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The ad posted by Mike Rivest shows the theater was reopening as a twin on November 27, 1974. The description should be changed to reflect this.
Despite a goodly number of theaters on Long Island it’s been tough to find venues where these play. There are basically only two art houses; one with three screens the other with one. So films move in and out fast. They announced that the total revenue for the majority of the Oscar nominated films was less than what a big block buster would achieve. Duh. If it isn’t booked into a theater it’s not going to make money.
Just saw the 1993 movie Lost in Yonkers on TV. Façade of the theater used prominently. For interior photos go to location shots for Lost in Yonkers. There are a couple of them.
And, theoretically, they’re supposed to start tearing down the Lynbrook to build a new one. Of course that has been pending for about a dozen years.
Never heard of the second film on the marquee in the postcard, Honolulu Lu until now. Starred Lupe Velez, Leo Carrillo and Bruce Bennett.
And now the adjacent Sunrise Multiplex has closed. After the shooting and the installation of metal detectors things took a downturn. Also the opening of the Jamaica Multiplex probably cut into their business since people in eastern Queens had an alternative.
Persons of color were long a part of the Valley Stream makeup. So it’s more of the demeanor of the people coming in.
That’s dumb. Shopping centers are a dying breed along with theaters.
This was part of the Prudential chain which ruled Suffolk County whereas the Deer Park was under the banner of Associated Independent Theaters, most of which were in Nassau County.
Commack had a couple of things against it; the design (the add ons) and the opening of the new multiplex at the Arches. New Theater in, old theater out. The Commack killed the twin RKO and the Mayfair, at the very least.
Orlando, from your comments on various theater sites you must have had a very extensive career.
Which is the third?
It was announced that Oscar winning actress Geena Davis, in conjunction with Walmart, is launching The Bentonville Film Festival to promote diversity in film. The festival is set for May 5-9 and promises guaranteed distribution for its winning films. The actress has been a long-time advocate for female visibility in the movies, both on-screen and behind the camera through her Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.
I believe it would have been a combination of redistributing the space and expanding into adjacent retail space. The theater was located in the shopping center not, as an adjacent building. Hence not building from the ground up. Also, I believe it was on the second level of the shopping center, not the ground floor.
Went out on top
The Orpheum has had a number of successful live productions over the years. I saw Your Own Thing there which opened on June 13, 1968 and ran for 933 performances.
Would be nice if someone had a picture of the theater with the marquee.
Maybe they’ll use the pylon for the OTB operation. Interesting note, the former Jerry Lewis in Lake Ronkonkoma, aka Lakeside Cinema, now houses an OTB outlet. And, as far as pylons go, the one for Century’s Whitman is still up despite the fact that the theater has been gone for a long time. Pylon for the Patchogue Multiplex advertises the new housing development coming in; the one for the Skyway Drive In in Greenport the local Lutheran Church; the one for the Rocky Point Drive In is just derelict.
Please share that photo with us. There is none on CT
rivest266 is Mike Rivest from Montreal, Canada who has created his own website of theaters in the United States and Canada which is available on a down loadable spreadsheet at movie-theatre.org. He has amassed some very interesting material on US theaters figuring he lives in a different country.
You’ve got some work to do, Joe. Only the Antique aka Liberty is on CT.
Bow Tie did not take over all the Clearview locations. The Grand Avenue must be at least the fourth they’ve dropped, most recently the Babylon. This one has life after Bow Tie.
Now they have a campaign to get real theater seats and a marquee and vertical.
I believe these are the people who brought back the Islip. Wonder how that’s going.
So if Sears is leaving Canada that leaves a big hole in Toronto’s marketplace. First Marks and Spencer went, then Eaton’s, now Sears. Who’s going to take over their outlets beside Hudson Bay?