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robboehm commented about AMC Bay Plaza 13 on Jan 25, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Despite a goodly number of theaters on Long Island it’s been tough to find venues where these play. There are basically only two art houses; one with three screens the other with one. So films move in and out fast. They announced that the total revenue for the majority of the Oscar nominated films was less than what a big block buster would achieve. Duh. If it isn’t booked into a theater it’s not going to make money.

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robboehm commented about Murphy Theatre on Jan 24, 2015 at 12:58 pm

Just saw the 1993 movie Lost in Yonkers on TV. Fa├žade of the theater used prominently. For interior photos go to location shots for Lost in Yonkers. There are a couple of them.

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robboehm commented about Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas on Jan 22, 2015 at 6:45 pm

And, theoretically, they’re supposed to start tearing down the Lynbrook to build a new one. Of course that has been pending for about a dozen years.

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robboehm commented about State Theatre on Jan 22, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Never heard of the second film on the marquee in the postcard, Honolulu Lu until now. Starred Lupe Velez, Leo Carrillo and Bruce Bennett.

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robboehm commented about Green Acres Cinemas on Jan 22, 2015 at 9:45 am

And now the adjacent Sunrise Multiplex has closed. After the shooting and the installation of metal detectors things took a downturn. Also the opening of the Jamaica Multiplex probably cut into their business since people in eastern Queens had an alternative.

Persons of color were long a part of the Valley Stream makeup. So it’s more of the demeanor of the people coming in.

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robboehm commented about Variety Theatre on Jan 20, 2015 at 6:38 am

So sad

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robboehm commented about Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas on Jan 18, 2015 at 11:14 am

That’s dumb. Shopping centers are a dying breed along with theaters.

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robboehm commented about UA North Babylon Twin on Jan 17, 2015 at 9:13 am

This was part of the Prudential chain which ruled Suffolk County whereas the Deer Park was under the banner of Associated Independent Theaters, most of which were in Nassau County.

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robboehm commented about Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas on Jan 16, 2015 at 10:40 am

Commack had a couple of things against it; the design (the add ons) and the opening of the new multiplex at the Arches. New Theater in, old theater out. The Commack killed the twin RKO and the Mayfair, at the very least.

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robboehm commented about Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas on Jan 16, 2015 at 10:09 am

Orlando, from your comments on various theater sites you must have had a very extensive career.

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robboehm commented about Albemarle Theatre on Jan 14, 2015 at 10:40 am

Which is the third?

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robboehm commented about Plaza Theater on Jan 8, 2015 at 2:11 pm

It was announced that Oscar winning actress Geena Davis, in conjunction with Walmart, is launching The Bentonville Film Festival to promote diversity in film. The festival is set for May 5-9 and promises guaranteed distribution for its winning films. The actress has been a long-time advocate for female visibility in the movies, both on-screen and behind the camera through her Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.

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robboehm commented about Kings Plaza 6 Theaters on Jan 8, 2015 at 2:01 pm

I believe it would have been a combination of redistributing the space and expanding into adjacent retail space. The theater was located in the shopping center not, as an adjacent building. Hence not building from the ground up. Also, I believe it was on the second level of the shopping center, not the ground floor.

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robboehm commented about Center Cinemas on Jan 4, 2015 at 6:18 pm

Went out on top

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robboehm commented about Orpheum Theatre on Jan 3, 2015 at 6:39 am

The Orpheum has had a number of successful live productions over the years. I saw Your Own Thing there which opened on June 13, 1968 and ran for 933 performances.

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robboehm commented about Old Spanish Trail Theater on Jan 2, 2015 at 9:51 am

Would be nice if someone had a picture of the theater with the marquee.

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robboehm commented about Brookhaven Multiplex Cinemas on Jan 2, 2015 at 6:39 am

Maybe they’ll use the pylon for the OTB operation. Interesting note, the former Jerry Lewis in Lake Ronkonkoma, aka Lakeside Cinema, now houses an OTB outlet. And, as far as pylons go, the one for Century’s Whitman is still up despite the fact that the theater has been gone for a long time. Pylon for the Patchogue Multiplex advertises the new housing development coming in; the one for the Skyway Drive In in Greenport the local Lutheran Church; the one for the Rocky Point Drive In is just derelict.

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robboehm commented about Tudor Theatre on Dec 30, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Please share that photo with us. There is none on CT

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robboehm commented about AMC Orleans 8 on Dec 26, 2014 at 9:43 am

rivest266 is Mike Rivest from Montreal, Canada who has created his own website of theaters in the United States and Canada which is available on a down loadable spreadsheet at movie-theatre.org. He has amassed some very interesting material on US theaters figuring he lives in a different country.

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robboehm commented about Liberty Theatre on Dec 24, 2014 at 9:44 pm

You’ve got some work to do, Joe. Only the Antique aka Liberty is on CT.

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robboehm commented about Grand Avenue Cinemas on Dec 18, 2014 at 6:49 am

Bow Tie did not take over all the Clearview locations. The Grand Avenue must be at least the fourth they’ve dropped, most recently the Babylon. This one has life after Bow Tie.

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robboehm commented about Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center on Dec 13, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Now they have a campaign to get real theater seats and a marquee and vertical.

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robboehm commented about Center Cinemas on Dec 8, 2014 at 9:00 am

I believe these are the people who brought back the Islip. Wonder how that’s going.

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robboehm commented about Sherway Cinemas on Dec 1, 2014 at 6:52 pm

So if Sears is leaving Canada that leaves a big hole in Toronto’s marketplace. First Marks and Spencer went, then Eaton’s, now Sears. Who’s going to take over their outlets beside Hudson Bay?

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robboehm commented about Montauk Movie on Nov 30, 2014 at 11:18 am

Yes, it’s true. After 30 years it’s bye, bye. When I called the Theater the message referred me to the Cinema Cycle site. On there was more info. Tomorrow, 12/1 is the final, special showing. Subsequently they’ll be having a sale of spinning and movie items.