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joemasher commented about Parkchester community seeks to preserve 74-year-old theater on Feb 6, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Roger is correct – unfortunately our lease could not be renewed. Bow Tie does not own the building, unfortunately.

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joemasher commented about Central Plaza Cinema on Sep 21, 2013 at 2:40 am

The lease is up.

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joemasher commented about Central Plaza Cinema on Sep 21, 2013 at 12:29 am

The Central Plaza Cinema has been closed. Last business day was Thu 9/19/2013.

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joemasher commented about New City Cinemas on May 3, 2013 at 4:38 am

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.

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joemasher commented about Cinema Art on Jan 21, 2013 at 12:46 am

Shoeshoe, are you sure you had the right building? Threre are no railroad tracks anywhere near this building.

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joemasher commented about Criterion Cinemas on Jan 20, 2013 at 12:37 pm

The Criterion has had 9 screens for about 3 years now.

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joemasher commented about Atrium Cinema 6 on Dec 16, 2012 at 12:16 am

The pic above is the exit door from theater #1.

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joemasher commented about Atrium Cinema 6 on Dec 16, 2012 at 12:15 am

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.

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joemasher commented about Reston Town Center Multiplex Cinemas on Nov 5, 2012 at 9:40 am

“Skyfall” will be in BTX this Friday (starts at Midnight on Thursday), followed by “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II” the week after.

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joemasher commented about Rivoli Theatre on Jul 15, 2012 at 12:53 am

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!

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joemasher commented about Rialto Theatre on Jan 22, 2012 at 11:27 pm

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.

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joemasher commented about Capitol Theatre on Jan 22, 2012 at 11:25 pm

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.

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joemasher commented about Vestal Theatre on Dec 16, 2011 at 1:50 am

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.

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joemasher commented about AMC Loews Vestal Town Square 9 on Dec 16, 2011 at 1:49 am

Reopened today, 12/16/11, with new seats by AMC.

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joemasher commented about Empire Theatre on Nov 5, 2011 at 12:01 am

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.

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joemasher commented about AMC Loews Meadow 6 on Sep 25, 2011 at 9:14 am

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.

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joemasher commented about AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex on Apr 12, 2011 at 3:45 pm

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.

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joemasher commented about Bow Tie Cinemas acquires Reston Town Center 13 on Apr 7, 2011 at 8:23 am

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—

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joemasher commented about Reston Town Center Multiplex Cinemas on Apr 6, 2011 at 4:09 pm

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.

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joemasher commented about Bow Tie Cinemas acquires Reston Town Center 13 on Apr 6, 2011 at 4:07 pm

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.

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joemasher commented about Reston Town Center Multiplex Cinemas on Mar 31, 2011 at 12:43 am

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.

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joemasher commented about Times Square Theatre on Dec 6, 2010 at 3:19 pm

The Forum is listed under the last name it operated as…Movieland:
/theaters/2925/

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joemasher commented about Cohoes Theatre on Nov 18, 2010 at 2:24 am

Also if you’re ever in Cohoes, be sure to visit the Cohoes Music Hall, although not a cinema it’s certainly a treasure!

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joemasher commented about Cohoes Theatre on Nov 18, 2010 at 2:23 am

Article and video from The Troy Record on demolition:
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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.

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joemasher commented about Saratoga Drive-In on Oct 10, 2010 at 10:00 am

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.