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Orlando commented about Star on Feb 24, 2020 at 9:53 am

I believe it was, Terry. The Victoria Theatre is showing “The Secret Life Of An American Wife” with Walter Matthau and Anne Jackson which was also playing at a 42nd Street with a co-feature. See “The Deuce” for second feature. It could have been “Mission To Space”. Great photo though, thanks!

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Orlando commented about Loew's Kameo Theatre on Feb 20, 2020 at 10:57 am

The Sabbath Cathedral tour is Saturday, April 4th 2020, just caught the error, thanks to the gentleman who already joined the tour and theatrefan for the Loew’s Paradise Theatre review….looking forward to meeting you both on April 4th, Saturday along with others. There are still about 16 reservations available. E-mail and phone # above along with information.

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Orlando commented about 1947 photo credit New York Times. on Feb 18, 2020 at 12:18 pm

….from under the New York theatre marquee….

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Orlando commented about Loew's Kameo Theatre on Feb 10, 2020 at 10:00 am

Here’s some good news… Bring your cameras, PHOTOS permitted! during the last 15 minutes of the tour ONLY!, however not during the tour speech as this will be a guided tour.

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Orlando commented about Loew's Kameo Theatre on Feb 10, 2020 at 9:47 am

Here’s some good news!!! I will be conducting tours of the Sabbath Cathedral (as it’s known now for 45 years), formerly Loew’s Kameo Theatre and Roof, which celebrated its' 96th Anniversary this past Sabbath (Saturday). The tour is going to be on Saturday, April 1, 2020 at 3 P.M. and will last about an hour and fifteen minutes. It is limited to 40 people and the tour will cost $10. for each person, all ages. There will be a short slide show on the Kameo and a few local theatres nearby. The tour will include the lobby and the auditorium with its dramatic dome intact, as a matter of fact excepting the marquee its' 90% intact and good condition. The Sabbath Cathedral is holding this tour and maybe adding further dates if groups are interested. The proceeds will go to purchase of a new boiler and repairs on the one that is currently in use. For more information you may contact me at or 631-225-7071 between 11 AM to 7PM. Please Note: Tour is limited to 40 persons, on the date above. If there is an overwhelming response due to the New York Times article, which many people flooded our phones at the Cathedral that we all felt a tour was needed. Again e-mail me or call me, as the Cathedral is not in use at all times and calls to Sabbath Cathedral may go unanswered. Don’t miss this one as the building approaches its' Centennial!

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Orlando commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 6, 2020 at 11:36 am

I think that they meant a street block from 47th St. to 48th St. and even then I would take a guess that a street block is approximately 100' long (That’s rentable space not including sidewalks). Even Radio City is not a block long. …That’s not about half…. Only you and I know that but most people read the Title and Theatre name.

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Orlando commented about College Point Multiplex on Jan 25, 2020 at 2:18 pm

For the celebration of Black History Month, a Fundraiser Event will be held here at the College Point Multiplex on Sunday, February 23, 2020 with a showing of the film “Just Mercy” with Jamie Fox. It is being sponsored by the Deaconess Board and Women’s Ministry of the Philadelphia Church. All attendees will also get a gourmet goodie bag with the reservation. Limited seating is available so e-mail for tickets for this event. No tickets will be sold at the box-office so if you want to join us e-mail Meghann as soon as you can. We will notify you here when we reach the cinema capacity and cut off sales at that time. So come on down to the College Point Multiplex for a great start to your Sunday activities. You can order tickets today. When you obtain your tikets directions to the College Point Multiplex are at the top of main page of this Multiplex. Don’t miss it!

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Orlando commented about THE ARISTOCATS on Dec 16, 2019 at 12:03 pm

also at Century’s Rialto, Flatbush and Cortelyou Rd. Brooklyn, NY. and other theatres in Brooklyn.

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Orlando commented about Pix Theatre on Dec 16, 2019 at 11:58 am

Clip from “Goodbye, Columbus” 1968 Paramount Pictures, never a postcard.

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Orlando commented about Coast Theatre on Nov 20, 2019 at 12:03 pm

“Summer of'42” was filmed here amongst others and features scenes with a theatre (the Coast?) which fits the time period as a coastal movie house. “Now, Voyager” was the movie within the movie filling in for Nantucket, NY. A boxoffice is seen, theatre balcony (wooden seats) and an usher opening the doors in uniform.

