Comments from Mike (saps)

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Mike (saps) commented about Loew's Kings Theatre on Jan 26, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Here is a diret link to the gorgeous but heartbreaking photos in the Gothamist.

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Mike (saps) commented about New Mission Theater on Jan 26, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Direct link to Alamo website about this theater here.

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Mike (saps) commented about UA Crossbay on Jan 20, 2013 at 12:21 am

This theater’s marquee was used in this week’s TV Land show Happily Divorced! They changed the titles on the marquee to The Hobbit and Lincoln but the rest of the marquee clearly says UA Crossbay. And they show it twice.

Perhaps a nod to her hometown from Queens native Fran Drescher?

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Mike (saps) commented about Long Beach Cinema 4 on Jan 16, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Still closed — doors, marquee and display cases all covered in plywood.

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Mike (saps) commented about Paramount Theatre on Jan 14, 2013 at 4:53 am

Of course the other Paramount is listed – as Sony Columbus Circle – http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/2654

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 3, 2013 at 7:40 pm

But can they get the curtain working?

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 1, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Starting to sound like the old Victoria. (Maybe Clearview should just rename it the Embassy and be done with it!)

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Mike (saps) commented about Colonial Theatre on Dec 8, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I went to this theater around fall 1980 with my girlfriend Margaret while visiting the college in Keene.

I seem to remember the seats were wooden – no padding. And it was chilly. Glad to see it is still open and apparently thriving.

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Mike (saps) commented about Capitol Theatre on Nov 14, 2012 at 6:13 am

Excerpt from Bosley Crowthers' NY Times' review of 11/14/47:

“What with Frank Sinatra as the star of the Capitol’s stage show, it wasn’t likely that much attention would be paid to the film on the screen. So the management has graciously provided the least temptation in this respect — a feather-weight farce, from Columbia, entitled ‘Her Husband’s Affairs’…But in nonsense as well as serious drama, there must be a pattern, a plan, to sustain the humor. This film has none. Mr. Sinatra, take it away!”

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Mike (saps) commented about Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Nov 6, 2012 at 10:05 pm

What was the original name and any subsequent names of this theater?

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Mike (saps) commented about Mattituck 8 on Nov 6, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Can you find out how many seats and inform CT accordingly?

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Mike (saps) commented about Palace Theatre on Nov 6, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Frenzy had its NY premiere on June 21, 1972; accoring to IBDB, Applause played at the Palace until July 27, 1972.

Clarification needed.

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Mike (saps) commented about Palace Theatre on Nov 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm

According to Internet Broadway Database it seems that Sweet Charity in January 1966 was the theater’s re-launch by the Nederlanders as a legitimate house. But people here remember seeing movies at the Palace after that date, so it must have alternated between film and live productions.

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Mike (saps) commented about Palace Theatre on Nov 6, 2012 at 2:30 pm

But just to be in that theater for a buck or so — and sometimes less! — I would have accepted a distorted screen.

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Mike (saps) commented about Palace Theatre on Nov 5, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Everyone had already seen the bootleg.

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Mike (saps) commented about Rialto Theatre on Nov 5, 2012 at 12:28 am

I can’t believe this theater lasted less than 20 years.

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 4, 2012 at 6:07 pm

70mm is the size of the film, not the size of the screen, which should make for aharper image. I wonder if the distributor is charging the exhibitor extra for the special print.

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Mike (saps) commented about Shore Theatre on Nov 3, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Pic from Brownstoner of Shore vertical blade after Hurricane Sandy posted in photos.

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Mike (saps) commented about Capitol Theatre on Oct 27, 2012 at 7:58 am

So lets all agree on which photo to hit and see if we can get it bumped up onto the main page.

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Mike (saps) commented about Capitol Theatre on Oct 25, 2012 at 7:39 pm

I’m going to have to get down to the Capitol and check it out myself.

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Mike (saps) commented about Auditorium before multiplexing on Oct 22, 2012 at 8:32 pm

That curtain is so much wider than the proscenium. There must be a nice big CinemaScopee screen behind those drapes!

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Mike (saps) commented about Edna Theater on Oct 22, 2012 at 8:21 pm

No theaters found within 30 miles.

What??? That will come as news to the Harvest Moon Drive-In, located less than a mile away.

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Mike (saps) commented about Loew's Kameo Theatre on Oct 15, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Nice blog with good interior photos. Direct link

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Mike (saps) commented about Main Theater on Oct 14, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Well, I posted Joe’s pic in the photo section, for what it’s worth.

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Fantasy 5 on Oct 9, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Why is that mylar “Cineplex Odeon” sign still up? It’s starting to rot away by now and makes all the new neon look a little shabby. (And how come so many Loews signs are still up and not replaced by AMC signs, such as at the Raceway