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almanac1951 commented about Hub Theater on Sep 14, 2010 at 9:34 am

Allen Ginsberg took this photo of fellow Beat Generation icon Neal Cassady and his girlfriend of the moment, under the marquee of the Hub, in or around March of 1955.

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almanac1951 commented about Strand Theatre on Feb 27, 2009 at 3:16 am

The Strand appears in Barry Levinson’s great 1982 directorial debut, “Diner.” It’s the theater where Mickey Rourke’s character, Boogie, tries to win a bet with his pals concerning how far he can get making out with the beauteous Carol Heathrow during a screening of “A Summer Place.” In a scene shot outside the theater as the audience departs, Billy (Tim Daly) spots old high-school enemy Willard Broxton and punches him out, as revenge for a grudge going back to the 10th grade. The Strand’s marquee and neon-lit name can clearly be seen a moment later, in a long shot as Shrevie (Daniel Stern) explains the Willard Broxton incident to Beth (Ellen Barkin) as they walk away from the theater.