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When the Quartet was about to open they had an “open house” for the public.
Surprisingly good condition. At least as a furniture store it’s assured that the roof is in tact.
David, if you read the heading for this theater you will see that it was, at one time, Cinematheque and the address was 125 as in the ad.
Of the former Century circuit few of the original buildings remain as theaters, if, at all. As larry indicated, the Franklin. Also the Fantasy and Lynbrook (which was a leased property and due to be demolished for a newer theater) and the Meadows. The Shore location now houses the new Shore.
A lot of these restorations are bogged down in bureaucracy. A lot of money was put into the restoration of the Paramount in Stapleton, Staten Island before red tape shut it down.
Good question, RobertR. One series of comments says the owner of the building wants the theater out. Lease expired in December but he’s willing to extend until June. Manager of the theater said no.
Other comments say manager was behind in rent and evicted.
Per my comment above. Since a large part of the clientele must have come in from Queens the opening of the Linden Blvd. and Jamaica venues must have cut into their business. Always happens. New theater in, old theater closes.
Article didn’t indicate the seller’s ID. Incidentally it is expected that a demolition permit will be filed immediately. So if anyone wants to take final pictures…….
According to an article in today’s Newsday the Green Acres Commons, which is an expansion of the Green Acres Shopping Center will cost $83 million. The two story, 220,600 square foot building will take two years to complete. There will also be additional 163,330 square feet of additional restaurant and retail space. According to property records the cost of acquisition of the theater was $22.5 million. Previously $500 million was paid for the Green Acres Shopping Center proper which, I’m presuming, did not include the Green Acres theater. The original mall is undergoing extensive renovation.
Also, relating to an earlier comment of mine, it is anticipated that the shopping center attracts almost 75% of it’s business outside of Nassau County. I would imagine the percentage of “outside” theatergoers from the theater would have also been large.
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.
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