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Orlando commented about Center Theatre on Oct 19, 2017 at 9:24 am

I count six picketeers. Why? They spelled Eleanor Parker’s name wrong. Elizabeth Taylor hated to be called “Liz” or the cashier isn’t smiling. Better yet, they thought “Naked Jungle” was a porno film. These comments are all in jest.

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Orlando commented about 12/16/69-01/15/70 photo credit Victor Grigas. on Oct 12, 2017 at 9:05 am

Chicago Theatre is playing Elia Kazan’s “The Arrangement” with Kirk Douglas and Faye Dunaway. Can anyone decifer the State Lake attraction?

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Orlando commented about Quad Cinema on Oct 6, 2017 at 9:45 am

Stan Deneroff, brother of Jeffrey DENeroff with Bernard GOLdberg ran GOLDEN Theatres which operated the Quad Cinemas during these days. He did the artwork for their theatres including by then, the Benson, Beverly, Graham on Whitney, Granada and the Rugby, Olympia in the city.

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Orlando commented about Kings Theatre on Sep 22, 2017 at 6:43 am

“The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” -1920 to be shown with live orchestra accompaniment on Friday, October 31, 2017 at 8 P.M. Tell them Orlando sent you.

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Orlando commented about Marquee at the Lowe's on Sep 22, 2017 at 5:22 am

It’s L O E W ‘ S not Lowe’s. Nice photo though.

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Orlando commented about United Palace of Cultural Arts on Sep 13, 2017 at 8:03 am

The Sept. 10 screening of “City Lights” drew over 600 customers, some first time visitors were in awe of the theatre. It was preceeded by a Chaplin short “By The Sea” which was accompanied by the original organ on the lift which has been electrified. Thanks Mike Fitelstein.

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Orlando commented about Kings Theatre on Sep 13, 2017 at 7:56 am

In correction, Mrs. Dorothy Panzica gave the Kings Theatre 12 furnishings most of which are in the upstairs lounge to the right of the bar. The two high back wooden carved chairs are in the grand lobby to the left of the grand staircase.

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Orlando commented about Farragut Theatre on Aug 29, 2017 at 6:02 am

ROGERS Avenue, not Rodger. Your thinking of “ACE ELI and RODGER of the SKIES”.

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Orlando commented about Midwout Theatre on Aug 29, 2017 at 6:01 am

Wrong building, the one to the left is the former Midwout Theatre, you can see the ironwork for the small vertical sign it had.

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Orlando commented about Farragut Theatre on Aug 29, 2017 at 5:58 am

ROGERS Avenue, not Rodger. Your thinking of “ACE ELI and RODGER of the SKIES”.

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Orlando commented about Kings Theatre on Aug 26, 2017 at 7:31 am

I met Dorothy Panzica over 45 years ago when passes the the LOEW’S KINGS where called in from the Granada Theatre. In those days, the managers where a friendly group and the six theatres cross honored passes. That day she was called by the cashier and greeted me at the door. She walked me through the foyer and inner lobby to the auditorium door. She tried to coax me to come work at LOEW’S KINGS, but I was well entrenched in the Granada Theatre by then. Still, I will remember that day and still do 50 years later and meeting her. I safe guard the original 9 furnishings still used and on display at the theatre. All should visit Mrs. Panzica’s gift from the former Loew’s Kings when visiting the theatre. Without her kindness and generosity, furniture of the theatre are there for all to enjoy. So, go see them. Mrs. Panzica’s spirit will live long within the LOEW’S KINGS, an Brooklyn institution and landmark.

REST IN PEACE, forever in my mind, those were the days.
                                Love and Sympathy
                                ORLANDO LOPES
                                Loyal Supporter of the LOEW'S KINGS
                
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Orlando commented about BRIC Arts Media House on Aug 26, 2017 at 7:11 am

When opened it was known as the Mark Strand Theatre, which was told to me first in 1969 by a matron at the Granada Theatre. When older I saw the Mark Strand ads in the Eagle. This matron also worked at the Stone, Stadium, and the Supreme as well as the Ambassador Theatres in Brooklyn. Her name was Betty and she was a doll and wonderful woman.

