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Added photo from old postcard image.
Added a photo showing usage as retail
Posted a photo from the Kings Park Heritage Museum collection.
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.
New seats are being installed as I key this in. Don’t know what it will do to the capacity since they look substantial.
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.
Maybe he could also pick up the Liberty. The auditorium is still a void but some sort of eatery uses the lobby.
That’s an unusual concept.
Well, Jeff, since the Wadsworth isn’t on CT please do the honors.
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.
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.
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.
I’ll have to check that out when I’m in the area tonight. It was still around at Christmastime.
Thanks, Joe. Hopefully the Vogue will be updated for the AKA and you will insert the other?
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.
Another one of the, seemingly, common changes in management from Loews to Century.
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.
How does that photo compare with the one in the photo section above? That is a modified hump back with just the “Avalon”.
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.
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?
When the Quartet was about to open they had an “open house” for the public.
Surprisingly good condition. At least as a furniture store it’s assured that the roof is in tact.
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.
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.
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.