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The South Bay Facebook page shows the way the theater will look whenever they finish the reno. The reality is that as of two weeks ago it looked like an abandoned building that should be demolished.
Announcement was originally made in October 2016.
I’m with you, Joe. We’ll see if Bway weighs in on this.
The Starr, Willoughby and Park (aka Park Palace) were all on Knickerbocker in the DeKalb vicinity. Any clue what it’s use was before demolition to check back on CT?
Bway-None of the theaters on Cinema Treasures in Ridgewood have a DeKalb or Knickerbocker address. If it’s on CT it’s probably Brooklyn.
I tried to find the Facebook entry you refer to but was unsuccessful. How, exactly, did you access it?
Really big and ugly. Uploaded a bunch of pix I took today. Presumably there is a parking garage in the building because there certainly isn’t any in the area on the street.
Currently the home of the Broadway musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Movie chains are like banks. They are forever changing. I currently have an account with Chase. The original account was seven different banks ago.
I think it would be cheaper to put the name of the theater on the marquee or on the verticals. It would always be up to date and never need to be changed.
As far as CT is concerned many of the listings refer to the chain name in addition to the theater itself. So you have Carmike, AMC, Loew’s, RKO, Century, Bow Tie, ad nauseum.
Cineplex signage is still intact despite the rebranding of other theaters to reflect AMC.
Another reality of that site I don’t think there would be sufficient parking for a massive theater. The original theater was on the second floor of the mall. A little nothing.
Several years ago it was announced in the press that there would be a new theater at the Sunrise Mall. Nothing since. I found out about the intentions for a 2017 opening at the Regal site when I was looking to see when they planned on opening the new Lynbrook, which is now well under construction.
Since I was in the area of the Sunrise Mall I scouted to see where the theater would be. There was no new construction which would have been obvious for an IMAX and, I forget, around a dozen screens. That’s when I went back to the Regal site and saw the Massapequa Mall had been deleted.
With two large multiplexes in nearby Farmingdale I really don’t know why they had considered this site anyway.
The Google street photo is still the same. How often does that update.
Still no signs of activity, only decay.
Still no signs of activity.
The Regal site no longer contains information about a new theater at the Sunrise Mall.
Gonna be a really ugly building.
If you go to Save the Commodore!’s Photostream on Flickr there are some depressing photos of the interior (and exterior) before the demolition.
This whole business of reserved seats and recliners is outrageous and pricey.
Big Joe a lot of theaters don’t even make it that long. The Brookhaven Multiplex on Long Island lasted 18 years, the Five Towns, Raceway Cinema and others even less. Now a days it’s common to tear down and rebuild rather than upgrade. All properties are leased these days. There was one on CT the other day that didn’t make it past the first year.
Willburg145 – Ask and it shall be given unto you. Uploaded a photo showing the marquee of the Rio Piedras. I found it on a site called Scouting New York which documents locations of films then and now. The film in question for this was the French Connection.
Mark an alternative would have been to rewrite your comment with the additional information and delete the old one.
The last I heard Flushing was pretty much an Asian population. The last time I was there I couldn’t read the signage because it was in Chinese characters. Despite a lot of product coming from that part of the world very little is ever exhibited in this area.
Mike- Remember when strippers were “exotics”?
Speaking to a friend in California. He said all signage was changed immediately out there. The Shore in Huntington still has a Cineplex Odeon vertical (they never had an AMC anything). Curious to see if they remember that.
Sounds like a great plot for a novel: ghosts from the theater menacing apartment owners.