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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!
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.
….from under the New York theatre marquee….
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.
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
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.
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
also at Century’s Rialto, Flatbush and Cortelyou Rd. Brooklyn, NY. and other theatres in Brooklyn.
Clip from “Goodbye, Columbus” 1968 Paramount Pictures, never a postcard.
“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.
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)
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.
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.
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!
That’s “Low-eez” for Brooklyn accented persons of the day.
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.
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!
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.
The base needs a little paint for the upper east siders which AMC can well afford, especially at the Lincoln Square 13.
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.
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.
I loved “Paranoia” and have the poster, for Carroll Baker fans. I saw her at a “Station Six Sahara” screening at the Film Forum.
If I can read it with no glasses, everyone should be able to read it. It is totally legible and a wonderful marker!
The stage apron was dismantled and is no longer there.
The theatre was playing one film about Glenn Gould.