Color photographs of the Port Theatre

Color photographs of the Port Theatre

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“O brave new world!”

Since: Aug 10

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#1 Sep 16, 2011
Does anyone have color photographs of the old Port Theatre they could scan and send to my email. I am trying to figure out the color schemes of the old marquee because I am planning to make a painting of the building as it was in it's glory days. If you could just e-mail me at [email protected] that would be great!

Thanks,
LP Voices

Since: Jan 09

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#2 Sep 16, 2011
I think the Port theater should have been saved before the pavilion.

I am happy the pavilion is being saved though.

Since: Mar 11

Houston, TX

#3 Sep 16, 2011
Heavy Fed wrote:
I think the Port theater should have been saved before the pavilion.
I am happy the pavilion is being saved though.
No one cares what you think. If you have photos, send them in. Otherwise, don't hijack this legitimate request.

Oh, and FUHF
Heavy is right

Houston, TX

#4 Sep 16, 2011
KidShelleen wrote:
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No one cares what you think. If you have photos, send them in. Otherwise, don't hijack this legitimate request.
Oh, and FUHF
I thought it was funny at first but Heavy is right you guys are just negative asses.

“O brave new world!”

Since: Aug 10

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#5 Sep 17, 2011
Thanks Kidshellen for trying to keep this thread on topic.

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#6 Sep 17, 2011
LP Voices wrote:
Thanks Kidshellen for trying to keep this thread on topic.
SCREW YOU!!!!

He's the one who took this string OFF topic!!!!
LaPorteCitizen

Pasadena, TX

#8 Sep 17, 2011
I think the best you can do is to colorize a black and white image. The colors are the same, just bleached out by time. Its a basic beige and light salmon pink color combo. It had a cute little cut out trim, and neon is neon. Neon of the time would have been multi-color stripping. I really wish, that when the city was in the real estate business, they had tackled this one, but the church had it tied up and there wasn't the political will. I am really afraid that it will become the millstone around the neck of Main St. Too expensive to acquire, and too expensive to renovate. It is the kind of project that requires grants, volunteers, energy, and desire. Or a winning lottery ticket! Unfortunately it has none of those.
LP Voices wrote:
Does anyone have color photographs of the old Port Theatre they could scan and send to my email. I am trying to figure out the color schemes of the old marquee because I am planning to make a painting of the building as it was in it's glory days. If you could just e-mail me at [email protected] that would be great!
Thanks,
LP Voices

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#9 Sep 17, 2011
LaPorteCitizen wrote:
I think the best you can do is to colorize a black and white image. The colors are the same, just bleached out by time. Its a basic beige and light salmon pink color combo. It had a cute little cut out trim, and neon is neon. Neon of the time would have been multi-color stripping. I really wish, that when the city was in the real estate business, they had tackled this one, but the church had it tied up and there wasn't the political will. I am really afraid that it will become the millstone around the neck of Main St. Too expensive to acquire, and too expensive to renovate. It is the kind of project that requires grants, volunteers, energy, and desire. Or a winning lottery ticket! Unfortunately it has none of those.
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I only hope it remains available until I can come up with the finances.

I thought the church would never give it up... or I would have been working on it all along.

I've had a dream of turning it into a comedy club/theater... we have all kinds of local talent... and it would be fun.

Getting it to pay for itself... now that's another thing altogether.

I have lots of fond memories about that place.

A guy can dream... right?
LaPorteCitizen

Pasadena, TX

#10 Sep 17, 2011

Since: Mar 11

Houston, TX

#11 Sep 17, 2011
LaPorteCitizen wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =1qXisp3VuIYXX
Awesome!
beverly hillbilly

