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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.
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.
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.
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.
Leonidoff’s stage presentations were so distinctly special! Like most of Roxy’s staff, he was extremely talented.
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.
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.
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.
The talented Mr. Mitchell brought so much joy to people. He will be fondly remembered.
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.
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.
I commend the group that now owns the Majestic theatre. You are doing a great job. Wishing you continued success.
I hope the proper people can collectively get their act together and effectively restore this unique theatre soon. Time is passing.
A very atractive theatre. I am glad it is in good hands.
What a stunning theatre! I am so glad it was restored and will be seen by many generations to come.
Lost Memory, I really appreciate all the wonderful photos you post. Thank you!
An attractive theatre. I am glad it is being so well maintained.
GabeDF thanks for letting us know about the filmed segment of Lanny Ross. It was very enjoyable
Just saw an interior photo of the restoration. The theatre looks beautiful.
The photo must be from 1986 since it is showing the movie DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS
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.
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.
Plenty of showmanship and style in that program. Makes you want to attend that theatre. I appreciate S. Porridge letting us see it.
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.
I am so glad to know that Carl Moore is restoring this theatre. I wish him much success.