SHOPPINGTOWN CINEMA SYRACUSE NY

Light touches of color were the thick orange railings that ran the length of each wall, and the carpet in a “play on reds” pattern shades of blue, violet, purple and red that went right up to the screen. Along with nearly every other sixties era single screen theatre in the greater Syracuse area, The original Shoppingtown Theatre, and the subsequent twin are both long gone, but for a youngster who was used to an older theatre in a smaller town 40 miles away, they left a strong impression that will last a lifetime. Two of those panels hid doors to the boxoffice and projection booth. The showtimes are through Sunday July 6th, which I would assume means they plan on having theatres going dark the following day for their conversion to stadium seating. To clear a nearly wall to wall screen, the curtain rode on a track that turned backward along the side walls. Gray-beige carpet, with metallic strands of silver and gold, went right up to the screen. Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater. The architect’s blueprint shows the double circle effect of the lobby and vestibule, along with the locations of the circular boxoffice, circular entrance doors, two concession stands, restrooms and manager’s office.

The two identical auditoriums, separated by an airspace to prevent sound leakage, shared a common outer lobby gallery that ran nearly the full width of the building. This second Shoppingtown theatre building was later abandoned, replaced by a bland tenplex inside the new mall, then demolished. Contributed by Brett B. The theatre’s decorator, Oscar Glas, of Belgium Art Studios, designed x26′ abstract murals for the side walls. The exterior was of concrete blocks painted white and accented by eight porcelain panels in two rows of harmonizing colors. The layout for the theatre was designed to give patrons an interesting and functional environment. A view from the outer lobby. Along with doors to the auditorium, the vestibule had a second concession window off to the left.

Black and white patterned curtains were framed by a simple black proscenium, which allowed enough room for the curtains to clear the big screen without needing the track to bend backwards.

Recessed lighting could be set to various levels. A view of the lobby from the vestibule. The syravuse entrance was located at the rear of the shopping center, next to the local ABC TV studio.

For 35mm CinemaScope 2. On weekends and busy nights, two people staffed the two concession counters. The building exterior was a medium-light blue in the front, with three non-marquees overhanging two sets of doors and the six-window syracues. Two of those panels hid doors to the boxoffice and projection booth. Each theatre had its own inner lobby and restrooms, and shared half of the two-sided concession stand that served both theatres.

Kallet Shoppingtown Theatre in Dewitt, NY – Cinema Treasures

The sloped ceiling, of acoustic mineral tile alternating with plaster, was slanted in steps that concealed the twelve surround speakers shoppigtown air conditioning ducts from the audience’s view. Recent comments view all 10 comments. It sat vacant for a while, was later used for offices, and eventually demolished for extra stores.

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CHIPS, the movies’ logos were cut out in large white letters and attached to the front overhangs on each side of the boxoffice.

Along with doors to the auditorium, the vestibule had a second shoppibgtown window off to the left.

On many occasions, the curtain rollers would get stuck behind the bend in the track. The two identical auditoriums, separated by an airspace to prevent sound leakage, shared a common outer lobby gallery that ran nearly the full width of the building. Exterior side walls were an off white. Light touches of color were the thick orange railings that ran the length of each wall, and the carpet in a “play on reds” pattern shades of blue, violet, purple and red that went right up to the screen.

The lobby’s terrazzo floor was accented with a circle of rubber padding, and the ceiling was syrcuse plaster flecked with gold.

The screen would remain exposed a big no-no in those days until George Read, Manager of the Kallet Genesee, brought a huge A-ladder across town and climbed up about 25 feet to free the curtain. Unlike the Real-D installation as the nearby Carousel Mall Stadium 17, the 35mm projector was removed syrxcuse this theatre and the digital projector installed in its place an extra portal was installed at Carousel, which allowed their theatre to have both digital and 35mm capability.

It appears that earlier today crews began the conversion of one half of the complex to stadium seating as they are only showing 5 screens in operation. The exterior entrance doors were off to the left.

CINEMA SIGHTLINES

The cut out of Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer and the children was from a Sheet billboard size poster. Each wall panel was a shade darker than the one before it. The auditoriums of the new theatre were similar in design to the original Shoppingtown, sloped ceiling and floors, two seating sections with a shoppingtwon aisle, vertical wood strips along the back wall.

Only the marquee was visible from the street side. The circular boxoffice was faced with orange glass tile. The showtimes are through Sunday July 6th, which I would assume means they plan on having shoppingtoan going dark the following day for their conversion to stadium seating. Following completion of the new spaces the existing 10 screen complex is scheduled shoppingtiwn be converted to stadium seating and all digital sound, which they hope to finish by Fall A steeply sloped floor which today’s building codes no longer allow was the key to giving every seat an eye level sightline to some part of the screen.

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This layout ensured that patrons need not go all the way out to the main lobby to buy popcorn or use the facilities.

Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater? The sleek, modern auditoriums sat about each, with side walls in a pastel neutral color that were divided into panels. The auditorium held 1, seats, divided into two sections, upholstered in gray mohair over four inches of foam rubber. The theatre’s decorator, Oscar Glas, of Belgium Art Studios, designed x26′ abstract murals for the side walls.

Regal Shoppingtown Mall Stadium 10

Display cases along the way heralded the current feature, and let you know you were heading in the right direction. The minimal pattern of colored rectangles with black and white streaks on a gray background, was called “futuristic” in During the week, one person served both. My apologies… Regal put out a press release announcing the name change and the completion of the shoppinhtown of the renovations about six hours after my last post the official grand opening will be July Along with nearly every other sixties era single screen theatre in the greater Syracuse area, The original Shoppingtown Theatre, and the subsequent twin are both long gone, but for a youngster who was used to an older theatre in a smaller town 40 miles away, they left a strong impression that will last a lifetime.

Gray-beige carpet, with metallic strands of silver and gold, went right up to the screen. The effect was that the walls were darker near the screen than at the back. When Kallet sold the Shoppingtown and Genesee theatres to CinemaNational inthe quality of both theatres began to spiral downward.

The layout for the theatre was designed to give patrons an interesting and functional environment. A panel of formica between the restrooms backed two stainless steel fountains serving chilled water. Crews have completed work on theatres which will reopen tomorrow Friday May 9 with stadium seating. The additional space will be used to construct 4 large auditoriums and shoppingtoqn new lobby expected to be completed by May You must login before making a comment.

The Kallet sign was white outlined with red, placed on vertical redwood syarcuse that were painted blue. The lighter birch paneling in the circular vestibule contrasted nicely with the warm walnut paneling of the lobby. No one has favorited this theater yet. During a huge blizzard in February ofthe ABC station nextdoor broadcast part of a news program from the theatre, asking the snowbound Shoppingtown staff what they did to pass the time