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Tinseltoes commented about Beverly Theater on Jun 10, 2011 at 11:32 am

The building in the Google Maps view and in the 11/20/09 photo above are obviously the same, but which is the most recent? I would guess the one showing a T-Mobile store. Many of the Google views are proving to be outdated.

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Tinseltoes commented about Steinway Theatre on Jun 10, 2011 at 9:30 am

This is finally close to re-opening as part of the Conway chain of clothing/housewares stores. Front facade will remain the same except for the new Conway sign. Since previous tenants removed all interior traces of the theatre, I don’t expect any surprises in the new Conway.

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Tinseltoes commented about Queens Theatre on Jun 9, 2011 at 1:43 pm

T-Man, I think that the entrance and lobby of the Beverly Theatre in Brooklyn are now a bargain store. That’s the view I see at the CT listing, and I believe it correct. A school was built on the site of the Beverly’s auditorium, and you can see a portion of a school wall in the background if you maneuver around the Google view.

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Tinseltoes commented about ABC Preston on Jun 9, 2011 at 7:50 am

Here’s a link to B&W newsreel coverage of the opening of the ABC Preston: britishpathe

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Tinseltoes commented about Loew's Grand Theatre on Jun 9, 2011 at 7:44 am

Here’s a link to B&W newsreel coverage of the world premiere of “Gone With the Wind” in 1939: britishpathe

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Tinseltoes commented about Rivoli Theatre on Jun 9, 2011 at 7:34 am

Here’s a link to B&W newsreel coverage of the “Cleopatra” premiere: Britishpathe

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Tinseltoes commented about Queens Theatre on Jun 9, 2011 at 6:11 am

Ross, Google views that are off base or “corrected” incorrectly include the Prospect and Parsons in Flushing, Queens; the Merrick in Jamaica, and the RKO Albee and Loew’s Metropolitan in downtown Brooklyn. Also, for whatever reason, no Google view at all is presented for the Albemarle in Flatbush.

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Tinseltoes commented about Queens Theatre on Jun 8, 2011 at 1:06 pm

I would hope that the inaccurate Google Maps views will eventually be corrected. At the moment, I can sometimes find the correct view, but there is no way to re-set it. And some views are miles off due to incorrect zip codes listed at Cinema Treasures.

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Tinseltoes commented about Merrick Theater on Jun 8, 2011 at 8:40 am

Here’s an undated view with retail conversions: flickr

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Tinseltoes commented about Warner Beverly Hills Theater on Jun 8, 2011 at 8:17 am

Curiously, the first arrivals shown in the newsreel of the “Streetcar Named Desire” premiere are Mary Pickford and husband Charles “Buddy” Rogers, but their names go unannounced. Did the commentator fail to recognize the legendary “America’s Sweetheart?”

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Tinseltoes commented about Radio City Music Hall on Jun 8, 2011 at 7:51 am

In 1937, the Rockettes rehearse on stage at RCMH before sailing to Europe to perform at the Paris Exposition: British Pathe

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Tinseltoes commented about Queens Theatre on Jun 8, 2011 at 7:08 am

A recent view of the drastically changed exterior of the Queens Theatre can be seen near the end of this two-part article of a tour of Jamaica Avenue. Earlier on, the Merrick and Loew’s Valencia can also be found: forgotten-ny

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Tinseltoes commented about Denham Theater on Jun 8, 2011 at 7:00 am

“Molly Brown” comes home: British Pathe

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Tinseltoes commented about Ambassador Theatre on Jun 7, 2011 at 6:39 am

B&W newsreel footage of the 1950 world premiere of WB’s “Bright Leaf” can be viewed here: British Pathe

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Tinseltoes commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jun 7, 2011 at 6:06 am

Here’s an exterior view of the orginal Ziegfeld Theatre: columbia

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Tinseltoes commented about Brown Theatre on Jun 6, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Stars converge for the 1957 premiere of “Raintree County” in the new MGM Camera 65 process: British Pathe

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Tinseltoes commented about Center Theatre on Jun 6, 2011 at 10:53 am

When the Center was converted into a TV studio, I believe that the main floor was stripped of seats. For shows that were presented before a “live” audience, the guests sat upstairs in the mezzanine. I doubt if more than 500-750 tickets were issued for any show.

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Tinseltoes commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jun 6, 2011 at 10:44 am

The Google Maps view needs to be corrected. It currently displays the back end of the theatre on West 55th Street.

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Tinseltoes commented about Rutger Theatre on Jun 6, 2011 at 10:14 am

This theatre seems to be registered twice at CT with the same address but with different spellings: Rutgers Rutger Which is correct?

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Tinseltoes commented about Regency Theatre on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:56 am

The site is currently occupied by an Apple Store. The Google Maps street view shows the Apple Store while still under construction…Status of the cinema needs to be changed from “Closed” to “Demolished.”

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Tinseltoes commented about Fugazy Theatre on Jun 6, 2011 at 8:39 am

Status needs to be changed from “Closed” to “Demolished.”

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Tinseltoes commented about Pacific 1-2-3 on Jun 6, 2011 at 7:12 am

Here’s a corrected link to newsreel coverage of the “Breakthrough” premiere: British Pathe

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Tinseltoes commented about Warner Beverly Hills Theater on Jun 6, 2011 at 7:01 am

A legendary streetcar comes to Beverly Hills: British Pathe

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Tinseltoes commented about Dodge Theatre on Jun 6, 2011 at 6:51 am

Here’s a corrected link to the 1939 B&W newsreel comverage. Please note that the Crown Theatre doesn’t seem to have a listing at Cinema Treasures: British Pathe

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Tinseltoes commented about Radio City Music Hall on Jun 6, 2011 at 6:34 am

I think that the “remove” option is sort of a replacement for the former “preview,” which allowed us to proofread our message before posting. Now, you have to post it without “preview,” but you can immediately delete it if you’re not satisfied. Then start a new one if you wish.