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  • INTERNATIONAL THEATRES – PART ONE – CANADA

  • INTERNATIONAL THEATRES - PART TWO UNITED STATES

  • INTERNATIONAL THEATRES – PART THREE – AFRICA TO GUATEMALA

  • INTERNATIONAL THEATRES - PART FOUR – HAWAII TO LUXEMBOURG

  • INTERNATIONAL THEATRES - PART FIVE – MACEDONIA TO YUGOSLAVIA

    UNITED STATES (excluding New York City)


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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 – Caf้ La Vie – Charles Pierce 1954

    ALTOONA, PA - Mishler Theatre - built 1907

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

    AMHERST, MA – Amherst Cinema

    *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 - 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 - 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 - 3806 Four Mile Run Drive new two venue complex as of July 2005 – 100 seat and 300 seat - which moved into a $16 million new home last year, 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 - 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 - 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 - True Colors - African-American company

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - Auditorium

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - 500 Club

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

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - Warner Theatre - Atmospheric style

    AUGUSTA, MI - Barn Theatre - former dairy barn, incorporated 1949 - Michigan's oldest summer stock theatre

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

    AURORA, IL - Paramount Arts Centre - 23 E Galena Blvd

    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

    AVALON, CA - Greek Amphitheatre

    B

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

    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 - 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

    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 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

    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 - 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 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 - oldest continuously operating theatre in Boston - great tryout theatre

    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 - Haymarket - 1796 – wooden theatre - demolished in 1803

    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

    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 - 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 –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 - 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 - 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 Caf้ - 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

    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

    BROOKLYN, NY - Broadway Sporting Club -

    BROOKLYN, NY – Brooklyn Academy of Music – see BAM

    BROOKLYN, NY - Brooklyn Amphitheater - 1828 - Fulton St - changed to Brooklyn Theater

    *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 - 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 -

    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 Montauk -

    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 - Shubert Theater - 1910 - Monroe St - 1700 seats

    BROOKLYN, NY - Star Theater -

    BROOKLYN, NY - Theatre for a New Audience - (TFANA) Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Feb. 3/05 unveiled architects Frank Gehry and Hugh Hardy's collaborative design for Theatre for a New Audience's new home in the emerging BAM Cultural District in Downtown Brooklyn - will be the first theatre to be constructed in the new district - 299-seat flexible theatre, a 50-seat rehearsal/performance space, a caf้, offices, and a roof garden

    BROOKLYN, NY - Watson's Cozy Corner - 1903 - 15 Willoughby - 864 seats - became Royal

    BROWNSVILLE, TX - Majestic Theatre

    BRUNSWICK, ME - Merrymeeting Park Theatre

    *BUCKSPORT, ME - Alamo Theatre - 1916

    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 – Roxie Theatre – see Savoy Theatre

    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

    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

    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 (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;

    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 - 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

    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 - 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 - 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 – Regal Theater – Atmospheric style – closed & demolished

    CHICAGO, IL – Rialto Theatre – 1838-1840

    CHICAGO, IL – Rice’s Theatre – 1847 – burnt down 1850

    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 - 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 - 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, 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 – Thompson Shelterhouse – see Cincinnatti Playhouse in the Park

    CLARENDON, TX – Mulkey Theatre

    CLARKSVILLE, TN - Roxy Regional Theatre

    CLAUDE, TX – Gem Theatre

    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

    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

    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 – 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 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

    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 - 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

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

    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

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    FAIRMONT, IN - Fairmont Theatre

    FAIRMONT, MN - Fairmont Opera House

    FALMOUTH, MA - University Players - 1928 until 1932

    FARIBAULT, MN – Paradise Theater – Atmospheric style – closed

    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

    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 - Keith's Theatre

    FOREST CITY, PA – Family Theater – 1908-1916 – 600 Main St

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

    *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

    *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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 - 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

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    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

    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 - Kansas City Repertory Theatre - originally Missouri Repertory Theatre - as of 2004/05 season will be 41st - see also Missouri Repertory Theatre

