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Looking nice in this photo! I watched second run double features here in the 90’s. The place was in bad shape then.
The film playing was “Best Seller.” in my photo.
The Imperial Theatre was located on Rt.9 in Wappingers Falls, NY between Fishkill and Poughkeepsie, if you were driving towards the South Hills Mall, it was in a strip mall to the right. The area is so built up now, I’m not sure of its exact location.
Very true. I have photos of the Egyptian back in 1988 and 1989 and it was going strong. It had three screens. The Vogue and Hollywood were still operating then also.
If anyone in the universe would want to save the classic theatres-you’d think it would be L.A. and Hollywood. Soon, like Hollywood Boulevard, all the theatres in Westwood will lie decrepid, a multiplex will be built and the chain stores and restaurants will come in, and the charm of Westwood will be gone. The new generation doesn’t give a crap about the past and America is pricing itself out of everything. Every street in America looks the same now-same chains, same everything. Blah!
Yay Giant- Keep Wal-Mart out. This is a great Drive-In centrally located between York, Gettysburg and Harrisburg. I hope the community gets involved and I wish the family well.
As far as I know there is only one theater in the U.S. still doing this and that’s the New Beverly Cinema in West L.A. They have been running double bills of films from the 40’s-present and midnight movies for the past thirty plus years.
Good to hear-nice little theater. I lived near here back in ‘93-'94 and they showed great art house films and it was always packed. I wish the new owners the best.
Beautiful theater- is this near Philly?
In New York City since January there’s probably been nearly forty new movies released…all going away in one or two weeks. There are still long lines for “Slumdog Millionaire”, “Milk” and “The Wrestler”…all indies…what’s that tell you? “Let The Right One In' has played at Angelika in the villiage since the fall. I haven’t seen more than ten mainstream movies out of the 92 films I saw last year. Action movies will continue to be successful to teenagers because their attention spans are limited to only putting the cell phone and i-pods down for so long… All the above mentioned films by Long Island Movies are superior, well-written films to talk about and feel something out of. All extremly successful as well. Studios take note.
Awesome news-it’s a beautiful theater and will be great for the area.
I used to live in Hanover, Pa. There is a sixteen screen theatre less than a mile from this theater, and they do keep films a long time, but less movies being released? I can argue that-maybe less good movies! Back in ‘03-06 this theater was run as a discount theater called Value Cinemas-they had good prices and even tried showing quite a few independent and art house films. This theater was once a single screen in the seventies then later twined then badly cut up further. I do remember it being in pretty decent shape though. The area is growing and it’s near Gettysburg. Better management and a marquee out front may help-you wouldn’t know this theater was there unless you lived there.
Real dumb-could have been some rare stuff in there- I’ve been searching for a lot of Gerard Damiano’s films-can’t find them anywhere. Art is Art- It’s ironic how sex is always looked down upon and viloence is glorified-hence the burning and fire- did they invite Satan?
What an awesome lineup! If anything at all-if you haven’t experienced this theatre-go! It’s probably the best movie palace left in New York State.
They really should have re-released it. I was born in ‘72 so I first saw it in '80. I did enjoy seeing the final minutes of the film on the big screen in the beginning of “Halloween 2.”
bornfromporn- that theater, Monteco Twin Cinema was a seperate theater of exit 106 in Monticello. It started out as a Jerry Lewis Theater and later became a theater showing first run mainstream and foreign films on one side and first run porn from NYC on the other side. This shopping center is now abandoned-last known as the Apollo Outlet Mall. The theater closed in 1986.
Good to hear- hope you find some financial assistance to remain open.
I remember seeing “Brainstorm” in 1983- they just opened a new multiplex near me and it was on this really awesome wide screen. I remember it being a really cool movie-I was eleven. Never seen or heard of this film again till now.
I went to the Paris for the first time this past spring to see “The Year My Parents Went On Vacation”, It is with no doubt, one of New York’s finest theatres. If you have a chance to be in Manhattan, check it out. Most of Manhattan’s art houses are small, cramped and drab, this is the light at the end of the tunnel.
Will it be an art house theater again? I was sad to see it had closed-the staff was always friendly and it was nice for the area.
I got to see “2001” at the Cinerama Dome back in 1995 and it was one of the most awesome film experiences ever- if you get the chance, go!
Sorry-a four plex.
This was called Sam Eric in the 80’s/90’s, correct? I have pictures of it as a three-screen complex. There was another theater on the corner called Sam’s Place. Is the Midtown still around? That has a nice maquee and facade.
Nice looking theater- hope it keeps going.
Best wishes to you- I was in Long Beach last week and the whole area is so nice.