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frankie commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Mar 18, 2008 at 2:17 pm

The “For Sale” signs are up ! It’s over, gentlemen !

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frankie commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Mar 17, 2008 at 5:00 pm

Hallelujah ! Believe it or not, for once I agree with Warren ! I never thought I’d see the day ! Does that make me “Cranky Fella, Jr.” ??? Hi, Lost Memory ! Ha-Ha ! How ya doin' ?

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frankie commented about Kent Theatre on Mar 17, 2008 at 11:00 am

I finally went back here Saturday after 20 years. Not bad ! 3 theaters, 2 of them are piggy-back. Nice little front & back lobbies. Screen & sound OK, seats so-so, price cheap, big concession counter. There were 5 of us there to see “10,000 B.C.”, and a few people waiting for the early evening show; probably “Horton.” I would go again. Lots of stores forced to close on Avenue J, including a bookstore open since 1947, “Harnick’s Happy House.” If anybody lives not too far away, please get here before we got another Ridgewood tragedy on our hands.

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frankie commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Mar 17, 2008 at 10:55 am

I knew it was coming, but I was hoping for a miracle. I’m so glad I went there recently a few times. Rest in peace, poor tired Ridgewood ! Gentlemen, let us light a candle, and re-convene at the Kent, on Coney Island Avenue before THAT closes ! See Kent entry for my comments.

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frankie commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Mar 3, 2008 at 11:22 am

Who says you can’t go home again ? Moviegoers will still fill a movie palace when Bette Davis is playing ! Although the first 2 films were well attended, there was a large, devoted , varied crowd for “Baby Jane” ! It was a real celebratory event ! Bravo AGAIN, Loew’s Jersey !!! May I also rave about the Blue Ribbon restaurant behind the PATH train ? Best filet of sole I’ve ever had ! Celeste, we’re COMING !!!

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frankie commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Feb 11, 2008 at 2:16 pm

Went here last week to catch “Mad Money” with Queen Latifah. Enjoyed it. I was one of 3 (!) people in Theatre 4, I think it was. The place is STILL going ! It’s clean, and still a good place to see a movie. I couldn’t resist coming back, even though I live in Park Slope.

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frankie commented about Globe Theatre on Feb 11, 2008 at 2:09 pm

Yes it was. I just passed by and saw the scaffolding. Behind it is a level dirt field. Good-bye Globe —-Hello Condos ???

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frankie commented about Ritz Theatre on Dec 27, 2007 at 3:45 pm

At the beginning of her unique career, the one and only ETHEL MERMAN appeared here !!!

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frankie commented about Kings Theatre on Nov 13, 2007 at 4:26 pm

Well, he better hurry up ! He’s only got a couple more years in office, and time is gonna do more damage ! Meanwhile, kids jam the St. George to see “Peter Pan” live, Tony Bennett & Connie Francis will do concerts there, and Farley Granger appears onstage at the Loew’s Jersey ! Brooklyn don’t need no damn basketball stadium at the busiest traffic intersection !!! Cate Blanchett & Lynn Redgrave came to Brooklyn because the Majestic was restored, so wake the hell up, Brooklyn !!!

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frankie commented about St. Marks Cinema on Nov 7, 2007 at 3:08 pm

Fond memory: a double bill of Anne Bancroft in “Garbo Talks” and Jeff Bridges in “Star Man.”

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frankie commented about Everett Theatre on Oct 30, 2007 at 1:32 pm

We were driving home from D.C. last week and we passed right by this little jewel ! If I were driving I would have crashed the car ! They were showing “House of Wax” in 3-D ! In Brooklyn they’ve all been destroyed, but lookee here in Delaware !

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frankie commented about Kings Theatre on Oct 1, 2007 at 4:40 pm

And yet, Staten Island has the St. George, and Jersey City has the Loew’s Jersey ! Disgraceful !
Meanwhile, Markowitz sucks up to that homophobe Noach Dear, and runs around to strret fairs stuffing his FACE !

