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DavidWallick commented about Larchmont Playhouse on Sep 8, 2017 at 11:24 am

Great news today about a developer who is purchasing the theater and plans to reopen it:

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2017/09/08/larchmont-playhouse-bought/645909001/

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DavidWallick commented about Pavilion Theatre on Aug 24, 2017 at 12:07 pm

This was seen in today’s New York Times:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/23/nyregion/nitehawk-cinema-park-slope-brooklyn-pavilion.html

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DavidWallick commented about Pelham Picture House on Jan 22, 2017 at 1:06 pm

I saw a film here last night in the screening room. It features 14 very comfortable seats. I hadn’t been to this theater in 40 years — glad it is still here.

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DavidWallick commented about Kimball Theatre on Dec 13, 2016 at 7:02 pm

The Kimball Theater was totally demolished with the past week.

Here is a link from the local newspaper:

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/yonkers/2016/12/13/kimball-theatre-razed/95374098/

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DavidWallick commented about Kimball Theatre on Jul 7, 2016 at 8:21 pm

It looks like it might be the end for the last remains of the Kimball Theater. This is a link to an article in The Journal News:

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/yonkers/2016/07/07/kimball-theatre-yonkers-demolition/86515276/

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DavidWallick commented about All Westchester Saw Mill Multiplex on Jan 9, 2016 at 1:23 pm

This is the link to a newspaper article about the closing of the theater. Says that the last day of operation isn January 18th, 2016.

http://www.lohud.com/story/money/business/2016/01/08/multiplex-close-after-mlk-day-workers/78514090/

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DavidWallick commented about Harrison Cinema on Nov 9, 2015 at 1:10 pm

It was in the newspaper today that the theater will be demolished and replaced with a six story luxury apartment building with ground floor retail. Here is the newspaper link:

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/harrison/2015/11/06/harrison-development-sets-trend/75303260/

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DavidWallick commented about AMC Loews Uptown 1 on Sep 3, 2015 at 12:14 pm

I accidentally found this theater during a recent trip to Washington. I was so glad to see that it still existed. Single screen theaters are so rare these days. It looks to be relatively well cared for and in good shape. I love the fact that the newspaper advertisements refer to this as “AMC Uptown 1” as if every theater has to have a number like 10 or 14 or 16 these days!

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DavidWallick commented about Kings Theatre on Jan 1, 2015 at 7:57 pm

Great article in the New York Times about the Kings:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/31/realestate/commercial/kings-theater-in-flatbush-set-to-reopen-and-lift-a-neighborhood.html

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DavidWallick commented about Bedford Playhouse on Dec 13, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Bow-Tie took this theater over fro Clearview in 2013. They plan to not renew their lease at the end of 2014 (Bow Tie has already done this to the Mamaroneck Playhouse in Mamaroneck, NY and the American Theater in the Bronx). There is a grassroots effort to make this a non-profit theater, rather than retail space, which is the most likely reuse. This is the link to the group that is spearheading the drive to make this a non-profit:

http://www.friendsofbedfordplayhouse.org

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DavidWallick commented about Riverdale Twin on Aug 1, 2013 at 6:59 pm

I only remember being in this theater once. My grandparents took me there to see Oliver. I specifically remember a coin-operated popcorn machine in the theater — put in 25 cents and get a tall, narrow cup of popcorn. I have never seen that in any other theater.

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DavidWallick commented about AMC Loews Vestal Town Square 9 on Dec 30, 2011 at 7:08 pm

We just experienced the new seats — totally amazing! Each seat is a huge leather seat that fully reclines with an electric motor. The seating capacity of each theater has been reduced probably in half but it seems like a totally luxury theater now.

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DavidWallick commented about Cinema Treasures featured in the New York Times on Aug 29, 2011 at 2:51 pm

This was great! I was so happy to see this in the Times in Sunday!

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DavidWallick commented about Cinema Treasures relaunches with new design, photo galleries, and more! on May 29, 2011 at 8:59 am

On a first glance this looks beautiful! I’m looking forward to playing around with the site over the next few days.

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DavidWallick commented about We're relaunching Cinema Treasures next week on May 16, 2011 at 6:27 am

Can’t wait to see the new version!

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DavidWallick commented about Airport Drive-In on Mar 22, 2011 at 6:48 pm

I saw a great double feature of Revenge of the Nerds and Porky’s Revenge here in 1985 — a perfect couple of drive-in flicks!

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DavidWallick commented about Oakdale Mall 3 on Mar 22, 2011 at 6:30 pm

I was a college student in Binghamton from 1981 to 1985 and saw many films at Oakdale. But my strongest memory from Oakdale was seeing a matinee of John Sayle’s Eight Men Out in the late 1980’s and being the only person in the theater. I just hope the other 2 screens had some customers at the time!

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DavidWallick commented about Cameo Theatre on Dec 27, 2010 at 6:59 pm

Use this link to see some current photos of the Cameo:

share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8AcMnLNo3Zt21q

If the link isn’t “clickable” you will need to copy and paste it to see the photos.

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DavidWallick commented about Jefferson Valley Mall Theater Closes Again on Dec 8, 2010 at 12:12 pm

It never was much of a theater anyways. It was more like a bunch of generic boxes that showed films.

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DavidWallick commented about French slideshow of shuttered NY treasures on Apr 29, 2010 at 6:04 am

I don’t speak French, so the narration didn’t help me, but the photos are amazing and certainly worth looking at.

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DavidWallick commented about Scarsdale Plaza Theatre on Apr 17, 2010 at 1:24 pm

In the late 1970s, the Scarsdale Plaza had an admission policy of 99 cents at all times. I remember they had a bowl of pennies at the box office to use for change.

Also, there are scenes in “The Muppets Take Manhattan” that were filmed in the lobby concession stand area of this area.

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DavidWallick commented about Bow-Tie Mount Kisco Cinemas on Nov 4, 2009 at 8:50 am

I first was in this theater in the early 1980’s when it was a twin and it was fine this way. As a five plex, it feels like sitting in a small jet airplane to watch the film on a tiny screen.

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DavidWallick commented about Crown Cine on Nov 4, 2009 at 8:44 am

Amazing — the theater has now been closed for just over ten years (in was flooded by Hurricane Floyd in September 1999 and never reopened), was demolished and replaced by a chain hotel, but the sign at the edge of the road is still there in 2009!

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DavidWallick commented about Gaslight Cinema on Nov 4, 2009 at 8:37 am

Not only was this theater demolished a few years ago, but the condominium/retail/hotel project that was supposed to occupy the site never happened. The site of the former Gaslight is now just a large hole in the ground in downtown Petoskey. Shame!

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DavidWallick commented about "Apocalypse Now" 30th Anniversary on Aug 17, 2009 at 6:00 pm

I was lucky enough to see this at the Ziegfeld during the original reserved performance run in 1979. It was an amazing cinema-going experience, something that would be hard to believe today. I remember the audience walking out in near silence and being handed a program book with the credits as we exited the auditorium. And if I’m not mistaken, the ticket price was $4.