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theatrefan commented about Avalon Theatre on Feb 12, 2015 at 3:02 pm

You are right it is odd, but I guess the one Wonder Theatre that did not have a auditorium named after it (the 175th Street) would not have sounded too out of place as among such names as Palace, Capitol, Majestic, State, Paradise, Olympia, Majestic, Kings etc.

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theatrefan commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Feb 12, 2015 at 2:51 pm

Yes, they have incorrect information for the year it was demolished, it was 1968 not 1967.

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theatrefan commented about Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas on Feb 12, 2015 at 12:37 pm

What will happen to the Flea Market that used the parking lot of this theatre on the weekends?

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theatrefan commented about United Palace of Cultural Arts on Feb 12, 2015 at 11:14 am

markp, unfortunately not, but I believe they sell the video on the tv stations website. Perhaps someone has that clip and can post it for us on youtube. The only tour show I recorded was when the played the Wurlitzer organ at the Brooklyn Paramount Theatre.

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theatrefan commented about Palace 6 on Feb 12, 2015 at 11:08 am

Is there anything else in here beside the Burger place? This theatre was gutted to the bare walls when it was converted into a sixplex by United Theatres in 1980.

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theatrefan commented about Loew's Theatre on Feb 12, 2015 at 10:56 am

Does anybody have any photo’s of this theatre in it’s current condition? I hope a lot of Lamb’s details survived in the transitions from the Famous Players Five-plex to Club Med World to it’s current use as retail & gym.

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theatrefan commented about United Palace of Cultural Arts on Feb 12, 2015 at 10:27 am

In the 1999 WNET-TV channel 13 Special A Walk Up Broadway with David Hartman and Historian Barry Lewis, the visit the 175th Street, go into the original projection room & fire up the old projection equipment & of course everything still worked, exactly like it did way back in 1969, when it was a Loew’s House. They don’t make stuff like they used to anymore.

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theatrefan commented about Loew's Valencia Theatre on Feb 12, 2015 at 10:17 am

Thanks Matt, Loew’s seemed to do the same thing in the Jersey, stripping out all equipment before they left. The 175th Street however was left intact when Rev. Ike took it over in 1969. I wonder if the original screen is still in the Valencia.

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theatrefan commented about Loew's Grand Theatre on Feb 12, 2015 at 10:11 am

The IMAX Concession Lobby in the Sony/Loews Theatres Lincoln Square complex on New York’s Upper West Side is designed in an Art Deco Style in honor of this former Loew’s Motion Picture Palace.

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theatrefan commented about Majestic Theatre on Feb 12, 2015 at 10:04 am

Auditorium #9 in the Sony/Loews Theatres Lincoln Square complex on New York’s Upper West Side is named in honor of this former Loew’s Motion Picture Palace.

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theatrefan commented about Loew's State Theatre on Feb 12, 2015 at 10:00 am

Auditorium #3 in the Sony/Loews Theatres Lincoln Square complex on New York’s Upper West Side is named in honor of this former Loew’s Motion Picture Palace.

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theatrefan commented about Loew's Valencia Theatre on Feb 12, 2015 at 9:58 am

Auditorium #5 in the Sony/Loews Theatres Lincoln Square complex on New York’s Upper West Side is named in honor of this former Loew’s Motion Picture Palace.

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theatrefan commented about Loew's Paradise Theatre on Feb 12, 2015 at 9:56 am

Auditorium #7 in the Sony/Loews Theatres Lincoln Square complex on New York’s Upper West Side is named in honor of this former Loew’s Motion Picture Palace.

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theatrefan commented about Loew's Canal Theatre on Feb 12, 2015 at 9:54 am

Auditorium #10 in the Sony/Loews Theatres Lincoln Square complex on New York’s Upper West Side is named in honor of this former Loew’s Motion Picture Palace.

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theatrefan commented about Loew's 72nd Street Theatre on Feb 12, 2015 at 9:52 am

Auditorium #1(named Loews) in the Sony/Loews Theatres Lincoln Square complex on New York’s Upper West Side is named in honor of this former Loew’s Motion Picture Palace.

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theatrefan commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Feb 12, 2015 at 9:50 am

Auditorium #6 in the Sony/Loews Theatres Lincoln Square complex on New York’s Upper West Side is named in honor of this former Loew’s Motion Picture Palace.

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theatrefan commented about Kings Theatre on Feb 12, 2015 at 9:48 am

Auditorium #2 in the Sony/Loews Theatres Lincoln Square complex on New York’s Upper West Side is named in honor of this former Loew’s Motion Picture Palace.

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theatrefan commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Feb 12, 2015 at 9:46 am

Auditorium #12 in the Sony/Loews Theatres Lincoln Square complex on New York’s Upper West Side is named in honor of this former Loew’s Motion Picture Palace.

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theatrefan commented about Avalon Theatre on Feb 12, 2015 at 9:45 am

Auditorium #8 in the Sony/Loews Theatres Lincoln Square complex on New York’s Upper West Side is named in honor of this former Loew’s Motion Picture Palace.

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theatrefan commented about Loew's Palace Theater on Feb 12, 2015 at 9:42 am

Auditorium #11 in the Sony/Loews Theatres Lincoln Square complex on New York’s Upper West Side is named in honor of this former Loew’s Motion Picture Palace.

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theatrefan commented about Loew's Paradise Theatre on Feb 12, 2015 at 7:12 am

stang119 – Do you remember if the two new screens were in the same place at the front of the auditorium? Or did they just drop a new wall down where the edge of the balcony is, like they did at the Loew’s Jersey?

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theatrefan commented about Loew's Valencia Theatre on Feb 12, 2015 at 5:55 am

Does anyone know what the status is of the projection booth is? Is there still any equipment left up there by Loew’s, that they did not take with them when they left in 1977.

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theatrefan commented about Kingsway Theatre on Feb 12, 2015 at 5:47 am

The management of this theatre tried to do what they could with the upkeep of this house with the resources they had available to them. They would beg Cineplex Odeon for new seats, sound curtains, masking motors, carpets, etc. Unfortunately they would not get much help, due to the financial difficulties they were having at the time. When Loews took over, the writing was already on the wall for this faded beauty of Kings Highway. So sad that there are no Movie Theatres in this area except for the Kent Triplex & The Sheepshead Bay.

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theatrefan commented about Loew's Paradise Theatre on Feb 12, 2015 at 5:26 am

DaveM – Usually it’s for insurance purposed they will not let us wander around up there. When the 175th shows films the Loge & Balcony section are closed as well. Seating is on the main orchestra level only. I tried to find the old photo’s of the Paradise as a multiplex that Bway had suggested in the comments section, but I could not locate them unfortunately.

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theatrefan commented about United Palace of Cultural Arts on Feb 11, 2015 at 10:17 am

Was here on Sunday for “The Sweet Smell Of Success”, this theatre is very similar to the Landmark (Loew’s State) in Syracuse NY. It is maintained in meticulous condition & truly a stunning sight to behold. I encourage everyone to can to try to make it up to see this Wonder theatre, it’s well worth the trip! Also on February 22nd it will be 85 years old! Happy Birthday United Palace!