Comments from Willburg145

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Willburg145 commented about Art Theatre on Mar 12, 2013 at 3:16 am

Mr. Katz did you have any problems taking photos of this former theatre?4

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Willburg145 commented about St. George Playhouse on Mar 6, 2013 at 10:38 pm

I would love to see the interior of these: Williamsburgh Theatre, Commodore, Marcy, and Ridgewood. Any idea if al the interiors of a new theatre were photographed?

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Willburg145 commented about Benson Twins on Mar 6, 2013 at 6:52 pm

I am interested in the magazine that is all about the movie theater industry…I am interested in some Brooklyn, NY theaters like the Williamsburg and Commodore.

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Willburg145 commented about Utica Theater on Dec 31, 2012 at 5:41 am

I have tried lately but why are some owners/managers against people taking pictures of interiors?

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Willburg145 commented about People's Cinema on Oct 5, 2012 at 1:46 pm

What is the elevated train line?

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Willburg145 commented about Aster Theater on Oct 5, 2012 at 1:33 pm

This building and some others have been demolished. I am sure they’re going to put up apartments. I will try and get there and take some pictures. The old Williamsburgh Playhouse, now a 99 cent store, is all that remains of the many theaters that once stood along Broadway.

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Willburg145 commented about Merrick Theater on Oct 5, 2012 at 1:28 pm

There is indeed a gym, Blink Fitness, occupying the theater.

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Willburg145 commented about Commodore Theater on Oct 5, 2012 at 1:15 pm

How I regret not going to this theatre more. I saw The Exorcist here and Saturday Night Fever and my mother dragged me to several stage shows.

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Willburg145 commented about Auditorium on Oct 5, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Beautiful. I bet none of this survives. Or perhaps some remnants.

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Willburg145 commented about RKO Alden Theatre on Oct 5, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I doubt the interior is still intact. I remember going to a DMV office located in what probably was the auditorium. As I recall the lobby was located on Jamaica and the theatre on the side street. Does anyone know what the interior was like?

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Willburg145 commented about Cinema Kings Highway on Feb 1, 2012 at 6:54 am

I saw some beautiful pictures of the theatre on www.cinematour.com The place was a beautiful Art Deco jewel. What a shame.

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Willburg145 commented about Cinema Kings Highway on Feb 1, 2012 at 6:53 am

I saw some pictures of the interior

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Willburg145 commented about Cameo Twin Cinema XXX on Dec 11, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Why only 12 years for such a brutal killing? Is that his picture at the top of the page? I don’t understand how the law works. Someone butchers a human being and they get anything short of life in prison…

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Willburg145 commented about Graham Theater on Nov 21, 2011 at 6:18 pm

I have read many comments that make mention of the year a building was constructed. I have searced ACRIS (NYC register site) but they only have info dating back to 1966.

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Willburg145 commented about Grace Theatre on Nov 8, 2011 at 5:39 pm

There is a building on Graham Avenue, it was Schetcters furniture. It looks like it was a movie theatre. It’s small so it was probably a very cheap place.

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Willburg145 commented about Eagle Theater on Aug 31, 2011 at 5:36 am

Those of us who care and cherish these movie theaters appreciate them for what they are. But others only see dollar signs and could care less about their past as a place to escape the dullness of everyday life.

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Willburg145 commented about Lindy Theatre on Aug 27, 2011 at 10:52 am

I have checked out the Rent a Center. It certainly gives the impression of being a theater.

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Willburg145 commented about Polk Theater on Jul 26, 2011 at 8:12 pm

I went to the Polk a few times before it was closed and it was a disgrace. The bathrooms were disgusting. It’s a shame this old place was demolished. The auditorium was big.

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Willburg145 commented about Acme Theatre on Jul 18, 2011 at 4:25 pm

I noticed today a small theater along Myrtle Avenue. It still has the marquee but it is some kind of computer repair business.

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Willburg145 commented about Joyce Theater on Jul 5, 2011 at 7:00 am

If the theater is vacated by the dance company I am sure the building will be torn down and a new apartment complex will take its place. It’s sad but given the value of the land it is no surprise. I have no inside knowlege and am merely making an assumption.

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Willburg145 commented about Forum Theatre on Jun 28, 2011 at 11:46 am

I am on the on the phone with my mother. She remembers fondly the shows at the Teatro Puerto Rico. She told me the tickets were $2.00

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Willburg145 commented about UA Duffield Twin Theatre on Jun 28, 2011 at 11:22 am

I have always said that if I hit the lottery I would want to buy up the old Rainbow Theatre on Graham Avenue and screen old movies, cartoons on Saturdays and some stage shows. But I wonder if the cost of liability insurance would be too high. Of course if I hit the lottery I wouldn’t have to worry about the cost.

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Willburg145 commented about Classic Theatre on Jun 21, 2011 at 1:15 pm

I remember the Wycoff during its final days as a theater company run by a community group but not sure of the name. I should have gone in but never did. I believe it still had the marquee up.

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Willburg145 commented about RKO Jefferson Theatre on Jun 14, 2011 at 8:32 am

there is a building next to 54 West 14th Street Manhattan that looks very much like a former theater. I cannot find any info. it is on sixth avenue. i cannot link to the picture.

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Willburg145 commented about Bleecker Street Cinemas on Jun 13, 2011 at 11:51 am

I visited this theater during its ‘porn’ period.
I will never forget going to the bathroom and it was really scary. I thought it was just me but another patron said that it was scary up there.
I felt very uneasy there and left.