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rivoli157 commented about Virginia Theatre on Mar 22, 2014 at 7:38 pm

just uploaded a pic of the theatree when KRAKATOA was playing there

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rivoli157 commented about Loew's State Theatre on Mar 19, 2014 at 4:48 am

new photo- Loews State 1&2 during engagement of OLIVER! and CASTLE KEEP. 1969

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rivoli157 commented about Rivoli Theatre on Mar 19, 2014 at 4:41 am

Just uploaded photos of the marquee and front of theatre during the engagements of STAR!, HELLO, DOLLY! and JUSTINE. Taken in 1968 and 1969

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rivoli157 commented about Oude Luxor Theater on Dec 31, 2012 at 10:34 pm

In 1983 I appeared on stage at The Luxor.I was appearing in the International Tour of West Side Story.

If my memory is correct, at that time the seats were a very royal purple. The stage was a nice size, and the backstage area and dressing rooms were quite nice as well

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rivoli157 commented about Grove Theatre on Aug 5, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Seems that Century and its booking agents were just grabbing at straws in the hopes of finding something, anything, to book. Programs were run on a double bill for 1 week with the new show coming in on Wednesday.

I do remember that at this time it was very hard to get an audience into the theatre, some nights we must have had only 10 people in the house.

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rivoli157 commented about Grove Theatre on Aug 5, 2012 at 6:47 pm

some more odd and interesting bookingS. All were double bills.

9/72-PRIME CUT 9/72-THE BOYS IN THE BAND 9/72-SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE 9/72-MINNIE & MOSKOWITZ 9/72-THE WAR BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN 9/72-A MAN CALLED HORSE 9/72-THUNDERBALL 9/72-YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

10/72-STANLEY
10/72-THE NIGHT OF THE LEPUS
10/72-VAMPIRE CIRCUS
10/72-COUNTESS DRACULA
10/72-HICKEY AND BOGGS
10/72-RETURN OF SABATA
10/72-THE CANDIDATE
10/72-RACHEL,RACHEL

11/72-DAUGHTERS OF SATAN
11/72-SUPERBEAST
11/72-HAMMER
11/72-HALLS OF ANGER
11/72-VIRGIN WITCH
11/72-THE MINX
11/72-MELINDA
11/72-COOL BREEZE

12/72-SUPER FLY 12/72-COOL HAND LUKE 12/72-TEENAGE SEX REPORT 12/72-TEENAGE MOTHER 12/72-EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SEX… 12/72-WHAT DO YOU SAY TO A NAKED LADY? 12/72-LADY SINGS THE BLUES 12/72-SUCH GOOD FRIENDS

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rivoli157 commented about St. George Theatre on Aug 5, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Thank you Garth

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rivoli157 commented about Grove Theatre on Aug 5, 2012 at 1:18 am

11/73-SCREAMING TIGER
11/73-BLACK MAMA, WHITE MAMA
11/73-GORDONS WAR
11/73-TROUBLE MAN
11/73-SAVE THE CHILDREN
11/73-THE MAN
11/73-DONT LOOK IN THE BASEMENT
11/73- LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT
12/73-THE SISTERS
12/73-DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN
12/73-SSSSSSS
12/73-HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER
12/73-THE DEADLY TRACKERS
12/73-TRAIN ROBBERS

These were all double bills

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rivoli157 commented about Grove Theatre on Aug 5, 2012 at 1:10 am

The nail was in the coffin, the final months bookings were all over the place-well so were the last 2 years:

2/74-DELIVERENCE
2/74-THE CANDIDATE
2/74-DEEP THROAT II
2/74-PAPER MOON
2/74-PLAY IT AGAIN SAM

And the final booking:

2/74-THE PAPER CHASE
2/74-KID BLUE

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rivoli157 commented about Grove Theatre on Aug 5, 2012 at 1:04 am

A bit of a pick up albiet with 2nd 3rd and 4th runs:

1/74-THE DON IS DEAD/ SHOWDOWN
1/74-MIDNIGHT COWBOY/WHERES POPPA?
1/74-DAY OF THE JACKAL/PETE N TILLIE
1/74-LIVE AND LET DIE
1/74-SCORPIO

And on 1/28/74 there was a one time only affair, THE ALI/FRAZIER FIGHT

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rivoli157 commented about Grove Theatre on Aug 5, 2012 at 12:54 am

9/73- FEARLESS FIGHTERS

  POINT OF TERROR
                  CLEOPATRA JONES
                  MARK OF THE DEVIL
                

10/73- SLAUGHTERS BIG RIP PFF

   COFFY
                   HIT
                   THE SLAMS
                   SWEET JESUS PREACHER MAN
                   SEVEN BLOWS OF THE DRAGON
                   SAVAGE
                
