This building has been a landmark of sorts for the city of Fitchburg since its opening in the winter of 1929. During its time it played host to many films, live acts, and musical numbers as the entertainment epicenter of the community. Even today, people pass by the sealed doors and openly recant their personal memories of the theater – Something we experienced first-hand while standing on the sidewalk out front.
There's no denying that cinemas carry an air of mystique to them which exists nowhere else. A strange kind of awe is always present when you first enter a darkened theater before the film begins, and no amount of time, neglect, or decay can ever truly dispel that.
In the upper levels some seats were covered in yellow bagging in an attempt to protect them for future use.
When the theater was redesigned, fabric wall coverings hid away much of the beautiful old design work, such as this massive piece above the front exits.