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Mike (saps) commented about Movieland on May 16, 2005 at 9:35 pm

Oh!…then it was actually the Warner Twin, without the RKO, that had me stumped. I remember the Cinerama and the Penthouse (and the Cine Orleans!) but I don’t remember when it went (back) to Warner. What years were those and who ran it then? I do remember the Rialto revamped by Cineplex Odeon and called the Warner, so I guess that was after the Warner Twin closed.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Movieland on May 16, 2005 at 1:39 pm

What theater is the RKO Warner Twin?

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Mike (saps) commented about Regency Lido Theatre on May 15, 2005 at 9:42 pm

“Artsy-fartsy” movies are usually pretty good…they’ve gone through a lot of careful review before they’re selected for your viewing pleasure. Anyway, once you’re up in the balcony with your favorite girl, who really cares what’s playing!

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Empire 25 on May 14, 2005 at 11:35 am

They put the art fare on the top floor and call it “Top of the Empire” or something like that.

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Mike (saps) commented about Astor Theatre on May 13, 2005 at 11:07 am

I saw that film on CUNY, too. Fascinating look at New York, in startling color.

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Mike (saps) commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on May 13, 2005 at 8:40 am

Has any work been done inside since it closed?

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Mike (saps) commented about Loew's Metropolitan Theatre on May 11, 2005 at 9:38 am

Below is a slightly edited version of this discussion that has been on the Brooklyn Paramount page:

*‘Loew’s Metropolitan’ was originally a department store. posted by Bruce1 on May 2, 2005 at 9:59pm

*I don’t think Loew’s Metropolitan was ever a department store.
posted by saps on May 3, 2005 at 7:40pm

*I have added details on the Loew’s Metropolitan page.
posted by KenRoe on May 4, 2005 at 6:36am

*I spent a lot of time with the architect hired by the last owners of the Loew’s Metropolitan as they prepared to correct the sight lines for the multiplex. While doing her research, she could not find the ‘original blueprints’ filed by Thomas Lamb. By the way, Lamb signed his name bigger than any signer of the Constitution.

She literally haunted the Municipal Archives till they discovered the blueprints under ‘revisions’. The Loew’s Met was originally built around 1914, but at that time it was positively a department store! posted by Bruce1 on May 4, 2005 at 9:02am

*Loew’s Metropolitan occupied the site of a department store, but it was not a conversion. The department store was totally demolished, and then the theatre was built on the underlying ground.
posted by Warren on May 4, 2005 at 9:34am

*That may be, but all the blueprints were missing when the search was made under ‘new’ construction and were later found under an earlier date, referencing the original construction.
posted by Bruce1 on May 11, 2005 at 8:24am

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Jamaica Multiplex Cinemas on May 7, 2005 at 11:47 am

All the sniping and griping has rendered this thread a very unpleasant place to visit. I’m sure that the brand new theatre is lovely, though.

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Mike (saps) commented about Strand Theatre on May 6, 2005 at 10:59 am

Most houses are listed by their last known names, but some are listed by their most famous names.

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Mike (saps) commented about Brooklyn Paramount Theatre on May 3, 2005 at 7:40 pm

I don’t think Loew’s Metropolitan was ever a department store.

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Mike (saps) commented about New Amsterdam Theatre on Apr 20, 2005 at 2:36 pm

Rosalind Russell (as a nun) Hayley Mills on 42nd Street! I guess the times did change after 1966.

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Mike (saps) commented about Kings Theatre on Apr 16, 2005 at 11:47 pm

Now known as Loews Cineplex. See link: http://www.enjoytheshow.com/

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Mike (saps) commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 16, 2005 at 8:01 pm

Nice to see the Music Hall beautifully featured in tonight’s Wheel of Fortune.

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Empire 25 on Apr 14, 2005 at 7:50 am

I think it is because a movie usually plays in only one theater per neighborhood; when it plays on both 42nd Street and on Broadway, it is then playing in two houses in the same area, so the discount house gets left out of the advertising and the prestige booking gets the ads. But both bookings get listed in the movie clock.

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Mike (saps) commented about Kings Theatre on Apr 12, 2005 at 11:31 pm

Aren’t there already groups that have been working on this for the past decades? What are they up to?

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Mike (saps) commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 9, 2005 at 12:59 am

Carmen Coppolla, usually credited as Carmine Coppola.

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Mike (saps) commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 9, 2005 at 12:58 am

Pyrrhic victory \PIR-ik\, noun:
A victory achieved at great or excessive cost; a ruinous victory.

Example: Technically it was a victory for the British, who attacked the patriot fortifications — but a Pyrrhic victory if ever there was: out of 2,200 British soldiers 1,034 were killed or wounded, including one in nine of all the officers the British lost in the whole war.

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Mike (saps) commented about Member Comment Histories Will Return! on Apr 6, 2005 at 11:30 pm

Most recent comments on top.

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Mike (saps) commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Apr 6, 2005 at 1:35 pm

A good musical tied to the theme of the end of WWII would be “It’s Always Fair Weather” a glum little story about disillusioned post-war vets.

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Mike (saps) commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Apr 5, 2005 at 7:40 pm

Or, as my English teacher might say, when is the next scheduled program?

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Mike (saps) commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Apr 5, 2005 at 7:39 pm

What is the next program scheduled?

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Mike (saps) commented about Strand Theatre on Apr 5, 2005 at 7:16 pm

Did the Orleans always have its own separate entrance on 47th Street?

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Mike (saps) commented about Jamaica Multiplex Cinemas on Apr 4, 2005 at 12:31 am

Worst. Thread. Ever.

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Mike (saps) commented about Kings Theatre on Apr 2, 2005 at 1:19 am

Hey Gus, if this was open…I’d go inside; it wouldn’t depend on what’s playing.

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Mike (saps) commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Apr 2, 2005 at 1:16 am

I’d say, spend the $10 and go inside! Who cares what’s playing. Remember, we buy tickets to theaters, not movies.