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Lost Memory commented about Westbury Drive-In on Oct 12, 2004 at 7:07 am

The original address for the Westbury drive-in is listed as 639 Brush Hollow Road. I used the newer address of 7000 Brush Hollow Road so the map would work correctly.

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Lost Memory commented about Transit Drive-In on Oct 11, 2004 at 4:35 pm

This theater actually has 4 screens (my mistake for entering 2) and it is the largest Drive-In theater in NY. It is owned and operated by the Cohen family for over 50 years. For several years back in the 70’s the Transit had operated year-round, by issuing portable heaters to their patrons. Today, it has four screens lit with double-features, and a 19-hole miniature golf course for early arrivals.

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Lost Memory commented about Sunrise Drive-In on Oct 11, 2004 at 3:40 pm

The Sunrise Drive-In opened in August 1938 and as someone already posted, it was the first Drive-In in New York.

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Lost Memory commented about Grumman Imax Theatre on Oct 11, 2004 at 12:21 pm

Here is a link for the Cradle of Aviation:
http://www.cradleofaviation.org/

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Lost Memory commented about State Theatre on Oct 11, 2004 at 12:15 pm

Warren….The Stratton theater that you mentioned in your other post is not listed on Cinema Treasures. I did find it on Cinematours but they don’t give an address for it. If you have an address for the Stratton, you could add it if you want.

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Lost Memory commented about RKO Madison Theatre on Oct 11, 2004 at 11:38 am

This other Madison theater was located on Madison ave near East 102nd St in Manhattan. I also found a Madison theater on a 1925 NY silent movie theater listing which can’t be the RKO Madison in Ridgewood since that didn’t open until 1927.

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Lost Memory commented about State Theatre on Oct 11, 2004 at 10:21 am

In 1930 when the Paramount theater opened across from the State theater, the movie playing at the State theater was a comedy called “So This Is London”. This movie featured Will Rogers, Irene Rich and Maureen O'Sullivan.

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Lost Memory commented about Majestic Theater on Oct 11, 2004 at 9:45 am

Orlando…..The Whitney was already open in 1912 because we have seen a photo of the Whitney taken that year. I do believe the Majestic opened in the early 20’s and closed around 1954. The Evergreen opened in 1913 and possibly closed around 1928.

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Lost Memory commented about RKO Madison Theatre on Oct 11, 2004 at 9:38 am

I have found a listing for another Madison theater that was located at 1499 Madison Ave in Manhattan. I have no idea what years it operated.

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Lost Memory commented about State Theatre on Oct 11, 2004 at 9:33 am

Warren…..Don’t stop. I need your help! Anyway I didn’t add an address number because I wasn’t sure if the parking lot would be considered 2 South st or 6 South st. Maybe we should just go with the banks address of 4 South st.

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Lost Memory commented about Atrium Cinemas on Oct 11, 2004 at 9:21 am

Thanks for the info Carmine. I knew this theater was a multiplex but I didn’t know how many screens it had. I checked the movie listings and this theater is open.

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Lost Memory commented about State Theatre on Oct 11, 2004 at 9:12 am

The Paramount in Middletown has an address of 17 South st. The State theater was located across the street. Where the State theater used to be, there is now the Middletown Savings Bank with an address of 4 South st. The State theater was located where the bank parking lot is now located.

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Lost Memory commented about State Theatre on Oct 11, 2004 at 8:48 am

The State theater was built in 1921.

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Lost Memory commented about Majestic Theater on Oct 11, 2004 at 8:04 am

This theater was open in the 20’s. I found a list of New York movie theater’s from 1925 and the Majestic is on it. This theater is older than I thought. Also on that list is the Grandview, the Whitney and the Evergreen on Seneca ave.

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Lost Memory commented about Butterfly Theatre on Oct 11, 2004 at 7:24 am

Here is a link to a story about John Freuler and Harry Aitken:

View link

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Lost Memory commented about Atrium Cinemas on Oct 10, 2004 at 6:43 pm

I believe that this theater is still in business today.

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Lost Memory commented about Grandview Theater on Oct 8, 2004 at 1:18 pm

It is listed on here. I did a search before and I got an “Oops!” message and no theater showed up. I just searched again and now it shows a Hollis Cinema at that address.

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Lost Memory commented about Grandview Theater on Oct 8, 2004 at 1:00 pm

Thanks Peter. I’ll wait on this one until I find out for sure that it isn’t already on here.

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Lost Memory commented about Grandview Theater on Oct 8, 2004 at 12:52 pm

Its closed? Does it say what time that its going to re-open? (just kidding) Would you know if this theater is on here under another name?

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Lost Memory commented about Grandview Theater on Oct 8, 2004 at 12:44 pm

Here is another theater from my mystery list. The Hollis theater with an address of 19112 Jamaica Ave. Anyone have any info on this theater?

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Lost Memory commented about Island Theatre on Oct 8, 2004 at 12:39 pm

This should be the address for this theater. 203-11 Hollis Avenue with a zipcode of 11412.

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Lost Memory commented about Whitney Theatre on Oct 8, 2004 at 9:16 am

Thanks Warren. There is another photo on that website of the corner where the mini-mart now stands. Actually there are two photos. In the 1949 photos you will see two stores on the mini-mart site. One appears to be a newstand/candystore and the other I can’t identify from the photo. The photos are on page 3 and they are photo numbers RW038 and RW040.

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Lost Memory commented about Whitney Theatre on Oct 8, 2004 at 8:47 am

If you look at the Whitney photo on Queenspix page 4 photo RW053, does it say “The Whitney” on the building? Was this theater called The Whitney or just Whitney theater?

http://www.queenspix.com/

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Lost Memory commented about Whitney Theatre on Oct 8, 2004 at 7:15 am

The Whitney and the current bank building are not the same buildings. And the “shack” in the old photo was use by the person that operated the crossing gates when the train came through.

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Lost Memory commented about Knickerbocker Casino Theater on Oct 7, 2004 at 11:57 am

Okay, the first store must be a double lot and the “hidden” store should be a single lot. I don’t know how accurate these build dates are but those stores show a build date of 1921.