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Vito, Please contact us at the theatre regarding classic movie series, we want to get this going.
Peter, Please contact us at the theatre regarding classic movie series. We need your assistance.
Stage curtain is still there and in working condition!!!!
SHE (AND YOU KNOW WHO I’M REFERRING TO) CLEARED THE STAGE OF EVERYTHING. THE ONLY THING SHE LEFT US WAS JUNK! You have no idea of the damage she has cost us: every seat in the front mezz. was slit, the marble mantel and wall in the orchestra was torn to pieces, grafitti in every restroom, holes in dressing room walls, the roof was neglected and will cost us millions to repair interior dome, hole in the center of the stage, I could go on and on — BLATANT VANDALISM DONE BY THE CARETAKER HERSELF!!!!!!
YOU FAIL TO REALIZE THAT WE ARE ONLY WORKING WITH THE BEST IN THE THEATE AND RESTORATION BUSINESS. Of course, we are restoring the phone booths and they will be working soon.
As to the items you mentioned, anything of value was saved but whatever is gone was gone before we took over. Please keep in mind that we are restoring this magificient theatre because we LOVE it and have many fond memories of it as native Staten Islanders. The theatre’s best interest is always our upmost priority.
Yes, the screen is still there. We look forward to meeting with you to start a movie series soon.
When did you use that huge speaker — Before we took over? We installed a speaker system—is that what your referring to? The lights in the basement were all inspectected by our tech director and highly qualified theatre engineers. Anything of use was saved. We also lucked out and got a great deal on lights recently. Once phase 2 of electrical updating is complete, we can make use of them. We also spent in the tens of thousands installing stage lights that was completed in June. The fountains have been cleaned, and inspected by our plumbing contractor, Richmond Pl. We’ve been hounding him lately about them, because he said he would get them working for us. In all time that theatre will shine from top to bottom…it all takes time…and money.
We haven’t touched the projection room. Everything should be in there from day one. As far are your speaker system, I have a feeling it’s gone. The past owners removed everything from the stage. We found it completely empty with no lights nor speakers when we arrived. You’ll have to stop in for the status. Look forward to your visit when you return.
We would love to show classic films for children as well as adults. Personally, I wouldn’t know who to contact to get these classic films, nor do I know what it entails.
We need a qualified person to run the show as this is not our specialty. Any interested parties should contact me at the theatre 718-442-2900.
We would love to have a series of films run weekly or monthly.
We would be grateful if you appointed a group of qualified people and start a Classic Movie Night at the St. George Theatre. I think with your passion and knowledge it can be done. You certainly convinced us and of course, when I was a child my parents took me to the St. George Theatre to see movies. Dozens of spectators visiting us tell us their stories of going to the movies, especially their first dates at the St. George Theatre. You could touch so many lives helping us have such an event. Lets start with one and take it from there.
The Christmas Spectacular will be similar to what you would see at Radio City during the holidays. With a talented cast and crew of 150, we’re sure SI will certainly enjoy this performance.
Mark, Vito, Saps,
Come to think of it, if your willing to put your all in this venture, both my mom (Mrs. Rosemary), and myself, would be willing to work with you and have movie night on a regular basis, whether it be weekly or monthly. Are you available this week to set up an appointment? Lets get this rolling.
The purpose of the theatre is a performing arts / cultural center not a movie house. This is SI’s Radio City Music Hall (which also showcased movies in its heyday, but no longer serves as such). There are an abundance of multiplex movie theatres in and around the island. There is no way the St. George Theatre could survive as a movie house in this modern society. However, offering a classic movie night once or twice a year for nostalgic reasons could be a possibility if you or other qualified person would like to sponsor and promote such an event. Interested parties, please contact me at the theatre.
Your assuming we do not have an interest at all in showing films. If your more than willing to sponsor and promote a classic movie film, please call.
You never contacted us regarding this matter. Expressing your thoughts on this sight is not the right way to approach us.
I wish you would contact us directly at the theatre. (718)442-2900.
We are pleased to inform you of a new and exciting adventure in theatre for you and your entire family. We are confident that our SI community will share the enthusiasm and embrace all that this magnificent theatre has to offer.
