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robboehm commented about Loew's Valencia Theatre on Oct 19, 2012 at 6:38 am

I saw her appear in Let it Ride on Broadway. Also it’s interesting to note that she is buried in Farmingdale, as are a number of other celebrities.

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robboehm commented about Fox Kew Gardens Theatre on Oct 18, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Always the possibility of a post office reassignment. Case in point, the Bellerose used to be in Bellerose before the small Nassau County strip in which it was located was reassigned to Floral Park. As far as the ribbon is concerned Ken explained sometime back that the ribbon was established when the theatre was added to CT and cannot be changed.

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robboehm commented about AMC Fantasy 5 on Oct 10, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Must be the case with the Shore in Huntington. They should spend a couple of bucks ‘cause you drive right past it at night since is no marquee. Will all the changes of ownership they should just put up the theatre names.

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robboehm commented about RKO Alden Theatre on Oct 7, 2012 at 5:11 am

What’s wrong with that? We need more photos and less of some of the comments.

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robboehm commented about Whitman Theatre on Oct 3, 2012 at 4:15 pm

And what happened to those masks? A number of the later, smaller shopping center theatres had them. If I remember correctly, the Glen Oaks, York and Whitman for sure. Don’t remember the Morton Village and was never in the Park East or Five Towns.

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robboehm commented about Brandon Cinemas 2 on Sep 25, 2012 at 7:38 am

Remember being able to see a bit of the marquee from the LIRR train each day (also could see the back of and a bit of the marquee of the then Austin from the same vantage point.

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robboehm commented about Humber Cinema on Sep 23, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Then, presumably, the name is other than Humber Cinema.

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robboehm commented about Continental 3 on Sep 22, 2012 at 9:38 am

I just checked back. I see no duplicate listing for this theatre. At one time there was a Continental a short distance away from this now known as the Brandon Cinemas.

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robboehm commented about Continental 3 on Sep 22, 2012 at 9:29 am

Tinseltoes. Obviously you didn’t read the comment the webmaster, Ken Roe, addressed to you, in part, on the Community Twin site. The top ribbon was created at the time the theatre was entered on CT from sources which may not have been correct. There is no way of making the correction. So there is no point in reporting this problem on a theatre by theatre basis.

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robboehm commented about Community Twin Theatre on Sep 19, 2012 at 8:07 am

Thanks for the clarification and your hard work on behalf of CT

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robboehm commented about Community Twin Theatre on Sep 18, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I take exception to your comments about updates. Maybe they do better now then in the past, I’m not nearly involved as I used to be. I’ve been after them for years about the small window they allow for comments to be viewed. Under the last update they brought it to 100, a far cry from what’s available for updates or new theatres. Plus, they don’t have the status on the comments page. You have to go to the individual theatres to look for them. When they went to the new format there were a myriad of problems, including dropped theatres ( which they say didn’t happen, but I know otherwise ). My favorite was they would pick a word such as grand used in the description of a theatre and then pick up that theatre if you looked up “Grand”. A number of theatres were designed by the folks that did RCMH and this was noted in their blurb. So if you entered RCMH you got something like 25 inappropriate entries. They also lost some comments along the way, including a couple of mine. Sometimes this is evident if you are looking for the 18 or whatever comments purported to be for a given theatre and come up short if you actually do the count. But it’s better than nothing, although I wonder, down the road who from the younger generation will really care.

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robboehm commented about Community Twin Theatre on Sep 17, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Tinseltoes. It’s really a lost cause trying to get headings and nearby theatres fixed. Reporting it on the theatre site probably doesn’t do any good since, I sure, that the webmaster doesn’t look at the postings.

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robboehm commented about Kings Theatre on Sep 16, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Maybe the name should be changed to Former Cinema Treasures since more than 2/3 of the entries are no longer functioning in that capacity and a goodly portion of those have been demolished or are just slowly crumbling, with some help from the locals.

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robboehm commented about Colony Theatre on Sep 7, 2012 at 8:15 pm

And per my comment on the Jackson this is an ongoing problem. And just look at the nearby theatres listed. The Cameo was on Steinway Street in Astoria!!!

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robboehm commented about Jackson Heights Cinema on Sep 7, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Don’t depend on nearby theatres to be correct. I’ve complained about this before. What’s even wilder is when it says there are NO theatres and more than a half dozen exist. They have made attempt to fix this nor have they responded to my several comment to the webmaster.

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robboehm commented about Bay Shore Theatre on Aug 30, 2012 at 7:41 pm

George, are you the George I know from Cabaret?

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robboehm commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Aug 29, 2012 at 10:51 am

At one time there was major confusion on CT about the listings for theatres in the Borough of Queens. Some showed the community name, some had the community and Queens, so just showed Queens. Queens is unique, along with Staten Island (Borough of Richmond), where there are distinct community identies rather than “sections”. At my request these Queens entries on CT were listed, uniformly, under their community, post office, identities. Accordingly, only the Queens and Community Theatres in Queens Village would be accessed by inputting “Queens”, excepting, of course, other locations in the world such as Queensland, Australia.

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robboehm commented about Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts on Aug 26, 2012 at 1:26 pm

The physical structure appears to be in good shape; the financial is another story. They are trying to raise funds to keep the place open. I think they need something like a quarter million.

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robboehm commented about Hollywood Theatre on Aug 26, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Mr. Paul Muni. That wasn’t too common.

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robboehm commented about Greenport Theatre on Aug 19, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Seasonal is the word. Come Labor Day they’ll close. Then they’ll reopen in mid June. They don’t make any attempt to extend the season. For Pete’s sake the Montauk has a much longer season and a much smaller potential clientele. Even Sag Harbor is now open year ‘round. This is a boon for the folks on Shelter Island. All they have to do is drive to the ferry slip on their side and walk a couple of blocks to the theatre when they get into Greenport.

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robboehm commented about AMC Empire 25 on Aug 15, 2012 at 10:34 am

The old legit Empire was never air conditioned. I remember during the run of Wish You Were Here, they brought in dry ice to put in front of the fans.

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robboehm commented about Cinema Arts Centre on Aug 12, 2012 at 6:57 pm

The folks at Cinema Arts are helping the fledgling Plaza Media and Arts Centre in Patchogue getting established.

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robboehm commented about Garden Theater on Aug 12, 2012 at 6:49 pm

The article shows the Garden as being on Webster Av. The Garden referred to above shows Jamaica Av. I know a number of name changes occurred in Queens but I was not aware that Jamaica Av. was one of them. There was also a Garden in Springfield Gardens. But, I believe, there is a Webster Av. in the Bronx.

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robboehm commented about Nautilus Theater on Aug 12, 2012 at 6:31 pm

According to the Long Beach, NY Historical Society the Castle Theatre was specifically built as a performance venue for dance couple Vernon and Irene Castle. They say it was only used for live performances until it was converted into a bathhouse and later burnt down.

However, since the text of the trade report refers to a “picture” being shown, the name of which appears on the marquee in the photo, I tried, unsuccessfully to find a reference to a 1929-1930 film of that title. I contacted the Historical Society representative, referring him to the article and requesting that a further check be made.

Incidentally, many years ago I saw a reference to a theatre in Long Beach which was near the boardwalk (none of the three currently on CT). No name was given. I wonder if it was the Castle. Don’t have a Long Beach map to check that out.

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robboehm commented about Massapequa Drive-In on Jul 29, 2012 at 6:21 pm

A case of worth more dead than alive. It was not a particularly impressive drive in.