Comments from gd14lawn

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gd14lawn commented about Cohoes Theatre on Nov 4, 2010 at 10:21 am

The correct address for this theatre is 12 White Street.
The theatre is scheduled for demolition starting as soon as tomorrow, 11/5/10.
“We’re mobilizing and demolishing the building” Mayor John T. McDonald III said Wednesday.
DiTonno and Sons of Colonie, NY had been contracted to demolish the building at a cost of $46,600.

gd14lawn commented about Beecher Theater on Oct 23, 2010 at 9:03 pm

If the policy of the website is to list theatres that have been converted to churches as closed, then this one needs to have the status changed.

gd14lawn commented about Laurelton Theatre on Oct 23, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Where could I see Ed’s photos of the Laurelton?

gd14lawn commented about Park Theater on Oct 4, 2010 at 5:25 pm

It’s great to have another old theater back in business. Planning to visit you soon.

gd14lawn commented about Loew's Commodore Theater on Sep 26, 2010 at 1:01 pm

ProfJoe, I feel the Fillmore East also did it’s part by “showing films or popular entertainment that held society together” and “giving and reinforcing a sense of community and belonging”. It was a different community and culture than in the past, but the theatre adapted with the times. I’ll bet when it changed from a Yiddish theater to a cinema, there were people that were also very unhappy, and thought the neighborhood was ruined. You celebrate the time it was the Loew’s Commodore, so as unhappy as you were with the Fillmore, please allow us to celebrate it. Myself and many of my friends consider that site hallowed ground.

gd14lawn commented about Turnpike Drive-In on Sep 20, 2010 at 12:21 pm

The Turnpike was not located at Arlene Av., which runs north from Western Avenue. The drive-in was on the south side of Western Av., and what was the entrance to the drive-in is now Highwood Circle.

gd14lawn commented about Strand Theatre on Sep 7, 2010 at 3:51 am

They are still open and the correct phone number is 518-532-9077.

gd14lawn commented about Cinema Plaza Theater on Sep 7, 2010 at 2:47 am

I found a newspaper article in the Plattsburgh Press-Republican which states that Malone had two theaters, the Plaza and the Schine. The article, dated 9/9/90 indicates it was the Schine, built in the 1930’s, that was demolished to make way for the bank building.

gd14lawn commented about Mohawk Drive-In on Sep 7, 2010 at 12:52 am

Originally, there was a large American Indian (with an arrow ready to be fired from his bow) underneath the name Mohawk on the back of the screen. This was a very difficult drive-in to sneak into!

gd14lawn commented about Turnpike Drive-In on Sep 6, 2010 at 11:59 pm

Albany is not really a large city geographically so all the drive-ins are and were located outside the city limits. The closest ones still operating are the Jericho in Glenmont, Malta in Malta and the Hollywood in Averill Park. The long gone ones include the Tri-City Twin in Menands,Latham in Latham, Mohawk in Colonie, Carmen in Guilderland, Auto-Vision in East Greenbush, Super 50 in Glenville, and Indian Ladder in New Scotland, as well as the Turnpike. This list is far from complete, but includes the ones I went to as a youngster.

gd14lawn commented about Valatie Community Theatre on Jun 22, 2010 at 10:47 pm

My friend Dave’s father was one of the owners of this theater in the early 1970’s. He had his thirteenth birthday party at the theater. Most of our parents were a little upset by the movie choice – Easy Rider.

gd14lawn commented about Harbor Theater on Jun 22, 2010 at 1:48 pm

I have looked through 100-200 newspaper articles and ads and none of them give a more specific address than Holiday Harbor. It is near the intersection of Mirror Lake Dr and Lake Street. If you look on Google satellite for Lake St, Lake Placid you can see a small group of condos that were built on part of the site.
I don’t know what other info you are looking for.
The add photo feature on this site has not been available for a while.

gd14lawn commented about Sara-Placid Drive-In on Jun 22, 2010 at 12:14 pm

I tried to find a more precise location for this drive-in. I don’t believe there were street addresses for the areas between villages on the state highways. I searched Google earth and found an area on the Sara-Placid Rd. between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake where the forest is not fully grown in, and I believe this is the former drive-in site. There are no crossroads as this is in a wilderness area.

gd14lawn commented about Shaheen's Drive-In on Jun 22, 2010 at 11:08 am

I did find some listings in the early 50’s and later in the 60’s that call this the Tupper Drive-In.
I’m not sure of the name of the company now on the site, but it is across the road from the Northwoods Cabins. It is on Route 30 about 1 mile north of the Sunmount facility.

gd14lawn commented about California Theatre on Jun 17, 2010 at 10:15 pm

I hope that your project comes to fruition.
Gregg Davenport (no relation, I don’t think)

gd14lawn commented about RKO Bushwick Theatre on Jun 14, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Thanks for your help!!

gd14lawn commented about RKO Bushwick Theatre on Jun 14, 2010 at 12:06 pm

I used to pass by this theater on the J train on my way to work. It looked like there were 2 or 3 other theaters in the same area. Can anyone tell me what they were? Thanks.

gd14lawn commented about Scotia Cinema on Jun 13, 2010 at 11:42 am

This is one of the best run theaters I have attended. Prices are low, everything is clean, and the picture is great. The seats are more comfortable than the newest multiplexes.

gd14lawn commented about Guild Theater on Jun 12, 2010 at 10:04 pm

I attended this theater once when I was living in Queens. Couldn’t even tell you what I saw because I fell in love with the theater. What I rememeber most is that the auditorium opened into the concession area and they closed curtains at the back of the auditorium as the presentation started.

gd14lawn commented about RKO Keith's Theatre on Jun 12, 2010 at 7:57 pm

It sounds like bad news but we can hope he is an unsuccessful as the past couple of developers. I just hope he doesn’t do any further damage.

gd14lawn commented about Petit Cine 1 & 2 on May 28, 2010 at 12:33 pm

When the porno theater closed and the quick lube moved in, did anything really change?

gd14lawn commented about Paramount Theatre on May 28, 2010 at 11:27 am

I attended a show at the Paramount last year. It is absolutely beautiful!

gd14lawn commented about Jericho Drive-In on May 25, 2010 at 11:45 am

The screen has been replaced. The mens room still is odorific!!

gd14lawn commented about Proctor's Theatre on May 17, 2010 at 9:02 pm

I didn’t know a group had formed to try and save this beautiful theater. How would I get in touch with them? I would like to help with this effort.

gd14lawn commented about Proctor's Theatre on Sep 15, 2009 at 1:21 pm

RPI (the college that owns this building) just spent over 100 million dollars building a new sports venue but couldn’t possibly find the money to save this piece of history.