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RobertR commented about Coliseum Cinemas on Feb 17, 2004 at 10:25 am

Very true but he had 3 screens at the Nova in a building he owned. The Coliseum had 4 cinemas in the balcony level. Maybe there was room to add more screens there and make it a multiplex.

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RobertR commented about Paramount Center on Feb 17, 2004 at 10:24 am

When did this theatre stop showing movies?

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RobertR commented about Majestic Theatre on Feb 17, 2004 at 10:17 am

When you read histories like this you wonder why anyone would seal off a balcony?

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RobertR commented about Coliseum Cinemas on Feb 17, 2004 at 10:01 am

I was suprised he closed the Nova, I thought he owned the building.

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RobertR commented about Riviera Theatre on Feb 17, 2004 at 10:00 am

How long was this theatre closed?

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RobertR commented about AMC Loews Harvard Square 5 on Feb 17, 2004 at 8:40 am

Is the main auditorium here still large?

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RobertR commented about Coolidge Corner Theatre on Feb 17, 2004 at 8:31 am

Another treasure that should live forever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RobertR commented about Brattle Theatre on Feb 17, 2004 at 7:31 am

This theatre is a treasure. I attended screenings here a few times over the years while visiting firnds in Boston. Why cant someone do this in New York? Heres hoping the Brattle goes on forever !!!!

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RobertR commented about Roxie Cinema on Feb 17, 2004 at 6:17 am

Be happy to have a full time revival house, in New York all of ours closed.

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RobertR commented about Fox Kew Gardens Theatre on Feb 16, 2004 at 10:39 am

Having lived in neighboring Forest Hills all my life I never knew of this theate. Thanks for an intersting discovery.

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RobertR commented about CONFIRMED: Alexandria to Close After 4:15pm Show on Feb 16, 2004 at 8:24 am

Another destruction courtesy of UA.

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RobertR commented about Utopia Theater on Feb 12, 2004 at 12:01 pm

I live in Forest Hills and The Utopia was a great place to go see a movie because it drew a mainly adult audience. I loved this place, it was like walking back into the 1940’s. Although the theatre was not fancy by any means, it had that real neighborhood feel even as a twin. Why NY tears down all of its past never ceases to amaze me.

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RobertR commented about Carnegie Hall Cinema on Feb 12, 2004 at 10:49 am

At the Time of Carnige Halls renovations the theatre was being programmed by the couple who opeartated the Bleecker Street Cinema. They had a lease and Carnige wanted them to upgrade the theatre to their specs. A compromise was reached that a second screen would be built that they would operate and the hall would take back the main auditorium, which Cineplex would eventually operate. This co-arrangement went on a few years and then Cineplex took over booking both screens.

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RobertR commented about Studio Drive-In on Feb 11, 2004 at 1:31 pm

I visited him at The Avco many times, that was a class house. The Picwood I am not familiar with.

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RobertR commented about United Artists 6 on Feb 11, 2004 at 1:27 pm

How can a town not support at least one multiplex?

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RobertR commented about Twin-Vue Drive-In on Feb 11, 2004 at 1:18 pm

What was the other screen used for?

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RobertR commented about Studio Drive-In on Feb 11, 2004 at 1:12 pm

ah cool you knew him too? I couldent remember which way it was spelled.

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RobertR commented about World Theatre on Feb 11, 2004 at 12:56 pm

I remember driving and seeing that theatre the “X”. I dont see a listing for it on Cinema Classics. Can one of the West coast members do a listing and tell us about it?

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RobertR commented about Rialto Theatre on Feb 11, 2004 at 12:52 pm

EdSolero you are right about the theatre being used as a visitors center. When the theatre first closed they used the lobby for some sort of virtual reality ride. Cineplex did a nice job on the renovations but even though they opened the theatre with the Broadway entrance, it waas still too close to 42nd Street for many movie goers.

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RobertR commented about Studio Drive-In on Feb 11, 2004 at 12:46 pm

A friend of mine Paul Marx was one of the last projectionists here. A few times when I was in LA I would go visit him at the Studio. The place seemed to still be doing a good business even at the end, but I guess the real estate was worth more. I have pictures I took of him in the projection booth and of the marquee. So sad all of this is becoming history.

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RobertR commented about Bay Cinema on Feb 11, 2004 at 12:37 pm

I believe the name was shortened to Bay Cinema when it became part of the Reade Chain. A friend was the manager of this theatre in the late seventies and he said it was so annoying that they would schedule his shows for any movie under 2 hours at 12-2-4-6-8-10 and he would scrable with the ushers to clean the theatre quick and let the line in. Every weekend they would run off schedule.

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RobertR commented about Sutton Theater on Feb 11, 2004 at 11:21 am

I read the above post and the story on the homepage and cant make heads or tails of any of it??? Whats the scoop? Did City Cinemas close the theatre?

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RobertR commented about Radio City Music Hall on Feb 11, 2004 at 10:40 am

I remember an engagement of “The Magic of Lassie” in 1978 which starred James Stewart, Mickey Rooney and the first appearance in 20 years of Alice Faye. The theatre was packed almost to capacity. They had Lassie on stage 5x a day with The Rockettes. It may have been corny but was alot of fun.

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RobertR commented about Dream Theater on Feb 10, 2004 at 2:11 pm

This is a great story about a theatre being saved. I love the marquee, what is the interior like?

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RobertR commented about Roxy Theatre on Feb 10, 2004 at 1:47 pm

I remember reading a story once that studios would delay a release months just to get the Music Hall or the Roxy. This was also true in the 60’s and 70’s for Cinema 1 and 2 when they were the premiere art houses in the whole country. Sadly it seems there are no theatres that have that clout anymore.