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Bow Tie did not take over all the Clearview locations. The Grand Avenue must be at least the fourth they’ve dropped, most recently the Babylon. This one has life after Bow Tie.
Now they have a campaign to get real theater seats and a marquee and vertical.
I believe these are the people who brought back the Islip. Wonder how that’s going.
So if Sears is leaving Canada that leaves a big hole in Toronto’s marketplace. First Marks and Spencer went, then Eaton’s, now Sears. Who’s going to take over their outlets beside Hudson Bay?
Yes, it’s true. After 30 years it’s bye, bye. When I called the Theater the message referred me to the Cinema Cycle site. On there was more info. Tomorrow, 12/1 is the final, special showing. Subsequently they’ll be having a sale of spinning and movie items.
Was the shutdown permanent or just the usual winter hiatus? I’m going to call the theater and see what more I can determine.
The Town and the Glen Cove were next to each other, almost like formerly cojoined twins. Don’t remember which was to the right, or left, of which. Therefore, the addresses can’t be all that different.
Above comment says Community was built after the theater down the street burnt down. However, the Community is the only theater listed in Catskill on Cinema Treasures. More info so some research can be done. Or somebody create the site.
No longer retail. Now a medical facility. See new photo.
Added a current photo. Roof line (with a man on top) barely visible.
For sale or lease sign on the marquee with a 212 area code.
Current photo of the old girl.
Added front and rear photos of the theater as the Chase Bank.
Still better than when the pylon showed the golf range.
Finally uploaded pictures of the “new” signage which I actually took almost a year ago.
Added current photos of the exterior and interior. A second floor office space was created and the original ceiling supports boxed in. I don’t know what they looked like originally. The detail of the ceiling has been carefully recreated.
Took a lot of months but finally uploaded current photos of the exterior.
It has been announced that Suffolk Off-Track Betting Corp. will buy the 31 acre tract for $10.95 million on which they will construct a 1,000 electronic slot machine casino. Ground will be broken either in December 2014 or January 2015.
Just saw a piece on Mysteries at the Museum on the Travel Channel which mentioned this venue and showed some of the exhibits.
The third in a series of meetings to detail updated plans for the completion of the currently unfinished space inside the Playhouse is scheduled for Wednesday, October 22nd at 7 PM. The two main proposals are an Aquatic Center and a large, multiuse space for cultural events, conferences and more.
Although the kickstart program failed to raise enough money for the conversion to digital the manager hopes to keep the theater viable by renting/leasing digital equipment.
Looking at the stair is there a handicap entrance?
Was at Hampton Arts last night for the only evening screening of the new Jane Fonda film. 15 people. A number of seniors; only one popcorn sold. They haven’t gone digital and the kickstart program bombed. Keep reading about bad attendance. Long Island is sure to loose more venues.
More anticipation when you enter an auditorium with the curtains closed rather than just seeing a blank screen.
Back in the day the projectionist at my local theater often used the curtains in a deliberate manner. The speakers, at that time were behind the curtain. For a 20th Century Fox Cinemascope production he would play the opening drum intro without projections. Then he would go to the visual When the music would swell he would open the curtains, and this was a wide proscenium, adding to the volume.
FoU 20 Thousand Leagues Under the Sea he began with the sound of the Nautilus without the visual. Then he projected the ship on the curtain. Very effective.
Those were the days when you went to a THEATRE!
At the time Bow Tie took over Clearview outlets I seem to recall not all made the transfer. Then, subsequently, at least one closed.
There is nothing to say that Bow Tie, or someone else, might choose to resurrect the Babylon for the period when the South Bay is down. Might be to their advantage to rebuild an audience for the house.