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Not accessing, Ed. Says the page I’m looking for doesn’t exist.
Pretty dramatic photo in Black and White. Whets the appetite.
Ed it’s nice that you’ve posted current photos but, reviewing the comments, there is not one photo, or link, to see what the theatre looked like in the day. What kind of marquee was there? The interior was supposed to have been nice…….
From what I’ve seen on CT Carmike is an agressive company and, currently, they are not in the northeast.
It’s independent. Clearview wouldn’t want it. They deal with multiple screens. They are supposedly looking for other LI locations. Shame the Islip needs major remediation work for some sort of problem. That would be a good site.
But the upward slope was only for the first seven or so rows so the people wouldn’t have to crane their necks up to see the screen.
As you can see from the youtube video, the main floor is now level, as I mentioned previously. I really think they are limiting their options by taking this action since the building is long and sight lines could be problematic. Obviously, movies will not longer be an option. And there is talk of constructing a movie theatre in town.
Carmike website now shows the Marketplatz Center address referred to by Chuck. Since no one has added this to CT, despite the exchanges above, I will do so, with the hopes that the locals can flesh out the skeletal information available to me.
Theatre is having major financial problems. They need to raise big bucks or else they will close by the end of the year. See the web site for more information.
How may PACs can LI support? WHB is doing well; Patchogue has stuff now and then; Westbury is due to open in the fall, Suffolk (Riverhead) in the spring. And there’s CM and Engelmann and Theatre Three. Arena is history.
According to an article in the May 17, 2012 Westbury Times The Westbury Performing Arts Center will open some time this fall. The theatre will feature a Broadway-sized proscenium stage in front of approximately 400 seats on the main level and 300 on the balcony.
The majority of the performances will be live although it is likely that second run and classic films may be shown.
I would think they should show independent films such as WHBPAC. They shouldn’t need a venue for second run films with the 12 plex down the road and the Silver Scrren Classics at the National Amusements theatres.
And, in that radius, the Plaza in South Jamaica. Don’t sweat the nearby theatres. Many times it says none in 15 miles and there is one down the street. This is something they’ve never fixed.
So Joe, the State is the only theatre on CT in Havre de Grace. From your research you have found additional venues which could be added.
The only real confusion these days is that the Bellerose theatre which was once in Bellerose is now considered Floral Park because the two block deep section of the village in Nassau County was reassigned to the Floral Park post office. As far as the split street situation, 225th Street was where Jericho Turnpike began on the south side of the avenue. Why 225? Because that’s where Nassau County began. Jericho Turnpike was the northern border of the Nassau County portion of what used to be Bellerose. Jamaica Avenue bordered the Queens County portion which ran to Floral Park just past Little Neck Parkway. When Queens County ceased it all became Jericho Turnpike. I don’t remember the actual street but it’s where the Q36 terminated; the end of Queens County.
Should be National Amusements. When they closed the Brookhaven and Commack Multiplexes they boarded them up.
Holten’s had great shakes. They were so full of ice cream that the machine had to strain to liquify the mass. Sitting on a stool here I watched them take down the original vertical that said Loews Triboro to ones which just proclaimed Loews.
And, supplementing my July 9th comment, a large chunck of the facade was covered by an illuminated sign board for the four auditoriums which could easily be read a block away (which was probably the intent since Wall Street is one block west of the main drag.)
Sorry I didn’t know of this venue, which was probably not functioning when I stayed over for a couple of nights. Just one of the many charming buildings in a lovely area where the predominant sound is of many small waterfalls.
On March 23, 1962 Skouras reopened the Beacon with new decor, seating, screen projection and AC and heating. “All designed to provide the ultimate in motion picture viewing for the discriminating audience!” The opening attraction was “A Majority of One” with Rosalind Russell and Alec Guinness. On March 23, 2012 TCM screened the same movie. Serendipity?
The reality is Victory would be an appropriate word to be associated with a church. Victory over death through Christ. In the 2005 photos there are lambs. Christ was the lamb of God. We are his sheep, etc.
The Community and Bellerose used to share prints when they had the same films. Presumably the Argo shared with the Park.
Good photos. Emphasizes the “non-descript box” aspects in the heading.
This is a one screen theatre which books multiple films, as does the Sag Harbor. The recording probably included several films for the weekend including the Iron Lady and the Descendents which continue into next week.
The theory is the last name used is the last name posted. Since there is the cross reference ability you can input either Earle or Eagle and get the theatre. Isn’t is clever how they substituted one letter to achieve the new name rather than devise a whole new one. You can see from the photo in the heading that the “G” doesn’t quite match the surrounding letters.
Ed, click on the word photos at the top. There is a picture of the Kingsway as a chopped up function theatre.
Are there any well maintained theatres out there. I keep these horror show postings of escaltors down, bad projection, poor maintenance.