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From the photo above you can see the windows and skylights added for the new second floor.
Geoffrey Fleming was able to find material on the construction of the St. James which I’ve included in the revised heading. Apparently the date of the aerial photo alluded to previously is CIRCA 1927.
Probably more like 1930.
During the period when it was split up into 7 auditoriums it was known as the Village Cinemas.
Presumably the A.H. Schwartz was the Schwartz who started the Century Circuit.
The individual theater entries show demolished when applicable. The demolished is not an option on the general listing pages.
Long awaited opening of The Space at Westbury is being touted for August. Still nothing on the official web page.
This was built as a replacement for the Town Square Triple which had been acquired as part of the Martin Theaters purchase.
Warren Harris is no longer active on this site. He took the links with him when he left.
Despite the new facade added to the shopping center the top of the theater is visible from a distance. When you go around the back it’s very obvious since the theater was longer than the other stores are deep.
Going around the rear of the shopping center it is my opinion that the Mayfair was located on the far West of the main strip, although not the end space. Very typical structural elements. Therefore, if I’m correct it is now the site of the Good Luck Chinese Buffet which is listed as 200 Jericho Turnpike.
Didn’t find any listing in the newspaper show times or on Fandango so drove by. It’s open as the Islip Cinemas. They don’t have a webpage but are on Facebook. Contrary to originally published reports prices are not super cheap. 2D is $7.50; 3D is $10.50.
Lobby is gray with a white tray ceiling.
Now Liberty Travel
Good. Have to give it a try. Now all we need is for the grand opening of the Westbury, the Sandy ravaged Long Beach and the Glen Cove negotiations and all will be back online.
Now for $5.00 you can’t get any ONE of the above.
Ken, Annex to what?
Again the subject of a recent HGTV episode of “You Live in What?” Current owner uses it as a home, office and showroom for his clothing and furniture lines. He said it was built in 1926. Interior is now on three levels. The inclined main floor is now level. He retained three of the outer walls and removed the third installing the new one further under the roof with a row of windows overlookeing a courtyard.
Only about a half of the 19 could remotely be considered having been palaces. Strangely, none of the examples shown are now supermarkets. Be interested to know the breakdown of former theaters as churches, Modell’s, super drug stores, supermarkets, etc.
Heading can’t be right. Three screens, 60 cars.
Can you get the photos on this site. Flickr accounts tend to be unavailable in time.
See my April 7th comment. The last of it bit the dust that day. Now the phoenix (Lowes) is rising from the ashes.
Prostitutes on the east side near the big Post Office. All the way down 8th Av. to Penn Station. Madison Square Park was a good place for drugs.
If they specifically mentioned Edwards and several movies these would probably have been used as advertising in the various local stores rather than as something in the lobby where there was usually a poster from the motion picture distributor. That was quite the common practice for the Prudential Circuit here on Long Island. They probably also have the word or a phrase using Prudential. They would be a welcome addition to this site. Rather than posting them on the thread where you’d need a link to a photo account, just put them in the photo section of the heading. There are instructions on CT if you go to About from the home page.
I would think just knowing the year each of the films was released would suffice. Will you be sharing these with us?
In the day themes were all the rage. In the era of multiplexes it’s a series of boxes for about 20 years until they tear them down. It’s all part of the leasing rather than building ones own.
Century had obviously unloaded a number of theatres because when it reopened the Bellerose sometime in the late 30s or early 40s that was the 37th. Go to the Bellerose site for particulars.