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robboehm commented about Naro Expanded Cinema on May 1, 2010 at 4:30 pm

what is EXPANDED about the Naro? It’s still a single screen. The seating capacity has not changed. According to an earlier posting after the renovation the screen size was reduced. Could somebody enlighten me?

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robboehm commented about French slideshow of shuttered NY treasures on Apr 29, 2010 at 8:34 pm

Never heard of Loew’s 46th street. I wonder if the caption in the show was wrong about it being in NY. The Proctor’s photo was interesting because it appears as tho there were a lot of windows in the auditorium.

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robboehm commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 26, 2010 at 8:04 pm

Tinseltoes, maybe you should get a PR job with the Music Hall.

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robboehm commented about Opera House on Apr 25, 2010 at 10:08 am

I truts, then, that you will do the honors of adding this to the site.

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robboehm commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 15, 2010 at 8:11 pm

I remember reading someplace many years ago that seating was 6,400.

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robboehm commented about Bellerose Theater on Apr 15, 2010 at 8:09 pm

Nice to see a full shot of the theatre with the marquee intact before they modified it and before it was hit several times by trucks. It would be nice, however, to see a picture with the original incandescent lit marquee

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robboehm commented about Century's York Theatre on Apr 15, 2010 at 5:58 am

And will you be sharing it with us?

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robboehm commented about Hamptons Drive-In on Apr 14, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Westbury was the last on Long Island. There are still some upstate and in Ct. They’re more popular in other parts of the country.

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robboehm commented about Bellerose Theater on Apr 12, 2010 at 10:01 am

John, both the Queens, adjacent to Springfield Blvd, and the Community, a few blocks further west on Jamaica Av, have functioned as churches for a number of years. The Queens looked far the worst so it’s good that they’re working on it. Also, if you look at the postings for the Queens someone mentioned a while back that they thought the fire escapes were being removed. Inasmuch as the seating capacity of the balcony was probably more than the orchestra I would wonder about the future of the building.

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robboehm commented about AMC Loews Kips Bay 15 on Apr 10, 2010 at 5:14 am

Go to Duffy Square and get a half priced ticket to a LIVE Broadway show for not much more than movie admission and snacks.

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robboehm commented about Bellerose Theater on Apr 8, 2010 at 5:19 am

How about slow mail? Call me on my cell and I’ll give my address:
631-655-6222. Also, with the plans of the theatre are you able to confirm my basement bathroom recollection?

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robboehm commented about Bellerose Theater on Apr 7, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Nothing to date. Make sure you use lower case

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robboehm commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 1, 2010 at 8:00 pm

It’s not as memorable a show as the Christmas show. I’ve seen it dozens of time and don’t remember a thing about it.

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robboehm commented about Bellerose Theater on Apr 1, 2010 at 5:40 am

If, in fact, the Bellerose is going to become a church and, if it is not an expansion of the nearby St. Gregory’s and Baptist parishes, it would indicate there has been a major change in the neighborhood. Bellerose is a long established community with Lutheran, Catholic, Episcopalian and Baptist churches within a mile of the site. Of course the proximity to the Cross Island Parkway could be a factor. However, there is only on street parking, a situation which prevented the Bellerose from, logically, becoming a multiplex when single screen theatres became passe.

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robboehm commented about Oyster Bay Theatre on Mar 23, 2010 at 7:08 pm

The proof that the Lyric was laterly known as the Oyster Bay is on the Deer Park Theatre site where someone has linked an ad for the opening of the Deer Park. In the next column is the Oyster Bay (on Audrey Avenue).

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robboehm commented about Island Cinemas on Mar 23, 2010 at 6:55 pm

The seating capacity of the 7 auditoriums is as follows:

1 105

2&4 91
3 111
5 107
6&7 110

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robboehm commented about Bellerose Theater on Mar 22, 2010 at 7:34 am

Kitnoir. I never got that photo you promised me way back when. I’m still I’ve picked up a few computer skills and have actually been able to link photos at various sites to CT theatres. Also, re the FD practice site, when I lived in Bellerose, my father was on the Bellerose Terrace Fire Department. Even when the theatre was open they used it for practice since it was, and probably still is, the tallest building in town.

Also, if you have blueprints can you verify a childhood memory of the rest rooms being located in the basement to the left of the lobby. I seem to recall them being there before they did the grand staircase to the upstairs lounge area.

Also, since there are window indentations in the facade was there ever retail space on the second floor or was that just part of the design, or possibly a plan for a future option (like when the Cross Island Parkway was built they actually had the foresight to design it and the bridges for expansion to three lanes).

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robboehm commented about Suffolk Theater on Mar 21, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Believe it when I see it. Correction on the above – Patchogue Plaza.

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robboehm commented about Unique Theatre on Mar 20, 2010 at 7:49 pm

A picture of the Unique may be found on page 108 of Hans Henke’s “Patchogue, the Early Years”.

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robboehm commented about Star Palace Theatre on Mar 20, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Bway- according to a July 1913 Patchogue Advance article, the Star Palace was not the first theatre in town. The second Unique (laterly Rialto) beat it to the punch. The 1910 date which is mentioned in Hans Henke’s Patchogue the Early Years, and in the heading of this site, seems to be invalidated by the 1913 news article. Mr. Henke’s second book, uses 1913 as the opening date. While the early book contains a photo of the theatre being built and a night time shot, there are no interiors. Apparently, in addition to the race to be first, there was competition for customers. Barkers were at the four corners (Main and Ocean) trying to drum up business (November 21, 1913 Patchogue Advance).

And, just in passing this was the second Star Palace; the first one was at 32 South Ocean Avenue.

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robboehm commented about Granada Theater on Mar 20, 2010 at 7:15 pm

Samuel Savener opened the Granada Theatre in November 1928 with the film “Our Dancing Daughters” which starred Joan Crawford. At it’s inception there were four performances a day from 1-5 PM and from 7-11PM. The gala occasion also featured the Elks band playing outside the theatre from 7-9PM. The November 20, 1928 Patchogue Advance had a picture of the theatre facade accompanying the announcement.

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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.