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Protestant churches never had the clout over their members like the Catholics. True, some movie goers were from outside villages. When I was doing research on the original Baldwin Theater, not the Century one, there was mention of people going to RVC (Rockville Centre) as we Long Islanders write it, when there was void left by the closing of the theater.
Go for it. You might try going via the historical society. One of the women I spoke to a number of years ago had a contact.
Sounds like there were maxi times at the mini cinema.
June 8th to be specific.
A very ambitious compilation. The format can be a tad confusing, however, the way two different villages may seem to overlap and the fact that there are multiple listings for theatres which have been divided, e.g. the Mattituck which started out as a single screen, went twin and eventually 8.
I would hope that this listing will stay. It’s too important an item to be deleted because, technically, it never was operational.
There was only one UA 150, that is the one on Jericho Turnpike. The gym is there now. Another one was announced for the Gardiner Manor Shopping Center on Sunrise Highway in Bay Shore but that was never constructed.
Way back when when UA owned the theater the intention was to demolish it and start over. The problem was long tern tenants who could not be displaced. The saga of the Lynbrook is like the LIRR going to Grand Central Terminal and the completion of the Second Avenue Subway. At least they’re working on the latter two but the dates keep getting pushed away. Those two are 50 years in the making. The Lynbrook is only 20.
According to information in the East Hampton Star a number of motion picture operations occurred in East Hampton prior to the Edwards'. The one which prospered longest was run by Cleaves & Strong in a second floor space. Their operation began in 1913 and lasted until they were bought out by Edwards in 1916.
More appropriate for a bag of flour.
Not likely Ed. A theater with a seating capacity well over a thousand in this time period, and on Long Island?
Re your comment that perhaps the Lyric became the Strand in RVC. I doubt it. The Strand had a seating capacity well over 1,000. Highly unlikely in this time period.
Ed, what happened to the photo you mentioned in June?
Thanks for the back story. Love to know your sources. They might help me on a couple of other tracking projects.
Stairs are probably the original.
Surprised to learn that Century managed this for a time. In the comments section for some other theatre it was noted in the Box Office for 1938 that among the managerial changes within the Century Circuit Howard Weiss, Asst. Mgr. of the Fantasy in Rockville Centre became the manager of the Plaza.
Yes, bigjoe59, the Bay Plaza is the only theater left in the Bronx, of the 118 listed on Cinema Treasures in that boro. To DARCYCDT, not all of the Clearview properties were assumed by BowTie. I would have thought they wouldn’t have acquired any they were likely to drop. Leases are a funny thing. I know the Port Washington property is leased. A big problem there is parking. Clearview owned some properties, the Roslyn in particular. Don’t know if BowTie actually purchased Clearview owned properties or leased them from them.
The Yost is the subject of a segment of tonight’s Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel. Major haunting.
Any update on the status?
Still not open. Any update on negotiations?
Pylon stills survives untouched.
Go to the comments section with a posting by Warren G. Harris on May 4, 2008 which has links to photos of a functioning RKO Jefferson. Also read Warren’s comments elsewhere about the Billy Rose Collection.
If you look carefully at the photo you can detect the words “Opera House” on the facade of the building. Therefore, this is a picture of the predecessor of the Arcade.
Thanks to whoever loaded the photo above. When I spoke to people in the historical society they said they (a) had no photo and (b) no theater was subsequently built on the site. Living on Long Island it’s unlikely that I’ll be doing anything more about this theater; certainly don’t envision a trip to Cooperstown.
Tinseltoes the problem is unless you are a subscriber to the Wall Street Journal online you can’t access the story. A synopsis please.