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robboehm commented about De-Luxe Theatre on May 18, 2015 at 7:01 am

For informational purposes, I found mention of a New Montauk elsewhere. However it never showed movies. But the theater it was to replace has a fascinating history since it was actually moved in one piece. See elsewhere on CT

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robboehm commented about Montauk Arcade Theatre on May 18, 2015 at 6:58 am

Turns out the New Montauk never showed movies so doesn’t qualify for CT

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robboehm commented about Werba's Brooklyn Theatre on May 18, 2015 at 6:57 am

Turns out that the New Montauk never showed movies and does not qualify for CT.

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robboehm commented about Nassau Theatre on May 18, 2015 at 6:55 am

John, unfortunately a lot of the old links have expired or are no longer viable. Also, a number of former members have left CT taking their photos with them. So it’s important to get things in the photo section. In addition to scouring various resources, if I’m on a site and see that there is still a viable link, I make a point to make sure it’s also in the photo section.

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robboehm commented about Werba's Brooklyn Theatre on May 17, 2015 at 7:44 pm

Added three photos of the theater being moved. According to one source it was due to be torn down because of the traffic approach for the new Manhattan Bridge. Accordingly, the owners purchased land on Livingston Street at Hanover Place for the New Montauk theater in 1904 and opened the New Montauk on Christmas 1905.

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robboehm commented about Loew's Metropolitan Theatre on May 17, 2015 at 2:15 pm

Uploaded to photos from Brooklyn Pics. One is purported to be Smith near Fulton. The other Livingston. Were there multiple entrances or is Brooklyn Pics wrong.

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robboehm commented about Montauk Arcade Theatre on May 17, 2015 at 2:05 pm

Re a comment above from 2005, I found a picture of the New Montauk, on Livingston St, on Brooklyn Pics. Still hasn’t made it to CT.

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robboehm commented about Windsor Theater on May 17, 2015 at 1:59 pm

Photo from Brooklyn Pics.

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robboehm commented about Normandy Theatre on May 17, 2015 at 1:56 pm

Photo of marquee from Brooklyn Pics.

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robboehm commented about Parkville Theatre on May 17, 2015 at 1:53 pm

photo uploaded from Brooklyn pics.

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robboehm commented about Nassau Theatre on May 17, 2015 at 1:46 pm

Picture in the day from Brooklyn Pics uploaded.

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robboehm commented about Brighton Theatre on May 17, 2015 at 1:40 pm

Photo from Brooklynpics uploaded.

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robboehm commented about Orpheum Theatre on May 16, 2015 at 12:21 pm

Uploaded photo as auto parts store.

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robboehm commented about Farmingdale Theater on May 16, 2015 at 6:48 am

Jim_C – re your Prudential Guide photo. When you say Kings Park I presume you mean the Park on Main Street rather than the Kings Park in the shopping center. If so, the Park site is in need of additional information if you have any.

I seem to recall Prudential having a theater in Moriches in addition to the Center Moriches. Am I correct? Do you have anything to substantiate that?

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robboehm commented about Riverhead Theater on May 12, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Also, re the Riverhead photo, presumably the theater wasn’t air conditioned since they were only going to reopen in October and were referring people to the Suffolk which, and I can vouch for it, was and the nearby Drive In.

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robboehm commented about Jamaica Theatre on May 12, 2015 at 1:24 pm

Re several comment above: from the photo I uploaded you can see that the theater is a free standing building and not the one referred to by Bway in 2009.

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robboehm commented about Jamaica Theatre on May 12, 2015 at 12:47 pm

Movie was from 1948. Have to do some research to determine why the Press published it in 1953; possibly to announce it’s closing.

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robboehm commented about Jamaica Theatre on May 12, 2015 at 12:43 pm

I’ve uploaded a February 22, 1953 photo obtained courtesy of the Queen Borough Public Library Archives, Long Island Daily Press Photograph Morgue Collection when the Jamaica was still open. It stood empty for a number of years but, since those were different times, was not vandalized.

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robboehm commented about Massapequa Drive-In on May 11, 2015 at 9:12 pm

Uploaded generic ad trying to get the South Shore people to go to the drive in.

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robboehm commented about Westbury Drive-In on May 11, 2015 at 8:38 pm

Uploaded photo of signs directing one to either screen 1,2 or 3.

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robboehm commented about Farmingdale Theater on May 11, 2015 at 8:36 pm

View of the theater, in the day, uploaded from the Newsday Long Island Places We Loved site.

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robboehm commented about Calderone Theater on May 11, 2015 at 8:32 pm

Uploaded a picture of the marquee when the Calderone served as a concert hall. From the Newsday Long Island Places we Loved site.

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robboehm commented about Century's 110-Drive-In on May 11, 2015 at 8:30 pm

Referring to my comment of May 5, 2009, uploaded a picture of the screen being resurfaced contained in the Newsday Long Island Places We Loved site.

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robboehm commented about North Massapequa Theatre on May 11, 2015 at 8:06 am

What we really need is a photo of the theater.

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robboehm commented about Page Cinema Arts Theatre on May 11, 2015 at 8:05 am

Did a little Google searching and came upon a site with a lot of depressing Page Manor interior photos. Uploaded a better picture of the exterior. There was actually a closeup but the “O” was missing. Obviously vacant. Also the sign trying to drum up support for the theater and a picture of the main auditorium. From the comment on the photo it was inferred that the second theater, seating 271 was carved from the rear of the original auditorium. Photo of the second auditorium was already in the photo section.