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Ya learn something new everyday. No idea, but I know the Broadway community and I’m sure that policy was very short lived.
Just re-checked and this triple feature indeed opened on June 28, 1972 as posted per the New York Times.
Owned by The Independent Film Channel, an American cable television network, which also has an IFC Films division which produces independent films for theatrical release.
Was any reason given for the demolition? What were they thinking?
Hey Mike, I went back and checked the phone numbers in ads for movies playing at Embassy 1 and New Embassy 46th Street and they matched.
The Bayshore Cinema and The Bayshore Drive-In were considered two separate theaters with separate managers, staff and bookings.
paul baar check the photo section here.
Closing notice in photo section.
Nominated for 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture, winning Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Peggy Ashcroft & Best Music, Original Score.
I posted the time table for The Times in photos for June 19 & August 28. It appears there are 15 screens. Some titles like Batman are on two screens but appear together and some features share a screen. If you check the first show of the day it comes to 15.
Paul baar, each theater has a photo section. Next to the comments tab there is a photo tab. The photo is on page 10.
Congrats on a great article Bob, and for an even greater career. Thank you for sharing your memories of “The Music Hall”, and thank you for helping me make memories of my own from front row balcony to center orchestra. I’m sure you were up there on my many visits. Sounds like you have a cool book in you.
Nominated for 10 Academy Awards. Winner of 3 including Best Picture.
Hey Tom, doing a fast search, when each of those films listed opened, Syosset and The 150 were presenting either a Roadshow or Exclusive Engagement. Each Beatle film opened through out the Island.
Agree great 3-D Blu-ray. First scene has an airplane wing that pops out of the screen too.
It was so bitter cold waiting outside on line for the 10PM show Mr. Coppola supplied hot Pea Soup to warm the sold out crowd.
Comfortably Cool (great ads, truly appreciated, thanks!) and I have posted various ads where genuine Oscar winning movie stars would jump in a car and spend opening weekends touring theaters that have opened their picture. Way before my time, but I would have been there front row and center.
Who would expect to meet Shirley MacLaine at a Drive-in in upstate NY on Thanksgiving night? (ad in photo section) Or have Bob Hope and Lucille Ball show up at my neighborhood theater on Saturday night? Has anyone have any stories, or experience, or maybe their parents stories with these personal appearances?
“Someone long ago told me that this was the first commercially viable 2-screen theatre in the US. I believe it was Abe Geller, the architect, but I’m not sure.”
The Architects were Abraham W. Geller & Ben Schlanger
with Consulting Architect John T. Briggs. They might have been twins but the management treated them as two
independent theaters with separate entrances, marquees, lounges and lobbies.
The Cove & The Shore changed shows with Aldo Ray in “The Naked And The Dead” on August 27, 1958. The Rialto changed Sept 10, 1958 with Rock Hudson in “Twilight Of The Gods” & “Kathy O”. The Regent, sort of an anti Syosset, a clean functional nondescript neighborhood movie house day and dated with Syosset until Sept 17, 1958 when Gary Cooper in “Man Of The West” came in. All the while Syosset was Roadshow.
patryan6019 click on this site’s photo section up in the blue banner and all three ads should be there.
patryan6019 You’re right August 18, 1958. Sorry.
Hi patryan6019 Are you asking which theaters on LI played ATWI80D while The Syosset played it roadshow Todd-AO? If so, according to an ad for the week of August 18, 1957, it played at The Cove in Glen Cove, The Shore in Huntington, The Regent in Bayshore and The Rialto in Patchogue. Does that help?
Opening day & anniversary ads for “Lili” in photo section.
The Exclusive Roadshow Presentation in TODD-AO of “Around The World In 80 Days” opened July 16, 1958 and played through October 30, 1958 even while the picture opened and closed at various non TODD-AO theaters around the island. It was replaced with the wide release of “The Bridge On The River Kwai” on October 31 1958.
“Cheyenne Autumn” 70MM Reserved Seat Roadshow engagement March 10, 1965- “April 12 1965”
“Mediterranean Holiday” 70MM Reserved Seat 70MM engagement April 14, 1965 until June 23rd “Sound Of Music”
“Cheyenne Autumn” ends exclusive at Syosset on Tuesday and opens all over the island the next day with the double feature “Goliath And The Sins Of Babylon” at popular prices.