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NittyRanks commented about Lockport Drive-In on Sep 20, 2016 at 12:30 pm

This was a one screen drive-in. I used to see it on the way to my grandmothers in the “Little Italy” section of Lockport NY. There was room for about 250 cars there according to a website. The original owner was Anthony Ragusa. I remember it was torn down in 1988 The Google map doesn’t show it but there is a couple old buildings still on site like the projection and snack bar buildings but you wouldn’t know by looking if you didn’t know it once stood there.There is a lot of garbage on site.

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NittyRanks commented about Embassy Theatre on Jan 27, 2016 at 6:50 pm

This was on the show American Pickers tonight. They interviewed someone that was trying to save the theater at one time and he actually had some of the Art Deco style light fixtures in there that they bought

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NittyRanks commented about Lake Theater on Sep 28, 2015 at 9:47 am

If you Google the address you will see the picture of the theater. It is an appliance store but last year the marquee had to be taken down as it was in disrepair.

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NittyRanks commented about RKO Fordham Theatre on Sep 16, 2015 at 10:04 am

This showed up over on a Facebook group:

https://www.facebook.com/Al-Pontes-Time-Machine-New-York-519902318143809/timeline/

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NittyRanks commented about Ward Theatre on Sep 15, 2015 at 9:42 am

This just appeared over in the Facebook group “Old Images of the Bronx”

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NittyRanks commented about Owners' Hopes For Two Chicago Historic Theatres - Chicago Tribune on Jun 8, 2015 at 5:38 am

Chicago has had some amazing movie palaces.

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NittyRanks commented about Backstage at Atlanta's Fox Theatre on Jun 8, 2015 at 5:35 am

Pretty cool the last picture looks like the board before being installed.

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NittyRanks commented about Eastown Theatre on Sep 29, 2014 at 9:21 am

Man that is so sad.

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NittyRanks commented about Roxy Theatre on May 12, 2014 at 11:25 am

Now the church that was near it just burned. I know it’s a theater site but it’s sad nonetheless.

http://www.freep.com/article/20140511/NEWS01/305110149/Neighbors-mourn-historic-Detroit-church-destroyed-suspicious-fire

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NittyRanks commented about Downtown Buffalo’s only movie theater may soon go dark on Dec 6, 2013 at 7:39 pm

I hadn’t heard this. I was just near there a couple weeks ago.

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NittyRanks commented about Tazewell Theatre on Nov 7, 2013 at 11:49 am

I saw the episode but that daughter said it was open in the 1970’s when Mike was talking to her? I wonder if that 1968 date is correct then?

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NittyRanks commented about Fox Theatre on Dec 27, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Excellent thanks for that link!

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NittyRanks commented about RKO Palace Theater on Aug 28, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Here is a local organist who has a lot of information on the theater and a Facebook page with great photographs:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4509682903974.187919.1347641891&type=1

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NittyRanks commented about RKO Palace Theater on Aug 28, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Check this out everyone:

http://www.rochestersubway.com/topics/2012/08/rgrta-digs-up-rochester-rko-palace-theater/#more-4236

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NittyRanks commented about Mayfair Theatre on Jan 20, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Great information. Thanks!

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NittyRanks commented about Mayfair Theatre on Apr 18, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Yes I posted that above. Pretty cool that he could do that. I had the original magazine article.

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NittyRanks commented about Fox Theatre on Mar 5, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Yeah it is a great site. I used to go there more but it is pretty extensive with the pictures and all.

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NittyRanks commented about Fox Theatre on Mar 2, 2011 at 5:49 am

Try this site: It is a fan site and not owned by MTA but is a wealth of information. My ex worked for MTA and told me about it:

http://www.nycsubway.org/

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NittyRanks commented about Fox Theatre on Mar 1, 2011 at 11:54 am

Did anyone notice on last night’s episode of “American Pickers” that they bought one of the lobby card cases from The Fox theater in Brooklyn. They got it from a warehouse in Staten Island.

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NittyRanks commented about Granada Theater on Jun 21, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Very cool photo’s.

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NittyRanks commented about Paradise Theater on Jun 21, 2010 at 12:02 pm

It’s too bad now because the technology exisits to save that theatre with good acoustics.

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NittyRanks commented about Mayfair Theatre on Jun 6, 2009 at 9:21 am

You guys might be interested to know a guy in Philadephia that owns a company “Urban Artifacts” has a lot of Mayfair artifacts that a guy named Eric Von Grimmenstein III from Indianappolis bought to restore. He has build a small replica home theatre in his house to look like the MayFair. There is an article about it in June/July/August edition of Sound and Vision magazine. If anyone wants it let me know.

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NittyRanks commented about Monroe Theatre on Nov 16, 2008 at 6:45 pm

It makes no sense? Why could they have just let the building alone like it was? Unbelievable.

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NittyRanks commented about Monroe Theatre on Sep 30, 2008 at 8:44 pm

Its so sad to look at these pics. Again Rochester tears down things like they did with the RKO and old train terminal. I can’t believe it is allowed to happen. People don’t appreciate anything.