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Orlando commented about New Orleans, LA - A farewell to Rene Brunet Jr. on Aug 23, 2017 at 5:41 am

I met Mr. Brunet Jr. at his Prytania Theatre several years back. He had introduced a classic movie. I spoke to him in the lobby at length about the Joy on Canal Street. To the folks in the area, he operated the last surviving movie house in the Burbs of NOLA. A great man and a great losss. My he find his “Paradise” in the heavens. No kinder person there was.

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Orlando commented about JERRY LEWIS PHOTO on Aug 21, 2017 at 6:18 am

Early in his career, Mr Lewis worked at the Loew’s State Theatre as an usher where he was dismissed for trying to unionize the ushers because even Loew’s overworked and paid their employees peanuts. Goodbye Jerry, I was the right age to enjoy your movies on television, saw your movie “Which Way To The Front?” in the very empty RKO Kenmore in Brooklyn on a Sunday matinee at 13 years old. I walked by the Loew’s Kings while they played “Don’t Raise The Bridge, Lower The River” inside. At Century’s Whitman we played “Hardly Working” for two weeks, to no business in late 1980. I saw “The Nutty Professor” at a screening at UA Farmingdale some years back. There might be imitators, but there was only one Jerry Lewis!

 Shame on the Oscars and it's community for not givig him a Life Achievement Awards. They dole them out to much inferior actors today.
                
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Orlando commented about Angelika 57 on Aug 18, 2017 at 5:28 am

Nice.

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Orlando commented about Syosset Triplex on Aug 15, 2017 at 9:27 am

Tom, I worked in Syosset and the D-150 in 1977 and during that winter’s blizzard, I was “strand"ed for 3 days at the theatre. I lived on pre-popped corn and a couple of Nestle Crunch bars. The M.D. Mr. Logue made sure I was paid for the closed days. At the Syosset, we played "Semi-Tough”, “Pete’s Dragon” and “House Calls” At the Cinema D-150, I remember “Coma” during blizzard, and “The Goodbye Girl” whose credits I never missed because the “Goodbye Girl” theme played as the house curtain closed. 40 years ago, how time flies. I was 21 years young.

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Orlando commented about United Palace of Cultural Arts on Aug 15, 2017 at 9:15 am

Thanks C.C. I just love these ads and you add a lot to this sight, and that’s why I still tune in because of people like you.

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Orlando commented about Parkway Theater on Aug 15, 2017 at 6:48 am

I visited this theatre when it was closed and not in bad shape. The lounges were downstairs.

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Orlando commented about Movieland on Aug 15, 2017 at 6:45 am

When it was Movieland, I played Personal Best here.

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Orlando commented about Movieland on Aug 15, 2017 at 6:43 am

In 1967, I saw this at the RKO-Stanley Warner KENMORE.

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Orlando commented about Movieland on Aug 15, 2017 at 6:43 am

In 1967, I saw this at the RKO-Stanley Warner KENMORE.

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Orlando commented about IN LIKE FLINT on Aug 15, 2017 at 6:40 am

Love the ads, keep ‘em coming. I’m a now a displaced Long Islander now back home in Brooklyn, Thank God!

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Orlando commented about ANDY WARHOL'S FRANKENSTEIN on Aug 15, 2017 at 6:33 am

Hello Paul,

I wasn't correcting, just extolling my knowledge.
              
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Orlando commented about Century's Morton Village on Aug 12, 2017 at 7:09 am

To Long Islnd Movies,when will I get an invite to your Plaza theatre, I know that I will have to pay for the popcorn and soda, even the ticket but the tour will be free but you must give it! Ha, ha, ha. I know you didn’t care for M.V,\but that made me next to last manager. Closed in 1985 with “Emerald Forest” and matinees of “Rainbow Brite”. I bought the last ticket sold on closing night. I asked Mata not to tear it. There was a cricket in the theatre which added to the crickets in the movie. That was “Live Effects” first presented here. Closed in 1985. Opened in 1964 with “King Of Kings” with Jeffrey Hunter and would later work at (2014-2017). The Kings of Kings is in Brooklyn, NY.

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Orlando commented about Century's Morton Village on Aug 7, 2017 at 7:15 am

PS Wrong address, it was 998 Old Country Road, Plainview.