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As of this date, scaffolding is in place on the street level and a NYC Dept. of Bldgs. notice on the front doors. Also graffiti on the left yellow brick up high but fortunately not on the glazed terra cotta. I hope it will not be torn down. (I believe the church owners won’t let it go!) I’ll keep posting!
The Met is out and Rainbow Shops are in, also an additional 3 storefronts. All of the façade is covered now. A Shame.
The New Albany at this address does not resemble the building there today. It is to wide for the frontage and the current building at this address though listed correctly is not the New Albany. Maybe someone can clear the mystery. I do believe there was an Albany Theatre and this may be it. The photo and description might have been an error on the periodicals part.
Howard, the next time you are at the Kings, have a wrap and tell us about the your experience. LA-TI-DAH. Prepared food is something I would want to know in advance so I can eat before going to the show ANYWHERE.
Theatre scene was filmed at the former UA SQUIRE in Great Neack, L.I. as Treat Williams and gal were leaving the moviehouse.
The Last Picture Show
“Ulysses” was a foreign and “Rosie” 1966, Rosalind Russell wants to buy a theatre her family doesn’t.
This film was never rated. A G movie at best, unless this theatre ran adult features and never change the top and bottom lines. This picture is a Howl and a half. Maybe all their features went under this policy. Ha! Ha!
Can you make out? … the Astor’s attraction.
They should keep their name on the stinky banks they own and not on landmark theatres which they sponsor with the fees and charges that their customers pay. The vertical sign is on the facade, isn’t it?
Your theory is correct. UA demolished the frieze on the Rivoli (NYC) just to avoid being landmarked. The order to demolish came from the top in California. I saw "Deathtrap" her in the very early eighties.
“Dr. Dolittle” was the last Christmas attraction at the still single Loew’s State. It would be twinned mid to late 1968 and open with “Oliver!” in State One (UP) and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” in State Two (DOWN) the following 1969 Christmas. All 3 were Roadshows with reserved seats.
On Staten Island, opened with “Casino Royale” in ‘67.
No such theatre as Loew’s Annex! ! !
This is not Loew’s Paradise in the Bronx! ! ! No way in 1942 or Sept. 7 1929. A faux-pas I believe.
I was there and Star Trek played on 4 screens. First day, the restrooms flooded into the lobby and concessions stand under 4 inches of water!, hence no restrooms on opening day but we sold popcorn and soda barefoot and slacks rolled to the knees to sold out crowds. Luckily, we weren’t fried by electicity and water mixing behind stand. What a mess, but we did it.
50 years ago, today… I was sittings myself down to see Walt Disney’s first run The Jungle Book", here at the Granada Theatre. It was a Saturday and doors opened early on the second day (Saturday) at 10:30 AM. The 2nd feature was “Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar”. I was and still am 11 in mind. Envisionment is a wonderful thing!
Happy Holidays and Season’s Greetings….
Corrugated metal sound dampening covering is not so odd for a 1962 outer mall cinema. Redstone used it in 1979 for Sunrise Cinemas in Valley Stream and Commack Cinemas in 1983. The comedy and tragedy ended up in the dumpster. Sorry for bad news.
This was Liz Smith’s hometown movie theatre as a girl. She was a great person. Got to see “The Last Of Sheila” because of her column on it’s 25th anniversary with the stars Dyan Cannon, James Coburn, and Richard Benjamin. They were all nice to me and signed the 8x10 lobby cards of the film (given to me by Granada Theatre, operated by Mr. Max Schiering in Brooklyn. The 25th anniversary of “Sheila” was given by Todd (a prominent fashion designer) at the Guild 50th Street Theatre in NYC in 1998. Thanks, Liz.
This fun comedy had a good gross here at 6 weeks and about $1,750,000 but did loust at Loew’s Showcase Theatres wher it played 9 days only. It is never shown on cable TV or TCM (scheduled once and never shown. On VHS (Pan & Scan), NEVER on DVD. Found a DVD transfer on ebay or amazon for 14.99 and while in widescreen at a ratio of 1:85:1, it was in Panavision in the Loew’s Kings where I saw it (TWICE) in one day with a 2:35:1 ratio. The DVD is good quality in sound and artwork cover even though the title of the movie is in Swedish in the credits that open and close the movie. It was still a good buy. If you’re waiting forit to released in the USA, forget it as you will be 6 feet under before that’s done. It will 50 years old in August 2018.
There was a lot there in the balcony of the former Loew’s Spooner in 2001 when I visited. All ormamentation and upper procenium wer virtually intact. Best of all was the MGM Lion carpet on the descending stairs to loge seats. The landings at the exit doors had the full pattern of the carpet weave. Management allowed me to return to take a piece of the carpet although dusty from its closed days but visually stunning. I have the full pattern of the carpet design to this day. (No, it is not for sale). Better yet at the Loew’s Boulevard up the street, I collected a former aisle seat from the balcony, the only one left in that balcony (art-deco style). I gave the store management $20.00 for it. A real great deal. Mgt of both stores were kind and allowed my friends and I sccess. We didn’t have to sneak or break-in like others who write books on the theatres they illegally break in to.
Yes,it is my blood and thank you for your words. There are those who will stomp on you and try to wipe you out for credit. I don’t answer to them. I am true to myself and say what is the truth. I answer to my wisdon and knowledge. A theatre that has been in my life for over fifty years and I fought for with a “Breakfast with the Arts” episode in 2005 surely outweighs any management that operates and manages it. I was born way before them.
They will never no the experince of seeing movies at the Loew’s Kings that I did. That experience comes once in a lifetime and what they have know is ten liquor bars in the space, that’s all they care about. The shows are for out-of-Brooklyners, who love the shows and the theatre. Otherwise the Kings Theatre does not serve the Brooklyn population and they (the locals) know it.
John Gibson Whitely who had a bad experience at the Kings Theatre on April 9 has submitted one comment to cinema treasures on that date. He is obviously a phony, using a pyseudinum. Just click on his comment. I believe a jealous THS member associated to Loew’s Jersey posted this comment. The initials are S.T. He was in the audience that evening. I defended the staff and disclaim this frauds comment. I have resigned the Kings Theatre which I was involved in long before ACE was in the picture. While I enjoyed my two plus years there, I cannot condone the upper managements running of the theatre which I am still truly fond of. Byn the way, there was a building situation which cost $2,5000,000 to repair neglected by management which could have led to lose of life. I am glad that I put the lives of patrons and the staff above the pettiness of management.
Now, after six months, management has banned me from the theatre even with a ticket. My efforts to save my Kings Theatre means much more that the management that runsit.
Esta la vista!
Yes, “Give a cheer for Shallow Junior High…” as the school song goes. I also saw a matinee of Laurel and Hardy in “Way Out West” and the double feature “Yhe Undefeated” and “The Naked Runner” on a Saturday. The week of Graduation where “Cactus Flower” and “The Ambushers” which I saw the day before. I can still hear the manager at the time saying to an employee, “Keep panning up, we have to keep the theatre especially clean for the graduation tomorrow.
Happy (belated) Birthday on Sept. 6 2017. 88 years young.
The Edison can be seen in the 1968 movie “Madigan” where Richard Widmark and Harry Guardino encounter Don Stroud seeing “Tobruk” with Rock Hudson and George Peppard which was on the marquee. Exterior and interior shots are used and note the Milk (yes, Milk) vending machine. Concession stand is also seen.