliseum – demolished June
2007

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Paramount Theater – 1931

CHAUTAUGUA, NY – Chautaugua Opera Association
– 1874

CHEBOYGAN, MI -
Opera House

CHELSEA, MI -
Purple Rose Theatre – 168 seats -
1990, the building was purchased by Jeff Daniels and donated to The Purple Rose
Theatre Company -theatre designed after Circle Repertory Theatre in New York and
named The Garage Theatre – venue — previously housing a gas station, bus garage,
pizza parlor and even a fresh vegetables stand — was renovated in 1999, almost
10 yearsinto PRTC’s run as an Equity theatre devoted to Midwestern voices, area
premieres and world premieres (by playwrights including Lanford Wilson and Jeff
Daniels himself)

CHEROKEE, NC -
Mountainside Theatre

CHESNEE, NC – Colonial Theatre

*CHESTER, CT –
National Theatre for the Deaf
– founded 1967 – winner of Regional Theatre
Tony Award 1977

CHESTER, CT -
RIVER REPERTORY

CHICAGO, IL – About Face Theatre – gay theatre company – founded 1995
(Administrative Office) – 3212 N. Broadway

CHICAGO, IL -
Actor’s Equity – Actors’ Equity
Association (AEA), the union representing more than 1,400 professional actors
and stage managers in the Chicago area and 48,000 nationwide, purchased a
building at 557 W. Randolph St. as its new Chicago office – to open 2010 -
Constructed in 1855 by Henry Horner & Co. Wholesale and Flour Dealers, the
facility is just one of two buildings in the area to survive the Great Chicago
Fire of 1871

CHICAGO, IL -
Actors Workshop Theatre

CHICAGO, IL – Adams Theater – 20 E. Adams St -
opened 1921 – 600 seats

CHICAGO, IL – Alcazar Theater – Clark &
Madison – during late 1920s was all night movie house

CHICAGO, IL – American Theater Company – 1909
W Byron

CHICAGO, IL -
Apollo Theatre – demolished
1949

CHICAGO, IL -
Apple Tree Theatre
- Highland Park, IL – company began in the same 88-seat church venue where
Steppenwolf Theatre Company had taken root – has performed mainstage productions
at three homes since 1983 – closed doors after 26 years

CHICAGO, IL – A Red Orchid Theatre – 1531 N
Wells St

CHICAGO, IL – Arie Crown Theatre

CHICAGO, IL – Astor Theater – 1922 – Clark &
Madison

CHICAGO, IL – Athenaeum Theatre

CHICAGO, IL – Auditorium – 1889 – 4500 seats –
closed since 1930s – restored 1960s

CHICAGO, IL -
Auditorium
Theatre of Roosevelt University

CHICAGO, IL – Avalon Theatre – 1925

*CHICAGO, IL – Bailiwick Arts Center – 1229
West Belmont Ave – home of Bailiwick Repertory Theatre – Parade 2004

CHICAGO, IL – Band Box – madison St – 1915

CHICAGO, IL – Barbee’s Theater – Monroe St -
closed 1923 and reopend as Monroe Theater

CHICAGO, IL – Belmont Theater – 2400 seats

CHICAGO, IL – Bijou Dream Theater – 1905 – 178
S. State St – next door to Orpheum at 176 S. State St – closed 1922

CHICAGO, IL -
Biograph Theatre – 2433 N. Lincoln
Ave – electric marquee (historically accurate, fully-functioning replica” of the
1930s marquee) of Chicago’s Biograph Theatre, site where criminal John Dillinger
was shot in 1934 by FBI agents, will be aglow again Sept. 28/06 when Victory
Gardens Theater (new owners)throws the switch, christening its new home there -
Originally built in 1914, this historic theater is one of only two remaining
examples of early movie theatre design in Chicago – theatre was designed to give
legitimacy to the fledgling film industry. Biograph Theater was placed on
National Registry of Historic Places – named a City Landmark in 1999

CHICAGO, IL – Black Ensemble Theatre – 4520 N
Beacon

CHICAGO, IL -
Blackstone
Theatre
– see Merle Reskin Theatre

CHICAGO, IL – Boston Theater – 1911 – Madison
St. near Columbia Burlesque Theatre on Clark St – 750 seats

CHICAGO, IL – Briar Street Theatre – home of
Blue Man Group’s Chicago production since 1997

CHICAGO, IL – Burnham Plaza – 1988-closed 2005

CHICAGO, IL -

Cadillac Palace
– 151 W Randolph Street – see Palace Theatre

CHICAGO, IL – Capitol Theatre – Atmospheric
style – closed & demolished

CHICAGO, IL – Castle Theatre – State St – 1916
- 300 seats – 1932 became all newsreel movie house

CHICAGO, IL – Central Park Theatre – 3535 W.
Roosevelt Rd – 1917 (2400 seats) – now House of Prayer Church of God in Christ

CHICAGO, IL – Century Theater – 2400 seats

CHICAGO, IL -
Chez Paree Theatre
Restaurant


CHICAGO CABARET PROFESSIONALS

CHICAGO, IL – Chicago Civic Opera Company –
new opera house built 1928

CHICAGO, IL – Chicago Jewish Theatre – closed

CHICAGO, IL – Chicago Lyric Opera – founded
1954

CHICAGO, IL – Chicago Music Theatre – summer
musicals 1950s

CHICAGO, IL – Chicago Opera Association – 1919

CHICAGO, IL – Chicago Opera House – Washington
Street – 3471 seats – early 1890s house playing burlesque

CHICAGO, IL – Chicago Oriental Theatre

CHICAGO, IL – Chicago Shakespeare Theatre -
begun in 1986 – first performed on roof of a pub- then moved to a cramped dance
school and in 1995 opened at Navy Pier – winner of regional Tony Award 2008

*CHICAGO, IL -
Chicago Theatre – 1921 -
175 N State St

CHICAGO, IL – Chicago Theater

CHICAGO, IL – Chicago Theatre Company – 500 E
67th St

CHICAGO, IL – Cinestage – Smell-O-Vision 1960

CHICAGO, IL – Cine Theatre – opened 1938

CHICAGO, IL -
Civic Opera House

CHICAGO, IL – Civic Theatre – 1929 – closed
1993 – became rehearsal space for Opera House

CHICAGO, IL -
Colonial Theatre

CHICAGO, IL – Columbia Burlesque Theatre -
Clark St

CHICAGO, IL – Columbia Theatre – 1881 (2000
seats) – see Haverly Theatre

CHICAGO, IL – Columbia Theatre 1911 (1550
seats) – became the Adelphi in 1923 and in 1974 the doors were closed for
demolition

CHICAGO, IL – ComedySportz – 2851 N Halsted

CHICAGO, IL –
Court Theatre at University of Chicago
– 5535 S. Ellis Ave – established 1955 – 2009/10 is their 55th season

CHICAGO, IL – Covent Garden Theater

CHICAGO, IL – Crosby’s Opera House – 1865

CHICAGO, IL – Crown Theatre – 1934 – West
Division St – built for both vaudeville and films

CHICAGO, IL – Dale Theatre – 1936 – built by
architect Louis Sullivan – Milwaukee Ave – still stands and has undergone many
name changes – opened as Rose in 1914

CHICAGO, IL -
Davenports Piano Bar and Cabaret
- 1383 North Milwaukee Avenue – Part piano bar, part cabaret, the club showcases
local Chicago talent along with national names and has launched a number of
careers, among them Karen Mason, Colleen McHugh and Matt Davis

CHICAGO, IL – Deluxe Theatre – Wilson Ave

CHICAGO, IL -
Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower
Place
– 175 East Chestnut St – will open its doors in Chicago’s Magnificent
Mile May, 2005 – 549 seats – opening with a resident staging of The Full Monty;
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – 2006; Drury Lane

CHICAGO, IL – Ear Theatre (1914-1952) – 1936 -
890 seats – now part ofDan Ryan Expressway

CHICAGO, IL – Erlanger Theatre – 1941 – opened
as New Palace 1912-1962

CHICAGO, IL – Esquire Theatre – built late
1930s – is closing and may be demolished – One possible proposal is mixed retail
and hotel – raising the curtain on a possible retail-hotel complex that would
replace the theater once its 1930s-era building is demolished

CHICAGO, IL – eta Creative Arts Foundation -
7558 S South Chicago Ave

CHICAGO, IL – Five Cent Theatre – 172 S. State
St – 325 seats – 1907

*CHICAGO, IL -
Ford Centre
for the Performing Arts’ Oriental Theatre
– 24 W Randolph – opened 1926 as
Oriental Theatre (3,238 seats) – closed since 1981 – purchased by Livent 1996
and opened in 1998 with 2,180 seats – Ragtime; Wicked – 3 1/2 years; Billy
Elliot – March 2010

CHICAGO, IL – Garrick Theatre – 1934 – Louis
Sullivan architect – opened as Schiller in 1892 – demolished 1960

CHICAGO, IL – Gateway Theatre – now part of
Copernicus Cultural and Civic Centre – Atmospheric style – 2045 seats

CHICAGO, IL -
Gift Theatre – 4802 Miluakeee

*CHICAGO, IL -
Goodman Memorial Theatre – 1925
(683 seats) – 170 N Dearborn – two theatres on the site of an old garage – also
houses Goodman Theatre Studio (135 seats) – along with Cleveland Playhouse –
oldest regional theatres in United States – The landmark Harris and Selwyn
theatres, their facades preserved, were incorporated into the new Goodman
Theatre on Randolph Street – American Buffalo 1975; Life in the Theatre 1977 -
winner of Regional Theatre Tony Award – 1992
CHICAGO, IL – Granada Theatre

CHICAGO, IL – Grand Opera House – also known
as Linton Opera House – North Clark Street – later known as Grand Theatre – and
then operated under various names from 1876 to 1958 – torn down late 1970s or
early 1980s

*CHICAGO, IL – Harris Theatre – The landmark
Harris and Selwyn theatres, their facades preserved, were incorporated into the
new Goodman Theatre on Randolph Street – $52.7-million (U.S.) 1,452-seat
theatre, which opened 2004 – opposite Jay Prizker Pavilion in Millennium Park,
the theatre has given Chicago Opera Theatre a home

CHICAGO, IL – Haverly’s Theatre – 1882 –
renamed Columbia Theatre in 1885

CHICAGO, IL – Hull House – 1900

CHICAGO, IL -
Illinois Theatre

CHICAGO, IL – ImprovOlympic- 3541 N Clark St

CHICAGO, IL – Iroquois Theatre – fire 1903
during performance by Eddie Foy – over 600 lives lost due to panic

CHICAGO, IL – Lakeside Theatre – 1915 – 4730
N. Sheridan Rd – 1000 seats – vaudeville and films – remained open until 1966 -
1970 to 2000 housed Columbia College Dance Centre – 2000 became youth centre

CHICAGO, IL -
LaSalle Bank Theatre -
Umpire 1905 (300)- formerly the Shubert Theatre – April 2006 – After a 14-month
restoration, Chicago’s LaSalle Bank Theatre — formerly the Shubert Theatre —
will reopen with a one-night-only concert by Tony Award winner Michael Crawford

*CHICAGO, IL -
League of Chicago Theatres

CHICAGO, IL – Live Bait Theater – 3914 N Clark
St

CHICAGO, IL – Lifeline Theatre

*CHICAGO, IL -
Lookingglass Theatre – founded
in 1988 by group of 8 Northwestern University grads including David Schwimmer -
new theatre as of June, 2003 – inside of Water Works on Michigan Avenue,
historic location built in 1869 and was one of the few buildings to survive the
great fire of 1871 – 220 seats – group has performed at more than 20 different
sites over last 15 years – Metamorphoses – moved to Broadway – winner of Regional Tony Award 2011;

CHICAGO, IL – Lyric Theatre – 252 S. State St
- 290 seats – 1907

CHICAGO, IL – Majestic Theatre

CHICAGO, IL – Marbro Theatre – 1930 – West
Side – 2nd largest theatre in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL -
Maxim’s
- 24 East Goethe Street

CHICAGO, IL – Mayfair Theatre – Shear Madness
(7232 performances as of Nov 11/99 when Hotel Mayfair was closed down)

CHICAGO, IL – McVicker’s First Theatre – 1857
– Madison Street near State – destroyed in the great Chicago Fire of 1871

CHICAGO, IL – McVicker’s Second Theatre – 1872
– the first having been build in 1857 and destroyed in the great Chicago Fire of
1871

CHICAGO, IL – Mercury Theatre – 3745 North
Southport Avenue – Parade 2004

CHICAGO, IL -
Merle Reskin
Theatre
– see also Blackstone Theatre

CHICAGO, IL – Midway Gardens – demolished

CHICAGO, IL – Monroe Theatre – see Barbee’s
Theater

CHICAGO, IL – Mr. Kelly’s – Barbra Streisand

CHICAGO, IL – Music Box Theater – 1929 – 800
seats – Atmospheric style – closed 1977 – 2nd screen added

CHICAGO, IL – National Pastime Theater – 2012 is 20th season – relocating to Masonic Hall (4th floor) as of Feb 14/12 – 941 W. Lawrence Ave – Preston Bradley Center – 300 seats

CHICAGO, IL – New Palace 1912-1962 – see
Erlanger

CHICAGO, IL – New Regal Theatre – 79th Stony
Island – Atmospheric style

CHICAGO, IL – Nortown Theatre – Atmospheric
style – closed

CHICAGO, IL – Oak Park Festival Theatre

CHICAGO, IL – Olympic Theatre – Howard
Thornton 1921

CHICAGO, IL -
Orchestra Hall

*CHICAGO, IL – Oriental Theatre – Randolph
Street – late 1926 – Chicago has seen many of its old theatres rescued from
decay, including the Oriental, renovated by the now defunct Livent – see Ford
Centre for the Performing Arts – Bobby Short

CHICAGO, IL – Orpheum Theatre – 176 S State
Street

CHICAGO, IL -
Palace
Theatre
– Shrek March 2010;

CHICAGO, IL – Pantheon Theatre – 4642 N.
Sheridan Rd. – 3000 seats – 1918 – largest movie house in Chicago – pipe organ
and 30 piece orchestra – closed 1928 – reopened and remained in business until
early 1960s – demolished and became parking lot

CHICAGO, IL -
Paradise Theatre
- 1928 – Atmospheric style – demolished 1956 for supermarket

CHICAGO, IL – Paramount Theatre – noted for
debut of Sally Rand

CHICAGO, IL -
Park
West
– 322 West Armitage Avenue – cabaret venue

CHICAGO, IL – Pastime Nickelodeon – 1916 -
Madison St E. of Clark

CHICAGO, IL – Patio Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed

CHICAGO, IL – Philadelphia Opera 1910-21 – was
formed to take over from defunct Manhattan Opera in NYC – toured

CHICAGO, IL – Piper’s Alley Theatre – 230 W.
North Ave @ Wells – Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding
- started 1993 – now on hiatus until Nov 2009;

CHICAGO, IL – Playground Improv Theater

CHICAGO, IL -
Princess Theatre – late
19th century
CHICAGO, IL – Profiles Theatre – new venue April 13/12 – 99 seat Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway, next door to 65 seat space, renamed the Alley Stage

CHICAGO, IL – Punch and Judy Theatre – 1929 -
East Van Buren – operated under 11 different names from 1893 to 1969

CHICAGO, IL – Randolph Theatre – East of
Oriental Theatre

CHICAGO, IL – Ravinia Park – 1911-1931 – had
10 week opera season – later revived as Ravinia Festival

CHICAGO, IL – Red Orchid Theatre

CHICAGO, IL – Regal Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed & demolished

CHICAGO, IL – Rialto Theatre – 1838-1840

CHICAGO, IL – Rice’s Theatre – 1847 – burnt
down 1850
CHICAGO, IL – Riverfront Theater – 650 W. Chicago Ave – May 30/12 – inaugural season – tent structure

CHICAGO, IL – Riviera Theater – 1918-present –
4746 N. Racine Ave – now concert venue

CHICAGO, IL – Rose Theatre – Clark and Madison
Sts – demolished early 1920s

CHICAGO, IL – Rose Theatre – 1914 – 2860 N.
Milwaukee Ave – 700 seats – closed 1950s – now restaurant – see Dale Theatre

CHICAGO, IL – Royal George Theatre – 1641
North Halsted Ave

*CHICAGO, IL – St. Nicholas Theatre – 1974
founded by David Mamet, W.H. Macy et al – opened with American Buffalo (1974)

CHICAGO, IL – Sam T. Jack Theatre – Madison
and State Streets – upstairs (600 seats)

CHICAGO, IL – Schiller Theatre – 1892 – see
Garrick Theatre

CHICAGO, IL – Second City – 1616 N Wells St

*CHICAGO, IL – Selwyn Theatre – The landmark
Harris and Selwyn theatres, their facades preserved, were incorporated into the
new Goodman Theatre on Randolph Street

CHICAGO, IL – Shore Theatre – 1934 – operated
for 30 years on E 7th St

CHICAGO, IL -
Shubert
Theatre
– 22 West Monroe – name changed to LaSalle Bank Theatre

CHICAGO, IL – Soldiers’ Field – Liberace 1955

CHICAGO, IL – Spectatorium – planned for
Chicago Exposition – 1893 – abandoned

CHICAGO, IL – Star Nickelodeon – 1916 -
Madison St between Clark and Dearborn – 1922 became coffee shop

CHICAGO, IL – Steele MacKaye’s Spectatorium –
1893 – never build – Lakeshore at 56th Street was under construction for the
World Fair, but no money to complete project

CHICAGO, IL -
Steppenwolf Theatre Company – Chicago
- began 1974 in church basement – 1991 permanent home in 510 seat plus studio
theatre (100-300 seats)- 1650 N. Halsted St – winner of Regional Theatre Tony
Award – 1985

CHICAGO, IL – Storefront Theater, Gallery 37
Center for the Arts – 66 E Randolph St

CHICAGO, IL – Strawdog Theatre Company – 3829
North Broadway

CHICAGO, IL -

Theatre Building Chicago
– 1225 West Belmont Avenue – 3 theatre cabaret 150
seat venues – incubator for developing theatre companies, new musicals and
emerging theatre artists – TBC’s Musical Development Program offers works in
multiple stages of development and nurtures new works through its Musical
Theatre Writers Workshop and through collaboration with theatre companies and
artists across the country

CHICAGO, IL – Theatre Downstairs, new 300-seat
space in the historic building at 175 North State Street being inaugurated July
2006

CHICAGO, IL – Thurston’s Folly Theatre – last
remnant of a museum chain – as late as 1929 admission was still 10 cents

CHICAGO, IL – TimeLine Theatre – 615 W.
Wellington Ave

CHICAGO, IL – Tivoli Theatre

CHICAGO, IL – Unique Theatre – State St – 1919
- between Adams and Van Buren, N. of Rialto Theatre – 300 seats

CHICAGO, IL – United Artists – Randolph St -
late 1920s

CHICAGO, IL – United Center

*CHICAGO, IL – Uptown Theatre and Center for
the Arts – situated at the corner of Broadway and Lawrence north of The Loop,
opened as a movie and vaudeville house (4400 seats)- larger than Radio City
Music Hall – ran as film house from 1925 to 1968. In the 1970s, it became a
concert hall, but was shut down in 1980 – Performers Kaye Ballard, Anne Reinking
and Chita Rivera have offered their support to the Uptown Theater and Center for
the Arts, a Chicago based organization which aims to restore the 76-year-old
Uptown Theatre to its former glory. The three artists will sit on the theatre’s
advisory board

CHICAGO, IL -
Vic Theatre – built 1912

*CHICAGO, IL -
Victory Gardens Theater – 2257
North Lincoln Avenue – theatre was founded in 1974 in the top floor of the
Northside Auditorium Building (now the Cabaret Metro – 3730 N. Clark St) and
moved in 1981 to its current location at 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue and expanded in
1995 with the purchase and rehab into the upstairs Body Politic space. In 1997,
VG officially formed the Victory Gardens Playwrights Ensemble – houses a
mainstage and a smaller 2nd stage – winner of the 2001 Tony Award for
outstanding regional theatre – will purchase the historic Biograph Theater — the
movie house where criminal Public Enemy No. 1 John Dillinger was gunned down —
and develop it as a new two venue playhouse, – will boast a five-theatre campus
when the Biograph Theater (2433 N. Lincoln Avenue), reopens in all 2005 as the
mainstage home for new American plays -”Victory Gardens will keep its current
location two blocks south at 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue, thus growing Victory
Gardens into a five-theatre creative campus – Biograph will be a 299-seat
mainstage theatre, offering “a modified thrust mainstage, and 299 seats
configured with a main floor of approximately 200 seats and a balcony of 99
seats.” – Victory Gardens at the Biograph will also house a smaller, 128-seat
theatre; Denmark, is slated as the first play to be staged in the theatre’s new
venue, launching Victory Gardens’ 2005-2006 season; Following Victory Gardens’
expansion to the Biograph, Victory Gardens’ current facility at 2257 N. Lincoln,
will continue to be used for the production of plays; “2257″ will be modified to
house two 195-seat theaters, one 60-seat studio theater, a new Playwrights
Lounge – see also Zacek-McVay Theater

CHICAGO, IL – Wisdom Bridge Theatre Company –
American regional theatre – started 1974 in small storefront Chicago theatre
(196 seats)

CHICAGO, IL – World’s Fair – 1893 – Little
Egypt in “Streets of Cairo,” created a sensation
CHICAGO, IL – Wrigley Field – 100th Anniversary 2014 – home to Chicago Cubs – being restored, was home to Jackie Robertson

CHICAGO, IL – Zacek-McVay Theater – see also
Victory Gardens has purchased and already begun renovations to the nationally
landmarked Biograph movie house, located at 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue in Chicago’s
Lincoln Park neighborhood. In it will be the 299-seat theater – theatre was
founded in 1974 in the top floor of the Northside Auditorium Building (now the
Cabaret Metro) and moved in 1981 to its current location at 2257 N. Lincoln
Avenue and expanded in 1995 with the purchase and rehab into the upstairs Body
Politic space. In 1997, VG officially formed the Victory Gardens Playwrights
Ensemble

CHICAGO, IL – Zanies Comedy Club – 1548 N
Wells St

CHICO, CA – El Ray (UA) – closed 2005

CHICOPEE, MA – Rivoli Theater – to become
nightclub

CHILLICOTHE, TX – Strand Theatre

CINCINNATI, OH – Albee Theatre – 1927

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park – Thompson Shelterhouse stage

CINCINNATI, OH – Grand Central Variety Hall –
Annie Hindle manager theatre 1870s – closed due to poor attendance

CINCINNATI, OH -
Music Hall – 1878 -
combined 3 buildings under 1 roof – Springer Auditorium 3600 seats

CINCINNATI, OH – NA Showcase Eastgate – closed
2005

*CINCINNATI, & COLUMBUS, OH -
Ohio Theatres – Cincinnati;
Ohio Theatre – 1928;
Columbus – opened 1928 as a Loews movie house (2779 seats) – was slated for
demolition in 1969;Palace
Theatre
– opened in 1926 as vaudeville and movie house – 1929 became RKO
(Radio Keith Orpheum – until the 1970s -(2827 seats) – home to Opera/Columbus;Southern
Theatre
– opened in 1896 as The Great Southern Fireproof Hotel and Opera
House (1723 seats) – in 1931 it became a movie theatre – 1979 closed and
reopened in 1998 – oldest surviving theatre in central Ohio; Capital – 1989 (854
seats). Between 1889 and 1893 in downtown Columbus, The Metropolitan Opera
House, The Henrietta, The Geary World Museum, The Globe and The Park Theatre all
succumbed to fires

CINCINNATI, OH – Orphem Theater

CINCINNATI, OH – Page Manor – closed 2005

CINCINNATI, OH – Penny Hippodrome 1906

CINCINNATI, OH – Pike’s Opera House – 1859 –
burned 1866 – rebuilt 1867 and burned again in 1903

*CINCINNATI, OH -
Playhouse in the Park – 41st Anniversary
- Robert S. Marx Theatre (629 seats) – built 1968; Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre
(220 seats) converted in 1960 from a park shelterhouse

CINCINNATI, OH – Robert S. Marx Theatre – see
Playhouse in the Park
CINCINNATI, OH – Sorg Opera House – in Cincinnati/Dayton metroplex – built 1891 – to be restored to its original splendour

CINCINNATI, OH – Thompson Shelterhouse – see
Cincinnatti Playhouse in the Park

CLARENDON, TX – Mulkey Theatre

CLARKSVILLE, TN -
Roxy Regional Theatre

CLAUDE, TX – Gem Theatre

CLAYTON, NM – Luna Theater

CLEVELAND, OH -
Allen Theatre – recently
restored as part of Cleveland Playhouse Square, one of the largest theatre
restoration projects in the world

CLEVELAND, OH – Brooks Theatre – see Cleveland
Playhouse

CLEVELAND, OH – Cedar Gardens – nightclub
famous from the 1930s into the 1950s – closed

*CLEVELAND, OH -
Cleveland Playhouse – opened 1927
- 2 stages – Drury (515) and Brooks (160) – 3rd theatre – Euclid (77th Street –
567 seats) added 1949 – first resident professional theatre in United States –
founded 1915 – disused church – Romeo and Juliet – moved to present location
1927 – 1983 opened new theatre complex – Effect of the Gamma Rays…1969; First
Monday in October 1975; – plan to move to a newly renovated space in downtown,
in partnership with Cleveland State U. and arts complex PlayhouseSquare -
renovate PlayhouseSquare’s Allen Theater, changing it from a 2,500-seat
auditorium to two smaller theaters, one with 550 seats and one at 300, plus the
addition of a third space that seats 175 – Play House would share joint
occupancy of the new Allen Theater complex with PlayhouseSquare (which is
unrelated to the Play House, despite the similarity in names) and CSU. All three
orgs will undertake to raise the funds for the plan – The Play House currently
stages programming in a complex of multiple theaters, none seating more than
550, which also are rented to other companies

CLEVELAND, OH -
Colonial Theatre

CLEVELAND, OH – Elite Club – famous nightclub

CLEVELAND, OH – Gleasons – E 55th and Woodland
- famous nightclub – Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie
Parker

CLEVELAND, OH – Oster’s Ballroom – E 105th
Street near Carnegie – famous nightclub

CLEVELAND, OH – Oxford Theater – 1931 -
Ontario & Champlain – double screens – demolished

