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According to information in the East Hampton Star a number of motion picture operations occurred in East Hampton prior to the Edwards'. The one which prospered longest was run by Cleaves & Strong in a second floor space. Their operation began in 1913 and lasted until they were bought out by Edwards in 1916.
More appropriate for a bag of flour.
Not likely Ed. A theater with a seating capacity well over a thousand in this time period, and on Long Island?
Re your comment that perhaps the Lyric became the Strand in RVC. I doubt it. The Strand had a seating capacity well over 1,000. Highly unlikely in this time period.
Ed, what happened to the photo you mentioned in June?
Thanks for the back story. Love to know your sources. They might help me on a couple of other tracking projects.
Stairs are probably the original.
Surprised to learn that Century managed this for a time. In the comments section for some other theatre it was noted in the Box Office for 1938 that among the managerial changes within the Century Circuit Howard Weiss, Asst. Mgr. of the Fantasy in Rockville Centre became the manager of the Plaza.
Yes, bigjoe59, the Bay Plaza is the only theater left in the Bronx, of the 118 listed on Cinema Treasures in that boro. To DARCYCDT, not all of the Clearview properties were assumed by BowTie. I would have thought they wouldn’t have acquired any they were likely to drop. Leases are a funny thing. I know the Port Washington property is leased. A big problem there is parking. Clearview owned some properties, the Roslyn in particular. Don’t know if BowTie actually purchased Clearview owned properties or leased them from them.
The Yost is the subject of a segment of tonight’s Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel. Major haunting.
Any update on the status?
Still not open. Any update on negotiations?
Pylon stills survives untouched.
Go to the comments section with a posting by Warren G. Harris on May 4, 2008 which has links to photos of a functioning RKO Jefferson. Also read Warren’s comments elsewhere about the Billy Rose Collection.
If you look carefully at the photo you can detect the words “Opera House” on the facade of the building. Therefore, this is a picture of the predecessor of the Arcade.
Thanks to whoever loaded the photo above. When I spoke to people in the historical society they said they (a) had no photo and (b) no theater was subsequently built on the site. Living on Long Island it’s unlikely that I’ll be doing anything more about this theater; certainly don’t envision a trip to Cooperstown.
Tinseltoes the problem is unless you are a subscriber to the Wall Street Journal online you can’t access the story. A synopsis please.
According to references in The Long Islander, the St. James housed summer theater performances in 1934.
Well if the theater was sold and it’s going to be a CVS that is not apparent. All the real estate signs are still up and there is no CVS sign. Certainly if it were a done deed three months would be sufficient to at least change the signage.
From the photo above you can see the windows and skylights added for the new second floor.
Geoffrey Fleming was able to find material on the construction of the St. James which I’ve included in the revised heading. Apparently the date of the aerial photo alluded to previously is CIRCA 1927.
Probably more like 1930.
During the period when it was split up into 7 auditoriums it was known as the Village Cinemas.
Presumably the A.H. Schwartz was the Schwartz who started the Century Circuit.
The individual theater entries show demolished when applicable. The demolished is not an option on the general listing pages.
Long awaited opening of The Space at Westbury is being touted for August. Still nothing on the official web page.