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I remember at least a couple of occasions when my mom and dad would tell my sister and I to get into the car for an evening out for dinner and a drive-in movie, at the now-defunct Fresh Pond Drive-in Theatre, in Cambridge, MA. The movies I remember seeing in at the drive-in theatre were “The Time Machine” and “The Mouse that Roared”.
Another time, as a Senior in high school, I went to a Natick, MA drive-in movie theatre with a guy that had graduated from the same high school as I did, in the year before me. We saw “Bullit”, and one other movie.
My memory of drive-ins.
Wow!! It looks beautiful now that it’s all renovated!
It’s heartening to see such interesting and informative news on the opening of such a beautiful-looking theatre. It looks like a great theatres for both fabulous movies, and stage plays.
This looks like a beautiful theatre! Although I’m not a Brooklyn, or NY resident, it always heartens me to see theatres like this renovated and preserved.
It’s heartening to learn about the recent restoration of more old Classic movie theatres that show classic films. It’s a good omen…and a real good step in the right direction, if one gets the drift.
Everything old is new again, if one gets the drift!
Another one bites the dust! Sad, indeed!
There should be more of these movie theatres with deco marquees. I’m glad they managed to save this theatre from the wrecking ball.
What?!? Oh, my god!
This is terrible news. Even though I’m not a New Yorker, I remember seeing my all time favorite film, West Side Story, back in the fall of 2006, with my cousin. I drove from Boston to NYC that morning to see it, and to see my cousin, as well. We had such a great time seeing the film West Side Story at the Ziegfeld Cinema. It looked beautiful on that long, narrow screen.
I have some fond memories, and it’s hard for me to picture this theatre going out of business.
What a beautiful-looking theatre! Love that picture!
That looks like SUCH a cool movie theatre! Sure wish we had one like that in the Boston area!
Golly! It would be so nice if Boston had that many art-house movie theaters!
What fantastic-looking cinemas! I bet they sure add to the whole moviegoing experience!
Maybe more movie theatre staff people should follow the example of Alamo Draft House and kick chronic troublemakers out of their theatres, with no refund. Alamo Draft House, imho, has the right idea!
Imho, the more movie venues that’s available, the more choices in movies that people have to choose from. The fact that so many movie venues have gone the way of movie theatre heaven is unfortunate, because it severely restricts the kind(s) of movies that’re available for people to choose to go and see.
It looks like a cool movie house!!
It would be a shame to see this grand-looking theatre either go the way of movie theatre heaven or to be restored as an over-priced concert hall.
I saw a 50th-year Anniversary re-release of “The Sound of Music” with my sister and a good friend of hers, in Iowa City, IA, when I made my annual road trip and visit to my sister in Iowa City, IA, and we all had a wonderful time. The film was brand new, and absolutely pristine, to boot. Seeing it on a great big, wide movie theatre screen added much magic and dimension to a cool film.
It’s too bad that there isn’t a Cinerama here in the Boston area. I wish there were.
One way for theatre proprietor(s) to prevent teenagers from drinking in movie theatres is to implement an extremely strict “We do not serve alcoholic drinks to minors (i. e. people under 21 years of age) policy and get tough on adults in the audience who do share/serve drinks to minors.
Sounds cool! I’ll be posting more on cinematreasures.org in the future.
It’s true that spilled beer does stink, but maybe movie theatres who do serve alcoholic beverages should also implement a mandatory “clean up after oneself” policy for patrons who do spill their beer or whatever.
This theatre looks like the kind of theatre that deserves a good, thorough renovation! Hope everybody in the area enjoys it!
The various movie theatres here in the Boston, MA area now serve beer and wine (but no hard liquor, i. e. whiskey, to my knowledge.), and so far, there’s been no disastrous results. They do have a policy, however, of not allowing people to bring alcoholic beverages outside the theatre, or they will be subject to arrest and permanent banning from the movie theatre(s).