Photos by Tom Parker Back from the brink: A distinction had to be made. Which is an odd thing for someone like Alex to do when you consider that he never saw himself as the owner of a movie theater. By renovating it, and in particular by restoring its facade to its original grandeur, Alex was resurrecting a chapter of rural life that had become jaded and tattered. His father did a lot of everything, from moral and financial support to replacing the brick on the exterior and laying new wood flooring. The basement was filled with a large swimming pool, traces of which can still be seen. Posted by Bob Crowe at Along came Dick Smith, a devotee of the Silent Era whose youth had been colored by various occupations within the movie theater business.
As the Isis Theater, however, it found a new life and a measure of longevity. That’s him in the top photo telling us the story. His father did a lot of everything, from moral and financial support to replacing the brick on the exterior and laying new wood flooring. The building was sold in for economic reasons. So we decided to go ahead with the tin ceiling, it had a really nice look to it. It just took a long time.
With the renovation came a new name and a new attitude. To tgeater our latest e-Edition click the image on the left. In an era of big-screen high definition TVs and home theater sound systems, people are rediscovering the romance of the big screen. Many small American towns not to mention urban neighborhoods have lost their movie theaters.
Then he started tearing things out. Sometimes he wondered if it would be enough to make a career out of. Classifieds Place an Ad Obituaries. The Astro 3 Theatre quietly moved into the digital age last week as owner Alex Shultz and assistants installed two new projectors from Belgium.
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Renovation continues unabated and will continue for some time. Alex also tapped into social networking and provided live progress updates on Facebook. His father did a lot of everything, from moral and financial support to replacing the brick on the exterior and laying new wood flooring. That’s a cinema to theaater yur-o-pee-ans.
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The tin ceiling in the lobby looked so good he added it to the theaters. His brothers worked awtro the woodwork and wainscoting, his mother the curtains along the walls. Wednesday, September 26, Astro 3. He also learned the trick of marketing and giving extra.
Last Updated January 20, Don’t have an account? So we bought about a thousand balloons, blew them up and tied about five hundred of them together, and gave that away to some kid who came to the movie. The basement was filled with a large swimming pool, traces of which can still be seen.
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Log In Purchase a Subscription. As the Isis Theater, however, it found a new life and a measure of longevity.
Adding glitz to a name fooled no one, but a little glitz went a long way. Indoor photos are never easy to manage, you did a great job. You can see the pool below, now full of trusses to protect the structure.
Alex Shultz, the reasonably new owner of the Astro 3 Theatre, wants that clear. It was like peeling the skin from an onion, each layer another revelation, and another part of its history.
It was built in by a neighboring church as what today we would call a health club – basketball court, running track suspended above courtside and a swimming pool in the basement. Imagine that in small-town Kansas a century ago.
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It was also a community affair. Every step had a new challenge, a different hurdle. Looks fantastic Bob, I think we are so lucky we have four cf theses old complexes matysville Perth, each with three or four small theatres. The Isis came into being in For the next decade it operated as a community center, basketball court, meeting rooms and, during the flu epidemic ofa temporary hospital.
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