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Yes, Joe, the theatre was opened until the fire of April 17th. I have a picture from the Corydon Democrat showing the fire in progress with the marquee on the ground which I’ll have to scan and upload. I, too, have a photo of the theatre showing Comanche Territory from the Democrat which I’ll also upload. Incidentally native son James Best was featured in that movie. I’ll also upload a photo of the interior, an image of the first Dream and a number of newspaper advertisements.
Theater mentioned, but not by name, in a February 21, 2016 Long Island Newsday article about a wartime romance.
I think the whole business of recliners is ridiculous. Just give me a good movie at a reasonable price.
Banners outside the theater proclaim recliners.
dallas, I don’t understand. You can add comments and pictures but not establish a new theater? I am not aware of any restrictive policy.
Dallas you have left a thread dangling. When I went to Frisco to see the followup on the Queen which was to have been opened there using the equipment and signage from this Queen I found nothing.
dallasmovietheaters you have mentioned four theaters in Missouri Valley yet only the Rialto is on Cinema Treasures. Since you seem to know all about them how about putting them on CT. At that time it would be appropriate to put the photo of the Majestic which is on the Rialto site where it belongs.
In the 1937-1939 period there was also an upgrade of the theater adding steel beams to strengthen the balcony, new seats and a new facade and marquee.
So when is Mylie Cyrus coming with her wrecking ball to get this long awaited project started?
According to the agenda for tonight’s Great Neck Plaza trustees meeting the matter of the Playhouse demolition is to be tabled until the March 14th meeting. On and on. Delays without resolution. If this continues like the plans for the Lynbrook it will be 2030 or so before anything happens.
The index of materials physically at Hofstra includes other than those listed by theatrefan. I remember that Calderone’s Strand in Hempstead was listed. Perhaps there is something on the Lynbrook. Always wanted to get there to take a photo of the Strand image to put on CT.
This was one of architect Charles Sandblom’s first projects after leaving Thomas Lamb to start his own firm.
Uploaded an interior photo which appeared in the 1/12/1922 Exhibitor’s Herald from Cezar Del Vallee’s Theatre Talks.
Ed, Hofstra has a whole Calderone archive. Some of it can be seen online. For the rest you have to make an appointment. Never actually been there. Might be some Lynbrook interior photos there.
Some discussion about building a multiplex on County Route 58 where Walmart used to be. Plans for another theater further north fell through years ago. Currently zoning only permits a theater to be built on Main Street in the heart of town.
The last theater opened by Calderone was the namesake showplace in Hempstead. Building still exists. Church was supposed to be renovating the auditorium.
The former Westbury, now The Space, is still a functioning venue, albeit mostly for concerts.
A smaller space operated by Calderone in St. James on Second Avenue still exists but as an office building. See references with photos elsewhere on CT.
I concur. It’s been done elsewhere if the facade was given landmark status. It’s bad enough current office buildings are just glass boxes. See my comments above on this subject and check out the picture of the ugly current Shore in Huntington.
What we need now are current interior photos. I understand the main floor is cabaret seating a la Studio 54.
Remember the day you just went to a movie? Now they have all these bells and whistles and charge you an arm and a leg.
Concept boggles the mind.
For those of you have been there could you narrow down where it was. What is on the site now so we could have an actual address. Any time frame on when it closed? Was the floor pitched? Was there a center aisle? Any physical description? Marquee?
Historic theater was destroyed by the weight of the snow on it’s roof on Friday night during the ongoing blizzard.
According to the lead the murals are still visible. How come no one has taken interior pix?
Better exterior photo uploaded.