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gd14lawn commented about RKO Keith's Theatre on Jul 15, 2014 at 12:55 am

As long as the steel structure is intact it can be rebuilt.

gd14lawn commented about RKO Keith's Theatre on Jul 13, 2014 at 12:08 pm

The no English language movie clause was probably at the insistence of RKO. When theatres are sold it is not unusual for the seller to insert these clauses to assure that the property does not become competition for their other nearby properties.

gd14lawn commented about RKO Keith's Theatre on May 29, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Did the plans change or is this article just poorly written? From:

A new owner means new plans for Flushing’s landmarked RKO Keith’s Theater. Plans to redevelopment the 85-year-old site by constructing a new residential building atop it have been in the works for more than seven years, and in December, JK Equities bought the site for $30 million. The original plan called for the 350 new units to be rentals, but Crain’s reports that JK Equities will be making them condos. The new 17-story structure will rise above the historic theater, which will be incorporated into the building as the lobby. The development will have 23,000 square feet of retail as well as 385 parking spaces. During construction, a “protective shell” will be built over the 1928 structure to protect it, but permits are not yet in place, so work will not begin until next year.

gd14lawn commented about Victory Theatre on May 24, 2014 at 12:09 pm

This project seems unfortunately to be stalled. In an article on the New England Public Radio website dated April 12,2013,the Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts (MIFA)artistic director Donald Sanders says he thinks MIFA could secure funding, complete renovations, and open the theatre in three years.

That pushes the reopening to 2016.

gd14lawn commented about Oneonta Theatre on May 20, 2014 at 7:23 pm

It’s open again and hosting concerts. There is a great collection of photos of the current day theatre at their website under “Then & Now”.

gd14lawn commented about Los Angeles Theatre on Apr 5, 2014 at 11:02 am

Crosby Stills & Nash are playing here on April 5.

The attached hotel (the Ace Hotel) is now open.

gd14lawn commented about Boyd Theatre demolition begins on Mar 24, 2014 at 3:18 am

I don’t know how they could claim there is no way for this theatre to operate profitably. There are houses this large in much smaller cities that operate at a profit.

What’s next for Philly, tearing down Independence Hall to build a Wal Mart?

gd14lawn commented about Jackson Heights Cinema on Jan 17, 2014 at 6:57 am

Hope it manages to come back again. A lot of the beautiful interior is still intact.

gd14lawn commented about Glen Theater on Jan 11, 2014 at 5:53 pm


gd14lawn commented about Community Theatre on Jan 5, 2014 at 9:12 pm

This theatre has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

gd14lawn commented about Palace Theater on Jan 5, 2014 at 8:39 pm

Status on this theater should be changed to renovating. Here is a link to an article in the ClarionLedger:

gd14lawn commented about Calumet Theatre on Dec 20, 2013 at 4:26 am

On December 24, 2013 the village of Calumet will host a Centennial Ceremony honoring those lost in the tragedy at the Italian Hall. Please see the theatre’s official website for more information.

gd14lawn commented about Spectrum 8 Theatres on Dec 10, 2013 at 9:59 pm

You’re right, 699 was the original capacity for the Delaware Theatre.

gd14lawn commented about Madison Theater on Dec 8, 2013 at 6:38 pm

It appears that the Madison will also host live entertainment when the renovations are complete.

“The space at the back of the building, part of the third phase, will be converted into an entertainment area. The entertainment area will be used for comedy shows, concerts, lectures, and movies as well, according to Fishgold. However, there are some limitations as to what kinds of performances he will allow.”

Full article at:

gd14lawn commented about Embassy Theatre on Nov 2, 2013 at 5:02 am

Was this ever a Proctor’s Theatre? There is an ad on e-Bay for a postcard advertising Proctor’s Theatre, Port Chester.

gd14lawn commented about Erie Theatre on Nov 2, 2013 at 4:01 am

This has the same address as the former State Theatre.

gd14lawn commented about Loew's State Theatre on Oct 20, 2013 at 4:41 am

Before and after pictures from the 1959 renovation.

gd14lawn commented about Eastview Theatres on Oct 20, 2013 at 4:13 am

Here is a link to an article in Box Office magazine.

gd14lawn commented about Regal Cinemas Eastview Mall 13 on Oct 20, 2013 at 4:12 am

It does have a listing on CT, it is listed as Eastview Theatres in Rochester.

gd14lawn commented about Jericho Drive-In on Oct 20, 2013 at 1:49 am

The Jericho has added an ice cream stand called Twist. It is accessible from inside the drive in or from outside.

gd14lawn commented about Proctor's Theatre on Oct 18, 2013 at 3:48 am

That’s funny, the Box Office ad says the “1,400 seat Proctor’s Theatre" yet the theatre seats over 2,000 people. The illustration is definitely the right theatre.

gd14lawn commented about State Theatre on Oct 18, 2013 at 3:40 am

The Lyric Theatre opened in the town of Faust in 1913 and was managed by A.A. Cluett. it was remodeled and reopened as the Adirondack Theatre on July 16, 1940. In 1941 the town of Faust was absorbed into the village of Tupper Lake. The Adirondack operated into the 1950’s and by 1959 was closed. Perhaps they are talking about the theatre in Faust.

gd14lawn commented about Proctor's Theatre on Oct 18, 2013 at 2:59 am

Joe, the link you posted is to the Rittner blog.

gd14lawn commented about State Theatre on Oct 17, 2013 at 4:18 am

I see that you are temporarily closed for installation of the digital equipment. Do you have a date for the reopening?

gd14lawn commented about Madison Theater on Sep 8, 2013 at 4:05 am

The Madison is closing after tomorrow’s afternoon shows. The theater has been sold and will be remodeled. The number of screens is being reduced from 7 to 2 and additional retail space will be reclaimed.

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