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Admiral37 commented about Jarvis Theatre on Mar 22, 2018 at 6:13 am

Henry’s was not in the exact location of the Jarvis. It was at the southwest corner of Clarke and Main Streets. And I do agree that Henry’s was better than the other offerings. I don’t believe Burger King was around then, all the locations in the area started as Carrols but became BK in the mid 70’s. Carrols Corporation still exists today, they are one of the largest Burger King franchisees with over 800 restaurants.

Admiral37 commented about Jarvis Theatre on Feb 1, 2016 at 11:52 am

generalenigma, did Public Service actually open the Rambler dealership at that location or did they open Arrow Ford instead?

Admiral37 commented about Jarvis Theatre on Jan 31, 2016 at 11:13 am

Hey Ben, I don’t remember the free popcorn. But I do remember going to the Jarvis on Saturday afternoons. Cartoons, serial westerns and then a feature with a bunch of friends. KN

Admiral37 commented about Jarvis Theatre on Feb 14, 2013 at 8:07 am

Was the Rexall Store where the parking lot is now? I AB Dick sold mimeograph and spirit duplicator machines, a good business to be in until Xerox came along.

Admiral37 commented about Forum Theatre on Oct 18, 2012 at 1:41 pm

CSWalczak, you are correct. I found this from the Binghamton Press from March 10, 1960:

Admiral37 commented about Riviera Theatre on Jun 2, 2012 at 9:08 am

How sad to read about the total decay of a once magnificent theater. I saw many movies there as a kid growing up in the 50’s and 60’s. I’ll always remember that amazing marquee that Comerford Theaters built to connect the Riviera and Strand.

Admiral37 commented about Jarvis Theatre on Dec 22, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Thanks for the memories, generalenigma. I do remember the Jarvis being closed, we had to go to the Crest for the weekend matinees. I even remember going to the Art Theater for a matinee once, which was kind of strange given what the normal fare at The Art was back in the day.

I also remember Rambler City on that site, across from the A&P and Turf Exchange Hotel. It eventually became Arrow Ford, correct? And once that closed, the lot sat empty for awhile, and then Brighton Donuts built on a portion of the lot.

Admiral37 commented about Cinema Endicott on Apr 15, 2011 at 7:46 am

Back to the Cinema Endicott…it was a great little theatre. I remember going there to see “Cleopatra,” “Thunderball” and also “Annie Hall.”

Admiral37 commented about Forum Theatre on Apr 14, 2011 at 7:24 pm

As I recall, the Capri was also the only theater in the Binghamton area that was outfitted for Cinerama. It was a wonderful theater.

I had the opportunity to work on stage crew for the Tri-Cities Opera. Prior to the Capri being remodeled and turned into a performing arts center, the Technical Director of the Opera took several of us on a tour of the old Capri, including the old dressing rooms and a rehearsal room that was below the stage from vaudeville and live performance days. I wish I had pictures to share, it was pretty amazing stuff to see.

Admiral37 commented about Jarvis Theatre on Apr 14, 2011 at 11:53 am

I have lots of memories of the Jarvis Theater from growing up on the west side of Binghamton. On weekends our parents would drop us off for a Saturday afternoon full of cartoons and short subjects. I remember the admission was like 50 cents for the afternoon.

I don’t recall, was the theater still standing when the Mutual Furniture store on Main Street burned? They’re both on the site of what is now McDonald’s. The empty lot left by the fire and subsequent demolition became a car lot (Arrow Ford?)