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The theater opened as a single called the Town – then a second auditorium was added in former retail space. The original was split into four, and the second split into two, totaling six.
Shoeshoe, are you sure you had the right building? Threre are no railroad tracks anywhere near this building.
The Criterion has had 9 screens for about 3 years now.
The pic above is the exit door from theater #1.
It was right in the corner of Fourth and Fulton – if you walk in the Fulton St. entrance to the Atrium it was on the left. The box office ‘bump out’ is still there, as is the display window that held two poster cases. The space is now offices.
“Skyfall” will be in BTX this Friday (starts at Midnight on Thursday), followed by “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II” the week after.
The Rivoli is showing movies now! Check out their movie schedule at www.scdw.net. It’s a treat to see a movie or a show in this historic gem!
Unfortunately this gem was demolished about 10 years ago after sitting in a deteriorated condition, with 2x4’s holding up the neon ‘Schine’s Rialto’ marquee.
The Capitol is still there, 100% intact. It is on the second floor of the building, accessed on the side street through the curtained-off wooden doors with poster cases on either side. It is owned by the people who operate the pharmacy on the ground floor.
The theater was a quonsethut that opened in the late 50’s/early 60’s, and was gone by the mid-70’s. The building was on the Vestal Parkway and has been demolished.
Reopened today, 12/16/11, with new seats by AMC.
The Empire was located on Remsen Street on the second floor of a retail building. It was demolished by the mid 1960’s, and the property is now a park.
I was there this past week—the Meadow 6 has almost been completely demolished. Only part of the shell of theater #1 was still standing. The facade is covered with a banner announcing a new Marriott hotel. By the end of this month, the Meadow 6 will be no more.
Drove by the theater twice today—it’s been gutted and a lot of holes cut in the building, presumably for new windows. If you look inside you’ll see some of the wall treatments that were in the auditoriums still hanging, but otherwise the dividing walls and balcony in the original building have been torn out.
Thanks for the kind comments on the Mall 11! Brandywine’s demos are excellent and the overwhelming response I’ve been getting in our comment box has been very positive. The theater’s going to be a huge hit! It will have a large format auditorium as well! 15 screens in all. Ground work starts very soon—
Cineplex started the project in 1988 but didn’t finish it—National Amusements opened it in 1990. Cineplex lobby with NAI auditoriums…it never operated as a Cineplex Odeon.
Theater 7 (403 seats) is equiped with Century JJ 35/70MM projectors with a magnetic penthouse soundhead. We’re combining 1-4 back into 1 & 2, putting it back to its original configuration.
We are still building Brandywine—ground work starts very soon! It will be a 15-plex with a large format auditorium.
As of Friday, 4/1, Bow Tie Cinemas will assume operation of the Reston Town Center 13. A phased top-to-bottom reconstruction will soon begin (allowing the theater to remain open during construction), which will include all stadium seating, bigger screens, all digital projection with 3D capability, brand new concession stands, all new amenities and decor, and brand new rest rooms. The theater originally opened as an 11-plex, and National Amusements later ‘twinned’ theaters 1 & 2. In the reconstruction, Bow Tie will ‘de-twin’ the theaters, turning the facility back to an 11-plex.
The Forum is listed under the last name it operated as…Movieland:
Also if you’re ever in Cohoes, be sure to visit the Cohoes Music Hall, although not a cinema it’s certainly a treasure!
Article and video from The Troy Record on demolition:
I was inside a few weeks ago—there really was nothing left except one pair of entrance doors, and remnants of two murals on the side walls of the auditorium that were extremely deteriorated and moldy.
Sad to see this one go—this theater’s marquee had great neon animation and I’ll always remember watching it fondly as a child from a nearby restaurant that my family patronized frequently.
The Town of Colonie encompasses the Village of Latham, where this drive-in was located. It was on Route 9, on the site of a shopping center that contains a Price Chopper supermarket. The Latham Drive-In (the Town of Colonie’s third—the other being the Mohawk) was located about 1/10 mile north on Route 9.
The Lafayette is the star of an upcoming film, “White Irish Drinkers”. One of the movie’s main characters is an usher at the theater and works to bring The Rolling Stones to the Lafayette (the film takes place in Brooklyn, so those in the know will have to pretend the Lafayette is in Brooklyn). Many scenes filmed there, both exterior and interior. The theater looked great!
The City of Cohoes voted to demolish this theater on 8/23/10. It is now in derelict condition with holes in the roof and nothing inside worth saving as it’s been totally gutted.
In John Waters' fine film “Hairspray”, this theater served as the venue for the “Corny Collins Record Hop” and the front is clearly visible in the film.