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robboehm commented about Marathon Theater on Dec 31, 2016 at 5:03 pm

There are closed theatres called Normandie (later Carver) and Globe on Cinema Treasures. No indication of the name Sanders associated with either of these, however.

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robboehm commented about Sag Harbor Cinema on Dec 21, 2016 at 9:24 am

Stories are conflicting about the auditorium itself. Time will tell.

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robboehm commented about Sag Harbor Cinema on Dec 19, 2016 at 11:52 am

I wouldn’t think that moviebuff. The roof collapsed and they put tons of water on it. From the accounts I read the place was a total loss except for the signage. Also, from accounts I read previously there was a small balcony. After the demo of the facade there is no signs of that.

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robboehm commented about Sag Harbor Cinema on Dec 17, 2016 at 7:56 am

The reality is the signage is a reproduction of the original. A decade or so the sign was replaced. I seem to recall the cost at around $22,000.

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robboehm commented about Sag Harbor Cinema on Dec 16, 2016 at 4:34 pm

Uploaded fire aftermath photo from Newsday.com.

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robboehm commented about Sag Harbor Cinema on Dec 16, 2016 at 4:10 pm

Officials are even questioning whether they will be able to save the historic facade.

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robboehm commented about Sag Harbor Cinema on Dec 16, 2016 at 12:53 pm

Interesting aside. In February of this year Gerald Mallow, who owned the theater for 30 years, put it on the market for $14 million.

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robboehm commented about Sag Harbor Cinema on Dec 16, 2016 at 12:34 pm

According to News 12 Long Island, the roof collapsed. So it’s RIP.

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robboehm commented about South Bay Cinemas on Dec 11, 2016 at 1:17 pm

Passed by today. Building looks derelict with cracked facade, broken marquee. No signs of anything having been done. Pylon says renovating with a 2017 opening, see uploaded photo. Gonna need a lot of renovating in my opinion.

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robboehm commented about Babylon Cinemas on Dec 11, 2016 at 1:09 pm

Passed by today. No indication that anything has, or is being, done. Only change is the for sale number on the marquee has been removed.

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robboehm commented about Seaford Cinemas 8 on Dec 4, 2016 at 7:25 pm

Despite the address being on Merrick Road, the entrance is actually from the parking lot in the rear of the building. When it was the site of various retail businesses, there was also an entrance directly on Merrick Road.

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robboehm commented about Babylon Cinemas on Dec 2, 2016 at 12:25 pm

theatrefan- since the Babylon opened in 1922 as the Capitol and became the Babylon in 1925 the Boxoffice Magazine was wrong in calling it a 25 year old landmark in 1985. Don’t know where they got that information.

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robboehm commented about Commack Multiplex Cinemas on Dec 2, 2016 at 10:00 am

Please see my comment on the Mayfair site of 6/30/13. Walking around the back of the center one sees common structural elements of a theater. I believe the site is now a Chinese Restaurant.

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robboehm commented about Tuxedo Theater on Nov 26, 2016 at 5:44 pm

Uploaded a 1962 image (pre-Century management) from coneyislandhistory.org

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robboehm commented about RKO Hamilton Theatre on Nov 7, 2016 at 4:37 pm

There is also the problem of contradictory sources. Always get that from Historical Societies. Also have found totally contradictory newspaper sources.

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robboehm commented about UA Lynbrook 6 on Nov 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Still waiting to see demo photos mentioned above.

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robboehm commented about Unique Theatre on Oct 31, 2016 at 7:07 am

In a newpaper article on March 21, 1913 it was announced that Nathan Goldstein, the manager of the Unique, was purchasing land on South Ocean Avenue for the purpose of building a new motion picture and vaudeville house at a cost of $25,000. The new theater was also called the Unique, and later Rialto. See listing on CT.

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robboehm commented about Novelty Theatre on Oct 30, 2016 at 6:51 pm

In 1922, Nathan Goldstein, owner of the Unique and Palace in Patchogue, took a 5 year lease on the Novelty and was negotiating to lease the Opera House from Fred Hardgrave.

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robboehm commented about Center Moriches Theatre on Oct 30, 2016 at 10:54 am

The theater closed August 7, 1955 due to poor attendance; possibly because of competition from the nearby Shirley Drive-In.

There was some talk about Prudential swapping the building for property on Main Street owned by the VFW and building there. Didn’t happen.

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robboehm commented about Garden Theatre on Oct 30, 2016 at 10:15 am

Uploaded a double ad, with the Crescent, from July 1922 after the lease of both theaters was assumed from Samuel E. Bleyer who acquired them in February 1921.

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robboehm commented about Crescent Theatre on Oct 30, 2016 at 10:12 am

In September 1916 the theater was closed briefly for alterations; the following year, in the same period for repairs. No details available on either.

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robboehm commented about Crescent Theatre on Oct 30, 2016 at 10:07 am

The management of the Crescent was quite PR savvy. In addition to paid ads, see photo section, they also were able to get news coverage of current and coming attractions.

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robboehm commented about Crescent Theatre on Oct 30, 2016 at 10:05 am

As with many early theaters management changed quite often. As of February 1921 the Crescent and the nearby Garden were managed by Samuel E. Bleyer. The leases for both of these venues transferred to J.J. Fitzgibbons of the Bay Shore based Active Amusement Corporation in April 1922.

I have uploaded a double ad for the Crescent and Garden from July 1922.

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robboehm commented about Bays Theatre on Oct 29, 2016 at 7:20 pm

Found and uploaded a photo of Jackson’s Theatre in Hampton Bays. Presumably the same theater.

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robboehm commented about Riverhead Theatre on Oct 29, 2016 at 7:17 pm

Uploaded an early ad touting the cost of the theater as $100,000.