CLEVELAND, OH – Palace Theater

CLEVELAND, OH -
Playhouse Square Center

CLEVELAND, OH -
Severance Hall

CLOVIS, NM -
State Theatre

COLDWATER, MI -
Tibbits
Opera House
– built 1882

COLORADO CITY – Waycott Opera House – 1891 –
fire 2002

COLORADO SPRINGS -
Burns Opera House -
built 1912 – 1928 became film theatre as Paramount, then Chief – demolished 1973

COLORADO SPRINGS – Colorado Springs Opera
House – 1881 – 18 N. Tejon St – 1904 became vaudeville house – movie theatre
1919 – converted to stores – vacant 1989

COLUMBIA, CA -
Fallon House Theatre *

COLUMBIA, MO -
Missouri Theatre – 1928 – (1225 seats)-
movies in the 1940s – mid 1980s turned into 3 theatres

*COLUMBIA, SC -
Town Theatre -
built 1924 – the oldest community theatre building in continuous use in the
United States – renovated in 1993

COLUMBUS, GA -
Springer Opera House

COLUMBUS, OH – Airdrome – owned by Ma Rainey

*COLUMBUS, OH -
Capitol (Vern Riffe Center)

COLUMBUS, OH – Clinton Theater – North High
Street

COLUMBUS, OH – Drexel Theater – 1937 – still
operating – classic art deco

COLUMBUS, OH – Garden Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed

COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio Theatre – 1928

COLUMBUS, OH – Hollywood Theater – now row of
empty stores

COLUMBUS, OH – Lincoln Theater – East Long St

COLUMBUS, OH – Main Theater – marquee still
exists

COLUMBUS, OH -
Majestic Theatre

*COLUMBUS, OH -
Ohio Theatre – 1928 by
Thomas Lamb – atmospheric – a haven for emerging artists and host to the current
production of Tennessee Williams’ 10 Blocks on the Camino Real — has received a
stay of execution from its landlords 2009

COLUMBUS, OH -
Olentangy Park Theatre

*COLUMBUS, OH -
Palace Theatre – 1926

*COLUMBUS, OH -
Southern Theatre – 1896

COLUMBUS, TX -
Stafford Opera House

CONWAY, NH – Majestic Theatre – burned 2005

COOPERSTOWN, NY -
Alice Busch Opera
Theatre/Glimmerglass Opera

COOS BAY, OR – Bandon Playhouse continues to
put out grand musicals

COOS BAY, OR – Dolphin Players has entered
into a partnership with SOCC and contributes a lighter play a year to the SOCC
stage. Most recently, they’ve produced Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living
in Paris and Goodnight Desdemona/Good Morning Juliet

COOS BAY, OR -
Egyptian Theatre – 81-year-old
Egyptian was closed November 2007 and has come under the wings of a conservation
group that hopes to restore it to its long lost glory. When it was built, film
was considered a passing fancy and Vaudeville was the staying force, so it was
built with a Mighty Wurlitzer theater pipe organ – They’re showing old movies
for cheap admission and accepting membership donations

COOS BAY, OR – HALES Center for the Performing
Arts at SOCC

COOS BAY, OR –
Little Theater On The Bay
– in North Bend does a spring musical (2007,
Anything Goes), three straight plays and two country Western shows (Lil Ol Opry
on the Bay) a year

COOS BAY, OR -
On Broadway Thespians (because
the main drag in Coos Bay is Broadway and they’re on it) has moved across the
street from an intimate space seating 89 to the 500+ seat Egyptian Theater,
where they do children’s theater using the Egyptian scenic backdrops and improv
comedy at Gussie’s Dine & Dance, a local night spot

COOS BAY, OR -
Sawdust Theatre in Coquille still
does their melodramas with oleos between Memorial and Labor Days

COOS BAY, OR -
Southwestern Oregon
Community College
– theatre department does “academic theatre” such as
Antigone, Laramie project and Waiting for Godot

COOS BAY, OR -
Waterfront Players – does a
couple of ensemble productions a year in their small 3/4 thrust space in Pony
Village Mall – owners travel the world seeing plays, then come home to their
local cadre of players and turn out a credible job

COOS BAY, OR -
On Broadway Thespians (because
the main drag in Coos Bay is Broadway and they’re on it) has moved across the
street from an intimate space seating 89 to the 500+ seat Egyptian Theater,
where they do children’s theater using the Egyptian scenic backdrops and improv
comedy at Gussie’s Dine & Dance, a local night spot

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Ritz Theater –
Atmospheric style – closed

CORTEZ, CO – Cortez Opera House – 1897 – now
Elk’s Lodge

CORTEZ, CO – Craig Opera House – 1891 – burned
before 1896

CORTEZ, CO – New Opera House – 1896 – Russell
Street – now plumbing business

CORTLAND, NY -
Cortland Rep – housed in Pavilion
Theatre, Dwyer Memorial Park, Little York Lake, Little York

COSTA MESA, CA – Mama Rose – 2346 Newport
Boulevard – cabaret venue

COSTA MESA, CA – Orange County Performing Arts
Center – 600 Town Center Drive – Founders Hall – more intimate space featuring
cabaret

*COSTA MESA, CA -
South Coast Repertory of Costa Mesa – founded
1964 – housed in the Folino Theatre Center – winner of Regional Theatre Tony
Award – 1988 – 1965-1968 Second Step Theatre (Balboa Peninsula); 1967-1978 Third
Step Theatre (217 seats); Fourth Step opened 1978 with 507 seats; 1979 Second
Stage added with 161 seats – doubles its size Fall 2002 by adding a new 336 seat
second stage, Julianne Argyros Stage and renovating the 507 seat main Segerstrom
Stage, the third space is Nicholas Studio, a 95 seat house where Pulitzer prize
winning “Wit” started – 2002 became the Folino Theatre Center – Violet Hour 2002
- now a three theatre complex

CREEDE, CO – Collins Opera House – 1893 –
burned 1937

CREEDE, CO – Creede Repertory Theater
celebrated its 40th season which produces nine plays on two stages

CRETE, NE – Crete Opera House

CRETE, NE – Isis Movie Theater – 139 W 13th St – opened 1926 as film house – had orchestra pit and 425 seats, currently 300 seats

CRETE, NE – Lyric Movie Theatre – 1930-1940 – across street from Isis – now part of VFW Club

CRETE, NE – Rivoli

CRETE. NE – Times Theatre – 1940-1955 – 435 seats – was on the first floor of the Crete Opera House was on the present site of Great Western Bank

CRIPPLE CREEK, CO – Abbott Opera House – 1896

CRIPPLE CREEK, CO – Butte Opera House – 1896 –
burned 1896 – restored

CRIPPLE CREEK, CO – Grand Opera House – 1897 –
built as Topic Theatre – burned 1907

CRIPPLE CREEK, CO – Grand Opera House – 1892 –
128 E. Myers – burned 1896

CRIPPLE CREEK, CO – Koch Opera House – prior
to 1894

CRIPPLE CREEK, CO – Lyric Opera House – 1909 –
burned 1916 – now Double Eagle Casino

CROSBY, ND –
Dakota Theater

CULVER CITY, CA – Culver Theater – see Kirk
Douglas Theatre – Culver Theater, a former three screen cinema, opened in 1947
and served film buffs in the area until 1989. It was the site of many movie
sneak previews. The building has been designated a historic landmark, and its
exterior is protected by Culver City ordinance. Center Theatre Group and the
Culver City Redevelopment Agency entered into an agreement in 1999 to transform
the building into a live theatre venue, with 400 seats downstairs – the Culver
Theatre ceased operations in 1989 and was damaged in the 1994 Northridge
earthquake. In 1997, the Center Theatre Group began investigating the theatre’s
possible use as a live venue – to feature two stages: a main floor theatre that
will seat between 300 and 425 persons and a theatre lab on the upper level with
a capacity of about 100

CULVER CITY, CA – Kirk Douglas Theater -
formerly the Culver Theater, a cinema, site of many movie sneak previews

D DALLAS, TX – AMC Grand 24 -
1995 – 3200 stadium seats

DALLAS, TX – AT&T Performing Arts Center – see
Dallas Center for the Performing Arts

DALLAS, TX -
Dallas Center for the Performing
Arts
– new multi-venue performing arts center for music, opera, theatre and
dance will provide new homes for The Dallas Opera, the Dallas Theater Center,
Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Texas Ballet Theater, Anita N. Martinez Ballet
Folklorico, and other Dallas-area performing arts organizations – will open in
Dallas in 2009 – to include Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House and its
Margaret McDermott Performance Hall-a 2,200-seat venue; Dee and Charles Wyly
Theatre-a flexible 600-seat theatre; Annette Strauss Artist Square-a new home
for the city’s premier outdoor performing arts venue, able to accommodate
audiences of up to 5,000; City Performance Hall-a main stage production space
for Dallas’ smaller performing arts organizations; Anchored by the Dallas Museum
of Art (1984); the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center (1989); the Nasher
Sculpture Center (2003); and the Booker T. Washington High School for the
Performing and Visual Arts (2007) – renamed AT&T Performing Arts Center Oct 2009
- Five companies will be in residence at the center, including the Dallas
Theater Center, Dallas Opera, Texas Ballet Theater, Dallas Black Dance Theatre
and Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico. The venues include the Winspear Opera
House, the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Annette Strauss Artist Square, City
Performance Hall, as well as the ten-acre Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park,
which unites the venues

DALLAS, TX – Dallas Childrens Theatre – formed
1984 – converted from a bowling alley

DALLAS, TX – Dallas Civic Opera – 1957

*DALLAS, TX -
Dallas Theatre Center – 1959
- playhouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright – Kalita Humphreys Theatre (516) and
Down Center Stage 1964 (56) – also runs Magic Turtle Children’s Theatre -
started building Rem Koolhaas’s Wyly Theater, part of a cultural complex

Dee and Charles Wyly Theater
DALLAS, TX – Granada Theatre

DALLAS, TX –
Kalita Humphreys Theatre/Dallas
Theatre Centre
– see Dallas Theater Center

DALLAS, TX – Landmark Inwood – reopened 2005

DALLAS, TX – Majestic Theatre – 1923 –
Atmospheric style

DALLAS, TX -
Margot and Bill Winspear Opera
House
– opening Oct 18/09

DALLAS, TX – Margo Jones Theatre – Inge’s
“Farther Off From Heaven” 1947

DALLAS, TX -

Meyerson Symphony Center
– opened 1989

DALLAS, TX -
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony
Center

DALLAS, TX -
Music Hall

DALLAS, TX -
Old Globe Theatre
DALLAS, TX – Theatre 47 – arena style theatre

DALLAS, TX -
Trinity River Arts Center – 2600
Stemmons Freeway – Kim Dawson Theater

DANVILLE, IN -
Royal Theatre

DAWSON, MN – Grand Theatre – abandoned

DAWSON CITY, YUKON – Orpheum Theatre

DAWSON CITY, YUKON – Palace Grande – Foxy 1962

DAYTON, OH -
Artist’s Crossing – launches its
first conservatory July 11-24/04, on the campus of Wright State University in
Dayton (see also) – where Judith Blazer has taught and where co founder Joseph
Bates serves as music director and coordinator of voice for the Department of
Theatre Arts

DAYTON, OH -
Human Race Theatre – Founded in
1986 – moved to the Metropolitan Arts Center in 1991 – residence at The Loft, a
219-seat theatre

DAYTON, OH -
USAF Museum IMAX

*DAYTON, OH -
Victoria Theatre – opened 1866 as
Turner Opera House- fire 1869 – renamed Victoria Opera House in 1899 – 1913
flood – 1918 another fire- reopened 1919 as Victory Theatre – 1972 marked for
demolition – 1988 renamed the Victoria and restored

DAYTON, OH – Wright State University – see
Artist’s Crossing

DEADWOOD, SD -
Gem
Theatre
– burned to ground 1899

DEATH VALLEY, CA – Amargose Opera House

DECATUR, IL – Avon Theater

DEER ISLE VILLAGE, ME – Performing Arts Center

DE KALB, IL -
Egyptian Theatre

DELAWARE, WS – Grand Opera – 1921 – became the
Grand, as a movie house

DEL NORTE, CO – Del Norte Opera House – 1876 –
350 seats – demolished mid 1960s

DEL RIO, TX – Texas Theatre

DELTA, CO – Anna Dora Opera House – 1896 -
burned 1939 DELUTH, MN – Grand Opera House – late 19th century – fire

DENNIS, MA – Cape Cinema – 1903 – 99 seats

*DENNIS, MA -
Cape Playhouse – 1927 -
America’s oldest professional summer theatre

DENTON, TX -
UNT Murchison Performing
Arts Center

DENVER, CO – Academy of Music – 1882 – became
Denver Theatre 1888 – destroyed 1886 – restored as Denver Music Hall – 1000
seats

DENVER, CO – America Theater

DENVER, CO – Apollo Hall – 1858 DENVER, CO –
Bonfils Theatre – 1929 opened as the University Civic Theatre – 1953 moved to
550 seat building and name changed – Bo-Ban’s Cabaret situated downstairs (90
seats)

DENVER, CO – Broadway Theatre – 1890 – 18th
and Broadway – 1800 seats – demolished 1955

DENVER, CO – Central City Opera House – 1878 –
see Bonfils Theatre – restored 1832 DENVER, CO – Colonial Theater

DENVER, CO – Colorado Theater

DENVER, CO – Cooper Cinerama

*DENVER, CO -
Denver Centre for the Performing Arts
- created the Stage (650 seats); Space (450 seats) and Lab (150 seats) – 1998
Tony Award for outstanding regional theatre – home to Denver Centre Theatre
Company – Garner Galleria Theater – Always…Patsy Cline 1995 (1,498); I Love
You, You’re Perfect, Now Change 2000 (1,499)

DENVER, CO -
Denver Civic Theatre – plans to take
over the dormant Denver Civic Theatre located on Sante Fe Drive – make into
Equity house for Off-Broadway style fare – small 100-seat black box space, and
larger 289-seat house – talk of possible retail shops for the 1921 building —
perhaps a coffee house, gallery or restaurant – building was one of Denver’s
first silent movie houses and over the years has had multiple uses – mid-1980s
created plan to turn the theatre into a performance space, and by the 1990s the
doors had opened – May 1, 2003 launch date for the new theatre – 1921 – original
facility was built and housed one of Denver’s first silent movie houses, The
Cameron Theatre; 1985 – formally Bonfils Theatre, now named the Lowenstein; 1991
– The Denver Civic Theatre premiered its first production. 1999 – Denver Civic
Theatre, Inc. established as Denver’s “Off-Broadway” production house; DCT
becomes home to several new resident companies; May 2002 – Last production at
the Denver Civic Theatre; February 13, 2003 – spring production, the World
Premiere of BROOKLN

DENVER, CO – Denver Theatre – opened as Platte
Valley Theatre 1861– changed to Denver Opera House 1876 – back to Denver Theatre
– destroyed fire 1877

*DENVER, CO -
Elitch’s Gardens
Theatre/Pavilion
– 1890 – see Bonfils Theatre – America’s oldest summer
playhouse, in continuous operation – closed 1991 – being restored

DENVER, CO – Ellie Caulkins Opera House -
Little Mermaid (Disney musical) – June 2007

DENVER, CO – Empress Theater

Equity Community Theatre – winner of Regional
Theatre Tony Award 1953

DENVER, CO – Forrester Opera House/Guard Opera
House/Guard Hall/Forrester Opera House/Denver Opera House and Armory Hall –
demolished 1915

DENVER, CO – Fox Mayan Theater

DENVER, CO – Iris Theater

DENVER, CO – Isis Theater

DENVER, CO – Manhatten Beach Theatre – 1891 –
burned down 1908

DENVER, CO – Metropolitan Theatre – 1889 –
later named 15th Street Theatre and then Peoples Theatre – burned 1892

DENVER, CO – Mills Edsonia

DENVER, CO – Municipal Auditorium – 1908 –
being renovated as home to Opera Colorado

DENVER, CO – Oasis Theater

DENVER, CO – Oriental Theater – Atmospheric
style – being renovated

DENVER, CO – Pantages Theater

DENVER, CO – Paramount Theater

DENVER, CO – Paris Theater

DENVER, CO – Princess Theater

DENVER, CO -
Red Rocks Theatre

DENVER, CO – Rialto Theater

DENVER, CO – RKO Orpheum Theater

DENVER, CO – St. James Theater

DENVER, CO – 16th Street Theatre – 1881 –
demolished 1885

DENVER, CO – State Theater

DENVER, CO – Strand Theater – 1921

DENVER, CO -
Tabor Grand Opera House
- 1881 – 1500 seats – 1921 became film house – 1930 became Tabor Theatre -
demolished 1964 – replaced by Federal Reserve Bank

DENVER, CO – Victory Theater

DERBY, CT -
Sterling Opera
House
– built 1889

DERBY LINE, VT -
Haskell Opera House

*DES MOINES, IA -
Civic Center of Greater Des Moines -

*DESMOINES, IA -
Desmoines Playhouse

DES PLAINS, IL – Des Plains 2 – being restored
2005

DETROIT, MI – Adams Theatre – 1917

DETROIT, MI – Annex Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed & demolished

DETROIT, MI -
Baldwin Theatre – 415 S. Lafayette
Avenue, Royal Oak – featuring THE BLUE ROOM CABARET

DETROIT, MI -
Book-Cadillac
Hotel
– historic hotel – many stars stayed here – closed 1984 – to be
overhauled *

DETROIT, MI -
Detroit’s Historic
Theatre District
– Madison 1917; Adams 1917; Grand Circus 1922; State 1925;
Michigan 1926; Fox 1928; United Artists 1928

DETROIT, MI – Duplex Theater – 1915-1922 –
3075 E. Grand Blvd, down street from Fisher – demolished

DETROIT, MI -
Fisher
Theatre
– 1928 – 2975 seats – 2 -750 seat theatres – Pleasures and Palaces
1965

*DETROIT, MI -

Fox Theatre
– 1928 – 6000 seats – could hold a 65 piece orchestra – one of
the largest movie palaces in the world

*DETROIT, MI -
Gem Theatre – built 1928 – 200 seats,
1932 changed to Rivoli Theatre; 1935 changed to Drury Lane Cinema; 1936 changed
to The Cinema; 1960 to the Vanguard Playhouse; 1967 renamed the Gem Theatre -
1978 closed

DETROIT, MI – Grand Circus Theatre – 1922

DETROIT, MI – Grand Opera Association – 1962

DETROIT, MI – Madison Theatre – 1917

DETROIT, MI -
Masonic Temple

DETROIT, MI – MAXS Theatre – abandoned

DETROIT, MI – MGM Grand – 2007

DETROIT, MI – Orchestra Hall – built 1919 -
such names as Enrico Caruso, Duke Ellington have appeared here – 60 million
renovation – new home of the Detroit Symphony, also site of new Detroit High
School for the Fine, Performing and Communication Arts and Detroit Public
Television – symphony left Orchestra Hall in 1939

DETROIT, MI – Michigan Theatre – 1926

DETROIT, MI – Park Theatre – early 1890s house
playing burlesque

DETROIT, MI -
Plowshares Theatre – a five-alarm fire
in a Detroit that destroyed the Piquette building June 20/05 where Plowshares
Theatre Company had stored 15 years’ worth of materials that could be recycled
for productions by the state’s only African-American Equity company DETROIT, MI
– Redford Theater – Atmospheric style

DETROIT, MI – Renaissance Center 4 – to reopen
2005

DETROIT, MI – Riviera Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed & demolished

DETROIT, MI – RKO Downtown – Atmospheric style
– closed & demolished

DETROIT, MI -
State Theatre – 1925

DETROIT, MI – United Artists Theatre – 1928

DETROIT, MI – Wilso Theatre – 1928

DORCHESTER, MA – M. Harriet McCormack Center
for the Arts (Strand Theatre) – built 1918

DOVER PLAINS, NY – Dover Theater

DOWNER’S GROVE, IL -
Tivoli Theatre – 1928

DULUTH, MN -
Orpheum Theatre

DUNCAN, AZ – Duncan Theatre

DURANGO, CO – Hansen Opera House – in Leland
Hotel – now Elks Club

DURANGO, CO – Kiva Theater

DURANGO, CO – Redmen Opera House – before 1908
– 700 seats – now restaurant and offices

DURANGO, CO – Strater Hotel Opera House – 1888
– now Henry’s Restaurant

E EARLVILLE, NY -
Earlville Opera House
- built 1892

*EAST HADDAM, CT -
Goodspeed Opera House – 1876 – closed in
1920 – militia base in World War I, to general store, to storage depot restored
in 1959 and reopened 1963 – winner of two Tony Awards for Regional Theatre -
1980 and 1995 – Heartbeats 1993; Swinging on a Star 1995; Lucky in the Rain 1997
- Middletown is positioning Goodspeed as the cultural centerpiece of a 10-year
plan to rejuvenate its downtown. It will raise $40 million and build a theater
with 700 seats and a 40-by-80-foot stage – new theater will replace Middletown’s
Capitol Theater on Main Street

EASTHAMPTON, MA – Majestic Theater – closed
1986 – now furniture makers

EASTLAND, TX – Airdome Theater

EASTLAND, TX – Lyric Theater – became New
Lyric

EASTLAND, TX – Majestic Theater – opened as
Connollee 1920, later Art Deco – 108 N. Lamar St – 1947 – restored 1987

EASTLAND, TX – Princess Theater – 1918

*EAST LANSING, MI -
Wharton Center for Performing
Arts
-

EASTON, MD -
Avalon Theatre – built 1921

EASTON, PA – Boyd Theater – Atmospheric style
– closed & demolished

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Izod Center

EATON, CO – Palace Opera House – 1906 – 350
seats – demolished mid 1940s

EFFINGHAM, IL – heart Theatre – abandoned

ELECTRA, TX -

Grand Theater
– 1921

ELGIN, IL – Hemmens Cultural Center – 150
Dexter Ct

ELKHART, IN -
Elco Performing Arts Centre

ELMIRA, NY -
Clemens Center for the Performing Arts
- built 1925

ELMIRA, NY -
Lyceum Theatre

ELMSFORD, NY -
Westchester Broadway Theatre – 1
Broadway Plaza – Dinner theatre, longest running year-round theatre in the state
of NY

EL PASO, TX – Interstate Plaza Theatre

EL PASO, TX – Plaza Theater – Atmospheric
style

ENCITAS, CA -
Moxie Theatre – La Jolla Playhouse
announced that the MOXIE Theatre has been chosen for the 2009-10 LJP resident
theatre company program, giving space to a troupe without a permanent home -
Tony Award-winning not-for-profit La Jolla Playhouse was founded in 1947 by
Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire and Mel Ferrer. Playhouse productions have moved
to Broadway, including Big River, The Who’s Tommy, How to Succeed in Business
Without Really Trying, A Walk in the Woods, Dracula, Billy Crystal’s 700
Sundays, the Pulitzer Prize-winning I Am My Own Wife, Jersey Boys, The
Farnsworth Invention, Cry-Baby and 33 Variations

ERIE, CO – Erie Opera House – before 1900 –
450 seats – currently residences

*ERIE, PA -
Warner Theater – 1931
(2500 seats)

EUREKA, CA -
Loews State Theatre

EUREKA, NV -
Eureka Opera
House

EVANSTON, IL – Next Theatre Company – 927
Noyes St Ste 108

EVANSTON, IL -
Northwestern University – American
Music Theatre Project (AMTP)
-a new initiative dedicated to “developing and
producing new musicals in cooperation with some of music theatre’s top writers,
composers and directors”

EVANSVILLE, IN -
Mesker Memorial Amphitheatre

*EVERETT, WA -
Everett Theatre – 1901

EXETER, NH – Toka Theatre – 1915 – 500 seats

EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE INC – winner of Regional
Theatre Tony Award 1948

F

FAIRMONT, IN -
Fairmont Theatre

FAIRMONT, MN -
Fairmont Opera House

FALMOUTH, MA – University Players – 1928 until
1932

FARGO, ND -
DelChar Theater

FARIBAULT, MN – Paradise Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed

FIRE ISLAND, NY – The Pavilion – built in the Pines 1950s – hub of gay social scene – Tom Ford, Calvin Klein, Madonna – burned down Nov 2011

FISH CREEK, WI -
Peninsula Players – America’s
oldest professional resident summer theatre – founded 1935

FIVE POINTS (El Monte), CA – Tumbleweed
Theater – Atmospheric style – closed & demolished

FILLMORE, CA -
Fillmore Towne Theatre – renamed
Barnes Theatre 1916-1926 and Stearns Theatre 1926-1931

FLATBUSH, NY – RKO Flatbush

FLINT, MI -
Bower Theatre

FLINT, MI – Capitol Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed

FLORENCE, MO – Houston Opera House – before
1908 – 750 seats – demolished

FLORISSANT, MO – Florissant Opera House –
before 1897
FLUSHING, NY – Grandstand Court – 6,000 seats – to be demolished after 2014 Open – to reopen for 2015 match and entire project to be completed by 2018
FLUSHING, NY – Keith’s Theatre
FLUSHING, NY – Louis Armstrong Stadium – next door to Grandstand Court
FLUSHING, NY – Singer Statium – from 1964 World’s Fair – became Louis Armstrong Stadium

FOREST CITY, PA – Family Theater – Main St

FOREST PARK, IL – Circle Theatre of Forest
Park – 7300 Madison St

FORKS, WA – Olympic Theatre – abandoned

*FORSYTH, MT -
Roxy Theatre

FORT CLARK, TX -
Post Theatre

FORT COLLINS, CO -
Colorado State University
Theatre

FORT COLLINS, CO – Fort Collins Opera House –
1881 – now Opera Galleria

FORT COLLINS, CO – Orpheum Theater

FORT HOOD, TX -
Main Theatre

FORT KNOX, KY -
Fort Knox Theatre

*FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -
Broward Center for the
Performing Arts
-

*FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -
Parker Playhouse – 707
NE 8th Street – built mid 1960s

