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Paul, the reality is that Prudential was one of three chains in the Metropolitan New York area owned by one company which, I believe, had the word Metropolitan therein. The others were Randforce and Interboro. I found a reference that UA purchased Prudential, and, presumably the other two, in 1968.
Never knew Prudential to have a logo. Never saw one in its ads or in the weekly guide for it’s theaters that was available.
Only knew the Johnny elf for the All Weather Drive In in Copaigue. Why Johnny? Beats me.
That seemed to be the norm even on Long Island. Cheaper.
Was here once with a couple of friends. Cashier looked to be twelve years old and assumed we all were seniors.
In the classic issue of June 1979 issue of Newsday, received as a Sunday supplement today, the Glen Cove was still operating as a 78 cent discount house.
The Town was closed before 1979 and it’s adjacent sister, the Glen Cove, was a 78 cent discount house according to the ad in the classic June 1979 issue of Newsday issued as a supplement today.
Newsday issued a classics edition from June 4, 1979. In the BS Moss ad the Central was described as “new” and there was only one screen. Was this when it was triplexed? This was a time when all the other single screens were splitting up so it wouldn’t seem likely they would redo the Central as only one.
Also the Central was a “theatre” as you can see from the marquee photo. The heading should be corrected.
Paul-There are several Amityville web pages, for the original, the one that was torn down when Broadway was widened and the final Big A which was subsequently twinned. A lot of comments and pictures have been posted to the wrong sites. Try the others for the comments you can’t find.
Blazing Saddles and Support Your Local Sheriff for me.
Wondered about them too.
Paul, it would have been possible for you to reenter your comment correctly and then delete the erroneous one.
Believe Shuyler’s church was called the Crystal Cathedral.
There is now a building permit on the window and a Winter Brothers dumpster in the alley.
The decay continues. No signs of any activity.
Bed Bath and Beyond was Martin’s in the day.
If you search as Oceana you’ll get the Master. In theory all CT sites should be by the last name used. In theory.
That and the LIRR into Grand Central and the completion of the Second Avenue Subway.
Coate perhaps you could access the Movie Timetable in Newsday during that time period to make the determination.
He didn’t. “And” was in lower case.
The May 18, 2017 Newsday reports that Billy Joel has contributed $500,000 to the rebuilding project which entitles him to naming rights of the theater’s popcorn stand.
This pushes fund raising efforts to $2.25 million. The Sag Harbor Partnership signed an agreement on April 6 to buy the property from the owner at an asking price of 8 Million but they must have 75% of this pledged by July 1st. (Originally the quoted asking price before the fire was $18 million.)They also hope to raise an additional $5 million to rebuild the iconic facade, upgrade the sound and projection in the main theater and add two smaller screening rooms.
Prudential also had a $1.00 price policy at the Northport.
Of the existing Long Island theaters there are very few from the early days and these have been chopped up. Now they build multiplexes with a dozen or more auditoriums but many seat fewer than 50 people. Except for the big, splashy movies you should just wait and see it on your home theater screen for a third of the price you’d pay.
paul, I’m familiar with the Cinerama concept but I doubt whether they would have retrofitted the Babylon for Cinerama. After the roadshow presentation a regular print was released in theaters. I actually captured the image of an ad for the popular release from Google. If I had the techie smarts I could have provided a link here. This is probably what you saw. It’s also been shown on TCM and is available on DVD.
Never did Cinerama.
paul, the theater was built in 1922 so the 1950’s style obviously came at a later date, probably after the fire they had. They also, obviously, changed the facade and the marquee adding the vertical. See the pictures section for the way the exterior looked early on after it became the Babylon, having started life as the Capitol, a sister theater to the Capitol in Riverhead which subsequently became the Riverhead.
Seeing a movie in a crowded multiplex is as enjoyable as going on a cruise one one of those new eleven story vessels that have more than 4,000 passengers.