Comments from Mike (saps)

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Mike (saps) commented about Brooklyn Paramount Theatre on Jan 30, 2015 at 8:11 am

I don’t want to overstate it, but we’ve been praying for news like this…

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Mike (saps) commented about Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas on Jan 30, 2015 at 4:38 am

Ed, you the man…!

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Mike (saps) commented about Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas on Jan 29, 2015 at 1:38 pm

I can think of 22.5 million reasons, if robboehm is correct…

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Mike (saps) commented about Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas on Jan 22, 2015 at 3:15 pm

There is a “Thank you for all your patronage” message on the marquee now. Someone (Ed?) should take a photo and post it here, for posterity…

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Mike (saps) commented about Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas on Jan 18, 2015 at 4:32 pm

There are showtimes listed for the 19th but none beyond that.

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Mike (saps) commented about Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas on Jan 17, 2015 at 9:54 pm

Sign on the marquee says it’s closing on January 19. Signs in front say a new shopping center is coming soon…

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 10, 2015 at 6:31 pm

I don’t think Cablevision owns the actual building but has a long-term lease on the site.

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Mike (saps) commented about Kings Theatre on Jan 1, 2015 at 8:02 pm

A bunch of new photos of the renovation were posted here today.

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Fantasy 5 on Dec 29, 2014 at 7:55 am

The box office cashier said they have replaced all the seats, but I have not checked it out in person yet.

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Mike (saps) commented about UA Lynbrook 6 on Dec 28, 2014 at 12:58 pm

The local paper Lynbrook/East Rockaway Herald says the theater will double in size in 2015. i’ll link the article when i can get to it.

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Mike (saps) commented about Grand Avenue Cinemas on Dec 18, 2014 at 9:37 am

Luckily the Grand Avenue and the Middlebrook Galleria were quickly reopened under new local (Grand Ave) and international (Middlebrook) independent owners.

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Mike (saps) commented about Grand Avenue Cinemas on Dec 18, 2014 at 7:04 am

Grand Avenue, Babylon, Middlebrook Galleria, and…?

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Mike (saps) commented about Grand Avenue Cinemas on Dec 17, 2014 at 7:04 pm

Well, a couple of years ago Bow Tie took over this house from Clearview, and just a few weeks ago Bow Tie closed it.

But it just reopened under the auspices of the owners of several independent multiplexes, namely the Kew Gardens Cinemas, Cobble Hill Cinemas and Williamsburg Cinemas. (According to the box office cashier, anyway.)

They have a facebook page as the first step in promoting this place.

Good luck! Glad to see it open again.

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Mike (saps) commented about Loew's Victoria Theatre on Nov 27, 2014 at 9:22 pm

Nice nighttime shot of the marquee in the movie The Pawnbroker.

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Mike (saps) commented about Movieland on Nov 25, 2014 at 7:54 am

Photo of The Ten Commandments playing here is not from 1956, since Funny Girl is playing across the street at the Criterion.

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Mike (saps) commented about 1956 photo via Dustin Carpenter. on Nov 25, 2014 at 7:51 am

This can’t be 1956 if Funny Girl is playing at the Criterion.

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 10, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Our movie theater culture has surely taken a beating and nearly left for dead when we think back to the 1970’s as some kind of halcyon time…

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Mike (saps) commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Nov 5, 2014 at 10:38 am

I’m going to have to check out the RKO Keith Richmond Hill link in person. Thanks for the tip.

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Mike (saps) commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Nov 3, 2014 at 8:06 am

That is a beautiful shot of the proscenium and stage curtain. Lovely house. We should all look at that new picture a lot to get it on the home page.

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Mike (saps) commented about Roxy Theatre on Nov 3, 2014 at 6:01 am

“What’s playing at the Roxy?

I’ll tell you what’s playing at the Roxy.

A picture about a Minnesota man falls in love with a Mississippi girl.

That he sacrifices everything and moves all the way to Biloxi.

That’s what’s playing at the Roxy."

(But was it an A picture or a B picture? A studio release or an independent? Was there a stage show and did the ushers wear pants or skirts…?)

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Mike (saps) commented about Roxy Theatre on Oct 31, 2014 at 7:58 am

You’re romance, You’re the steppes of Russia, You’re the pants, on a Roxy usher, I’m a broken doll, a fol-de-rol, a blop,

But if, baby, I’m the bottom, You’re the top!

— Cole Porter

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Mike (saps) commented about Middlebrook Galleria Cinemas on Oct 28, 2014 at 8:34 am

Friday 10/24/14 seemed to be the last day of operations by Bow Tie. A woman answering the box office phone (732-493-2277) said Bow Tie is out of there and a new operator is coming in. She believes the name is Cine Grand but she wasn’t sure of the exact name or the date they will reopen.

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Mike (saps) commented about Kings Theatre on Oct 17, 2014 at 8:26 am

Any new photos?

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 22, 2014 at 2:15 pm

According to the New York Times, A Daughter of the Gods opened October 17, 1916 at the Lyric theater; review was headlined: KELLERMANN FILM SHOWN AT THE LYRIC; “Daughter of the Gods” an Elaborate Amphibious Picture for the Submersible Star."

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 9, 2014 at 10:20 am

It is changed based on the number of views each photo gets. The one with the most views gets to be on the front page of the listing. I went in and looked at the closed curtain photo ten times, to help boost its numbers and keep it up front. It’s currently on page six of the photos, so jump to that page and have a look. Or ten.