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RobertR commented about Liberty Theatre on Aug 22, 2008 at 7:56 am

Some 1940’s and some now shots
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RobertR commented about Astor Theatre on Aug 22, 2008 at 7:27 am

New York Premiere of East of Eden
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RobertR commented about Rialto Theatre on Aug 22, 2008 at 7:23 am

As the house of hits
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RobertR commented about Loew's State Theatre on Aug 22, 2008 at 7:17 am

Yes but it was reborn as one of the citys great roadshow houses.

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RobertR commented about Rialto Theatre on Aug 22, 2008 at 5:51 am

I never knew it was the “House of Hits” :)
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RobertR commented about Radio City Music Hall on Aug 21, 2008 at 8:21 pm

Now this is a Cinemascope screen.
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RobertR commented about Paramount Theatre on Aug 21, 2008 at 7:53 pm

Fun times in 1957
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RobertR commented about Loew's State Theatre on Aug 21, 2008 at 2:47 pm

In its heydey
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RobertR commented about Forest Drive-In on Aug 21, 2008 at 2:44 pm

A pic from its opening
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RobertR commented about Salem Tri Cinema on Aug 18, 2008 at 3:07 pm

The alternate name of Jerry Lewis Cinema should be added here.

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RobertR commented about RKO Keith's Richmond Hill on Aug 14, 2008 at 9:36 am

This is probably another case of destroy it so it can’t be landmarked like what happened to the Rivoli and Sutton.

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RobertR commented about Loew's Kings Theatre on Aug 9, 2008 at 8:33 pm

Great video on the Kings
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RobertR commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Aug 8, 2008 at 5:56 am

So the theatre is intact inside with no entrance?

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RobertR commented about Home Theatre on Aug 8, 2008 at 5:55 am

This place looks great for a theatre closed 30 years, what about the interior?

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RobertR commented about AMC Pacific Place Cinema on Aug 8, 2008 at 5:48 am

Thats one sharp looking auditorium, nothing like that in the US as far as I know of.

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RobertR commented about Astoria Theatre on Jul 31, 2008 at 2:23 pm

Grover Whalen was president of the first New York Worlds Fair in 1939-40

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RobertR commented about Uptown Theater on Jul 29, 2008 at 5:55 am

Will the Dupage page ever get unlocked? I would love to know how the battle ended and if the facade and marquee were saved?

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RobertR commented about The Space at Westbury on Jul 24, 2008 at 11:37 am

Still just sitting looks like nothing is going on.

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RobertR commented about Royal Oak Music Theatre celebrates 80th! on Jul 24, 2008 at 11:25 am

Now THATS what a theatre marquee should look like.

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RobertR commented about Metropolitan Theatre on Jul 14, 2008 at 12:48 pm

This tells the whole story
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RobertR commented about Metropolitan Theatre on Jul 14, 2008 at 9:54 am

This is the first I ever heard of “Thrillarama Adventure” which opened here.
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RobertR commented about Fox Theatre on Jul 14, 2008 at 5:42 am

What an awesome marquee

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RobertR commented about Roxy Theatre on Jul 3, 2008 at 11:18 am

Seems like “Windjammer” is being screened in England
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RobertR commented about Movieworld Douglaston on Jun 30, 2008 at 7:32 am

Here is that story before the link stops working.

Movieworld to return
BY VICTOR G. MIMONI
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 8:00 PM EDT
To those moviegoers who were shocked when the Movieworld multiplex theater in the Douglaston Plaza shopping center abruptly closed – fear not, your summer is saved.

The seven-screen picture palace has scheduled its grand re-opening for Friday, June 27, managed by an independent partnership of local entrepreneurs, according to partner Mark Serale. “We’ll be showing a variety of films for kids and adults,” Serale said.

Their opening bill includes the new Disney film “Wall-e” on two screens, along with summer fare from kid-friendly “Kung Fu Panda,” and comedy “Get Smart” to explosive thrillers “The Hulk” and “Wanted” to “Sex and the City.”

“We only signed the lease about three weeks ago,” said Serale. “We’ve put a state-of-the-art digital sound system in all seven theaters, and all new seats in three of them,” he said, adding, “The others will be getting new seating soon.”

The group had sought to take over the theater when the previous operator “walked away,” almost three months ago, according to Serale, but were rebuffed at first. “The landlord called us back about a month ago saying it was available, so we took it.”

In order to get back into operation as soon as possible, management concentrated on sprucing up and put in a whole new “caf/” service bar.

“We’ll be serving premium Italian ices, gelati, ice cream and pastries under the ‘D’Angelo’s of N.Y.C.’ label,” said partner Sal Corrente. “These are family recipes being made here in the city,” he said. “You can make an evening of it or even book a party, right here.”

Managing partner Jay Levinson already operates a movie theater on Long Island. “We grew up in Roslyn,” said his brother Stuart, also a partner, “We love this location – it’s like our back yard.”

Serale, who grew up in Fresh Meadows, expressed excitement at the chance to offer Queens some of what’s been missing in film entertainment.

“We have several ideas, such as morning shows for moms, where they can bring their stroller right into the theater,” he said, adding. “They deserve the break.”

“We also want to have something of an ‘art house’ here, showing films that you’d otherwise have to go to Manhattan to see,” he said.

Among their ideas, management wants to bring back “classic 70 millimeter films in stereo,” like “Lawrence of Arabia” and “West Side Story,” and would “love to have midnight showings of cult films.”

Serale admits that some of their planned innovations, like digital projection to match the digital audio, will have to wait until after the summer movie season, or, like late night showings, would involve negotiations.

“We signed a long lease and we’re in it for the long haul,” he promised.

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RobertR commented about Montauk Movie on May 27, 2008 at 8:25 am

Is this open this year?