FORT PIERCE, FL -
Sunrise Theatre – built
1923

FORT SILL, OK -
Fort Sill Theatre

*FORT SMITH, AZ –
New Theatre – 1911- 1998 being
restored

*FORT SMITH, AR -
Fort Smith Little Theatre

*FORT SMITH, AR -
New Theater

FORT WAYNE, IN -
Embassy Centre

FORT WAYNE, IN -
Emboyd Theatre (The
Embassy Centre)
– built 1928

FORT WAYNE, IN – Majestic Theater

FORT WAYNE, IN -
Open Air Theater

FORT WORTH, TX -
Bass Performance Hall

FORT WORTH, TX – Bowie Theatre

FORT WORTH, TX – Silver Palace – see Standard
Theatre

FORT WORTH, TX – Standard Theatre – known also
as the Silver Palace – had restaurant, lunch counter, beer garden and two bars

FORT WORTH, TX – Worth Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed & demolished

FRAMINGTON, MA – Cinema – 1951-1994

FRAMINGTON, MA – Shoppers World – 1951 – 1500
seats (The Cinema)

FRANKENMUTH, MI -
Fischer Opera Haus

FRANKFORT, KY – Capitol Theater

FRANKLIN, IN – Artcraft Theatre – opened 1922 – 57 North Main St. – original Seating 832, present 573 –
owned by Trueman T. Rembusch dba SYNDICATE THEATRES 1934-1999,closed as 1st Run House May 1999, S & S Schofield, 1999-2004, now owned by Franklin Heritage, Inc. since 2004 – operating, Classic Movies on a Classic Screen – Live stage capability
FRANKLIN, TN – Franklin Theater – 419 Main St – opened 1937 as film theatre – later became Franklin Cinema – closed 2007 and refurbished and reopened 2011 to its former glory

*FREDONIA, NY -
Fredonia Opera House – 1891

FRESH MEADOW, NY – Meadows Theater – 1948 to
present – twinned 1970s – then became 7 screens

FRESNO, CA -
Pantages
Theatre
– built 1929

FRESNO, CA – Sequoia Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed & demolished

G GALESBURG, IL -
Orpheum Theatre – built 1916

*GALVESTON ISLAND, TX -
Grand 1894 Opera House

GALVESTON, TX – Adelphi Theatre – Annie Hindle
1868

GALVESTON, TX – Grand Opera House – 1894

GARY, IN – Palace Theater – Atmospheric style
– closed

GASDEN, AL -
American Legion Amphitheatre

GENESEE, NY – Riviera Theatre – April 1914 – abandoned

GEORGETOWN, MO – Cushman Opera House – 1875

GEORGETOWN, MO – McClellan Opera House – 1876
– 1200 seats – opened as McClellan Hall in 1868 – burned 1892

GEORGETOWN, MO – Spruance Opera House – 1892 –
originally skating rink – 500 seats – torn down 1940s

GHENT, NY -
Ghent Playhouse – home to Columbia
Civic Players, formed 1974 – building built as Town Hall in 1890s, and taken
over by Columbia Civic Players in 1988

GLASGOW, KY – Plaza Theater – Atmospheric
style

GLENDALE, CA – Alex Theatre

GLENS FALLS, NY – Charles R. Wood Theatre -
new theatre for Adirondack Theater Festival – now in their 10th season, and now
in their permanent home, a former old Woolworth’s building converted into the
theatre

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO – Durand Hall – 1891 –
1905 became Glenwood Springs Opera House – 1919 Odeon Theatre and 1927 Odeon
Dance Hall – 1948 Fraternal Order of Eagles

*GLOVERSVILLE, NY -
Glove Theatre – built early 1900s
(800 seats) – theatre closed in 1970s – neglected – restoration began in 1995

GOLDEN, CO – Golden Opera House – 1879 – 600
seats – now Ace-Hi Tavern

GOLDFIELD, CO – Clark Opera House – 1900 –
demolished

*GOWANDA, NY -
Hollywood Theatre -
after a fire in 1924, the Hollywood was built to replace the Opera House

GRANBURY, TX -

Granbury Opera House
– 1886 – 303 seats – opened as Kerr Opera House on 2nd
floor of the orginal building

GRAND ISLAND, NE – Capitol Theater –
Atmospheric style – closed & demolished

GRAND ISLE, NE – Grand Theatre

GRAND JUNCTION, CO – Mandel Opera House – 1883
– Mesa Opera Rink 1885 – became Majestic Theatre in 1909 – currently Mesa
Theatre Club GRAND JUNCTION, CO – Park Opera House – 1892 – 740 seats –
abandoned

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Smith’s Opera House – early
1890s house playing burlesque

GRAND RAPIDS, MS – Theatre – Judy Garland born
here

GRANTS, NM – Lux Theatre

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA -
Cheesecake Charlie’s Cabaret -
- 271 Main Street

GREAT FALLS, MT – Pantages Theatre – 6011 Central Ave West – opened 1914 as vaudeville house – 1200 seats – renamed Rainbow Theatre 1924 – closed in 1935 but reopened until finally closed in 1964

GREAT PLAINS, ND –
Roxy Theater

GREELEY, CO – Hunter Opera House/Greeley Opera
House – 1886 – 800 seats – razed 1964

GREELEY, CO – Jackson Opera House – 1885 – now
parking lot

GREEN BAY, WI – Meyer Theater – Atmospheric
style

*GREEN BAY, WI -
Weidner Center for Performing Arts -
opened 1993

GREENFIELD, MA – Garden Theater – now 7
screens

GREENSBORO, NC – Pyrle Theatre – see Triad
Stage

GREENSBORO, NC -
Triad Stage – 232 Elm St – 279 seats -
as tribute will become Pyrle Theatre

GREENVILLE, SC – Camelot 7 – reopening 2005

GREENWICH, CT – Pickwick Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed

GRINNELL, IA – Grinnell College/Fred M.
Roberts Theatre – 1961

GROVER, CO – Grover Opera House – 1914 – now
Grover Regional Library

GUNNISON, CO – built as Globe Theatre, became
Academy of Music – 1882 – 400 seats – closed 1900

GUNNISON, CO – Smith Opera House – 1883 –
closed 1885-86

H HADLEY, MA – AMC Hampshire
Mall 6

HADLEY, MA – AMC Mountain Farms 4

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Henry’s Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed

HAMPSHIRE, MA – Berkoff Performing Arts Centre
- Alton College – 100 seat studio theatre, dance studio

HAMPTON, NH – Act One Summer Theatre – cabaret
venue

HANOVER, MD – Muvico Egyptian Theater 24

HANOVER, NH – Hopkins Art Centre of Dartmouth
College – 1962

HANOVER, PA – Hanover Theatre – abandoned

HART, MI – Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival –
started 1976 – 2nd week in August

HARTFORD, CT – Circus – fire 1944 – 168 deaths

HARTFORD, CT – Connecticut Opera – shut down
after 67 years

*HARTFORD, CT-
Hartford Stage Company – (489 seat
John W. Huntington Theatre) founded 1964 – winner of Regional Theatre Tony Award
1989 – 33-year-old landmark building, will undergo a series of building
improvements, which will focus on production capabilities and the public’s
experience – construction will break ground in June/10 for a mid-September
completion, with the second phase to begin in 2010 – aiming to complete project
by fall of 2013, for the company’s 50th anniversary season

HARTFORD, CT – Hartt College of Music – 1942

HARTFORD, CT – Millard Auditorium of Fuller
Music Center – inactive since 1969

HARTWELL, GA – Judy Theatre

HEARNE, TX – Chatmas Theatre

HEARNE, TX – Queen Theatre

HELENDALE, CA -
Exotic World Burlesque Museum

HELLERTOWN, PA – The Movies Theatre – abandoned

HEMET, CA -
Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre

HENDERSON, TX – Palace Theatre

*HERSHEY, PA -
Hershey Theatre – built 1929-1933

HICKORY, NC – Centre Theater

HIGHLAND, IN -
Town Theatre

HIGHLAND PARK, IL -
Ravinia Theatre

HOBOKEN, NJ – Hudson Street Theatre – closed
2005
HOBOKEN, NJ – Maxwell’s – built atop Maxwell House coffee factory – holds 200 patrons – opened 1978 as venue for small bands – Nirvana, R.E.M., Feelies – closing July 31/13;

HOLLYWOOD, CA – see also LOS ANGELES

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Ambassador Hotel (Cocoanut
Grove) – opened 1922 – Sophie Tucker – nightclub ran well into 1960s

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Cafe Trocadero – on Sunset
Strip – one of the most successful nightclubs

HOLLYWOOD, CA – CBS Radio Playhouse – 1940 -
see Huntington Hartford

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Celebration Theatre – venue
known as a stage for gay and lesbian voices

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Cinerama Dome – 1963 to
present – 6360 West Sunset Blvd – restored & reopened 2002 – one of only 3
venues in world for 3 strip Cinerama

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Ciro’s – top nightclub for
more than two decades – Sammy Davis Jr – closed 1965

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Egyptian Theatre – 1922 – 1800
seats

*HOLLYWOOD, CA -
El Capitan Theatre
- opened in 1926 as “Hollywood’s First Home of Spoken Drama,” with Charlot’s
Review (Jack Buchanan,Gertrude Lawrence,Beatrice Lillie) – in 1942 it was
changed to Hollywood Paramount – 1989 the Walt Disney Company restored the
theatre to its former grandeur and it reopened in 1991

HOLLYWOOD, CA -
El Portal Forum Theater – 5629
Lankershim Blvd – restored

HOLLYWOOD, CA -

Feinstein’s at the CineGrill FEINSTEIN’S at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
-
7000 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood – cabaret venue

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Fountain Theatre – 78 seat
intimate theatre – premieres of Miller, Fugard’s Exits and Entrances 2004, etc.

HOLLYWOOD, CA (WEST) – Gardenia Restaurant and
Lounge – has been a fixture on the L.A. nightclub scene for 20 years. “(It’s) a
legendary place in L.A.” A number of cabaret singers got their start there,
including the great Andrea Marcovicci. The room isn’t big, but every seat is
good

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Garden of Eden – Jose Sarria –
drag revues

*HOLLYWOOD, CA – Grauman’s Chinese Theatre -
built 1927 – now Mann’s Chinese Theatret – 2300 seats – may be the most famous
movie house in the world – forecourt holds celebrities hand and foot prints in
cement

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Grauman’s Egyptian Theater

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Grauman’s Million Dollar
Theater – 1918-present – 307 S Broadway – closed

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Hawaii Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed

HOLLYWOOD, CA -
Hollywood Bowl – Liberace

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Hollywood Canteen – infamous
canteen of the war years, featured celebrities like Bette Davis, Marlene
Dietrich, Hedy Lamarr, John Garfield, Rosemary Clooney, Mel Torme

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Hollywood Pantages – 1930 -
Hollywood and Vine – first Deco theatre

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Hollywood Paramount – see El
Capitan

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Hollywood Theater – 1926 – now
Pacific 1-2-3

HOLLYWOOD, CA – 1954, Mr. Hartford converted
the Vine Street Theatre – 1615 N Vine – into the
Huntington Hartford
Theater
— thus creating the only legit stage in Hollywood at the time. Helen
Hayes starred in his theatre’s gala first production, James Barrie’s What Every
Woman Knows – building was remodeled by Helen Conway at a cost of $750,000 – In
1964, Hartford sold the theatre to James Doolittle (owner of the Greek Theater
in the Hollywood Hills) for $850,000 – theatre went through many transitions -
1926 Vine; 1927 Wilkes Vine; 1937 Studio; 1940 CBS Radio Playhouse; 1954
Huntington Hartford; 1985 James Doolittle; and currently 1999 Ricardo Montalban
Theatre

HOLLYWOOD, CA – James Doolittle Theatre – see
Huntington Hartford

HOLLYWOOD, CA – John Anson Ford Amphitheater -
2580 Cahuenga Boulevard East – cabaret venue

HOLLYWOOD, CA -
Knitting Factory – started 2000 -
closing end of October 2009

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Mann’s Chinese Theatre – see
Grauman’s

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Mocambo – 100,000.00 spent on
the interior when it opened – the “elite of the elite” nightclubs

HOLLYWOOD, CA -
Ricardo Montalban
Theatre
– built 1926 as Vine Theatre – see also Wilkes Vine (1927), Studio
(1937), CBS Radio Playhouse (1940), Huntington Hartford (1954), James Doolittle
(1985)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Shrine Auditorium – 6,300
seats – known as the site of the Academy Awards until the Kodak Theatre opened
2002

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Studio Theatre – 1937 – see
Huntington Hartford

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Studio One – Frances Faye 1977

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Studio One Backlot – Charles
Pierce 1981

HOLLYWOOD, CA -
Thelma Todd’s Sidewalk
Cafe
– Dec 16, 1935 – she was murdered not long after the nightclub opened

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Tiffany Theatre – The Gift
2000

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Vine Street Theatre – 1615 N
Vine – 1926 – see Huntington Hartford Theatre

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Warner Brothers Hollywood
Theater

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Wilkes Vine – see Huntington
Hartford

HOLTS, MO – Summit Plaza – closed 2005

*HONOLULU, HI -
Hawaii Theatre – built 1922

*HONOLULU, HI – Beaux Arts Theatre – original
vaudeville house – abandoned for the last 10 years, now undergoing a 21 million
dollar restoration, from 1,700 seats to 1,400 – had become a movie palace after
World War II

HONOLULU, HI -Queen Theatre – abandoned

HONOLULU, HI -
Waikiki Theatre 3 -
demolished 2005

HOPKINSVILLE, KY – Alhambra Theater –
Atmospheric style

HOQUIAM, WA – 7th Street Theater – Atmospheric
style

HORSE CAVE, KY -
Horse Cave Theatre – changed to
Kentucky Repertory Theatre – founded 1976 – renovated 1977 – 346 seats

HORSE CAVE, KY -
Kentucky Repertory Theatre – Horse
Cave Theatyre – changed to Kentucky Repertory Theatre – founded 1976 – renovated
1977 – 346 seats

HOUGHTON LAKE, MI -
Pines Theatre

HOUSTON, TX – Alabama Theatre

*HOUSTON, TX -
Alley Theatre – 1947 – was a rented
dance studio with 87 seats, as Alley Theatre – moved 1949 to fan manufacturing
plant converted into arena theatre – moved to permanent home at 615 Texas
Avenue, restored, in 1968 – 2 theatres – Large Stage(800) and Arena Stage (300)-
building also houses Alley Merry-Go-Round – theatre school for young people -
winner of Regional Theatre Tony Award 1996 – Alley Theatre Centre for Theatre
Production added – over 75,000 square feet for scenery,props and costume
storage, rehearsal space, script and archive rooms, offices and boardroom 2002;
theatre also adding 125 seat cabaret theatre, cafe and performing arts bookstore
by 2005 – Jekyll and Hyde 1990; Civil War 1998

HOUSTON, TX – Almeda Theatre

HOUSTON, TX – Brown Theatre – see Wortham
Theater Center

HOUSTON, TX – Cullen Theatre

HOUSTON, TX -
Hobby Center for the
Performing Arts
– two theatres, 2650 seat Fayez Sarofim Hall and the 500
seat Selim K. Zika Hall

HOUSTON, TX – Houston Grand Opera – 1955

*HOUSTON, TX -
John and Jean Yeager Theatre – Stages
Repertory Theatre – Pavilion opening October 5, 2001 (170 seats at Houston
Center for the Arts) – 3201 Allen Parkway at Waugh Drive HOUSTON, TX – Majestic
Theatre – 1923 – atmospheric – closed & demolished

HOUSTON, TX – Minute Maid Park – formerly
Enron before collapse

HOUSTON, TX -

Ovations
– 2536 Times Boulevard, Suite B, Houston – cabaret venue

*HOUSTON, TX –
Theatre Under the Stars
– Arena Theatre, Wortham Center

HOUSTON, TX – Wortham Theatre Centre – Brown
Theatre 2346 seats – home of Houston Grand Opera

HUDSON, NY – Hudson River Theater – 521 Warren
Street in Hudson, NY – 100-seat theater on the second floor – renovated 1890′s
department store – drag shows, opera

HUNTINGTON, NY – Inter-Media Art Center –
originally built 1923 as vaudeville/movie house – converted 1983 – 500 seats

HUNTINGTON, WV – Camelot Theatre – formerly
Palace

HUNTINGTON, WV – Cinema – formerly Orpheum

HUNTINGTON, WV – Huntington Theatre

HUNTINGTON, WV – Keith Albee Theatre – 1928 –
925 Fourth Avenue – 3,000 seats – – Atmospheric style – closed Jan 23, 1937 due
to flooding – reopened

HUNTINGTON, WV – Margaret Theatre – 8th Avenue
& 20th

HUNTINGTON, WV – Orpheum Theatre – see Cinema
- closed Jan 23, 1937 due to flooding

HUNTINGTON, WV – Palace Theatre – closed Jan
23, 1937 due to flooding

HUNTINGTON, WV – Rialto Theatre – closed Jan
23, 1937 due to flooding

HUNTINGTON, WV – Roxy Theatre – closed Jan 23,
1937 due to flooding

HUNTINGTON, WV – State Theatre – closed Jan
23, 1937 due to flooding

HUNTINGTON PARK, CA – Warner Brothers Theater

HUNTSVILLE, AL – Martin Theatre

HYANNIS, MA – HMS Theatricals – 337 Main
Street Hyannis – cabaret venue

HYDE PARK, MA -
Riverside Theatre Works – 45
Fairmount Ave – has transformed their theatre into what is probably the best
cabaret space in New England

I

IDAHO FALLS, CO – Cheerio Club – Ray Bourbon

IDAHO SPRINGS, CO – Idaho Springs Opera House
– 1886 – now elementary school – Miner Street

IDAHO SPRINGS, CO – Idaho Springs Opera House
– 1912 – became movie theatre – then antique mall – now shops and offices

INDEPENDENCE, KS – Independence Community
College – site of Annual William Inge Theatre Festival

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -
B. Tarkington Civic Theatre

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -
Embassy Theatre

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -
Murat Temple

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Parathea Theatre

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -
Walker Theatre

INGLEWOOD, CA – Academy Theater

IOWA CITY, IA –
University of Iowa Theatre
– 1936

ITHACA, NY -

City Auditorium

JACKSON, MI -
Little Theatre

*JACKSON, MI -
Michigan Theatre – 1930 – built for
vaudeville and movies – closed 1978 – deteriorated

JACKSON, WY -
Jackson Hole Playhouse

*JACKSONVILLE, FL -
Florida Theatre – opened 1927

JACKSONVILLE, FL -
San Marco Theatre

JACKSONVILLE, FL – UA Orange Park –
Atmospheric style – closed & demolished

JACKSONVILLE, FL – UA Regency – Atmospheric
style – closed & demolished

*JACOB’S PILLOW, MA -
Jacob’s Pillow – Mass – began
in 1790 as a farm – 1930 Ted Shawn bought as a retreat, with wife Ruth St.
Denis, and formed the Denishawn Company – ran as a school 1933-1939

JAMESTOWN, NY – Reg Lenna Civic Center –
Atmospheric style

JERSEY CITY, NJ – Grace Church Van Vorst, 39
Erie Street – new small theatre venue

*JERSEY CITY, NJ -
Loews Jersey Theatre – 1929 – one of Loew’s Wonder Theatres in NY and NJ – 1929 – closed 1986 until 1966 and now venue for concerts

JERSEY CITY, NJ – Stanley Theater –
Atmospheric style – closed

JEWEL BOX – REVUE – began 1939 in this bar
before moving to NYC

JOHNSTOWN, CO -
CANDLELIGHT DINNER PLAYHOUSE -
Johnstown, Colorado

JOLIET, IL -
Rialto Square Theatre
- built 1926 – 102 N Chicago

*JONES BEACH, NY -
Jones Beach Theatre -

JULESBURGH, CO – Julesburg Opera House – 1908
– became Masonic Lodge 1914

JULESBURGH, CO – Lowe Opera House – originally
Lowe’s Livery Stables 1917 – destroyed by fire 1972

K *KALAMAZOO, MI -
State Theatre – 1927 –
atmospheric – 1569 seats

KANSAS CITY, KS – Cameo Theatre

KANSAS CITY, KS – Granada Theater
Atmospheric style – closed – being restored

KANSAS CITY, MO – AMC Metro Plaza 4

KANSAS CITY, MO – AMC Ward Parkway 2

KANSAS CITY, MO -
Convention Hall

KANSAS CITY, MO – Country Club Plaza

KANSAS CITY, MO – Coterie Theatre – located in
downtown shopping centre – Crown Center

*KANSAS CITY, MO -
Folly Theatre
KANSAS CITY, MO – Grenada Theatre

*KANSAS CITY, MO – Kansas City Repertory
Theatre
– originally Missouri Repertory Theatre – as of 2004/05 season will be
41st – see also Missouri Repertory Theatre
KANSAS CITY – Granada Lawrence
KANSAS CITY, MO – Loew’s Midland Theatre –
1927

*KANSAS CITY, MO -
Lyric Theatre – built in 1926 as Masonic
Shrine with 3,000 seats – 1942 sold to Red Cross as blood collection center -
after the war it was named the Playhouse, then Victoria and reopened in 1959 as
The Capri a 700 seat movie house, which eventually held “Cinerama” – in 1970 it
became the home of the Lyric Opera Company (1238 seats)

KANSAS CITY, MO – Metro Plaza – 1967 – first
four screen theater

KANSAS CITY, MO – Missouri Repertory Theatre -
changed to Kansas City Repertory Theatre

KANSAS CITY, MO -
Municipal Auditorium

KANSAS CITY, MO – Plaza Theater – 1928-1999 –
4704 Wyandotte St – 1980s 2 screens – now hardware

KANSAS CITY, MO -
Starlight Theatre

KANSAS CITY, MO – Uptown Theater – Atmospheric
style

KANSAS CITY, MO -
Willis Wood Theatre

KENNEBUNKPORT, ME -
Arundel Opera Theatre

KENOSHA, WI – Kenosha Theater – Atmospheric
style – being restored

KEY WEST, FL -
Key West
Playwrights Company
– new company 2003 – using San Carlos Institute as venue

KEY WEST, FL – Key West Theatre Festival –
folded 2003

KEY WEST, FL – Red Barn Theatre

KEY WEST, FL -
Strand Theatre

KEY WEST, FL – Waterfront Playhouse

KILGORE, TX – Crim Theatre

KINGSTON, NY – Ind Mall 18 – replacing older
plex in mall – 2005

KNOXVILLE, TN -
Bijou Theatre – built 1908

KREMMLING, CO -
Ramona Theatre

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LACONIA, NH -
Colonial Theatre

LAFAYETTE, IN -
Eliott Hall of Music

LAFAYETTE, CO – Bauer Opera House – 1892 –
burned down 1900

LAFAYETTE, CO – Lafayette Opera House/Union
Hall – after 1900 – 500 seats – demolished

LAKE WALES, FL -
Passion Play Amphitheatre

LAKE CITY, FL – Gateway Theatre

LAMAR, CO – Lamar Opera House – 1899 – 700
seats – demolished 1962

LANCASTER, NY -
Lancaster Opera House

LANGDON, ND – RoxyTheater – Main Street

LANSING, MI – Michigan Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed

*LAS VEGAS, NV -
Las Vegas Shows

LAS VEGAS, NV –
AladdinTheatre for the Performing Arts – Casino became Planet Hollywood

LAS VEGAS, NV –
Bally’s Casino – Jubilee
Theatre
– 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S

LAS VEGAS, NV -
Bellagio – 3600 Las Vegas Blvd S
- Cirque du Soleil’s O – formerly was Dunes

LAS VEGAS, NV –
Bourbon Street – Big
Easy Showroom

LAS VEGAS, NV – Brooklyn Bowl – bowling and entertainment complex to open here

LAS VEGAS, NV –
Caesar’s Palace – see
Colisseum

LAS VEGAS, NV – Century Santa Fe – opening
2005 – replacing older cinema

LAS VEGAS, NV –
Circus Circus – Main Arena

LAS VEGAS, NV – Colisseum – see also Caesar’s
Palace – comfortable, attractive 4,000 seats, $95 million to build the theater
especially for Celine Dion’s three-year engagement – Celine just signed for
another 3 year contract as of March 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV – Cosmopolitan Hotel – opened December 2010

LAS VEGAS, NV – Desert Inn – became Wynn Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV -
Dunes Hotel – became Bellagio

LAS VEGAS, NV – Echelon Place Resort – see
Stardust

LAS VEGAS, NV – El Rancho Vegas – opened 1941

LAS VEGAS, NV –
Excalibur – King Arthur’s
Arena/Showroom
– Thunder From Down Under;

LAS VEGAS, NV -
Flamingo – Showroom -
opened 1946 on 33 acres – casino and nightclub – cost 6 million – Jimmy Durante;
Rosemarie

LAS VEGAS, NV –
Golden Nugget – Theatre Ballroom


LAS VEGAS, NV –
Harrah’s Main Showroom -
3475 Las Vegas Blvd – built 1980 – name changed to Harrah’s Las Vegas in 1992 -
demolished 2004

LAS VEGAS, NV – Hooters – Men of X;

LAS VEGAS, NV –
Hotel San Remo – Parisian Cabaret

LAS VEGAS, NV –

Howard Johnson
– Showroom

LAS VEGAS, NV –
Imperial Palace
Imperial Theatre

LAS VEGAS, NV –Jackie
Gaughan’s Plaza
– Plaza Showroom

LAS VEGAS, NV – Las Vegas Hilton Hotel-Casino
- Barry Manilow – 24 weeks through 2005/06 – premieres Feb 24, 2005

LAS VEGAS, NV – Liberace Museum – 1775 E Tropicana Ave – opened 1979 – clses Oct 17/10 after 31 years in operation

LAS VEGAS, NV –
Luxor Casino – 3900 Las
Vegas Blvd S – Casino Theatre, Pharoah’s Theatre – 1550 seats after current
construction 2005 – Hairspray – starts November 2005

LAS VEGAS, NV –
Mandalay Bay Theatre –
Events Center
– Mamma Mia 2003; Lion King Apr 20/09;

LAS VEGAS, NV –
MGM Grand – La Femme
Theatre – Ka;

LAS VEGAS, NV –
Mirage Casino – housing Siegfried and
Roy for many years – CityCenter hotel/casino in Las Vegas open in 2009 as part
of the MGM Mirage will feature a permanent Cirque du Soleil show inspired by the
life and works of Elvis Presley; 2,000-seat theatre where Cirque is expected to
do for The King what they have just done for The Beatles with their hit show,
LOVE, which opened at the Mirage in June/06

