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Great post, Sontaran6, no need to apologize whatsoever.
I lived in Woodlawn and became familiar with your “fondly remembered neighborhood house” in the early 70s when it was a $1.00 for a double feature.
Other than the annoying green clock, that you couldn’t help but keep checking, it was a nice, clean, safe theater with excellent programming as I posted earlier.
10 cents for a Kids Matinee in ‘45 would sound right. I remember paying a quarter in the late 50s at my beloved neighborhood house.
Great memories, have a happy one yourself.
And if you headed West (to the left) on Greenwich Ave, across from The Sheridan was the Greenwich theater.
Anyone have any idea when the Terrace closed? I think it was before the RKO 23rd Street closed in 1960. We have AL’s account of the pistol whipping in late ‘57. But nothing after that.
We can only hope it was something soapy.
and, saps, there was no extra charge for the “live” entertainment supplied by an audience on The Deuce.
I remember seeing the rerelease of “PSYCHO” there in ‘64 and the guy in front of me was scarier than Bates.
Weekend NYT article on architect Thomas Lang
The Sheridan in 1932:
This is not the appropriate site for the selling of your product. Cinema Treasures was designed to be a celebration of movie theaters, not the profiteering of theater suppliers. My two cents.
I thought it was the singer, Frankie, that drew the crowds at the Paramount, apparently not…Great shot, RobertR.
$7 million renovation spelled out in today’s Plain Dealer.
Excerpt from 1870 NY Illustrated article in two parts:
The Opera House is just completing a one-year renovation project.
I had the opportunity to tour it recently and the result is stunning to say the least. Of course, always a thrill to see grand old theaters still open and appreciated by a community.
Here’s a link to today’s Herald Tribune with some great photos:
Could you send an image of your find? Or upload to photobucket or some site that we could visit.
Here is the closest image that I have from the 50s.
Here’s the 1938 pic….
8 years shy of its 100th birthday. Sad day indeed. I remember, as a10 year old, standing on the south side of 23rd Street watching the fire and the firemen.
I vividly remember standees from AT WAR WITH THE ARMY and TONKA being thrown out on the street.
The theater had closed on June 15 to make way for the ILGWU Co-Op development. The site became a bank, a Chicken Delight and other “necessities”.
I still miss this place and I hope someday to find images of the long foyer, the staircase and the concession area. Jerry
1925 Closed For Repairs images
Happy New Year. Jerry
1946 shot of WILD BILL HICKOK RIDES & CANAL ZONE
Happy New Year. Jerry K
Current eBay auction has a nice 1955 image of the theater. Jerry
Here’s a beauty from 1960. jerry k
I just found an image from the LAFFMOVIE days. Does anyone know when it converted to the EMPIRE name. I think the image is 1954.
Ed, I was thinking the same thing. When did the Victory revert back to mainstream features? jerry
I might be interested in the old posters, would you be willing to sell them seperately? If so, please email me
And once in the 50s, as I posted in April ‘06.
Still searching for that 50s programming from my misspent youth. My dad would go down to the newsstand on 23rd & 8th for the Night Owl edition around 8pm, and I’d make him wait while I watched the Terrace marquee change in the distance.
I assume that the Terrace went to double features after the RKO 23rd Street opened in ‘38 with double bills. The films in Warren’s ad were RKO and Universal films which the RKO circuit would have played after the Broadway opening.
I recall The Terrace showing a lot of MGM & Paramount, in the 50s, which they may have booked after they played at the nearest Loew’s theater, The Sheridan.
But I also recall the Realart re-releases, Roy Rogers Republic films, and a Francis the Talking Mule (U-I- film) so the RKO may have passed on some of the lesser U-I double features.
The search continues…..
Good. We might see more foreign, independent, and revival films and miss out on Ocean’s 18. Theater owners will have to make going to the theater an event again. Dish night, anyone?