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Odd that a company which, until many years later, was exclusively Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island should purchase Manhattan office space.
Although the Century affiliation is alluded to in conjunction with RKO, it should be pointed out that Century originated this house; one of two ventures off Long Island, including the Richmond on Staten Island. I also saw an add for a Century’s Dayton (Ohio) but don’t know if was part of the East Coast Century chain or the West Coast one.
When Century issued it’s movie Guides, the Farragut Theatre Building was listed as the point of origin. I seem to recall the editor as A.A. Hovell. There were the Brooklyn, Northern Queens and Eastern Queens-Long Island editions. Were Century headquarter also in this building? In later years they were headquartered in the Community Theatre Building and then, subsequently, in their own, free standing building on Verbena Avenue in Floral Park.
And don’t forget live shows such as Gotta Get Away. I remember a Broadway stage actress, I think her name was Allison Reed, being onstage alone, picture that, doing these little ballet grande jete leaps, for some reason or other. They also used the screen for some travel footage.
It also killed the RKO Twin and the Mayfair.
Unfortunately too many of the photos on CT are sad
Anybody know when they changed the marquee from the original and removed the vertical shown in the pix above? And does anybody have a picture of the new marquee. I remember it as being boxy with Strand in neon letters atop the display portion.
The Huntington Station Theatre, that’s what the marquee said, was demolished about the time of, or in conjunction with, an urban renewal project which also resulted in the building of a large, combination, condo and housing project across New York Avenue (on the Western side).
Haven’t been there for a while, but am happy to report the new seats are in. Nothing fancy but functional. Walls look in good repair. I see no change in the “box office” or the refreshment stand. The Hampton Arts painting referred to above has been relocated to the lobby wall facing the street. Other new, semi-bizzare images adorn, what would be, the exterior wall of the auditoriums. With the new seats capacity is 279 and 277.
Thanks. Interesting. Bizarre. But at least the auditorium remains intact.
Valid point, but a long time in coming (December 2008). No real action on this listing. Would you have the answer to my September 2009 question that I posed to Bryan?
what is EXPANDED about the Naro? It’s still a single screen. The seating capacity has not changed. According to an earlier posting after the renovation the screen size was reduced. Could somebody enlighten me?
Never heard of Loew’s 46th street. I wonder if the caption in the show was wrong about it being in NY. The Proctor’s photo was interesting because it appears as tho there were a lot of windows in the auditorium.
Tinseltoes, maybe you should get a PR job with the Music Hall.
I truts, then, that you will do the honors of adding this to the site.
I remember reading someplace many years ago that seating was 6,400.
Nice to see a full shot of the theatre with the marquee intact before they modified it and before it was hit several times by trucks. It would be nice, however, to see a picture with the original incandescent lit marquee
And will you be sharing it with us?
Westbury was the last on Long Island. There are still some upstate and in Ct. They’re more popular in other parts of the country.
John, both the Queens, adjacent to Springfield Blvd, and the Community, a few blocks further west on Jamaica Av, have functioned as churches for a number of years. The Queens looked far the worst so it’s good that they’re working on it. Also, if you look at the postings for the Queens someone mentioned a while back that they thought the fire escapes were being removed. Inasmuch as the seating capacity of the balcony was probably more than the orchestra I would wonder about the future of the building.
Go to Duffy Square and get a half priced ticket to a LIVE Broadway show for not much more than movie admission and snacks.
How about slow mail? Call me on my cell and I’ll give my address:
631-655-6222. Also, with the plans of the theatre are you able to confirm my basement bathroom recollection?
Nothing to date. Make sure you use lower case
It’s not as memorable a show as the Christmas show. I’ve seen it dozens of time and don’t remember a thing about it.