Comments from RobertR

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RobertR commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jul 9, 2012 at 1:55 pm

We have nothing like them here. The Film Forum programs great but lets face it the cinemas are tiny as are the screens.

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RobertR commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jul 9, 2012 at 1:40 pm

I used to go to the movies once a week but now maybe once a month because of the garbage product. I loved IMAX until they started making IMAX screens that were half the size of the original. I still travel to the Ziegfeld for the festivals or if anything of quality plays there. I have attended the theatre since it opened and have always felt the screen is way to small to really impress. I always hoped they would put in a huge wall to wall curved screen that could give us an experience similar to the Music Hall.

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RobertR commented about Capitol Theatre on Jul 2, 2012 at 6:52 pm

I never realized the top of the vertical had this wonderful neon capitol

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RobertR commented about Directors Guild of America Theater on Jun 20, 2012 at 5:32 pm

The place looks great

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RobertR commented about Century's 110-Drive-In on Jun 19, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I watched an old flick on TCM called “The Marrying Kind” starring Judy Holliday and Aldo Ray. They go the Route 110 Drive-In and there is actual footage of the huge marquee. If anyone had this film on DVD it would be great to take screen shots.

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RobertR commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Jun 19, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Some pics when it was open http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2010/07/02/landmark_ridgewood_theater_back_on_the_market_for_cheap.php#ridgewood-theater-5

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RobertR commented about Victoria Theatre on Jun 19, 2012 at 11:57 am

Love those crowds in the picture :)

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RobertR commented about Calderone Theater on Jun 19, 2012 at 11:49 am

@robboehn One of the pictures shows the front all draped for the wide Cinemascope screen

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RobertR commented about "King Solomon's Mines"/"Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" on Jun 10, 2012 at 5:11 pm

I used to love re-issues.

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RobertR commented about Grand opening ad on Jun 10, 2012 at 4:58 pm

This was one of the jewels of the Century circuit for many years

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RobertR commented about Harbor Theatre on May 25, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Any thoughts on why Loew’s didn’t want this theatre?

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RobertR commented about Coliseum Cinemas on May 25, 2012 at 11:34 am

I never knew the neighborhood run was that rigid on one week playdates on the first tier. I guess when pictures still had strong legs the second and third tier really benefitted.

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RobertR commented about Coliseum Cinemas on May 23, 2012 at 7:56 pm

There are no cinemas close and still they cant make it?

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RobertR commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on May 5, 2012 at 5:38 pm

SethLewis you are correct I fear many many of the Clearview houses would be deemed “not worth the trouble” to a new company. As soon as AMC bought out Loew’s/Cineplex they closed the Rockville Center which had a very high per screen average because it “was only a twin”.

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RobertR commented about Oasis Theatre on May 4, 2012 at 2:30 pm

CVS built a new store a few blocks away and this will be closing shortly. They have banners hung announcing the property for lease.

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RobertR commented about Center Cinemas on Apr 4, 2012 at 9:47 pm

The marquee is falling apart and there is terrible graffiti on the wall above it. I don’t know how the interior is but the outside looks really bad.

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RobertR commented about Loew's Gates Theatre on Apr 4, 2012 at 9:45 pm

A small picture of the stage area here http://www.pilgrimfatherchurch.org/home

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RobertR commented about The Space at Westbury on Mar 4, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Why did they bother to renovate and not demolish, there is NOTHING left.

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RobertR commented about Sony Columbus Circle on Mar 4, 2012 at 10:00 pm

@Tinseltoes I remember that “shadowbox” effect on the recessed screen when the theatre was new.

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RobertR commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Mar 4, 2012 at 6:47 pm

With modern materials the blade could now weigh next to nothing and be twice as bright

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RobertR commented about Mid Island Triplex on Feb 4, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Mike Abrahams who had the Lefferts and the Bethpage also operated this.

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RobertR commented about RKO Alden Theatre on Feb 4, 2012 at 4:09 pm

So is this place still intact? The retail seems to be just in the lobby.

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RobertR commented about Rockville Centre Cinema on Feb 4, 2012 at 3:54 pm

This theatre was making money until it closed but AMC would not continue to operate a twin. The only competition is the 5 screen Fantasy. The problem is the bank owns the building and wants so much money to take it over. They only allow matiness on Sat & Sun because they share the parking lot. I guess its more profitable for them to let it sit empty 6 years then to lower the rent.

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RobertR commented about Angelika Film Center on Sep 11, 2011 at 8:23 pm

All it needs is a curtain

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RobertR commented about Great Escape Simpsonville 14 on Aug 27, 2011 at 4:19 pm

This is what all theatre screens should look like, only thing imagine how great this would look with curtains.