Alhambra Theatre

45 S. Main Street,
Torrington, CT 06790

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 7, 2021 at 2:25 am

An article about the opening of the Alhambra Theatre was published in the Torrington Register on January 4, 1916, but the article itself is not available online. An article about the demolition of the building (or its remains) was published on July 11, 1951. The house appears to have been closed through most of its later years.

An article in Film Daily of July 29, 1940 said that the house had been leased to a subsidiary of Brandt Theatres. This deal apparently fell through, but the article said that leaseholders Warner Bros. had kept the house dark for many years, with only one period “about two years ago” when it opened for a while, and more recent opening for showings of “Gone With the Wind.” An article in the professional journal Fire Engineering about the December, 1949 fire said that the house had not been in use since 1940, and had still been under lease to Warner Bros. at the time of the fire.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 25, 2013 at 7:52 pm

The Alhambra Theatre in Torrington was mentioned in an advertisement for the Picture Theatre Equipment Company, vendors of projection equipment, in the July 1, 1916, issue of The Moving Picture World