LAS VEGAS, NV -

Moulin Rouge
– opened 1954 and only lasted 6 months – Gregory and Maurice
Hynes

LAS VEGAS, NV -
New Frontier – Will Mastin Trio

LAS VEGAS, NV -
New York,New York
– Zumanity Theatre – 3790 Las Vegas Blvd S – 1295 seat theatre housing
Cirque du Soleil

LAS VEGAS, NV –
Orleans – Ba-Da-Bing Room, Brendan’s
Irish Pub

LAS VEGAS, NV – O’Shea’s Casino Theatre – see
Flamingo

LAS VEGAS, NV – Paris Las Vegas Hotel – We
Will Rock You opens Sept/04

LAS VEGAS, NV – Planet Hollywood Hotel &
Casino – new 28M theatre – Stomp Out Loud 2007; – formerly was Aladdin

LAS VEGAS, NV –
Rio -
see Harrahs – Calypso Room, Club Rio, Samba Theatre – Chippendales;

LAS VEGAS, NV –
Riviera – Crazy Girl Showroom, La
Cage Theatre – Liberace (1955);

LAS VEGAS, NV -
Sahara – Showroom – Saturday Night
Fever – famed hotel to close May 16/11 after 59 years – opened 1952 – one of the oldest landmarks on the strip – venue for the likes of Rat Pack, Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Johnny Carson and Jerry Lewis;

LAS VEGAS, NV -
Sands Hotel – nightclub which
featured talents like Danny Thomas, Lena Horne, in 1960 for 6 weeks the rat pack
appeared while filming Oceans 11 – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.,
Joey Bishop, Don Rickles, Maguire Sisters – became Venetian

LAS VEGAS, NV – Smith Center for the
Performing Arts
– opening March 10/12 – home to the Las Vegas Philharmonic and Nevada Ballet Theater.
Plans are to stage a variety of national and international touring productions -
venue will house a main theater, Reynolds Hall, Boman Pavillion of 2,050 seats, a 300-seat cabaret jazz theater for
more intimate productions and a 250-seat Troesh studio theater suitable for rehearsals
and community theater

LAS VEGAS, NV –
Splash Theatre

LAS VEGAS, NV –
Stardust – Wayne Newton Theatre -
opened July, 1958 as Vegas’ 1st mass-market casino – razed March 2007 – 48 year
old – used in 1995 film Casino – to make way for Echelon Place Resort to open
2010

LAS VEGAS, NV –
Stratosphere – Theatre of the Stars

LAS VEGAS, NV –
Suncoast – Suncoast Showroom

LAS VEGAS, NV – Town Square – Shear Madness -
Sept 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV –
Treasure Island
Casino
– Mystere Theatre – 3000 Las Vegas Blvd S – Cirque du Soleil’s
Mystere;

LAS VEGAS, NV –
Tropicana – Tiffany Theatre – topless
revue Les Folies Bergere (1959-2009) is hanging up its feathers March 28/09
after 49 years at the Tropicana hotel-casino – opened under then-Tropicana
entertainment director Lou Walters, the father of newswoman Barbara Walters

LAS VEGAS, NV –
Venetian – Showroom at the Venetian -
1800 seats – Phantom of the Opera – starts June 2006; Jersey Boys Spring 2008;
Blue Man Group; Rock of Ages – opens Dec 2012; – was formerly Sands

LAS VEGAS, NV –
Westward Ho – Crown Room

LAS VEGAS, NV -
Wynn Las Vegas Resort – Le Reve (2005)
in 2087 seat theatre; Avenue Q – opening Sept 2005 in 800 seat theatre – was formerly Desert Inn

LAWRENCE, KS – Granada Theatre

LAWRENCE, KS – Varsity Theatre

LAWRENCE, MA -
Empire Theatre

LEADVILLE, CO – Schoenberg Opera House – 1879
– used as courthouse until 1881

LEADVILLE, CO –
Tabor Opera House – 1879
– still in operation

LEADVILLE, CO – Wood Opera House – 1879 – 1000
seats – burned 1882

LENOX, MA – Shakespeare and Company has
announced plans to build a new performance arts center – construction will begin
fall 2007 on the site of the 30 year-old theatre company’s 30-acre campus and is
expected to conclude by spring 2008 in time for the 2008 summer season -
150-seat theatre, three acoustically advanced rehearsal spaces that can be used
simultaneously, and state-of-the-art costume and set design shop

LENOX, MA -
Tanglewood Serge
Koussevitzky Music Shed
– see also Tanglewood, Ma

LEWISTON, ID – Liberty Theater – Atmospheric
style

LEWISTON, ME -
Empire Theatre

*LEWISTON, NY –
- Artpark – 1974 – 2,300 seats, set on 200 acres – numerous dance companies in
early years – Joffrey, Ailey, etc. – Aida 2007

*LEWISTOWN, PA
-
Embassy Theatre – 1927

LEXINGTON, KY -
Lexington Opera House
LEXINGTON, KY – State Theater – Atmospheric style

LIMA, OH -
Orpheum Theatre

*LINCOLNSHIRE, IL -
Marriott Theatre – 10 Marriott
Drive – intimate arena theatre with only 9 rows of seats – 2nd most subscribed
theatre in the country – housed within 168 acre Marriott Resort complex

LINDENHURST, NY – movie house built 1948 – 765
seats – closed

LINDSAY,CA – Grove Theatre – abandoned

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Wynnsong 12 – closed 2005

LOCKPORT, NY -
Palace Theatre -
built 1925

LOMBARD, IL – DuPage Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed – being renovated

LONG BEACH, CA – Players Theatre (California
State University Theatre Arts Building (East Campus Drive off of East 7th Street
– cabaret venue

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY – LaGuardia Performing
Arts Center

LONGMONT, CO – Dickens Opera House – 1881 –
850 seats – now billiard parlour

LORDSBURG, NM -
Coronado Theatre

LOS ANGELES, CA – see also HOLLYWOOD, CA

LOS ANGELES, CA – Actor’s Gang Theatre – Bat
Boy 1997

LOS ANGELES, CA – AMC Century City

LOS ANGELES, CA -
Aquarius Theatre

LOS ANGELES, CA -
Arcade Theatre – built
1910

LOS ANGELES, CA – Baldwin Theater – 1950-1994

LOS ANGELES, CA – Billy Wilder Theater -
located on courtyard level of Hammer Museum in Westwood – opening December 2006
coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Wilder’s birth – 295 seats

LOS ANGELES, CA – Biltmore -

LOS ANGELES, CA -
Broadway Theatre Tour – Arcade
(1910); Cameo (1910); Palace (1911); Rialto (1917); Million Dollar (1918); Loews
State (1921); Orpheum (1926); Tower (1927); United Artists (1927); Los Angeles
(1931); Roxie (1932)

LOS ANGELES, CA – Backlot Theatre – In Gay
Company 1974

LOS ANGELES, CA – Baldwin Theatre – wooden
structure with 1800 seats

LOS ANGELES, CA -
Brentwood Theatre -
opened 1944 – Los Angeles’ Geffen Playhouse have announced the nearby Brentwood
Theatre as their interim home while the current theater undergoes renovation
starting in May 2004

LOS ANGELES, CA – California Theater

LOS ANGELES, CA –

Celebration Theatre
– Hollywood venue known as a stage for gay and lesbian
voices – 7051-B Santa Monica Blvd. – Gay 90s 1994; Naked Boys Singing 1998 – closed in July 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA -
Cine Grill – Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

LOS ANGELES, CA – Cineplex Beverly Center

LOS ANGELES, CA – Coronet Theatre – Billy
Barnes’ L.A. 1962
LOS ANGELES, CA – David Geffen Theater – to be on site of former department store, part of Museum of Contemporary Art – top open early 2017

LOS ANGELES, CA – Disney Concert Hall
LOS ANGELES, CA – Don’t Tell Mama – 8279 Santa Monica Blvd – sister to famous NYC cabaret now open March 2013 – unlike NYC one, this one serves brunch and dinner

LOS ANGELES, CA – Dorothy Chandler Pavillion –
3,086 seats – Baker’s Wife 1976

LOS ANGELES, CA -
Fairfax Theatre
- Beverly Blvd @ Fairfax – 80 year old cinema – plans to turn into residential
and retail complex March 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA – Ford Amphitheatre – built 1920 as Pilgrimage Theatre, rebuilt 1931 following fire that destroyed original construction – renamed Ford Theatre in 1976 – 1,200 seat venue and 87 seat Inside the Ford venue – undergoing renovations for 2012-13 season – reopens May 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA – Fox Village Theater

LOS ANGELES, CA – Freud Playhouse (UCLA) -
Macgown Hall

*LOS ANGELES, CA -
Geffen Playhouse – 10886 Le Conte
Avenue, Westwood – second theatre being built in May, 2004 – being housed in the
former Westwood Playhouse – ready for 2005/06 season – Geffen Playhouse have
announced the nearby Brentwood Theatre as their interim home while the current
theater undergoes renovation starting in May 2004 – main stage name changed to
Gil Cates Theater

LOS ANGELES, CA -
Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
- two million dollar extravagant theme theatre opened 1927 with C.B.DeMille’s
King of Kings – 2,258 seats – hand and footprints of the stars in pavement
outside – held the Academy Awards in the 1940s

LOS ANGELES, CA -
Grauman’s Million Dollar
Theatre

LOS ANGELES, CA -
Hollywood Bowl

LOS ANGELES, CA -
Hollywood Palladium

LOS ANGELES, CA – Hudson Backstage – Reefer
Madness 1999

LOS ANGELES, CA – Jazz Bakery

*LOS ANGELES, CA – Kodak Theatre – Hollywood
Blvd and Highland Avenue – 3500 seats – opening 2001

LOS ANGELES, CA – Landmark Westside to 11
screens in 2005; 14 in 2009

*LOS ANGELES, CA -
LEE STRASBERG CREATIVE CENTER/MARILYN MONROE
THEATRE

LOS ANGELES, CA – Liberty Theater – 3rd & Main
St

LOS ANGELES, CA – Loew’s State Theater – Broad
and New St. – 1921

*LOS ANGELES, CA -
Los Angeles Historic Movie
Palaces
– Arcade-1910, Belasco, Cameo 1910-1991), Loews State 1921, Los
Angeles 1931, Mayan, Million Dollar 1918,
Orpheum – 1926,
Palace 1911, Rialto 1917, Roxie 1932, Tower 1927, United Artists 1927

LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles Theater – 1931
to present – 615 S. B’Way – closed 1994

LOS ANGELES, CA – Luckman Fine Arts Complex
(California State University) – 5151 State University Drive

LOS ANGELES, CA – Luna Park Theatre – Scarlet
Letter 1994

LOS ANGELES, CA – Lunaria Restaurant and Jazz
Club – 10351 Santa Monica Boulevard – cabaret venue

LOS ANGELES -
Macha Theater – Naked Boys Singing
2009

*LOS ANGELES, CA -
Mark Taper Forum/sister theatre Ahmanson
-L.A. Music Center founded in 1967 (John Anson Ford Cultural Center) (742)- 2071
seat Ahmanson Theatre also situated here – Forum seats 750 – Murder in the
Cathedral 1960 and Three Sisters; world premieres of Trial of the Catonsville
Nine 1970; Shadow Box 1975; Children of a Lesser God 1980 – also 99 seat Forum
Lab – winner of Regional Theatre Tony Award 1977 – After current ’06-’07 season,
the Los Angeles theatre will close for summer renovations and will open next
year 2008

LOS ANGELES, CA – Matrix Theatre – Great
American Backstage Musical 1976

LOS ANGELES, CA – Mayan Theatre – 1927 – 1491 seats – opened as legitimate theatre, then showed second run movies – 1940’s, was a burlesque house and it is rumored that in 1948 a young Marilyn Monroe appeared here. By the end of the decade it tried arthouse films. From March 3rd 1950, the Mayan was the crown jewel of chain of Mexican film venues – becameadult porn theatre early 1970’s (some of the films were shot in the basement of the theatre) and around 1977 it was converted into a triple-screen theatre, still screening adult movies – auditorium has now been de-tripled and the current nightclub use, replete with the theatre’s original exotic Mayan interior, opened February 1990 and renamed The Mayan – Jump for Joy 1941;

LOS ANGELES, CA –
Music Center of Los
Angeles/Chandler Pavilion/Disney Concert Hall
– 1967

LOS ANGELES, CA – National Theater – 1969 to
present

LOS ANGELES, CA – Nokia Theatre – As part of
the plan, AEG announced a naming-rights deal with Finnish mobile communications
giant Nokia. Three major components of the plan include the 7,400-seat Nokia
Theater, the 40,000-square-foot Nokia Plaza and the 2,400-seat Club Nokia
LOS ANGELES, CA – Open Fist – left its performance space in July 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA -
Orpheum Theatre – 1926

LOS ANGELES, CA -
Pantages Theatre – 1910 – 534S
Broadway

LOS ANGELES, CA – Queen Mary – drag revues

LOS ANGELES, CA – Rendezvous – Ray Boubon’s
nightclub – late 1930s – early 1940s

LOS ANGELES, CA – Royal Theater

L0S ANGELES, CA – Roy and Edna Disney/Cal Arts
Theater (REDCAT) – $21 million Walt Disney Concert Hall opened Fall 2003 –
Redcat 270 seat theatre underneath – avant garde theatre from around the world
i.e. The Peach Blossom Fan

LOS ANGELES, CA – Shepard Theatre – Tinseltown
1981

LOS ANGELES, CA – Shubert Theatre – opened
with Follies (1972) – 1800 seats in a complex with two 5 storey office buildings
- all will be torn down in 2002 to construct new 280 million building

LOS ANGELES, CA – Silent Movie Theater – 611
Fairfax Ave – 1942 – 210 seats – closed 1979 – reopened 1991

LOS ANGELES, CA – Staples Center – 20,000
seats – home of Laker’s basketball team

LOS ANGELES, CA – Tally’s New Broadway

*LOS ANGELES, CA – Tiffany Theatre – 8532
Sunset Blvd – Once in a Blue Moon 1989;

LOS ANGELES, CA – Town Theatre

LOS ANGELES, CA – University of
California/UCLA Playhouse/Ralph Freud Playhouse – 1963

LOS ANGELES, CA -
Walt Disney Concert Hall
- 111 S. Grand and First Streets – 2,265 seats – opening October, 2003 – Walt
Disney Concert Hall is the new home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los
Angeles Master Chorale.

*LOS ANGELES, CA – Warner Western – Cinerama -
later changed to Wiltern – closed in 1932 – restored in mid 1980s

LOS ANGELES, CA – Westwood Playhouse – see
Geffen Playhouse

LOS ANGELES, CA – Wiltern Theatre – Deco
spectacular theatre opened 1931 on Wiltshire Boulevard with Alexander Hamilton -
12 storey office tower and theatre – 2344 seats – one of the city’s more
important theatre palaces

LOUISVILLE, CO – Louisville Opera House/Redmen
Hall – 1895 – 450 seats – demolished 1953

*LOUISVILLE, KY -
Actors Theatre of Louisville (KY)
founded in 1964 in loft over store and then converted railway station – 1972 to
present home – 2 theatres – Pamela Brown Auditorium (637) and Victor Jory
Theatre (180)- winner of Regional Theatre Tony Award 1980 – Tricks 1971; Gin
Game 1977; Getting Out 1977; Lone Star 1979

LOUISVILLE, KY – Buckingham Theatre – early
1900s house playing burlesque

LOUISVILLE, KY – Crescent Theatre

LOUISVILLE, KY – Loew’s Theatre – 1927 -
Atmospheric style

LOUISVILLE, KY – Louisville Palace Theater –
Atmospheric style

*LOUISVILLE, KY -
Louisville Theatre -

LOUISVILLE, KY – Ohio Theatre

LOUISVILLE, KY -
Palace Theatre

LOVELAND, CO – Bartholf Opera House – 1884 –
400 seats – converted to apartments

LUBBOCK, TX – Winchester Theater – 1966 –
closed 1999 – demolished

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M MACON, GA -
Douglass Theatre – built 1921

*MADISON, NJ -
New Jersey Theatre Group

*MADISON, NJ -
American
Shakespeare Festival
– 1950 – Drew University – winner of Regional Theatre
Tony Award 1957 – F.M.Kirby Shakespeare Theatre – 308 seats

MADISON, WI – Barrymore Theater – Atmospheric
style

MADISON, WI -
Madison Rep – resident Equity company’s
first work in its new home at The Playhouse in the Overture Center for the Arts
in Madison, WI

MADISON, WI – Playhouse in the Overture Center
for the Arts – see Madison Rep

MADISON, WI -
Regina Theatre/Edgewood
College
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MADISONVILLE, LA – Madison Theatre

MAGEE, MS – Magee Theatre

MAMARONECK, NY -
Emelin Theatre
MANALAPAN,FL – Plaza Theatre – Plaza del Mar Shopping Center, 262 South Ocean Blvd) – opens 2012

MANASSA, CO – Manassa Opera House – 1907 –
burned 1927

MANCOS, CO – Mancos Opera House – 1910 – being
restored currently

MANISTEE, MI – Opera House 1866

MANITOU SPRINGS – Wheeler Hall – 1889 – now
businesses and living quarters

MANY, LA – Sabine Theatre

*MARBLEHEAD, MA -
North Shore Players – (Charles
Hogan Auditorium) – formed 1957 -

MARION, OH – Palace Theatre – opened 1928 –
1400 seats – Atmospheric style

MARMARTH, ND -
Mystic Theatre

MARSHALLOWN, IA – Orpheum Theater –
Atmospheric style – closed

MARTINEZ, CA -
Willows Theatre Company – Ward St -
210 seats – 1974 opened 192 seat Willow Cabaret 2006 – mainstage facility in
Concord and Cabaret in Martinez

MARYLAND -
Dead Theatres
Online Maryland

MARYSVILLE, CA – Drive-In to close after 2005
season

MARYSVILLE, CA – State Theatre – abandoned

MAYSVILLE, KY – Russell Theater – Atmospheric
style – being renovated

MAYWOOD, IL – Lido Theater – Atmospheric style
– closed & demolished

McALESTER, OK – Okla Theater – Atmospheric
style

McKEESPORT, PA – John P. Harris Memorial
Theater – Atmospheric style – closed & demolished

MEMPHIS, TN -
Grand
Opera House
– built 1890 – 1907 changed to Orpheum – fire 1923 – rebuilt
1928

*MEMPHIS, TN -
Orpheum Theatre – 1890 – Grand
Opera House – 1907 name changed to Orpheum – 1923 fire – 1928 new Orpheum opens
- 1972 live theatre returns until 1982 when renovated – reopened 1984

MEMPHIS, TN – Park Theatre

MENDENHALL, MS – Star Theatre

*MENOMONIE, WI -
Mabel Tainter Memorial
Theatre

METROPOLIS, IL – Metropolis Theatre – abandoned

MIAMI, OK -
Coleman Theatre Beautiful – 103
North Main Street – built 1929 as vaudeville and movie palace – 1600 seats -
stars such as Will Rogers,Tom Mix,Sally Rand have graced the stage

MIAMI BEACH, FL – Adrienne Arsht Center

MIAMI BEACH, FL – Carnival Center for the
Performing Arts – Biscayne Blvd – Knight Concert Hall – 2000 seats; Sanford and
Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House2400 seats; Studio Theatre – 200 seats; Peacock
Education Center – opened Oct 2006 – home to Miami City Ballet

*MIAMI BEACH, FL -
Colony Theatre
- Lincoln Road – small theatrical productions – frequently offers gay plays,
shows and events

MIAMI BEACH, FL -
Coconut Grove Playhouse – originally
built as a movie house in 1926, includes two stages, the 1,100-seat proscenium
Mainstage Theater and the intimate 135-seat Encore Room Theater – 2005-06 is the
Playhouse’s 50th season – April 2006 – There is dire news out of Miami for one
of South Florida’s — and the nation’s — oldest professional theatres: Coconut
Grove Playhouse has closed its doors – reopened April 13 after a brief shutdown
following reports of bounced paychecks and insurance issues at the 50-year-old
South Florida resident theatre – will go dormant this summer 2006 while the
board seeks a direction for the institution, which is $4 million in debt

MIAMI BEACH, FL – Frank Gehry’s New World Center – opening Jan 30/11 – concert hall itself is horseshoe-shaped, like Disney’s, but it’s much more intimate—756 seats to Disney’s 2,265. Its small size means “the audience is right in the music.” The five vast sail-like shapes that float against the upper walls both aid the acoustics and double as screens on which commissioned video art can accompany some orchestral pieces

MIAMA BEACH, FL – Gayla – Jose Sarria – drag
revues

MIAMI BEACH, FL – Gusman Center for the
Performing Arts – 174 E. Flagler Street – Atmospheric style (see also Olympia
Theatre)

*MIAMI BEACH, FL -
Jackie Gleason Theatre of the
Performing Arts
– 1700 Washington Avenue – named Gleason in 1987 – 2700
seats – in the 1950s known as the Miami Beach Auditorium and drew names like
Frank Sinatra, Henny Youngman, Cab Calloway, Bob Hope,Jack Benny – in the 1960s
it was used for filming The Dick Clark Show, The Ed Sullivan Show and the Jackie
Gleason Show – dozens of big names have since graced its stage – 1970s became
site of touring shows – Eartha Kitt, Angela Lansbury, Mickey Rooney, Rudolf
Nureyev, along with shows like Rent, Cabaret and Fosse – it is also home to the
Miami City Ballet

*MIAMI BEACH, FL -
Lincoln
Theatre
– Lincoln Road – home to the New World Symphony

*MIAMI BEACH, FL – Olympia Theatre – 21
million renovation June 2002 – at Gusman Center for the Performing Arts – 174 E.
Flagler Street

MIAMI BEACH, FL – Red Carpet

MIAMI BEACH, FL – Roosevelt Theater

MIAMI BEACH, FL – University of Miami’s
Theatre – 1950

MIAMI SHORES, FL -
Shores Theatre – 9806 NE
Second Avenue

MIDDLETOWN, CT – Capital Theatre – see East
Haddam, CT – Goodspeed Opera House

*MILBURN, NJ -
Paper Mill Playhouse – opened in 1938 -
fire in 1980 and reopened 1982

MILWAUKEE, WS -
Skylight Music Theater – 158 N Broadway – started
1959 – Broadway Theater Center – name changing to Skylight Music Theatre – started more than 50 years ago as Skylight Theatre, then Skylight Comic Opera, then Skylight and to current Skylight Opera Theatre

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Center Opera Company of
Minneapolis – 1963

*MINNEAPOLIS, MN -
Children’s Theatre Company – 2400
Third Avenue South – Regional Theatre Tony Award 2003

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Orpheum Theatre – 1921

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -
Theatre de la Jeune – Regional Theatre
Tony Award® 2005

MILWAUKEE, WI –
Alhambra Theater
– 3000 seats – 1896-1960 – demolished 1961

MILWAUKEE, WI – Avalon Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed

MILWAUKEE, WI -
Blatz Temple

MILWAUKEE, WI – Grand Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed

MILWAUKEE, WI – Juneau Theatre – Mitchell
Street – 1911

MILWAUKEE, WI -
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
- Water & State Streetscelebrating 40th Anniversary 2009

MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Repertory Theatre –
1954 – founded as Fred Miller Theatre – moved to Wehr Theatre (504 seats) – 1973
Court Street Theatre was added

MILWAUKEE, WI – National Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed & demolished

MILWAUKEE, WI -

Oriental Theater
– a cinema treasure – made into a triplex – The two smaller
theaters do carry the theme with them as well. The Oriental holds the world
record as the longest running continuous showing of “Rocky Horror Picture Show”
which is shown every Second Saturday night, (since 1978) complete with an acting
troupe leading the crowd and people bring the correct props for the show

MILWAUKEE, WI -
Pabst Theater – built
in 1995 fell into hard times and there was talk of tearing it down for.. a
parking lot. In 1976 because of the efforts of several people in town it was
remodeled and restored to it’s original beauty

MILWAUKEE, WI -
)Stackner
Wells Street Cabaret
– 108 East Wells Street – cabaret venue

MILWAUKEE, WI -
Venetian
Theatre
– 1927 – 37th & Center St – atmospheric – 1430 seats – became
furniture store – was abandoned – demolished 2007

MILWAUKEE, WI – Zenith Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Children’s Theatre Company -
winner of Tony Award 2003 for best regional theatre

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Granada Theater

*MINNEAPOLIS, MN -
Guthrie Theatre – 1963 (1,437)- 50th anniversary 2013
originally the Minneapolis Theatre – opened May 7, 1963 with Hamlet directed by Sir Tyrone Guthrie – (1441 seats_ – the company is
hoping to leave the current theatre for a larger space in 2005 – building will
be demolished and Guthrie will move into an expanded Walker Art Center next door
- winner of Regional Theatre Tony Award 1982 – The new Guthrie arts facility was
designed by French architect Jean Nouvel and will include an 1,100-seat thrust
theatre, a 700-seat proscenium stage, flexible 250-seat studio theatre and
classrooms for more than 100,000 annual education participants. Production
facilities, restaurants and rehearsal spaces will also be part of the proposed
center – Cherry Orchard (Hume Cronyn,Jessica Tandy) 1965 – will reopen at its
new $125 million complex with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the Jazz
Age work will run July 15/06-Sept. 10/06 – new building will house 1,100-seat
thrust stage, 700-seat proscenium theater and 250-seat studio theater, along
with offices, production and support facilities, classrooms, restaurants, bars

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Homewood Theater –
Atmospheric style – closed & demolished

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Lyric Theater – 1885-1923 –
1700 seats

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Northtown Theater

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -
Orchestra Hall

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -
Orpheum Theatre – built
1921

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Pence Opera House – early
1900s burlesque house

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Surburban World Theater –
Atmospheric style – closed

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Theatre Comique – early
1900s burlesque house

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -Theatre
de la Jeune Lune
– company founded 1978 – winner of 2005 regional theatre
tony award – closes end of July 2008

MINNEAPOLIS, WS – Tyrone Guthrie Theatre -
late 1950s

*MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Walker Art Center – see
Guthrie Theatre

MISSOURI REPERTORY THEATRE – see Kansas City
Repertory Theatre

MISSION VIEJO, CA – Saddleback College – 28000
Marguerite Parkway – cabaret venue

MOBILE, AL -
Municipal Auditorium and
Theater

*MONMOUTH, ME – 1970 – 2nd season of Summer
Shakespeare

MONTEREY, CA -
First theatre -
1840, corner of Pacific and Scott

MONTEREY, CA – Golden State 3 Theater –
Atmospheric style – being demultiplexed 2005

MONTE RIO, CA – Rio Theater

MONTE VISTA, CO – Broadway Opera House – 1896
– 600 seats – 1930s became mortuary

MONTGOMERY, AL -
Capri

MONTGOMERY, AL -
Shakespeare Theater
MONTGOMERY, MD – Olney Theatre Centre – founded 1938, North of Washington, D.C. – built on site of former roller rink – major reno 1940 – houses 3 theatres and amphitheatre which hosts Summer Shakespeare Festival – mainstage 429 seats – home to National Players since 1949 – appeared here the likes of Helen Hayes, Lillian Gish, Gloria Swanson, Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, Carol Channing, Ian McKellen, and Marcia Gay Harden to name but a few

MONTICELLO, MS – Mono Theatre
MONTICELLO, NY – Concord Hotel Resort – Feb, 2012 – Two companies are planning to develop the largest now defunct resort in upstate New York in decades — a $600 million entertainment, housing and gambling complex on the grounds of a once-famous borscht belt hotel – project includes a proposal to move Monticello racetrack and slot machine parlor to the site of the hotel, the Concord, where Milton Berle, Danny Kaye and Buddy Hackett once entertained vacationing New Yorkers

MONTROSE, CO – Buddecke and Diehl Opera House
– 1888 – torn down 1959

MONTROSE, CO – Gray Opera House/Montrose Opera
House – became Empress Theatre – 300 seats – closed 1939

MONTVILLE, NJ – Barn Theatre – now in 85th season – started as Mountain Lakes Dramatic Guild with “Icebound” in 1928 – WWII was spent entertaining troupes at Fort Dix – 1953 company used former blacksmith shop – now over 1100 subscribers

MORGANTON, NC – Alva Theatre

MOUNT AIRY, PA – Mount Airy Casino Resort -
opened Oct/07 – built on site of Mount Airy Lodge which had heyday in 1960s -
188 room hotel to open in November/07 – nightclub by end of 2007 with featured
entertainers – retail and conference centre are in the works

MOUNT CARMEL, IL -
Palace Theatre

MOYLAN, PA – Hedgerow Theatre (136 seats) -
(near Philadelphia) opened 1923 – 2nd oldest rep company in U.S. – a converted
Grist Mill dating from 1840 and abandoned in 1956 – world premieres of
Winesburg, Ohio 1934; In the Summer House 1951; White Clouds Black Dreams 1973;
Low on High 1978

MUKEGON, MI – see Traverse City, MI

MUNCIE, IN – Rivoli Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed & demolished

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NACOGDOCHES, TX – Main Theatre – abandoned

NAPA VALLEY, CA -
Napa Valley Opera House -
1000 Main Street – reopened August 2003 after 89 years of darkness – Margrit
Biever Mondavi Theatre – closed 1914 – John Philip Sousa

NAPERVILLE, IL -
Crossroads Theater – 22 East
Chicago Ave – two theatres, 158 seats and 75 seats transformed from second floor
office space

NAPLES, FL – Regal Hollywood 20 – Atmospheric
style

NASHVILLE, TN -
Grand Ole Opry House

NASHVILLE, TN – Nashville Childrens Theatre –
founded 1931 – oldest childrens theatre in the U.S.

