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robboehm commented about Sayville Opera House on Mar 13, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Added photo from old postcard image.

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robboehm commented about Little Neck Theatre on Mar 13, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Added a photo showing usage as retail

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robboehm commented about Park Theatre on Mar 13, 2015 at 3:47 pm

Posted a photo from the Kings Park Heritage Museum collection.

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robboehm commented about Granada Theater on Mar 13, 2015 at 10:49 am

Re my earlier posting. Page 1 of the Long Island Advance (now Patchogue Advance) for July 1, 1965 shows the marquee being removed from the building under the headline “Old landmark gives way to progress”. I’ll see if I can copy and paste it.

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robboehm commented about Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center on Mar 12, 2015 at 4:37 pm

New seats are being installed as I key this in. Don’t know what it will do to the capacity since they look substantial.

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robboehm commented about Northport Theatre on Mar 11, 2015 at 7:00 am

Bloop you’re on the wrong Northport. How about moving all this information to the later Northport, also on CT, which is now a performance space known as the John Engeman.

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robboehm commented about Times Square Theatre on Mar 11, 2015 at 6:57 am

Maybe he could also pick up the Liberty. The auditorium is still a void but some sort of eatery uses the lobby.

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robboehm commented about Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market on Mar 11, 2015 at 6:53 am

That’s an unusual concept.

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robboehm commented about Heights Theater on Mar 4, 2015 at 6:54 pm

Well, Jeff, since the Wadsworth isn’t on CT please do the honors.

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robboehm commented about Rivoli Theatre on Mar 2, 2015 at 7:34 pm

Re several comments back. Maybe going pay for view would be a good idea. Movies come and go without any distribution. Contenders for Golden Globe Big Eyes and Cake had almost zip distribution. Before Academy Awards Birdman was a tough film to find.

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robboehm commented about Bellaire Theatre on Feb 26, 2015 at 6:48 am

I remember someone telling me that there was a water issue with the space. So I was surprised when it became a bowling alley.

Re the comment above, the entrance was at the far west side of the building on Jamaica Avenue. I was never inside so have no idea of the layout. When it became a bowling alley the lanes were at the front of the building parallel to Jamaica Avenue. You could see them from the street or, in my case, from the Long Island Rail Road.

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robboehm commented about Hampton Arts Cinema on Feb 22, 2015 at 1:41 pm

As per prior years, theater closed “For the Winter” in mid-February as the weather, which has been terrible, must have cut into business even with Fifty Shades, Still Alice and American Sniper as the last shows.

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robboehm commented about Whitman Theatre on Feb 18, 2015 at 5:56 am

I’ll have to check that out when I’m in the area tonight. It was still around at Christmastime.

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robboehm commented about New Century Theater on Feb 17, 2015 at 5:51 pm

Thanks, Joe. Hopefully the Vogue will be updated for the AKA and you will insert the other?

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robboehm commented about New Century Theater on Feb 17, 2015 at 6:56 am

This is for Joe- the Elite which you mention in your 2012 comment is not on CT. Could you insert it.

For xsallnow – If you have addresses on these venues you have more than enough to create them on CT. There are many theaters on the site without much more than a name.

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robboehm commented about Linden Theatre on Feb 15, 2015 at 9:54 am

Another one of the, seemingly, common changes in management from Loews to Century.

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robboehm commented about Parkside Theater on Feb 15, 2015 at 9:45 am

During what period was this run by Century? I became interested in movie theaters, particularly Century, in the early 1950s and it was not one of theirs at that time. The only reference I remember to “Parkside” was their theater at Nostrand and Parkside.

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robboehm commented about Avalon Theatre on Feb 13, 2015 at 11:06 am

How does that photo compare with the one in the photo section above? That is a modified hump back with just the “Avalon”.

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robboehm commented about Avalon Theatre on Feb 13, 2015 at 7:12 am

But, as you see, in the heading the name under Loews was not Avalon, which makes it even more strange. There was always an interesting relationship with Century. Loews also built the Manor which became Century’s Vogue. Century built the Prospect in Flushing and leased it to Loews. I think there were a couple of others. At one time Loews was negotiating to acquire Century.

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robboehm commented about Avalon Theatre on Feb 12, 2015 at 12:35 pm

How odd. Although Loews built this theater it was under Century management within the year until it closed. They didn’t think highly enough of it to manage it themselves but honor it down the road?

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robboehm commented about UA Quartet on Feb 10, 2015 at 6:44 am

When the Quartet was about to open they had an “open house” for the public.

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robboehm commented about Loew's 46th Street Theatre on Feb 9, 2015 at 7:25 am

Surprisingly good condition. At least as a furniture store it’s assured that the roof is in tact.

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robboehm commented about New Cinema Playhouse on Feb 6, 2015 at 7:03 am

David, if you read the heading for this theater you will see that it was, at one time, Cinematheque and the address was 125 as in the ad.

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robboehm commented about Whitman Theatre on Feb 6, 2015 at 5:24 am

Of the former Century circuit few of the original buildings remain as theaters, if, at all. As larry indicated, the Franklin. Also the Fantasy and Lynbrook (which was a leased property and due to be demolished for a newer theater) and the Meadows. The Shore location now houses the new Shore.

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robboehm commented about Loew's Paradise Theatre on Feb 5, 2015 at 7:02 am

A lot of these restorations are bogged down in bureaucracy. A lot of money was put into the restoration of the Paramount in Stapleton, Staten Island before red tape shut it down.