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The flea market has been closed for months, per the sign that was on the marquee while the theater was still open…
The words are off the marquee now, but it is still lit up…
I don’t want to overstate it, but we’ve been praying for news like this…
Ed, you the man…!
I can think of 22.5 million reasons, if robboehm is correct…
There is a “Thank you for all your patronage” message on the marquee now. Someone (Ed?) should take a photo and post it here, for posterity…
There are showtimes listed for the 19th but none beyond that.
Sign on the marquee says it’s closing on January 19. Signs in front say a new shopping center is coming soon…
I don’t think Cablevision owns the actual building but has a long-term lease on the site.
A bunch of new photos of the renovation were posted here today.
The box office cashier said they have replaced all the seats, but I have not checked it out in person yet.
The local paper Lynbrook/East Rockaway Herald says the theater will double in size in 2015. i’ll link the article when i can get to it.
Luckily the Grand Avenue and the Middlebrook Galleria were quickly reopened under new local (Grand Ave) and international (Middlebrook) independent owners.
Grand Avenue, Babylon, Middlebrook Galleria, and…?
Well, a couple of years ago Bow Tie took over this house from Clearview, and just a few weeks ago Bow Tie closed it.
But it just reopened under the auspices of the owners of several independent multiplexes, namely the Kew Gardens Cinemas, Cobble Hill Cinemas and Williamsburg Cinemas. (According to the box office cashier, anyway.)
They have a facebook page as the first step in promoting this place.
Good luck! Glad to see it open again.
Nice nighttime shot of the marquee in the movie The Pawnbroker.
Photo of The Ten Commandments playing here is not from 1956, since Funny Girl is playing across the street at the Criterion.
This can’t be 1956 if Funny Girl is playing at the Criterion.
Our movie theater culture has surely taken a beating and nearly left for dead when we think back to the 1970’s as some kind of halcyon time…
I’m going to have to check out the RKO Keith Richmond Hill link in person. Thanks for the tip.
That is a beautiful shot of the proscenium and stage curtain. Lovely house. We should all look at that new picture a lot to get it on the home page.
“What’s playing at the Roxy?
I’ll tell you what’s playing at the Roxy.
A picture about a Minnesota man falls in love with a Mississippi girl.
That he sacrifices everything and moves all the way to Biloxi.
That’s what’s playing at the Roxy."
(But was it an A picture or a B picture? A studio release or an independent? Was there a stage show and did the ushers wear pants or skirts…?)
You’re the steppes of Russia,
You’re the pants, on a Roxy usher,
I’m a broken doll, a fol-de-rol, a blop,
But if, baby, I’m the bottom,
You’re the top!
— Cole Porter
Friday 10/24/14 seemed to be the last day of operations by Bow Tie. A woman answering the box office phone (732-493-2277) said Bow Tie is out of there and a new operator is coming in. She believes the name is Cine Grand but she wasn’t sure of the exact name or the date they will reopen.
Any new photos?