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ERD commented about Loew's 46th Street Theatre on Nov 23, 2004 at 2:11 pm

Loew’s 46th Street originally had twinkling lights and projected clouds on the ceiling, as well as mechanical birds that “flew” across. These features were not in working order by the late 1940’s.

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ERD commented about Family Theatre on Oct 16, 2004 at 6:18 pm

The building is next to the Glove theatre.

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ERD commented about Hippodrome Theatre on Oct 11, 2004 at 8:05 pm

The Hippodrome was closed & demolished in 1961. A temple was built on the site.

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ERD commented about Radio Theatre on Sep 25, 2004 at 7:02 pm

Above correction of typo- misspelling

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ERD commented about Radio Theatre on Sep 25, 2004 at 6:57 pm

The main error was my mispelling of the original theatre’s name ROYAL(not Royale)-not my capitalizing of the definite article"the."

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ERD commented about Beverly Theater on Sep 25, 2004 at 6:38 pm

People who knew the original owner/manager told me he took a great deal of pride and care in the Beverly… I remember the theatre was remodeled when I saw “The Sound Of Music.”

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ERD commented about Windsor Theater on Sep 25, 2004 at 1:41 pm

When I mention that the Windsor was small, I mean smaller when comparing it to Loew’s 46th Street & Loew’s Boro Park-which was also in Boro Park.

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ERD commented about Normandy Theatre on Aug 23, 2004 at 10:07 am

The Elton must might have been the original name, not the Elk.

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ERD commented about Loew's Oriental Theatre on Aug 22, 2004 at 3:07 pm

Somone recently mentioned that the Oriental had an organ. I don’t recall seeing it when I attended the theatre. I also do not remember
Loew’s 46th Street or Loew’s Boro Park having a theatre organ.
Does anyone know for sure?

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ERD commented about Loew's 46th Street Theatre on Aug 1, 2004 at 10:48 am

The picture in the Brooklyn Public Library link shows the Garden Theatre-
which was built before Loew’s 46th Street. It stood next to it, across the street. (See Garden theatre on this web site.)

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ERD commented about Loew's 46th Street Theatre on Aug 1, 2004 at 10:46 am

The picture in the Brooklyn Public Library link shows the Garden Theatre-
which was built before Loew’s 46th Street. It stood next top it, across the street. (See Garden theatre on this web site.)

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ERD commented about Radio City Music Hall on Jul 22, 2004 at 9:44 pm

I remember a little program light that was built into the back of the seat in front of me. I think these lights were removed by the 1960’s.

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ERD commented about Radio City Music Hall on Jul 22, 2004 at 9:36 pm

Once in a whle, a star of the movie would also appear as part of the stage show. In December of 1936, musical child star Bobby Breen appeared in the movie “RAINBOW ON THE RIVER” and was featured in the stage show.

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ERD commented about Loew's State Theatre on Jul 22, 2004 at 1:01 pm

I remember seeing some movies and stage shows at Loew’s State when I was very young. The theatre was very handsome and comfortable.

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ERD commented about Radio City Music Hall on Jul 13, 2004 at 10:54 pm

One should not forget to mention Dick Leibert, one of the original organists at Radio City Music Hall. He played there for 40 years. Mr. Leibert also recorded many albums, many on the RCMH organ, for RCA. What a superb musician.

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ERD commented about Palace Theatre on Jun 24, 2004 at 11:15 pm

As I child, I remember going to the Palace and seeing movies with the 8 act vaudeville shows. Later on I saw many musicals at this theatre. I also recall sitting in the top balcony-which like many other theatres of that era was known as the “nose bleed” section. What a difference experience as compared to sitting the in the orchestra! How fortunate a way was found to save this theatre- even though the original facade was destroyed.

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ERD commented about Hollywood Theatre on Jun 24, 2004 at 10:51 pm

This beautiful theatre is the last movie palace still standing in the Broadway area. Hopefully, the building can eventaully be returned to presenting shows. A producer with creative vision could do so much with it.

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ERD commented about Paramount Theatre on Jun 22, 2004 at 1:36 pm

To clarify, Mr. Crawford told me he specified certain ranks for the New York Paramount organ. However, that is all he did. He did not design the entire organ. Mr. Craford did design the Publix #1 Wurlitzer organ at the request of the Pulix theatre chain.

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ERD commented about Paramount Theatre on Jun 21, 2004 at 1:28 pm

I met with Jessie Crawford when I was young. Among the things he spoke with me about was his contribution to the designing of the New York Paramount organ. Mr. Crawford’s contribution to the Paramount organ is also mentioned by Ben M. Hall in “Best Remaining Seats."
The Command recording, as I mentioned above, used the theatre organ-not the studio organ.

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ERD commented about Fox Theatre on Jun 19, 2004 at 9:50 pm

The fact remains that none of the movie palaces survived as theatres. The buildings have been altered to serve other purposes. The Paramount auditorium is a gym- and the Metropolitan has become a church.

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ERD commented about Fox Theatre on Jun 19, 2004 at 11:06 am

I remember admiring the beautiful interior of this grand theatre.
What a shame that not one of the movie palaces in that area survied.

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ERD commented about Windsor Theater on Jun 13, 2004 at 11:26 am

The Windsor showed second and third run films. It was a small theatre with a plain interior.

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ERD commented about Boro Park Theatre on May 15, 2004 at 8:03 pm

The Boro Park theatre' front enterance curved. It was on 51st street and New Utrecht Avenue Street. (west side of the el.)
The audiotrium & stage extended to 52nd street & 12th avenue.
“The French Connection” was filmed from the 62nd Street Station (location used in the movie) going up through Bensonhurst, thus the
Boro Park & 46th Street theatres were not in the film. Brandt’s never had any signs or notices indicating they owned the 46th street theatre in the 1960’s. I knew the manager when the theatre had many legendary performers appearing there in the late 60’s and early 70’s. During that period the theatre became known as the house of stars.

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ERD commented about Boro Park Theatre on Apr 30, 2004 at 2:17 pm

The Dyker was the nearest RKO theatre to Loew’s Boro Park on the West side section of Brooklyn.

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ERD commented about Boro Park Theatre on Apr 30, 2004 at 11:59 am

Clarification was needed. Because of the anti-trust law, The Boro Park Theatre was “upgraded” in the late 1940’s. The neighborhood was always as proud of the Boro Park theatre as Loew’s 46th Street.