Coming Attractions: Broadway Theater Tour

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The Palace Theater, 630 S. Broadway, via Google maps’ street view.


Eric Richardson of Blogdowntown reports that the 1911 Palace Theatre, 630 S. Broadway, will be open for self-guided tours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m on Saturday, June 25, as part of the Bringing Back Broadway campaign.

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5 Responses to Coming Attractions: Broadway Theater Tour

  1. Celsius1414 says:

    Ah, I’m glad you posted this as it reminded me I wanted to mention to you a story about the California Theatre in downtown San Bernardino. It has the only Wurlitzer model 216 orchestra organ in its original location, where it was installed in 1927 — 84 years ago. They are doing a big refurbishment on it, which should be done next year. Can’t wait to see “silent” movies there once they’re finished! :)

    http://www.celsius1414.com/2011/05/18/california-theatre-wurlitzer-being-refurbished/

  2. Next stop: Broadway! Kinda reminds me of those show biz montages, popular from the thirties then well into the fifties. It starts a shot of a billboard that features the performer billed at bottom. Then we see him/her onstage pattering something like, “Here we are in Peoria, my favorite town…”. Then we hear the first bars of “I’m Just Wild About Harry”. Dissolve to a steam train rushing to the next town. Wipe to city sign: “Welcome to Elko, Nevada” Another billboard, billing slightly higher, then repeat all the rest with local city named. This goes on three of four times. Each time the same bars of the same song are repeated. Finally, the train reaches New York City, we see The Palace marquee, and the song finally is completed. Miss those montages…

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