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dave-bronx™ commented about Central Plaza Cinema on Nov 12, 2009 at 11:27 pm

It was certainly a big coincidence, other than that I couldn’t say. He retired after the merger, and didn’t go back to amc.

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dave-bronx™ commented about Galleria Cinemas on Oct 5, 2009 at 9:12 pm

The buildings in front of the auditoriums were stores. As I recall, the store with the arched windows on the west side of the marquee was some kind of high-end womens clothing store (in the early 1970s). The space btwn the auditoriums and the backs of the stores was alley-ways for the emergency exits out of the theatres, and delivery entrances for the stores. The theatre was sub-divided and always remained within its' original footprint. Originally, the marquee had tall red serif-style neon letters spelling SUNRISE CINEMA on the top edge, above the attraction board. On the E. & W. sides of the marquee were smaller red neon letters spelling just CINEMA. Somewhere along the line they were all removed and the name was incorporated into the attraction board. I don’t know if it was done when it changed to Galleria, or maybe a previous storm took them down while it was still Sunrise.

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dave-bronx™ commented about Plaza Theatre on Oct 2, 2009 at 1:52 pm

That last sentence should read “…because she was AFRAID one or more of…”. sorry…

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dave-bronx™ commented about Plaza Theatre on Oct 2, 2009 at 1:47 pm

When she put on her British accent, she was Alexandra Jones. She was holy terror to work for – at one point she was going through three assistant managers a week and had a revolving door for the staff, too. Had to have the armed security guard walk her home every night because she was one or more of the multitudes she fired would kill her.

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dave-bronx™ commented about Galleria Cinemas on Sep 28, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Sunrise Bl. runs east to west and the Sunrise/Galleria Cinema and shopping center was on the south side of the boulevard. The marquee and entrance faced north, the larger theatre, Cinema I, the screen wall faced the Intercoastal, east and the screen wall of Cinema II was right on NE 26th Ave.

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dave-bronx™ commented about City Cinemas Village East on Aug 27, 2009 at 12:14 pm

John Averitt, around 1991, drew up plans for City Cinemas for a three-screen cinema to be located on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors of the former Liberty Storage Warehouse building at 43 W. 64th St. (the building that used to have the small Statue of Liberty on the roof). As I recall, 2 of the theatres were to have around 200 seats each and the third was to have around 300 to 350 seats. The name of the project was Liberty Walk. The landlord was intending to put in a passageway through to 65th Street on the ground floor, lined with restaurants and clubs, and the theatre upstairs. I don’t remember what the plan was for the upper floors of the building were. While the landlord was having studies done in regard to altering the buildings structural system to accommodate the theatre, Loews announced they had signed for a substantial number of square feet in a mixed-use high-rise development to be built on the site of a nearby post office. They were planning 10 screens for what they were, at the time, calling Loews Lincoln Metroplex. This announcement effectively put the kabash on City Cinemas 64th Street project, and the drawings just sat in the drawer at the home office for years.

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dave-bronx™ commented about City Cinemas Village East on Aug 26, 2009 at 11:15 pm

John Averitt was also responsible for the catastrophic twinning of the Sutton. I didn’t know he was dead. What happened to him?

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dave-bronx™ commented about Gramercy Theater on Aug 2, 2009 at 4:19 pm

Al is right. After the theatre pays for a annual permit to have the marquee structure over the sidewalk, and another annual permit to have the illuminated signs on the structure so your signs can be seen, some numb-skull bureaucrat sends Parks & Recreation comes and plants a tree so your sign can’t be seen. And if you so much as think evil thoughts about that tree, Parks is right there with a summons.

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dave-bronx™ commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Jul 28, 2009 at 11:05 am

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dave-bronx™ commented about Hanna Theatre on Jul 28, 2009 at 11:01 am

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dave-bronx™ commented about AMC Loews 84th Street 6 on Jul 28, 2009 at 10:55 am

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dave-bronx™ commented about Cinema I, II and III on Jul 28, 2009 at 10:50 am

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dave-bronx™ commented about City Cinemas Village East on Jul 28, 2009 at 10:40 am

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dave-bronx™ commented about Loew's Stillman Theatre on Jul 28, 2009 at 10:37 am

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dave-bronx™ commented about AMC Chestnut Hill 5 on Jul 28, 2009 at 10:36 am

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dave-bronx™ commented about Dort Mall Cinema on Jul 28, 2009 at 10:32 am

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dave-bronx™ commented about Eagle Theater on Jul 28, 2009 at 10:27 am

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dave-bronx™ commented about Palace Theater on Jul 28, 2009 at 10:26 am

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dave-bronx™ commented about Allen Theatre on Jul 28, 2009 at 10:26 am

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dave-bronx™ commented about Ohio Theatre on Jul 28, 2009 at 10:25 am

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dave-bronx™ commented about State Theatre on Jul 28, 2009 at 10:25 am

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dave-bronx™ commented about Murray Hill Cinema on Jul 28, 2009 at 10:24 am

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dave-bronx™ commented about Loews Festival Theatre on Jul 28, 2009 at 9:54 am

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dave-bronx™ commented about Plaza Theatre on Jul 28, 2009 at 9:52 am

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dave-bronx™ commented about Loews Cedar Center on Jul 28, 2009 at 9:52 am

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