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mp775 commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Apr 17, 2008 at 12:20 pm

The DeMille on 6/4/72, showing Buck and the Preacher, directed by and starring Sidney Poitier

Embassy 2-3-4, 5/7/81. Thief, The Postman Always Rings Twice, and Atlantic City are playing. The Cine I/II is also visible up the street.

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mp775 commented about Winter Garden Theatre on Apr 17, 2008 at 12:06 pm

Before Cats, the Winter Garden hosted 42nd Street in 1980-81 and Othello, starring James Earl Jones and Chistopher Plummer, in 1982. FWIW, Kelsey Grammar played Cassio.

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mp775 commented about Big Cinemas Manhattan on Apr 17, 2008 at 11:56 am

The DW Griffith marquee is just visible at the right side of this January 20, 1981 photo. Bronco Billy is playing.

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mp775 commented about Loew's Orpheum Theatre on Apr 17, 2008 at 11:52 am

February 10, 1981Fort Apache The Bronx and </i>Stir Crazy</i> are playing.

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mp775 commented about Loew's Victoria Theatre on Apr 16, 2008 at 10:32 am

Article in today’s AM New York. The Danforth tower plan involves further cutting up the interior space and making two small theaters; the community would like to see the theater restored.

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mp775 commented about Portage Theater on Apr 8, 2008 at 11:00 pm

Paul F – in response to your 11/9/06 comment, it’s not an all-Christopher Guest festival, but This is Spinal Tap will be at the Portage on May 5! (It’s actually a rock music film fest, with The Wall and The Song Remains the Same)

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mp775 commented about E.M. Loew's Providence Drive-In on Apr 8, 2008 at 2:00 pm

The Drive-In opened at 8 p.m. on July 21, 1937. Interestingly, the admission charge was per person, not per carload.

Providence Journal ad, 7/21/37 from Art in Ruins

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mp775 commented about Loew's Pitkin Theatre on Apr 7, 2008 at 2:41 pm

The interior already has been lost. The ceiling had fallen to the floor, and much of the ornamentation was stripped away by vandals and scavengers over the years. Add to that some workers performing interior demolition back in 2003 or ‘04 — I don’t know the extent of their work, but it’s likely that the interior has already been in a landfill for a few years.

Since signs stating “Another POKO Development” are already posted on the sidewalk bridge, I think the project is going ahead.

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mp775 commented about Loew's Pitkin Theatre on Apr 7, 2008 at 11:10 am

The building is going to be converted to affordable housing and retail space.

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A rendering of the project can be seen at architect Kitchen & Associates' website:

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mp775 commented about Beacon Theatre on Apr 1, 2008 at 9:09 am

According to an article in the Westchester County Business Journal, the city of Beacon is eyeing the theater for adaptive reuse.

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mp775 commented about Lincoln Village 1-6 on Mar 31, 2008 at 10:54 am

Not that I know of, but I haven’t spoken to anyone there since 10/25/07, when the woman at the box office said it was day-to-day. Does Village typically announce closures, or do the employees come into work one day and find the door locked?

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mp775 commented about Polk Theatre razed on Mar 28, 2008 at 5:41 pm

“Property owner Henry Zheng now hopes to construct a six-story, mixed-use building on the site, but his plans have been challenged by the city.”

In other words, it will remain a hole in the ground for years to come, like the Marboro in Brooklyn or the Aldelphi and Nortown in Chicago. Way to go.

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mp775 commented about Murray Hill Cinema on Mar 25, 2008 at 3:49 pm

And Burt Reynolds in Sharky’s Machine, 1/15/82.

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mp775 commented about Murray Hill Cinema on Mar 25, 2008 at 3:36 pm

One more: Soup for One, 4/30/82.

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mp775 commented about Pavilion Theatre on Mar 25, 2008 at 11:29 am

The Sanders on October 20, 1973. Enter the Dragon and Dracula 72 A.D. were playing.

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mp775 commented about Jackson Heights Cinema on Mar 25, 2008 at 11:21 am

The Jackson is visible in this 2004 photo. The Passion of the Christ, Scooby Doo 2, Kill Bill, and The Alamo are playing. Judging from the order of the words on the marquee, it appears that not everything is subtitled in Spanish.

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mp775 commented about UA Midway Stadium 9 on Mar 25, 2008 at 11:11 am

The Midway vertical sign is visible in the background of This January, 2008 photo

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mp775 commented about Providence Performing Arts Center on Mar 25, 2008 at 11:05 am

Photos of PPAC in 1998 and 2004

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mp775 commented about Missouri Theatre on Mar 25, 2008 at 11:02 am

The link I posted on 9/19/07 no longer works; use this one instead:

Missouri Theater, probably early 1950s

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mp775 commented about Astoria Theatre on Mar 25, 2008 at 11:00 am

The link I posted on 9/19/07 no longer works; use this instead:

Stripes, Escape from New York, For Your Eyes Only, and Superman II on the marquee, 7/22/81

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mp775 commented about Prospect Theatre on Mar 25, 2008 at 10:58 am

The link I posted on 9/25/07 no longer works; use this instead:

Side wall of the Prospect in 1971

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mp775 commented about Loew's Mt. Vernon Theatre on Mar 25, 2008 at 10:57 am

The link I posted on 9/26/07 no longer works; use this instead:

Loew’s Mt. Vernon, late 1940s

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mp775 commented about RKO Fordham Theatre on Mar 25, 2008 at 10:56 am

The link I posted on 9/26/07 no longer works; use this one instead:

Bus in front of the RKO Forham, circa 1956

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mp775 commented about RKO Jefferson Theatre on Mar 25, 2008 at 10:54 am

The link I posted on 10/23/07 no longer works; use this instead:

RKO Jefferson in 1982

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mp775 commented about Murray Hill Cinema on Mar 25, 2008 at 10:53 am

The photo link I posted on 12/5/07 no longer works; use these instead:

Jenny, 4/3/70
Semi-Tough, 1/21/78
Superman II in 70mm, 7/15/81
Deathtrap, 4/19/82