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robboehm commented about Star Theatre on Nov 16, 2015 at 2:16 am

In 2014 a plan was announced to convert Seibert into a tourist destination as a 1920s era town. Included among the proposed attractions was to be Tut’s Egyptian Theatre. Whether this would be a reincarnation of the Star was not indicated. Shares were being offered online.

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robboehm commented about Corydon Cinemas on Nov 15, 2015 at 7:28 pm

Opened in 1984 as a four screen theater. Closed from January 2005 until April 1st of that year for modernization including stadium seating. Building expanded in 2007 to add three auditoriums. Has been operated within the Byrd family the entire time.

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robboehm commented about Montauk Playhouse on Nov 13, 2015 at 9:22 pm

A proposal for the Montauk Playhouse Community Center has been submitted to the hamlet’s Citizens Advisory Committee. A cost of up to $8.5 has been projected, $2.5 of which has already been raised.

The center would be the historic Playhouse, itself, built in 1929 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Half the structure has already been renovated.

The design calls for an aquatic center with two pools, a cultural center including a second floor performance space and meeting rooms downstairs and a two-story lobby that would provide space for exhibits and art shows.

If completed the annual operating cost is estimated at $800,000

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robboehm commented about Williston Theatre on Nov 13, 2015 at 8:53 pm

According to the Mineola Historical Society the years of operation were from 1931-1952.

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robboehm commented about Tuscan Opera House on Nov 13, 2015 at 4:12 pm

Uploaded a photo of the Opera House, circa 1930, from the Dixfield Historical Society found on the Maine Memory Network site. Original Oddfellows dated back to 1891.

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robboehm commented about Dipson Theater on Nov 11, 2015 at 4:54 pm

Images of this theater also appear in the You Tube video “Downtown Batavia As It Once Was”.

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robboehm commented about Family Theater on Nov 11, 2015 at 4:41 pm

I found snippets alluding to the installation of an organ in 1912, a fire in 1954 and live performances in the early 1960s. Unfortunately the full links were not available for me to elaborate further.

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robboehm commented about Batavia Showtime on Nov 11, 2015 at 4:30 pm

The Batavia Mall in which this theater is located came about as a massive urban renewal project in which a large portion of Main Street was demolished including the Dipson Batavia.

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robboehm commented about Dipson Theater on Nov 11, 2015 at 4:24 pm

Uploaded three photos. Two show the demolition approaching the Dipson. The third is a painting of how the area looked in the day.

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robboehm commented about Park Theatre on Nov 10, 2015 at 9:11 pm

The Winer & Sons site indicates one of their organs was installed in the Akron Theater in 1923. Same venue. Winer site was wrong?

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robboehm commented about Aurora Theatre on Nov 10, 2015 at 9:09 pm

At the time the theater was completed there was a Winer & Sons organ installed.

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robboehm commented about Geitner Theatre on Nov 10, 2015 at 9:06 pm

See a lot of references to a Link organ above, but according to the Winer & Sons site one of their organs was installed in 1926.

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robboehm commented about Lafayette Theater on Nov 10, 2015 at 9:00 pm

A Winer and Sons organ was installed when the theater was built.

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robboehm commented about Mancuso Theatre on Nov 10, 2015 at 8:57 pm

Uploaded a contextual photo of the Mancuso.

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robboehm commented about AMC Loews Village 7 on Nov 9, 2015 at 2:02 am

This whole emphasis on outrageous seating boggles the mind. Give me a clean environment, a good movie and reasonable prices. Do I really need a recliner to watch an hour and a half movie? Don’t even have one at home to watch TV.

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robboehm commented about Victoria Theatre on Nov 7, 2015 at 3:53 pm

It’s indicated this was once the Laffmovie. Is that correct? I remember the Laffmovie as being on 42nd Street where the Empire 25 now is.

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robboehm commented about Bayside Theatre on Nov 5, 2015 at 7:06 pm

Uploaded a picture of the Capitol from Forgotten NY

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robboehm commented about Plaza Theatre on Nov 5, 2015 at 3:09 pm

As part of my requirements for a college class I had to spend several hours of the week at a community center in South Jamaica in the early 60s. I was surprised to see the Plaza since I was always a movie theater nut. That must have been just after the theater closed.

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robboehm commented about Imperial Theatre on Nov 5, 2015 at 3:44 am

John I uploaded a picture of the Imperial from “Old NYC Photos”

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robboehm commented about Walnut Theatre on Nov 4, 2015 at 2:13 am

Back in the late 1800s there was a Walnut Street Theatre (no specific address). Wonder if this was a replacement.

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robboehm commented about Cedarbrae Cinemas 8 on Nov 3, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Southern Comfort it’s amazing how difficult it is to find photos of theaters past. However, advertising still lives on. You have to take what you can get. Please feel free to do the research and find a photo of this theater.

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robboehm commented about Jerome Theatre on Nov 1, 2015 at 5:39 pm

“Cool it” Comfortably.

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robboehm commented about Cove Theater on Oct 31, 2015 at 4:42 pm

Comfortably you all missed pointing out the incorrect spelling of “scenery” and the fact that furnishings were “for” not “to” the Cove.

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robboehm commented about Vaudette Theatre on Oct 29, 2015 at 8:41 pm

From the postcard you can see that $6,000 built a very impressive building.

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robboehm commented about Times Theater on Oct 29, 2015 at 5:32 pm

Uploaded a photo of the Times when it was called the Lyric courtesy of the Indiana Historical Society.