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42ndStreetMemories commented about Happy New Year! on Jan 4, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Ross, Patrick, Ken, and Michael

Thanks for the fun, the education and the memories.

Jerry Kovar

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42ndStreetMemories commented about Beach Theatre on Jan 3, 2010 at 1:05 pm

We visited here yesterday and this is the kind of independent local theater we need to support. Paid $5.00 matinee admission (“up In the Air” and $4.00 concession – now that’s refreshing – for popcorn and soda. I spoke with one of the employees who told me that 3 folks worked there and the two I met were very cordial – also refreshing. Among the on-screen ads were a 1940 photo of the theater and the opening Window Card from “Dust Be My Destiny”. Screenwriter and local native Michael France (“Fantastic Four”, “Hulk”…) purchased the theater in 2007. They do a free Saturday morning screening (yesterday was a Japanese sci-fi flic) and a troupe accompanies “The Rocky Horror Picture SHow' on Saturday evenings. Check it out when you are in the area.

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42ndStreetMemories commented about New Victory Theatre on Aug 18, 2009 at 3:54 am

ken mc – where did you find those great Daily News images?

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42ndStreetMemories commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Aug 11, 2009 at 5:20 pm

Recent web posting on the history:

http://www.gothamlostandfound.com/

Scroll down a couple of articles.

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42ndStreetMemories commented about Kee Theatre on Jun 17, 2009 at 9:38 pm

Thanks, LM. I didn’t see a listing on CT.

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42ndStreetMemories commented about Kee Theatre on Jun 17, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Was there a Rialto theater in Kewanne, in the 30s -40s?

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42ndStreetMemories commented about Peerless Theatre on Jun 17, 2009 at 8:52 pm

Neville Brand grew up in Kewanee and must have attended this theater in the 30s before heading off to war

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42ndStreetMemories commented about Radio City Music Hall on Mar 10, 2009 at 4:54 pm

Not at all, since the writer is covering theaters functioning as movie theaters.

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42ndStreetMemories commented about Texas Theatre on Mar 8, 2009 at 11:25 am

TCM’s daily blog focuses today on the Oswald-Texas connection.

Here’s the link:

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42ndStreetMemories commented about Beacon Theatre on Feb 12, 2009 at 11:20 am

NYT article on the re-opening.

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42ndStreetMemories commented about RKO 23rd Street Theatre on Jan 5, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Easy Mr. Harris. I probably did copy some of yours and I know that you will find many there that you do not “own”.

Imagine me having the nerve to copy a posted image of my childhood theater. I’m disgraced.

Lighten up, we are all in this for one thing, to relive memories. Or so I thought.

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42ndStreetMemories commented about RKO 23rd Street Theatre on Jan 5, 2009 at 8:09 pm

Sorry for the confusion. Lost Memory’s link will do it for you.

Hope to hear from folks with memories of the old RKO.

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42ndStreetMemories commented about RKO 23rd Street Theatre on Jan 5, 2009 at 4:53 pm

Here is a link to my photobucket album of RKO 23rd St images that I’ve accumulated.

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42ndStreetMemories commented about Radio City Music Hall on Dec 31, 2008 at 8:19 pm

Roxy….I’d be curious as to the Sneak Preview of the “Laugh Riot of 1956” (in Cinemascope), I’m thinking The Girl Can’t Help It with Mansfield.

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42ndStreetMemories commented about Happy Holidays! on Dec 27, 2008 at 11:23 am

Thanks, Ross for this wonderful gift.

The gift that keeps on giving.

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42ndStreetMemories commented about RKO 23rd Street Theatre on Dec 26, 2008 at 5:17 pm

Heartbreaking photo of the fire in 1960. I was a young lad standing with my dad watching from this angle. The theater had already been shut down, tragic enough without this happening. Note the OPERA sign in the window.

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42ndStreetMemories commented about Kent Cinema on Dec 23, 2008 at 5:27 pm

Great post, Sontaran6, no need to apologize whatsoever.

I lived in Woodlawn and became familiar with your “fondly remembered neighborhood house” in the early 70s when it was a $1.00 for a double feature.

Other than the annoying green clock, that you couldn’t help but keep checking, it was a nice, clean, safe theater with excellent programming as I posted earlier.

10 cents for a Kids Matinee in ‘45 would sound right. I remember paying a quarter in the late 50s at my beloved neighborhood house.

Great memories, have a happy one yourself.

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42ndStreetMemories commented about How many movie theaters are there in the US today? on Nov 15, 2008 at 1:27 pm

Thanks, Dan

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42ndStreetMemories commented about Loew's Sheridan Theatre on Nov 2, 2008 at 8:39 pm

And if you headed West (to the left) on Greenwich Ave, across from The Sheridan was the Greenwich theater.

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42ndStreetMemories commented about Terrace Theater on Oct 18, 2008 at 1:27 pm

Anyone have any idea when the Terrace closed? I think it was before the RKO 23rd Street closed in 1960. We have AL’s account of the pistol whipping in late ‘57. But nothing after that.

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42ndStreetMemories commented about New Amsterdam Theatre on Oct 8, 2008 at 8:23 pm

We can only hope it was something soapy.

and, saps, there was no extra charge for the “live” entertainment supplied by an audience on The Deuce.

I remember seeing the rerelease of “PSYCHO” there in ‘64 and the guy in front of me was scarier than Bates.

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42ndStreetMemories commented about AMC Empire 25 on Oct 6, 2008 at 11:53 am

Weekend NYT article on architect Thomas Lang

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42ndStreetMemories commented about Loew's Sheridan Theatre on Sep 21, 2008 at 3:34 am

The Sheridan in 1932:

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42ndStreetMemories commented about Why purchase seats directly from China? on Sep 4, 2008 at 12:57 pm

This is not the appropriate site for the selling of your product. Cinema Treasures was designed to be a celebration of movie theaters, not the profiteering of theater suppliers. My two cents.

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42ndStreetMemories commented about Terrace Theater on Aug 30, 2008 at 5:17 pm

1942 picture:

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