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robboehm commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Mar 14, 2016 at 1:25 pm

Time will tell, moviebuff. I’m sure they’re not monitoring Cinema Treasures for suggestions.

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robboehm commented about Talent Factory on Mar 4, 2016 at 8:17 am

Saw an interesting piece on Facebook. During a recent renovation they came upon a wallet that had been lodged in the floorboards. They figured it was there from 1944. Through some detective work they located the owner who was a teen at that time.

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robboehm commented about Dream Theatre on Mar 2, 2016 at 10:15 am

The building still stands and is currently being used for storage.

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robboehm commented about Bijou Theatre on Mar 1, 2016 at 12:25 pm

Early photo of the full facade uploaded.

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robboehm commented about Dream Theatre on Feb 26, 2016 at 2:34 pm

Uploaded a poor quality image of the original Dream Theatre and two ads from that venue. The one headed scenes from yesteryear incorrectly says this theatre burnt down. In reality it was the third theatre to bear this name which burnt. See that site on CT.

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robboehm commented about Dream Theatre on Feb 26, 2016 at 2:27 pm

Uploaded a newspaper photo of firemen fighting the fire after the marquee had collapsed.

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robboehm commented about Dream Theatre on Feb 26, 2016 at 8:41 am

Uploaded a photo of the interior. Must have been some sort of meeting; not a woman or child in sight.

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robboehm commented about Dream Theatre on Feb 25, 2016 at 7:10 pm

Yes, Joe, the theatre was opened until the fire of April 17th. I have a picture from the Corydon Democrat showing the fire in progress with the marquee on the ground which I’ll have to scan and upload. I, too, have a photo of the theatre showing Comanche Territory from the Democrat which I’ll also upload. Incidentally native son James Best was featured in that movie. I’ll also upload a photo of the interior, an image of the first Dream and a number of newspaper advertisements.

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robboehm commented about Regal Theatre on Feb 24, 2016 at 8:36 am

Theater mentioned, but not by name, in a February 21, 2016 Long Island Newsday article about a wartime romance.

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robboehm commented about Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas on Feb 24, 2016 at 6:31 am

I think the whole business of recliners is ridiculous. Just give me a good movie at a reasonable price.

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robboehm commented about Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas on Feb 23, 2016 at 6:19 pm

Banners outside the theater proclaim recliners.

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robboehm commented about Queen Theater on Feb 20, 2016 at 6:39 am

dallas, I don’t understand. You can add comments and pictures but not establish a new theater? I am not aware of any restrictive policy.

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robboehm commented about Queen Theater on Feb 19, 2016 at 11:20 am

Dallas you have left a thread dangling. When I went to Frisco to see the followup on the Queen which was to have been opened there using the equipment and signage from this Queen I found nothing.

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robboehm commented about Rialto Theater on Feb 18, 2016 at 7:10 pm

dallasmovietheaters you have mentioned four theaters in Missouri Valley yet only the Rialto is on Cinema Treasures. Since you seem to know all about them how about putting them on CT. At that time it would be appropriate to put the photo of the Majestic which is on the Rialto site where it belongs.

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robboehm commented about Rialto Theatre on Feb 17, 2016 at 8:11 pm

In the 1937-1939 period there was also an upgrade of the theater adding steel beams to strengthen the balcony, new seats and a new facade and marquee.

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robboehm commented about Ascot Theatre on Feb 17, 2016 at 11:15 am

Pix please

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robboehm commented about UA Lynbrook 6 on Feb 16, 2016 at 4:23 pm

So when is Mylie Cyrus coming with her wrecking ball to get this long awaited project started?

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robboehm commented about Playhouse on Feb 16, 2016 at 11:38 am

According to the agenda for tonight’s Great Neck Plaza trustees meeting the matter of the Playhouse demolition is to be tabled until the March 14th meeting. On and on. Delays without resolution. If this continues like the plans for the Lynbrook it will be 2030 or so before anything happens.

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robboehm commented about UA Lynbrook 6 on Feb 13, 2016 at 7:09 am

The index of materials physically at Hofstra includes other than those listed by theatrefan. I remember that Calderone’s Strand in Hempstead was listed. Perhaps there is something on the Lynbrook. Always wanted to get there to take a photo of the Strand image to put on CT.

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robboehm commented about State Theatre on Feb 12, 2016 at 12:02 pm

This was one of architect Charles Sandblom’s first projects after leaving Thomas Lamb to start his own firm.

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robboehm commented about State Theatre on Feb 12, 2016 at 11:38 am

Uploaded an interior photo which appeared in the 1/12/1922 Exhibitor’s Herald from Cezar Del Vallee’s Theatre Talks.

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robboehm commented about UA Lynbrook 6 on Feb 12, 2016 at 5:50 am

Ed, Hofstra has a whole Calderone archive. Some of it can be seen online. For the rest you have to make an appointment. Never actually been there. Might be some Lynbrook interior photos there.

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robboehm commented about Suffolk Theater on Feb 11, 2016 at 12:14 pm

Some discussion about building a multiplex on County Route 58 where Walmart used to be. Plans for another theater further north fell through years ago. Currently zoning only permits a theater to be built on Main Street in the heart of town.

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robboehm commented about UA Lynbrook 6 on Feb 11, 2016 at 12:05 pm

The last theater opened by Calderone was the namesake showplace in Hempstead. Building still exists. Church was supposed to be renovating the auditorium.

The former Westbury, now The Space, is still a functioning venue, albeit mostly for concerts.

A smaller space operated by Calderone in St. James on Second Avenue still exists but as an office building. See references with photos elsewhere on CT.

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robboehm commented about UA Lynbrook 6 on Feb 10, 2016 at 12:25 pm

I concur. It’s been done elsewhere if the facade was given landmark status. It’s bad enough current office buildings are just glass boxes. See my comments above on this subject and check out the picture of the ugly current Shore in Huntington.