NASHVILLE, TN -
Ryman Auditorium original home of Grand Ole
Opry

NASHVILLE, TN -
Schermerhorn Symphony Center -
new home to Nashville Symphony 2006 – 1,872-seat auditorium to match the shoebox
shape of the fabled Musikvereinsaal in Vienna and Concertgebouw in Amsterdam

*NASHVILLE, TN -
Tennessee Performing Arts Center – Andrew
Jackson Hall, James K. Polk Theatre

NEWARK, NJ – Loew’s State Theater – Broad &
new Sts – 1921 – movies & vaudeville

NEWARK, NJ – Opera House – early 1900s
burlesque house

NEWARK, NJ – Prudential Center

NEWARK, NJ – RKO Proctor’s Place Theatre

NEWARK, NJ – Stanley Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed

NEW BEDFORD, MA -
Zeiterion Theatre – built
1923

NEWBERRY, SC -
Newberry Opera House – built
1881

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -
Crossroads Theater
- 7 Livingston Ave – 300 seats – built 1991 as home to the Crossroads Theatre
Company – the Nation’s leading African American theatre – winner of the 1999
Tony for Regional Theatre

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -
State Theatre -
15 Livingston Avenue – 1800 seats – built 1921 as vaudeville and silent movie
palace

NEWCASTLE, CO – Hahan Opera House – before
1892 – movie house in 1920s – burned 1950

NEWCASTLE, PA – Cascade Theater

NEW HAVEN, CT – Dixwell Playhouse

*NEW HAVEN, CT -
Long Wharf Theatre – founded 1965 –
situated in meat and produce terminal (484 seats) – Demolition of the Coliseum
sports arena in New Haven will free up six acres of prime downtown real estate;
part of that area will become the new home of the 40-year-old Long Wharf Theater
- new theater will have two performance spaces: the Mainstage Newton Schenk
Theater and Stage II Changing Room 1973; Shadow Box 1977; Gin Game 1977;
American Buffalo 1980; – has intimate Stage 2 – winner of Regional Theatre Tony
Award 1978

NEW HAVEN, CT – Princess Theatre

*NEW HAVEN, CT -
Shubert Performing Arts Centre (Shubert
Theatre)
– opened 1914 with Belle of Bond Street – 1820 seats; Robinson
Crusoe (Al Jolson) 1916 – was major tryout centre with shows like: 19320s and
1930s – Desert Song; A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court; Of Thee I
Sing; Barretts of Wimpole Street; Leave It To Me 1938; 1940s and 1950s Away We
Go (which changed to Oklahoma-1943); Carousel 1945; Allegro 1947; Streetcar
Named Desire 1947; Call Me Madam; South Pacific 1949; and 1950s and 1960s The
King and I 1951; Teahouse of the August Moon; Desperate Hours; Call Me Madam;
Long Day’s Journey Into Night; Pipe Dream 1955; My Fair Lady 1956; Sound of
Music 1959. Closed from 1976 and reopened 1984 as The Shubert Performing Arts
Center – sold to Connecticut Association for the Performing Arts 2013

NEW HAVEN, CT – Yale University and Repertory
Theatre – performed as early as 1771 – among the first Conscious Lovers; Beaux
Strategem – 1925 drama department inaugurated – 1966 Yale Repertory Theatre
founded – 1968 moved into church conversion – 1975 reconstructed to 4
auditoriums – the 2 smaller used by the school – Connecticut will contribute $30
million to support the construction of a new Long Wharf Theatre venue in
downtown New Haven on the site currently occupied by the vacant New Haven
Coliseum – The lease at the current home expires in 2010

*NEW HOPE, PA -
Bucks County Playhouse – reopening Summer 2012 -
opened 1939 – was former gril in 1930s – derelict since l 2010 – With the acquisition of the former National Pastime space, Profiles now operates three theatres in total, including its long-time home at 4147 N. Broadway and The Second Stage at 3408 N. Sheffield – list of performers who have played there includes Kim Hunter, Helen Hayes, Kitty Carlisle, Colleen Dewhurst, Shirley Booth, Sara Seegar, Lillian Gish, June Lockhart, Frances Reid, Peggy McCay, Grace Kelly, Bonnie Franklin, Kaye Ballard, Sandy Dennis, Farley Granger, Robert Redford, Paul Lynde, Kevin McCarthy, Bert Lahr, Leslie Nielsen, Jack Klugman, Gale Gordon, Roddy McDowell, Walter Matthau, Merv Griffin and Larry Hagman, among many others

NEW HOPE, PA – The Main Stage – 4139 N Broadway – opens April 2012 – home of Profiles Theatre – next door to 65t space, which will be renamed Alley Stage – was former National Pastime Space

NEW HOPE, PA -
Odette’s – South River Road – piano bar and
cabaret space, set in a handsome 200-year-old inn, features New York and
Philadelphia entertainers. It takes its name from stage and screen star Odette
Mytril Logan, who opened a French restaurant there in 1961

NEW LONDON, CT -
Garde Theatre – built 1926 – 325 State
St – 1600 seats – closed 1977 – restored to Garde Arts Center

NEW LONDON, MN -
Little Crow Players

NEW ORLEANS, LA – American Theatre – 1824

NEW ORLEANS, LA –
French Opera House
1859 – destroyed 1919

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Hotel Monteleone – Carousel
Bar – 2006 is the 20th Annual Tennessee Williams Festival in this famous bar —
as it has since 1949 – Ernest Hemingway drank here. So did Truman Capote. But
pride of place went to New Orleans’ favourite son, Tennessee Williams – It’s not
as lavish as in previous years, even though such celebrities as Richard Thomas,
Tab Hunter, Rex Reed and Stephanie Zimbalist have all come down to participate
for free – Blanche and Beyond, the one-man show based on Williams’ letters in
which Richard Thomas

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Dixie’s Bar of Music – Ray
Bourbon

NEW ORLEANS, LA – French Opera House – opened
mid 1800s – grandest theatre and part of bustling theatre district in French
Quarter that started late 1700s, until Opera House burned down in 1919 – now
Puccini Bar located at the Inn on the Bourbon, a hotel built on the site of the
French Opera House

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Jefferson Theatre

NEW ORLEANS, LA -
Le Chat Noir- 715 St.
Charles Avenue – cabaret venue
NEW ORLEANS, LA – Le Petit Theatre – community theatre founded 1916 – in this location since 1922 – closed Dec 2010 – to reopen soon

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Lyric Theatre – key theatre
for black vaudeville performers – great jazz performers came out of this curcuit
T.O.BA. and played New York’s Palace and the fabulous Apollo Theatre – Ma Rainey
and Bessie Smith appeared here – burned down in 1927

NEW ORLEANS, LA -
Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the
Performing Arts
– damage to the city’s other major theatres – Katrina’s
effects on the Municipal Auditorium and Mahalia Jackson theatre – wasn’t as
severe, and he expects them to be operational within the year

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Moore’s Large Building – New
Orleans – 1806

NEW ORLEANS, LA -

Municipal Auditorium
– Katrina’s effects on the Municipal Auditorium and
Mahalia Jackson theatre – wasn’t as severe, expects to be operational within the
year

NEW ORLEANS, LA – My Oh My Club – Jose Sarria
– drag revues

NEW ORLEANS, LA – New American Theatre – 1840

NEW ORLEANS, LA – New Charles Street Theatre –
1843

NEW ORLEANS, LA – New Orleans Theatre of the
Performing Arts – 2300 seats – 1973

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Old French Opera House -
1859

NEW ORLEANS, LA -
Orpheum Theatre – built 1921 -
severely flooding two of its oldest theatres – the Orpheum and the Saenger -
both listed on the national registry of historic places – recovery from Katrina
has been all but stagnant – the future of the 85-year-old theatre, which for
years has served as home to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, is uncertain

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre
– 1922

NEW ORLEANS, LA -
Preservation Hall

NEW ORLEANS, LA -
Saenger Performing
Arts Centre
– North Rampart Street – results of Aug/05 hurricane Katrina not
known -opened 1927 (4000 seats)- built for movies and stage shows – historic
theatrical touring house in Atmospheric style – in 1933 the Saenger Theatre did
away with all its live performance elements and became a ‘talking pictures’
theatre only – In 1964 ABC Interstate Theatres turned the Saenger into a
‘piggyback’ theatre – 1978 renovated to make arts centre – 1980 reopened with
2794 seats – concert venue until 2005 – severely flooding two of its oldest – the Orpheum and the Saenger -
both listed on the national registry of historic places – renovations underway
since Hurricane Katrina – reopens October 2013 with Book of Mormon (touring production)

NEW ORLEANS, LA – St. Charles Theatre – 1835

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Storyville District –
originally the Red Light District – famous club featuring Louis Armstrong,
Jellyroll Morton and other jazz greats – new club has taken the name

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Theatre St. Pierre – 1807 -
only ran for three seasons, but 1st opera (Sylvain presented here in 1796

NEWPORT, RI – Brick Market Theatre – 1793 –
later named Newport Theatre – in use until 1842

NEWPORT, RI -
Newport Jazz
Festival
– 50th season 2004

NEWPORT, RI – Newport Theatre – see Brick
Market Theatre

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – Lido Cinema – Atmospheric
style

NEWARK, NJ – RKO Proctor’s Palace

NIAGARA FALLS, NY -
Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel
- Bear’s Den Showroom – 443 seats – top music acts; Seneca Events Center – 2200
seat venue showcases biggest names in show business

NORMAL, IL -
Normal Theatre – 1937 -
closed May 1990 after being 2 screen theatre

NEW YORK, NY -
New York Theatres

NORTH
CAROLINA THEATRE

NORTHAMPTON, MA – Academy of Music – 1890

NORTHAMPTON, MA – Calvin Theater – 1923 –
closed 1994 – now performing arts center

NORTH HAMPTON, PA -
Lyric Theatre
(Roxy)
– built 1921 – reopened as Roxy 1933 – 1950s used for concerts i.e.
Fabian, Springsteen, Manchester, Joel

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA – Circle Theatre at the El
Portal Center for the Arts – 5269 Lankershim Boulevard

NORTHPORT, NY – Northport Theatre – single
screen movie theater has been on the property since 1912; was rebuilt in 1932
after a fire – 450 seats

NORWICH, CT – Spirit of Broadway Theater – 24
Chestnut St

NYACK, NY –
Helen Hayes Theatre
– 117 Main Street
NYACK, NY – Tappan Zee Playhouse – Known as the Broadway Theater when it opened in 1911, the Tappan Zee Playhouse has been both a vaudeville house and a movie theater. Headliners have included Edgar Bergen, Gloria Swanson and Nyack’s own Helen Hayes. The building has gone through several cycles of activity followed by dormancy. The building closed after a series of fires in the 1970s, and a preservation group formed in 1979 to reopen the classically-inspired theater. Eventually the building was gutted and a new roof was installed. Plans for final restoration were put off by an economic downturn and lack of financial support, and the project abandoned when the Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center opened in the old Nyack Cinema East in the 1990s – shuttered after fire in 1976 – demolished 2004

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OAK BROOK, IL -
First Folio Shakespeare Festival -
founded 1996 – now in 12th year of producing – 80 seat chamber seat theatre
added 2005 in formal library of Mayslake Hall – located in western suburb of
Chicago

OAKDALE, NY – CM Performing Arts Center –
built 1951 as single-screen theater – converted 1997 – 394 seats

OAKLAND, CA –
Grand Lake
Theater

*OAKLAND, CA -
Paramount Theatre
- 1931 – Art Deco masterpiece – atmospheric

OAKLAND, CA –
Yoshi’s
– jazz venue on Jack London Square serves tasty Asian fare and
features comfortable tiered seating. “It’s a beautifully created showroom.”
Among past big-name performers: Oscar Peterson and Bobby Short

ODESSA, TX -
Ector Theatre – reopened
2001

ODESSA, TX – Lyric Theatre

ODESSA, TX – Scott Theatre – abandoned

OGDEN, UT – Main Theatre – abandoned

OGUNQUIT, ME –
Ogunquit Playhouse
1937

OKAUCHEE, WI -
Golden
Mast Inn
– W349 N5253 Lacy’s Lane, Okauchee – cabaret venue

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Lyric Theatre

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Mummers Theatre – 1970

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –
Oklahoma City Repertory Company -
Freede Little Theatre at Civic Centre – 286 seats

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Regal Windsor Hills 10 –
closed 2005

OLATHE, CO – Chimney Hall – 1897 – now
community centre

OLATHE, CO – Olathe Opera House – 1900 – movie
house 1914 – burned 1918

OLATHE, CO – Rhodes Hall – burned down – now
garage

OLD BETHPAGE, NY – Cultural Arts Playhouse –
built 1962 as single screen theater – converted 1995 – 250 seats

OLD FORGE, NY – Strand Theater>

OLD SAYBROOK, CT -
Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts
Center & Theatre
– 96 year building which started as a theatre and remained
until 1940s when old town hall took over, is to be converted to arts center -
original balcony to be used in new theatre with 268 seats – to also display
Hepburn memorabilia

OLYMPIA, WA – Ladyfest – no future events
planned

OMAHA, NE -
Brandeis Theater

OMAHA, NE – Indian Hills Theater – 1962-2001 –
demolished

OMAHA, NE – Rose Blumkin Performing Arts
Center – Atmospheric style

*OREGON –
Oregon Shakespearian Festival
– 1935 – three theatres – open air Elizabethan
(1200)(new Elizabethan stage 1959)/600 seat Angus Bowmer (1970) and Black
Swan(1977) (150)

*ORLANDO, FL -
Disneyworld – see also Universal
Orlando Resort

ORLANDO, FL -
Epcot Center – see also
Disneyworld

ORLANDO, FL – Orlando Broadway Dinner Theatre
- closed 2004 after more than 30 years, under various names, including Mark Two

ORLANDO, FL -
Orlando Opera Company – 1111 North
Orange Avenue – 2008 is 50th season

ORLANDO, FL -
Orlando Repertory Theatre – (1001 East
Princeton St)

ORLANDO, FL -
Plaza Theater – 425 North Bumby Ave
- newly renovated historic venue, 2 theatres with 867 seats and 272 seats resp.

ORLANDO, FL -

Winter Park Playhouse
– 711B Orange Avenue, Winter Park

OSAGE, IA – Watts Theater – 1950 – 575 seats

OURAY, CO – Wright Opera House – 1888 – 500
seats

OYSTER BAY, NY – looking at turning a former
Knights of Columbus Hall on Summit Street into a performing arts center

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PADUCAH, KY – Columbia Theatre – abandoned

PAGOSA SPRINGS, CO – Gross Grand Opera House –
1895 – now Wells Fargo Bank

PALM BEACH, FL -

Royal Room at the Colony Hotel
– 155 Hammond Avenue – cabaret venue

PALM SPRINGS, CA -

Dolly’s Palm Springs
– currently relocating – reopening in July 2003

PALO ALTO, CA – Aquarius Theater – Atmospheric
style

PALO ALTO, CA -
Stanford Theatre

PALO ALTO, CA -
Varsity Theatre

PAONIA, CO – Grewel Opera House – ca 1898 –
torn down 1957

PAONIA, CO – Paonia Opera House – 1906 –
burned 1995

PARAMUS, NJ – The Mall – 1960 – 550 seats

PARKERSBURG, WV -
Smoot Theatre – built
1926

PARK FOREST, IL – Holiday Theatre – 340 Main
St – 1950 – 2003 – became 5 screen theatre 1990 – now closed

PARK RIDGES, IL – Pickwick Theatre – 1928

PARK RIVER, ND –
Lyric Theater
– silent picture era theater – restored

*PASADENA, CA -
Pasadena Community Playhouse -
1918 – refurbished and reopened 1925 – 820 seats – followed by College of
Theatre Arts – Radio Gals 1995 – closed 1969 – properties auctioned off in 1970
but was restored and reopened in 1986 – being shuttered Feb 7/10 trying to
refinance – emerged from bankruptcy summer 2010 – reopening with Fall 2010 production

PASADENA, CA -
Raymond Theatre – opened 1921 – 2000
seats – has had various names – Crown Theatre 1948, Perkins Palace 1979, before
being restored to it’s original magnificent splendour

PASKO, WA – Pasco Theatre

PATCHOGUE, LONG ISLAND, NY – Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts – opened 1923 as vaudeville house under name Ward and Glynne’s Theatre with over 1,200 seats – 1929 became movie house – 1980 purchased for multiplex with 3 screens but soon sat empty until 1996 and
completed $7 million in renovations with support from federal and state
government grants – reopened 1998 as legitimate theatre with 1189 seats

PATERSON, NJ – Opera House 1866

PAULSBORO, NJ -
Hill Theatre

PAXTON, IL – Paxton Majestic Theatre

PEEKSKILL, NY – Paramount Center for the Arts
– 1930 – 1600 seats – restored

PEKIN, IL – Pekin Theatre – Atmospheric style
– closed & demolished

PELAHATCHIE, MS – Park Theatre

PENDLETON, OR – United Artists Theatre

PENSACOLA, FL – Rex Theatre – abandoned

PENSACOLA, FL – Saenger Theater – Atmospheric
style

PENSACOLA, FL – University 16 (Regal)
University 8 to close 2005

PERTH AMBOY, NJ – Majestic Theater

PETERSBURG, VA -
Camp Lee Theatre No. 1
Philadelphia provides its residents with seven film theaters and 50 screens

