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I am expressing my own personal opinion- Comments should be directly related to the theatre. Some of the comments completely go off into another direction. I also wold be interested in knowing what Mr. Crowley or Mr.Melnick feel, and if they have any suggested guidelines.
I hope that a Wurlitzer organ can be again be put into the theatre.
I think many people in the region, such as myself, would go to hear it. WIth the right creative programing, this beautifully restored theatre should be able to survive in this century.
I take pride in being a member of Cinema Treasures and find most of the other contributing members are intelligent and courteous. Posting irrelevant comments is selfish misleading, and wastes space; Calling it “thread drift” still doesn’t change the situation.
The area surrounding Loew’s 46th Street and Loew’s Boro Park was very nice through the mid 1950’s- then families began moving out to the suburbs, etc. As the Hasidic community moved into the area,and the older generation died off, the physical appearance of Brough Park began changing as well- part of this was the closing of The 46th Street and Boro Park.
Like Proctors'theatre in Schenectady, New York, it is good to know
how well The Palace theatre is being developed to serve the people in the 21st century.
As this page gets longer, like others on “Cinema Treasures,” people should not take advantage and waste space with information that has nothing to do with the theatre.
Members shold read the above posts before repeating information. This is what makes the pages on this site crowded.
The Darling theatre is briefly mentioned in Herbert M Engel’s book titled “Shtetl In The Adirondacks.”
Correction to my post above: “…great contribution of his great-grandfather…” Sorry, Mr. Lamb.
Those on the committee of the Glove theatre restoration, should consider getting theatre seats. (Many times there are great offers on Cinema Treasures)The folding chairs now used in the auditorium are hard to sit on through a performance. The musuem is nice, but limited.
It is wonderful to have Mr. Lamb communicate with Cinema Treasures.
I, like most of the members, respect and appreciate the great contribution of his grandfather to theatre design.
This theatre gives the mature audience a chance to see quality films
in the New York State Capitol region.
It is wonderful to know there still are small independent theatres such as the Courdersport surviving in small American towns. I wish the theatre countless years of success.
The Benson contributed to the neighborhood when it showed decent films. X rated features were shown for only a short period of its history. Lots of poeple from the neighborhood and surrounding area
went to this movie house.
I think it is a tribute to Roxy (Samuel L. Rothafel’s nick name) that so many theatres were named for him and his New York theatre. I have an original edition of Hall’s book, and still find it one of the best resources on the topic of movie palaces. (Sadly, many more theatres have been demolished since the book was written.) It is nice to know that this small little Roxy theatre has survived into the 21 century. I wish the owner continued success.
The important point is that the Keith Albee is not being destroyed
and will have some future.
As I said in my Oct.27th, Nov.8th & Nov.9th posts, some interested person or group should take an interest in trying to restore the Walker theatre. It is still intact, covered by a shell, and would be affordable. It is a more practicacle idea than trying to restore theatres in the borough that are too far gone. If I did not live so far now, I certainly would have tried to started something. A theatre like this should be preserved for this & future generations.
LuisV, See Warren’s post of August 14, 2005 for an excellent picture of of the Walker’s auditorium before multiplexing.
I attended the Ritz theatre back in 1966 when I was working as a counselor in a summer camp in the area. A revival of Disney’s “BAMBI” was featured. The manager was very nice. When I told him I was interested in theatres, he took my girlfriend and me back stage during the intermission, and then showed me the dressing rooms and old pictures of performers who appeared there.
The performances in “Song of Norway” was stiff. The entire picture was missing a spontaneity. I still have the soundtrack recording. The original Broadway production was much better. Of course, this is my opinion.
Correction of above post: Last sentence: … more people will become aware of such losses- now and in the future.
When I saw “Song Of Norway” at this theatre, it had sadly lost the
beauty of its original interior design. As I recall, the movie was not too good.
This theatre was very beautiful. The unique latern above the proscenium was especially noticable. Lamb did a wonderful job in designing this atmospheric theatre. The destruction of Loew’s 72nd Street-like many others- is a sad commentary on a civlization where financial gain is the top priority. Because of websites such as CINEMA TREASURES, more people will become aware such losses now and in the future.
The Harris was a beautiful theatre with an interesting history. Unfortunately, it was not one of the lucky theatres on the block to be saved.