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Joseph commented about Loew's New Rochelle Theatre on May 15, 2017 at 11:06 am

No the auditorium portion was demolished. A performing arts center is to be incorporated into the new structure with entrance through the original Loew’s lobby area.

Joseph commented about Loew's New Rochelle Theatre on Apr 26, 2017 at 8:33 am

Nov 30, 2016:

NEW ROCHELLE – Construction will begin next week on the centerpiece of the city’s $4 billion development plan as officials continue to look for ways to reshape the downtown, including ideas for a new library and more high-rises.

A $120 million, 28-story mixed-use building at 587 Main St. will be located at the site of the historic former Loews Theater. It will include 280 apartments — 28 of which will be affordable spaces — a 10,000-square-foot entertainment space including a “black box” theater, 17,000 square feet of commercial space and a 234-space parking garage. Long Island-based firm RXR is the developer.

“This project demonstrates that the visionary downtown plan we adopted last December is working,“ New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson said. "It’s just one part of a larger transformation — the most ambitious in our history and the most exciting in the Hudson Valley.”

City officials approved a master development agreement in December 2014 with RDRXR, consisting of RXR and firm Renaissance Downtowns. In December 2015, the City Council passed a new zoning plan that would make a downtown overhaul possible.

RDRXR’s proposed 10-year downtown revitalization plan could add one million square feet of retail, 2.4 million square feet of office space, 1,200 hotel rooms and nearly 6,400 residential units.

“This project, along with many others, is powerful evidence that the new opportunities and potential in New Rochelle are now seen clearly by the development and investment community far and wide,“ Bramson said.

Joseph commented about Loew's New Rochelle Theatre on Apr 26, 2017 at 8:26 am

This theatre has now been demolished for retail and housing re-development. I am not sure if any of the façade was saved. More details to follow

Joseph commented about Roxy Theatre on Apr 10, 2017 at 6:40 am

The ROXY stage shows were “iceless” at this point. Robert Rothafel (Roxy’s nephew)was still in charge. What attempts did he make to unstill more life into the showplace? Or was it completely swept away from him by Rock Center near the end of 1959? I am sure Rock Center had no intention of keeping the ROXY going indefinitely. They were just waiting for the right time to close.

Joseph commented about Capitol Theatre on Jan 5, 2017 at 1:39 pm

This space was quite large and remained so until closing in 1968. The marble “planter” in the center of the floor was moved down the street to the lobby of the Loews State. What happened to this piece after the State was closed in mid 1980s? Anyone know?

Joseph commented about Loew's Yonkers Theatre on Jan 5, 2017 at 1:35 pm

This space was basically unchanged when the theater closed during 1970’s. Some of the furniture may have been removed, but otherwise very well preserved.

Joseph commented about Roxy Theatre on Dec 12, 2016 at 2:06 pm

another repeat photo, look on page 10

Joseph commented about NYC ROXY Theatre 1952, "Stars & Stripes Forever" premiere on Dec 11, 2016 at 10:47 am

The Ice Colorama stage show featured a newly expanded ice stage installation.

Joseph commented about Roxy Theatre on Dec 11, 2016 at 10:18 am

Mezzanine seats were reserved and available in advance for this engagement. Was this policy continued?

Joseph commented about NYC ROXY Theatre Feb 18,1946 on Dec 11, 2016 at 10:15 am

The ocean liner Queen Mary docked at Pier 90 in New York City, bringing 1,666 war brides and their 668 children on Feb 10th, 1946.

Joseph commented about Roxy Theatre on Nov 29, 2016 at 10:13 am

THE YOUNG LIONS was original scheduled at the next attraction, however, instead, The ROXY was retrofitted for Cinemiracle & WINDJAMMER as its next attraction. LIONS eventually opened at the Times Sq. Paramount.

Joseph commented about Grand Pussycat Cinema on Nov 9, 2016 at 7:48 am

This photo belongs elsewhere. It is not the 1607 Broadway location.

Joseph commented about Sutton Theater on Oct 31, 2016 at 10:20 am

Finally! I was waiting for a similar ad to appear. I always knew this was a reserved seat engagement, but many seemed to think otherwise.

Joseph commented about ROXY Theatre NYC - Boxoffice Mag 12.14.59 on Oct 30, 2016 at 5:53 pm

dated December 14, 1959.

Joseph commented about 1950 photo courtesy of the The Way Things Were ~ The Wonder Years... facebook page. on Aug 8, 2016 at 1:59 pm

this photo already appears here:

Joseph commented about "Since You Went Away" opening July 20, 1944. on May 19, 2016 at 10:17 am

This image already appears here:

Why dont you post your commments there?

Joseph commented about Roxy Theatre on May 19, 2016 at 10:05 am

This image is already posted on this site, why duplicate?

Joseph commented about NYC ROXY announcing ALL ABOUT EVE reserved performance engagement Oct 1950 on May 5, 2016 at 7:13 pm

Tickets were available in advance for the performance of your choice.

Joseph commented about Radio City Music Hall on May 5, 2016 at 7:08 pm

I attended one of the early screenings of Fantasia during 1978 at the Music Hall. Ushers had to open up the closed off Mezzanine areas because the crowd became so large.

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


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

date please????

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.

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

Summer 1969

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

Very nice! Thank you for posting this!

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.