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robboehm commented about Seaford Cinemas 8 on Jun 24, 2010 at 11:44 pm

Re Ken’s 2009 posting the Bar Harbour Theatre opened in the Bar Harbour shopping center. It has it’s own blurb on CT.

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robboehm commented about Plaza Theatre on Jun 23, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Now that this is cleared up maybe we should shift to the Granada site for any additional info on that theatre. I put one comment there today and am researching something else.

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robboehm commented about Radio City Music Hall on Jun 23, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Point of order Tinseltoes. After Alaska and Hawaii entered the union the total number of states is 50.

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robboehm commented about Plaza Theatre on Jun 22, 2010 at 9:07 pm

I didn’t question them about the sloping floor and they didn’t volunteer anything. I did get a few more bits on the Granada which I put on that site. If you notice in the heading of the Granada it specifically mentions Two Guys.

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robboehm commented about Plaza Theatre on Jun 22, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Georgy Girl – spoke to Hans and his wife and they only remember Two Guys. Any chance the Two Guys were Jackie and Jerry?

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robboehm commented about Radio City Music Hall on Jun 21, 2010 at 6:39 am

Love the clip NYer, never saw the movie.

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robboehm commented about Bay Shore Theatre on Jun 18, 2010 at 8:36 pm

I gather that posting is a no no because of space constraints. The preferred method is to load them onto your Flikr, or whatever account, and link them.

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robboehm commented about Granada Theater on Jun 15, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Possibilities – I checked my book it’s Hans Hemke. There are two copies of his two books in the Patchogue Library. One each in regular circulation and one each as reference in the LI Room. He has a listed phone number so you can also contact him directly.

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robboehm commented about Granada Theater on Jun 15, 2010 at 9:55 pm

Georgy Girl, Lost Memory has been lost to CT for some months. You’ll have to rely on my contact with Hans.

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robboehm commented about Granada Theater on Jun 15, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Hans Lemke wrote two books on Patchogue. The above information came from photos of newspaper clippings he sent me which didn’t make it into the book. He is a single great resource on Patchogue. You should contact him.

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robboehm commented about Plaza Theatre on Jun 14, 2010 at 6:21 am

Georgy Girl, Hans actually wrote two books. Neither addresses what happened to the Granada. In fact neither mentions the Granada. I was in touch with him and he gave me some photos of newspaper pieces on the theatre, including a photo. Next time I speak to him I’ll ask about Jack and Jerry’s.

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robboehm commented about Plaza Theatre on Jun 12, 2010 at 7:47 am

I realize that the AID auto store was not a theatre. I said so. What I also said is that if any building looked like a theatre it was this one. I have no knowledge of the store Georgy Girl is talking about. We agreed that the auto store she was talking about had probably been the Granada Theatre because of the location and the sloping floor.

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robboehm commented about Plaza Theatre on Jun 11, 2010 at 8:12 am

Don’t “do” Patchogue that often. Don’t know the CVS reference.

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robboehm commented about Plaza Theatre on Jun 10, 2010 at 11:31 pm

Georgy Girl the Granada was on the south side of West Main. I think the auto store you’re referring to is just west of 112 on the north side of the street. From the exterior it looks like it had been a movie theatre. I have been assured that it was not.

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robboehm commented about Plaza Theatre on Jun 10, 2010 at 8:12 am

Georgy Girl there is nothing at the Multiplex site other than the pylon and a fence. What’s going on behind is an unknown. Is the building still there? Is something else being built?

Also my memories go back further to the Granada which, even when I was a child was closed. See CT for details. The court complex is on or about that site.

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robboehm commented about Farragut Theatre on May 31, 2010 at 8:13 am

Odd that a company which, until many years later, was exclusively Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island should purchase Manhattan office space.

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robboehm commented about AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex on May 30, 2010 at 12:22 pm

Although the Century affiliation is alluded to in conjunction with RKO, it should be pointed out that Century originated this house; one of two ventures off Long Island, including the Richmond on Staten Island. I also saw an add for a Century’s Dayton (Ohio) but don’t know if was part of the East Coast Century chain or the West Coast one.

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robboehm commented about Farragut Theatre on May 30, 2010 at 12:14 pm

When Century issued it’s movie Guides, the Farragut Theatre Building was listed as the point of origin. I seem to recall the editor as A.A. Hovell. There were the Brooklyn, Northern Queens and Eastern Queens-Long Island editions. Were Century headquarter also in this building? In later years they were headquartered in the Community Theatre Building and then, subsequently, in their own, free standing building on Verbena Avenue in Floral Park.

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robboehm commented about Radio City Music Hall on May 30, 2010 at 12:07 pm

And don’t forget live shows such as Gotta Get Away. I remember a Broadway stage actress, I think her name was Allison Reed, being onstage alone, picture that, doing these little ballet grande jete leaps, for some reason or other. They also used the screen for some travel footage.

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robboehm commented about Commack Multiplex Cinemas on May 28, 2010 at 9:57 am

It also killed the RKO Twin and the Mayfair.

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robboehm commented about Waldorf Theater on May 19, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Unfortunately too many of the photos on CT are sad

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robboehm commented about Radio City Music Hall on May 19, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Sacreligious

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robboehm commented about Strand Theatre on May 16, 2010 at 11:22 pm

Anybody know when they changed the marquee from the original and removed the vertical shown in the pix above? And does anybody have a picture of the new marquee. I remember it as being boxy with Strand in neon letters atop the display portion.

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robboehm commented about Century's Station Theatre on May 11, 2010 at 1:01 pm

The Huntington Station Theatre, that’s what the marquee said, was demolished about the time of, or in conjunction with, an urban renewal project which also resulted in the building of a large, combination, condo and housing project across New York Avenue (on the Western side).

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robboehm commented about Hampton Arts Cinema on May 8, 2010 at 12:10 am

Haven’t been there for a while, but am happy to report the new seats are in. Nothing fancy but functional. Walls look in good repair. I see no change in the “box office” or the refreshment stand. The Hampton Arts painting referred to above has been relocated to the lobby wall facing the street. Other new, semi-bizzare images adorn, what would be, the exterior wall of the auditoriums. With the new seats capacity is 279 and 277.