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robboehm commented about Century's Floral Theatre on Apr 25, 2015 at 6:58 pm

You have to look in the photos section.

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robboehm commented about Prospect Theatre on Apr 25, 2015 at 3:58 pm

Photo uploaded of marquee in the twin phase.

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robboehm commented about Syosset Triplex on Apr 25, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Photo uploaded with marquee showing Triplex.

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robboehm commented about UA Quartet on Apr 25, 2015 at 3:47 pm

Photo of opening marquee uploaded.

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robboehm commented about Century's Plainview on Apr 25, 2015 at 3:42 pm

Splashy marquee shot for Network uploaded.

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robboehm commented about Park Theatre on Apr 25, 2015 at 3:37 pm

Photo uploaded with Eldee as the first retail tenant. The basic form of the marquee was retained in the signage. The Park, however, never had a vertical, to my knowledge.

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robboehm commented about Loew's Bay Terrace on Apr 25, 2015 at 3:29 pm

Interior photo as single screen space uploaded.

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robboehm commented about Commack Multiplex Cinemas on Apr 25, 2015 at 3:21 pm

Ad from the day uploaded.

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robboehm commented about Bellerose Theater on Apr 25, 2015 at 3:16 pm

Uploaded photo taken after closure from American Classic Images. Marquee is quite beat up at this time. When Jericho Turnpike was widened the front of the marquee was hit several times. The neon around the signage was covered with aluminum and the “A Century Theatre” was removed.

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robboehm commented about Century's Floral Theatre on Apr 25, 2015 at 3:11 pm

Uploaded photo of a later marquee in the 1950s. Note the vertical is gone. Was there until shortly before.

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robboehm commented about RKO Keith's Theatre on Apr 25, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Uploaded day and nighttime photos of the period when a triplex. Didn’t realize the boxy marquee was over the shell of the original humpback/turtle.

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robboehm commented about Nassau Theatre on Apr 24, 2015 at 3:31 pm

1940 ad from Newsday and brief 1939 article announcing the reopening of the former Roosevelt Theater as the modern Nassau uploaded.

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robboehm commented about RKO Keith's Theatre on Apr 19, 2015 at 5:47 pm

Big problem is there is no community push. The thing with Queens, it is the most diversely populated borough with the majority of the people of more recent origin than when the Keith’s was functioning.

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robboehm commented about RKO Keith's Theatre on Apr 19, 2015 at 2:21 am

Some places created auditoriums on the stage area or in dressing rooms. Both present here.

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robboehm commented about Playhouse on Apr 18, 2015 at 2:13 am

There is still talk about preserving it. Just what is left to preserve after all this time? Anybody been in there lately?

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robboehm commented about RKO Keith's Theatre on Apr 18, 2015 at 2:11 am

Not all the proposed projects make it to completion: the Paramount in Stapleton, Staten Island was killed by bureaucracy; the Times Square on 42nd Street reno also died. I agree that it’s encouraging when you hear about some of these projects but I think the Keith’s is just too far gone with no real push.

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robboehm commented about Farmingdale Theater on Apr 18, 2015 at 2:07 am

Orlando, I find it interesting that you mentioned a transfer to the Morton Village. On that site CT contributor longislandmovies said he managed the theater for one night and it was the worst in the Century chain in every aspect.

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robboehm commented about Strand Theatre on Apr 17, 2015 at 3:39 pm

What I find interesting about the Strand, and the neighboring Unqua, is that they were created out of other business structures, while the Opera House, which was located just down the street was never used as a movie venue. It, subsequently was converted into a factory.

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robboehm commented about Unqua Theatre on Apr 17, 2015 at 3:36 pm

What I find interesting about this is that there was an Opera House in Farmingdale before either the Unqua or the Strand were created. Customarily the Opera House became the first venue for movies in a town. The Opera House subsequently became a factory.

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robboehm commented about Unqua Theatre on Apr 17, 2015 at 3:26 pm

I read someplace that the Unqua, too, like the nearby Strand, also started life as something else, a primitive shed-like structure, and was later remodeled. The Wardell Brothers of Amityville, I believe, were responsible for the reincarnation.

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robboehm commented about Playhouse on Apr 16, 2015 at 9:04 pm

Decision put off until May 11th.

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robboehm commented about Farmingdale Theater on Apr 16, 2015 at 6:39 pm

Orlando, I take exception to your deprecating remarks about the patrons. As a resident of Farmingdale I often attended performances there as did members of my church, most of whom had college degrees.

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robboehm commented about Alpine Theatre on Apr 11, 2015 at 10:02 pm

Another view of the marquee as a multiplex uploaded.

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robboehm commented about Pearl Theatre on Apr 11, 2015 at 9:56 pm

Photo of the Pearl in the day uploaded.

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robboehm commented about Balboa Theatre on Apr 11, 2015 at 9:52 pm

Photo of early marquee uploaded.