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robboehm commented about Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas on Jun 24, 2016 at 3:07 pm

Bow-tie has unloaded a lot of the theaters they acquired from Clearview.

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robboehm commented about Playhouse on Jun 20, 2016 at 4:04 pm

The fate of the theater continues to be tabled at each meeting. The building will fall down of it’s own volition at the rate things are going.

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robboehm commented about UA Lynbrook 6 on Jun 20, 2016 at 3:58 pm

Ed still waiting to see your pix.

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robboehm commented about UA Movies at Patchogue 13 on Jun 19, 2016 at 12:33 am

The pylon is still up advertising the Vineyards, a gated community. However, the entry to the Vineyards is a bit west of the entrance to the former theater. The models at the Vineyards are now open for viewing.

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robboehm commented about AMC Levittown 10 Theatre on Jun 15, 2016 at 8:18 pm

Re the overview. If you look at the photos section the theater began life as a Quad. How they got up to ten is another story. But prior to Loew’s getting involved the sign on the property, for more than a year, said that an Imperial Twin Theater was coming. Other than margarine the name Imperial means nothing to me.

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robboehm commented about Little Carnegie Theatre on Jun 12, 2016 at 6:02 pm

If your an avid follower of this site you will find countless situations where policy has not been observed. Generally, however, all the options are listed so regardless of how you do the look up you’ll get what you want.

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robboehm commented about Hicksville Opera House on Jun 10, 2016 at 3:24 pm

As you will observe from the current street view the property is now vacant and looking for a new tenant.

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robboehm commented about Regal Deer Park Stadium 16 & IMAX on Jun 5, 2016 at 2:47 am

Contrary to my original post this is not the only theater at a Tanger property. There is at least one other, in Seymour, IN.

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robboehm commented about Majestic Theatre on Jun 5, 2016 at 2:18 am

I have come upon information which states that the Seymour Opera House was constructed in 1890 and became the Majestic in 1913. It was then demolished in 1966. I have uploaded a postcard image of Opera House Row and the Majestic awaiting destruction as well as an additional image of the Opera House with the tower. Not clear if the tower survived to the bitter end.

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robboehm commented about UA Lynbrook 6 on Jun 4, 2016 at 11:44 pm

Uploaded a 1918 postcard image of the Lynbrook. One from the 1920’s as the William Fox Lynbrook was previously on CT.

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robboehm commented about Star Theatre on Jun 1, 2016 at 2:15 am

According to a reference in Motography Motion Picture Magazine, July – September 1916 the Star was purchased by Van Hyning who was planning to remodel it.

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robboehm commented about New Theatre on May 31, 2016 at 7:36 pm

All articles about the New quote a seating capacity of 104, significantly greater than that in the heading. Possibly because it was a “heavily renovated movie theatre” according to one article.

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robboehm commented about Emma Parrish Theatre on May 31, 2016 at 2:51 am

Uploaded a 1905 image as the Magnolia.

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robboehm commented about Independence, IA - Strong winds damage historic Malek Theatre on May 31, 2016 at 2:26 am

I’m surprised more marquees don’t suffer this fate.

Many year ago on Long Island, the entire marquee of the Green Acres Theatre in Valley Stream, NY blew off onto the parking lot. The ironic thing was they were playing a revival of Gone With the Wind. The letters, however, remain intact.

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robboehm commented about Palms Theatre on May 30, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Uploaded three photos from Vaughn’s Summaries, a blog site. Double exposed photo of the Palms in 1928, a 1985 shot with manager Don Nakagiri in the foreground, and a 1950 rendering by Vaughn, himself, as he remembered the seating plan.

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robboehm commented about Merritt Cinema I & II on May 30, 2016 at 1:40 am

When it reopened as a twin it was operated by General Cinemas Corporation. From the ad just uploaded by rivest266 it can be located on North Courtenay Parkway.

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robboehm commented about Best Theatre on May 30, 2016 at 1:31 am

I found another reference that the Best and Quality were both operating in 1927 but the Quality closed in 1929. Odd that there was nothing on the Quality in the FDY. Ken Roe found references to a 400 seat Strand in the 1926-1929 FDY and that it was closed in 1932. Independence was alive with theaters many of which seem to be once source wonders.

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robboehm commented about Best Theatre on May 29, 2016 at 10:56 pm

Well, there are photos relating to the Quality, on the Booth site, supposedly 1922. But the name Quality never appears on Film Daily Yearbook lists.

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robboehm commented about Best Theatre on May 29, 2016 at 7:07 pm

The Cozy and the Joy are news to me. By rights the Bell and Vaudette were operational in 1910, as was the AirDome (on Pennsylvania, which was only open summers until 1928) but weren’t in the Daily Reporter you cite. Ad for the AirDome is next to the Best in the photos section above.

According to a comment by dallasmovies in a comment on the photo of the Best opening ad which appears on the Booth site, when the Best opened there was only a five year lease. It then became the Quality. Ken Roe found no references to the Quality in the Film Daily Yearbook. I found one reference which said it was closed by 1929, but another listed the Best and Quality both operating in 1927.

I’m inclined to go with it being the Best for five years, the Quality for a period and then reverting to Best until it’s demolition unless someone can prove otherwise.

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robboehm commented about Cactus Theater on May 29, 2016 at 3:30 am

Cactus reopened in 1995

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robboehm commented about Best Theatre on May 29, 2016 at 3:26 am

Uploaded a photo of the opening announcement originally posted on the Booth site by dallasmovies.

Found an online copy of “Independence: The Way We Were” published by Ken D. Brown in 1986 which showed the address as 107 North Pennsylvania Avenue.

According to Mr. Brown the Best was actually in a pre-1900 building which had housed The Central Drug Store and an “amusement house theatre” named “Snark” rather than a fresh build in 1916.

The Best was acquired by William Wagner, who owned the other Independence theatres, in 1939. Now here comes a discrepancy. Mr. Brown claims the theatre was demolished in 1940 but it still appears in the 1943 Film Directory Yearbook.

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robboehm commented about Beldorf Theatre on May 28, 2016 at 8:24 pm

Demolished in 1965

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robboehm commented about Kettler's Bijou Theatre on May 28, 2016 at 8:20 pm

Uploaded a 1916 photo.

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robboehm commented about Palms Theatre on May 28, 2016 at 8:14 pm

Uploaded a 1916 photo of the Kettler showing The Foolish Virgin.

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robboehm commented about Beldorf Theatre on May 28, 2016 at 5:09 am

Uploaded the image of a 1915 postcard of the, then, opera house, with the alternate spelling Bell-dorf.