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Embassy Theatre

July 1, 2013
auditorium from balcony level.

View of the auditorium from the side of the balcony.

The Embassy Theatre opened August 12, 1926 in Port Chester, NY. Designed by prominent theater architect Thomas W. Lamb, the 1,591 seat theater was built on the grounds of an old Elk Lodge. Lamb also designed the nearby Capitol Theatre, which opened just a few days after the Embassy.

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Road Trip 2013 Day 7

June 6, 2013
Stage, Paramount Theatre Marshall, Texas

View of the stage from the main level.

The last stop of the trip was the Paramount Theatre in Marshall, Texas. The Paramount opened in 1930, and has had a number of different uses over the years. After it closed as a theater, it was used as a western themed dinner theater, and then a recording studio. The building is currently for sale.

 

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Road Trip 2013 Day 6

June 5, 2013
View from the balcony of the Berry Theatre.

View from the balcony of the Berry Theatre.

After making a quick stop at the Dallas Fort Worth Airport to drop off some of my road trip companions, I headed over to the Berry Theatre in Fort Worth. The theater opened as the White Theatre in the early 1940s, and was eventually renamed the Berry Theatre after the street in resides on.

 

 

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Road Trip 2013 Day 5

June 4, 2013
View of the auditorium from the balcony.

View of the auditorium from the balcony.

The next stop on the trip was the Okla Theatre in McAlester, Oklahoma. The Okla opened on July 10, 1931 and closed on September 4, 1989. The city of McAlester is currently trying to restore and reopen the theater. For more information check out their website: http://www.oklatheater.com/

 

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Road Trip 2013 Day 4

June 3, 2013
The chandelier was removed when the theater was used as a church.

The chandelier was removed when the theater was used as a church.

The fourth theater I visited  was the Booth Theatre in Independence, Kansas. The Booth opened in 1927 and closed in 1980. It was used as a church for a few years before closing for good. In 1991 the Booth Theatre Foundation was started to renovate and reuse the theater.  For more information on the Booth Theatre foundation visit their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Booth-Theatre-Independence-KS/193393179833

 

 

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Road Trip 2013 Day 3

June 1, 2013
View of the Jayhawk Theatre from the balcony.

View of the Jayhawk Theatre from the balcony.

The next theater I visited was the Jayhawk Theatre in Topeka, Kansas. The Jayhawk opened in August of 1926, and has been closed since May 1976. For more information visit the website of the organization trying to restore the theater: http://jayhawktheatre.com/

 

 

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Road Trip 2013 Day 2

May 29, 2013
Lyric Theatre Birmingham, AL.

Lyric Theatre Birmingham, AL.

Day two was spent photographing the Lyric Theatre in Birmingham, Alabama. The Lyric opened in 1914 as a vaudeville theater, and was eventually converted to show films. More information can be found at http://lightupthelyric.com/

 

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