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ERD commented about Schine Holland Theatre on Aug 25, 2009 at 6:44 am

What a beautiful and interesting interior. I am very glad the Holland is being restored. The Schines built many wonderful theatres. From what I read, the Schine brothers were very decent people.

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ERD commented about Midland Theatre on Aug 13, 2009 at 6:38 am

From the photos I just saw of the theatre, the Midland is beautiful. I’m glad it is back in use as an entertainment center. Kudos to all those involved in the wonderful restoration.

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ERD commented about Radio City Music Hall on Aug 9, 2009 at 6:46 am

With the huge costs of producing shows, producers want a sure thing.
It seems we live in a complex & technical age where creativity and imgination are secondary to profit.

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ERD commented about Radio City Music Hall on Aug 8, 2009 at 8:08 am

After listening to the 1978 Nativity segment several times, I personally found the music to be better arranged and much more inspiring than now. I remember the stage shows from the 1950’s through the 70’s. Although only about 45 minutes long, it had a showmanship element that is missing today.

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ERD commented about Radio City Music Hall on Aug 6, 2009 at 10:29 am

Leonidoff’s stage presentations were so distinctly special! Like most of Roxy’s staff, he was extremely talented.

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ERD commented about Radio City Music Hall on Aug 5, 2009 at 8:07 am

Thanks for posting the audio clip, DJF7, extremely enjoyable. It brought back many wonderful memories of the MUSIC HALL. Will enjoy hearing more when you add more.

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ERD commented about Scarsdale Plaza Theater on Aug 1, 2009 at 4:08 pm

My cousin lived further up on Garth Road. I use to pass the theatre many times. I remember going there back in the 1990’s. Bob Miller gave excellent info.

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ERD commented about Radio Theatre on Aug 1, 2009 at 3:52 pm

Royal was etched on top of the original facade of the building, so I believe that was it’s original name. The building is on the corner of forty-first street and thirteenth Avenue, so it could not have been the Amoranth theatre which is listed as being on forty-second street. That place must have been a short lived theatre. It is the first time I ever heard it mentioned.

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ERD commented about Silent film organist Bob Mitchell dies at 96 on Jul 15, 2009 at 6:54 am

The talented Mr. Mitchell brought so much joy to people. He will be fondly remembered.

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ERD commented about Loew's 46th Street Theatre on Jun 27, 2009 at 9:31 am

The orchestra floor was leveled and the seats removed so furniture could be stored there. The 46th Street had concerts there in its last few years before closing in 1973.

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ERD commented about Boro Park Theatre on Jun 27, 2009 at 9:23 am

The building in Lost Memory’s 1968 photo is the Blythborne post office. Enjoyed jloew’s informative post. I didn’t realize the organ was still there at that time. Like so many theatres, what a shame it is gone, a sign of the “modern” times.

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ERD commented about Majestic Theatre on Jun 23, 2009 at 1:54 pm

I commend the group that now owns the Majestic theatre. You are doing a great job. Wishing you continued success.

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ERD commented about Auburn Schine Theater on Jun 17, 2009 at 3:33 pm

I hope the proper people can collectively get their act together and effectively restore this unique theatre soon. Time is passing.

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ERD commented about KiMo Theater on Jun 16, 2009 at 5:40 am

A very atractive theatre. I am glad it is in good hands.

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ERD commented about Alabama Theatre on Jun 10, 2009 at 8:56 am

What a stunning theatre! I am so glad it was restored and will be seen by many generations to come.

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ERD commented about Alabama Theatre on Jun 10, 2009 at 8:54 am

Lost Memory, I really appreciate all the wonderful photos you post. Thank you!

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ERD commented about Riviera Theatre on May 30, 2009 at 7:26 am

An attractive theatre. I am glad it is being so well maintained.

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ERD commented about Radio City Music Hall on May 15, 2009 at 10:57 am

GabeDF thanks for letting us know about the filmed segment of Lanny Ross. It was very enjoyable

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ERD commented about Calvin Theatre on May 15, 2009 at 10:25 am

Just saw an interior photo of the restoration. The theatre looks beautiful.

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ERD commented about Calvin Theatre on May 15, 2009 at 10:19 am

The photo must be from 1986 since it is showing the movie DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS

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ERD commented about Loew's Oriental Theatre on Apr 20, 2009 at 12:26 pm

How sad it must be to see, like so many wonderful movie theatres. Many of us who are old enough are lucky to remember them. I have so many wonderful memories of attending the Oriental. When I moved out of Brooklyn, New York City had greatly changed and lost a lot of its charm to me.

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ERD commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 3, 2009 at 8:11 am

I agree with Warren. Notic that the headlight are on all cars and taxis. “Roxy” Rothafel gave some ideas that were incorporated into the design of RCMH, such as the idea for the “sunburst stage (I read that he got the idea when he was taking an ocean cruise and was watching the sun setting) but he is not the designer.

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ERD commented about Broadway Theatre on Mar 30, 2009 at 7:49 pm

Plenty of showmanship and style in that program. Makes you want to attend that theatre. I appreciate S. Porridge letting us see it.

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ERD commented about Gem Theatre on Mar 27, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Steve Morris looks like a very kind person. I hope the Gem Theatrre continues for a long time to entertain the area. It’s an attractive theatre.

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ERD commented about Ready Theatre on Mar 23, 2009 at 7:12 am

I am so glad to know that Carl Moore is restoring this theatre. I wish him much success.