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Re Ken’s 2009 posting the Bar Harbour Theatre opened in the Bar Harbour shopping center. It has it’s own blurb on CT.
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.
Point of order Tinseltoes. After Alaska and Hawaii entered the union the total number of states is 50.
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.
Georgy Girl – spoke to Hans and his wife and they only remember Two Guys. Any chance the Two Guys were Jackie and Jerry?
Love the clip NYer, never saw the movie.
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.
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.
Georgy Girl, Lost Memory has been lost to CT for some months. You’ll have to rely on my contact with Hans.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t “do” Patchogue that often. Don’t know the CVS reference.
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.
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.
Odd that a company which, until many years later, was exclusively Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island should purchase Manhattan office space.
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.
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.
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.
It also killed the RKO Twin and the Mayfair.
Unfortunately too many of the photos on CT are sad
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.
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).
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.