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rivoli157 commented about Freeport Theatre on Aug 5, 2012 at 12:37 am

The Freeport Theatre closed on September 15, 1972. Its last presentation was a double bill:

THE PUBLIC EYE/ MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

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rivoli157 commented about Grove Theatre on Aug 5, 2012 at 12:35 am

The Grove Theatre closed on March 3, 1974, Its final presentation was a double bill:

THE PAPER CHASE/ KID BLUE

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rivoli157 commented about Grove Theatre on Jul 29, 2012 at 3:56 pm

There is a book being sold on LI ( and perhapsin other sections of the country) about the history of the Village of Freeport. In it is a picture of the Grove taken in the late 20s or early 30s. Nice shot showing the original marquee and the vertical blade spelling out GROVE. Also in the same book, a shot of the Freeport Theatre taken around the same time,showing the original marquee and vertical blade as well.

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rivoli157 commented about St. George Theatre on Jul 28, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Some info please-perhaps someone can help?

At which theatre did the films FUNNY GIRL, STAR! OLIVER! and FUNNY LADY play?

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rivoli157 commented about Freeport Theatre on Jul 28, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Some bookings of the 1960s and 1970s:

8/63-BYE, BYE BIRDIE
8/65-WHATS NEW PUSSYCAT?
8/69-MONTEREY POP
4/70-THE REIVERS
4/70-FUNNY GIRL
4/71-TORA! TORA! TORA!
4/71-CELEBRATION AT BIG SUR

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rivoli157 commented about Grove Theatre on Jul 28, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Some bookings of the 1960s and 1970s:

6/65-HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA
6/65-GENGHIS KHAN
8/65-VON RYANS EXPRESS
8/69-POPI
4/70-THE MERCENARY
4/70-MIDNIGHT COWBOY
4/71-ALICES RESTAURANT
4/71-THE NIGHT THEY RAIDED MINSKYS
4/71-COLD TURKEY

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rivoli157 commented about Paramount Theatre on Jul 28, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Some bookings of the 1970s:

4/70-THE DAMNED
4/70-TICK,TICK,TICK
4/70-FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED
4/70-GOODBYE,MR.CHIPS

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rivoli157 commented about St. George Theatre on Jul 28, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Some booking of the 1960s and 1970s:

12/64-THE DISORDERLY ORDERLY
12/64-THE AMERICANIZATION OF EMILY
6/65-OPERATION CROSSBOW
6/69-GOODBYE, COLUMBUS
4/70-MAROONED
4/71-ZACHARIAH

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rivoli157 commented about Cinema 3 on Jul 15, 2012 at 4:56 pm

The one fIlm I recall seeing here is ALL THAT JAZZ in 1979 or early 1980.

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rivoli157 commented about Paramount Theatre on Jul 15, 2012 at 12:28 am

May 1965, the premiere of the first HARLOW starring Carol Lynley. This was the quickly filmed B&W Electronovision bio rushed into theatres to beat the Joseph E. Levine/Paramount HARLOW. Sharing the bill with the film was a Rock and Roll stage show hosted by, I believe, Clay Cole.

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rivoli157 commented about Palace Theatre on Jul 15, 2012 at 12:23 am

August 1965 saw the premiere of the Joseph E. Levine/Paramount production of HARLOW starring Carroll Baker. The film did not play long and the theatre after being bought by the Nederlanders quickly took the HARLOW marquee down and put up the SWEET CHARITY starring Gwen Verdon marquee-even though the stage musical was not to open until late 1966 or 67.

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rivoli157 commented about St. George Theatre on Jul 15, 2012 at 12:14 am

Looking thru the microfilm files at the NY Public Library, August 1968 had an engagement of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE for a few weeks, after which THE ODD COUPLE played the theatre

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rivoli157 commented about Warner Theatre on Mar 5, 2012 at 6:30 pm

again WarnerChatham, great shots. Sad to see the pacman and other early video games in the lobby,a sign of things to come

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rivoli157 commented about Chatham Cinema on Mar 5, 2012 at 6:24 pm

WarnerChatham, thank you so much for sharing your photos of the Chatham. So many memories came flooding back. They are great shots.

Another memory of mine, driving just about all night from Beckly,WVA and then catching a matinee of THATS ENTERTAINMENT in 1974. I really do wish that the Chatham could be restored and re-opened, there is a built in audience from the Apt tower and hotel.