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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.

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Bway commented about Lyric Theatre on Aug 27, 2013 at 12:07 pm

I am actually going to say that the link below is where the Lyric theater used to be. It’s odd as these are all one story stores, while all the surrounding buildings are 3 story tenemants. It’s safe to say the theater was on this site while all the construction was going on in Ridgewood, and when it closed, only these one story stores built on this site. https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=40.702794,-73.907657&spn=0.000749,0.001321&cbll=40.70282,-73.907701&layer=c&cbp=12,271.49,,0,-4.66&gl=us&t=h&z=20&panoid=LJ-eDhY8uhwsf63XyNV3jQ

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Bway commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Aug 27, 2013 at 9:57 am

Wow. That is very bad news. It appears the Ridgewood’s interior is in it’s final hours. After all this, this is where we are now…. Who would have thought….

—–“INTERIOR DEMOLITION , TO REMOVE ALL WALLS AND FIXTURE FORM THE BASEMENT ,FIRST FLOOR THOU THRID FLOOR. NO HCANGIES TO EGRESS, OCCUPANCY AND USE”

Let’s hope it’s only for the fake dividing walls from the multiplexing, but that remains to be seen. This is the closest the Ridgewood has gotten to destruction to date.

Here’s the link:

http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/DocumentOverviewServlet?requestid=3&passjobnumber=420875002&allbin=4082442

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Bway commented about Loew's Fulton Theatre on Aug 27, 2013 at 9:38 am

That’s not correct. The theater was at 1283 Fulton St, the old bank building, as well as all the buildings on that side of the street are odd numbers also.

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Bway commented about Trylon Theater on Aug 25, 2013 at 11:16 am

Tinseltoes, the instructions were for adding them to the theater’s photo page, which is what he did.

Thanks Native Foresthiller for adding these wonderful photos. Now when people click on this theater they will see the beauty that this insensitive group destroyed! The mosaics were absolutely stunning, and still in such wonderful shape. I remember seeing a movie at the trylon around 1995 or so, and the theater was like a time capsule. Time had been so kind to it till that point. And then the senseless deliberate destruction.

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Bway commented about Trylon Theater on Aug 23, 2013 at 9:46 am

Above the photo above, click “photos”. That will bring you to the photo page of whatever theater you are on (whether it be this one, the Ridgewood, or any theater you have photos of). Once on that page, scroll down, and click “add photo”, and add the photos you want to add.

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Bway commented about Trylon Theater on Aug 22, 2013 at 10:50 am

NativeForestHiller, you should consider adding your photos to the site here directly, just so people can see how beautiful the front and lobby were, and what was destroyed.

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Bway commented about Trylon Theater on Aug 22, 2013 at 10:49 am

Native ForestHiller, seeing those photos posted again make me absolutely sick all over again, when this was all going on some years back. Absolutely disgusting what this religious group did to the front of this building. They could have used the building, and continued to benefit from the beauty that was there as their entrance, but they deliberately chose to go against the community and the outcries to not destroy and did it anyway. Karma to them.