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robboehm commented about Babylon Cinemas on May 10, 2017 at 7:17 pm

Never did Cinerama.

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robboehm commented about Babylon Cinemas on May 9, 2017 at 7:22 pm

paul, the theater was built in 1922 so the 1950’s style obviously came at a later date, probably after the fire they had. They also, obviously, changed the facade and the marquee adding the vertical. See the pictures section for the way the exterior looked early on after it became the Babylon, having started life as the Capitol, a sister theater to the Capitol in Riverhead which subsequently became the Riverhead.

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robboehm commented about AMC 19th Street East 6 on Apr 30, 2017 at 10:52 am

Seeing a movie in a crowded multiplex is as enjoyable as going on a cruise one one of those new eleven story vessels that have more than 4,000 passengers.

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robboehm commented about Cinema Kings Highway on Apr 29, 2017 at 7:10 pm

The long goodbye.

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robboehm commented about The Space at Westbury on Apr 27, 2017 at 8:13 pm

Several years later they only manage a maximum of three bookings in the main space per month.

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robboehm commented about Main Street Cinema on Apr 27, 2017 at 12:56 pm

According to the March 16, 1970 Box Office Magazine the 300 seat Main Street was created in conjunction with the ½ million dollar “curb to curb” renovation of the RKO Proctor’s. The decor was oriental red and gold. The preview of the theater occurred on Wednesday, the 11th with a showing of Tell Them Willie Boy is Here.

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robboehm commented about Main Street Cinema on Apr 27, 2017 at 6:58 am

Uploaded three pictures from the RKO Quad site originally posted in 2011 by Movieswithdad.

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robboehm commented about Loew's New Rochelle Theatre on Apr 26, 2017 at 6:46 pm

Uploaded a companion photo to the original proposal which would have incorporated the Loew’s marquee.

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robboehm commented about Century's Mall Theatre on Apr 26, 2017 at 6:40 pm

Uploaded a photo of the entrance.

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robboehm commented about RKO Quad on Apr 26, 2017 at 6:06 pm

I find it really odd that a number of entries mentioning the Main Street Cinemas and photos are on this RKO sit but no one ever created one for the Main Street itself. I will do so now.

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robboehm commented about RKO Quad on Apr 26, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Uploaded photo bearing RKO and Proctor names.

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robboehm commented about Town Theatre on Apr 26, 2017 at 5:47 pm

Uploaded a picture from the day.

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robboehm commented about Imperial Theatre on Apr 24, 2017 at 7:28 pm

I had previously suggested the Willoughby, Starr and Park.

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robboehm commented about South Bay Cinemas on Apr 24, 2017 at 6:45 am

The South Bay Facebook page shows the way the theater will look whenever they finish the reno. The reality is that as of two weeks ago it looked like an abandoned building that should be demolished.

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robboehm commented about AMC Glen Cove 6 on Apr 23, 2017 at 5:44 pm

Announcement was originally made in October 2016.

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robboehm commented about Imperial Theatre on Apr 23, 2017 at 5:38 pm

I’m with you, Joe. We’ll see if Bway weighs in on this.

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robboehm commented about Imperial Theatre on Apr 23, 2017 at 10:00 am

The Starr, Willoughby and Park (aka Park Palace) were all on Knickerbocker in the DeKalb vicinity. Any clue what it’s use was before demolition to check back on CT?

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robboehm commented about Imperial Theatre on Apr 23, 2017 at 9:53 am

Bway-None of the theaters on Cinema Treasures in Ridgewood have a DeKalb or Knickerbocker address. If it’s on CT it’s probably Brooklyn.

I tried to find the Facebook entry you refer to but was unsuccessful. How, exactly, did you access it?

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robboehm commented about UA Lynbrook 6 on Apr 21, 2017 at 8:04 pm

Really big and ugly. Uploaded a bunch of pix I took today. Presumably there is a parking garage in the building because there certainly isn’t any in the area on the street.

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robboehm commented about Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Apr 21, 2017 at 7:54 pm

Currently the home of the Broadway musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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robboehm commented about AMC 34th Street 14 on Apr 20, 2017 at 7:34 pm

Movie chains are like banks. They are forever changing. I currently have an account with Chase. The original account was seven different banks ago.

I think it would be cheaper to put the name of the theater on the marquee or on the verticals. It would always be up to date and never need to be changed.

As far as CT is concerned many of the listings refer to the chain name in addition to the theater itself. So you have Carmike, AMC, Loew’s, RKO, Century, Bow Tie, ad nauseum.

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robboehm commented about AMC Loews Shore 8 on Apr 20, 2017 at 6:45 am

Cineplex signage is still intact despite the rebranding of other theaters to reflect AMC.

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robboehm commented about UA The Movies at Sunrise Mall on Apr 10, 2017 at 8:40 am

Another reality of that site I don’t think there would be sufficient parking for a massive theater. The original theater was on the second floor of the mall. A little nothing.

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robboehm commented about UA The Movies at Sunrise Mall on Apr 9, 2017 at 3:25 pm

Several years ago it was announced in the press that there would be a new theater at the Sunrise Mall. Nothing since. I found out about the intentions for a 2017 opening at the Regal site when I was looking to see when they planned on opening the new Lynbrook, which is now well under construction.

Since I was in the area of the Sunrise Mall I scouted to see where the theater would be. There was no new construction which would have been obvious for an IMAX and, I forget, around a dozen screens. That’s when I went back to the Regal site and saw the Massapequa Mall had been deleted.

With two large multiplexes in nearby Farmingdale I really don’t know why they had considered this site anyway.

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robboehm commented about AMC 34th Street 14 on Apr 8, 2017 at 7:08 pm

The Google street photo is still the same. How often does that update.