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ChrisPlatt commented about Five Towns Theatre on Jul 7, 2011 at 6:14 pm

To this day there’s still terrible flooding on the road that runs past (Rockaway Blvd.), so it must be in Rosedale… ;)

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ChrisPlatt commented about Five Towns Theatre on Jul 7, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Many stores have come and gone in that location. TSS was indeed there, before moving further east on Rockaway Blvd., where Costco is now. IIRC before that it was Mays department store. As a small child I remember shopping at a supermarket there, before it was Pathmark. Hills, maybe?

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ChrisPlatt commented about Oceanside Twin on Jun 6, 2011 at 6:03 pm

A drug store and supermarket have been built on the former site.

In its last decade (or more) the Oceanside Twin was poorly maintained, in contrast to the very good Malverne Cinema, which shares the same owners.

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ChrisPlatt commented about Long Beach Cinema 4 on Jun 6, 2011 at 5:43 pm

I telephoned this evening. A recorded message states that the theater will have a “grand reopening on Friday June 10th”, and no further information.

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ChrisPlatt commented about Paramount on Mar 5, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Sounds like it will soon be another overpriced Long Island venue. :(

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ChrisPlatt commented about Malverne Cinema on Feb 23, 2011 at 5:32 pm

The Malverne is a great local theater showing interesting films.
Too bad the Baskin Robbins next door closed a few years ago…

Chris

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ChrisPlatt commented about Laurelton Theatre on Feb 21, 2011 at 3:45 pm

To clarify only Queens town names are still used in postal addresses.

Chris

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ChrisPlatt commented about Laurelton Theatre on Feb 18, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Yes and it should be noted that unique among NYC’s five Boroughs,
Queens retains all the old town names from prior to incorporation.

Chris

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ChrisPlatt commented about Laurelton Theatre on Feb 14, 2011 at 6:14 pm

I’d love to see those photos but they appaear to have been deleted.
I lived on 224th Street in Springfield Gardens from 1961 to about 1976.
The Laurelton was our neighborhood movie theater.
BTW who else remembers Zickerman’s Hardware?

Chris

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ChrisPlatt commented about Five Towns Theatre on Oct 10, 2010 at 8:29 am

The Five Towns was located in the Pathmark/Pergament (now K-Mart) shopping center on Rockaway Boulevard near Brookville Blvd (aka Snake Road).
Some of you may be confusing it with The Lawrence, which was located less than a mile east in a small triangular shopping plaza (~3 stores) on Rockaway Turnpike just east of TSS (now Costco) and west of Falcaro’s. IIRC it was a twin, and is now a kosher market.
In high school in the 1970’s I lived in Rosedale and frequented both.

Chris