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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…

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Mike (saps) commented about Island 16 - Cinema de Lux on Dec 10, 2016 at 6:46 pm

So, is this place start of the art, or a fading dump?

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Mike (saps) commented about BAM Rose Cinemas on Dec 10, 2016 at 6:40 pm

I wonder how business is, now that the Alamo Drafhouse has opened down the road a bit…

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Mike (saps) commented about Brooklyn Paramount Theatre on Dec 5, 2016 at 9:10 pm

Any news? It’s been about 20 months since the announcement…

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Mike (saps) commented about South Bay Cinemas on Dec 5, 2016 at 6:47 pm

Orlando, you’re one of the few voices here that I trust, so this does seem like very promising news.

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Mike (saps) commented about Commack Multiplex Cinemas on Dec 2, 2016 at 4:19 am

I wonder what was to become of the theater already in that shopping center, i.e., AIT’s Mayfair which apparently lasted until 1984.

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Empire 25 on Nov 30, 2016 at 1:46 pm

hdtv267 is not the annoying one here, although his responding to every asinine post can get a little tiring.

This is not a blog about current attractions, ticket sales, etc. Please find somewhere else to discuss those matters…

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Mike (saps) commented about Rialto Theatre on Nov 29, 2016 at 10:57 pm

Excerpt from the NY Times review dated April 26, 1941:

The Rialto is following tradition this week in celebrating a quarter of a century of purveying movies to the public with a new screen-and-squeal item, “The Black Cat,” a comedy thriller suggested by a Poe short story…

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Mike (saps) commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 18, 2016 at 2:56 pm

Robert, you are a true “cinema treasure.” Thanks for some inside lowdown on one of our favorite houses.

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Empire 25 on Nov 18, 2016 at 9:07 am

How about the “Now Open” ad posted on photos page 11…?

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Mike (saps) commented about Middlebrook Galleria Cinemas on Nov 18, 2016 at 9:02 am

Here’s the text of the WordOnTheShore article posted by fred1 on October 17, 2016:

OCEAN TOWNSHIP: The town’s movie theater will definitely be reopening…but exactly when is anybody’s guess.

Cine Grand Middlebrook, a movie theater located at 1502 Route 35 in Ocean Township, is currently closed for renovations and has been since February.

After months of seeing no work being done at the site and no updates from the theater’s Facebook page, a post was made yesterday.

“We are aware that this project has taken longer than hoped for,” the post states. “However, we find it in the best interests of both ourselves and the customers to handle it meticulously.”

The post states that the theater will be reopening “sooner” than people think and that the owners do have a set opening date.

After initially trying to remain open during the renovation process, the decision was made to close, renovate, and then re-open the newly-renovated theatre.

The exact details of the renovations are not clear but a response to a Facebook comment stated that they will include, “significantly more lobby space, vastly improved lighting and seating and a very unique ambiance.”

“We are not redecorating, we are truly remodeling this old thing,” the response states.

Cine Grand, a Netherlands-based international movie theater chain, began leasing the theater in 2014, after Bow Tie Cinemas allowed its lease to expire.

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Mike (saps) commented about Capitol Theatre on Nov 17, 2016 at 8:23 pm

This building, recently housing offices, was badly damaged in a nearby gas explosion. According to the Chicago Tribune:

“Among buildings damaged by the blast was a historic century Opera House that now houses offices; it was among three buildings condemned because they are beyond repair, Canton police chief Rick Nichols said.”

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Mike (saps) commented about Clearview's First & 62nd on Nov 16, 2016 at 4:24 pm

Here is the text of the NY Post article:

Headline: Luxury multiplex will dress up drab 62nd Street corner

Author: Steve Cuozzo

Text: It’s a Hollywood ending for the B-movie corner of First Avenue and East 62nd Street.

Mexico City-based Cinemex, the world’s sixth-largest movie theater chain, will launch a luxury multiplex at Edison Properties’ 400 E. 62nd St., also known as 1124 First Ave., The Post has learned. It will be the first in the city for Cinemex, which has nearly 300 theaters in Mexico.

The just-signed, 50,000 square-foot lease on six floors is on the site of a former Clearview multiplex, which closed in 2013. The space on the Upper East Side’s southeastern fringe has been vacant ever since. With no stores at the southeast corner of First Avenue and 62nd Street — only a Manhattan Mini Storage outpost — the sidewalk can be lonely even in the daytime.

But that’s about to change — construction of the new multiplex is to begin soon.

We reported last February that Cinemex was among movie theater operators interested in the lower levels of 28 Liberty St., the downtown skyscraper previously known as Chase Plaza. The company has been scouting other Manhattan locations as well.

Terms of the East Side deal were not immediately available. CBRE senior VP Michael Kadosh and associate Jesse Wolff represented the landlord and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s Jeffrey Roseman and Marc Frankel repped Cinemex.

The new Cinemex is expected to provide a luxury movie-going experience complete with reserved, plush seats and high-end food service. CBRE’s Kadosh said, “With reserved seating and dining, Cinemex means the days of waiting on a long line to get into a movie on the Upper East Side are over.”

News of the opening may hearten film-lovers who still enjoy seeing new releases in a full-scale theater. The city has lost numerous screens in the past few years, including Midtown’s legendary Ziegfeld, which closed earlier this year.

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Mike (saps) commented about Clearview's First & 62nd on Nov 16, 2016 at 4:17 pm

Cinemex will be this location at First and 62nd;

Cinepolis is the Chelsea on West 23rd Street

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Mike (saps) commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 15, 2016 at 4:31 pm

Well, do you want to fill the house with class or fill the seats with ass? “Smokey” was the number two picture of the year, (after “Star Wars”) and starred the number one box office actor, so I guess someone used their head for once. More bookings like this and maybe the house would have lasted longer than only two years more …

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Mike (saps) commented about Criterion Theatre on Nov 11, 2016 at 9:56 pm

According to the NY Times review dated July 25, 1986, Maximum Overdrive opened in Manhattan at the Criterion, Broadway and 45th Street; Movieland Eighth Street, at University Place; 86th Street Twin, at Lexington Avenue; and Olympia Quad, Broadway at 107th Street.

It took about 90 seconds to find this information. Now my question: why did you need to know?

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Mike (saps) commented about UA Lynbrook 6 on Nov 2, 2016 at 12:59 pm

November 2, 2016