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Why when I try to enlarge the image do I get a different image?
Link doesn’t work.
Question, PragmaticGuy. Since you are discussing the Regent and trying to post the photos from Newsday why are you doing it on the Bay Shore site rather than the Regent (Boulton Center for the Performing Arts)?
I saw that too and was wondering how to access them for a link. Going to go to the exhibit and see any other pix which Newsday didn’t print of the theatres in town. Didn’t realize the Regent had a vertical. Never did from the time I first saw it in the 1950s.
Starting in August, 1921, the Elite, inconjunction with the Hampton Press, issued a weekly movie guide which provided space for local advertisers. At that time the Elite program changed every day. Children were 10cents at all times. Mondays, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays adults paid 17 cents; a premium of 28 cents for the balcony. Other days and holidays the orchestra was 28 cents and the balcony 33. Those were the days. What can one get for 10, 17, 28 or 33 cents these day?
What were the big “hits” then? How about Tom Mix in “Sky High”, Pearl White in “Any Wife” and Mary Miles Minter in “The Heart Specialist”.
In 1927 the Glynne’s chain took over this theatre which I found odd since their usual venues, such as the Patchogue and Southampton were large. Saw a similar situation with Calderone and the St. James when all the rest of the theatres were large.
Is not the main entrance on Yonge Street, 263?
A lot of recent theatres also didn’t make it twenty years – Brookhaven Multiplex (18), Five Towns, Raceway Cinema, Belair and most of the Jerry Lewis.
Well, the Lyric shown in this ad is in New Jersey. But all these are problematic. In this one they show the Hempstead being in Queens and a Rialto in Riverhead. There never was a Rialto in Riverhead. There was the Capitol which became the Riverhead and the Suffolk. And, while I’m throwing names around, there used to be a Lyric in Oyster Bay which subsequently became the Oyster Bay.
When I ssw the Strand, many years later, there was no vertical. The marquee was one of those modern boxy ones and the name was in neon. I seem to recall the Lefferts being that way. It’s something for this theatre you can get the old but not the new. I’ve been trying to get the old for the Bellerose but only the new seems to be out there. Also, Warren had a photo of Century’s Huntington Station, poor and from a book. Did he pass that along to you?
Many theatres never did weekday matinees. In the day Century always had continuous performances from 1PM. In the end this policy was abandoned and matinees were only on weekends. The Regal multiplex in Ronkonkoma doesn’t do matinees. I don’t imagine too many theatres do.
From my childhood days, many years ago, I remember that Prudential, which pretty much ruled Suffolk County didn’t do weekday matinees except in the Summer if it was raining. I always thought that was interesting.
Columbia Pictures donated the opening night film, “The Finest Hours”, based on the life of Winston Churchill. It was the first time it was shown on Long Island.
But just NAROly
Century leased the Albemarle for many years. See earlier in the thread. They specifically built the Rialto.
Not the only Century to have them. Wonder what became of them.
The Plainview didn’t have a balcony but a stadium rear section. The office complex is quite nice. There are actually three levels off a central atrium.
The twin theatres were not at the front of the shopping center. On SOB Road the only thing you saw was the pylon. If the supermarket is where the original theatres were, the stores on SOB Road must have also been torn down, or at least the rear walls demolished and expanded.
I question whether that is the Morton Village in the picture. The auditorium ran parallel to Old Country Road. I don’t remember the entrance being positioned on the shopping center side, which this would have to be, since the entrance was on the east end. There were also trees on Old Country Road. I also don’t remember the building being white.
I don’t know at what point the Victory was Skouras but I do know that it was an independent in the 1950s when I first became aware of it. Newspaper ads were always independent of the Skouras group ads.
In the street view photo, the right hand portion of the building in the rear, that with the squared entrance portico, is the former Bethpage. That is exactly where the entrance to the theatre was. Hopefully when RSB takes some pictures they’ll include the vertical ribbing in the rear and the jutting section which housed the AC. The new facade they put on the building when they added the extension to the left and added windows totally obliterates any “theatre” look. Even in the day, there was no marquee, only a pylon.
Correction to my 12/26 posting. The old theatre was as the right of the Medical/Professional Building. At the far right you can see the jutting part of the building which housed the AC. Although the facade facing Hempstead Turnpike is flat, you can see the typical “ribbing” on the back wall. The building extension, to the east, does not have the “ribbing”.
The Mall management probably has forgotten about it. It’s sort of blends in with the background (which probably also has kept down vandalism).
So I presume the theatre survived beyond the earthquake. Now Cordova’s claim to fame is 24 feet of snow with another 18 inches expected.
No, No No. When you put the Queens in it just confuses the situation. Previously, half of the Queens theatres on CT had the Queens disignation, with or without the actual village. A special purge was done so that only the Queens Village theatres, the Queens and Community, would access when you input Queens. Rather than posting this problem here you have to contact CT directly. They don’t monitor the comments for fixes. Go to “about” and follow the prompts.
The middle child was also on Second, just west of the third, on the north side of the street. Don’t have enough information to do a posting. I was trying to back track on this one to find when it began to get a time frame for number 2. There was not a mention of this one closing in the paper. Looked through a lot of microfilm to find beginning and ending dates. Maybe down the road I’ll get lucky