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shua22 commented about United Artists East 85th Street on May 13, 2012 at 7:44 pm

So sad to drive past it today and see the “marquis” gone, scaffold up and a for rent sign hanging out front. It’s really a shame. Would have to assume that there was an issue with the lease. Darn.

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shua22 commented about Loew's 72nd Street East on Apr 1, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Oops, sorry… here’s a better link to the rental listing
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shua22 commented about Loew's 72nd Street East on Apr 1, 2011 at 4:10 pm

So sad to see this when I walked by today.

Lots of asbestos abatement signs.
There’s a for rent sign where Victoria’s Secret was… the listing is for the entire block front.
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Here’s a pic from today.
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2j2g9wl&s=7

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shua22 commented about Cinema Arlecchino on Mar 7, 2010 at 5:16 pm

I don’t see Teatro della Compagnia listed on this site. Any info?
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shua22 commented about Cinema Arlecchino on Feb 14, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Thanks for adding it KenRoe.
Here’s a shot from Feb 2009, closed. I am not sure what the plans are for this building, but it is in a fantastic location. It’s a shame that it is not operating. I have no idea what the inside looks like but I would love to see a picture if anyone has any.
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shua22 commented about United Artists East 85th Street on Feb 14, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Saw Crazy Heart there this afternoon. There was a decent crowd. The ticket taker was delightful and the theater is in very nice, clean, comfortable condition. The seats are newish and high back and offer comfortable leg room. The screen is big and high, as one would expect in a single screen theater. It remains a rather elegant place to see a picture, even if off the beaten path. I would not hesitate to go back.

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shua22 commented about Crest Theatre on Jan 5, 2010 at 8:05 pm

This theater is spectacular. A real gem. Saw Nine there last week. The movie wasn’t so great but the theater just blew me away. Good sound, good screen, decent seats… and a beautiful auditorium. Someone buy it and preserve it!

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shua22 commented about One Colorado Pasadena on Jan 5, 2010 at 8:03 pm

Went here last week. They’ve got plenty of kinks to work out. They don’t bother to tell you anywhere but you should plan to arrive 30 minutes before show time. They took our food and drink order before we were escorted to our seats. They brought the drinks but the food never showed up. That’s just ridiculous!

The seats were really comfortable and there is not a bad seat in the house. The screen was great and the sound was too. Unfortunately though the stinky service overshadowed all of it.

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shua22 commented about Cinema Arlecchino on Mar 22, 2009 at 10:23 am

There’s a Cinema Arlecchino in Florence as well. It’s closed but it should be listed.

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shua22 commented about Sands Point Theatre on Jan 19, 2008 at 10:42 am

Warren is correct. The Clearview Soundview Cinemas is at the location of the former Sands Point Theatre, which was closed for a number years before it was replaced by the current multiplex.

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shua22 commented about Visual Arts Theatre on Jan 19, 2008 at 10:29 am

I had the same initial thought: Here come’s a luxury condo with big box retail at the base. Relieved to hear about SVA’s plans.

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shua22 commented about Visual Arts Theatre on Jan 16, 2008 at 5:50 am

I am told that they will be closed for good as of 2/10/2008

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shua22 commented about Manhasset Cinemas on Nov 27, 2006 at 2:17 am

We did not see you there taking your photos… if we had, we surely would have tried to strike up a conversation. Volver was upstairs. Unlike Main Street in Port Washington, they have not split the upstairs in Manhasset so it is one curved theater with about 4 sections facing out to a large platform (covering the theaters below) and then to a decent sized screen. The sound was pretty decent, no complaints here, but I’m not that picky… I wouldnt know the difference between good sound and great sound but it certainly wasn’t bad. The place is clean. Upstairs has old style balcony seating (think stadium seeting) so you get a good view from almost every seat.

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shua22 commented about Manhasset Cinemas on Nov 25, 2006 at 3:28 pm

AMAZING. So last night mu friend Larry and I go to see Volver at Manhasset. We grew up in a neighboring town and have since moved away. It’s been quite a while since we’d been there and we were pleasently surpirsed with the general condition of the place. Since we’re both big fans of this site, we logged on to take a look at the page for this theater. To our delight and surprise, the photos above were added to this site while we were at the theater and appear to have been taken while we were there!! This site is a real treasure!

About the theater: They’ve done just about as much as they can to keep this place viable. I guess there are limitations, financial and oterwise, to modernizing a 1927 building. Taking all of that in stride the only real complaint is the stink from the air conditioning system (think urine). On a positive note, after the first five minutes, you get used to it!