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my local source states the owner plans to sell the property to a developer for conversion to apartments.
the theatre has officially closed as of october 11 , according to the staten island advance.
korvettes was in the location that formerly pergament and now best buy stands. most of these theatres closed in 1987 when the travis multiplex opened. that multiplex now appears doomed itself , as is the amboy multiplex in n.j.– sad – why didn’t they ever convert to stadium seating?…..
i recall the popcorn tasting like cardboard.
i recall seeing “jaws” and “the stone killer” here , it was a decent theatre. as for the travis multiplex , it appears about to close soon. however i don’t think it ever was decreased by half , it has had 14 screens for a number of years now.
vito , i agree with your decision not to see any movie not presented in a film format. i want to support the st. george but i don’t care to see dvd projections of films , at least not until the reviews come in of how good the presentation was.
the s.i. advance states the building has been sold and the theatre “may” close , i’d say that’s a pretty safe bet.
vito , i live in the area and pass by very often , i have seen no activity at all. i will check with local business owners to see if there are any updates.
is the theatre officially toast?
ed , i don’t doubt that it became a concert venue, but weren’t most of these bands/performers at the height of their popularity at that time? why would they book concerts on staten island?……
robert , if you mean ready as a movie theatre , i believe a previous poster stated the orchestra seats were removed when it became a nightclub. the balcony is intact according to the poster. when i pass by i check if anyone’s there ,to get a look but it is always closed.
robert , if you mean ready as a movie theatre , i beleive a previous poster stated the orchestra seats were removed when it became a nightclub. the balcony is intact according to the poster. when i pass by i check if anyone’s there ,to get a look but it is always closed.
going there in the 60’s and 70’s as a youth it was much smaller than paramount and st george. the “stadium seating” effect of the balcony still paled in comparison to those other theatres. i also seem to recall the interior lighting being rather bright during screenings , which distracted from the movie showing. the ceiling motif , i recall , added to this effect. the square screen could not accomadate the “cinemascope” format of the day , and the sound was muffled as i recall…..
sorry gustav , i didn’t realize you meant amateur theatre. as far as i know they don’t have it at the st. george. i would question whether it would attract enough of an audience here to sustain the lane. in the village yes , but on s.i. i doubt it.
currently the premiere theater on s.i. , its only real competition is the atrium.
the website didn’t work, and the real estate firm said the person handling it wasn’t in. gustav , as far as the community theatre idea goes, i think the ship has sailed on that. the st.george has cornered the market on it , and the way the city crucified the owners of that establishment does not bode well for any potential owners of the lane.
i believe it is now regal , UA is done i think. i was there the opening weekend of star wars 3 and there were 10 people at the screening! i believe the writing is on the wall. the reopening of the adjacent bowling alley doesn’t seem to be paying off. ironically , this theatre’s opening resulted in the demise of the still standing twin and single screen houses on s.i. now it is being killed by the stadium 16…..
once the premier theatre on staten island , it has fallen on hard times. i would be surprised if it survives this year.
evidently it is though. used to go there back in the day, since staten island theatres were crummy (at that time). goodbye , farewell and amen.
to vito et al., i went to the Lane yesterday, there is a century21 sign on the marquee. does not indicate if site is for sale , lease , or rent. phone number 718-698-0100, or online www.domsgold.com .
will call tmow.
i will post my findings on the lane’s site.
how long did it last as a “dirty movie” theatre?
vito i will look into goings on there , it is landmarked is it not? if so the uses are limited…and if not , the nightclub idea is dead (drugs) and the st george, magnificently restored by mrs r, has cornered the market on retro entertainment. i wonder what condition the interior of the lane is in?….
took another tour on saturday , the restoration is incredible. does anyone have info on movie nights? if so i’m there….