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robboehm commented about Shore Theatre on Feb 5, 2014 at 6:22 pm

At the time Century announced it would build the Shore it also indicated it would build a 1,000 seat theater in Huntington Station, in addition to the one which was already there. It was felt that, the way the area was developing, it could sustain two theaters in the village and two in the “Station”. The second theater in the Station was never built and, when the neighborhood went down the Station was closed. Century did, however, subsequently open two theaters in what was technically Huntington Station: the York in the Big H Shopping Center and the Whitman at the Walt Whitman Mall.

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robboehm commented about Norman Theater on Feb 5, 2014 at 3:40 pm

A word of moderation here. Addresses in real life are subject to change. My own house number, for example, went from 383 to 296 by a sweep of the pen in Town Hall. I always wondered how the Willard in Queens got it’s name. Street has been subsequently renamed. The older the address the more likely to be problems.

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robboehm commented about Rivoli Theatre on Feb 5, 2014 at 10:13 am

World Premiere of “Modern Times” February 5, 1936 with performances beginning the next day. Ad posted in photo section.

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robboehm commented about Rockville Centre Cinema on Feb 4, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Orlando, I’m confused. Postings in 2013 indicated the building had been demolished then?

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robboehm commented about AMC Fantasy 5 on Feb 2, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Mike – pictures please.

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robboehm commented about Boardwalk Theater on Feb 2, 2014 at 12:27 pm

The thousand seater would seem more like the legit. I’ll have to go back and do more research. A 300 one too. Really have to delve into this.

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robboehm commented about Boardwalk Theater on Feb 1, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Re my comment above I was on the Fulton Historical site and saw mention of an Arverne Pier Theatre which, since there was mention it had been purchased by the Schuberts, would have been legit. Boardwalk capacity too small for a legit theatre. Did it show movies later?

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robboehm commented about Paramount Theatre on Jan 31, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Among the 16th anniversary presentations was “The Road to Morocco”, November 11, 1942. See photo.

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robboehm commented about Granada Theater on Jan 30, 2014 at 10:25 am

Referred to in an early ad as “Patchogue’s Homelike Theater”

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robboehm commented about Roxy Theatre on Jan 30, 2014 at 10:17 am

Photo of 11/11/42 ad for opening of “Springtime in the Rockies”, a big hit for Betty Grable, uploaded. This movie sparked her romance with bandleader Harry James whom she married the following year. The featured song, “I Had the Craziest Dream”, became their theme song.

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robboehm commented about Radio City Music Hall on Jan 28, 2014 at 1:34 pm

January 26th marked the 75 anniversary of the premiere of Gunga Din. See photo section.

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robboehm commented about Rialto Theatre on Jan 27, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Architect is listed in the heading.

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robboehm commented about Queens Theatre on Jan 24, 2014 at 10:11 am

I haven’t been back that way in over a year. Did the church ever complete the renovation?

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robboehm commented about Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center on Jan 19, 2014 at 9:46 pm

In addition to the new lounge and digital projection, new seats have been added bringing capacity to 100. The Plaza has added a second venue, the second floor over the BrickHouse Brewery on Main Street. Seating is forty something. Films and comedy nights are held there. The main “stage” is also, occasionally a music venue.

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robboehm commented about Hauppauge Theater on Jan 19, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Contrary to the demolished, it is my contention that the building is still standing and is now a Chase bank.

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robboehm commented about Wantagh Theatre on Jan 16, 2014 at 2:06 pm

The latter two were mirror twins, separated and created some months apart. Last time I looked at that site there were no images.

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robboehm commented about Market Street Cinema on Jan 15, 2014 at 1:03 pm

If it’s on the National Registry how can they raze it?

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robboehm commented about Egyptian Theatre on Jan 14, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Theater also visited by Antiques Roadshow for the current season, 2014.

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robboehm commented about Glen Cove Theatres on Jan 13, 2014 at 9:13 pm

That’s good news. Now all that remains is the Long Beach which has been shuttered since Super Storm Sandy.

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robboehm commented about AMC Loews Fresh Meadows 7 on Jan 12, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Michael – most upscale store was Bloomingdale’s. My favorite was Womrath’s Book Store. Would often stop by on my way home from classes at Queens College.

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robboehm commented about Century's Plainview on Jan 10, 2014 at 9:43 am

Tall lamp on the stage. How Broadway theatrical. Mr. Scolnick must have had a legitimate theater background.

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robboehm commented about St. James Theatre on Jan 2, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Theater cards from the St. James Long Island “Calderone” movie theater. Left to right: “Waterloo Bridge, ” New Moon, “Edison the Man, ” all released 1940. Courtesy of Geoffrey K. Fleming, author of Images of America: St. James.

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robboehm commented about Mattituck Theatre on Jan 2, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Early photo of the Mattituck, pre opening, from the Traveler – Watchman added. Have some current ones in my camera which, when I learn how to manipulate them, will also add.

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robboehm commented about Central Park Theatre on Jan 2, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Mighty big bucks in those days. Wonder how long the aggregate rental was for.

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robboehm commented about Times Square Theatre on Jan 1, 2014 at 8:39 pm

Building is obviously under renovation with all the “drapery” on the facade.