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robboehm commented about Egyptian Theatre on Jan 14, 2014 at 6:24 pm

Theater also visited by Antiques Roadshow for the current season, 2014.

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robboehm commented about Glen Cove Theatres on Jan 14, 2014 at 2:13 am

That’s good news. Now all that remains is the Long Beach which has been shuttered since Super Storm Sandy.

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robboehm commented about AMC Loews Fresh Meadows 7 on Jan 12, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Michael – most upscale store was Bloomingdale’s. My favorite was Womrath’s Book Store. Would often stop by on my way home from classes at Queens College.

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robboehm commented about Century's Plainview on Jan 10, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Tall lamp on the stage. How Broadway theatrical. Mr. Scolnick must have had a legitimate theater background.

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robboehm commented about St. James Theatre on Jan 2, 2014 at 10:23 pm

Theater cards from the St. James Long Island “Calderone” movie theater. Left to right: “Waterloo Bridge, ” New Moon, “Edison the Man, ” all released 1940. Courtesy of Geoffrey K. Fleming, author of Images of America: St. James.

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robboehm commented about Mattituck Theatre on Jan 2, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Early photo of the Mattituck, pre opening, from the Traveler – Watchman added. Have some current ones in my camera which, when I learn how to manipulate them, will also add.

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robboehm commented about Central Park Theatre on Jan 2, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Mighty big bucks in those days. Wonder how long the aggregate rental was for.

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robboehm commented about Times Square Theatre on Jan 2, 2014 at 1:39 am

Building is obviously under renovation with all the “drapery” on the facade.

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robboehm commented about Star Theater on Dec 30, 2013 at 2:24 am

Closed and demolished and still showing movies? Need a fix here.

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robboehm commented about Irving Theatre on Dec 29, 2013 at 9:03 pm

Well, perhaps people adding photos should announce when they are adding photos (some do). Then the email notification would go out to all who have asked for an update. Probably easier than reprogramming. There seem to be minimal people adding photos.

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robboehm commented about Merry Christmas from Cinema Treasures on Dec 25, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Also applies to new theaters. The only listing that has all is the recent comments. That’s still restricted to the last 100 and doesn’t show a status. I’ve complained about that to no avail.

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robboehm commented about Tilyou Theater on Dec 23, 2013 at 2:18 am

Because that’s the way CT handles it. If a theater is closed but still standing it shows CLOSED, highlighted in red. If it has also been demolished it shows CLOSED, highlighted in red plus the word DEMOLISHED. CT only has two main status categories Open and Closed. Then there are the modifiers e.g. demolished.

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robboehm commented about Old Town Theatre on Dec 22, 2013 at 2:57 am

That should be it. I, personally, remember the signage being Old Town when my parents used to drive through Smithtown. Even then I was theater conscious. When I found CT in 2009 I started adding theaters I remembered. Fortunately I had been at an early on performance at what is now the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts and they had a brochure with some information about the Old Town. I then contacted the author and got more information. I’d really love to track down copies of the Yearbook and the other motion picture source to fill in some blanks on Long Island theaters and also to confirm a recollection I have of a distinct theater in Moriches (in addition to the one in Center Moriches). Used to be a set in the Patchogue Library but they were destroyed in a flood of the basement. Unfortunately I never saved Prudential flyers, only Century, as personal confirmation.

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robboehm commented about Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center on Dec 19, 2013 at 6:11 pm

Theater is reopening Christmas Day having completed the transition to digital. They’ve also created a lounge area where wine and cheese will be available before and after the film. Reopening presentation is Nebraska.

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robboehm commented about Rocky Point Drive-In on Dec 18, 2013 at 2:43 am

If you do an online search for Rocky Point Drive In and scroll to a Topix site, the first four pictures are of the drive in when it was operational, including the illuminated pylon, cars in front of the screen and the back of the screen. I don’t think these can be linked.

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robboehm commented about Albemarle Theatre on Dec 17, 2013 at 3:27 am

They must have turned it around somehow. It lasted until the fire in 1984 as a single screen theater. Don’t know what it looked like “in the day”, but the pictures of the auditorium as a church (elsewhere on this site) show a spectacular space.

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robboehm commented about John W. Engeman Theater on Dec 14, 2013 at 3:28 am

What was the condemnation referred to in the heading?

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robboehm commented about Rialto Theater on Dec 13, 2013 at 6:22 pm

The head of the Catholic church in RVC had approached the Lyric theater manager about not having Sunday viewing.

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robboehm commented about Southampton 4 Theatres on Dec 13, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Originally a Glynn theater perpetuated in the Newsday Movie Timetables well into the 1950’s by which point it was Prudential.

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robboehm commented about Rialto Theater on Dec 13, 2013 at 2:59 pm

RidgewoodKen You had an interesting piece about Sunday performances at the Lyric in Rockville Centre in October, about which Ed Solero and I both commented, now deleted. Is it possible that you could restore it? If I see it there I’ll delete this. Had no other way of contacting you.

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robboehm commented about Rialto Theater on Dec 13, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Glynn always specialized in large theaters, such as the Southampton, which Newsday always listed as “Glynns” in the movie time table long past the time when he was associated with it. But he also did acquire what is now the Sag Harbor, which is an intimate space. Odd.

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robboehm commented about Brookhaven Theater on Dec 13, 2013 at 3:15 am

The only lady I remember in the ticket booth was when the theater first opened. My parents and I were summering in Rocky Point and went to see an Esther Williams movie. The cashier had been a decided blonde at some point and was letting it grow out. It looked like she was wearing a skull cap. An image which has stuck with me all these MANY years.

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robboehm commented about Wellwood Theater on Dec 12, 2013 at 3:24 am

Floor was sloped concrete. As a child I remember the marquee as being boxy with the name in red neon lights. There was also neon around the sign boards.

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robboehm commented about Wellwood Theater on Dec 11, 2013 at 9:38 pm

The theater was 30 x 100 and reported to seat 500. That figure is impossible considering the dimensions and the fact that there was a stage. A more realistic figure would be the 350 reported in the 1941 and 1943 Film Daily.

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robboehm commented about Lindenhurst Theatre on Dec 11, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Ground was broken for this theater on March 8, 1948.
The cost was $ 250,000.