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shoeshoe14 commented about Pleasant Valley Drive-In on Sep 4, 2009 at 8:44 am

Stopped by two days ago on a bike trip. Smart location, really nothing around but woods and watershed land.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Roosevelt Theatre on Aug 28, 2009 at 10:49 am

Strange. I posted the exterior detail when I submitted this. The front now is beautiful with lots of nice decorative white cutouts on the facade and little, slim, cylindrical lights on the outside. There’s a dental office on the right and Royal Carpets on the right.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Park Theater on Aug 26, 2009 at 7:08 am

And on Google Maps, it’s easy to see it. Park Place is across the street as is the park.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Movie theatre directory ads going the way of the dinosaur on Aug 26, 2009 at 7:05 am

Our paper used to, but stopped 6 months ago. And sometimes would say, “not available as of press time” but that was BS since it was a multiplex.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Beacon Theatre on Aug 25, 2009 at 5:05 pm

The listing says 1920.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Beacon Theatre on Aug 25, 2009 at 5:04 pm

Saw this theatre on my bike trip 2 weeks ago. The Realty sign on the marquee is large and here’s the listing. View link

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shoeshoe14 commented about Apollo Theatre on Aug 25, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Here are the pictures of the building of which I speak.
http://cityofbeacon.org/albums/23 (4th from right on bottom)

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shoeshoe14 commented about Apollo Theatre on Aug 25, 2009 at 4:49 pm

I think I saw this building on my bike trip 2 weeks ago. It’s located a block away from the main street but the only building that looked like a theater at this spot was #26 and it’s on the opposite side.

The cornerstone says 1926 and the awning says “St. Rocco Society”.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Park Theatre on Aug 25, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Passed by this theater on my bike trip 2 weeks ago. It’s now boarded up as it was previously a Salvation Army. The weeds and ivy have grown substantially on the right side and the rear of the building.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Ritz Theatre on Aug 25, 2009 at 4:24 pm

Saw this theatre 2 weeks ago on my bike trip. There’s a hopeful revival of this theatre with plenty of posters in the window detailing the history, especially about the Lucy/Desi precursor to the tv show. Newburgh is definitely a little run-down and could use something to uplift it.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Orpheum Theater on Aug 25, 2009 at 3:44 pm

Saw this theater on my bike trip 2 weeks ago. This theatre is really far away from the Kingston Theatre as it’s the 3rd downtown settlement in Kingston. It’s on the right side of the street as it slopes downhill toward the water and Rondout which looks like NOLA.

The Arts Society of Kingston (ASK) has its offices in the building, which is listed as 97 Broadway. The cornerstone says 1925. When you go to the side for pictures, the small hallway goes to the back and intrigues you as the small stagehouse is now a Second Empire house with a Mansard roof. It’s quite cool. The left side has pilasters and some stairways.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Kingston Theatre on Aug 25, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Saw this theater’s exterior on my bike trip 2 weeks ago. It was a cool find, because its facade is located right within the limits of the old original Dutch downtown settlement. Kingston has 3 downtowns and this was the original as the (original) capitol of NY. This part of downtown feels like the old west mixed with Dutch.

Since this block is a full one, you don’t expect to see the auditorium when you do. When you go around the corner far away to the next street, you see the Peace Park and the mural behind it is actually on the auditorium. There’s an open gate and a driveway full of weeds. A sign says something like it was a pedestrian thoroughfare, as it may have been a while ago but it’s too overgrown as I tried to walk it.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Orpheum Theatre on Aug 25, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Saw this theatre on a bike trip two weeks ago, but I saw it at night. Quaint.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Warren Theater on Aug 25, 2009 at 2:45 pm

Saw this theatre 2 weeks ago on a bike trip. I like it, it doesn’t look run-down and there’s now an H&R Block on the ground floor.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Community Theatre on Aug 25, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Saw this theatre on my bike trip 2 weeks ago. The rear of the auditorium is actually on the right of the street, which means you have to walk in and down to the left and then in the auditorium. The rear looks like a hulking warehouse.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Cinema Art on Aug 25, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Saw this theatre while on a bike trip 2 weeks ago. Still closed of course and really hard to get around the back to see the building since it’s right over the railroad tracks.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Proctor's Theatre on Aug 25, 2009 at 2:31 pm

Went by this theater 2 weeks ago on a bike trip but I arrived at around 10pm. Still looked pretty nice. The rear was a narrow alley and there were 3 square murals of Charlie Chaplin, Elvis (I think) and Marilyn Monroe near the rear doors.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Capitol Theatre on Aug 25, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Passed by the theater 2 weeks ago on a bike trip and saw a worker outside sprucing up the marquee. The marquee said, “Governor Swearing-In of” elected official.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Moviehouse on Aug 20, 2009 at 8:53 am

Saw this theater while passing by on a bike trip last week. The info on this theater was provided on a historical market in nearby Wassaic.

“Main Street Millerton…the building with the clocktower is Benedict Hall, which was built in 1903. The upstairs was used for dances, roller skating and basketball games. The Grange met here until 1935. Myron Puff opened his drugstore downstairs and a movie theater upstairs…”

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shoeshoe14 commented about Palace Theatre on Aug 15, 2009 at 8:03 am

No website yet.

Tbe News-Times editorial from earlier this week announces the CT Trust for Historic Preservation’s awarding of a $45,000 grant to study the future of the Palace. DaSilva has promised to add another $10k of his own money.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Sunset Park Auto on Aug 15, 2009 at 6:22 am

Biked by here the other day en route to Mt. Greylock’s summit and caught this drive-in. It’s on the left side just after Lake Pontusac and right before the town center. The ticket booths are still in front but the bulk of the property has fill on site. Must have been cool with the lake behind it, cooling off the patrons.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Rosendale Theatre on Aug 14, 2009 at 6:06 pm

Saw it the other day while on a bike trip through town. The area (7 miles north of New Paltz and not too far from Kingston), feels like a miniature Fort Collins, CO; truly a quirky mountain town. The theater is cute and small, can’t imagine more than 250 seats. I have plenty of pix if the function on here gets turned on.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Liberty Theatre on Aug 9, 2009 at 1:51 pm

I saw this the other day while biking by. It is right near the Paramount, which is under renovation (and the renovators let me go inside and have a look.) This theater has the banner out front that says “Holy Ghost Royal House of Restoration.”

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shoeshoe14 commented about Paramount Theatre on Aug 5, 2009 at 5:55 pm

The film “Public Enemies” about John Dillinger had a scene that took place in this theater.

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shoeshoe14 commented about Marbro Theatre on Aug 5, 2009 at 5:35 pm

This theater was mentioned in “Public Enemies”, the recent movie about Dillinger with Johnny Depp. At the end, they made mention of the Biograph and the Marbro.