The Moore Theatre

★★★★☆

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When I was a teenager in the mid-seventies, I worked at the Moore Theatre. I opened the theatre closed the theatre, cleaned the theatre, took tickets, and spent a fair amount of time exploring. There?s a lot more to the Moore than meets the eye. In the auditorium, backstage, above and around the dome and underneath in the basement I came across some unusual situations. I don't believe in ghosts, but on a couple of occasions, when the theatre was empty, there is no denying that my friend Robby and I saw some things in the foyer and on the mezzanine that could not be explained. I'm not sure why but to me the theatre seems to be older than the turn of the 19th century (1907).

The Moore theatre is an excellent venue for a variety of shows. It seams as if the theatre itself becomes a part of the show; this is very appealing. Even though I was technically at work during the concerts and movies, I was still a spectator but in a different sort of way than the general audience. I will always remember how the concert or movie, and theatre and audience would blend to create a show that was far more than just what was seen on the stage. From my perspective, I believe the shows at the Moore are more special than what you are likely to find at similar venues.

By-the-way, most of the live shows at the Moore while I worked there were awesome, Billy Joel, Supertramp, Electric Light Orchestra, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Climax Blues Band, Golden Earring, Chaka Kahn and so many others, some of which whose names I?ll never remember. Not all the shows were great some were horrible. I think the two worst were the Strawbs and the New York Dolls. The movies ranged from the unusual (200 Motels, Rocky Horror) to disturbing (EL Topo) and downright awful (Eraserhead).

vv475@earthlink.net

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★★★★★

When I was a teenager in the mid-seventies, I worked at the Moore Theatre. I opened the theatre closed the theatre, cleaned the theatre, took tickets, and spent a fair amount of time exploring. There?s a lot more to the Moore than meets the eye. In the auditorium, backstage, above and around the dome and underneath in the basement I came across some unusual situations. I don't believe in ghosts, but on a couple of occasions, when the theatre was empty, there is no denying that my friend Robby and I saw some things in the foyer and on the mezzanine that could not be explained. I'm not sure why but to me the theatre seems to be older than the turn of the 19th century (1907).

The Moore theatre is an excellent venue for a variety of shows. It seams as if the theatre itself becomes a part of the show; this is very appealing. Even though I was technically at work during the concerts and movies, I was still a spectator but in a different sort of way than the general audience. I will always remember how the concert or movie, and theatre and audience would blend to create a show that was far more than just what was seen on the stage. From my perspective, I believe the shows at the Moore are more special than what you are likely to find at similar venues.

By-the-way, most of the live shows at the Moore while I worked there were awesome, Billy Joel, Supertramp, Electric Light Orchestra, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Climax Blues Band, Golden Earring, Chaka Kahn and so many others, some of which whose names I?ll never remember. Not all the shows were great some were horrible. I think the two worst were the Strawbs and the New York Dolls. The movies ranged from the unusual (200 Motels, Rocky Horror) to disturbing (EL Topo) and downright awful (Eraserhead).

vv475@earthlink.net

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I've seen about ten shows here and they all seem to benefit from the Moore's charm. The charm lies in the semi-run down nature of the place, it always seems unfinished to me for some reason. There aren't really any bad seats and the balcony slopes very steeply so as to give everyone a nice view over the head or shoulders of the person sitting in front of you. This place is a sure bet for any show.

PROS: Funky place, good shows.
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★★★★☆

I've seen about ten shows here and they all seem to benefit from the Moore's charm. The charm lies in the semi-run down nature of the place, it always seems unfinished to me for some reason. There aren't really any bad seats and the balcony slopes very steeply so as to give everyone a nice view over the head or shoulders of the person sitting in front of you. This place is a sure bet for any show.

PROS: Funky place, good shows.
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I have been to The Moore Theatre twice. The first time was for a comedy show, where we had seats in the balcony. It was really steap, and it felt like you were a million miles away. The second time I was at least on the ground level, still relatively farther back, but being on the first level made such a difference. The Theatre itself is pretty old, but nicely reserved, and the entry-way is beautiful in its old world charm. A little suggestion, if you are of the age and would like a drink, they have a bar one floor down, that is not in the most obvious place. Its dark, but kind of cool and you feel like you are underground.

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I have been to The Moore Theatre twice. The first time was for a comedy show, where we had seats in the balcony. It was really steap, and it felt like you were a million miles away. The second time I was at least on the ground level, still relatively farther back, but being on the first level made such a difference. The Theatre itself is pretty old, but nicely reserved, and the entry-way is beautiful in its old world charm. A little suggestion, if you are of the age and would like a drink, they have a bar one floor down, that is not in the most obvious place. Its dark, but kind of cool and you feel like you are underground.

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