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robboehm commented about Whitman Theatre on May 30, 2017 at 1:25 pm

Wondered about them too.

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robboehm commented about Amity Theatre on May 30, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Paul, it would have been possible for you to reenter your comment correctly and then delete the erroneous one.

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robboehm commented about Bay Shore Cinema on May 30, 2017 at 6:49 am

Believe Shuyler’s church was called the Crystal Cathedral.

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robboehm commented about Babylon Cinemas on May 28, 2017 at 10:27 am

There is now a building permit on the window and a Winter Brothers dumpster in the alley.

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robboehm commented about South Bay Cinemas on May 28, 2017 at 10:26 am

The decay continues. No signs of any activity.

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robboehm commented about RKO Babylon Twin on May 28, 2017 at 4:50 am

Bed Bath and Beyond was Martin’s in the day.

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robboehm commented about Master Theater on May 25, 2017 at 8:10 pm

If you search as Oceana you’ll get the Master. In theory all CT sites should be by the last name used. In theory.

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robboehm commented about RKO Keith's Theatre on May 25, 2017 at 8:07 pm

That and the LIRR into Grand Central and the completion of the Second Avenue Subway.

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robboehm commented about Commack Multiplex Cinemas on May 22, 2017 at 6:21 pm

Coate perhaps you could access the Movie Timetable in Newsday during that time period to make the determination.

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robboehm commented about Farmingdale Theater on May 19, 2017 at 6:35 am

He didn’t. “And” was in lower case.

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robboehm commented about Sag Harbor Cinema on May 18, 2017 at 2:03 pm

The May 18, 2017 Newsday reports that Billy Joel has contributed $500,000 to the rebuilding project which entitles him to naming rights of the theater’s popcorn stand.

This pushes fund raising efforts to $2.25 million. The Sag Harbor Partnership signed an agreement on April 6 to buy the property from the owner at an asking price of 8 Million but they must have 75% of this pledged by July 1st. (Originally the quoted asking price before the fire was $18 million.)They also hope to raise an additional $5 million to rebuild the iconic facade, upgrade the sound and projection in the main theater and add two smaller screening rooms.

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robboehm commented about Lindenhurst Theatre on May 18, 2017 at 1:51 pm

Prudential also had a $1.00 price policy at the Northport.

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robboehm commented about RKO Babylon Twin on May 18, 2017 at 6:35 am

Of the existing Long Island theaters there are very few from the early days and these have been chopped up. Now they build multiplexes with a dozen or more auditoriums but many seat fewer than 50 people. Except for the big, splashy movies you should just wait and see it on your home theater screen for a third of the price you’d pay.

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robboehm commented about Babylon Cinemas on May 11, 2017 at 6:59 am

paul, I’m familiar with the Cinerama concept but I doubt whether they would have retrofitted the Babylon for Cinerama. After the roadshow presentation a regular print was released in theaters. I actually captured the image of an ad for the popular release from Google. If I had the techie smarts I could have provided a link here. This is probably what you saw. It’s also been shown on TCM and is available on DVD.

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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.