Upcoming events include:
Gospel Concert with Yolanda Adams on 9/17 – 8:00pm
Musical Ellis Island – Gateway to a Dream on 11/5 – 9:45am, 12:00pm, and 8:00 performances
Howie Mandel on 11/12 – 9:00pm performance (inquire about our VIP Red Carpet Room Pre-Party and the After-Party)
Russian American Kids Circus on Stage on 11/27 – 2:00pm and 6:30pm performances. Fun for the entire family…where age is timeless.
Blues Clues Live – Blues Birthday Party on 12/14 – 6:30pm and 12/15 -10:00am and 6:30pm performances.
Christmas Spectacular runs from 12/18 to 12/22 with 2:00pm & 8:00pm performances.
To purchase tickets or more info: 718.442.2900 or visit us at the box office located at 35 Hyatt Street.
We’re looking for volunteers to help us distribute posters and flyers for our upcoming events. Contact Mrs. Rosemary, Doreen Cugno, or Luanne Sorrentino.
You mentioned about getting the organ for us. Will we have the organ for December? The St. George Theatre will be presenting a “Christmas Spectacular” show from December 18th to 22nd and wouldn’t it be great to have the organ installed by then. Please keep us updated. Thanks,
St. George Theatre
VP of Theatre Production
P.S. (auditions begin Monday for dancers/singers — for more information, call the theatre 718.442.2900 and ask for Mrs. Rosemary or Luanne)
hello to all (again),
I noticed an error in the above message.
The 322 seats in the front mezzanine have been repaired and reupolstered (I wrote orchestra—oops).
If you have any questions, please call us directly or visit us in person.
Hello to all…
The theatre is owned and being operated by Mrs. Rosemary and her daughters, Doreen Cugno, Luanne Sorrentino, and Rosemary Hillers.
My name is Doreen and I will give you heads up to what we’ve been doing.
A new roof has been installed.(should of been done years ago to prevent damage). The restrooms were not in working condition besided the fact all the ceilings completely collapsed in all the restrooms. The restrooms on the orchestra level and mezzanine level have all been restored and repaired and are absolutely beautiful. Coastal Plumbing donated all the sinks, toilets, and fixtures in the restrooms. 80% of the interior structure of the theatre has been painted and repaired. Overall plumbling and electrical work has been completed. Carpeting has been installed in the center orchestra which was ripped out. The cinder block wall has been repaired with a new mantelwas installed. New stage lights and lighting board was purachased and installed (unfortunately, all stage lights were removed from the stage leaving us with nothing). All the dressing rooms were repaired, painted and beautifully decorated and furnished. Rigging will be updated for our incoming shows. The orchestra pit will be repaired too. All 322 seats in the front orchestra were repaired and reupolstered due to the damage from (we guess) vandalism. Every seat was slit and stuffing was pulled out.
There were 200 seats in the rear mezzanine that were repaired and reupolstered. The entire interior of the theatre has been thoroughly cleaned. The front lobby was painted, floor repaired, box office repaired and spruced up. I could go on and on with all the work we have completed and thinking back, boy, did we get alot done!We are greatful to all the professionals who we contracted. They all did a magnificent job.
Capital campaign is now under way to help with the installation and design of air-conditioning, new marque, restore restroom in lower level, up grade electricity for air-condition, restore the orchestra pit, install new theatre seats in front orchestra, the list goes on… December 4th marks the 75th anniversary of our “jewel of a theatre” and we certainly plan on celebrating in grand fashion. Comittee has been asigned and plans will soon be announced for this grand evening.
Upcoming events include Gospel show w/ Yolanda Adams. (tickets now on sale at box office or by telephone 718.442.2900. A musical called “Ellis Island” for November 5th is scheduled. Howie Mandel for November 12th, the national tour of Blues Clues for December 14th and 15th, Holiday Gospel Show for December 17th, Christmas Spectacular Show featuring the “Richmondettes” will run from December 18th to 23rd.
We just sent out our first mailing, if you are not on our list, please call the theatre and leave us your name and address for contact.
Please visit our web-site at www.StGeorgeTheatre.com
I hope this information is helpful and if you have any questions please call the theatre and ask for Mrs. Rosemary, Doreen, or Luanne and we will be happy to give you the facts.
With best regards…
VP of Theatre Production
St. George Theatre