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Anytime you have to rely on the news media you have “alternate truths”. I actually have seen the article describing the construction of the Capitol in 1925 referred to in the opening. Ken Roe’s photo of the Babylon is 1925.
The truth, however, is that this theater, along with 2/3rds of the others no longer exist. And, quite frankly, I wonder as time goes on how many of the millenials and beyond will even care.
Kyle, since this is a theater oriented site and there has been little information posted on it I doubt if you’ll get any responses. I think the three pix on this site in the photo section is about all you’re going to get.
According to the February 26, 1916 The Motion Picture World the property was being leased by a William Schwab.
Interesting but it was only about a Constance Bannister baby caption contest rather than anything about actual movie goings on. Didn’t realize they had run such a contest since I always lived in Century Theaters territory.
More of same.
Dumpster has been removed. Nothing else observable.
Wally, anything on the flyers you mentioned per my comment a week or so back?
The Empire moved a bit west of it’s original location but not as far as the AMCO.
Katie, how did Nana happen to get this?
Wally, would you happen to have any of those flyers around. I saw a reproduction of one in a Southold newspaper. I seem to recall, in the one edition, in the lower right hand corner near the Edwards, a listing for a Moriches (not Center Moriches) theater. I have not been able to prove this and there is no listing on CT. Would also be interesting to see one where the Granada in Patchogue appeared.
Early Newsday ads show the Hewlett as being operated by Town and Country Theaters along with the Wantagh, Glen Cove and Town (Glen Cove).
Still no signs of activity.
Additional dumpsters on site.
Strand started life as a single screen.
The Arena was at the corner of Steinway Street and Northern Boulevard.
The Olympia, which started life as the Cameo, was on Steinway diagonally across from the Triboro. It was a lovely, modern space. I suspect the name was changed to the Olympia because of the large Greek population.
Prudential did the same at it’s Patchogue and Nesconsett All Weather Drive Ins. They subsequently built the hard top Cinema adjacent to the Bay Shore Sunrise Drive In but I don’t believe it showed the same movie as the drive in (or, laterly, either of the drive-ins when they twinned it.)
Paul, I see what you mean. I have no explanation.
Paul, the reality is that Prudential was one of three chains in the Metropolitan New York area owned by one company which, I believe, had the word Metropolitan therein. The others were Randforce and Interboro. I found a reference that UA purchased Prudential, and, presumably the other two, in 1968.
Never knew Prudential to have a logo. Never saw one in its ads or in the weekly guide for it’s theaters that was available.
Only knew the Johnny elf for the All Weather Drive In in Copaigue. Why Johnny? Beats me.
That seemed to be the norm even on Long Island. Cheaper.
Was here once with a couple of friends. Cashier looked to be twelve years old and assumed we all were seniors.
In the classic issue of June 1979 issue of Newsday, received as a Sunday supplement today, the Glen Cove was still operating as a 78 cent discount house.
The Town was closed before 1979 and it’s adjacent sister, the Glen Cove, was a 78 cent discount house according to the ad in the classic June 1979 issue of Newsday issued as a supplement today.
Newsday issued a classics edition from June 4, 1979. In the BS Moss ad the Central was described as “new” and there was only one screen. Was this when it was triplexed? This was a time when all the other single screens were splitting up so it wouldn’t seem likely they would redo the Central as only one.
Also the Central was a “theatre” as you can see from the marquee photo. The heading should be corrected.
Paul-There are several Amityville web pages, for the original, the one that was torn down when Broadway was widened and the final Big A which was subsequently twinned. A lot of comments and pictures have been posted to the wrong sites. Try the others for the comments you can’t find.
Blazing Saddles and Support Your Local Sheriff for me.
Wondered about them too.