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robboehm commented about UA North Babylon Twin on Nov 23, 2014 at 1:08 pm

No longer retail. Now a medical facility. See new photo.

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robboehm commented about Deer Park Theatre on Nov 23, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Added a current photo. Roof line (with a man on top) barely visible.

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robboehm commented about Babylon Cinemas on Nov 23, 2014 at 1:04 pm

For sale or lease sign on the marquee with a 212 area code.

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robboehm commented about Alhambra Hall on Nov 23, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Current photo of the old girl.

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robboehm commented about Hauppauge Theater on Nov 23, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Added front and rear photos of the theater as the Chase Bank.

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robboehm commented about Rocky Point Drive-In on Nov 17, 2014 at 4:09 pm

Still better than when the pylon showed the golf range.

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robboehm commented about Rocky Point Drive-In on Nov 16, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Finally uploaded pictures of the “new” signage which I actually took almost a year ago.

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robboehm commented about St. James Theatre on Nov 16, 2014 at 6:51 pm

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.

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robboehm commented about Mattituck Theatre on Nov 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Took a lot of months but finally uploaded current photos of the exterior.

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robboehm commented about Brookhaven Multiplex Cinemas on Nov 13, 2014 at 10:26 am

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.

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robboehm commented about Plains Theatre on Oct 24, 2014 at 9:22 pm

Just saw a piece on Mysteries at the Museum on the Travel Channel which mentioned this venue and showed some of the exhibits.

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robboehm commented about Montauk Playhouse on Oct 16, 2014 at 1:51 pm

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.

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robboehm commented about Hampton Arts Cinema on Oct 16, 2014 at 7:03 am

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.

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robboehm commented about UA Sheepshead Bay Stadium 14 on Sep 29, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Looking at the stair is there a handicap entrance?

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robboehm commented about Glen Cove Theatres on Sep 25, 2014 at 7:02 am

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.

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robboehm commented about What about the curtains? on Sep 17, 2014 at 6:58 am

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!

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robboehm commented about Babylon Cinemas on Sep 11, 2014 at 1:41 pm

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.

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robboehm commented about Babylon Cinemas on Sep 11, 2014 at 6:58 am

Some sources say that the theater was destroyed in that fire. Wrong. Unlike the, supposedly, fireproof Edwards (East Hampton) and Rialto (Patchogue), the Babylon survived it’s fire. For the other two the walls came down. The original Capitol/Babylon walls still survive. Only the street facing facade is different.

And re the South Bay again, if they knew they were going to tear down and rebuild why go digital now?

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robboehm commented about Babylon Cinemas on Sep 9, 2014 at 11:46 am

If the theater has not been profitable for 20 years why did Clearview keep it and why did Bow Tie take it over? And re the South Bay it has parking. Have they gone digital or can we expect their subsequent closure?

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robboehm commented about Lyric Theatre on Aug 25, 2014 at 7:34 am

Glad they went with Lyric. The remaining facade on 43 Street is what it’s all about.

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robboehm commented about Loew's Paradise Theatre on Aug 25, 2014 at 7:26 am

Regional demographics are a major influence and cannot be denied. If the product doesn’t appeal to the neighborhood, or if the neighborhood is not friendly to the exhibitor that’s it. Look at the CT stats. Only ¼ of the theaters are open, and not, necessarily showing movies. Why so few? TV and other options, the economy, the age factor and, demographics.

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robboehm commented about Millennium Theatre on Aug 22, 2014 at 6:59 am

Apparently the theater is no more. A 15,000 feet gourmet Russian supermarket is due to open on the site offering 40 varieties of caviar. It’s called Gourmanoff. Foods of Bulgaria, Uzbekistan and Latvia will also be featured.

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robboehm commented about Playhouse on Aug 22, 2014 at 6:55 am

Next hearing is September 8th.

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robboehm commented about Playhouse on Aug 20, 2014 at 7:28 am

Nothing further on the demolition. The Village Trustees have requested a detailed timetable re the demolition because of the impact it will have on the village’s main drag.

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robboehm commented about AMC Fantasy 5 on Aug 20, 2014 at 7:06 am

Waiting for someone to post photos of the current facade.