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ERD commented about Boro Park Theatre on May 10, 2007 at 11:11 am

The Boro Park’s box seats, a few feet above orchestra level,(front decorated with marble)were on each side of the proscenium. The design was neo classic. (Ex. the decorative colums, the dome, etc.)

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ERD commented about Boro Park Theatre on May 9, 2007 at 2:59 pm

Starting in the late 1940’s the Boro Park began showing first run films. This is a quote from Warren’s informative April 30th 2004 post:“ The RKO "arrangement” came circa 1949-50, when clearances changed as a result of the Federal anti-trust action against the major companies that owned both studios and theatres. Prior to that, Loew’s Boro Park played split weeks of double features that had already played at Loew’s 46th Street and the nearest RKO that was first-run for that area.“ I personally remember most of my friends and I who lived in Boro Park went equally to the 46th Street and Boro Park. Both theatres had live presentations at times. Both theatres, different in styles, were beautiful and unique.

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ERD commented about Hollywood Theatre on Apr 21, 2007 at 4:03 am

Ed, the pictures you took of the Hellinger are excellent. Thanks for letting us see them.

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ERD commented about Robey Theatre on Apr 17, 2007 at 4:39 am

Looks like a cozy little theatre. I am glad it has survived all these years.

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ERD commented about Boro Park Theatre on Apr 1, 2007 at 2:56 pm

Bkj, when my Aunt closed her studio all of her photographic equipment, negatives and copies were stored in the celler of that building since she lived on the second floor. Shortly afterwards, the basement flooded and everything left down there was destroyed.

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ERD commented about Boro Park Theatre on Mar 25, 2007 at 4:16 am

Irwin Corey lived in the apartment building on 12th Avenue. There was a drugstore on the mainfloor called Rooservelt’s Pharmacy over 55 years ago. My aunt, who had a photography studio in the area, took many pictures for the vaudeville stars when they appeared at the Boro Park and 46th Street theatre.

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ERD commented about Radio City Music Hall on Mar 12, 2007 at 6:59 am

The life of S.L.Rothafel would make a great movie if done creatively.

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ERD commented about Radio City Music Hall on Mar 12, 2007 at 6:55 am

R.C.M.H. was first called International Music Hall when it opened on December 27, 1932. With the failure of the over-long priemiere variety show, S.L.Rothafel became ill, and was ousted as head supervisor of the theatre. Before his death in the mid 1930’s, he was asked to return to run the Roxy on 7th Avenue.

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ERD commented about Boro Park Theatre on Jan 30, 2007 at 4:29 am

See Garden theatre(Brooklyn) in Cinema Treasures for the outdoor theatre on New Utrecht avenue.(Roof opened). It was next to Loew’s 46th Street. Loew’s 46th Street building is now a furniture store, I think the Mosque you are referring to is in( or was in) a connecting building next to it. (Check it out in Cinema Treasures)

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ERD commented about Brooklyn Paramount Theatre on Jan 25, 2007 at 4:53 am

As one of my favorite theatres in the past, it is wonderful to hear that the theatre may be restored! Hoping L.I.U. will follow through.
I am sure a student center could be incorporated into the design.

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ERD commented about Loew's 46th Street Theatre on Jan 20, 2007 at 4:27 am

Under the balcony were ornate glass pannels with blue lights hidden in them- I guess to represent the sky. The theatre was elegant, but unfortuantely not that well maintained by Loew’s throughout the years.

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ERD commented about Boro Park Theatre on Jan 18, 2007 at 7:29 am

The only picture (exterior front view) I ever saw of the Boro Park theatre was in the book “When Brooklyn Was The World” by Elliot Willensky. Unfortuantely, I do not know of any link that shows the
handsome interior. Perhaps C.T. member Warren knows of one.

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ERD commented about Loew's 46th Street Theatre on Jan 13, 2007 at 12:59 pm

I think most likely it was scaled down. Thanks for the information, Warren.

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ERD commented about Loew's 46th Street Theatre on Jan 13, 2007 at 8:25 am

The theatre had 725 seats less than the article mentions-according to
Cinema Treasure’s facts.

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ERD commented about Beloved Member Jim Rankin Passes Away on Jan 9, 2007 at 8:05 am

I was greatly affected to read of Jim Rankin’s passing. He was a true gentleman and scholar. Like many other members, I shall miss his wonderful comments on Cinema Treasures.

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ERD commented about Oriental Theatre on Dec 23, 2006 at 3:53 am

Absolutely a stunning and unique looking theatre. A reminder of an era of great showmanship.

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ERD commented about Walker Theater on Dec 21, 2006 at 4:42 am

Thanks, Warren for your information.

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ERD commented about Walker Theater on Dec 21, 2006 at 3:54 am

I was told the Walker opened in 1927 by a person who worked there many years ago-not 1929. Perhaps some member knows for sure.

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ERD commented about Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 on Dec 21, 2006 at 3:48 am

It would be worth a look if you didn’t have to pay.

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ERD commented about Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 on Dec 21, 2006 at 3:38 am

E Walk certainly doesn’t sound like a CINEMA TREASURE. I wouldn’t want to see a movie in such a place.

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ERD commented about Loew's 46th Street Theatre on Dec 19, 2006 at 4:37 am

We have gained much in this century, yet have also lost many former attributes-as this site attests to.

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ERD commented about Boro Park Theatre on Dec 19, 2006 at 4:30 am

A brick facade, I don’t personally feel it resembled the RKO Bushwick.

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ERD commented about New Victory Theatre on Dec 19, 2006 at 4:24 am

Excellent pictures of the auditorium, Ed. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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ERD commented about West End Theatre on Dec 1, 2006 at 1:32 pm

The photo from the Brooklyn Library was taken in 1918 after the “El"
was built on New Utrecht Avenue. The silent picture featured was Paramount’s "My Cousin”, a comedy starring Enrico Caruso.(Adolph Zukor had signed the famous operatic tenor to make three silent movies for his studio. Although Caruso couldn’t be heard, his movie debut was a success)

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ERD commented about Boro Park Theatre on Oct 13, 2006 at 6:17 am

I wonder if there are any pictures of the interior of the Boro Park theatre.