Comments from Mike (saps)

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Mike (saps) commented about St. Albans Theatre on Sep 14, 2004 at 9:26 am

You’re allowed to sit in on church services. All welcome.

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Mike (saps) commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Sep 13, 2004 at 12:02 am

Wow! 36 pages, and I’m exhausted. But I had to smile when page 6 listed among its premieres of outstanding productions that nearly-forgotton Jackie Susann potboiler “The Love Machine.” Ah, Hollywood in the 1970’s.

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Mike (saps) commented about Freeport Theatre on Sep 7, 2004 at 8:56 pm

There is a tremendous V-shaped vacant lot where this theater once stood. When I drive by I try to imagine how big is was and how it must have looked. Ah, well.

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Mike (saps) commented about Century's York Theatre on Sep 7, 2004 at 8:48 pm

No. The Huntington was located in the downtown village area, near Main Street (Rte 25A). This theatre was located between the LIRR station and downtown, in the Big H Shopping center, an outdoor strip mall that had a Sears, also long closed.

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Mike (saps) commented about Criterion Theatre on Sep 1, 2004 at 10:48 am

Wow.

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Mike (saps) commented about Rialto Theatre on Aug 30, 2004 at 12:48 pm

When it was a porno house in the early 1970’s, I believe the 42nd Street entrance led to a second screen located in the basement. But you could also access the main theatre, entering at the rear behind the screen. I think.

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Mike (saps) commented about St. George Theatre on Aug 30, 2004 at 12:44 pm

Doreen, the ball is in your court! Let’s do it!

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Mike (saps) commented about St. George Theatre on Aug 29, 2004 at 8:38 pm

Vito, the ball is in your court! Let’s do it!

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Mike (saps) commented about Cameo Theatre on Aug 28, 2004 at 11:40 pm

Wow! Excellent collection of ticket stubs. Neat graphic.

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Mike (saps) commented about Embassy 1 Theatre on Aug 27, 2004 at 6:37 am

The Visitor’s Center is located in the beautifully restored auditorium, not the lobby (which is also beautifully restored), and is surely worth a visit from every movie theater lover. So go already!

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Mike (saps) commented about Manhattan 1 and 2 on Aug 27, 2004 at 6:32 am

I ran away from home once in the 1970s (for a few days!; I saw “The Way We Were” here, and I haven’t been the same since.

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Fantasy 5 on Aug 27, 2004 at 6:29 am

I agree that Cineplex Odeon did a great job back in the 1980’s. The screens are big, the sound is loud and clear, the projection light is (usually) nice and bright. This is one of my local houses and I think it’s the best in the area…nicer than Loews RVC Twin, Oceanside, UA Lynbrook, Malverne or Long Beach.

It doesn’t seem like a divided single screen like Lynbrook, and I can’t even tell the layout of the original theatre. Anyone know?

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Mike (saps) commented about Historic Notting Hill Arthouse Cinema Undergoes Refurbishment on Aug 22, 2004 at 11:51 am

I’ve been to this theatre and it is truly lovely.

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Mike (saps) commented about Ellen Theatre on Aug 22, 2004 at 11:49 am

Here is the link directly to the Ellen. Nice marquee!

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Mike (saps) commented about Beacon Theater on Aug 22, 2004 at 11:46 am

Yes! Please try to link that photo.

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Mike (saps) commented about Darien Playhouse on Aug 21, 2004 at 5:49 am

Things are on the move in Darien. Here are excerpts from a New York Times story of 8/18/04, followed by a link to the entire article.

A full-service Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa and an Ann Taylor Loft have leased space in the Darien Playhouse movie theater, a prime spot in the small downtown here.

Arthur Collins Sr., a developer of upscale office and housing complexes along the Eastern Seaboard, and Thomas E. Golden, president of the Thomas E. Golden Realty Company in Darien, are redeveloping the 21,500-square-foot theater building, built in 1926. Closed for seven years in the 1980’s, it was purchased by United Artists and reopened as a two-screen theater, but closed again before the two men took it over. Mr. Collins said, “We had to find a way to save it for the town, but movie rents are barely a break-even, so we had to get other income.”

While Mr. Collins and Mr. Golden have completely gutted the interior, they saved the red-brick colonial facade in compliance with the town’s wish. “We are a charming New England town, and we don’t want to lose that character,” Ms. Klein said.
By halving the two theaters' capacity, to 160 seats each, and adding 1,500 square feet to each side of the building, the developers made room for three new tenants. The third is a high-end linen shop, Sweet Dreams, which took 1,500 square feet on the ground floor facing the street.

The white-pillared theater entrance and lobby will be taken over by Ann Taylor, with a store that covers 6,500 square feet; moviegoers will now enter the theater at the back of the building. The marquee will remain, bearing the name Playhouse Square. The two stores and the theater are expected to open around Thanksgiving, Mr. Collins said.

Peter Vivien, a restorer, owner and operator of vintage theaters in New Jersey, will operate the theater on a 30-year lease. His plans for the interior include a swagged Austrian show curtain and pastel upholstery.

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Mike (saps) commented about Casino Theatre on Aug 17, 2004 at 8:05 am

Didn’t they play adult films for a while? I was always intrigued by this theater under the el.

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Mike (saps) commented about Loew's State Theatre on Aug 13, 2004 at 3:58 pm

And the Alpine, which I’ve been to many times, is the only one still flying the Loew’s banner.

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Mike (saps) commented about Maplewood Theatre on Aug 13, 2004 at 3:48 pm

Wow! Any links to photos?

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Mike (saps) commented about Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre on Aug 12, 2004 at 4:57 pm

I love those giant vertical signs. On 42nd Street both Loews and AMC have instlled them and they are pretty impressive.

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Mike (saps) commented about Rivoli Theatre on Aug 12, 2004 at 4:54 pm

Bryan K, that is an amazing site you linked us to. Thanks!

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Mike (saps) commented about Roxy Theatre on Aug 12, 2004 at 4:48 pm

Better link: www.historictheatres.org
(Link above has an extra comma!)

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Mike (saps) commented about Roxy Theatre on Aug 10, 2004 at 1:56 pm

Reading these posts here and for other showplaces makes me a litle nauseous over what we’ve lost.

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Mike (saps) commented about Roxy Theatre on Aug 9, 2004 at 3:43 pm

>>The Walker made it to the 90’s and now a store sits inside…

Where this?

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Mike (saps) commented about Fortway Theatre on Aug 8, 2004 at 7:58 am

I wonder if the ceilings in the upstairs theaters are still painted dark blue.