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Hey, come on guys/gals. How many of you have ever wanted to own/run a movie theatre. Well, here’s your chance. For me it was always changing the titles on the marquee and with this there’s no need to climb a tall ladder. Also ideal for someone into model trains, a functioning theatre in the layout.
Building on the right, the cleaners, is the former theatre. I have not located any links that show the theatre, in the day. However, I do have an image from the book I mentioned in an earlier posting which I’ll have to find out how to get it online, not being a techie type person. Actually, I have photo images of several other theatres which I would also do when I know how.
See my comment for the Center Moriches Theatre. The current tenant, a dry cleaner, has two of these cards on display behind the counter as well as a picture of the theatre and the writeup that I did when creating the entry for CT.
I have confirmed that the 4/10/09 image is, in fact, the Park Theatre when it was the Belle Harbor.
According to a local guide dated many years back, seating was provided using deck chairs. That seems odd. Also to achieve a seating capacity of 350 as quoted above implies a very large room when using deck chairs. Hey, I’m only quoting what was in the book.
That’s what CT seems to be about; depressing photos and bad news. It would be interesting to have some statistics about all the theatres on the site- how many are still operating and how many have been demolished. I would think more of the latter with the bulk of the entries as closed.
There is also an image of this theatre on the So. Ozone Park, Park theatre site dated 12/14/2007 and an image of the Belle Harbor Theatre, which is obviously the Park at a later date, incorrectly linked at the New Theatre site. Anybody here with the expertise to replicate these images on this site?
There is no way the image posted 4/10/09 is the New Theatre when you compare is with the image posted 4/16/09. It has been suggested it is the Park but all the Park links are no longer working. Also it was never posted on the Park site for confirmation, but that wasn’t done. Could you please do so Ken.
It would be interesting to know if any of the interior decor of the theatre remains now that it’s become a church. DMV left the ceiling in tact, I know.
Remember seeing Hiroshima, Mon Amor here
I’m holding my breath on this just like the Islip. Two projects which have bad track records.
I consider what I see on 43rd Street more than an insignificant small section of wall. Check it out for yourself.
Technically, the theatre was not razed. Gutted yes. Joined with the adjacent Apollo yes. When you walk west on 43rd street from Broadway you can see the remains of the ornate exterior Lyric wall. Incidentally, before the 42nd street vitalization project, this exterior wall was cleaned and resurfaced anticipating the revival of the theatre as had been done with the Apollo using 43rd street as the entrance to avoid the blight on 42nd street.
The Apollo returned as a Broadway theatre with On Golden Pond after a renovation which included changing the entrance to 43rd Street to get away from 42nd street which had yet to be revitalized. As a result the lobby was very tiny since it was basically the “secondary lobby” which a few Broadway houses had when they ran from street to street. The Imperial is another one which immediately comes to mind. The 43 street entrance was retained when this became a concert venue. The theatre was never actually demolished. The exterior walls, along with those of the Lyric next door were used in the final Ford Center, now Hilton.
But that still doesn’t address the matter of the Casino which is what the subject of this specific site is supposed to be about. Shelter Island has the Heights, Dering Harbor and Ram Island in addition to the rest of the island. It would be nice to try and pinpoint a location on this good sized island. And where did Lost Memory read about this theatre. That might be a good place to start doing some detective work. The local paper on the Island wasn’t around before WWII; the historical society had no information other than a nightclub or something like that destroyed in a hurricane. Was the theatre adjacent to the Casino or is the name a coincidence?
The a large number of the remaining Broadway theatres have had some film in their history but have yet to be added to the CT roster.
Must have reopened at some point in time, Newsday Movie Timetable for today shows nine current movies playing.
I always remember how Cornell Wilde’s hand and arm looked after his fall; very strangely lit, sort of blue/green spooky.
If you like circus stories, there was an autobiography some years ago by a woman who did some TV called, I believe, “I Love You Honey but the Season’s Almost Over”. Her name was Claussen or something like that. A good read.
Didn’t realize there was an Adam’s Rib prior to the Tracy – Hepburn film.
Michael – please refer to earlier postings which have links to photos of the facade. Unfortunately, none show the original marquee. Incidentally, the Bellerose is in Nassau County if that matters to you as a Queens based organization.
And referencing Bway’s 2004 posting both the Coram and Patchogue Multiplexes on the sites of former drive-in have also closed. You can see the Coram from the road but the Patchogue was never visible from Sunrise Highway. All you can see is the pylon and a fence.
Pylon is still up and not vandalized. Amazing.
Also any bus or the el in Queens along Jericho Turnpike/Jamaica Avenue. Starting in Nassau, Park (New Hyde Park), Floral (Floral Park), Bellerose, Queens and Community in Queens Village, Bellaire, Hollis; Carlton, Valencia, Midway, Alden, Jamaica, Savoy (all in Jamaica with the Hillside off to the right), then on into Woodhaven with the Haven and the Woodhaven, etc..
None of the Long Island venues exist today. The Syosset and Twin South were demolished. The UA 150 was converted into a high end health club.