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frankie commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 27, 2007 at 5:36 pm

Sidney should shut up and realize that “Porgy & Bess” is black history !

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frankie commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 27, 2007 at 12:15 pm

All in all, an exciting experience. Not a perfect print, but pretty good. very moving to see the film again. The audience was with it all the way. Going out, I yelled at that peppy usher in the lobby: “Next year, "Gypsy” !!!"

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frankie commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 26, 2007 at 4:28 pm

I’m definitely going tonight ! My memory of seeing P & B at the warner when I was 16 is that the Overture played to a blue background. Could this be right ? I will NEVER forget the sound of that Overture ! Can’t WAIT !

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frankie commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Sep 21, 2007 at 4:10 pm

Thank you, gentlemen, these are all good reasons, and it all makes sense. Hello out there, dear Lost Memory ! Hope you are well & happy !

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frankie commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Sep 21, 2007 at 2:06 pm

Why does someone without time or patience even bother going onto this page ? Why don’t they just go someplace else and leave us alone ? To paraphrase Liz Taylor in “Virginia Woolf”: “My arm is TIRED whipping Warren ” !!!

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frankie commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Sep 21, 2007 at 12:14 pm

As I was walking up 9th Street in Park Slope and brooded once again about the fact that my childhood RKO Prospect is now a supermarket, all of a sudden it occurred to me: in the midst of all this thought about the Ridgewood surviving, I wondered, why in all these years has the Ridgewood NOT become a supermarket or a Duane Reade ? What has saved it all these years, when all the other theaters in Brooklyn have fallen by the wayside ? Exactly what IS it that has saved the Ridgewood; especially in the face of low attendance ? Food for thought. What think you, gentlemen ?

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frankie commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Aug 28, 2007 at 3:28 pm

Good idea. I’ll mention it on the Pavilion page (yes, Peter K, that’s the Sanders page, and no, it’s not a convent any more, but the nun who taught me just sent me a birthday card from Long Island !!!)

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frankie commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Aug 28, 2007 at 2:03 pm

That’s the picture, Ed ! You GOT it ! Yes, the area is remarkably unchanged since I took piano lessons at the convent of Holy Name church in the 50’s !

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frankie commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Aug 28, 2007 at 12:21 pm

Yeah, Ed, I saw that too. It was in Park Slope, right next to Prospect Park and directly across from the Sanders-Pavilion, but I think I hit on the photo someplace else. It was a real find, because I’ve been wondering about this theater for years.

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frankie commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Aug 28, 2007 at 10:02 am

Lost, I don’t know the name of that theater, and now I can’t find the photo !

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frankie commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Aug 27, 2007 at 4:26 pm

Hi, Lost ! Speaking of Mae, I tried to research a rumor I heard that in the mid-20s she made an appearance at my neighborhood theater, then the Sanders, now the Pavilion. No luck. But I found a photo of a theater that was once directly across from the Sanders that my Dad had always told me about. It’s now an apartment building, of course. It’s on Brooklynpix.com.

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frankie commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Aug 27, 2007 at 2:26 pm

Whoops ! I meant 9:45 A.M. ! I better fix that before cranky fella jumps all over me !!! Ha-Ha-Haaaaa !!!!!

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frankie commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Aug 27, 2007 at 2:24 pm

Had a lovely afternoon at the Ridgewood with the eminent PeterK and the lovable, rascally BrooklynJim. Lost Memory, we missed you !!! And Ed Solero ! And mikemovies ! Hey Mike, I got a present for you from Peter. e-mail me your address (see above). We went to see “The Bourne Ultimatum”, and were 3 out of 5 people in the balcony ! The place looks OK; then we went to the old Ridgewood diner for some good food and nostalgic talk. Each of us separately made a visitation to the Madison. It’s still enormous in there ! It was cute to see a few folks gathering in front of the Ridgewood at 1 P.M. waiting for it to open. Just like the old days at the RKO Prospect: “Doors open 9:45 P.M. Air cooled !” Lost memory, we love you !