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Mike (saps) commented about Rialto Theatre on Aug 13, 2017 at 5:36 pm

Excerpt from a NY Times review of November 30, 1942:

The mortality rate in “Night Monster” is pretty high, even for the type of chiller drama the customers of the Rialto have become accustomed to over the years at the self-styled “house of horror.”

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Mike (saps) commented about Cinema Kings Highway on Aug 10, 2017 at 7:31 pm

Many here view this place as an aging cinema treasure, one that is about to be lost. It has a long, distinguished history before its current incarnation, so except for a couple of random newcomers (no pun intended) we don’t usually discuss the exact nature and activities of its present clientele.

So take a look at some of the older posts on this thread, and then add your impressions of its past, present or future, for the enjoyment of the many people interested in this endangered house.

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Mike (saps) commented about Babylon Cinemas on Aug 5, 2017 at 2:46 pm

For that matter, I wonder how many of the Greatest Generation, or the Baby Boomers, or the Gen-Xers, etc., even care right now…

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Loews Roosevelt Field 8 on Jul 21, 2017 at 1:00 am

Since the “extensive renovations” entailed gutting the building to its walls and rebuilding from scratch, an updated introduction is necessary…

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Mike (saps) commented about Imperial Theatre on Jul 21, 2017 at 12:48 am

Did you take any photos that you can add here?

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Aviation 12 on Jul 21, 2017 at 12:43 am

I find it hard to believe that the photo on the opening page for this theater is actually an AMC theater in Seattle and not the one in Linden, New Jersey…

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Mike (saps) commented about Helen Hayes Theatre on Jul 12, 2017 at 3:08 pm

And I agree with Comfortably Cool: Three days a porno theater does not a cinema treasure make…

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Mike (saps) commented about Helen Hayes Theatre on Jul 12, 2017 at 3:06 pm

The Internet Broadway Data Base has the seat count at approximately 597, which sounds right since I believe the minimum seating to be considered a Broadway house is 499…

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Mike (saps) commented about Loew's Paradise Theatre on Jul 11, 2017 at 5:03 pm

This is now the World Changers Church, where the funeral of the assassinated police officer Miosotis Familia is being held. Link to NY Daily News article about sprucing up the venue in preparation for the funeral.

Text: Headline: NYPD employees add fresh coat of paint to church in preparation of slain cop’s funeral

Article: NYPD employees touched up the exterior of a Bronx church Sunday in preparation for the wake and funeral for Officer Miosotis Familia.

The civilian workers in the NYPD’s Building Maintenance Section added a fresh coat of gold paint to decorations outside the World Changers Church on the Grand Concourse — a small show of appreciation for the mother of three killed last week in the line of duty.

The employees said they were honored to contribute to Familia’s wake, which will be held Monday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Her funeral will follow on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

“It’s just so sad,” said paint shop supervisor Robert Cherrick, 46. “She was just doing her job.”

Parishioners also said they were eager to help however they could at the church — which was once the majestic Loew’s Paradise Theater. It has a capacity of around 4,000.

Officials anticipate over 20,000 will attend the funeral.

A mentally ill cop-hating assassin shot Familia, 48, as she sat inside an NYPD mobile command unit at Creston Ave. and E. 183rd St. around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. The 34-year-old killer was shot to death by police a block from the murder scene in Fordham Heights.

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jun 29, 2017 at 11:51 pm

I think the love really came when it was the only one left…

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC 34th Street 14 on Jun 27, 2017 at 10:04 pm

No new signage as of June 18, 2017. Just the old shabby-looking marquee…

Photo posted

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Mike (saps) commented about City Cinemas Cinema 1, 2, and 3 on Jun 27, 2017 at 7:50 pm

Yes, as it is currently offering Wonder Woman on two screens, and in 70mm no less…!

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Mike (saps) commented about State Theatre on Jun 27, 2017 at 7:36 pm

If this house opened with 1250 seats, and now has 527, where did the other 750 seats go?

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Mike (saps) commented about State Theatre on Jun 27, 2017 at 7:27 pm

This theater was mentioned, together with the photo added to the photo section, in the New York Daily News on Sunday, June 25, 2017 in an article about Leelanau County near Lake Michigan. Link

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Mike (saps) commented about Victoria Theatre on Jun 17, 2017 at 1:16 pm

That photo does seem to show the orchestra sloping upwards at the front.

Reminds me of the seating at the Thalia…

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Mike (saps) commented about Victoria Theatre on Jun 17, 2017 at 1:02 pm

Due to its central location in Times Square, there are hundreds (thousands?) of photos of the exterior, but it seems there are scant representations of the interior…

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Mike (saps) commented about RKO Keith's Theatre on Jun 14, 2017 at 1:14 pm

Ahem, I’m back…

Signed, Loew’s Kings

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Mike (saps) commented about Astor Theatre on Jun 12, 2017 at 1:10 pm

Weird that the Times spelled the name of the picture wrong, namely “Hannie Caulder” which apparently played one week here, the theater’s last, from May 24 to May 30, 1972…

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Mike (saps) commented about Babylon Cinemas on Jun 12, 2017 at 1:04 pm

Welcome to the club. Just stay calm and all may (or may not) be revealed…

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Mike (saps) commented about Palace Theatre on May 31, 2017 at 2:14 am

Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen just completed a week’s worth of shows at this theater. Looking good…

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Mike (saps) commented about Whitman Theatre on May 30, 2017 at 11:56 pm

Paul, which of my photos did you comment on?

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on May 28, 2017 at 1:44 am

AMC Amazing

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Mike (saps) commented about Embassy 1 Theatre on May 26, 2017 at 11:24 pm

I believe the “New Embassy 46th Street” is the Victoria, not this Embassy.

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Mike (saps) commented about Whitman Theatre on May 24, 2017 at 1:36 pm

Paul, I’m enjoying your posts, but please don’t use all capital letters; it makes it hard to read…

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Mike (saps) commented about Farmingdale Theater on May 19, 2017 at 9:31 am

you don’t need to post in all caps…