Comments from ERD

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ERD commented about Palace Theatre on Jun 1, 2006 at 7:16 am

Tom, I appreciate your interest. I will forward this to the Palace.
In the meantime, I am contacting various sources.
At least an attempt is being made. I hope some people in the area will get involved.

ERD commented about Palace Theatre on Jun 1, 2006 at 5:48 am

Nothing comes easy. If money cold be found to restore the marquee, I am sure money can evenutally be found to put in the organ. A publicity campaign should be started to help this movement get off the ground.

ERD commented about Palace Theatre on May 30, 2006 at 5:25 am

If Radio City Music is called “the showplace of the nation,” than the Palace is “the showplace of the New York State capital.” With so many influencial people residing in Albany,it surprises me there is a lack interest.

ERD commented about Replacing the organ at the Palace Theatre on May 28, 2006 at 5:18 am

I have contacted Gov. Pataki and other political figures about the
Palce theatre. As part of the renovation, an organ should have been
replaced. I am glad to know there are other members interested in the Palce theatre as well.

ERD commented about Palace Theatre on May 27, 2006 at 6:27 am

I have forwarded information about some stored theatre organs that may be donated to the Palace to Mr. Kansas. Since there is lack of funding, some skilled people would have to be willing to give their time to install it. It really surprises me that the state capitol of New York can not find people. Proctors' theatre in Schenectady, New York certainly found ways and are now very successful. I guess it depends on the enthusiasm, intelligence, and showmanship of those in charge.

ERD commented about Palace Theatre on May 26, 2006 at 7:13 am

The manager of the Palace theatre recently told me there is no active plan to replace the theatre organ because of lack of funds, however he is willing to work with a grass roots movement to get one.
What a shame this beautiful theatre doesn’t have one. Perhaps there is some member that can help. Contact:George Kansas <>

ERD commented about Theatre Pipe Organ For Sale on May 18, 2006 at 6:52 am

The Palace Theatre in Albany New York should look into buying this theatre organ.

ERD commented about Ritz Theatre Company on May 13, 2006 at 5:39 am

Looks like a nice cozy little theatre. I wish the owners success.

ERD commented about Alpine Theatre on May 3, 2006 at 7:52 am

Nice to know there is someone innovative enough in Brooklyn to take a chance.

ERD commented about Loew's 46th Street Theatre on Apr 22, 2006 at 5:39 am

I vaguely remember the vaudeville, as a I was very young. Would love to get more info. Those were the days when Borough Park was at its best.

ERD commented about Glove Theater on Apr 22, 2006 at 5:29 am

The Schine brothers were loyal and cared about people. Although successful, they never let it go to their heads. They were very special!

ERD on Apr 9, 2006 at 7:29 am

ENjoyed the Beacon Theatre photographs very much.

ERD commented about Loew's Metropolitan Theatre on Apr 4, 2006 at 4:59 am

I absolutely agree with Warren, who is one of the most respected and informative contributing members on Cinema Treasures.

ERD commented about Proctor's Theatre on Mar 30, 2006 at 4:47 am

I hope this theatre can somehow be saved and restored.

ERD commented about Tampa Theatre on Mar 28, 2006 at 5:26 am

The Tampa theatre is a beautiful theatre. However, comparing it to the Ziegfeld in New York is ludicrous. The Ziegfeld was built during another era, for another type of movie going generatrion. “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.” Things should be put in perspective.

ERD commented about Loew's State Theatre on Mar 27, 2006 at 7:14 am

Radio City Music Hall (first called the International Music Hall) was not originally built for motion pictures. The only movie palace left in the theatre district area is The Hollywood(Mark Hellinger)
which became a legitimate stage theatre, and now is a church.

ERD commented about Roxy Theatre on Mar 25, 2006 at 3:13 am

Hope more members will send in information about this interesting theatre.

ERD commented about Michigan Theatre on Mar 23, 2006 at 6:02 am

I agree with Patsy, it would be nice to see some interior photographs of the auditorium and lobby. It is wonderful to know that the Michigan theatre is being restored with such devotion.

ERD commented about Master Plan Complete for Historic Michigan Theatre on Mar 22, 2006 at 4:20 am

Theatre Rehabilitation Master Plan is such a general term. It would be interesting to know what was actually done. Much success to those involved in managing this beautiful theatre.

ERD commented about Center Theatre on Mar 21, 2006 at 10:04 am

When the Center’s (RKO Roxy) first presentation opened it was a success and the(International)Music Hall’s presentation a failure. The Center seemed to become a “sacrificial lamb” to save the Music Hall. When it was demolished in 1954 after having been an NBC TV studio theatre, New York lost a beautiful distinctive architectural edifice.(As it did with so many other buildings.) I realize that this was a “practical” move, but it still saddens me just the same.

ERD commented about Warner Theatre on Mar 20, 2006 at 1:49 pm

Beautiful Art Moderne theatre. Does it have an organ?

ERD commented about Uptown Theatre on Mar 8, 2006 at 1:24 pm

Hope the Journal Times article may get some influencial people interested in the resotration of the Uptown/Majestic before it gets too late to be done.

ERD commented about 13,000 Theaters and Counting ... on Mar 7, 2006 at 12:25 pm

I join all the other members in congratulating Patrick, Ross, and the staff of CINEMA TREASURES.

ERD commented about Alpine Theatre on Mar 6, 2006 at 11:29 am

Correction on my March 6 post- spelling typo on the word improvement.
Also, totally agree with RobertR.

ERD commented about Alpine Theatre on Mar 6, 2006 at 9:53 am

What a shame it will be when the Alpine closes, as mentioned by THEATERAT on his March 5 post. With all of the technological imporovement and changes, this century is losing so much glamour and fun that the movie entertainment once offered. Like many members of my age, it was an era I am glad to have lived in. Hopefully some people will try to bring it back in some form, or keep what ever is left of it alive.