Anyone Remember Glen Cove’s Cove Theater?
GLEN COVE, NY — I’m seeking info on the demise of the Cove Theater. A large theater under the Skouras flag in the 50s and 60s. Always first with tech advances. Some said because the Loews family had a large estate in Glen Cove.
Max Cooper, always in a tuxedo, was the long-time manager. My friend’s mother, Lilly Dolan, was the matron. The Cove was also the summer home to Butch, a large St. Bernard, who enjoyed the air conditioned lobby. He was famous for getting on a LIRR train for a trip to nearby Oyster Bay for handouts.
I remember the opening of “The Robe” in 1953. The masking was dramatically changed at the start to introduce Cinemascope.