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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.
The DW Griffith marquee is just visible at the right side of this January 20, 1981 photo. Bronco Billy is playing.
February 10, 1981 – Fort Apache The Bronx and </i>Stir Crazy</i> are playing.
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.
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)
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
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.
The building is going to be converted to affordable housing and retail space.
A rendering of the project can be seen at architect Kitchen & Associates' website:
According to an article in the Westchester County Business Journal, the city of Beacon is eyeing the theater for adaptive reuse.
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?
“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.
And Burt Reynolds in Sharky’s Machine, 1/15/82.
One more: Soup for One, 4/30/82.
The Sanders on October 20, 1973. Enter the Dragon and Dracula 72 A.D. were playing.
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.
The Midway vertical sign is visible in the background of This January, 2008 photo
Photos of PPAC in 1998 and 2004
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Missouri Theater, probably early 1950s
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Stripes, Escape from New York, For Your Eyes Only, and Superman II on the marquee, 7/22/81
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Side wall of the Prospect in 1971
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Loew’s Mt. Vernon, late 1940s
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Bus in front of the RKO Forham, circa 1956
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RKO Jefferson in 1982
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Superman II in 70mm, 7/15/81