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Academy of Music – built 1857 – Broad & Locust – 2938 seats, was home to the Philadelphia Orchestra until 2001 when Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts opened
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Adelphia – 1876 – Broad & Cherry – 300 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Adelphi – 1907-1937 – Broad & Cherry – 1341 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Adrienne Theatre – 2030 Sanson St
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Alhambra – 1910-1961 – 1628 Passyunk – 1449 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Allegheny – 1912-1956 – 3141 Frankford – 2855 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – American Museum – see Dumont’s
PHILADELPHIA, PA – American Opera House – see Southwark
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Amateur Drawing Room – 1865-1882 – 17th & Chestnut – 700 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Amphitheatre – 1863-1865 – 12th & market
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Annenberg Center – University of Pennsylvania
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Arch Street Theatre- 1828 – see Chestnut Street Theatre – Caius Marius – 1831, Oralloossa or Last of the Incas – 1832 (5)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Apollo – 1811 – Apollo & South
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Arch Street – 1828-1936 – 609 Arch – 1911 seats – razed 1936
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Academy of Music – built 1857 – Broad & Locust – 2938 seats, was home to the Philadelphia Orchestra until 2001 when Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts opened
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Adelphi – 1907 – Broad & Cherry St – demolished 1937 – twin to Lyric
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Aldine – 19th & Chestnut St
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Allegheny – 1912 – 3141 Franford Ave
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Ambassador – 1921 – 5542 Baltimore Ave
PHILADELPHIA, PA – American Academy of Music – 1857 – Broad & Locust Sts
PHILADELPHIA, PA – American Music Theatre Festival – founded 1984 – see Prince Music Theatre
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Arcadia – 1915 – 1529 Chestnut St – became fast food place 1978
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Arch Street Opera House – see Trocadero
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Art Pantheon – see Rickett’s Amphitheatre – 6th & Chestnut St – wooden structure – 600-700 seats – burned 1799
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Belvedere – see Hill
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Bijou – 1877 – 253 N 8th & Race – 1200 seats – lst of 10 theatres to be named Bijou – 1884 became Forepaugh’s – demolished 1960
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Boyd Theatre – 1928 – 19th & Chestnut – restoring for 2006 – last of Art Deco movie palaces in this city – on endangered list
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Breeze – 1911-1953 – 1638 Point Breeze – 1200 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Broad – 1876-1886 – Broad & Cherry – 677 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Broad Street – 1876-1937 – Broad & Locust – 1406 seats – see Kiralfy’s
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Broadway – 1913-1971 – 2042 S Broad – 2183 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Budco Regency Twin – Atmospheric style – closed & demolished
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Cariola Hall – 1920-1929 – 7th & Christian – 750 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Carman – 1928-1978 – Germantown & Allegheny – 2200 seats – 8 years later the 2200 seat theatre opened across street – the first operated as Galard Theatre
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Central Theatre – early 1900s burlesque house
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Cheltenham Theater – Atmospheric style – closed & demolished
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Chestnut Street Keith’s – see Keith’s
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Chestnut Street Opera House – 1880s – 1021 Chestnut – 1656 seats – torn down 1940
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Chestnut Street Theatre – 1793-1820 – 6th & Chestnut – sometimes called New – company brought from England but was not opened until 1794 because of yellow fever epidemic – America’s first proscenium-style theatre – 2000 seats – sometimes known as Old Drury – 1820 damaged by fire – refurbished and reopened in 1822 as New – Superstition 1824, Triumph at Plattsburg 1830, Eighth of January 1829, Indian Princess or La Belle Sauvage 1808, Deformed or Woman’s Trial – 1830 (4)built in 1793 (2000 seats) burned in 1856 and rebuilt in 1863 – demolished 1917; 2nd – Chestnut Street – 1822-1855 – 6th & Chestnut – 1100 seats – razed 1855
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Chinese Museum – 1838-1854 – 1211-15 Chestnut between 12th & 13th  – 3000 seats on lower floor and 5000 on upper
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Circle Theater – 1929 – 4652 Frankford – 2991 seats – Atmospheric style – closed
PHILADELPHIA, PA – City Museum – 1854-1890 – 415 Callowhill
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Colonial – 1907-1914 – 15th & Chestnut – 600 seats; 2nd Colonial – 1913-1963 – 5526 Germantown – 2552 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Colosseum Cyclorama – 1876 – Broad & Locust
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Columbia – 1857-1912 – 520 N 3rd
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Commodore – 1928 – 43rd & Walnut
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Concert Hall – 1853-1894 – 1217 Chestnut
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Crosskeys – 1914-1957 – 5931 Market – 1995 seats – on former site of tavern and hotel of same name
PHILADELPHIA, PA – <a href=”http://www.andreas-praefcke.de/carthalia/”>Curtis Hall</a>
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Curtis Institute
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Diamond – 2119 Germantown – 1920
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Dixie Rose – 1915-1935 – 151 Levering – 950 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Doak’s Hall – 1880-1914 – 1216 Moore
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Dumonts – 1870-1929 – originally called American Museum, Menagerie and Theatre – 9th & Arch 900 seats – burned 1929<p>
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Dunbar Theatre – 1919 –1400 seats – northeast corner of Broad and Lombard Streets – Erected by Black bankers, this theater was home to the Lafayette Players, popular vaudeville entertainers. Later bought by white interests and renamed the Lincoln, it hosted major Black performers from the 1920s into the 1940s – Within the Law 1919 – devoted to black productions for black audiences – In the 1930s and 40s, hosted many of the country’s top African-American entertainers, including Duke Ellington, Lena Horne and the Nicholas brothers – demolished in 1950s
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Duse Art – 1930 – 1821 Ranstead
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Earle – 1924-1953 – 11th & Market – 2768 seats – opened as Elrae – demolished 1953
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Eleventh Street Opera – 1895 – Dumont’s Minstrels – demolished in 1911
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Elrae – see Earle
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Emerson’s Bar and Grill – 1959 – seedy bar – one of last venues for late great Billie Holliday, fictional?
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Empire – 1891-1898 – Broad & Locust – 1590 seats – replaced by Walton Hotel 1898; 2nd Empire – 1901-1928 – 4650 Frankford
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Erien Theater – Atmospheric style – closed & demolished
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Erlanger – 1927-1978 – 21st & Market – 1890 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Eureka – 40th & Market – 1913
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Fairmount – 1913-1959 – 26th & Fairmont – 1243 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Fay’s – 1914-1964 – 4032 Market – 1826 seat
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Federal Hall – 1870-1901 – 17th & Federal
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Felton – Rising Sun & Loudon – 1919 – 1362 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Fern Rock – 1828-1992 – 6017 N 5th – 1289 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Forepaugh’s – 1877-1960 – 253 N 8th – 1300 seats – see Bijou
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Forrest – 1907-1927 – Broad & Sansom – 1820 seats – replaced by Fidelity Trust; 2nd Forrest – 1928 – 11th & Walnut – 1889 seats – replaced earlier one on Broad St – restored 1978
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Forum – 1928 – 5231 Frankford – 1777 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Fox – 1923-1980 – 16th & Market – 2423 seats; 2nd Fox – Broad & Locust – 1927
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Frankford – 1914-1955 – 4711 Frankford – 1595 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Frankford Opera – 1885-1910
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Galard – see Carman
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Garden – 1923-1938 – 4th & Spring Garden – 1000 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Garrick – 1901-1936 – 1330 Chestnut – 1561 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Gayety – 1892-1953 – 237 N 8th – 1425 seats – torn down 1953
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Gem – 1910-1913 – 1619 South
PHILADELPHIA, PA – German – 1906 – Marshall & Gerrard – 1000 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Germantown – 5508 Germantown – 1911
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Germantown Opera House – 1883 – 4900 Germantown
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Gilmore’s Auditorium – 1893-1935 – 809 Walnut – 2346 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Girard Avenue – 1891-1964 – 621 W Girard – 900 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Globe – 1914-1929 – Juniper & Market – 1710 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Grand Opera House/Nixon’s Grand – 1888-1940 – Broad & Montgomery – home of National Opera Co – later became Nixon Grand – 3085 seats – demolished 1940
PHILADELPHIA, PA – <a href=”http://www.andreas-praefcke.de/carthalia/”>Hammerstein’s Metropolitan Opera House</a>
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Harold Prince – 1971 – 37th & Walnut – 165 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Hill – 8320 Germantown – opened as Belvedere in 1916
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Holme – 1929-1951 – 8049 Frankford – 1364 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Horticultural Hall – 1867-1917 – 250 S Broad – 1050 seats – destroyed by fire 1881 – rebuilt & fire again 1893 – 1918 building replaced by Sam S. Shubert Memorial Theatre
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Irvine Auditorium – 1927 – 34th & Spruce – 2127 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Italia – 1914-1966 – 733 Christian – 680 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Karlton – 1412 Chestnut – 1921 – see Midtown
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Keith’s – also known as Chestnut Street Keith’s – 1902-1971 – 1116 Chestnut – 2273 seats – 1949 became motion picture house – demolished 1971
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Keith’s Bijou – 1889 – 1200 seats – 8th & Race – went from vaudeville to burlesque
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Kent – 1928-1989 – 2649 Kensington – 1932 seats – see People’s Theatre
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Keystone – 1911-1959 – 1026 Lehigh – 1884 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts – opened 2001 – includes 2500 seat Verizon Hall for the Philadelphia Orchestra and a 650 seat Perelman Theatre
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Kiralfy’s Alhambra Palace – 1876 – later became Broad St Theatre – demolished 1937
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Lailson’s Amphitheatre – 1797 – 5th & Locust
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Lawndale
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Leader – 1912-1968 – 4102 Lancaster – 988 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Liberty – 1910-1974 – 1425 Columbia – 1635 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Lincoln – 1919-1955 – Broad & Lombard – 1400 seats – opened as black theatre Dunbar featuring Lafayette Players
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Locust St – 1927-1982 – 411 Locust – 1580 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Logan – 1924-1964 – 4732 N Broad – 1894 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Long’s Varieties – 1859-1900 – 758 S 3rd
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Lubin’s Cineograph – 1898
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Lyceum – 1854-1918
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Lyric – 1905-1937 – Broad & Cherry – 1629 seats – demolished 1937 – twin to Adelphi
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Mann Music Centre – 1976 – 52nd & Parkside – 3934 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Mask and Wig – 1894 – 310 S Quince
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Mastbaum – 1929-1958 – 20th & Market – 4746 seats – originally to be called Jules – closed 1958 – demolished same year
PHILADELPHIA, PA – <a href=”http://mauckingbirdtheatreco.org”>Mauckingbird Theatre Company</a> -  Philadelphia’s only professional theatre company devoted to gay-themed work
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Melodeon – 1854-1861 – 6th & Chestnut
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Merriam Theatre – see Sam S. Shubert
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Metropolitan Opera House – 1908 – Broad & Poplar – 3482 seats – originally called Philadelphia Opera House – was largest opera house in the world at that time – theatre remains unused
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Midway – 1932-1979 – Kensington & Allegheny – 2371 seats – closed 1977 – demolished 1979 – now fast food place
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Midtown – opened at Karlton location 1954 – became Midtown and twinned<p> – then home to legitimate theatre’s Prince Music Theatre in 1999
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Model – 1911-1958 – 425 South – 778 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – <a href=”http://mummersmuseum.com/”>Mummers Museum</a>
PHILADELPHIA, PA – <a href=”http://mummers.com/”>Mummers Parade</a> – you can’t get much more theatrical than this, see Fancies, and Fancy Brigades
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Municipal Auditorium – 1931 Civic Centre Blvd – 13,500 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Musical Fund Hall – 1824-1979 – 806 Locust – 800 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – National – 1837-1854 – 9th & Chestnut; 2nd National – 1874-1916 – 10th & Callowhill – 2415 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – New – see Chestnut St – Triumphs of Love or Happy Reconciliation 1795
PHILADELPHIA, PA – New Booth – 1724 Society Hill
PHILADELPHIA, PA – New Circus – 1809 – 9th & Walnut – renamed Olympic – 1820 became Walnut St Theatre – 1822 became Olympic again – 1827 became Philadelphia Theatre
PHILADELPHIA, PA – New Forrest – Walnut St – 1927
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Nixon – 1910-1984 – 28 S 52nd – 1870 seats – demolished 1984
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Nixon Grand – see Grand Opera House
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Northern Liberties – 1790-1791 – Front & Noble
PHILADELPHIA, PA – North Pole – 1909-1914 – 1426 South
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Old Academy Playhouse – 1932 – 3544 Indian Queen – 125 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Old Drury Theatre – see Chestnut Street Theatre – burned down in 1820
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Olympic Theatre – see New Circus; 2nd Olympic – 1873-1874 – 1224 Market – in shell of 1856 National Hall -2100 seats – fire 1874 destroyed; 3rd Olympic – early 1900s theatre used for burlesque
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Ongontz – 6033-35 Ogontz Ave – 1927
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Opera House – see Southwark
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Orpheum – 42 W Chelten Ave – 1912
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Palace – 1908-1971- 1214 Market – 1106 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Palm – 1887-1970 – Frankford & Norris – 1902 seats – became furniture store 1954 – demolished 1970
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Parisian Varieties – 1876 – 11th & Wood
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Park – 1889-1968 – Broad & Fairmont – 1694 seats – 1911 became burlesque house – demolished 1968; 2nd Park – 1876 – 17th & Ridge
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Pearl – 1927-1963 – 2047 Ridge – 1400 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Pennsylvania – 1836-1849 – 2nd & Coates
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Pennsylvania Museum – 1826 – 8th & Market
PHILADELPHIA, PA – People’s – 1890-1927 – 2649 Kensington – 2250 seats – 1928 gutted and Kent Theatre built
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Perelman Theatre – see Kimmel Center
PHILADELPHIA, PA – <a href=”http://www.philly-cabaret-theatre.com/”>Philadelphia Cabaret Theatre</a> – 507 South 8th Street – 99 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Philadelphia Grand Opera – 2 companies (Grand and Lyric) merged to form Opera Company of Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Philadelphia Lyric Opera 2 companies (Grand and Lyric) merged to form Opera Company of Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Philadelphia Musical Fund Society – 1820 – 1824 acquired church and became concert hall
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Philadelphia Opera House – see Metropolitan
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Philadelphia Playhouse – 1965 – 1991 Broad & Wood – 300 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Philadelphia School of Comic Opera
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Philadelphia School of Dramatist
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Philadelphia Theatre – see New Circus
PHILADELPHIA, PA – <a href=”http://www.phillytheatreco.com</a>Philadelphia Theatre Company</a> – name of its new home on the Avenue of the Arts will be the Suzanne Roberts Theater -  Broad and Lombard Streets on the Avenue of the Arts – company is about to move to almost completed, 365-seat new home in October, 2007 – Feb 2007, two PTC premieres will open in Gotham – PTC had long outgrown its rented quarters in the small, uncomfortable jewel-box Plays & Players Theater, built in 1919
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Playhouse in the Park – 1952 – Fairmount Park – 1437 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Plays & Players – 1912 – 1714 Delancey – 336 seats – see Philadelphia Theatre Company
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Plaza – 1907-1955 – 2437 S Broad – 1472 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Plumsted’s Playhouse – 1749-1849 – demolished middle of the 19th century
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Port of History Museum Concert Hall – 1982 – Penn’s Landing – 500 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Prince Music Theatre – 1412 Chestnut Street – opened 1999 as two venues, 446 seat theatre and smaller black box – founded 1984 as American Music Theater Festival – spent first 15 years without a home – found historic Midtown Theatre as home – Dreamgirls 2005 (3 month run-record for theatre)<p> – being auctioned off Oct 4/10 – converted to cinema during summer 2010 – may close doors in November, 2014
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Prince Theatre – Annenberg Center on University of Pennsylvania campus
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Prune Street – 1820-1830 – 518 Locust
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Public Ledger Concert – 1927-1930 – 6th & Chestnut – 400 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – <a href=”http://www.philly-cabaret-theatre.com/”>Philadelphia Cabaret Theatre</a> – 507 South 8th Street – 99 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Plumsted’s Playhouse – 1749-1849 – demolished middle of the 19th century
PHILADELPHIA, PA – <a href=”http://www.princemusictheater.org/”>Prince Music Theatre</a> – 1412 Chestnut Street – Dreamgirls 2005 (3 month run-record for theatre)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Regent – 1913 – 1632 Market – 5 name changes – demolished 1980 – at one time the area housed Center, Studio, Milgram, Fox, Stage Door, Regency, Duke and Duchess theatres
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Rex Theatre
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Rexy – 1928-1975 – 517 South – 2063 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Rickett’s Amphitheatre/Art Pantheon – 1795-1799 – 6th & Chestnut – see Art Pantheon
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Riviera – 1914-1962 – 4411 Main – 1500 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Roberts Theatre – named instead for its leading donor, Suzanne Roberts, a local actress and philanthropist – Ms. Roberts’s signature, blown up to Rushmore size as if on a very large check, forms marquee on the building, which is part of a condominium development called Symphony House
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Royal – 1920 – 1524 South – 1200 seats – black motion picture house
PHILADELPHIA, PA – St. George’s Hall – 1891-1902 – 1300 Arch – 542 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Sam S. Shubert Memorial – see Horticultural Hall – 250 S Broad – 1918 – restored 1987 – 1991 renamed Merriam
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Sedgewick – 7137 Germantown – 1928 – 1636 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Seventh Street Opera (1867-1883) – 47 N
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Shubert Theatre – 1918 – 250 S Broad – 1868 seats – acquired by Academy of Music in 1972 and refurbished – Lolita My Love 1971
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Society Hill Playhouse – 1958 – 507 S 8th – 242 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Society Hill Theatre – 1759 – South & Hancock
PHILADELPHIA, PA – South Street Theatre – see Southwark Theatre
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Southwark Theatre – South St – first permanent playhouse erected in America – outside the centre of the city – opened in 1766 (sometimes known as South Street Theatre)  – opened with The Provoked Wife 1766; Prince of Parthia 1767 – used as hospital 1777-78 – 1787 renamed Opera House – used until 1821 – partly destroyed by fire and demolished in 1912 – used as distillery prior to demolishment – Prince of Parthia 1767
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Spectrum – 1967 – Broad & Pattison – 19000 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Spruce
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Standard – 1889-1935 – 1124 South – 1500 seats; 2nd Standard – 1893-1918 – 4233 Frankford
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Stanley – 1921-1973 – 19th & Market – 2916 seats – when opened 1st Stanley became Stanton Theatre
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Strand – 1914-1971 – 3601 Germantown – 1679 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Stanton – 16th & Market – opened 1914 as Stanley
PHILADELPHIA, PA – State – 1929-1967 – 52nd & Chestnut – 3170 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Suzanne Roberts – see Philadelphia Theatre Company
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Tavern on Camac – 243 South Camac Street – cabaret venue
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Teatro delle Varieta – 1901 – 10325 8th
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Temple – 1885-1886 – 713 Chestnut – 2200 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts – 1908 – 334 South – 486 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Theatre on Society Hill – 1759 – South & Hancock – lasted only one season
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Tioga – 1915 – 3542 N 17th – 1400 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Towne Playhouse – 1914-1965 – 4159 Germantown – 500 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Town Hall – 1927-1983 – 150 N Broad – 1972 seats – built as Masonic Hall 1927 – sold 1938 and became theatre until 1970 when Masons purchased – demolished 1983 – 1900 seats – 700 seat auditorium on 6th floor and 1200 seat ballroom on 7th floor
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Trocadero – 1870 – 10th & Arch – 900 seats – originally Arch St Opera House – later other names – restored and reopened 1979
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Uptown – 1929 – 2240 N Broad – 2146 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – <a href=”http://www.ballparks.com/baseball/national/vetera.htm”>Vet Stadium</a> – opened April 1971 – demolished March 2004
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Victoria – 1909-1949 – 913 Market – 987 seats
*PHILADELPHIA, PA – <a href=”http://nealcomm.com/pi/theater.htm”>Walnut Street Theatre  – 9th & Walnut – celebrates 200th year Feb 3/09 – 1054 seats – 1809 built as a circus but converted to drama in 1811 – still in use as the oldest theatre in America (1052 seats) – In 1812, Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette were in the house for a performance of Richard Sheridan’s
“The Rivals.” In 1820, Edmund Kean wowed ‘em with Shakespeare, introducing the practice — then regarded as ludicrous
– of the curtain call. And P.T. Barnum also got his start at WSTtheatre was built by Circus of Pepin and Breschard which was a French/Spanich circus which toured the US from 1807 until 1815 – remodelled 1970 – Jack Cade 1835, Leonor de Guzman 1853 – theatre announced it has acquired the complete parking lot east of the historic theatre, a major step toward the Philadelphia company expanding and opening a new playhouse by 2009, the 200th anniversary of the creation of the venue – unique 350-seat theatre-in-the-round that would allow the Walnut a space to produce musicals, new works, Shakespeare, and a wider range of family and youth programming – building would also have new rehearsal space and classrooms for popular theatre school – see New Circus – noteworthy legit debuts, writers Anita Loos, Philip Barry, Rogers & Hart and Lerner & Lowe all got
their feet wet at Walnut Street. Arthur Miller’s first play, “The Man Who Had All the Luck” flopped at the venue; Among other noteworthy legit debuts, writers Anita Loos, Philip Barry, Rogers & Hart and Lerner & Lowe all got
their feet wet at Walnut Street. Arthur Miller’s first play, “The Man Who Had All the Luck” flopped at the venue;
George M. Cohan jumped from vaudeville to theater; and Gibson Girl Evelyn Nesbit performed “The Wild Rose.” Integral to the theater’s history is the Booth family — starting with patriarch Junius Brutus Booth — followed by
Edwin Booth, “the Hamlet of the 19th century,” who bought the theater and whose career temporarily hit the skids
when he was arrested after the Abraham Lincoln assassination by his brother John Wilkes – Another dynasty central to Philadelphia theater lore and Walnut history is that of the Barrymores. And James O’Neill
debuted his famous role as the Count of Monte Cristo, a theatrical event immortalized in his son’s “Long Day’s Journey
Into Night.” Eugene O’Neill’s “Emperor Jones” bowed at the Walnut with Charles Gilpin – More
starry firsts included Douglas Fairbanks, W.C. Fields, Will Rogers, Sophie Tucker, Kirk Douglas and director Joshua
Logan, while Henry Fonda tried out in “Mister Roberts” in 1948 (having recently been discharged from the Navy, he wore
his own uniform onstage) –
George M. Cohan jumped from vaudeville to theater; and Gibson Girl Evelyn Nesbit performed “The Wild Rose.” 1947, Streetcar with Jessica Tandy, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden in Elia
Kazan’s production -
starry firsts included Douglas Fairbanks, W.C. Fields, Will Rogers, Sophie Tucker, Kirk Douglas and director Joshua
Logan, while Henry Fonda tried out in “Mister Roberts” in 1948
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Warden – 1938 – 1920 Spruce – 150 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Washington Hall – 1816 – 3rd & Spruce – 6000 seats – burned 1823 – restored
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Washington Museum – 1826-1827 – 48 Market
PHILADELPHIA, PA – William Penn – 1909-1931 – 4063 Lancaster – 3230 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – William Plumstead’s Warehouse  – 1749
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Wilma Theatre
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Yiddish – 1887-1891 – Sauer & Hahn – 300 seats
PHILADELPHIA, PA – York Theater
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Zellerbach – 1971 – 37th & Walnut – 914 seats

Phoenix offers nine film theaters and over 120 screens
PHOENIX, AZ – Cine Capri – 600 seats – 1966 –
closed 1998 PHOENIX, AZ – Orpheum Theater – Atmospheric style

PHOENIX, AZ -
Phoenix Star Theatre

PHOENIX, AZ -
Sombrero Playhouse

PHOENIXVILLE, PA – Colonial Theatre – 1916 –
Harry Houdini – restored

*PINE BLUFF, AR -
Saenger and Community
Theatres
-

PIOCHE, NV – Thompson’s Opera House – abandoned

PITTSBURGH, PA – Academy of Music – early
1900s house playing burlesque

PITTSBURGH, PA – American Conservatory Theatre
(ACT) – founded 1964 – company moved in 1965 to Stanford University, then year
later took up residence at the Geary Theatre in San Francisco – in 1968 it added
a second house, the small Marines’ Memorial Theatre

PITTSBURGH, PA -
August Wilson Center for African
American Culture
– opens Sept 17/09 – 980 Liberty Avenue – formerly African
American Cultural Center of Greater Pittsburgh – 486 seat theatre – opened 2009 – now facing closure
PITTSBURGH, PA – Avenue Theatre – destroyed by
fire

PITTSBURGH, PA –

Benedum Center for the Performing Arts

PITTSBURGH, PA – Byham Theatre

PITTSBURGH, PA – Cabaret at Theatre Square -
opening in Theatre Square Complex – 246 seats – opening Nov 2004 with Forever
Plaid

PITTSBURGH, PA – Carnegie Institute of
Technology Theatre – 1914

PITTSBURGH, PA – Harris Theatre

PITTSBURGH, PA – O’Reilly Theatre

PITTSBURGH, PA – Pittsburgh Playhouse 1933 –
at first used the stage of a school, then performed in a converted speakeasy
before opening its own complex of three theatres in 1960 became associated with
Point Park College

*PITTSBURGH, PA -
Pittsburgh Public Theatre – 1933

*PITTSBURGH, PA -
Stanley Theatre
(Benedum Center)
– 1928 built as The Stanley Theatre (2885 seats)

PITTSFIELD, MA -
Colonial Theatre – 11 South St – built
1903 – see also Barrington Stage Co – Sheffield, MA

PLAINVIEW, TX – Grenada Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed
PLANO, TX – Rover Dramawerks – founded 2000 – venue since 2006 Cox Building Playhouse & Courtyard

POCATELLO, ID -
Chief Theatre

POCONOS, NY – Lake Tamiment – resort – Jerome
Robbins choreographer 5 summers

PONCA CITY, OK – Poncan Theatre – 1927 – First
and Grand – restored

PORT CHESTER, NY – Capitol Theatre – built 1926 for movies – 1,835 seats – used for bands 1970-1976 – refurbished 2012

PORT JEFFERSON, NY – Theatre Three – built
1870 as vaudeville/movie house – Atmospheric style converted 1980 – 400 seats

PORTLAND, ME -
Dreamland Theatre

PORTLAND, ME -
Jefferson Theatre

PORTLAND, ME -
Keith’s Theatre

PORTLAND, OR – Clover Club – Ray Bourbon

PORTLAND, OR -
Hollywood Theatre

PORTLAND, OR – Oriental Theatre – 1920s movie
house – housed Oregon Symphony Orchesta

PORTLAND, OR –
Performing Arts Center

PORTLAND, OR -
Wilf’s
Restaurant
– 800 NW Sixth Street – cabaret venue

PORT ORCHARD, WA – Port Orchard Twin – closed
2005

PORTSMOUTH, NH -
Music Hall – built 1876

*POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -
Collingswood Opera House (Bardavon Opera
House)
– opened 1869 as the Collingwood Opera House

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Galleria 16 replacing older
plex in mall 2005

PREMONT, TX – RIG Theatre – abandoned

PRINCETON, NJ -
Alexander Hall

*PRINCETON, NJ -
McCarter Theatre – winner of Regional
Theatre Tony Award 1994 – Three years in the making, the Roger S. Berlind
Theatre will on Sept. 8/03 become a reality when the ribbon is cut and the
curtain raised on the McCarter Theatre’s new auditorium – 350-seat theatre,
which was build at the rear of the current building. It will be used by both the
McCarter—which will increase its number of performances and productions—and
Princeton’s theatre and dance program. The McCarter will continue to use its
1100-seat main stage

PRINCETON, NJ – Triangle Club

PROVIDENCE, RI – Dorrance Street Theatre –
1838

PROVIDENCE, RI -
E.F. Albee Theatre

PROVIDENCE, RI -
Majestic Theatre

PROVIDENCE, RI – Providence Performing Arts Center – 3100 seat venue

PROVIDENCE, RI – Providence Theatre – 1795

PROVIDENCE, RI -
Trinity Square Repertory Theatre – 1964
- moved 1973 to present home the Lederer Theatre (a renovated cinema with two
performance spaces – 500-800 Upstairs Theatre and 300 seat Downstairs Theatre)
(formerly the Majestic which opened 1917 as a vaudeville house – renamed Shubert
Majestic – between 1912 and 1919 eight new theatres opened – 1926 turned to
movie house winner of Regional Theatre Tony Award 1981 – summer rep initiated
1978

PROVIDENCE, RI – Westminister Theatre – early
1900s burlesque house

PROVINCETOWN, MA – Bayside Betsy’s – 177 Commercial
Street

PROVINCETOWN, MA – Beaconlight – 12 Winthrop
Street

PROVINCETOWN, MA -
Cape Cod Theatre Project -
10 year old summer theatre festival

PROVINCETOWN, MA -
Crown and Anchor – 247 Commercial
Street

PROVINCETOWN, MA -
Esthers – 86 Commercial Street

PROVINCETOWN, MA – Franizzi’s – 530 Commercial
Street

PROVINCETOWN, MA – Gifford House, Porch Side
Bar – 11 Carver Street

PROVINCETOWN, MA -
Mews – 429 Commercial Street

PROVINCETOWN, MA -
Provincetown Playhouse – Bound East for
Cardiff – 1916 – see Wharf Theatre

PROVINCETOWN, MA – Somerset House – 378
Commercial Street

PROVINCETOWN, MA -
Steve’s Alibi – 291 Commercial Street

PROVINCETOWN, MA – UU Meeting House – 236
Commercial Street

PROVINCETOWN, MA – Wharf Theatre – 1915 – a
converted fishhouse on a wharf – changed to Provincetown Playhouse

PROVINCETOWN, MA – White Wind Inn – 174
Commercial Street

PUEBLO, CO – DeRemer Opera House – 1885 –
became Wonderland 1891; Columbia 1893; DeRemer again 1897 – burned 1899

PUEBLO, CO – Grand Opera House – 1200 seats –
designed by Louis Sullivan – burned 1922

PUEBLO, CO – Montgomery Opera House – 1879 –
now parking lot

PUEBLO, CO -
Opera House

PUEBLO, CO – Turner Opera House/Pueblo – 1882
– closed 1886 as opera house and became variety house 1889

PULLMAN, IL – Opera House – 1866

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R RACINE, WI – Venetian
Theater – Atmospheric style – closed & demolished

*RAHWAY, NJ –
Union County Arts Center (Rahway Theatre)
– home of the Union County Arts
Center – built in 1928 (1310 seats)- currently home of the Westfield Symphony

RAINELLE, WV – Alpine Theatre

RALEIGH, NC -

Kennedy Theatre (Progress Energy Center for Performing Arts)

RALEIGH, NC -
North Carolina Theatre -

RATON, NM – El Raton Theater – Atmospheric
style

RAYMOND, WA – Raymond Theater – Atmospheric
style

READING, PA – Embassy Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed & demolished

RED BANK, NJ -
Count Basie Theatre – Kevin
Smith;

REMINGTON, IN – Rem Theatre

RENO, NV – Syufy Theater – Atmospheric style –
closed & demolished

RENSSELAER, IN – Ritz Theatre

RICHMOND, VA -

Barksdale Theatre
– 49-year-old Equity affiliated company, embraced some
1,900 former TheatreVirginia subscribers who were showless this spring

RICHMOND, VA – Capitol Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed

*RICHMOND, VA -
Carpenter Center
for the Performing Arts
– 600 E. Grace St – 2113 seats – designed in 1927 as
Loews Theatre for over 40 years – – Atmospheric style – by 1970s abandoned –
closed 1979 – in 1983 the building was converted to arts center – home to
Richmond Symphony, Richmond Ballet, and Virginia Opera – $100 million performing
arts complex planned for Richmond’s downtown, invited TheatreVirginia to be one
of the center’s anchor company – Construction is expected to be completed in
early 2007

