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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Empire 25 on May 27, 2016 at 12:01 pm

It seems weird (and a little sad) to hear about “both” Times Square theaters…

Of course between them there are 38 screens, but still…:(

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Empire 25 on May 26, 2016 at 6:36 am

You’ve gotta have glorious Technicolor, Breathtaking Cinemascope or Cinerama, Vista Vision, Superscope or Todd-A-O and Stereophonic sound, And Stereophonic sound.

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Empire 25 on May 25, 2016 at 8:14 pm

But maybe they could delete some of their comments every now and then…

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Mike (saps) commented about Whitman Theatre on May 25, 2016 at 8:04 pm

It did seem wide…

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Mike (saps) commented about Whitman Theatre on May 25, 2016 at 7:27 pm

Saw my first James Bond movie here — Live and Let Die — and have been a lifelong fan ever since. My sweetheart and I (ah, young love) took the HART bus from Northport, and I had no idea what to expect. In a word, wow! I remember the theater was big and square, with no balcony, but I did return here many times in the ensuing years.

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Empire 25 on May 25, 2016 at 7:22 pm

After you few have your private conversations about Dolby at the Paramus and heaven knows what else, can you please delete your comments? They are cluttering up this page with, imho, irrelevant and tedious chatter that is of little interest to the rest if us.

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Mike (saps) commented about Green Acres Cinemas on May 24, 2016 at 7:29 am

Intro should mention that The Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas was closed January 19, 2015.

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on May 18, 2016 at 3:18 pm

I wonder if the Showplace was significant enough to warrant a full list… The single-screens Ziegfeld and Astor Plaza often had exclusive engagements and very long bookings, while the Showplace (if I recall correctly) was more of a neighborhood house playing day-and-date with many other theaters

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Empire 25 on May 15, 2016 at 8:23 pm

Jumping Jehosaphat, who the hell cares.

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Mike (saps) commented about Fair Theatre on May 11, 2016 at 4:25 pm

Go and find out. And make sure you report back here. Not.

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Loews 34th Street 14 on May 10, 2016 at 4:39 pm

The last time I passed by the marquee was in lousy condition — bulbs out, crawl not working…

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Mike (saps) commented about PlayStation Theater on May 10, 2016 at 6:17 am

That is an amazing list. I am astounded at how many movies I remember seeing at this house. Damn, what a loss…

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Apr 27, 2016 at 10:07 am

How about reposting it now? So we don’t have to dig through the archives….

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Mike (saps) commented about Strand Theatre on Apr 26, 2016 at 1:46 pm

I guess you would choose the version you’d want to see based on how long a nap you needed…

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Mike (saps) commented about UA Sunrise Mall 9 on Apr 26, 2016 at 7:13 am

On its website Regal says a new multiplex coming here in 2017. link

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Mike (saps) commented about City Theatre on Apr 25, 2016 at 6:47 pm

What’s that burlesque theatre on Irving Place and 13th street, seen in the first photo…?

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Mike (saps) commented about UA Lynbrook 6 on Apr 25, 2016 at 6:39 pm

There is now a construction fence around the entire building and adjacent parking lot.

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Mike (saps) commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 22, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Spring question: Would you rather have roses on your piano or tulips on your organ?

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Empire 25 on Apr 21, 2016 at 6:55 am

zzzzzzz….

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Mike (saps) commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 19, 2016 at 10:10 am

The “A Chorus Line” ad shows the original New York engagements, but I cannot make out which theaters it was playing at…

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Mike (saps) commented about Virginia Theatre on Apr 14, 2016 at 7:15 pm

EbertFest 18 now underway… http://www.ebertfest.com/PDFs/EbertfestFinalSlate2016.pdf

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Mike (saps) commented about Paramount on Apr 14, 2016 at 6:48 pm

This is where I saw the Robert Redford picture The Hot Rock way back in the 20th century.

Next week I’m seeing Olivia Newton-John here in concert; I wonder if any of the old place still exists…

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Mike (saps) commented about Whitman Theatre on Apr 14, 2016 at 6:32 pm

I passed here yesterday and was sad to see the sign was finally gone

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Mike (saps) commented about UA Lynbrook 6 on Apr 13, 2016 at 10:26 am

There is paper covering the front doors and a “Asbestos abatement” notice taped to the glass. There is an opening in the paper and I looked and saw dozens of theater seats piled in the lobby.

The adjacent parking lot is closed and there was a dumpster and a crane next to the theater; a worker there said they were removing the stage house roof (although he didn’t call it that…lol)

The beginning of the end.

Photos of the “progress” would be appreciated…

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Mike (saps) commented about Kings Theatre on Apr 12, 2016 at 12:25 pm

For what it’s worth, the article says “All three of the films will be presented in their 1997 re-release format.”