Comments from ERD

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ERD commented about Boro Park Theatre on Jun 13, 2006 at 9:20 am

The neighborhood began turning “orthodox” in 1966. The Boro Park began showing XXX films in retaliation for the egg throwing riot
when the owner had live shows on Saturday. Loew’s 46th Street did not show XXX rated films as a continous policy.

ERD
ERD commented about Theaters and fans embrace big screen concerts on Jun 13, 2006 at 5:30 am

Pay-per-view is broadcasting a lot of the special concerts and sports events.

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ERD commented about Boro Park Theatre on Jun 12, 2006 at 8:16 am

Recently I went to a local Upstate NY multiplex where I now live. Compared to the Bough Park and Loew’s 46th Street, it is nothing more than an uncomfortable screening room.

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ERD commented about State Theatre on Jun 12, 2006 at 8:08 am

A very beautiful theatre! The very successful Proctors theatre in Schenectady,New York (USA),has recently enlarged its stage housing to accommodate the large sets for Broadway road shows. Wishing the State theatre a successful future.

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ERD commented about Walker Theater on Jun 6, 2006 at 6:33 am

The Walker building seems to be a good candidate for a theatre restoration in Brooklyn.

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ERD commented about Loew's 46th Street Theatre on Jun 6, 2006 at 2:28 am

I recently made a brief visit to my old neighborhood of Borough Park. Any trace of the once beautiful homes are replaced by 5 story walk ups. It has become very crowded, catering almost exclusively to a religous sect which frowns upon theatres. If Loew’s 46th Street building was not functioning as a furniture store & warehouse, it would be torn down since land is so valuable in that area.

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ERD commented about Loew's 46th Street Theatre on Jun 6, 2006 at 2:28 am

I recently made a brief visit to my old neighborhood of Borough Park. Any trace of the once beautiful homes are replaced by 5 story walk ups. It has become very crowded, catering almost exclusively to a religous sect which frowns upon theatres. If Loew’s 46th Street building was not functioning as a furniture store & warehouse, it would be torn down since land is so valuable in that area.

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ERD commented about Theaters and fans embrace big screen concerts on Jun 3, 2006 at 3:50 am

I don’t think this will be too successful. With improvements in home entertainment, why go to a movie theatre for a concert- espcially if it can be telecasted. Also, some of the audiences could tend to get rowdy.

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ERD commented about Palace Theatre on Jun 1, 2006 at 8:53 am

Tom, Mr. Kansas,Director of Development, says he is interested in the organ and will discuss it with the leadership. He will get back to me next mid week as he has a busy schedule right now.

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ERD commented about Palace Theatre on Jun 1, 2006 at 7:16 am

Tom, I appreciate your interest. I will forward this to the Palace.
In the meantime, I am contacting various sources.
At least an attempt is being made. I hope some people in the area will get involved.

ERD
ERD commented about Palace Theatre on Jun 1, 2006 at 5:48 am

Nothing comes easy. If money cold be found to restore the marquee, I am sure money can evenutally be found to put in the organ. A publicity campaign should be started to help this movement get off the ground.

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ERD commented about Palace Theatre on May 30, 2006 at 5:25 am

If Radio City Music is called “the showplace of the nation,” than the Palace is “the showplace of the New York State capital.” With so many influencial people residing in Albany,it surprises me there is a lack interest.

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ERD commented about Replacing the organ at the Palace Theatre on May 28, 2006 at 5:18 am

I have contacted Gov. Pataki and other political figures about the
Palce theatre. As part of the renovation, an organ should have been
replaced. I am glad to know there are other members interested in the Palce theatre as well.

ERD
ERD commented about Palace Theatre on May 27, 2006 at 6:27 am

I have forwarded information about some stored theatre organs that may be donated to the Palace to Mr. Kansas. Since there is lack of funding, some skilled people would have to be willing to give their time to install it. It really surprises me that the state capitol of New York can not find people. Proctors' theatre in Schenectady, New York certainly found ways and are now very successful. I guess it depends on the enthusiasm, intelligence, and showmanship of those in charge.

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ERD commented about Palace Theatre on May 26, 2006 at 7:13 am

The manager of the Palace theatre recently told me there is no active plan to replace the theatre organ because of lack of funds, however he is willing to work with a grass roots movement to get one.
What a shame this beautiful theatre doesn’t have one. Perhaps there is some member that can help. Contact:George Kansas <>

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ERD commented about Theatre Pipe Organ For Sale on May 18, 2006 at 6:52 am

The Palace Theatre in Albany New York should look into buying this theatre organ.

ERD
ERD commented about Ritz Theatre Company on May 13, 2006 at 5:39 am

Looks like a nice cozy little theatre. I wish the owners success.

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ERD commented about Alpine Theatre on May 3, 2006 at 7:52 am

Nice to know there is someone innovative enough in Brooklyn to take a chance.

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ERD commented about Loew's 46th Street Theatre on Apr 22, 2006 at 5:39 am

I vaguely remember the vaudeville, as a I was very young. Would love to get more info. Those were the days when Borough Park was at its best.

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ERD commented about Glove Theater on Apr 22, 2006 at 5:29 am

The Schine brothers were loyal and cared about people. Although successful, they never let it go to their heads. They were very special!

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ERD on Apr 9, 2006 at 7:29 am

ENjoyed the Beacon Theatre photographs very much.

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ERD commented about Loew's Metropolitan Theatre on Apr 4, 2006 at 4:59 am

I absolutely agree with Warren, who is one of the most respected and informative contributing members on Cinema Treasures.

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ERD commented about Proctor's Theatre on Mar 30, 2006 at 4:47 am

I hope this theatre can somehow be saved and restored.

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ERD commented about Tampa Theatre on Mar 28, 2006 at 5:26 am

The Tampa theatre is a beautiful theatre. However, comparing it to the Ziegfeld in New York is ludicrous. The Ziegfeld was built during another era, for another type of movie going generatrion. “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.” Things should be put in perspective.

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ERD commented about Loew's State Theatre on Mar 27, 2006 at 7:14 am

Radio City Music Hall (first called the International Music Hall) was not originally built for motion pictures. The only movie palace left in the theatre district area is The Hollywood(Mark Hellinger)
which became a legitimate stage theatre, and now is a church.