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Additional photo added
Additional photo added.
Added photo of theater just after it closed.
Added photo showing original entrance and marquee.
Upload a photo of the current façade. Would be nice to see one with the original marquee.
Uploaded a photo of the theater in its glory days.
Uploaded photo of the façade prior to becoming a multiplex.
Uploaded photo of an earlier marquee. Still and older one out there.
Photo from American Classic Images added which they have under Merrick despite my several request for a fix.
Photo as Park Avenue added.
Photo uploaded toward the end.
Uploaded to of the exterior pictures referred to by Chris above. This article and others I’ve seen indicates the theater actually goes back to 1917.
In an article in the NY Times for January 25, 2004 the owners, Henry and Anne Stampfel were interviewed. They’ve owned the theater since 1986 but only performed major renovations in 2002 because of the rebirth of the Playhouse just down the street as a multiplex.
When they ripped up the wood floors to put in slanted concrete they also ripped out a wall and found a stage. In addition to new seats, sound, etc. they built a new stage for use in live productions.
Photo uploaded from the website.
Added a 1930s image of Main Street. Note the original Regent vertical is still in place but a marquee has been added.
Uploaded a better picture of the exterior, albeit still an early shot, and two interior pictures.
Architect was Herbert J. Krapp.
Uploaded a photo of façade architectural detail.
New exterior photo of when theater was in limbo uploaded.
Photo as Beacon in 1954 and later as Clearview uploaded.
Better picture uploaded
Uploaded the pictures I linked above. Links tend to be broken. Will try to get a better one.
Theater is supposed to be opening Spring/Summer 2015. All seats and screens being replaced plus other upgrades. Long delay because of reimbursement problems, a usual Sandy story.