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robboehm commented about Babylon Cinemas on Jun 12, 2017 at 8:22 am

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.

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robboehm commented about Rivoli Theatre on Jun 8, 2017 at 1:04 pm

That seemed to be the norm even on Long Island. Cheaper.

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robboehm commented about Hicksville Twin Theater on Jun 5, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Was here once with a couple of friends. Cashier looked to be twelve years old and assumed we all were seniors.

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robboehm commented about Glen Cove Theatre on Jun 4, 2017 at 10:24 am

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.

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robboehm commented about Town Theatre on Jun 4, 2017 at 10:21 am

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.

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robboehm commented about Central Theatre on Jun 4, 2017 at 10:13 am

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.

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robboehm commented about Amityville Theatre on Jun 2, 2017 at 2:11 pm

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.

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robboehm commented about Amity Theatre on May 31, 2017 at 6:38 am

Blazing Saddles and Support Your Local Sheriff for me.

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robboehm commented about Whitman Theatre on May 30, 2017 at 1:25 pm

Wondered about them too.

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robboehm commented about Amity Theatre on May 30, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Paul, it would have been possible for you to reenter your comment correctly and then delete the erroneous one.

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robboehm commented about Bay Shore Cinema on May 30, 2017 at 6:49 am

Believe Shuyler’s church was called the Crystal Cathedral.

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robboehm commented about Babylon Cinemas on May 28, 2017 at 10:27 am

There is now a building permit on the window and a Winter Brothers dumpster in the alley.

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robboehm commented about South Bay Cinemas on May 28, 2017 at 10:26 am

The decay continues. No signs of any activity.

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robboehm commented about RKO Babylon Twin on May 28, 2017 at 4:50 am

Bed Bath and Beyond was Martin’s in the day.

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robboehm commented about Master Theater on May 25, 2017 at 8:10 pm

If you search as Oceana you’ll get the Master. In theory all CT sites should be by the last name used. In theory.

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robboehm commented about RKO Keith's Theatre on May 25, 2017 at 8:07 pm

That and the LIRR into Grand Central and the completion of the Second Avenue Subway.

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robboehm commented about Commack Multiplex Cinemas on May 22, 2017 at 6:21 pm

Coate perhaps you could access the Movie Timetable in Newsday during that time period to make the determination.

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robboehm commented about Farmingdale Theater on May 19, 2017 at 6:35 am

He didn’t. “And” was in lower case.

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robboehm commented about Sag Harbor Cinema on May 18, 2017 at 2:03 pm

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.

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robboehm commented about Lindenhurst Theatre on May 18, 2017 at 1:51 pm

Prudential also had a $1.00 price policy at the Northport.

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robboehm commented about RKO Babylon Twin on May 18, 2017 at 6:35 am

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.

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robboehm commented about Babylon Cinemas on May 11, 2017 at 6:59 am

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.

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robboehm commented about Babylon Cinemas on May 10, 2017 at 7:17 pm

Never did Cinerama.

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robboehm commented about Babylon Cinemas on May 9, 2017 at 7:22 pm

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.

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robboehm commented about AMC 19th Street East 6 on Apr 30, 2017 at 10:52 am

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.