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ERD commented about Loew's Oriental Theatre on Aug 2, 2005 at 8:10 am

The Garden theatre was demolished in the 1950’s. I went there as
a child. It was called the “dump” in its last years. It was built before World War I. Originally, before air conditioning, the roof opened at night. A supermarket and now a lumber store and yard occupy the site where the building once stood. (The theatre is listed
in Cinema Treasures.

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ERD commented about Loew's Oriental Theatre on Jul 30, 2005 at 2:12 pm

The Garden Theatre was left out of the list of theatres along the West End line route. It was across the street from Loew’s 46th Street.It closed in the 1950’s. (See Garden theatre)

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ERD commented about Walker Theater on Jul 16, 2005 at 7:04 am

The Walker Wurlitzer theatre organ (HNP 2/10) was restored in the 1970’s or early 80’s. Does anyone know what has happened to it?

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ERD commented about Family Theatre on Jun 16, 2005 at 4:44 pm

A picture of A.J. Kasson and a couple of pictures of the original auditorium can be seen at The Fulton County Museum located in Gloversville, NY.

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ERD commented about Boro Park Theatre on Apr 17, 2005 at 1:48 pm

Your welcome, “Theatrerat.” It is nice to share memories with others who have the same warm feelings of the movie palaces.

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ERD commented about Boro Park Theatre on Mar 10, 2005 at 8:32 pm

Tyop correction in above post- There was no main chandelier.

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ERD commented about Boro Park Theatre on Mar 8, 2005 at 5:18 pm

There was no main chanelier. There was a domed ceiling which had
a circular design on its top with spokes or “rays that came from it and surrounded the dome. Recessed colored lighting on its ledge lit the dome. There were, however, two large latern chandeliers that hung over the 2 marbled box seats on the sides of the proscenium.

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ERD commented about Loew's Oriental Theatre on Jan 25, 2005 at 6:38 pm

Thanks TK for your informative post. I hope someone knows if Loew’s 46th Street or Loew’s Boro Park had a theatre organ.

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ERD commented about Boro Park Theatre on Dec 1, 2004 at 8:34 pm

Spelling corrections from the above post: Its neo classical interior was very beautiful.. It had a tiled floor that was slanted up to the entrance of the auditorium.

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ERD commented about Boro Park Theatre on Dec 1, 2004 at 4:30 am

The audiotrium was not cramped at all. It’s neo classical interior was very beautiful. The theatre did not have a fancy lobby. It had a
tiled floor that was slanted up to the enternace of the auditorium.

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

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 3:18 pm

The building is next to the Glove theatre.

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ERD commented about Hippodrome Theatre on Oct 11, 2004 at 5:05 pm

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

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ERD commented about Beverly Theater on Sep 25, 2004 at 3:38 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 10:41 am

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 7:07 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 12:07 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 7:48 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 7:46 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 6:44 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 6:36 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 10:01 am

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 7:54 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 8:15 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 7:51 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.