Comments from Bway

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Bway commented about The Space at Westbury on Jun 28, 2011 at 6:03 pm

The street view needs to be reset to just around the corner, someone clicked “update” on the side instead of the front. The marquee and everything is still there.

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Bway commented about Trylon Theater on Jun 28, 2011 at 12:01 pm

It’s still hard to look at this theater after the current owners willfully destroyed so much of it, and so needlessly. It still disgusts me. It was a great place, I remember it was like walking into a timewarp. Ironically, the last movie I saw there was around 1995, and it was very ironically, “A Stranger Among Us”, a movie starring Melanie Griffith who was a cop going under cover in a Hasidic Brooklyn Neighborhood and the culture clash that ensued…. Ironic.

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Bway commented about Long Beach Cinema 4 on Jun 27, 2011 at 11:17 am

So did the theater reopen?

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Bway commented about Broadway Theatre on Jun 27, 2011 at 8:45 am

Actually judging by the street view, it appears to be a Capital One Bank now.

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Bway commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Jun 20, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Great to see you back Peter!

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Bway commented about Corona Theatre on Jun 20, 2011 at 7:01 pm

The street view has been set way off on this theater. The theater was up north a few blocks over at 37th Ave and Junction Blvd.

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Bway commented about Colony Theatre on Jun 20, 2011 at 11:44 am

Someone incorrectly clicked update street view at the Payless Shoe Source store. The theater was about two more clicks to the left, where the Duane Reade Drug Store is.

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Bway commented about Broadway Theatre on Jun 20, 2011 at 10:17 am

It looks like the theater is now a bank.

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Bway commented about Arcade Theatre on Jun 20, 2011 at 9:22 am

This theater should not be listed as “demolished”, as it appears the building still stands.

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Bway commented about Windsor Theater on Jun 20, 2011 at 8:54 am

Does this building even exist? Looking at the old photo posted on Feb, 3, 2007 by JF Lundy, and then looking at the street view, no massive fascade like that exist at 40th and 15th.

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Bway commented about Utica Theater on Jun 20, 2011 at 8:32 am

Does any of the original ornamentation of this theater reamin in the supermarket? The exterior is quite attractive, even today.

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Bway commented about Parthenon Theatre on Jun 15, 2011 at 6:59 am

The Parthenon had such beautiful brickwork too, I can’t understand why they would have covered it over with that aluminum siding. Talk about making a pretty building into one of the ugliest things around….

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Bway commented about Select Theater on Jun 14, 2011 at 9:15 am

The mailing address for this theater was in fact 1671 Pitkin Ave, but the theater building itself faced Chester. It’s all one lot, the theater building, and the store building on Pitkin Ave. The theater still exists, and is seen in the street view above.

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Bway commented about Quentin Theater on Jun 14, 2011 at 7:05 am

Judging by the street view, it appears the building has burned. The Batting cage sign is still up, but if you go to the side, it appears to have burnt windows on the second floor, and boarded up.

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Bway commented about Banco Theatre on Jun 14, 2011 at 5:36 am

This theater should not be listed as demolished, as the building still stands, converted to retail. The street view also accidentally shows the building next door to the right of it. The theater is not the large building that says “Fulton Stores”, instead, it’s the one that says Stacy Adams, as well as the store to it’s left, that says “Fulton Shopping Center”. You can see the curve of the original facsade above those signs. If you view the street view to the left of the building, details still exist, as seen in the photo Ed posted in April 2011, see this street view to the left.

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Bway commented about Novelty Theater on Jun 14, 2011 at 5:13 am

I bet most people living in this apartment building have no idea why their building is called “Novelty Court”, clearly seen in this view

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Bway commented about Norwood Theatre on Jun 14, 2011 at 4:53 am

This theater is NOT demolished, and that should be removed. The theater building is still there, and is being used as a Bargain Store.

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Bway commented about Miller Theater on Jun 13, 2011 at 6:46 pm

The theater appears to now be a church.

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Bway commented about Miller Theater on Jun 13, 2011 at 6:45 pm

The theater is now a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness.

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Bway commented about Parkview Theater on Jun 12, 2011 at 4:47 am

Does this theater building still exist? It’s supposed to be diagnally across from the Pavilion, but 2 Prospect Southwest shows it’s this large apartment building. Was the church mentioned above torn down and replaced with this apartment building?

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Bway commented about Mardi Gras Theatre on Jun 12, 2011 at 4:24 am

Judging by the street view, and Ken’s older photos, the building is now vacant and for sale.

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Bway commented about Loew's Broadway Theatre on Jun 11, 2011 at 7:25 pm

Jayar…the link posted on June 14, 2010 isn’t the old Broadway Theater, that’s a smaller two story building on the north side of the el on the other side of Broadway that is still there.

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Bway commented about Beverly Theater on Jun 11, 2011 at 4:47 pm

I don’t believe this theater should be listed as “demolished”, it doesn’t appear to have been demolished, but just gutted and turned into the school, within the shell of the former theater, similarly to who the RKO Bushwick was made into a school, the DeKalb Theater, and currently the Loews Pitkin. See here for a historic aerial showing the theater in 1980, and the building still exists, although with windows poked into it’s sides when you look at the current aerials.

Click Here for 1980 View

Click Here for Current View

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Bway commented about Eden Theater on Jun 9, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Ken, will you be adding your wonderful collection of photos to the site?

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Bway commented about Congress Theatre on Jun 9, 2011 at 5:40 pm

If you move along the street view to Buffalo Ave, and around to the side of the huge theater building, you can see the remnants of the old entrance to the Associated Supermarket that was there for a while. Apparently, the building is just open to the elements, and you can even see vagrants inside the building going through the open area of what was the supermarket. Click here for this depressing view