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The last time anyone mentioned the Hard Rock Cafe here was in January.
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Yeah, I remember this! I’ve never there, of course, but I always foudn it weird that the sign was still standing, and I left it up to my Mom to explain it to me when I got curious one day at Pathmark. Good thing they removed that mild spooky factor and changed the sign.
Of course, I’ve never been to this drive-in, and apparently, neither have my parents, because they don’t remember much about the Drive-In, except that it was where the Kohl’s Shopping Center is now. We go to that shopping center a good deal now, as we always used to go to the Caldor that was where is the Kohl’s is.
I read all the posts here and saw the pictures on that website showing all of garbage inside. The fact is, this theatre has the most depressing story of all, one that shows how irresponsible and simply foolish the bureaucrats and property owners were in letting it go to pot the way it did. Now some hoodlom can get bored, toss a rock at it and the whole structure can just collapse or even explode then burn to the ground. They had better do something about this “Crap-chogue” landmark as soon as heavenly possible.
An “Amadeus” poster is still up? Man, that would be really frightening in a place like that.
The UA Patchogue is my second stop, at most, to see a movie. I go there plenty of times, most recently to see “National Treasure” and “The Polar Express”, and I have to agree with all of you, it is in sad shape. I hate the idea that this theatre would have to close, as an empty patch in the woods is really depressing. Ah, nestled “in the woods”, that’s why I love this theatre. That idea is nifty, and it’s always worth a nice laugh to look at the nearby estates and consider how cool it would be to live there as, “All you need to do to see a movie is walk down that road.” Yeah, that’s my mother’s line.
I really hope something can be done to renovate this theatre for the modern days of moviegoing.
Oh, heck yeah! This is by far the most incredible place to go see a movie, at least when it isn’t crowded. It can be a madhouse, but when calm, the Island 16 is a beautiful moviegoing experience. There is nothing more to say.
It probably is best to take out your credit card or, in my case, giftcard, and purchase tickets from the electronic kiosk and go straight to your show. Or, you can get there early and try to get some pizza from Sbarro, which really makes for a great dinner and a show.
In my entire young life, I have only been inside this theatre twice, both times to see Disney movies. In 1991, my entire family saw “Beauty and the Beast” here, and I remember a huge theatre with various steps to the auditorium. I was three going on four back then. I went again when I was 10 in 1998, to go see the remake of “The Parent Trap” with my Grandma. The theatre was, of course, smaller and easier to tame, but those steps were still there. I’m not sure if I’ll ever go back there, as I live an hour away from Rockville Centre, but I just have admire those step to the theatre, That’s just creative.
Yeah, I passed by that theatre one time about two weeks ago (that was actually Christmas Eve). On the way home from visiting our Grandma, we saw the huge marquee, and on the side it said “Finding Polar Treasure”, which brought on a nice little laugh. Anyway, I’ve never been inside this theatre, but I’ve seen it a good number of times, complete with the old “Cineplex Odeon” logo intact.