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That auditorium looks so wide; how was it divided for the triplex, and then where were the other two added screens?
Two photos added
There are Orpheum theaters coast to coast, I’m not sure this is the little one on Second Avenue…
A photo of the screening room would be appreciated.
Two photos from their Facebook page added to photos
I just spotted this theater in a new Sprint commercial
Donald, watch this episode of Undercover Boss and then call the mayor. She wants to improve Gary; share your ideas with her.
There’s an extremely quick shot of the vintage marquee in the recent Undercover Boss set in Gary, at about the six minute mark.
There was a quick shot of the marquee on a recent Undercover Boss set in Gary, at about 30 minutes in.
Four new photos added December 18, 2016.
November 23, 2016
I think the overview paragraphs need an updating…
So, is this place start of the art, or a fading dump?
I wonder how business is, now that the Alamo Drafhouse has opened down the road a bit…
Any news? It’s been about 20 months since the announcement…
Orlando, you’re one of the few voices here that I trust, so this does seem like very promising news.
I wonder what was to become of the theater already in that shopping center, i.e., AIT’s Mayfair which apparently lasted until 1984.
hdtv267 is not the annoying one here, although his responding to every asinine post can get a little tiring.
This is not a blog about current attractions, ticket sales, etc. Please find somewhere else to discuss those matters…
Excerpt from the NY Times review dated April 26, 1941:
The Rialto is following tradition this week in celebrating a quarter of a century of purveying movies to the public with a new screen-and-squeal item, “The Black Cat,” a comedy thriller suggested by a Poe short story…
Robert, you are a true “cinema treasure.” Thanks for some inside lowdown on one of our favorite houses.
How about the “Now Open” ad posted on photos page 11…?
Here’s the text of the WordOnTheShore article posted by fred1 on October 17, 2016:
OCEAN TOWNSHIP: The town’s movie theater will definitely be reopening…but exactly when is anybody’s guess.
Cine Grand Middlebrook, a movie theater located at 1502 Route 35 in Ocean Township, is currently closed for renovations and has been since February.
After months of seeing no work being done at the site and no updates from the theater’s Facebook page, a post was made yesterday.
“We are aware that this project has taken longer than hoped for,” the post states. “However, we find it in the best interests of both ourselves and the customers to handle it meticulously.”
The post states that the theater will be reopening “sooner” than people think and that the owners do have a set opening date.
After initially trying to remain open during the renovation process, the decision was made to close, renovate, and then re-open the newly-renovated theatre.
The exact details of the renovations are not clear but a response to a Facebook comment stated that they will include, “significantly more lobby space, vastly improved lighting and seating and a very unique ambiance.”
“We are not redecorating, we are truly remodeling this old thing,” the response states.
Cine Grand, a Netherlands-based international movie theater chain, began leasing the theater in 2014, after Bow Tie Cinemas allowed its lease to expire.
This building, recently housing offices, was badly damaged in a nearby gas explosion. According to the Chicago Tribune:
“Among buildings damaged by the blast was a historic century Opera House that now houses offices; it was among three buildings condemned because they are beyond repair, Canton police chief Rick Nichols said.”
Here is the text of the NY Post article:
Headline: Luxury multiplex will dress up drab 62nd Street corner
Author: Steve Cuozzo
Text: It’s a Hollywood ending for the B-movie corner of First Avenue and East 62nd Street.
Mexico City-based Cinemex, the world’s sixth-largest movie theater chain, will launch a luxury multiplex at Edison Properties’ 400 E. 62nd St., also known as 1124 First Ave., The Post has learned. It will be the first in the city for Cinemex, which has nearly 300 theaters in Mexico.
The just-signed, 50,000 square-foot lease on six floors is on the site of a former Clearview multiplex, which closed in 2013. The space on the Upper East Side’s southeastern fringe has been vacant ever since. With no stores at the southeast corner of First Avenue and 62nd Street — only a Manhattan Mini Storage outpost — the sidewalk can be lonely even in the daytime.
But that’s about to change — construction of the new multiplex is to begin soon.
We reported last February that Cinemex was among movie theater operators interested in the lower levels of 28 Liberty St., the downtown skyscraper previously known as Chase Plaza. The company has been scouting other Manhattan locations as well.
Terms of the East Side deal were not immediately available. CBRE senior VP Michael Kadosh and associate Jesse Wolff represented the landlord and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s Jeffrey Roseman and Marc Frankel repped Cinemex.
The new Cinemex is expected to provide a luxury movie-going experience complete with reserved, plush seats and high-end food service. CBRE’s Kadosh said, “With reserved seating and dining, Cinemex means the days of waiting on a long line to get into a movie on the Upper East Side are over.”
News of the opening may hearten film-lovers who still enjoy seeing new releases in a full-scale theater. The city has lost numerous screens in the past few years, including Midtown’s legendary Ziegfeld, which closed earlier this year.