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robboehm commented about Walter Kerr Theatre on Nov 4, 2009 at 5:59 pm

And, if I remember correctly, from the AT This Theatre column in a Playbill for one of the shows I saw there, the theatre was built in record time, only a couple of months. That’s hard to believe, even for just the shell.

From the posting there is no indication that this theatre ever showed a movie – it was legit, radio, tv, children’s theatre and legit again. So why is it on the Cinema Treasures site? Are we now going to carry every Broadway and Off Broadway Theatre that ever was?

A great source of “Lost Broadway Theatres” is a book of that same name. The difference there is theatres are generally shown when they were intact, in use, as opposed to so many on CT which are linked to really depressing pictures of derelect buildings.

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robboehm commented about Montauk Movie on Nov 2, 2009 at 9:49 pm

According to the manager the season is generally April to October but others factors may influence those dates, particularly the availability of a film that he particularly wants to screen. He also said the theatre goes back to the 70’s which surprises me.

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robboehm commented about Plaza Theatre on Nov 1, 2009 at 6:52 pm

UGH. The one thing I hate about too many of the picture links is shots like this. The trashed marquee. The boarded up facade, etc. etc..How did it get so trashed? There are other theatres that closed that have remained fairly pristine.

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robboehm commented about Plaza Theatre on Nov 1, 2009 at 1:26 am

What are the chances of getting inside before they do and, possibly, getting some memorabilia?

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robboehm commented about Bell Theatre on Oct 23, 2009 at 8:55 pm

According to the caption on the photo posted by ken mc on February 10, 2008 the auditorium burned down in the mid 60s.

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robboehm commented about Radio City Music Hall on Oct 13, 2009 at 8:25 am

And the price should still be ninety cents for the first show of the day.

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robboehm commented about Sag Harbor Cinema on Oct 9, 2009 at 4:50 pm

Great pictures. Never had occasion to be inside. Never thought it would be so sleek.

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robboehm commented about Amity Theatre on Oct 5, 2009 at 9:48 pm

To gfm8959. The Amity was in the on the right hand side of the strip mall. I believe it was at the end of the building. If my mind serves me correctly, the shopping center was levelled and all was built anew. The left hand side with the Pathmark had a Grand Union, which was about the last tenent in the center. The Apple Bank, if that’s still there, was an add on to the center and was all that remained during the many years when Breslin never got his act together and built the new center. That was a big issue. It dragged on for years.

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robboehm commented about Plaza Theatre on Sep 30, 2009 at 3:25 pm

The community has been trying to get rid of it for years but the owner keeps it as some sort of tax hedge.

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robboehm commented about Bellerose Theater on Sep 30, 2009 at 9:32 am

I’m not getting any mail from you at all. The only reason I’m responding to this is I got the notice from CT that someone had responded, etc.. And I’m getting a lot of other Email so I’m in a receiving mode. If you didn’t get the dreaded Daemon, where did it go. A thought, if you are willing to give me your EMail I’ll send a note to you and you can reply with photos and beat the system.

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robboehm commented about Brookhaven Theater on Sep 29, 2009 at 9:46 pm

Am I not correct in my presumption that the Sayville Theatre was virtually identical to the Brookhaven?

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robboehm commented about Bellerose Theater on Sep 29, 2009 at 7:21 pm

nothing

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robboehm commented about Bellerose Theater on Sep 29, 2009 at 4:44 pm

didn’t get it

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robboehm commented about Bellerose Theater on Sep 29, 2009 at 1:29 pm

There is a way to put things on this site but I’m not a techie. If you have the capability to EMail then you have sufficient tools to add a photo to this site, that much I know. If you’d like to send me a personal copy I’m

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robboehm commented about Bellerose Theater on Sep 29, 2009 at 12:56 pm

kitnoir could you also share the photo with the rest of us. The Bellerose was my home theatre for more than 25 years before I moved east.

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robboehm commented about Bellerose Theater on Sep 28, 2009 at 8:19 pm

What I’d like to see is a photo of the original marquee, that big boxy affair with hundreds of yellow incandescent running lights and the red and orange in the front.

Of course a ‘78 photo would be nice because the new marquee would not have been trashed by that truck.

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robboehm commented about Island Cinemas on Sep 24, 2009 at 11:03 pm

They’ve got something new – “Church at the Movies”. They even have a van to transport people. I went past last Sunday and they really had a crowd. I wonder if films do as well.

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robboehm commented about Mayfair Theatre on Sep 21, 2009 at 10:42 pm

Thanks Warren. Now, I’ll go back to the Library page – I see they haven’t corrected the address yet – to see what components you picked up to achieve the link and then I’ll try one of my own.

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robboehm commented about Astor Theatre on Sep 14, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Aw, come on. That’s almost as bad as having a birthday cake for Jesus on Christmas eve which we do in my church.

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robboehm commented about Nauvoo Theatre on Sep 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Very interesting film. But, what I don’t understand is why is the theatre still intact and yet it’s listed as a restaurant. From the photo posted by Lost Memory it appears that the auditorium is to the left of the restaurant. Were there multiple auditoriums and the one now houses the restaurant? The posting says single screen. Bryan, could you clarify this please.

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robboehm commented about Showcase Cinema de Lux Legacy Place on Sep 11, 2009 at 9:56 pm

So Dan, why do you presume this is the last National Amusements megaplex? Their financial condition, the economy, all the other factors which will eventual reduce the number of theatres? It would seem that Clearview is the only healthy company out there. They have a reputation for improving any property they acquire – maybe that’s the key. Tney acquire – I don’t think they do much or any building.

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robboehm commented about Steinway Theatre on Sep 6, 2009 at 7:56 pm

I was a teenager when the closed theatre was converted to retail space – I believe it was Lerner’s. I tried to see what remained of the old theatre through the construction. If my recollection is correct the entire facade of the building was removed. Also, in later years I remember standing on Steinway Street and looking back at the building reinforcing my theory that there was a whole new facade. But that was 50 years ago.

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robboehm commented about Radio City Music Hall on Sep 5, 2009 at 10:44 am

Were you ever there when both organs were in operation. Of all the many times I was there I was surprised, on one occasion, when a second organ was revealed. My favorite things were always the elevators. I remember one show when, after it finished playing, the orchestra did not sink into the pit, as usual, but was transported to the back of the stage and raised again to preside over the action. It eventually disappeared only to reappear at the usual location. Very impressive for a young child – or even an adult.

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robboehm commented about Movie theatre directory ads going the way of the dinosaur on Aug 26, 2009 at 10:01 pm

On Long Island I used to rely on mailings from the theatre chains themselves. Century had three groupings of theatre directories which came every other week – Northern Queens, Brooklyn, and Queens, Nassau and Suffolk. Prudential also had a Long Island Guide. I saved examples of these for more than 20 years only throwing them out when I moved a few years ago. Who knew I’d hook up with this site where such items are treasured. I still have some clipped Century ads, however, which for some reason, made the cut.

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robboehm commented about Globe Theatre on Aug 26, 2009 at 9:54 pm

After seeing photos like this I almost think I’d prefer the building demolished. I always feel for abandoned buildings but they seem to stand more of a chance for revalization than one of the thousands of shuttered theatres. The Patchogue Plaza is the most glaring Long Island example.