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Orlando commented about College Plaza Twin Cinemas on Apr 22, 2014 at 8:40 am

This theatre was operated by UA in partnership with G.G. theatres. I saw the plans and designs that were in the Port Washington (Beacon) Theatre when I managed the place in 1989-1992. It was not uncommon for UA to have their fingers in everything. UA was also partners with Century on the Morton Village, Whitman and York in Huntington as we made duplicate box office reports for them.

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Orlando commented about South Shore Mall Twin on Apr 22, 2014 at 8:13 am

Drove by last Thursday, and the theatre is now gone and the area has been seeded and the grass is growing. I saw “Twister” here. It was a fast demolition. Theatre properties are being destroyed tenfold here and NYC. This year alone, the Lindenhurst, South Shore Mall on L.I. and the beautiful Savoy in Brooklyn (without saving it’s landmark fa├žade) and the DeMille (nee Columbia, Mayfair) in Manhattan. NYC should be ashamed of itself for not protecting its' theatre treasures. It’s to late, there’s nothing left. For the very few that do remain in other uses such as churches and etc., Time Is Running Out!

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Orlando commented about Mayfair Theatre on Apr 14, 2014 at 4:10 pm

The theatre ticket on this site is actually for the Century’s Mayfair Theatre in Brooklyn. I love the ticket photos just added recently.

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Orlando commented about South Shore Mall Twin on Mar 5, 2014 at 10:37 am

This building is still standing, “Condemned” notices posted Nov, 2013. Building is completely fenced with the west wall facing mall with L O E W ‘ S block neon name in their original position since they were put up in 1967, (Painted Over). Over 6 years ago, mall management said it would be demolished. That’s some “Coming Soon”.

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Orlando commented about Cottage View Drive In Sign - Cottage Grove, MN on Mar 5, 2014 at 9:36 am

I think this drive-in should be listed as “Closed” and are they retaining the vintage Drive-In marquee in the Walmart site plans?, Does anyone know if this marquee has been demolished? I would like to know.

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Orlando commented about 777 Theatre on Feb 5, 2014 at 10:32 am

This nifty program is from the Cinema Village, see address. I was a big fan of Cinema Village and have quite a few of the programs which were well-designed and eye catching.

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Orlando commented about South Bay Cinemas on Feb 4, 2014 at 11:58 am

This theatre is going to close soon and the “lessees'” & not the owner are at fault.

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Orlando commented about Rockville Centre Cinema on Feb 4, 2014 at 11:44 am

The RKO Rockville Centre is currently being demolished. The building is covered with tarp as a precaution to asbestos becoming airborne. I saw this on Friday morning 1-31-2014 while riding the LIRR from Penn Station to Babylon. …..and another one bites the dust.

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Orlando commented about Lindenhurst Theatre on Feb 4, 2014 at 11:36 am

The Lindenhurst Theatre has been demolished, the last part the building went down on Saturday, February 1, 2014. Interior demolition began three weeks ago and the well built building took slightly longer than the expected one week I was told it would take. The demolition foreman told me that he had never demolished a building in such good condition. By the way a CVS will replace the theatre and the 3 parcels of land. The CVS will run from Wellwood Avenue to Washington Avenue. Lindenhurst can now boast they have the “biggest” CVS drugstore on Long Island. P.S. The cost of the 4 properties cost CVS 6 million dollars. The CVS in the village will close once construction is completed. I filmed and photographed as the walls came down daily and would like to post them but I don’t have a private computer at home. Farewell to the LINDENHURST Theatre 12-25-48 to 2-1-14.

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Orlando commented about Congress Theatre on Jul 20, 2010 at 8:04 am

P.S. How’s your friend Steven who also worked the Granada when you were there.

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Orlando commented about Congress Theatre on Jul 20, 2010 at 8:01 am

To Paul Kupperberg….I remember you from the Granada Theatre days and remember Irene, the cashier talking endlessly about how beautiful the Congress was and the marble staircase in the lobby.
She was a great lady and I am glad I had the pleasure of knowing her and all from the Granada Theatre. I finally saw the marble staircase as photographed within the last two years from friends of mine. The Congress still retains a lot of it’s glamour and architecture. Reach me at I go under the name Orlando on Cinema Treasures but you would know me as Lenny.

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Orlando commented about Lindenhurst Theatre on Aug 16, 2005 at 3:15 am

Twelve people are signed up for the Lindenhurst/Babylon Theatre tour on Sept. 11, 2005. There is room for another twelve. The neon Lindenhurst name on the marquee is soon to be taken down, this will be your last opportunity to see it in place. E-mail me ASAP if you’re interested in attending by clicking my e-mail address several comments above this posting.

