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It’s amazing how many theaters were in Bushwick and Ridgewood.
While I don’t know the exact address for this theater, the street should be Austin St, this theater was right across from the Continental 1 2, now Brandon.
Can the street view be reset? Someone clicked the wrong location for the Suffolk Theater in this view, it needs to be further east on Main St….
Hahaha! Thanks for getting of the Expressway and fixing it! I have up after some minutes on the expressway where the view originally left us!
Wow, Great photos of the Commodore! It was nice to see those “urn” things again….I used to pass them every day for a decade on the J/M trains through there on the el. STILL can’t believe that beautiful building was senselessly torn down. What a shame.
Notice in the street view of the theater, the words in the cement/tiles on the sidewalk under where the marquee used to be still say “Eagle” right up until the point when the building was partially demolished. The side walls of the theater still remain to this day…someone should do a walk by and see if you can still see “Eagle” on the ground in front of the barricade they put around the building when they tore the front part of the building down….
While talking about all the great things the site is now (and I love the changes), one other thing on the negative side is the fact that links are no longer a different color than the actual text of posts, so when people post links in their comments, they are quite hard to find now, as they don’t show up as a different color. Just a thought.
Ron, that may be the browser you use. it displays fine with Firefox. I wonder why you see it differently?
Anyway, I had another question. As new photos are added to the site, what photo becomes the default? Are they rotated, or does the newest or oldest become the “default”.
I can see advantages or disadvantages to it being the first or the newest, but perhaps it would be even better if it “rotated” between whatever photos are loaded for a particular theater. That way, any theater isn’t defaulted with perhaps a “bad” photo being the defaulted photo for eternity……
Also, is there a way to “preview” a post before posting like there used to be?
Site looks great, as I posted somewhere else in I thought this thread (although can’t seem to find that post!).
Anyway, I think the street view thing is GREAT, and have been having a lot of fun fixing a lot of them (oddly, most don’t come up to the right spot or even the right street!)
Anyway, how do we change street views of theaters were someone might have accidentally pressed the “update street view” button, but did it in the wrong spot? For example, the RKO Bushwick Theater. It comes up to the back of the theater building, but someone must have inadvertantly pressed “update street view” for this view, but it really should show the front of the building, not the bricks of the back on a side street….
Most have been set correctly, this is one of the few that was clicked on a street view that is wrong. When you click on “street view” you will see what I mean by it being “wrong”. I added acurrent photo of the theater building just so it wouldn’t automatically come up with the incorrect street view image!:
Here’s the link to the Bushwick Theater:
Here’s the link to what the street view SHOULD look like, but it can’t be changed, at least not by regular users once it’s set to the wrong view. Is there any way to “reset” the theater so someone can reposition it correctly, or put this correct link in?:
Yes, I tried to fix it too, but it doesn’t let you get off the Long Island Expressway and onto Grand Ave where the street view belongs. This one will have to require an administrative “fix”, as the link to the street view is WAY off
Yes, this photo is obviously a photo of the Los Angeles Theater in Downtown LA on Broadway, not the Pacific on Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood.
SW, all the links and photos are fine, you just have to click “view all comments” now to see older comments. One quirk I did find though is that if you are reading comments on one of the pages that then comes up, there is no box at the bottom to make a new comment which is a bit odd. You have to go all the way back to the original page to make a comment.
The previous names are listed on the side.
The site looks great! I like the idea of the Google street view there! Good work…
I knew something was “wrong” when I went a few days without getting any “someone responded to your comment” emails…so checked the site news and saw that it’s being upgraded! Was eagerly awaiting, the whole weekend, and can’t wait to see it when the bugs are cleared out. One question….we won’t have to make a comment in every theater we want to be “informed of new comments” again will we? The “someone made a comment” emails are a lifesaver of keeping track of all the theaters interested in to see if new comments were made.
If not, it would be nice to have a box to check (without necessarily making a comment) that says something to the effect of, “get updated when someone makes a comment on this theater. That’s how I keep current!
Very cool! Thanks!
It’s a real shame, as I don’t see how a vacant lot will be much better than the shambles of a building there now. Across the street they “removed blight” too when they tore down the old True Value hardware store, and now that the “blight” is gone we have a chain link fence with a pile of sand in the middle and supports holding up the last remaining wall of the torn down building next to the Salvation army building. Yeah, “much” better….
I have no problem with churches taking over the theaters. In some cases they actually saved the theaters from being gutted, or worse, destroyed completely. I much rather have a church in the old theaters than being gutted for retail. Church conversions are generally quite kind to the integrity of the theater buildings, everything basically remains, the seats and everything….just the stage becomes an altar.
It’s much better having a church in a theater, and in turn maintaining the building, than for the building to sit vacant and fall into shambles.
In some cases, the theater even becomes a theater again, post church. We have the old Loews Wonder Theater, the 175th St Theater in Upper Manhattan that became a church in the 60’s or 70’s, and it has been beautifully maintained and restored. In recent years, it’s even been opened up back to theater activities, they have had concerts of some big bands there.
Here’s also a link to their own website with wonderful photos of the place. It even still has movie capability.
Haha, it is reversed! Someone printed the negative the wrong way….
When I drove by the Plaza the other day there’s a poster with the rendition of the “Plaza” in your proposal. I was hoping they would consider it, but if they are tearing it down, doesn’t sound like it.
Too bad. With all the work they have been doing to East Main Street….new sidewalks, trees, lamp posts, and sewer system, this would seem to be taylor made for the new Main St.
They also held church services on Sundays at the former Patchogue Multiplex untill it closed. It’s a good way for extra money, and the church services are usually held in the morning before the movie theater opens anyway.
Wouldn’t that be great!?
That other large building on the corner of Wyckoff and Myrtle was the terminal station for the Lutheran Cemetery steam “Dummy” Railroad which ran between that station and Metropolitan Ave on the street level, on the ROW that became the el for the M train we know today.
I also get email updates from the plaza group, about their screenings upstairs at the Brickhouse Brewery, and thought that the Brickhouse was just sort of their temporaty place until the Plaza could be used. But this is sort of strange it’s not mentioned at all in the article.