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robboehm commented about Babylon Cinemas on Aug 5, 2017 at 2:40 pm

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.

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robboehm commented about Rocky Point Drive-In on Jul 28, 2017 at 12:18 pm

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.

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robboehm commented about Avon Theatre on Jul 23, 2017 at 7:56 pm

According to the February 26, 1916 The Motion Picture World the property was being leased by a William Schwab.

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robboehm commented about Babylon Cinemas on Jul 21, 2017 at 11:13 am

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.

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robboehm commented about South Bay Cinemas on Jul 9, 2017 at 1:33 pm

More of same.

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robboehm commented about Babylon Cinemas on Jul 9, 2017 at 1:32 pm

Dumpster has been removed. Nothing else observable.

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robboehm commented about Babylon Cinemas on Jul 8, 2017 at 9:43 am

Wally, anything on the flyers you mentioned per my comment a week or so back?

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robboehm commented about Anco Theatre on Jul 3, 2017 at 10:41 pm

The Empire moved a bit west of it’s original location but not as far as the AMCO.

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robboehm commented about Freeport Theatre on Jul 2, 2017 at 3:14 pm

Katie, how did Nana happen to get this?

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robboehm commented about Babylon Cinemas on Jun 26, 2017 at 9:45 pm

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.

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robboehm commented about Hewlett Theatre on Jun 25, 2017 at 8:56 pm

Early Newsday ads show the Hewlett as being operated by Town and Country Theaters along with the Wantagh, Glen Cove and Town (Glen Cove).

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robboehm commented about South Bay Cinemas on Jun 20, 2017 at 10:17 am

Still no signs of activity.

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robboehm commented about Babylon Cinemas on Jun 20, 2017 at 10:15 am

Additional dumpsters on site.

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robboehm commented about Strand Theatre on Jun 14, 2017 at 2:29 pm

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.

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robboehm commented about Babylon Cinemas on Jun 13, 2017 at 10:05 pm

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.)

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robboehm commented about Babylon Cinemas on Jun 12, 2017 at 6:46 pm

Paul, I see what you mean. I have no explanation.

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robboehm commented about Babylon Cinemas on Jun 12, 2017 at 11:22 am

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.

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robboehm commented about Rivoli Theatre on Jun 8, 2017 at 4:04 pm

That seemed to be the norm even on Long Island. Cheaper.

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robboehm commented about Hicksville Twin Theater on Jun 5, 2017 at 6:52 pm

Was here once with a couple of friends. Cashier looked to be twelve years old and assumed we all were seniors.

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robboehm commented about Glen Cove Theatre on Jun 4, 2017 at 1:24 pm

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.

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robboehm commented about Town Theatre on Jun 4, 2017 at 1:21 pm

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.

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robboehm commented about Central Theatre on Jun 4, 2017 at 1:13 pm

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.

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robboehm commented about Amityville Theatre on Jun 2, 2017 at 5:11 pm

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.

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robboehm commented about Amity Theatre on May 31, 2017 at 9:38 am

Blazing Saddles and Support Your Local Sheriff for me.

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robboehm commented about Whitman Theatre on May 30, 2017 at 4:25 pm

Wondered about them too.