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robboehm commented about Suffolk Theater on Mar 20, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Like that’s ever going to happen. That’s three pending projects – Suffolk, Islip and the Patchogue Rialto that have grand designs; four if you include Westbury.

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robboehm commented about Another cell phone "innovation:" a movie that calls you on Mar 19, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Just what every movie going experience needs, more phone calls.

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robboehm commented about Another cell phone "innovation:" a movie that calls you on Mar 19, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Just what we need, people intentionally leaving their cell phones on.

Reminds me of a live theatre experience with the unfinished Dickens work, Edwin Drood. The audience voted on who the villain would be and the play ended accordingly. The night I was there the guy in front of me was lobbying for a specific character since he’d experienced all the other possible endings.

Also, if you don’t like the way it’s going can you get a Mulligan? What if some wisea.. gives a response other than the one the screen character is requesting?

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robboehm commented about Parkway Cinemas to close in May on Mar 10, 2010 at 5:37 am

Some years ago the Brookhaven Multiplex closed on Long Island after only 18 years. It’s demise was probably stadium seating and the, so called, deluxe concept, meals, director’s screen rooms – upscale la di dah. And the new theatres are still nothing more than concrete boxes, perhaps colored but legos none the less.

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robboehm commented about Granada Theater on Mar 8, 2010 at 7:24 am

From the archives of the Long Island Advance: In 1933 the Granada had a free admission policy if you presented a one dollar note where the sum of the components of the serial number totalled 52. 37 were received. The next freebie involved pennies from 1921, 1922 and 1923 together. Around the same time the Granada had a continuous performance schedule on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays during the winter. In the summer the schedule was twice daily.

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robboehm commented about Edwards Theatre on Mar 7, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Postcard image

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robboehm commented about Playhouse on Mar 7, 2010 at 3:50 am

When the Playhouse was “alive” they used to advertise “at the foot of Candee Avenue” which was at the Great South Bay in the middle of nowhere. Having done the research the location estate/country club/summer theatre makes sense.

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robboehm commented about Sayville Opera House on Mar 6, 2010 at 4:45 pm

The cost of the Opera House was $12,000. It’s interesting that some of the data at the Sayville Library indicated the Opera House burned down in 1930. Others say 1961. There is also a discrepancy about when pictures were first shown. But one thing I did find out was that the Playhouse Theatre was NOT another name for the Opera House. It was a separate identity. And, as such, I will create a new listing. Incidentally, fires were all too common in Sayville in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s wiping out many historical buildings. At the time of it’s “passing” the Opera House was a bowling alley – quite a come down from the 1922 write up above.

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robboehm commented about Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts on Mar 4, 2010 at 6:19 pm

Almost twenty pages of photos of the Patchogue Theatre are in the book Patchogue in the Twentieth Century by Hans Henke. The photos show the original theatre, playbills, the fire which destroyed he lobby on October 2, 1958 (a temporary entrance was set up on Oak Street), the making of the triplex, the performing arts center, etc..

Mr. Henke’s previous book, Patchogue The Early Years, has photos of the original Unique, the Unique which became the Rialto, the Star Palace and the Lyceum. None of these photos have a link.

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robboehm commented about Plaza Theatre on Mar 4, 2010 at 6:02 pm

And as of March 3, 2010, it still stands as a blot on the community. They’re reconstructing the road around this eyesore.

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robboehm commented about Plaza Theatre on Mar 3, 2010 at 9:03 pm

Structure modified to include retail space and enlargement of the auditorium.

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robboehm commented about Plaza Theatre on Mar 3, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Original structure circa 1917

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robboehm commented about ACT Theatre on Mar 3, 2010 at 11:55 am

Exterior view of the auditorium.

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robboehm commented about ACT Theatre on Mar 3, 2010 at 11:47 am

Let’s try that again – 1986 photo of the Rivoli as the Adelphi Calderone

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robboehm commented about Golden Gate Theatre on Mar 2, 2010 at 5:54 am

Today it worked.

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robboehm commented about Golden Gate Theatre on Mar 1, 2010 at 8:16 pm

The link is already broken

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robboehm commented about The iPhone Palace on Feb 20, 2010 at 12:59 pm

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.

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robboehm commented about Center Moriches Theatre on Feb 16, 2010 at 5:30 am

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.

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robboehm commented about Alba Theatre on Feb 9, 2010 at 5:47 am

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.

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robboehm commented about New Theatre on Jan 26, 2010 at 6:16 pm

I have confirmed that the 4/10/09 image is, in fact, the Park Theatre when it was the Belle Harbor.

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robboehm commented about Montauk Playhouse on Jan 26, 2010 at 3:50 pm

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.

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robboehm commented about Queens Theatre on Jan 25, 2010 at 10:35 am

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.

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robboehm commented about Belle Harbor Twin on Jan 24, 2010 at 7:56 pm

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?

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robboehm commented about New Theatre on Jan 24, 2010 at 3:55 pm

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.

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robboehm commented about Hempstead Theatre on Jan 21, 2010 at 1:03 pm

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.