RICHMOND, VA – Richmond Theatre – first
theatre built in 18th century at Twelfth and Broad Street – destroyed by fire
1811 with loss of 72 lives – Marshall opened 1818 – burnt down 1862 and was
replaced 1863 by New Richmond – demolished 1896

RICHMOND, VA -
Theatre IV

RICHMOND, VA -
Theatre Virginia – the major resident
Equity theatre in Richmond, VA, closed its doors Dec. 22, 2002 – TheatreVirginia
has operated inside the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts when it was called Virginia
Museum Theatre since its founding in 1955 – TheatreVirginia began life 48 years
ago as the Virginia Museum Theatre performing inside the Virginia Museum of Fine
Arts. In the early 1970s, the theatre began a full Equity company and in the
1980s became a completely independent entity from the Museum of Fine Arts

RICHMOND, VA – Virginia Museum Theatre – one
of Virginia’s two State Theatres – other being Barter – founded 1955 – 500 seats

RICHMOND HILL, NY – Jerome Theater –
Atmospheric style – closed

RIDGEFIELD, CT -
Ridgefield Playhouse

RIVERHEAD, Long Island, NY – Suffolk Theatre – 118 E Main St – built 1933 as movie house – Art Deco gem –
650 seats – stood empty since 1987 – reopening as home to plays, films, concerts

RIVERHEAD, NY – Vail-Leavitt Music Hall –
built 1881 as opera house – converted 2002 – 225 seats

RIVERHEAD, NY – Westbury Theatre – a 1927
timber-and-brick edifice on Post Avenue – recently sold in a bankruptcy auction

RIVERHEAD, NY – Lindenhurst Theater – former
single screen theater on the corner of Montauk Highway and Wellwood Avenue; it
remains shuttered – it closed in July 2002

RIVERSIDE, CA -
Fox Theatre – 1929 – 1,600
seats – Gone With the Wind 1939 – refurbished and reopened Jan 2010 as
performing arts venue – Fox Performing Arts Center

ROANOKE, VA -
Holina College Little
Theatre

ROANOKE ISLAND, NC -
Waterside Theatre

ROBSTOWN, TX – Gulf Theatre

ROCHESTER, NY –
Auditorium Theatre

ROCHESTER, NY -
Comix Cafe – 3450 Winton Place Plaza

ROCHESTER, NY -

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre
– 20 Windsor Street – established 1983 as cabaret
venue

ROCHESTER, NY -
Eastman School of Music – 26
Gibbs Street – one of finest music schools in the world – established 1921 -
Eastman Theatre, Kilbourn Hall

ROCHESTER, NY -
Geva Theatre Center – 75 Woodbury Blvd

ROCHESTER, NY –
New Auditorium Theatre
– 875 East Main Street -

ROCHESTER, NY -
Rochester International Jazz Festival

ROCHESTER, NY -
Shipping Dock Theatre – 31
Prince St @ University

ROCHESTER, NY -
Tample Theatre

ROCHESTER, MI – LORT – closing after 36 years
(June 4, 2003) – see
Meadowbrook Theatre

ROCHESTER, MI -
Meadowbrook
Theatre
– Oakland University – space now occupied by Meadow Brook Theatre
Ensemble

ROCKFORD, IL -
Coronado Theatre
Atmospheric style

ROCKLAND, ME -
Strand Theatre

*ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY -
Clarkstown Summer Theatre

ROCKPORT, MA – Shalin Liu Performance Center – 330 seat concert hall – replaced 1870s Haskins building

ROCKY FORD, CO – Grand Opera House – 1901 –
405 S. Main St – 655 seats

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY – Madison Theatre at Molloy College – 550 seats – opened November, 2011 – home to South Shore Symphony

ROHNERT PARK, CA – Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall – Sonoma State University’s new 1,400 seat concert hall Donald and Maureen Green Music Center – music classrooms, rehearsal rooms and 250 seat recital hall – eventually will have a large outdoor pavillion

ROME, GA – Lyric Theatre – owned by Ma Rainey

ROUND TOP, TX -
Festival Concert Hall

RUTHERFORD, NJ -
Rivoli Theatre (Williams Center for the
Arts
– built 1920s

RUTLAND, VT -
Playhouse

S *SACRAMENTO, CA -
Crest Theatre (Empress Theatre) – opened
1912 – 1949 where other theatres, The Empress and The Hippodrome, a vaudeville
house converted to films, as a movie theatre – closed in 1979 and restored in
1995

SACRAMENTO, CA – Music Circus – 2013 now in 63rd season – 2,200 seats at Wells Fargo Pavilion
SACRAMENTO, CA – Music Theatre – summer
musicals 1950s
SACRAMENTO, CA –
Old Eagle Theatre – 1849
SACRAMENTO, CA – Wells Fargo Pavilion – see also Music Circus

SAG HARBOR, LONG WHARF, NY -
Bay Street Theatre – opened 1991 – 300
seats

SAGUACHE, CO – Saguache Opera House – before
1921 – 182 seats

ST. CHARLES, IL – Arcada Theatre – 1927 – 900
seats – closed 2005

ST. CLOUD, MN -
Paramount Theatre (Sherman Theatre) -
1921 (1700 seats) as The Sherman – renamed Parmount in 1930 – by mid 1960s in
disrepair – fire in 1985

ST. LOUIS, MO – Delmar Air Dome

*ST. JOHN, NJ -
New Brunswick Cultural
Center – State Theatre

*ST. JOSEPH, MO -
Missouri Theatre -
1927 (1217 seats) – closed after being movie theatre – reopened 1979 as St.
Joseph’s Center for the Performing Arts

ST. LOUIS, MO – Alhambra Theatre – early 1900s
burlesque house

ST. LOUIS, MO – Ambassador Cinerama

ST. LOUIS, MO -
American Theatre
(Orpheum)
– built 1917

ST. LOUIS, MO – Bates Theatre – 1851
ST. LOUIS, MO – Black Rep – largest African American theatre troupe in U.S.A. – have to vacate Grandel Theatre by Aug 16/13 as theatre sold after they have appeared here for past 20 years

ST. LOUIS, MO – Butler’s Standard Theatre –
early 1900s burlesque house circuit

ST. LOUIS, MO – De Bar’s Opera-House – see St.
Louis Varieties

ST. LOUIS, MO – Delmar Air Dome

*ST. LOUIS, MO -
Fox Theatre – opened 1929 – closed in
1978

ST. LOUIS, MO – Gaiety Theatre – Ray Bourbon
ST. LOUIS, MO -Grandel Theatre – built as First Congregational Church 1884 – 1989 converted to 470 seat theatre which opened in 1992, occupied by Black Rep and St. Louis Shakespeare – now being sold Aug 2013 and the groups have been displaced

ST. LOUIS, MO -
Missouri Theatre

ST. LOUIS, MO -
Municipal Opera Theatre

ST.LOUIS, MO – Opera Theater of St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO -
Powell Symphony Hall (St. Louis Theatre)
- built 1926

ST. LOUIS, MO – St. Louis Municipal Opera
Company

ST. LOUIS, MO – St. Louis Municipal Outdoor
Theatre – opened in huge amphitheatre in city’s Forest Park in 1919

*ST. LOUIS, MO -
St. Louis
Shakespeare Company
- 1919

ST. LOUIS, MO – St. Louis Theatre – 1837

ST. LOUIS, MO – St. Louis Varieties – 1852 –
changed to Wakefield’s Opera House in 1865 – in 1872 it was known as De Bar’s
Opera-House

ST. LOUIS, MO – Sun Theatre – abandoned

ST. LOUIS, MO – Tivoli Theatre – cinema
treasure

ST. LOUIS, MO – Wakefield’s Opera House – see
St. Louis Varieties

ST. PAUL, MN -
Arts and Science Center

ST. PAUL, MN -

Hamm Building

ST. PAUL, MN – Macalester College/Janet
Wallace Fine Arts Center – 1965

*ST. PAUL, MN -
Ordway Music Theatre – 1900 seat opera
house, 322 seat McKnight Theatre – opened 1985

ST. PAUL, MN -
Orpheum Theatre
ST. PAUL, MN – Renumbra Theater Company – founded 1976 – African American theatrical organization – 250 seat theatre inside a community center

ST. PAUL, MN -
Saint Paul Auditorium

ST. PAUL, MN – St. Paul Opera Association

ST. PAUL, MN – Uptown Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed & demolished

ST. PETERSBURG – Lehman Theatre – fire 1836 –
800 casualties

SALEM, NY –
Mettawee River Theatre Company
– founded 1975

SALIDA, CO – Dickmann Opera House – 1882 –
burned 1888

SALIDA, CO – Salida Opera House – 1889 – 129 W
1st Street – now Unique Movie Theatre

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – American Theater

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Capitol Theatre

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Salt Lake City Theatre –
1862

SAN ANGELO, TX – Texas Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed – renovation
San Antonio lights up 19 film theaters with over 200 screens
SAN ANTONIO, TX -
Arneson River Theater

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Aztec Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed – renovated

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Empire Theatre – 900 seats –
being restored as repertory theatre

SAN ANTONIO, TX -
Majestic Theatre – built
1929 – 226 E. Houston St – one of the earliest atmospheric theatres, 4000 seats
– Jack Benny – boarded up for several years – 1989 became home to San Antonio
Symphony

SAN ANTONIO, TX -
Municipal Auditorium

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Teatro de los Barrios – 1969
SAN ANTONIO, TX – Texas Theatre – façade restored

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Trinity University/Ruth
Taylor Theater- 1966

SAN DIEGO, CA – Academy Theatre – see MGM
Amphitheatre
SAN DIEGO, CA – Diversionary Theater – 4545 Park Blvd, #101gay theatre company founded 1986

SAN DIEGO, CA – Joan and Irwin Jacobs Center -
situated on University of California Campus encompassing Mandell Weiss Theatre,
Mandell Weiss Forum, Sheila and Hughes Potiker Black Box Theatre and Wagner
Dance Facility, formerly known as La Jolla Playhouse

SAN DIEGO, CA – La Jolla Playhouse – see Joan
and Irwin Jacobs Center

SAN DIEGO, CA – MGM Amphitheatre – built 1925
as Academy Theatre – closed

*SAN DIEGO, CA -
Old Globe Theatre- built 1935 -
opened in 1937 – 1978 arson’s fire destroyed theatre – 1982 new 581 seat Old
Globe Theatre opened – another arson 1984 (second in 6 years – cost theatre
500,000.00) and 612 seat Lowell Davies Festival Theatre opened in 1985; winner
of Regional Theatre Tony Award 1984; The Full Monty originated here 2000 – Old
Globe Theatre demolished a 224-seat in-the-round theater and replaced it with
… a 250-seat in-the-round theater – former Cassius Carter Centre Stage, opened
in 1969 in what originally was a tavern, has long provided the Globe a terrific
alternative to its 600-seat proscenium-style main stage and its 612-seat
open-air theater. The main stage can house big draws, such as the world
premieres of Neil Simon’s “Rumors” (1988) and “The Full Monty” musical (2000).
The outdoor stage is conducive to summer presentations of Shakespeare and other
classics – Its replacement, the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, retains those
qualities while enhancing presentation capabilities

SAN DIEGO, CA – San Diego Hilton/Del Mar -
15575 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar
SAN DIEGO, CA – San Diego Opera – to shut down 2014 after nearly 50 years

SAN DIEGO, CA -
San
Diego Theatres

SANDPOINT, ID – Panida Theater – 1927-1980 –
550 seats – restored

SAN FRANCISCO , CA – Actors Workshop – founded
1952 – after two years in a loft the company moved to abandoned warehouse – year
later took over Marine’s Memorial Theatre – gave performances at the Brussels
and Seattle World Fairs – after principals left in 1965 it fell apart

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – American Conservatory
Theatre (ACT) – originally the Columbia – 1910 – one of eight theatres built to
replace ones destroyed in earthquake and fire of 1906 and only one still in use
(1456 seats) – known in 1920s as Wilkes, then Lurie and 1928 became Geary
Theatre

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – American Theatre – 1851

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Baldwin’s Academy of Music
– 1876 – part of a hotel/theatre complex

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Bella Union – 1849 -
destroyed in earthquake and fire of 1906

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Black Cat Café – Jose
Sarria – drag revues

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Black Hawk – Cal Tjader,
Johnny Mathis

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – California Theatre – 1869
- demolished 1888 – rebuilt – destroyed 1906 in earthquake and fire

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -
Castro Theatre – 1922 – 1875
seats – Charles Pierce 1980

*SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Club Fugazi – Beach
Blanket Babylon – transferred from Savoy Tivoli

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Cockettes – experimental
theatre group – Sylvester 1970

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – - 121 Spear Street –
cabaret venue

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Curran Theatre – Zenda
1963

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – El Capitan Theatre

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Empire Plush Room – see
Plush Room

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Finocchio’s – (1937-1999)
– Lower Broadway – opened 1936 – headliners Lucian Phelps, Don McLean and Ray
Bouron

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (Ann’s) 440 Club – Johnny
Mathis

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Fox Theatre – 1929 – 4651
seats – closed February 1963 – demolished

*SAN FRANCISCO, CA -
Geary Theatre (ACT American Conservatory
Theatre)
– 1909 – theatre suffered damage in 1989 earthquake and took 7
years to rebuild – ACT founded in Pittsburgh in 1964 – moved to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Gilded Cage – Charles
Pierce 1962

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -
Golden Gate Theatre
- built 1922 – Hairspray 2004; South Pacific (tour) 2009;

*SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Herbst Theatre – 401 Van
Ness Avenue

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Hungry i+ – Barbra
Streisand

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Jenny Lind Theatres, I –
opened 1850 – destroyed by fire; II opened 1851 and destroyed by fire; III
opened 1852 or thereabouts

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Jose’s Cabaret & Juice
Joint

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Loew’s Warfield –
1922-present – now venue for concerts

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -
Magic Theatre – 42-year-old troupe
that prizes risk over commercialism, has announced on its website that it is
$600,000 in debt and will shut its doors Jan. 9, 2009, unless it raises $350,000

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Maguire’s Opera House –
1856

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -
Marine Memorial Theatre -
Robert Nederlander Jr., prexy of Nederlander Worldwide, said he is excited about
the circuit’s format, which he feels is underserved and filled with box office
potential – Other initial properties include the Post Street and Marines
Memorial Theaters in San Francisco, and the Proscenium Theater in Sarasota, Fla
- he is aggressively looking to expand the circuit

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Metropolitan Theatre –
1853

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Mitchell Brothers
O’Farrell Theatre – 1969

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Original Joe’s Cabaret -
144 Taylor Street – cabaret venue

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -
Orpheum (Pantages)
- built 1926
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -
Palace Theatre – home of the
infamous Cockettes – late 1950s to 1972/73

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -
Plush Room – 940 Sutter Street – former
1920s speakeasy in the York Hotel isn’t opulent, but performers love it –
Charles Pierce 1954; Tony and Olivier Award winner Patti LuPone, who just
triumphed at City Center in the Encores! mounting of Can-Can, will reopen The
Plush Room this spring – From May 18-30/04, the former star of Evita will play
the city’s best-known cabaret, which will undergo a major renovation beginning
March 1 – will reopen in September/05 with a brand-new act from Tony Award
winner Linda Lavin; followed by Rita Moreno, Debby Boone, Bruce Vilanch and Mary
Wilson

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -
Post Street Theatre – 450 Post St
- 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 2005 – Robert Nederlander Jr., prexy of
Nederlander Worldwide, said he is excited about the circuit’s format, which he
feels is underserved and filled with box office potential. Other initial
properties include the Post Street and Marines Memorial Theaters in San
Francisco, and the Proscenium Theater in Sarasota, Fla. He said he is
aggressively looking to expand the circuit

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Purple Onion – 240
Columbus Avenue, San Francisco – this club kicked off the careers of Phyllis
Diller, and many others in the 1950s SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Rio Theater –
Atmospheric style – closed & demolished

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – San Francisco Light Opera
Company

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – San Francisco Minstrels –
founded early 1850s – troupe moved to New York in 1865 – survived until 1883

*SAN FRANCISCO, CA -
San Francisco Theatres – Orpheum
(1926) (Market Street @ Hyde); Fox – 1920 – curtain cost $8,900 (1929) – went
dark in 1932 Golden Gate (1922) (1 Taylor St. – formerly RKO Orpheum); and
Curran (1922) (445 Geary Blvd)

*SAN FRANCISCO, CA – San Francisco Mime Troupe
- troupe founded 1959 – winner of Regional Theatre Tony Award 1987 (1999 40th
Anniversary

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – San Francisco Opera
Company – 1923 – War Memorial Opera House – 1932

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – San Francisco Opera House

*SAN FRANCISCO, CA -
San Francisco Performing Arts Library and
Museum
– 401 Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor

*SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Savoy Tivoli Theatre -
Beach Blanket Babylon 1974 – transferred to Club Fugazi
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SF Jazz Center – opened January 2013 – Robert N. Miner Auditorium – 700 seats – first stand alone center for jazz

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Star Nickelodeon

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – State Theater –
Atmospheric style – closed

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -
Teatro
Zinzanni Theatre
– Pier 29 on The Embarcadero at Battery – cabaret venue

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Telenews

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Theatre on the Square -
Forever Tango 1994 (92 weeks)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Theater Rhinoceros – 1 Sansome St, Suite 3500
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -
Tivoli Opera House -
built 1872-1875 – 1878 a larger theatre built – destroyed by the 1906 fire

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -
Trocadero
Transfer
– most popular gay after hours dance club in San Francisco from
its opening in December 1977 to the early 1990s. It was located at 520 4th St.
at Bryant in the SoMa neighborhood. In 2000 a new owner took over, name was
changed to Glas Kat, and the club was remodeled

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – UA Coronet – closing 2005
– opened 1949

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -
Valencia Theatre

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Venetian Room – Fairmont
Hotel – Charles Pierce 1954

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Wade’s Opera House – 1876

SAN FRANCISOCO, CA -
War Memorial Opera
House
– built 1932 – 3252 seats – damaged 1989 in earthquake – renovated

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – York Hotel – see Plush
Room

SANIBEL, FL -
Pirate Playhouse

SAN JON, NM – State Theatre

*SAN JOSE, CA -
American Musical Theatre of San Jose -
cancelled 2009 season and ceased operation
SAN JOSE, CA -
Center for
the Performing Arts
– 255 Almaden Blvd
SAN JOSE, CA – San Jose Repertory Theatre – 34 year old company declaring bankruptcy and closing its doors
SAN JOSE, CA – Teatro de la Gente – 1970

SAN JOSE, CA -
Victory Theatre -
damaged by earthquake

SAN JUAN, PR -
see Puerto Rico

SAN LEANDRO, CA -
Englander
Pub
– 101 Parrott Street – cabaret venue

*SAN LORENZO, CA -
Lorenzo Theatre – 1947

SAN LUIS OBISPO -
Fremont Theater

SAN MATEO, CA – Palm Theatre – closed 2005

SAN SIMEON, CA -
Hearst Castle Theatre

SANTA BARBARA, CA – Arlington Theatre –
Atmospheric style
SANTA BARBARA, CA – Granada Theatre

SANTA BARBARA, CA – Lobero Theatre

SANTA BARBARA, CA – State Theatre

SANTA BARBARA, CA – Teatro de la Esperanza –
1971 – University of California

SANTA CRUZ, CA -

Opera House
– middle of barren desert – erected 1956 – simple plan – current
theatre is the 3rd one built – originally open air, now roofed – now in 50th
anniversary season (2006)

SANTA FE, NM – Santa Fe Opera – 1957

SANTA MARIA, CA – PCPA.org – My Fairytale (m & l Stephen Schwartz)

SANTA MONICA, CA – 18th Street Arts Complex

SANTA ROSA, CA -
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

SARASOTA, FL –
Asolo State Theatre
1965 – State Theatre of Florida – also touring company – Asolo Stage Two opened
1977 – Original theatre built 1798 in the Italian town Asolo. 1857
refurbishment. 1929 demolished in favour of a new cinema building, while the
auditorium interior decoration was stored in a warehouse. 1949 auditorium
interior bought and moved to Sarasota, Florida, by the estate of John Ringling.
Originally installed into one of the galleries of the Ringling Museum. 1957
moved into a specially constructed theatre building. Summer theatre festival
founded by Florida State University in 1960. Home of the “Asolo Theater Company”
and the “Asolo Opera Company” from 1966 to 1989. 1989 alterations. Currently
used for educational programmes by the Ringling Museum. 320 seats. In 1989, the
“Asolo Opera Company” moved into the “Sarasota Opera House”. In 1990 the “Asolo
Theatre Company” moved into the new “Asolo Center for the Performing Arts”,
where another old world theatre auditorium (a 1903 opera house from Dunfermline,
Scotland) was implemented as “Harold E. and Esther M. Mertz Theatre”. Total
capacity: 1600 seats

SARASOTA, FL – Golden Apple Dinner Theater – 25 North Pineapple Ave – may have to close re financial woes June 2011

SARASOTA, FL -
Proscenium
Theater
– Robert Nederlander Jr., prexy of Nederlander Worldwide, said he is
excited about the circuit’s format, which he feels is underserved and filled
with box office potential. Other initial properties include the Post Street and
Marines Memorial Theaters in San Francisco, and the Proscenium Theater in
Sarasota, Fla. He said he is aggressively looking to expand the circuit

SARASOTA, FL – Ringling Brothers, Barnum and
Bailey Circus – established 1918 – permanent home

SARASOTA, FL -
Sarasota Opera House
Atmospheric style

SAUGATUCK, MI -
Mason Street Warehouse
- three-year-old resident Equity house – MSW company, housed in a 181-seat black
box within the Saugatuck Center for the Arts (a former pie factory), focuses on
new musical theatre with contemporary content

SCHENECTADY, NY – Plaza Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed & demolished

*SCHENECTADY, NY -
Proctor’s Theatre – 1912 – vaudeville and
movies (1675 seats) – renamed Wedgewood, and then Erie

SCOTIA, CA -
Redwood Theatre

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Kachina Theater

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Theatre 4301 – 4301 N.
Scottsdale Road – theater is located in the former IMAX facility, which has been
closed since 1998. Since then, it had been trashed and vandalized, with marble
flooring and seating removed – workers labored since November to refurbish the
theater at a cost of close to $500,000

SCRANTON, PA -
Poli Theatre -
built 1907

SEATTLE, WA -
ACT – 700 Union St

SEATTLE, WA – Alice B – closed
SEATTLE, WA – Balagan Theater

SEATTLE, WA – Coliseum Theater – 1916 – now
Banana Republic store

SEATTLE, WA – Comique Theatre – dancehall
adjoining theatre

SEATTLE, WA – Contemporary heatre – 423 seat –
1965

SEATTLE, WA -
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley Restaurant and
Nightclub
– With big name acts such as Nancy Wilson, Cleo Lane and Lionel
Hampton, the downtown Seattle club has long attracted a loyal following. “It’s
the best-known jazz spot in Seattle.”

