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robboehm commented about United Artists Southampton on Oct 27, 2016 at 12:53 pm

The theater was originally constructed in 1932 by Mike Glynne. The demolition of all but the facade and the creation of four new auditoriums probably occurred in the 1990s.

Chandeliers from the original (see photo section) reportedly found a home in a night club when the auditorium was twinned.

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robboehm commented about Greenport Theatre on Oct 27, 2016 at 7:01 am

They hung in past Labor Day this year. Warm weather.

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robboehm commented about Belair Twin Theatre on Oct 26, 2016 at 11:19 am

Would be nice if someone could find and post a photo of the theater.

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robboehm commented about Timmerman Theater on Oct 24, 2016 at 5:31 pm

I have some specific remembrances of the theater:

Saw Sweet Bird of Youth opening night. Long line. Not everyone got in.

Although one could wear civvies, there was a dress code. I was turned away one night because I was wearing a sweater with no observable shirt underneath. A buddy loaned a fresh one he had in his car.

They could contact you in an emergency by projecting a message to the left of the proscenium.

Can’t remember if there was a concession stand or whether admission was 50 cents or a dollar. I think the latter.

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robboehm commented about Timmerman Theater on Oct 24, 2016 at 5:19 pm

From the style of the theater I believe it was erected in the 1950s. It was not new when I was there in the early 1960s. At that time there were two other post theaters, Numbers 2 and 3. They were your typical military base type structures. Timmerman was sometimes referred to as Theater 1.

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robboehm commented about Timmerman Theater on Oct 24, 2016 at 5:16 pm

Uploaded a current picture of the interior. When I was there in the 1960s the walls were a tan/beige. Also uploaded an exterior photo showing most of the theater. The box office was on the left.

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robboehm commented about Showplace Cinemas on Oct 23, 2016 at 6:42 pm

Would somebody explain to me how this is the same theater as the Cinema 37, the address for which is 4759 Sunnyslope Drive?

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robboehm commented about Bellerose Theater on Oct 22, 2016 at 9:17 am

After Jericho Turnpike was widened the marquee took several hits. All of the front detail shown in the Grove photo was covered over by an aluminum panel as were the lights surrounding the actual display board. Haven’t been able to find any intact photo of the Bellerose. Also can’t find one of the original marquee which it replaced and one I remember vividly. My mother always had to pull me across Jericho Turnpike because I would stare at the illuminated marquee.

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robboehm commented about Bellerose Theater on Oct 20, 2016 at 8:39 pm

If you look at the 1949 photo of the Grove Theater in Freeport you can see what the marquee of the Bellerose looked like when it was first installed, probably around the same time.

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robboehm commented about De-Luxe Theatre on Oct 19, 2016 at 5:54 pm

Uploaded a tax photo of the De-Luxe in the day.

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robboehm commented about Loew's 46th Street Theatre on Oct 15, 2016 at 2:35 pm

Orlando, were that you had also lobbied for retention of the facade on the Lynbrook. The rendering of the new looks worse than the current Shore.

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robboehm commented about Granada Theatre on Oct 13, 2016 at 7:23 pm

Uploaded a picture from the American Classic images collection.

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robboehm commented about Saenger Theatre on Oct 10, 2016 at 7:04 pm

rivest, you uploaded a photo of the Paramount in Alexandria on CT. You may not be aware of it but the Saenger was next door to the left. You can barely see the marquee. So, since you have the photo, please upload it on this site, too.

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robboehm commented about Whitman Theatre on Oct 2, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Was up that way today. Pylon is finally gone. Went back to the photo section to make sure there was a picture of it. Also read the opening ad which said the Whitman was the 37th theater. Century had a lot and got rid of a lot before the “final curtain”. Back in the 1930s the Bellerose was number 37. In my lifetime they built the Meadows, Shore, 110 Drive-In, York, Whitman, Glen Oaks, Park East, Green Acres, Kings Plaza, Roosevelt Field, Five Towns, Richmond (on Staten Island), Paramus (NJ), one in Dayton, OH, assumed the Oceana, Sheepshead and Tuxedo (all in Brooklyn from one chain) and the Plaza (Corona) and Prospect (Flushing) from Loew’s. They had actually built the Prospect but leased it to Loew’s. Among the dropped over the years were the Parkside (Brooklyn), Town (Flushing), Huntington Station (aka Station) Valley Stream, Park (New Hyde Park)and Suffolk (Riverhead). Valley Stream closed when Green Acres opened, the Park closed when the Park East opened.

The beginning of the end was all the mergers with Almi and RKO as well as picking up former Prudential Theaters and the Merrick (Jamaica).

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robboehm commented about Indiana Theatre on Sep 25, 2016 at 7:12 pm

The photo dates from the time just after the fire when the facade was in an Art Deco mode using cream and maroon tiles.

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robboehm commented about Showcase Cinema DeLuxe on Sep 19, 2016 at 7:54 am

I’ve moved WAY out east so I’ll never get to see it.

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robboehm commented about Playhouse on Sep 19, 2016 at 7:18 am

In August the matter was deferred until September 7th. On that date it was deferred until October 10th. The building will fall down from neglect before they vote to demolish it.

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robboehm commented about Strand Theatre on Sep 18, 2016 at 7:49 pm

Why is this listed as the Strand. I thought policy was the last name used.

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robboehm commented about Amityville Theatre on Sep 10, 2016 at 7:51 am

Actually, Orlando, this is an earlier theater not the one to which you refer. That is on CT as Amityville Twin.

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robboehm commented about Apollo Theatre on Sep 8, 2016 at 1:26 pm

You’re forgetting the New Victory, which is intimate and used for family faire. The current owners of the Lyric (the combined space of the Apollo and Lyric) are now working to retrofit the Hudson a bit further uptown and on the other side of Broadway. There is talk of the Shubert’s building a new theater on Eight Avenue between 45 and 46. There is also the matter of the Times Square on 42nd which is still idle despite plans to develop it and the Liberty, whose auditorium is still in tact and used for various events.

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robboehm commented about Grandview Theatre on Sep 8, 2016 at 7:15 am

Certainly more relevant to the site than people recalling that they saw such and such at a certain theater just to put their names in print rather than actually contributing something to the actual site.

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robboehm commented about Modern Playhouse on Sep 7, 2016 at 4:33 pm

Also came upon a NY Times review of November 30, 1936 for “Ember a Hid Alatt” (Man Under the Bridge) and one from November 6, 1939 for “Toprini Nasz”) Wedding in Toprini.

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robboehm commented about Suffolk Theater on Sep 5, 2016 at 6:02 pm

According to a current ad on Facebook: “A 350 seat Art Deco theater newly restored as a state of the art performance venue.”

That quite a drop from the original 1,012 seats and the 800 shown on the site.

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robboehm commented about Malverne Cinema on Sep 1, 2016 at 7:24 am

According to the Fandango Movie Times there are five films starting around 1PM. I think Mike is correct on his assumption.

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robboehm commented about Boulton Center for the Performing Arts on Aug 30, 2016 at 10:37 am

Are theaters where you are listed on CT? If not, they’re easy to establish. If you’ve been to one or more, look them up on CT and make comments which would be informational.