Sherman, TX

#12 Sep 18, 2011
LaPorteCitizen wrote:
<quoted text>I think the best you can do is to colorize a black and white image. The colors are the same, just bleached out by time. Its a basic beige and light salmon pink color combo. It had a cute little cut out trim, and neon is neon. Neon of the time would have been multi-color stripping. I really wish, that when the city was in the real estate business, they had tackled this one, but the church had it tied up and there wasn't the political will. I am really afraid that it will become the millstone around the neck of Main St. Too expensive to acquire, and too expensive to renovate. It is the kind of project that requires grants, volunteers, energy, and desire. Or a winning lottery ticket! Unfortunately it has none of those.
Thanks, that really helps a lot! I am trying to visualize it right now and I can totally see it! I will color the picture some time soon and show it to you guys before I start the painting. I wish I were alive to paint it from memory, but alas I am just a youngin'
Ricky

Deer Park, TX

#13 Sep 19, 2011
beverly hillbilly wrote:
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Thanks, that really helps a lot! I am trying to visualize it right now and I can totally see it! I will color the picture some time soon and show it to you guys before I start the painting. I wish I were alive to paint it from memory, but alas I am just a youngin'
See what happens when you stay up late.....you forget to change your name back.
Ricky

Deer Park, TX

#14 Sep 19, 2011
Heavy Fed wrote:
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SCREW YOU!!!!
He's the one who took this string OFF topic!!!!
Don't you think that was an attempt at sarcasm?

Since: Dec 09

La Porte

#15 Sep 19, 2011
LaPorteCitizen wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =1qXisp3VuIYXX
Did you notice the two-lane traffic and angle parking on Main St?
Let Main Street die

La Porte, TX

#16 Sep 19, 2011
LaPorteCitizen wrote:
I think the best you can do is to colorize a black and white image. The colors are the same, just bleached out by time. Its a basic beige and light salmon pink color combo. It had a cute little cut out trim, and neon is neon. Neon of the time would have been multi-color stripping. I really wish, that when the city was in the real estate business, they had tackled this one, but the church had it tied up and there wasn't the political will. I am really afraid that it will become the millstone around the neck of Main St. Too expensive to acquire, and too expensive to renovate. It is the kind of project that requires grants, volunteers, energy, and desire. Or a winning lottery ticket! Unfortunately it has none of those.
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Let Main Street die. It is natural conservative thinking. The government should spend no money on Main Street. Let private money and private business develop Main Street. I don't want to spend a single dime of my Tax Payer money on it.

Also, let the Pavilion die. I am really afraid that it will become the millstone around the neck of the County. Too expensive to expensive to renovate and operate. It is the kind of wasteful project that requires more grants, employees, energy, and desire. Mother nature will eventually kill the pavilion, so let's kill it now and save a lot of tax payer money.

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#17 Sep 20, 2011
Ricky wrote:
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Don't you think that was an attempt at sarcasm?
Maybe.

My apologies if that is so.

“O brave new world!”

Since: Aug 10

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#18 Sep 21, 2011
Ricky wrote:
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See what happens when you stay up late.....you forget to change your name back.
Or when your sister uses your laptop without your permission and logs you out of topix and not even realize what had happened until now. Lol, humans...
NSRoss

Houston, TX

#19 Sep 22, 2011
Yes, Lord forbid we have to have employees to do something and employ a few people. (Rolls eyes.)
Here ya go

Pasadena, TX

#20 Oct 8, 2013
Well what do you know, the theater has been purchased and opened as an entertainment venue, and the Pavilion has been renovated, restored, and re-opened too. Yes nature will have it's way, and certainly 125 years of history in La Porte show the ravages of storms, but people fought here, settled here, and they have not let the weather kill their desire to continue. Quality of life deserves tax payer funding as much as any other darn thing!
Let Main Street die wrote:
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Let Main Street die. It is natural conservative thinking. The government should spend no money on Main Street. Let private money and private business develop Main Street. I don't want to spend a single dime of my Tax Payer money on it.
Also, let the Pavilion die. I am really afraid that it will become the millstone around the neck of the County. Too expensive to expensive to renovate and operate. It is the kind of wasteful project that requires more grants, employees, energy, and desire. Mother nature will eventually kill the pavilion, so let's kill it now and save a lot of tax payer money.

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