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Bway commented about Ritz Theatre on Mar 7, 2014 at 2:03 pm

I think the Pussycat Theater photos belong here? http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/2361

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Bway commented about Starr Theater on Feb 6, 2014 at 8:03 am

Well the original building was nondescript to begin with. I never said it was a restoration, just that the renovation of the building surely looks better than the crappy 1980’s era type of facade that was on the building. it’s a huge improvement.

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Bway commented about Starr Theater on Feb 4, 2014 at 11:38 am

I am amazed that the restoration of the building! I took a photo of the old Starr Theater in 2005, and to compare it to the current photo is textbook example of how the neighborhood is improving. In my photo, you could still make out the top edge of the original facade of the old historic photo Lost Memory Added. I recommend looking in the photo section!

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Bway commented about Rainbow Theatre on Dec 30, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Again, I totally agree with both of you….just that the above can’t be changed to “demolished”, as it wasn’t demolished in the same way the “Commodore” was. That said, it doesn’t make it any better.

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Bway commented about Rainbow Theatre on Dec 30, 2013 at 10:02 am

John, while I agree with you, it’s sickening….that said, it isn’t really “demolished”, as they are building the new construction within and above the shell of the old theater building, so while it’s been shelled to the bare bricks, and pulled back a little, the original shell of the base of the first few floors of the new building are in fact still the walls of the old theater. “Demolished” is not accurate…although if there was a setting for “semi-demolished”. It’s somewhat similar to the complete shelling of and partial destruction of the old Oasis theater on Fresh Pond Rd, although in that case, no new construction was built into the old building yet, even if the entire Fresh Pond facade, as well as the lobby half of the building were demolished.

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Bway commented about Irving Theatre on Dec 29, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Wow that is a wonderful historic photo. I wish the update emails would send out emails when people add photos to a theater we are watching, like when someone makes a comment. the only way to know is when someone makes a comment when adding a photo like this.

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Bway commented about Evergreen Theatre on Dec 29, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Very interesting article. The original name for Seneca Ave is Covert St (that’s why the first article mentions Covert St). The article also mentions Van Cortland Ave, which today is known as 71 Ave.

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Bway commented about United Palace of Cultural Arts on Oct 22, 2013 at 5:28 pm

I sure would like to try, but not sure.. I am kicking myself for not going to the Ridgewood theater some years ago when there was a group of people here going. No one would have thought it would have closed soon after. Casablanca, It’s a good choice of movie too. A shame Star Wars or Wizard of Oz, the first two choices weren’t possible due to licensing, as I can see how those would have been the first two choices. Casablanca is a good third choice though….it’s also a classic.

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Bway commented about United Palace of Cultural Arts on Oct 22, 2013 at 12:49 pm

EVEN better, isn’t it wonderful to see a status change on the page above!!!! OPEN (Showing Movies)!!!!!! How often do we see it change that way instead of the other way!!!

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Bway commented about United Palace of Cultural Arts on Oct 22, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Wow….is all I can say. For all the depressing news we usually hear on these theater pages of demolitions, conversions, etc, isn’t it nice to actually have something like this happen to a theater.

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Bway commented about Commack Multiplex Cinemas on Oct 22, 2013 at 12:45 pm

The new Lowes on the site is pretty far along already.

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Bway commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Oct 22, 2013 at 12:44 pm

That’s a shame the church group didnt get it, as that would have been the best possible conversion the theater could have gotten second only after theater itself.

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Bway commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Oct 10, 2013 at 1:21 pm

For one of the most famous theaters in the country, this is the photo for it?

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Bway commented about KNICKERBOCKER CASINO Theatre; Brooklyn, New York. on Sep 17, 2013 at 10:11 am

I don’t know what this Casino Theater in the photo is, but it’s not of the Knickerbocker Casino. This looks more like something in Manhattan.

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Bway commented about Imperial Theatre on Sep 12, 2013 at 12:23 pm

What a wonderful old photo of this theater was added!!! Is there a way to get emails when people add a photo of a theater like we get the email updates when someone adds a comment? I just randomly clicked on this theater and saw the photos added!!!

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Bway commented about Garden Theatre on Sep 9, 2013 at 1:29 pm

This theater is where what used to be Grand St runs through the BQ Expressway.

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Bway commented about Eagle Theater on Sep 5, 2013 at 12:52 pm

The Eagle Theater is now History.It should be changed to ‘Demolished", while the partially demolished theater stood for about a year, it is now completely gone. i just added a photo from when it stood partially demolished in the photo section of this theater.

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Bway commented about De-Luxe Theatre on Sep 5, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Here’s a NYC Tax photo of the old DeLux in the final days of it’s life as an XXX movie…. Click here for photo

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Bway commented about Cleveland Theatre on Sep 3, 2013 at 1:36 pm

I looked the address up in the 1980’s tax photos of the building, and it hasn’t changed much in the 30 years that have passed since that photo has been taken….but judging by the street view above, the whole neighborhood around it has been rebuilt, the surrounding buildings in the 80’s were all abandoned…. Click here for 1980’s tax photo

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Bway commented about Majestic Theater on Aug 28, 2013 at 6:20 pm

well, perhaps it just looked run down in the photo, and not abandoned.

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Bway commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Aug 28, 2013 at 6:19 pm

A church would be wonderful in the theater, especially if they leave the plaster walls!!! Perhaps they are just removing the 1980’s multiplexing fake walls and maze of corridors. A church would also be able to used for other functions (theater) during the week perhaps. This could be good news.

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Bway commented about Majestic Theater on Aug 27, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Wow, if that’s a 1939 photo, it appears the Majestic was already abandoned by that point.

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Bway commented about Ritz Theater on Aug 27, 2013 at 12:24 pm

The Ritz Theater has finally lost it’s early 80’s facade renovation, and been heavily altered on the front, and now has windows on the upper floors which makes it much more attractive. It’s currently for sale for over 3 Million. http://www.masseyknakal.com/listings/detail.aspx?lst=16760

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Bway commented about Parthenon Theatre on Aug 27, 2013 at 12:14 pm

There is also a CVS on the site now.

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Bway commented about Majestic Theater on Aug 27, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Judging by the old photo posted in the photo section of this theater, the Majestic had a beautiful classic marquee. I wonder how old that photo is.