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Orlando commented about Loew's Kameo Theatre on Nov 9, 2019 at 7:33 pm

Pickup today’s “New York Times” bad news for the former Loew’s Kameo…will it be demolished…or saved! This one needs to be saved. The nearby Savoy set the precedent for this I’m quite sure. Loew’s still owned the building in 1977 and had guard’s on the Loew’s Kings payroll. Loew’s usually sold their buildings for the sum of $1.00- (Note Valencia and the Gates both went for a $1.00)

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Orlando commented about Paramount on Nov 7, 2019 at 8:47 am

Rob, Go in person to Huntigton Historical on Main St. closer to Huntington Cinema Arts Center on the hill on the northside castle like historic building, you can’t miss it. They are very nice when I did a slide lecture in the historic Red Barn adjacent Cinema Arts entrance. I loved every one of the Century Theatres in Huntington and glad I worked them all (Exc. 110 Drive In and Huntington). In person is always the way to go and call for appointment so that they can have the materials for you to see. You’ll see pics of the Paramount marquee and a few others not mentioned on this site… and enjoy Huntington Main St. even though it has dramatically changed since the early 1980’s when it had the flavor of a true style Main Street. Try the Mexican restaurant 2 blocks from the Shore.

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Orlando commented about Showcase Cinemas East Hartford on Nov 5, 2019 at 11:57 am

Showcase Cinemas East Hartford (Redstone) alias National Amusements, it’s all the one and only Sumner Redstones' theatres. It could not be a victim of the Buckland Hills. A redstome is a redstone is a redstone. Most of his theatre empire is now stone cold demolished. He will join them soon enough.

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Orlando commented about BEACH PARTY on Oct 31, 2019 at 11:12 am

As of Saturday, October 26, 2019 …. all exterior walls are still standing. It looks like nothing has happened since July 2019 or maybe earlier than that. It’s a biggie… did they run out of money??? Is the coffee shop able to recoup its' demolition and building erection costs… as they said on the TV “Batman” series tune in next month for all the details!

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Orlando commented about Criterion Theatre on Oct 23, 2019 at 7:59 am

That’s “Low-eez” for Brooklyn accented persons of the day.

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Orlando commented about 8/13/88 photo credit Andreas Bleckmann, courtesy New York Times. on Oct 15, 2019 at 10:29 am

I saw this with my sister “I”, waited on line with several nuns and listened to chanters who where saying… “You’re going to Hell”, “Blasphemy against the church” and other nice Catholic phrases. The pickets lasted a while helping create lines at the box office, it was sold out for days. I don’t know what the big fuss was all about.

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Orlando commented about Sierra Vista Drive-In on Oct 3, 2019 at 8:52 am

In the movie “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” (1974-5), when Alice and her son leave Socorro by station wagon they drive by the Sierra Vista Drive In. You can see the screen tower in the distance as the car is driving by it. Since it was filmed in Socorro, it must be the Sierra Vista. When I re-see all the old films on DVD, a theatre usually pops up here and there. Even in new movies, real movie palaces always pop up, never multiplexes (OK maybe some do). In “Hail Caesar!” a few years back the lobby of the Los Angeles Theatre appears for a sneak preview!

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Orlando commented about Queens Theatre on Oct 3, 2019 at 7:23 am

I saw a wonderful yiddish musical called “Take Me To The Pitkin” which had a limited run at this theatre in the park. If I find the Playbill program (well-designed) I will get someone to post it here. Thanks CC.

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Orlando commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Oct 3, 2019 at 7:19 am

The base needs a little paint for the upper east siders which AMC can well afford, especially at the Lincoln Square 13.

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Orlando commented about MARY POPPINS CEREAL TOY on Oct 3, 2019 at 7:13 am

There also was a Mary Poppins with umbrella pop-up. I had it. Great movie tie-in, it would cause choking in today’s society.

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Orlando commented about "The World Premiere of Ridley Scott's "Alien" at the Criterion Theater, Times Square, 1979." Photo & description credit Bow Tie Partners. on Oct 1, 2019 at 1:01 pm

I have the 11 x 14 glossy photos from 20th Century Fox that were in the display case where the long white fluorescent light is under the marquee. I worked for B.S. Moss at the Criterion and the manager was Mr. Mann, not to be confused with the Ted Mann of Mann Theatres.

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Orlando commented about New Amsterdam Theatre on Oct 1, 2019 at 12:51 pm

I loved “Paranoia” and have the poster, for Carroll Baker fans. I saw her at a “Station Six Sahara” screening at the Film Forum.

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Orlando commented about Del Mar Theatre historical marker with text of theatre's history on Sep 23, 2019 at 7:29 am

If I can read it with no glasses, everyone should be able to read it. It is totally legible and a wonderful marker!

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Orlando commented about Kings Theatre on Sep 18, 2019 at 12:15 pm

The stage apron was dismantled and is no longer there.

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Orlando commented about Village East by Angelika on Sep 17, 2019 at 3:11 pm

The theatre was playing one film about Glenn Gould.