SEATTLE, WA -
Empty Space Theatre – which shut down
production in October 2004 — has reached its emergency fundraising goal of
$350,000 and will be able to reopen its doors, according to the Seattle Times -
closed

*SEATTLE, WA -
Fifth Avenue Theatre – 1308 5th Avenue -
built 1926 as vaudeville house – 2115 seats – 1978 closed and was destined to
the fate of the Metropolitan and the Orpheum – renovated 1979

SEATTLE, WA – Garden of Allah – Ray Bourbon

SEATTLE, WA -
Intiman Theatre – Seattle Center, 201
Mercer St – Light in the Piazza 2003 – Tony Award for Regional Theatre 2006 – 2011-12 season cancelled due to funding – to reopen in 2012

SEATTLE, WA -
- Jazz Alley
- 2033 Sixth Avenue

SEATTLE, WA – Lewis & Clark Theater –
1958-2004 – 2200 seats – later divided into 7 screens – now closed

SEATTLE, WA -
Lusty Lady -
near Pike Place Market – formerly Sultan Theatre – now female owned dance
establishment closing April 2010

SEATTLE, WA – Martin Theater – 1999 – makeover
to Seattle Cinerama

SEATTLE, WA -
Moore
Theatre
– built 1907 – see also Paramount Theatre

SEATTLE, WA – Northgate Theater – 1951-present
– closed 2002 – now concert venue

SEATTLE, WA – On the Boards

SEATTLE, WA – Pacific Northwest Festival –
began 1964

SEATTLE, WA -
Pantages Theatre

SEATTLE, WA – Paradise Club – Jose Sarria –
drag revues

*SEATTLE, WA -
Paramount Theatre – opened 1928 (3000
seats), Moore (2436 seats) – opened 1907 – has been The President Theatre, The
Old Orpheum, and The Moore Egyptian – oldest remaining theatre in Seattle -
remodelled in 1955 with a present capacity of 1419 seats

SEATTLE, WA – Seattle Childrens Theatre

SEATTLE, WA – Seattle Cinerama Theater – 1963
– restored & reopened

SEATTLE, WA – Seattle Fringe Festival – closed

*SEATTLE, WA -
Seattle Repertory Theatre – 1963 – 895
seats – Seattle Centre Playhouse – 155 Mercer St – King Lear 1963 – winner of
Regional Theatre Tony Award 1990

SEATTLE, WA – Sullivan-Considine Circuit –
vaudeville chain founded 1902 – known as the most ethical operation in the
business – extended as far east as Louisville

SEATTLE, WA – Teatro del Piojo – 1970

SEATTLE, WA -
Teatro Zin Zanni – 222 Mercer St -
cirque themed dinner theatre

SEATTLE, WA -
Theater Schmeater -

SECAUCUS, NJ – Xanadu 26 – 6500 seats –
additional outdoor rooftop screen and helipad – part of Mills Corp project

SEEKONK, MA – Showcase Cinema 8

SHAKOPEE, MN -
Stage Coach Bella Union
Opera House

*SHARON, PA -
Columbia Theatre – 1922

SHEFFIELD, MA -
Barrington Stage Co – (BSC)— the
Sheffield, MA theatre company that presented the world premiere of The 25th
Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has found a new home, the Berkshire Music Hall
in downtown Pittsfield to begin in summer 2006 – Berkshire Music Hall, located
at 30 Union Street, opened in 1912 as the Union Square Theatre – featuring
vaudeville acts, stage shows and silent pictures, and in 1928 began showing
“talking pictures.” In 1967 the theatre was sold and renamed The Paris, which
featured first-run movies through the 1970′s. The theatre was then purchased by
the Berkshire Public Theatre in 1983. A non-profit repertory theatre company
performed there through 1994

SHELBY, TX – Fox Theatre – abandoned

SHOWBOATS – floating theatres of North
American rivers – Mississippi and Ohio – dating from about 1817 – Noah’s Ark
1817; Floating Palace 1831-1847; Floating Circus Palace 1851; New Sensation
Water Queen 1885 (used in filming of Showboat); Kate Adams 1898 (used in film
Uncle Tom’s Cabin) – burnt; Cotton Blossom; Princess; Golden Road; Hollywood;
Wonderland; Sunny South; Floating Hippodrome; Majestic; America; River Maid;
Water Queen – last was Dixie Queen – launched 1939

SIERRA BLANCA, TX – Tate Theatre – abandoned

SILVER PLUME, CO – Bruce Opera House – 1890 –
demolished 1917-20

SILVER SPRING, MD – AFI Silver Theater &
Cultural Center – 2003 – 400 seats – restored 1938

SILVER SPRING, MD – Silver Theater 1100 seats
– closed 1985 – reopened

*SILVER SPRING, MD -

Silver Theatre
– 1938 – restored 1984

SILVERTON, CO – Grand Opera House – 1892 –
demolished

SILVERTON, CO – Pascoe Opera House – 1905 –
demolished 1940s

SILVERTON, OR – Palace Theater – 1935 – fire
1935 – original Opera House – 1905 showed films 1919 as Palace

SINTIN, TX – Rialto Theatre SKOWHEGAN, ME –
Lakewood Theater – 1901
– 1070 seats

SKOKIE, IL -
Northlight Theatre – 9501 Skokie Blvd -
2009/10 is 35th season

SMITHFIELD, UT – Main Theatre – abandoned

SMITHTOWN, NY – Performing Arts Center – built
1932 as single screen theater – converted 2002 – 361 seats

SOMERVILLE, MA – Somerville Theater – 55 Davis
Square – 900 seats – 1914 – during 1920s Busby Berkeley directed plays &
musicals here

SOUTH BEND, IN -
Morris Performing Arts Centre
(Palace Theatre)
– built 1921 as Palace Theatre featured Ziegfeld Follies/Amos & Andy/Hudini/Bette Davis/Bing Crosby/Elvis Presley/Frank Sinatra – late 1950s talks of being demolished – reopened as Morris Civic Auditorium – 1998 restoration and in 2000 reopened as Morris Performing Arts Centre – 2,564 seats – home to South Bend Orchestra and Broadway Theatre League

SOUTHBRIDGE, MA – Strand Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed & demolished

SPARKS, NV -
Nugget Circus Room Theatre
Restaurant

SPRINGFIELD, MA – Paramount Theater – now
Hippodrome

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Skydome – 600 seats 1911 –
portable canvas roof

STAMFORD, CT – Avon Theater Film Center – 1939
– theatre divided 1979 – restored

STAMFORD, CT – Stamford Center for the Arts -
750 seats

STAMFORD, CT -
Stamford Theatre Works – founded
1988 – to close Oct 2008

STEPHENSON, MI -
Tivoli Theatre

STERLING, CO – Sterling Opera House – 1888 –
425 seats – demolished 1910

STERLING, IL – Sterling Theatre – abandoned

STOCKBRIDGE, MA – Berkshire Music Center Opera
School (Tanglewood)

*STOCKBRIDGE, MA -
Berkshire Playhouse – started 1934
- as of 2003 75th Anniversary season

STOCKBRIDGE, MA – Desisto/Stockbridge Cabaret
- Route 183 -

STOCKBRIDGE, MA -
DESISTO SCHOOL – will close it’s
doors April 16/04. For 27 years, the late Michael A. Desisto built a school that
helped young people. Within the framework of their education, the students
participated in the school’s annual STOCKBRIDGE SUMMER CABARET SERIES, learning
technical arts and working with the great performers who graced the stage.
Sadly, this series and the school is now part of history. More importantly, it
is sadder that the students have lost their home in The Berkshires. It has been
reported that, with a resounding voice of support for the vision and the process
of recovery the school affords its families, the parental body voted to continue
the academic year at the DESISTO SCHOOL campus in San Miguel, Mexico

STOCKBRIDGE, MA -
Unicorn Theatre – see Berkshire
Playhouse

STONEHAM, MA -

Stoneham Theatre
– 395 Main Street – cabaret venue

STONINGTON, ME – Stonington Opera House -
School Street – built 1886 – 1000 seats – ravaged by fire 1910 – 1912 new one
built seating 250 – used for roller skating, dances, recitals, games and movies
- derelict – restored and reopened July 2000

STRASBURG, VA – Home Theatre

STRATFORD, CO –
American Shakespeare
Festival Theatre

– 1955 –1534 seats – 1955 – opened with Julius
Caesar 1955 – in 1977 Connecticut Centre for the Performing Arts established

SUNDANCE, UT -

Sundance Theatre
– 880-seat outdoor Eccles Theatre and the 250-seat
Alexandra Monroe King Stage

SUN VALLEY, ID -
Opera House

SYRACUSE, NY -
B.F. Keith’s Theatre

SYRACUSE, NY -
Grand Opera Building

SYRACUSE, NY – Riviera Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed & demolished

*SYRACUSE, NY -
Syracuse Stage – founded 1974 – old
movie theatre Regent and renamed to John D. Archbold Theatre (499 seats)

T

TAHLEQUAH, OK – Dream Theatre – abandoned

TALLADEGA, AL -
Martin Theatre

TAMPA, FL -
Tampa Bay Performing Arts
Center

TAMPA, FL -
Tampa Theatre
Atmospheric style

TAMPA BAY, FL – Moroccan Palace Theatre –
Busch Gardens – 1,100 seats

*TANGLEWOOD, MA -
Tanglewood
Festival
– Mass.- founded 1934 – summer home of the Boston Symphony – Seiji Ozawa Hall opened 1994

TARRYTOWN, NY -
Tarrytown Music Hall – 13 Main
Street – built 1885 – 800 seats

TAZWELL, TX – Clinch Theatre

TELLURIDE, CO -
Sheridan Opera House – built
1913 as Segerberg Theatre – 240 seats – restored

TERRE HAUTE, IN – Indiana Theater –
Atmospheric style – renovation


TICKETMASTER – U.S.

TOMBSTONE, AZ –
Bird Cage Theatre
– adjoined a dance hall

TOOELE, UT -
Ritz Theatre

TOGUS, ME -
National Soldiers Home
Theatre

TOLEDO, OH – Paramount Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed & demolished

*TOPEKA, KS -
Jayhawk State Theatre of Kansas (Jayhawk
Theatre)
– 1926

*TOPPENISH, WA -
Liberty Theatre – 1915 as a
stage theatre (800 seats) – 1984 theatre closed and considered for demolition

TRAVERSE CITY, MI
Cherry Country Playhouse -
started in a tent 1955 – moved to Park Place Hotel in Traverse City – moved to
current venue Fraventhal Center for the Performing Arts in Mukegon in 1991 (1750
seats)- will cease operations Oct 2003

TRAVERSE CITY, MI – City Opera House – 106 E.
Front St – 1892 – 1200 seats

TRAVERSE CITY, MI – Dreamland

TRAVERSE CITY, MI – Lyric – burned 1948 and
renamed State 1949

TRAVERSE CITY, MI – Steinberg Opera House –
burned to ground

TRINIDAD, CO – Jaffa Opera House – 1882 –
closed 1909

TROY, NY – Gaity Theatre – early 1900s
burlesque circuit theatre

TUCSON, AZ – Fox Tucson Theater – 1316 seats –
1930 – was to be called Tower Theater – closed 1974 – restored

TULSA, OK -
Brady Theatre – built 1914

TULSA, OK – Delman Theater – Atmospheric style
– closed & demolished

TULSA, OK – Ritz Theater – Atmospheric style –
closed & demolished

*TULSA, OK -
Tulsa Performing Arts Center – (Chapman
Music Hall – 2367 seats; John H. Williams Theatre – 437 seats; Liddy Doenges
Theater – 100-300 seats; Studio II – 100-200 seats

TUSCALOOSA, AL – Bama Theater – Atmospheric
style

UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Nassau Coliseum

U UNION HILL, NJ – Twin and
State Capitol – 2 built inside one structure

UNIONTOWN, PA -
State Theatre Center for the Arts
(State Theatre)
– built 1922

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA – Cineplex Odeon – 1987 to
present

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA – Universal City Cinemas

URBANA, IL – University of Illinois/Krannert
Center for the Performing Arts (Festival Theatre/Playhouse) – 1969 – consists of
4 indoor and one outdoor theatre – Great Hall (2092 seats); Festival Theatre
(979); Playhouse (678); Studio Theatre (200) and outdoor amphitheatre (560)

UTICA, NY -
Stanley Theatre

UVALDE, TX -

Uvalde Grand Opera
– 1891

V VAIL, CO – Gerald R. For
Amphitheatre

VALLEY STREAM, NY – Sunrise Cinemas – 1979

VALLEY STREAM, NY – Sunrise Drive-In – 1936

VALPARAISO, IN -
Memorial Opera House

*VANDERGRIFT, PA -
Casino Theatre – 100 years old -
oldest active theatre in S.W. Pennsylvania

VENTURA, CA – Rubicon Theater – Fascinating Rhythms, a new ballroom dance event 2010;

VICTOR, CO – Victor Opera House – ca 1896 –
burned 1899

VICTOR, CO – Victor Opera House – ca 1902 –
1200 seats – burned 1920

VICTORVILLE, CA – Bear Valley 10 to close,
Cinemark 16 opening at the Mall of Victor Valley 2005

VIENNA, VA –
Barns of Wolf Trap
– It may be a stretch to call the 350-seat auditorium a
nightclub, but the venue does showcase well-known cabaret singers from time to
time. Plus, the setting, in two 18th-century barns that were moved from Upstate
New York and reassembled on rolling countryside in Northern Virginia, is one of
a kind

VIRGINIA, VA -
Dead Theatres
Online Virginia

VIRGINIA CITY, NV –
Piper’s Opera House – 1863

*VISALIA, CA -
Fox Theatre -
opened 1930 – showed films for over 40 years (1200 seats) – 1976 divided into 3
theatres – Nov. 1996 theatre closed

W

WABASH, IN
Eagles Theatre -
built 1905

*WALDOBORO, ME – Waldo Theatre – 1936 (300
seats) – renovated 1986

*WALLINGFORD, CT -
Oakdale Theatre – 1954 – 1200 seats,
increased to 2400 seats and then to 3200 seats by 1972

WARRENSBURG, MO – Star Theatre

*WASHINGTON, DC -
Arena Stage – Washington 1950 –
refurbished 1961 – 827 seats – groups lst production, She Stoops to Conquer was
given in cinema until 1955 when moved to old brewery, the Old Vat – 1st
production in Arena Stage was Caucasian Chalk Circle – 2nd theatre Kreeger
opened 1971 (514 seats) – basement converted 1976 into old Vat Room (180 seats)
– Great White Hope 1967; Raisin 1973 – first regional theatre to receive a Tony
award 1976 – Arena Stage is undergoing a $100 million capital campaign and
expansion and renovations, calling for structural and cosmetic changes to the
theatre’s complex at Sixth and Maine in the Southwest section of Washington, DC.
Arena’s square footage will double with the new plan, construction begins in
fall 2005 Arena Stage will continue producing at borrowed spaces around town
while construction continues. Announced for the project is the creation of a
third new space, The Cradle, a 200-seat flexible black box theatre that will be
used exclusively for new American works and readings. The famed in-the-round
Fichandler stage (named for founding director Zelda Fichandler) will have its
seating capacity reduced from 816 to 650 – 514-seat Kreeger Theatre will be
updated – common lobby which will unite all three performance spaces. “Spacious
workspace” for rehearsals, classes, production shops, community outreach and
administrative services – 21 apartments will be added above the Cradle for
actors and artists – broke ground on the $120 million Mead Center – Optimism surrounds the re-opening of the expanded and renovated new Arena Stage headquarters so it’s only fitting that Oklahoma!, which brims with optimism, is the opening show of the 2010-2011 season

WASHINGTON, DC – Avalon Theater – 5612
Connecticut Ave – 1200 seats – 1923 – restored 2003 – former Cineplex Odeon 1988

WASHINGTON, DC -
Beck and Grand
Theatres

WASHINGTON, DC -
Blues Alley – 1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW -
jazz supper club, located in an 18th-century carriage house in the city’s
historic Georgetown neighborhood, sports 1920s and ’30s jazz club ambience -
37-year-old Washington institution has played host to jazz legends such as Dizzy
Gillespie, Charlie Byrd and Sarah Vaughan

WASHINGTON, DC – City Assembly Rooms

WASHINGTON, DC -
- Corcoran
Gallery
– 500 17th Street NW – cabaret venue

WASHINGTON, DC -
Dead Theatres
Online Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON, DC – Earle Theater – today is
Warner Theater

WASHINGTON, DC – Eisenhower Theatre – 1142
seats – part of John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts – 1971 – opened
with Doll’s House

WASHINGTON, DC – Filene Center – National Park
for the Performing Arts, Wolf Trap’s majestic Filene Center provides the
Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with a magical outdoor venue for world-class
performances of every genre. Operated in partnership with the National Park
Service, the Filene Center houses over 90 performances annually from late May to
early September

WASHINGTON, DC – Folger Theatre Group – 1970 –
Folger Shakespeare Memorial
Library

*WASHINGTON, DC -
Ford’s Theatre – 1861 –
originally Baptist Church – opened as Ford’s Atheneum – burned down in 1862 and
rebuilt (1700) opened in 1863 as Ford’s New Theatre and on April 14, 1865,
Abraham Lincoln was shot during performance of Our American Cousin (1865); War
Department purchased the theatre – became an office building and storage
facility – part of the building collapsed in 1890s killing 22 government
employees – January 1968 it reopened as a theatre – reopened Feb 2009 after
extensive renovation

WASHINGTON, DC – Harman Center for the Arts –
see Shakespeare Theatre
WASHINGTON, DC – Howard Theatre 620 T Street NW – opened 1910 – 1,200 seats – catered to African American clientele – home to LaFayette Players and Howard University Players – 2010 renovated to restore to original glory – reopened April 9/12

*WASHINGTON, DC -
John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing
Arts/National Cultural Center of the United States
– built 1958 –
refurbished 1971 – 3 major theatres – Opera House (2318), Eisenhower Theatre
(1142), Concert Hall (2750) and three small houses Terrace Theatre (512), and
Theatre Lab Cabaret (120-see separate listing)- Family Theatre opened Dec 9/05
in 320 seat space previously occupied by American Film Institute – each year the
Kennedy Center Honors are presented

WASHINGTON, DC – Lincoln Theater

WASHINGTON, DC – Loew’s Circle – closed 2005

WASHINGTON, DC – Lyceum Theatre – early 1900s
burlesque house circuit

*WASHINGTON, DC -
MacArthur
Theatre
– closed 1997

WASHINGTON, DC – Metropolitan Music Hall –
Annie Hindle 1868

WASHINGTON, DC – National Theatre – 1835 –
Desiree 1884; Mata Hari 1967

*WASHINGTON, DC -
Naylor Theatre

WASHINGTON, DC – National Park for the
Performing Arts – see Filene Center

WASHINGTON, DC – National Theatre – 1835 -
burned in 1845 and since then 5 theatres all called National on same lot – next
3 burned 1857/1873/1885 fifth opened in 1885 and closed in 1922 when present
theatre erected – used for films from 1947-1952)
WASHINGTON, DC – Oprah Winfrey Theater – 1000 Jefferson Dr SW – 350 seats – part of Smithsonian Institute to open late 2015 in the African American Museum with donation from Ms. Winfrey

WASHINGTON, DC – Penthouse Theatre – 1932 -
arena style theatre built from the penthouse of an old hotel into a theatre in
the round seating 60 people – 1935 theatre moved to larger quarters in a lodge
near the campus of University of Washington and in 1940 a more permanent theatre
was built on campus

*WASHINGTON, DC – Shakespeare Theatre – 450
7th St. NW – The new Harman Center for the Arts is being constructed for
$77-million and will include the flexible 800-seat Sidney Harman Theatre, to be
located on F Street, between Sixth and Seventh Streets NW – Theatre’s existing
home, the 451-seat Lansburgh Theatre, at 450 7th Street NW, will continue to
operate making the company a two-venue operation, with music, dance and other
events — as well as Shakespeare plays — programmed into the new theatre – the
Shakespeare Theatre will alter its name in the spring of 2004 to Shakespeare
Theatre Company – 2012 Tony Award

WASHINGTON, DC – Stanton Art Theater –
Atmospheric style – closed

*WASHINGTON, DC -
Studio Theatre – and Second Stage – P
Street NW – founded in 1977 – expanding with a 9.5 million renovation to create
3rd performance space by moving into 2 adjoining buildings at 1507 and 1509,
14th Street at P Street at their Logan Circle location – expanded dressing rooms
for the existing Milton and Mead Theatres will be created in the 1507 building

WASHINGTON, DC – Theatre Comique – early 1900s
burlesque circuit theatre

WASHINGTON, DC – Theatre Lab Cabaret/JFK
Center for the Performing Arts (Shear Madness – 6857 performances as of Oct
31/04)

WASHINGTON, DC – Tivoli Theater

WASHINGTON, DC – United States Theatre – 1800

*WASHINGTON, DC -
University of
Washington/Penthouse Theatre
– 1935/1940 – one of the first arena-style
theatres

WASHINGTON, DC – Uptown Theater

WASHINGTON, DC –
Warner Theatre (Earle)
– built 1924

WASHINGTON, DC – Washington Theatre – 1804;
new Washington Theatre opened in 1821 on Louisiana Avenue

WASHINGTON, DC – Wolf Trap – see Filene Center

WASHINGTON, DC -
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company – new
265 seat theatre at 641 D Street, NW – opening May 2005 with Big Death and
Little Death

WATERBURY, CT -
Palace Theatre – Waterbury it is
restoring the splendid 1922 Poli Palace movie theater on East Main Street and
converting it for stage productions. The theater was designed by Charles Lamb
and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985 -2,650 seats -
Tony Bennett is to perform at the reopening on Nov. 12/04

WATERBURY, CT – Poli Palace – see Palace
Theatre WATERBURY, CT – Seven Angels Theatre – Nunsense II 1992

*WATERFORD, CT -
Eugene O’Neill Memorial
Theater Center
– 1963 – winner of Regional Theatre Tony Award 1979 –
National Theatre of the Deaf; National Critics’ Institute; National Playwrights
Conference; winner of Tony Award for Regional Theatre 2010;

WATERLOO, IA – Paramount Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed & demolished

WATSONVILLE, CA – Fox 3 – closed 2005

WAUSAU, WI -
Grand Theater -
built 1927

WEBSTER CITY, IA – Orpheum Theatre – built
1909

WEBSTER GROVES, MO – Webster
College/Loretto-Hilton Theatre – 1965

WELLFLEET HARBOR, MA -
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre

WENDELL, ID – Ace Theatre

WESTBURY, NY – Vaudeville Theatre – built 1927
– 706 seats – hopes for performing arts center unclear

WESTCHESTER, NY -
Hudson Stage Company – Woodward Hall
Theater, Briarcliff Manor, 235 Elm Street, Westchester, NY – Pace University -
lecture hall there has been converted into a 134-seat theatre

WESTCHESTER, NY -
Loyola Theater

WESTCHESTER, NY – Woodward Hall Theatre – see
Hudson Stage Company

*WESTCHESTER, NY – Westchester Playhouse -
Judy Collins

WESTFIELD MICHIGAN, MA – Strand Theatre

WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY – Performing Arts Center
– built 1932 as single screen theater – converted 1998 – 425 seats

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – Gardenia – 7066 Santa
Monica Boulevard – cabaret venue

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA –
-
Masquer’s Cabaret
– 8334 West 3rd Street – cabaret venue

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – Ten20 at the Wyndham Bel
Age Hotel – 1020 North San Vincente Boulevard

WEST MEMPHIS, AR – Avon Theatre

*WESTON, VT -
Weston Playhouse Theatre – 1935 in a
converted church – 1962 fire – reopened 1963

WEST ORANGE, NJ
Le
Dome at The Manor
– 111 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ – cabaret venue

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Florida Stage – since 1987 – closed its doors June 2011 – mounted more than 150 productions – 289 seat Rinter Playhouse

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Muvico Parisian 20

*WESTPORT, CT -
Westport Country Playhouse -
1931 – renovatation on the familiar red barn – theater will reopen summer 2005,
with 580 seats rather than the current 707

WESTPORT, CT -
White Barn Theatre – established
1947 – 2004 is the 57th season

WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA – Cinema I & 2

WHITE LAKE, NY -

Bradstan
– Route 17B – cabaret venue

WHITE PLAINS, NY – City Center 15

WHITTIER, CA – Whittier Theater – Atmospheric
style – closed & demolished

WICHITA, KS – Orpheum Theatre – built 1922 –
first atmospheric theatre in U.S.

WILDWOOD, NJ -
Casino Theater

*WILKES BARRE, PA -
Comerford
Theatre (F.M.Kirby Center)

WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN, NY – Brick -
75-seat theater on Metropolitan Avenue – space was at one time an auto-body shop

WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN, NY – Charlie
Pineapple Theater
– North Eighth Street – 45 seats – new venue

WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN, NY – Collapsable
Giraffe
WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN, NY – Galapagos Art Space -
Williamsburg version of P.S. 122

WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN, NY – Monkey Town
- will reopen in May/05 – 32 seats

WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN, NY – Radiohole

WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN, NY – Streb
Laboratory for Action Mechanics (SLAM)
– has 30-foot ceilings, from which
hangs a flying trapeze

WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN, NY -
Supreme Trading - a 7,500-square-foot
club opened across from Charlie Pineapple in October/04

WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN, NY – Williamsburg
Art Nexus (or WAX)
– recently closed after five years

WILLIAMSBURG, VA – First Williamsburg Theatre
– 1716 on Palace Street – demolished in 1769 or 1770 – 2nd Williamsburg Theatre
built in 1751 and the third in 1752 – all destroyed by fire

WILLIAMSBURG, VA – Playhouse – circa 1718 –
demolished 1769

WILLIAMSPORT, PA – Capitol Theatre

*WILLIAMSTOWN, MA -
Williamstown Festival – 2 stages -
founded 1954; Adams Memorial Theatre (520 seats) at Williams College – opened
1955 – Nikos Stage (96 seats)- Adams Memorial Theatre will be demolished in 2005
and become the Center for Theatre and Dance with a 250 seat theatre, 200 seat
studio theatre, and a 40 seat rehearsal and performance space – taking place of
the Adams will be a new 550 seat mainstage theatre – Katharine Hepburn, Blythe
Danner, Gweneth Paltrow – winner of 2002 Tony Award for regional theatre

WILMINGTON, DE – DuPont Theatre – opened 1913 – celebrating its centennial this season – located in Hotel du Pont, brightest stars have graced the lovely Victorian stage – professional Broadway series – oldest legitimate, continually operating theatre in the country

WILMINGTON, DE – Grand Opera House – 1871 -
originally a Masonic Temple – restored 1971

*WILMINGTON, DE -
Playhouse Theatre – (1239
seats) – built 1913

WILMINGTON, DE – Queen Theatre – Fifth and Market Streets – 1915 – once-grand Queen Theater, which had sat vacant for more than 50 years until a $25 million renovation brought it back to life in April as a restaurant and live-music space considered the anchor of an ambitious public-private partnership to breathe new life into a nine-block stretch of Market Street that connects Wilmington’s thriving central business district and the Christina River’s redeveloped waterfront of office, residential and retail space – project to convert the Queen Theater into a World Cafe Live venue – original World Cafe Live in Philadelphia is a concert and dining facility that houses the studios of a popular adult alternative radio station, WXPN, and licenses the name of the station’s nationally syndicated World Cafe Live program – Wilmington officials want to open a World Cafe Live on Market Street – World Cafe Live at the Queen’s main music hall, with its mix of new construction and rustic remnants from the old theater, holds up to 800 people. A smaller hall can accommodate up to 250 people. Mr. Real said he expected the theater would host 350 to 400 events annually

WILMINGTON, OH -
Murphy Theatre – built 1918

WILSON, NC -
Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre – 2009 – new black box theatre

WINDSOR, CO – Windsor Opera House – 1902 – 205
4th Street – now private residence

WINNIE, TX – Winnie Theatre

*WINTER HAVEN, FL -
Ritz Theatre (Williamson
Theatre)
– built 1925

WOODBURN, OR – Pix Theatre – abandoned

WOODLAND, CA -
Woodland Opera House – Woodland,
CA – built 1896

WOODVILLE, OH – Limelight Theatre – 329 Temple St – abandoned

*WOONSOCKET, RI -
Stadium Theatre – 1926

WOOSTER, MA – Cinema I & 2 – 1903-1998 –
opened as Franklin Square Theater – burlesque house – renamed Grand 1912 – 1926
renamed Poli’s Palace, then Loew’s Poli 1934 – 1962 renamed Cinema I & 2

WOOSTER, MA – Wooster Group – leading American
avant-garde troup founded 1975 in 150 seat Soho Performing Garage

WORCESTER, MA -

Tatnuck Bookseller
– 335 Chandler Street

WORCESTER, MA -
Worcester Memorial
Auditorium

WRAY, CO – Carl Opera House – 1901 – 400 seats
- now Amos Jewelry

WRAY, CO – Blanchard Opera House – 1920 –
demolished – became Tyco Theatre

WRAY, CO – Pickett Opera House – 1904 – closed
1921

WYANDOTTE, MI – Wyandotte Theatre – abandoned

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Y *YALE, NY -
Yale Repertory Theatre – founded 1966
- opened in former church

YANKTON, SD -
Dakota Theater

YORK, PA – Strand Theater – Capitol Performing
Arts Center – 50 North George St – Strand opened 1925 as vaudeville & film house
– 1629 seats – Capitol Theater – 1906 – 586 seats – started as Theatorium, later
renamed Jackson Theater – renamed Capitol 1926

YORKTOWN, NY -
Yorktown Stage

YUMA, AZ – Madradian 5 – closed 2005 – now a church

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