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Willburg145 commented about Chopin Theatre on Jun 13, 2011 at 11:26 am

I went to the this theater several times. I saw MIDNIGHT EXPRESS there. I also saw a movie with Farah Fawcett (her husband was murdered) I recall that by that time it was indeed a twin with separate screens.

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Willburg145 commented about Cameo Twin Cinema XXX on Jun 7, 2011 at 4:51 pm

I visited this theater many times. There was a bathroom that you climbed a few steps to get to. The steps were rickety. the bathroom was completely dark. it was a terrible place. It’s a shame what happened. I had not visited there in a long time. I am sure glad I wasn’t there that night.

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Willburg145 commented about Monroe Theatre on Jun 4, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Wasn’t there another theater named Monroe that eventually became El Teatro Puerto Rico?

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Willburg145 commented about Commodore Theater on Jun 4, 2011 at 10:33 am

I think this theather was closed and torn down because some members of the community did not want to see their precious neighborhood overrun by hippsters. This could have become a great venue for films, concerts, and a community theater. There was so much potential but it would have clashed with certain people.

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Willburg145 commented about Loew's Willard Theatre on Jun 2, 2011 at 11:10 pm

Was the auditorium gutted prior to becoming a catering hall?

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Willburg145 commented about Haven Theatre on Jun 2, 2011 at 11:08 pm

My sister lived at 75 Grant Avenue between Jamaica and Etna. I used to go to her place and hang out. Many times we passed this movie theater and darn I wish I had gone in. I can’t remember when it closed but I still kick myself that I never went in.

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Willburg145 commented about Loew's Gates Theatre on Jun 2, 2011 at 11:05 pm

I must go to the church and try and take some pictures. It’s too bad the marquee and ticket booth were not retained. I once walked by and was able to peer through a glass door. The auditorium is intact. The church has done a great job.

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Willburg145 commented about Commodore Theater on Feb 28, 2009 at 1:15 pm

I am 43 years old today.

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Willburg145 commented about Commodore Theater on Feb 7, 2009 at 2:17 pm

The site of the old Broadway Theater also sits EMPTY. But developers are always going to tear down old buildings while dollar bills dance around their heads. It’s sad they tear down something that has character and put up a building that is grey and flat. I am sure most of those new buildings will start to fall apart in a few years. They go up so fast and cheap.

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Willburg145 commented about NYC area theater for rent? on Nov 7, 2007 at 12:58 pm

Check out the former Rainbow Theater located on Graham Avenue between Messerole and Montrose in Brooklyn. It currently has a FOR SALE SIGN.

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Willburg145 commented about Loew's Broadway Theatre on Nov 7, 2007 at 12:37 pm

Did they ever show porn at this theater? Did porn ever play in any of the theaters that were located on Broadway in Brooklyn?

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Willburg145 commented about Commodore Theater on Sep 19, 2007 at 1:56 pm

I have to agree with PKoch. Those of us who cherish movie palaces are far and few.
I tried to see the inside of the Adams in Newark but was told that was not possible. I was able to glimpse from the street the auditorium and I could tell that it must be a sight to behold.

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Willburg145 commented about Adams Theatre on Sep 13, 2007 at 7:00 pm

Hello everyone. I ventured to Newark, NJ today and took a walk to see the old Adams. I noticed that the block where this venerable theater resides now boasts a number of Muslims businesses. Anyway, I saw that the Adams' marquee was covered with a sign for a 99 cent market. I walked over to get a closer look. I was sidetracked by a a gang of kids who were fighting. As I got closer I thought that perhaps I had hit gold and could get inside the theater. I was able to see where the box office used to be and was attempting to go in further since the door was open. Just then a man stopped me and asked me what I wanted. I asked him if I could see inside to the auditorium but he said that I would have to speak to his boss. Alas, his boss said no. I was so disappointed as I walked away and heard the gates coming down.

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Willburg145 commented about Commodore Theater on Jul 13, 2007 at 3:46 pm

I have a vague memory of the ice cream parlor ( I am 41). I remember going to the Commodore (against my will) to see a Spanish show featuring some of the big names of that era; circa late 70’s. I didn’t go to the movies much (cue the violins) and perhaps that’s why I have always had a fascination with movie houses. I remember the Marcy from taking the B53 bus to get to Bridge Plaza. But I never went there. It was the Williamsburg.

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Willburg145 commented about Commodore Theater on Jul 12, 2007 at 3:18 pm

Has anyone seen pictures of the Commodore in its heyday? Or any pics?

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Willburg145 commented about Commodore Theater on Feb 10, 2007 at 2:55 pm

Here are the pictures I posted of the demolition of the Commodore Theater.
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Willburg145 commented about Commodore Theater on Jan 31, 2007 at 12:03 pm

I recently took some photos of the demolition of the Commodore. The quality is not very good. I used a disposable camera. If anyone is interested in seeing them let know via this site.