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Joseph commented about Astor Theatre on Apr 25, 2016 at 12:39 pm

Date???

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Joseph commented about Roxy Theatre on Apr 13, 2016 at 9:15 am

date please????

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Joseph commented about Warners' Theatre on Apr 12, 2016 at 11:32 am

This is not the NYC Warner’s Theatre. This photo belongs elsewhere.

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Joseph commented about Palace-1969 on Apr 10, 2016 at 5:46 am

Summer 1969

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Joseph commented about Roxyette's Circa 1930 on Mar 22, 2016 at 7:29 pm

Very nice! Thank you for posting this!

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Joseph commented about NYC Radio City Music Hall Rockettes - 1937 on Mar 5, 2016 at 6:18 am

Definitely Rockettes. Originally there were 32, then called Roxeyettes. After Move from ROXY Theatre to Music Hall, the line was increased to 36 because of wider stage. There were never more than 36 performing on stage at one time.Later, after Rothafel’s departure from Music Hall, the line was re-named Rockettes. The additional 10 in photo were used as substitutes as needed.

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Joseph commented about FOX Theatre; San Francisco, California. on Jan 2, 2016 at 10:33 pm

This is the Brooklyn fox

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Joseph commented about Criterion Theatre on Nov 5, 2015 at 5:10 pm

This photo is of the original Criterion and belongs elsewhere.

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Joseph commented about Central Plaza Cinema on Jul 20, 2015 at 12:44 pm

Something is going on here. The interior of the building appears to be demolished from the inside out to the outer walls. Basically now a shell.

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Joseph commented about Roxy Theatre on Jun 29, 2015 at 11:07 am

On closer examination this photo was NOT taken on opening day, 1927. The girls, 22 of them, have GF on their costumes, signifying Gaye Foster. The Gaye Foster troupe began appearing at the NY ROXY after the departure of Rothafel during the mid-1930’s. The 32 Roxyettes moved over to Radio City Music Hall with Rothafel in 1932-33. The Roxyettes line was increased to 36 and later re-named Rockettes.

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Joseph commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 18, 2015 at 5:07 pm

Also, the NYC Hilton Hotel appears to be nearing completion to the left of the Ziegfeld.

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Joseph commented about Roxy Theatre on Jan 12, 2015 at 5:14 pm

This is Robert Rothafel, Roxy’s Nephew, greeting guests arriving for the world premiere of THE KING AND I during June, 1956. Robert became the general manager of the ROXY in late 1955 and remained until shortly before closing.

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Joseph commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 3, 2015 at 5:48 pm

This is a screen shot from HOW TO MURDER YOUR WIFE (1965). The original Ziegfeld Theatre is seen in the background. A few years before being demolished and replaced by the “new” Ziegfeld movie theatre (a poor substitute) and a high rise office building.

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Joseph commented about Paramount Theatre on Jan 3, 2015 at 7:43 am

Hey Debellis how about some referencing on your multiple uploads? Source acknowledgements, dates or description would be appreciated! This photo looks to be a capture from a newsreel clip.

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Joseph commented about NYC ROXY Theatre usherette on Nov 2, 2014 at 12:09 pm

You are correct!

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Joseph commented about Roxy Theatre on Oct 31, 2014 at 5:38 pm

To Simon, Please see my photo of a female ROXY usherette. Females WERE recruited during WW2 because of manpower shortages.

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Joseph commented about Roxy Theatre on Oct 30, 2014 at 5:21 pm

to dotty64:

Yes female ushers became common during the WW2 era.

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Joseph commented about Roxy Theatre on Sep 5, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Mr Granola Bar how about including a date or reference with your up-load? Thanks

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Joseph commented about Strand Theatre on May 20, 2014 at 4:41 pm

The Strand Theater opened on March 2, 1922. The new theater (architect, H. Lansing Quick), at the request of the developer, former Mayor Michael J. Walsh, incorporated the auditorium of the old First Reformed Church (opened 1896) as well as the main room of a building in the back of the property that had been the church Sunday school and before that, the city’s first high school. The theater also managed to incorporate the oak ceiling of the church.

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Joseph commented about Park Hill Theatre on May 20, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Was the Parkhill in Yonkers ever used as a nightclub known as The Enchanted Room? Postcards of the Enchanted Room identify it as being located at 423 S. Broadway in Yonkers. Singer Jerry Vale got an early start there.

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Joseph commented about Mamaroneck Playhouse on Apr 18, 2014 at 5:03 am

Bowtie also closed Central Plaza in Yonkers,

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Joseph commented about Mamaroneck Playhouse on Apr 18, 2014 at 5:01 am

To be demolished for apartment units!

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Joseph commented about RKO Quad on Jan 15, 2014 at 6:13 pm

The New Rochelle RKO Proctor’s no longer functions as a theatre. Several years ago it was gutted and converted into retail and office space. The exterior remains basically intact.

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Joseph commented about Loew's Yonkers Theatre on Jan 13, 2014 at 6:50 pm

The loew’s/Bandt’s was never subdivided. It appeared to be intact when it closed, with most, if not all of its original furnishings. Still in excellent condition.

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Joseph commented about Loew's Yonkers Theatre on Jan 12, 2014 at 6:18 pm

Certainly the finest theatre Yonkers ever had and one of the best in the region. I attended several movies there during late 60s, early 70s. I preferred the Loews/Brandt’s over its still standing, but closed neighbor’s The Parkhill and RKO Proctor’s. I remembered being sadden when it closed. However, the neighborhood was already in a steady state of decline. I believe the Loews/Brandt’s sat derelict for a couple of years before it was demolished for a Macdonald’s. Sad how this one just slipped away and is so little documented.