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Orlando commented about UA North Babylon Twin on Aug 16, 2005 at 3:07 am

The heading of this theatre should read “retail use” as the building was NEVER demolished.

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Orlando commented about RKO Babylon Twin on Aug 16, 2005 at 3:02 am

We will see the exterior of this theatre which was always a twin. The exterior blue bricks are under the makeover. The tour is on Sept. 11, 2005. See the Lindenhurst Theatre website on this site for info. This twin was incresed in size in 1976.

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Orlando commented about Babylon Cinemas on Aug 16, 2005 at 2:56 am

This theatre will be on the theatre tour on Sept. 11, 2005. See the Lindenhurst Theatre on this website for more info.

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Orlando commented about Beekman Theatre on Aug 16, 2005 at 2:50 am

They are already installed as stated several comments before. If you want to see them, I will tour the theatre on Sunday, September 11, 2005. See the Lindenhurst Theatre on this site for information.

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Orlando commented about Lindenhurst Theatre on Aug 12, 2005 at 8:29 am

P.S.S. This tour is open to all Cinema Treasures and THSA members.

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Orlando commented about Lindenhurst Theatre on Aug 12, 2005 at 8:28 am

P.S.S. This tour is open to all Cinema Treasures and THSA members.

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Orlando commented about Beekman Theatre on Aug 12, 2005 at 8:22 am

The seats of the Beekman Theatre are now installed in the Clearview Babylon Theatre which we will be touring Sunday, September 11, 2005.
(See Lindenhurst Theatre site on this website for info.

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Orlando commented about Lindenhurst Theatre on Aug 12, 2005 at 8:07 am

P.S. We will get indoor tours of the Lindenhurst, South Bay Theatre and Babylon if I get access. The South Bay Theatre is a certain, a lot of improvements here. The Babylon Theatre has the Beekman Theatre seats (NYC) which I sat in last week.

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Orlando commented about Lindenhurst Theatre on Aug 12, 2005 at 8:02 am

Ooops!, sorry about the “ message. I am planning a tour of the Lindenhurst and Babylon area theatres on September 11 2005, on a Sunday. It will start at 10:30 Lindenhurst LIRR and end at the Babylon LIRR station with a BBQ lunch at my house and slide lecture on the area’s theatres. We will see Washington Hall (circa 1916), the Studio Theatre, the old National/Welwood/Lindenhurst site and the current Lindenhurst Theatre conversion, almost completed. BBQ lunch from 12:00 – 3:00 with slide show. Then the RKO Babylon Twin site, South Bay Theatre (1967), the Capitol/Babylon theatre (only working vertical sign in use in all Long Island, and the Alhambra and first Babylon Theatre site. You may depart from Babylon LIRR a 30 second walk from the last theatre site at approximately 6 PM. Open to the first 25 people to respond to:
This will be my first tour as New York Director of New York City of The Theatre Historical Society Of America. I will be planning more. RSVP to my website by August 31, 2005.

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Orlando commented about Lindenhurst Theatre on Aug 12, 2005 at 7:46 am

If you read the previous comments you wouldn’t have had
to waste your money on a phone call.

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Orlando commented about Lindenhurst Theatre on Aug 12, 2005 at 7:45 am

If you read the previous comments you wouldn’t have to waste your money on aphone call

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Orlando commented about RKO Keith's Richmond Hill on Feb 17, 2005 at 10:49 am

Early in 1968, just around the same time as the Bushwick And Prospect in Brooklyn and the Strand, Far Rockaway in Queens ceased to operate. I know the closing features of most Brooklyn Theatres and I will post this theatre’s “swan” songs in a few days.

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Orlando commented about Lindenhurst Theatre on Jan 20, 2005 at 11:26 am

The theatre building has been sold to Surf Side 3 Boats (now located opposite Chateau La Mer. Windows will replace the entire Wellwood Avenue brick side of the building for the viewing of the boats. This means that the asbestoes walls have to be demolished and therefore throughout the building as well. The corner entrance and marquee will be retained as well as other “theatre” elements, the loge of five rows will probably provide the offices overlooking the sales floor “as I am told”. All the seats have been removed and the floor is being tested for “weight of boats” (It was a level theatre floor to start with, no rake whatsoever. The last four rows were raised slightly. No work is going on now. The purchase price is not known since occured December 1, 2004.