Comments from RobertR

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RobertR commented about Loew's State Theatre on Aug 21, 2008 at 5:47 pm

In its heydey
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RobertR commented about Forest Drive-In on Aug 21, 2008 at 5:44 pm

A pic from its opening
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RobertR commented about Salem Tri Cinema on Aug 18, 2008 at 6:07 pm

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

RobertR commented about RKO Keith's Richmond Hill on Aug 14, 2008 at 12:36 pm

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

RobertR commented about Loew's Kings Theatre on Aug 9, 2008 at 11:33 pm

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

So the theatre is intact inside with no entrance?

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

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

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

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

RobertR commented about Astoria Theatre on Jul 31, 2008 at 5:23 pm

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

RobertR commented about Uptown Theater on Jul 29, 2008 at 8:55 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?

RobertR commented about The Space at Westbury on Jul 24, 2008 at 2:37 pm

Still just sitting looks like nothing is going on.

RobertR commented about Royal Oak Music Theatre celebrates 80th! on Jul 24, 2008 at 2:25 pm

Now THATS what a theatre marquee should look like.

RobertR commented about Metropolitan Theatre on Jul 14, 2008 at 3:48 pm

This tells the whole story
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RobertR commented about Metropolitan Theatre on Jul 14, 2008 at 12:54 pm

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 8:42 am

What an awesome marquee

RobertR commented about Roxy Theatre on Jul 3, 2008 at 2:18 pm

Seems like “Windjammer” is being screened in England
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RobertR commented about Movieworld Douglaston on Jun 30, 2008 at 10:32 am

Here is that story before the link stops working.

Movieworld to return
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.

RobertR commented about Montauk Movie on May 27, 2008 at 11:25 am

Is this open this year?

RobertR commented about Paris Theatre on May 27, 2008 at 8:57 am

I remember playing Vincent and Theo at the Cinemart and getting complaints about the dialogue being muffled and inaudible. I guess it was no different at the Paris.

RobertR commented about Loew's Paradise Theatre on May 22, 2008 at 8:52 am

The theatres official web site seems to be down

RobertR commented about City Cinemas Village East on May 20, 2008 at 8:56 am

The lowlifes at City Cinemas are at it again destroying another theatre facade so they sell off the building.

RobertR commented about Loew's Kings Theatre on May 1, 2008 at 7:43 pm

To Geo1…the solid plan and good financial backing says it all. I agree 150%. (as a side note, I too wanted to buy a theatre years ago, and also had one drawn up, but…)
and to TonyM, Thanks, I guess when Loews abandoned it 30 years ago, they took the projectors so they could use them at other locations. Its a shame.
And finally, that the deadline has been extended cant be bad news, so lets all hope.
posted by movie534 on May 1, 2008 at 8:39am

If you look many posts ago I linked some movie clocks that show the Kings was re-opened twice since Loew’s closed it and independantly run.

RobertR commented about Haven Theatre on Apr 13, 2008 at 11:04 am

Yes I have all the Cinemart bookings from the 80’s until 1995 I will dig them out and start posting them. I think I might have some of the Drakes also.

RobertR commented about Haven Theatre on Apr 7, 2008 at 11:43 pm

01/15/82 Saturday the 14th (first run) & Fort Apache the Bronx
01/22/82 Neighbors & Stir Crazy
01/29/82 Ghost Story & Halloween 2
02/05/82 Time Bandits & 9 to 5
02/12/82 Sharkeys Machine & Altered States
02/19/82 Taps
02/26/82 Evilspeak (first run) & Friday the 13th
03/05/82 Venom & The Fan
03/12/82 Ragtime
03/19/82 Amin the Rise & Fall (first run)
04/12/82 Silent Rage (first run)
04/19/82 Silent Rage & Stripes
04/16/82 Raiders of the Lost Ark (reissue)
04/23/82 Death Wish 2
04/30/82 Richard Pryor Live on Sunset Strip & Neighbors
05/07/82 Deathtrap
05/14/82 Dr Butcher & Hell Night
05/21/82 Quest for Fire
05/28/82 Missing & American Werewolf in London
06/04/82 Clash of Titans (reissue)
06/11/82 Porkys
06/25/82 Monty Python Live at Hollywood Bowl (first run)
07/02/82 Conan the Barbarian
07/09/82 Grease 2 & Grease
07/16/82 Firefox
07/23/82 The Challenge (first run)
07/30/82 Raiders of the Lost Ark (reissue)
08/06/82 Poltergeist
08/20/82 Rocky 3
08/27/82 Rocky 3 & Eye of the Needle
09/03/82 Annie
09/10/82 Things are Tough All Over & Up in Smoke
09/17/82 Best Little Whorehouse in Texas & Cannonball Run
09/24/82 Road Warrior & Sharkeys Machine
10/01/82 Star Trek & Alien
10/08/82 Legend of Lone Ranger & Flash Gordon (reissue)
10/19-10/11 matinees Secret of Nimb
10/15/82 Concrete Jungle (first run) & Goin' All the Way
10/22/82 Fast Times at Ridgemont High & Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid
10/29/82 Pink Floyd the Wall & American Pop
11/05/82 The Burning (first run) & Final Conflict
11/12/82 Slumber Party Massacre (first run) & Maniac Killer
11/19/82 Funeral Home & Zombie
11/24/82 Horror Planet (first run) & Screamers
12/03/82 Nurses for Sale & Forbidden Pleasures
12/10/82 Trick or Treats & Alone in the Dark
12/12/82 E.T.

RobertR commented about Haven Theatre on Apr 7, 2008 at 7:11 pm

Came across a few boxes of old Haven files in my attic thought everyone would enjoy some of the second run fare.
06/26/81 Cheech and Chongs Nice Dreams
07/10/81 Clash of the Titans
07/17/81 Flash Gordon & Popeye
07/24/81 Dragonslayer & Airplane
07/31/81 Stripes (reissue)
08/07/81 For Your Eyes Only
08/14/81 Wolfen
08/21/81 Great Muppet Caper & Incredible Shrinking Woman
08/28/81 Escape From NY & Scanners
09/04/81 Superman II
09/11/81 Endless Love & Xanadu
09/18/81 Under the Rainbow & Private Benjamin
09/25/81 Private Lessons & American Gigolo
10/02/81 American Werewolf in London & Motel Hell
10/09/81 Dead & Buried & The Fog
10/16/81 Blowout & Dressed to Kill
10/23/81 Carbon Copy & Up in Smoke
10/30/81 So Fine & Any Which Way You Can
11/06/81 Mommie Dearest
11/13/81 All the Marbles & Thief
11/20/81 Demonoid (first Run) & The Hand
11/25/81 Halloween 2 & Legend of Lone Ranger
12/04/81 Body Heat
12/11/81 Prince of the City
12/18/81 Kentucky Fried Movie & Airplane
12/25/81 Raiders of the Lost Ark