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I was speaking with someone from the Staten Island Historical Society about the Greenridge/New Springville issue. She said there is often that confusion. But she referred me to a book by Colin Reed entitled “Going to the Movies on Staten Island” in which he mentioned the theater and also had the copy of an ad, by Century, which specified it was a Red Carpet Theater in the Korvette Shopping Center in New Springville.
So my question to Pete Delaney, who put the theater on CT is what source did you have for the Greenridge designation?
Photo of the Esquire in the day uploaded.
1970s burlesque ad updated
Picture referred to above uploaded.
Bway I uploaded the linked picture of the Mardi Gras you mentioned above to the Mardi Gras site.
Uploaded photo of the Mardi Gras mentioned above which was linked on the Linden site.
Uploaded photo previously linked by Bway since links tend to be broken.
Vito, just for you I cobbled an opening blurb on this theater from an article in the business of the New York Times. Article also went on to say that the 50 year lease on the property cost 20 million. 50 years is quite a long time the way theater properties are disposed of when they are outdated 18-20 years later. For this property you have the Greenburg Multiplex which isn’t all that far away. And when you look at reviews for the theater they gripe about old seats, small screens, sticky floors, roaches and bed bugs.
I went here with some friends when it was still a single screen. The cashier, who must have been ten years old, ha ha, asked if we wanted the senior rate. Although now I’m overqualified, I, and we, weren’t then.
Thanks. It would be nice if someone could find pictures of the Page Manor in the day.
Would be nice if some “in the day photos” could be found.
I knew of the theater’s existence but initially couldn’t find in on CT because I was looking under New Springville, a reference I had seen in the Advance.
Was this not the theater that was originally operated by Century? I remember seeing an ad for Century’s Dayton. And if so was it the Century chain from New York rather than the west coast one?
It’s interesting to note that when Century started expanding into shopping centers they also left their normal stomping grounds of Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island for the Richmond and the Paramus.
Picture of original structure uploaded.
Photo of the Prospect in the day uploaded.
Uploaded photo showing vertical
Uploaded a picture from the 40s. Nothing on the marquee. Was it closed then?
Uploaded picture from the day.
Photos uploaded of the marquee in the day, the interior and the empty building before demolition.
There is no real link. Just below the name of the theater there are several option; photos is one of them.
You have to look in the photos section.
Photo uploaded of marquee in the twin phase.
Photo uploaded with marquee showing Triplex.