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robboehm commented about Former NY Movie Palaces on Jun 5, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Only about a half of the 19 could remotely be considered having been palaces. Strangely, none of the examples shown are now supermarkets. Be interested to know the breakdown of former theaters as churches, Modell’s, super drug stores, supermarkets, etc.

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robboehm commented about Variety Theatre on May 27, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Can you get the photos on this site. Flickr accounts tend to be unavailable in time.

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robboehm commented about Commack Multiplex Cinemas on May 26, 2013 at 7:27 pm

See my April 7th comment. The last of it bit the dust that day. Now the phoenix (Lowes) is rising from the ashes.

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robboehm commented about Adonis Theatre on May 26, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Prostitutes on the east side near the big Post Office. All the way down 8th Av. to Penn Station. Madison Square Park was a good place for drugs.

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robboehm commented about Edwards Theatre on May 13, 2013 at 7:07 am

If they specifically mentioned Edwards and several movies these would probably have been used as advertising in the various local stores rather than as something in the lobby where there was usually a poster from the motion picture distributor. That was quite the common practice for the Prudential Circuit here on Long Island. They probably also have the word or a phrase using Prudential. They would be a welcome addition to this site. Rather than posting them on the thread where you’d need a link to a photo account, just put them in the photo section of the heading. There are instructions on CT if you go to About from the home page.

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robboehm commented about Edwards Theatre on May 12, 2013 at 8:09 pm

I would think just knowing the year each of the films was released would suffice. Will you be sharing these with us?

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robboehm commented about Soundview Cinemas on May 6, 2013 at 8:54 am

In the day themes were all the rage. In the era of multiplexes it’s a series of boxes for about 20 years until they tear them down. It’s all part of the leasing rather than building ones own.

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robboehm commented about Whitman Theatre on May 4, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Century had obviously unloaded a number of theatres because when it reopened the Bellerose sometime in the late 30s or early 40s that was the 37th. Go to the Bellerose site for particulars.

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robboehm commented about Soundview Cinemas on Apr 27, 2013 at 1:47 pm

If you think the theater is wild check out the web page.

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robboehm commented about Soundview Cinemas on Apr 26, 2013 at 6:11 pm

Isn’t Falaise in the area? Perhaps they’re trying to pay homage to that.

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robboehm commented about AMC Loews Bay Terrace 6 on Apr 23, 2013 at 7:16 pm

And what have been your responses?

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robboehm commented about AMC Loews Fresh Meadows 7 on Apr 21, 2013 at 6:33 am

I’m amazed at the ongoing facilities problems at this site.

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robboehm commented about Shirley Twin Theater on Apr 21, 2013 at 6:32 am

Laura, you wouldn’t happen to have pix to share with us.

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robboehm commented about The Space at Westbury on Apr 21, 2013 at 6:28 am

Looks like a catering hall.

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robboehm commented about St. James Theatre on Apr 19, 2013 at 9:34 am

More strike outs. Contacted the Town of Smithtown Building Department. They only started issuing Certificates of Occupancy in 1946. For this property it was only for subsequent modifications after the theater closed. Contacted the Assessors Office. Their records also begin in 1946. Only new information: the building was 35 x 90 (tiny, particularly for a Calderone property). On the current Tax Map as Section 56; Block 2, Lot 8.

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robboehm commented about Hampton Arts Cinema on Apr 12, 2013 at 10:14 pm

So they said. But the shopping center has been in foreclosure. To do all they want to do is going to take more than a month. You may recall that the original projected opening date was Fall 2012 The Westbury was supposed to be open in March 2012. Still no word. The Suffolk, when it opened last month, was many months late. Islip is supposed to be open by the end of April. Doubt it. There are major problems with that building. The new management said they were going to put $400,000 into it. An informed source told me it would take closer to a million. An earlier newspaper article indicated that the remediation of the real problem would cost more than the value of the building. And Long Beach in general is still a mess.

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robboehm commented about Century's Floral Theatre on Apr 12, 2013 at 1:36 pm

In a series of New York Places which are no more (or something like that) which someone had linked to Facebook there is a picture of the Floral, without the vertical but still with a marquee. Way back when I said the vertical was removed when the marquee had to be modified for the widening of Jericho Turnpike. Also, the marquee in that picture was a modern box, not the incandescent image which I’ve usually seen. Don’t know when the transition was made but even that went when Jericho was widened and the marquee was reduced to a slab with the signboards elevated to the northern and western walls of the theater.

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robboehm commented about Hampton Arts Cinema on Apr 12, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Theater has reopened. Now all that remains are Long Beach (recovering from Sandy), Islip (renovating and under new management, Soundview (renovating and under new management) and the Westbury (renovating as a performing arts center).

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robboehm commented about Commack Multiplex Cinemas on Apr 7, 2013 at 11:22 am

All gone. Only a pile of dirt.

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robboehm commented about Sayville Theatre on Apr 6, 2013 at 8:32 am

The theater, which was located adjacent to and north of the current theater, was demolished almost immediately after the opening of the new one on April 29, 1951. Scroll the image above(which is actually south of the current theater)to see current use of the site.

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robboehm commented about Commack Multiplex Cinemas on Mar 28, 2013 at 8:57 am

That’s the way it is. New theater in (Deer Park), old out. This one killed the Commack Twin and the Mayfair. Did have a longer life than the NA Brookhaven which only lasted eighteen years.

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robboehm commented about Commack Multiplex Cinemas on Mar 28, 2013 at 7:29 am

And the pylon which has the sign about the construction company. Interestingly neither were vandalized.

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robboehm commented about Arcade Theater on Mar 27, 2013 at 10:25 pm

The article in the Utica Observer-Dispatch of November 17, 1949 in which the (1949) fire was reported mentions that the Smalley organization was leasing the theater from Le Richeaux.

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robboehm commented about Arcade Theater on Mar 27, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Joe, there are additional references to the 1932 fire other than the two I’ve quoted. There is also a reference in “your” Rome Sentinel in June, 1933 (could be the 8th but the copy isn’t clear) referring to the fire and the name as Arcade. But there are thousands of entries to scan and the quality of the material is not good. I was able to determine that a candle was to be the means. Only in one article did I found out that the projection booth was the site. Then it made sense. Film, particularly in that day was highly incendiary.

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robboehm commented about Arcade Theater on Mar 27, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Joe, the two articles that I encountered on the 1932 fire in the Utica Observer-Dispatch for 1/26/32 and 10/1/32 referred to the theater as the Arcade. It was actually Mrs. Le Richeux who foiled the plot. I found this theater purely by accident when I was on Fulton History looking to get more information on another theater of the same name. Since I encountered a couple of articles I had enough to create the skeletal information to enter it on CT. Amazing how many Arcade’s there were. Guess it hailed back to the days of the Penny Arcade. If I really want to go crazy I could cross reference all Arcades on CT with those on Fulton History. Sure I could find more to add.