    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

    LANSING, MI - Boarshead Professional Theatre - started 1966 as summer theatre - became year round in 1970 - now in their 37th year (2002-2003 season) - started in Grand Ledge, Michigan on River Street in converted church - 1975 moved into Lansing's Center for the Arts )Grand and Lenawee)

    *LA JOLLA, CA - LaJolla Playhouse - Mandell Weiss Theatre - 54th season - winner of Regional Theatre Tony Award 1993 - Tommy 1992 (114); Jersey Boys 2004 (120)

    LA JUNTA, CO – La Junta Opera House – 1888 – demolished

    LA JUNTA, CO – La Junta Theatre – 1901 – demolished – now Opera House Pharmacy

    LAKE CITY, FL – Gateway Theatre

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

    LANCASTER, NY - Lancaster Opera House

    LANSING, MI – Michigan Theater – Atmospheric style – closed

    *LAS VEGAS, NV - Las Vegas Shows

    LAS VEGAS, NV – AladdinTheatre for the Performing Arts

    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

    LAS VEGAS, NV – Bourbon Street – Big Easy Showroom

    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 - Dunes Hotel

    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 – 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;

    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

    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

    LAS VEGAS, NV - Smith Center for the Performing Arts - 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 of 2,050 seats, a 300-seat cabaret theater for more intimate productions and a 200-seat studio theater suitable for rehearsals and community theater - set to open first quarter of 2012

    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;

    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

    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

    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

    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 – 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 – 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 – 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 - 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

    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 -

    MADISONVILLE, LA – Madison Theatre

    MAGEE, MS – Magee Theatre

    MAMARONECK, NY - Emelin Theatre

    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

    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

    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 - 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

    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 Opera Theater - started 1959 - Broadway Theater Center

    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 Awardฎ 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)- originally the Minneapolis Theatre – opened 1963 (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

    MONTICELLO, MS – Mono Theatre

    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

    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

    N 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 - 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

    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 - opened 1939

    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 - 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 - 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

    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

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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

    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 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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    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

    *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

    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, NY - Patchogue Theater in 1996 and completed $7 million in renovations with support from federal and state government grants

    PATCHOGUE, NY - Theatre for the Performing Arts – built 1923 as vaudeville house – converted 1996 – 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 – 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 THEATRES

    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 -

    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

    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 - Col onial Theatre - built 1903 - see also Barrington Stage Co - Sheffield, MA

    PLAINVIEW, TX – Grenada Theater – Atmospheric style – closed

    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 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

    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 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, NY – built 1933 as movie house – 800 seats – interest in turning into performing arts center

    RIVERHEAD, NY – Vail-Leavitt Music Hall – built 1881 as opera house – converted 2002 – 225 seats

    RIVERHEAD, NY – Suffolk Theatre – Main Street – to be turned into 800 seat live theater

    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

    ROCKY FORD, CO – Grand Opera House – 1901 – 405 S. Main St – 655 seats

    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 Theatre - summer musicals 1950s

    SACRAMENTO, CA – Old Eagle Theatre – 1849

    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 – 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 - Missouri Theatre

    ST. LOUIS, MO - Municipal Opera Theatre

    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 - 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 - 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, 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 – fa็ade restored

    SAN ANTONIO, TX – Trinity University/Ruth Taylor Theater- 1966

    SAN DIEGO, CA - Academy Theatre - see MGM Amphitheatre

    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 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 Caf้ – 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 – 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 - 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 – Teatro de la Gente – 1970

    SAN JOSE, CA - Center for the Performing Arts - 255 Almaden Blvd

    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 – 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

    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

    SANTA ROSA, CA - Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

    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 – 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

    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 – 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

    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

    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

    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 1922

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

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    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

    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 - 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 – 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

    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

    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 – 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 - Grand Opera House - 1871 - originally a Masonic Temple - restored 1971

    *WILMINGTON, DE - Playhouse Theatre - (1239 seats) - built 1913

    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

    WOODLAND, CA - Woodland Opera House - Woodland, CA - built 1896

    *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

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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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