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fred1, I went by the original release for the cost. The original opening date was deferred more than 6 months. May have been cost overruns.
Only visible signs on the exterior are a chain link fence surrounding the building and a couple of dumpsters. I would have thought the exterior might have needed some repair before addressing the interior.
Every time TCM shows a 20th Century Fox color Cinemascope film I try to replicate my experience at the Bellerose where the projectionist was a master showman. He would start the film with just the sound for the drum intro, then turn on the light and, after the trumpet fanfare, open the curtain. Since the speakers were behind the curtain there was a swell of sound. And, the Bellerose had a huge proscenium.
Can’t do the drum intro in the dark but I always bring up the volume at the appropriate time.
Orlando, and other professionals. Any clue on the size of the screen at the Bellerose and how it compared with some of the other Nassau/Queens neighborhood venues
Uploaded exterior and interior photos from AMC. Despite a number of articles on the opening of this theater there is no indication of the seating capacity although it appears to be a single screen venue.
The 100 new cinemas would be in approximately 25 Saudi cities by 2030. In December 2017 the Saudi government said it would open the country to commercial movie theaters for the first time in more than 35 years as part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s efforts to transform the ultraconservative Saudi society. AMC said it expects “the market will have staggering levels of pent-up demand.”
Trouble with Westbury is location. Too near the former Westbury Music Fair which has a long successful history. Long Island is overburdened with performance spaces.
Cinema Treasures shows a total of 395 theaters in Brooklyn only 21 of which are open. Regardless of neighborhoods that’s the way things are.
Double features were a curse and a blessing. Eastern Suffolk theaters only did single features; two evening performances and a matinee on weekends. Most Brooklyn, Queens and Nassau theaters had continuous performances and a double feature. All that was cut back when the movie business started to go sour in the late 70s.
With all the dollars that went into the reno this venue is only utilized for a handful of events each month.
Still functioning as an adult theater in 1983 according to movie times in the Newsday Classic edition of May 1983.
An ad as an adult venue appears in the Newsday Vault Classic edition of May 18, 1983 so life existed past that shown in the blurb.
According to a shared ad with the Ronkonkoma Art Cinema and the Regent in Bay Shore appearing in the Newsday Vault classic edition of May 18, 1983, the theater lasted longer than the impression given in the blurb.
Still operational as an adult venue in May 18, 1983 per ad in the Newsday Vault classic edition of that date shared with the Rocky Point Cinema and the Regent in Bay Shore.
According to the Newsday Vault Classic edition of May 18, 1983 the Coram Cinema was still featuring mainstream films, not XXX.
Yes, it is. It’s interesting that this monstrosity has fewer seats than the original, with the trend toward luxury seating, despite the fact that it is more than three times the size of the original.
Uploaded photos from the early stages of construction.
According to one report the delays were caused by the inability to complete the exterior due to weather issues. As of mid January they were only able to start addressing the interior.
Interesting sidelight, the original Lynbrook theater was only 23,000 square feet.
Texas glad you found a photo. I’ve been trying for some time.
Mike, they totally leveled the old building. It would have been nice if they had incorporated the facade into the new as they did with a couple of reconstructed Broadway theaters. For whatever reasons the new is still under construction way past the Fall 2017 and March 2018 target dates, although they now have hiring ads.
Originally built by Prudential and probably made the transition to UA.
Added a photo showing building modifications when a boat dealer.
It started as 1,2,3 and wound up as 4,6,8 even tho' there were eight auditoriums? I don’t get the name.
The village planning board has approved a proposal for the rebuilding of the theater with a projected cost of $6 million. A public hearing will be held on April 12th. Under the plan the facade of the old theater will be replicated using the refurbished neon sign. The auditorium will be split in two with seating of 200 and 100. Additional footage will be added to the second and third floors. The second floor will be the home to a 49 seat screening/class room. A grand staircase will connect the floors and there will be a ground floor cafe.
The non-profit Harbor Partnership purchased the building for $8 million earlier this year.
The one in Lake Ronkonkoma, NY was also single screen. The other two Long Island locations in Massapequa Park and East Meadow were twins. The latter hung on for a long time as an independent.
Photo shows building shared with Subway. Can’t find a photo featuring the theater entrance.
Uploaded a photo showing damage to the theater from a 1913 storm.