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Ron if the building is still standing could you provide a full address. Maybe Google will pick up the image.
So you’re saying the building for the original Edwards', the former garage/ bicycle shop still exists. When you do get the photos please put them on the proper site. Also if that building does still exist could you furnish the actual address. Also, it would be nice if you could locate some photos from the time it was a theater. As you can see the one I added leaves much to be desired.
Could you post a photo directly to CT?
The new seats cut down seating tremendously; they’re recliners.
Photos uploaded from the Dickenson 16 days.
Uploaded a picture from the Historic Beeville, Tx site. Blurb indicates it was built prior to 1922. No clue, however, as to the specific location.
Couldn’t you incorporate some of this information in the blurb?
Do you have any photos? The one I was able to track down was not too clear.
Regal just announced it’s intention to upgrade this theater to a luxury, first run, destination place.
And, of course, one could always go to the Fantasy in Rockville Centre which many people do now because the Lynbrook is such a dump.
Last thing the area needs is another theater. Merrick, Bellmore, Seaford two multiplexes in Farmingdale. What kind of seating capacity are they talking about – many Regal auditoriums have fewer than 50 seats, albeit big lounge ones.
Nothing currently on the marquee.
Status is renovating? Place is still open and looks more like an abandoned property all the time. If they are going to build a new theater there is no announcement at the site. Could easily build it adjacent to the current building because of the size of the parking lot.
Those center poles don’t do much for sight lines. How bizarre, side by side screens.
Much earlier on I commented the place was a dump. As I read these comments it was even worse than I thought.
Roger, the information in the heading is sketchy, would you have any more and, perhaps, a photo to share.
Tour see the site for the Edwards' on Cinema Treasures. Details the retail origin of the original including the bicycle shop.
astroboy perhaps you could also provide some narrative about the theater for the heading.222
Finally scanned a photo and uploaded it.
Uploaded photo as the Gayety.
Ron, if the Arcadia and Opera House were in Rumford, neither are on CT.
Former employees have embarked on a Kickstarter program to raise $70,000 by September 2nd. $8,000 raised so far. Money for additional digital and seating updates.
Ground lease for the property expires in 2048 and specifies premises must be used as a theater.
Uploaded a photo from the Three Rivers Community of Maine Collection.
Some shots of and in the Milbridge can be seen in the 2005 indy movie The Puffy Chair.
I’ve got an answer to a couple of questions and some news. The Milbridge was called the Colonial when it opened in 1937 so Ken, you can update the seating capacity and the AKA. Unfortunately you can also update the status as closed.
According to an article in BDN Maine for August 5, 2015 it is unlikely that this summer’s only theater will reopen due to the death of the owner, Dave Parsons, who had owned the theater since 1978 (no indication if he made the name change). Also, according to his brother it probably would have not opened this year anyway because of the digital situation. To renovate and upgrade the theater would cost $150,000 which wouldn’t seem feasible.
I’ve uploaded a photo of the façade, with a tribute to the owner on the marquee, taken by Phil Duggan. You will note the emerald green door. It seems as though Dave’s favorite movie was the Wizard of Oz and to pay homage to it the door was painted emerald green and the ramp to the theater was painted yellow.