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Rollingrck commented about Maspeth Theatre on Oct 9, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Here is a photo I picked up on Ebay

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Rollingrck commented about Newtown Theatre on Oct 9, 2010 at 2:05 pm

A shot of the theatre in 1948 from ebay

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Rollingrck commented about Latchis Theatre on Oct 15, 2005 at 6:20 pm

Does anyone remember the name of the theatre up the block, at the intersection of Main and High street?

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Rollingrck commented about Hollywood Theatre on Oct 4, 2005 at 6:01 pm

The site today:
The marquee is gone and the lobby is pretty scary, but it is still in one piece.
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Rollingrck commented about American Movies on Oct 4, 2005 at 5:53 pm

The site today
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Rollingrck commented about Lucky Star Theatre on Oct 4, 2005 at 5:32 pm

Lucky Star Theatre photo offered by the NYPL
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Rollingrck commented about Hollywood Theatre on Oct 4, 2005 at 5:15 pm

I’m amazed, nice work. The phots look North.

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Rollingrck commented about Loew's Avenue B Theatre on Oct 4, 2005 at 5:13 pm

Here is a photo matching the angle of Warren’s photo as the site looks today.
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Rollingrck commented about Academy Theatre on Oct 4, 2005 at 4:55 pm

Academy Theatre then and now. 283 East Houston still stands, I don’t know if 287 was refaced or rebuilt
then (mirrored from NYPL)
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Rollingrck commented about Hollywood Theatre on Sep 30, 2005 at 11:40 am

I’m not much of a photographer, especially in low light but –
BEHOLD THE INTERIOR OF THE HOLLYWOOD THEATRE!!
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Rollingrck commented about Charles Theatre on Sep 30, 2005 at 9:57 am

The site today

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Rollingrck commented about Lucky Star Theatre on Sep 30, 2005 at 9:31 am

I figured out how to use photobucket:)
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Rollingrck commented about Majestic Theatre on Sep 30, 2005 at 9:16 am

The NYPL offers a view of Second Avenue looking North from East 1 street.
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Rollingrck commented about East Side Beauty Theatre on Sep 28, 2005 at 4:22 pm

There is a listing for the Mecca Theatre on this site at the same address

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Rollingrck commented about Lucky Star Theatre on Sep 28, 2005 at 3:01 pm

The site housed a police precinct from 1853 – 1912, I don’t know if the building was torn down when they left for 321 East 5 street and a new one built for the theatre or they just moved into the old stationhouse. I ordered the tax photo (block#446 lot#29) and it shows a three story building with a “Lucky Star Photo Plays” marquee.
The NYPL photo archive also has a view of the front of the building from across First Avenue – looking under the EL. Let me know what you find out

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Rollingrck commented about Hollywood Theatre on Oct 19, 2004 at 2:21 pm

I have read mentions of a “Bijou Theatre” at 193 Ave B.

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Rollingrck commented about Bijou Cinema on Oct 19, 2004 at 2:15 pm

I lifted this off the Museum of the City of New York website:
LYRIC THEATER
100 Third Avenue between 12th and 13th Streets
APRIL 24, 1936. ABBOTT FILE 112

Built about 1880, the Lyric Theatre had started as a restaurant and was converted into a music hall before its 1910 renovation as one of New York’s earliest motion picture houses. Originally holding 274 seats, the theater doubled its seating in 1923 in response to the growing habit of moviegoing. By the 1930s, the Lyric’s clientele consisted chiefly of transients from the Bowery, a few blocks to the south. For a ten-cent admission, the show included two features (one a western), a newsreel, and a short subject. The theater opened at seven o'clock in the morning, but the first showing did not start until an hour later, allowing early birds to catch a short nap. On the day she took this photograph, Abbott also visited the Bowery, where she dodged cars under the El at Division Street.

Today this entire East Village block is intact, and the building is still a movie theater, showing adult films for a gay male clientele. While no signs appear, its function is nonetheless announced by its anonymous facade and blacked-out glass doors.

http://www.mcny.org/Exhibitions/abbott/a112.htm