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Current commercial shot in and around Kiester shows the facade of the Kee. Must be a bad commercial. Don’t remember what it was for and I’ve seen it a couple of times. Definitely had some relationship to the slang term kiester.
Also they’ve probably reserved seats. Are not the pylons still maintained at the entrances to the mall?
As promised. Uploaded photos of the new signage on the front (Terry Street) and also that on the side facing Ocean Avenue.
Very low key in keeping with the building and the neighborhood.
On June 21st they held a special celebration to welcome the new exterior signage for the theater. Have to go by and take a picture to share.
Uploaded a photo from the 1920s as the Kuhn.
There were a group of lawyers responsible for both this theater and what was, then, Movieland of Mastic. This fact is particularly interesting since they expanded the Mastic venue without the necessary permits.
Located in the corner of what was originally the Pine Shopping Center, the theater achieved it’s multiplex status by chopping up the original building and expanding it’s footprint in both directions.
Bow-tie has unloaded a lot of the theaters they acquired from Clearview.
The fate of the theater continues to be tabled at each meeting. The building will fall down of it’s own volition at the rate things are going.
Ed still waiting to see your pix.
The pylon is still up advertising the Vineyards, a gated community. However, the entry to the Vineyards is a bit west of the entrance to the former theater. The models at the Vineyards are now open for viewing.
Re the overview. If you look at the photos section the theater began life as a Quad. How they got up to ten is another story. But prior to Loew’s getting involved the sign on the property, for more than a year, said that an Imperial
Twin Theater was coming. Other than margarine the name Imperial means nothing to me.
If your an avid follower of this site you will find countless situations where policy has not been observed. Generally, however, all the options are listed so regardless of how you do the look up you’ll get what you want.
As you will observe from the current street view the property is now vacant and looking for a new tenant.
Contrary to my original post this is not the only theater at a Tanger property. There is at least one other, in Seymour, IN.
I have come upon information which states that the Seymour Opera House was constructed in 1890 and became the Majestic in 1913. It was then demolished in 1966. I have uploaded a postcard image of Opera House Row and the Majestic awaiting destruction as well as an additional image of the Opera House with the tower. Not clear if the tower survived to the bitter end.
Uploaded a 1918 postcard image of the Lynbrook. One from the 1920’s as the William Fox Lynbrook was previously on CT.
According to a reference in Motography Motion Picture Magazine, July – September 1916 the Star was purchased by Van Hyning who was planning to remodel it.
All articles about the New quote a seating capacity of 104, significantly greater than that in the heading. Possibly because it was a “heavily renovated movie theatre” according to one article.
Uploaded a 1905 image as the Magnolia.
I’m surprised more marquees don’t suffer this fate.
Many year ago on Long Island, the entire marquee of the Green Acres Theatre in Valley Stream, NY blew off onto the parking lot. The ironic thing was they were playing a revival of Gone With the Wind. The letters, however, remain intact.
Uploaded three photos from Vaughn’s Summaries, a blog site.
Double exposed photo of the Palms in 1928, a 1985 shot with manager Don Nakagiri in the foreground, and a 1950 rendering by Vaughn, himself, as he remembered the seating plan.
When it reopened as a twin it was operated by General Cinemas Corporation. From the ad just uploaded by rivest266 it can be located on North Courtenay Parkway.
I found another reference that the Best and Quality were both operating in 1927 but the Quality closed in 1929. Odd that there was nothing on the Quality in the FDY. Ken Roe found references to a 400 seat Strand in the 1926-1929 FDY and that it was closed in 1932. Independence was alive with theaters many of which seem to be once source wonders.
Well, there are photos relating to the Quality, on the Booth site, supposedly 1922. But the name Quality never appears on Film Daily Yearbook lists.