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As far as I know, the Night Shift Theater was a separately run theater above the Hollywood Twin.
I am a bit confused on theater page’s comments. Sometimes it seems to be newest message on top, and other times it seems to be newest message on bottom. I don’t think it was like that the other day, but it is getting a bit confusing, I dont know if it’s intentional or a glitch. For example, I was reading the RKO Keith’s page in Flushing, and it seems like the newest messages are on bottom, but it randomly picks some spot for an old message on top. The other day, I think the newest messages were on the top. Furthermore, when you click “View all messages”, it seems to reverse, newest messages on top.
It is a bit confusing. I think it would be a matter of getting used to for new messages on top, as the old site had them on bottom, but I can see why that would be done in the new format. I think it causes mass confusion when it’s not consistent though….sometimes on top, sometimes on bottom depending on if you are viewing all the messages or new messages. Just a thought.
Hahaha, the “Challenge of NYC” is actually a post office “problem” or phenomena, not a site problem. The post office lumps all of Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx into borough, and has Queens broken by town/zip code. For example, you will never see “Bushwick, NY 11223” on an envelope, you will always see “Brooklyn, NY 11223”. That, as opposed to nearby Ridgewood, which is in Queens will be the opposite, “Ridgewood, NY 11385” as opposed to “Queens, NY 11385”. Don’t know why the post office divides Queens up by town/zip code, but not the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx, but it’s the way it’s done. Similarly, you will never see “Greenwich Village, NY 10XXX”, it will be “New York, NY 100XX”…. Just the way the post office and mapping does it.
The photo section REALLY has breathed new life into the site! All the new photos really make you revisit theaters probably not looked at in years. It makes every theater come to life on an ongoing basis!
Let me just add, that the new search feature BLOWS away the old one. I LOVE the fact that when you are searching for a theater (often by it’s most known name, not necessarily it’s current name), the theater comes up anyway! That saves an extra step, and also makes it so much easier to find theaters! Great!
I do agree with someone’s suggestion above that the default amount of finds on a page be raised from 30, it does make it hard to browse when a very common theater name is searched. The only thing I liked about the old search vs the new one was the fact that you could click “view all”, as you could quickly scan the whole list, as opposed to page after page of results. Again, ESPECIALLY when it’s a common name.
Horrible. Not much else to say about that.
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.