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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Mar 15, 2017 at 3:09 pm

All three silly stories you mention are sequels (Logan), remakes (Kong) or reinterpretations (Beast.)

And as far as this new Kong being completely different, I just saw this movie and seem to recall him living on Skull Island, wrestling with giant dinosaurs, swatting aircraft out of the sky, beating his chest and bellowing, eating people, stepping on people, breaking free of chains and holding a beautiful girl in the palm of his hand…

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Mike (saps) commented about Cinema Kings Highway on Mar 12, 2017 at 12:38 pm

The number is 718-339-1800 and the guy on the phone said it has been sold and will be closing, but no date has been announced yet.

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Mike (saps) commented about Cinema Kings Highway on Mar 12, 2017 at 8:39 am

They answered the phone this morning, and said they are open.

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Empire 25 on Mar 9, 2017 at 9:10 pm

Everything old is new again.

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Mike (saps) commented about Queens Theatre on Mar 7, 2017 at 2:19 pm

Photo added today

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Mike (saps) commented about Quad Cinema on Mar 6, 2017 at 6:44 pm

In the overhaul, the venue’s seating capacity will downsize from 560 seats to 430, divided among four theaters meant to have the intimate feel of private screening rooms with improved sightlines and seats. The theater’s rebranding also includes a new logo with a custom font designed by Pentagram. (Per the Variety article)

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Mike (saps) commented about Rialto Theatre on Mar 6, 2017 at 2:38 pm

Here are excerpts from the NY Times review of this house’s last picture, “Werewolf of London”

The Rialto Theatre, which began its career as a picture house on the night of April 22, 1916, by showing Douglas Fairbanks’s “The Good Bad Man,” is bidding farewell to Times Square this week with a nerve-jangling exhibit called “The Werewolf of London.” The theatre will be demolished after the last screening of the picture next Wednesday night, but a new Rialto will be erected on the site and open its doors to the public some time in October.

Designed solely to amaze and horrify, the film goes about its task with commendable thoroughness, sparing no grisly detail… Granting that the central idea has been used before, the picture still rates the attention of action-and-horror enthusiasts. It is a fitting valedictory for the old Rialto, which has become melodrama’s citadel among Times Square’s picture houses.

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Mike (saps) commented about Rialto Theatre on Mar 6, 2017 at 2:34 pm

Here are excerpts from the NY Times review of this house’s last picture, “Werewolf of London”

The Rialto Theatre, which began its career as a picture house on the night of April 22, 1916, by showing Douglas Fairbanks’s “The Good Bad Man,” is bidding farewell to Times Square this week with a nerve-jangling exhibit called “The Werewolf of London.” The theatre will be demolished after the last screening of the picture next Wednesday night, but a new Rialto will be erected on the site and open its doors to the public some time in October.

Designed solely to amaze and horrify, the film goes about its task with commendable thoroughness, sparing no grisly detail… Granting that the central idea has been used before, the picture still rates the attention of action-and-horror enthusiasts. It is a fitting valedictory for the old Rialto, which has become melodrama’s citadel among Times Square’s picture houses.

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Mike (saps) commented about UA Cinema 150 on Feb 11, 2017 at 6:38 pm

The first time I saw Gone With the Wind was here in the late 70s/early 80s, with a wretched 70mm print that cropped the image at the top and bottom and seemed to be terrbily out of focus, even after changing my seat several times and complaining to the manager (who stated that was because of the curved screen!)

I couldn’t believe that this was the number one box office attraction of all time. I was really disappointed, until I saw it again years later in the proper ratio and clarity. Of course it’s magnificent.

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Mike (saps) commented about Farmingdale Theater on Feb 9, 2017 at 11:01 am

Recent photo added

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Mike (saps) commented about Larkfield Theatre on Jan 31, 2017 at 6:39 pm

Tova, I hope you check the site from time to time to share some memories of your grandparents. I was really quite fond of them, happy to share my experiences with you

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Empire 25 on Jan 29, 2017 at 6:41 am

Screen sizes, however, seem to remain the same.

New doors, really…?

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Mike (saps) commented about Fortway Theatre on Jan 24, 2017 at 9:12 am

That auditorium looks so wide; how was it divided for the triplex, and then where were the other two added screens?

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Mike (saps) commented about Orpheum Theatre on Jan 23, 2017 at 5:27 pm

Two photos added

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Mike (saps) commented about Mid `30's photo via the AmeriCar The Beautiful FB page. on Jan 23, 2017 at 5:22 pm

There are Orpheum theaters coast to coast, I’m not sure this is the little one on Second Avenue…

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Mike (saps) commented about Pelham Picture House on Jan 23, 2017 at 5:03 pm

A photo of the screening room would be appreciated.

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Mike (saps) commented about Middlebrook Galleria Cinemas on Jan 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Two photos from their Facebook page added to photos

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Mike (saps) commented about Warner Grand Theater on Jan 19, 2017 at 9:09 am

I just spotted this theater in a new Sprint commercial

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Mike (saps) commented about Palace Theatre on Jan 11, 2017 at 5:54 pm

Donald, watch this episode of Undercover Boss and then call the mayor. She wants to improve Gary; share your ideas with her.

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Mike (saps) commented about Indiana Theatre on Jan 11, 2017 at 5:43 pm

There’s an extremely quick shot of the vintage marquee in the recent Undercover Boss set in Gary, at about the six minute mark.

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Mike (saps) commented about Palace Theatre on Jan 11, 2017 at 5:38 pm

There was a quick shot of the marquee on a recent Undercover Boss set in Gary, at about 30 minutes in.

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Mike (saps) commented about Capitol Theater on Dec 19, 2016 at 8:41 am

Four new photos added December 18, 2016.

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Mike (saps) commented about 12/07/2016 on Dec 11, 2016 at 3:50 pm

12/07/2016

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Mike (saps) commented about 11/23/16 on Dec 11, 2016 at 3:48 pm

November 23, 2016

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC 19th Street East 6 on Dec 10, 2016 at 7:01 pm

I think the overview paragraphs need an updating…