Comments from Mike (saps)

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Mike (saps) commented about Whitman Theatre on May 24, 2017 at 10:36 am

Paul, I’m enjoying your posts, but please don’t use all capital letters; it makes it hard to read…

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Mike (saps) commented about Farmingdale Theater on May 19, 2017 at 6:31 am

you don’t need to post in all caps…

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Mike (saps) commented about Seaview Theater on May 17, 2017 at 6:34 pm

It is now a Dollar Tree, although I wish it were a dollar theater instead.

Current photo posted in the photo section

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Mike (saps) commented about Avenue U Theater on May 17, 2017 at 12:43 pm

The 1980 picture added to Photos

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Mike (saps) commented about Babylon Cinemas on May 11, 2017 at 12:27 pm

I posted two movie ads in the Photos section, but not one with any theaters listed :(

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Mike (saps) commented about Babylon Cinemas on May 11, 2017 at 9:02 am

I posted two ads for The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm in the Photos section, one for the Cinerama run and one for the neighborhood non-Cinerama run…

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Mike (saps) commented about UA Sheepshead Bay Stadium 14 on May 7, 2017 at 1:58 pm

Yes, Ben, please do that. Bright and clear and close-up where possible. Don’t forget to edit them before posting (cropping, lightening, centering, etc.) for best results.

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Mike (saps) commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 25, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Cabaret: USA:PG (MPAA rating: certificate #23094)

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC 34th Street 14 on Apr 18, 2017 at 9:41 am

Since #2 Regal has about 7,307 screens in 564 theaters (compared to AMC’s 8,200 screens in 661 theatres) I guess you prefer Burger King…

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Mike (saps) commented about Kings Theatre on Apr 17, 2017 at 9:43 pm

It’s amazing (or not) what $93 million can do…

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Mike (saps) commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 15, 2017 at 7:59 am

The original Broadway show starred Gertrude Berg and Cedric Hardwicke

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Mike (saps) commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 15, 2017 at 7:46 am

Bob’s last starring role in a theatrical feature.

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Mike (saps) commented about Loew's State Theatre on Apr 13, 2017 at 10:02 pm

I wish I knew as much about classic movie houses then as I know now. I would have made it a point to visit every single remaining one a least once. And the ones I really did the visit over the years I would have paid closer attention to, savoring the experience.

That said, I knew enough by 1987 to be at the last show of the upstairs Loews State 2 so that I could get one last look at the proscenium, ceiling, fixtures…which I did indeed savor …

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC 34th Street 14 on Apr 13, 2017 at 9:52 pm

The apostrophe moved over to “its” and so now it too often auto corrects to “it’s” even when you don’t mean it to…

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Mike (saps) commented about Kings Theatre on Apr 13, 2017 at 9:38 pm

Orlando, you have shown yourself over the years to be a true movie theater lover, historian, preservationist, and restorer, and that’s only scratching the surface. And you’ve been a valuable asset to this site.

So please delete your intemperate response to a paying patron’s experience, rethink your answer, and post again in the cool light of day.

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Mike (saps) commented about Kings Theatre on Apr 13, 2017 at 10:43 am

Was the delay in seating due to slow security check-ins?

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Mike (saps) commented about Loew's State Theatre on Apr 11, 2017 at 8:39 pm

I just checked out this page for the first time in a while, and there are so many great new photographs in the photo section… Thanks everybody, it really is the users' contributions that make this one of my favorite sites.

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC 34th Street 14 on Apr 10, 2017 at 1:04 pm

Loew’s not Lowe’s

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Mike (saps) commented about UA Lynbrook 6 on Apr 7, 2017 at 4:20 am

New construction photo posted.

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Mike (saps) commented about Showcase Cinema DeLuxe on Apr 6, 2017 at 5:12 am

I was at the 2pm attempted TCM showing of Hitchcock’s North by Northwest yesterday when the projector or the signal or something wasn’t cooperating, and the screening was canceled. Everyone was given a pass to come back and refund of their admission price but it was still disappointing.

From the short bit we were able to see, the movie looked great — clear image, good sound, and subtle and natural use of Technicolor.

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Mike (saps) commented about Center Cinemas on Mar 27, 2017 at 5:09 pm

I think this was the theater where I first saw The Rocky Horror Picture Show. I went in completely unprepared and needless to say it knocked my socks off…!

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Mike (saps) commented about Regent Theatre on Mar 27, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Too late, Fred…

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Mike (saps) commented about Playpen Theatre on Mar 27, 2017 at 7:14 am

That’s a pitiful opening description for a theater that lasted over 90 years…

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Mike (saps) commented about Cityplex 12 on Mar 26, 2017 at 6:00 am

Two people shot last night steps from this theater…

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Mike (saps) commented about Winter Garden Theatre on Mar 18, 2017 at 12:15 am

From a New York Times review dated October 4, 1945:

In returning to the cinema fold last night after a span of thirteen years, the Winter Garden opened another chapter in its distinguished theatrical history on a gay and frivolous note, for in film form Noel Coward’s amusing spoof on spiritualism, “Blithe Spirit,” comes through as a generally delightful divertissement…