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robboehm commented about Boulton Center for the Performing Arts on Feb 24, 2024 at 5:12 pm

The theatre was bought by the Boulton family, renovated it, replaced the marquee and is now an intimate space for live theatre events.

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robboehm commented about Bellerose Theater on Jan 31, 2024 at 3:38 pm

Cool- Since you found an image of the Bellerose on the Astoria Historical site I went there to try and find pictures of the Bellaire, Island (Hollis) and Garden (Springfield Gardens) theatres since there are none on CT. Struck out.

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robboehm commented about Bellerose Theater on Jan 29, 2024 at 7:57 pm

Cool- Happy to see that. I’d been trying for years to get an image. Two features and follies? Interesting. By the time I attended there was not much of a stage. Wonder if there were dressing rooms?

Odd that the Astoria Historical Society had something. Bellerose isn’t in Queens County.

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robboehm commented about Bellerose Theater on Jan 27, 2024 at 6:05 pm

Uploaded a 1930 photo of the Bellerose with its original marquee. In my day it was modified to have glass side panels with black letters. The front remained unchanged. The theatre name was white on a green background with the running light areas yellow.

On either side of the front sign board were banks of lights. A single yellow in the middle, then orange and, finally, red. When activated there was the impression of outward movement radiating from the single yellow bulb.

In this photo the second story windows appear to be functional. They were “bricked” over, as you can see, at some point in time.

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robboehm commented about Alberta Rose Theatre on Jan 16, 2024 at 5:44 pm

The Wurlitzer organ which was in the Highway Theater was moved to the Alameda in 1928.

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robboehm commented about Highway Theater on Jan 16, 2024 at 5:41 pm

Uploaded Al Monnor News photos of the fire from the Oregon Historical Society.

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robboehm commented about Highway Theater on Jan 16, 2024 at 5:39 pm

The theater’s Wurlitzer Organ was moved to the Alameda Theatre in 1928.

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robboehm commented about College Point Multiplex on Jan 5, 2024 at 3:56 pm

Regal opened the Tangram in Flushing in November 2021.

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robboehm commented about Jamaica Multiplex Cinemas on Jan 5, 2024 at 3:54 pm

Regal Tangram opened in Flushing in November 2021.

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robboehm commented about Mattituck 8 on Dec 16, 2023 at 5:47 pm

This should be listed as closed. From the advertising on the pylon it would seem that, except for wrestling, there is nothing of an entertainment, much less movie experience, available. Should just be a matter of time before they remove the sign “Cinemas” at the entrance.

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robboehm commented about North Fork Arts Center at the Sapan Greenport Theatre on Nov 28, 2023 at 8:38 pm

I understand that one of the auditoriums had some water damage.

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robboehm commented about Merrick Theater on Nov 1, 2023 at 2:27 am

Spaces are repurposed but original ceilings are usually there albeit hidden.

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robboehm commented about Vail-Leavitt Music Hall on Oct 30, 2023 at 4:59 pm

Theatre has been acquired by Riverhead for expansion and redevelopment.

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robboehm commented about PJ Cinemas on Oct 30, 2023 at 2:14 am

The cinema has reopened after a month long renovation and update.

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robboehm commented about Hazle Theatre on Oct 28, 2023 at 8:33 pm

Cinema Tour also lists a Therell Theatre.

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robboehm commented about Elite Theater on Oct 26, 2023 at 8:04 pm

Ken McIntyre- The overview mentions a theatre in Logan and a Monona Theater. These theatres are not on Cinema Treasures.

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robboehm commented about Suffolk Theater on Oct 26, 2023 at 7:53 pm

They actually have scheduled single showings of Mission Impossible and Barbie.

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robboehm commented about Mattituck 8 on Oct 26, 2023 at 7:50 pm

Took a peek in the closed building. Refreshment stand is gone. There are now clusters of tables. With all the things they are advertising that will be part of the future it remains to be seen whether movies will ever be shown.

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robboehm commented about PJ Cinemas on Oct 20, 2023 at 10:09 pm

Cinema is undergoing repainting and refurbishing. The new seating configuration will reduce capacity from 1,050 to 669. Owner Phil Solomon expects to reopen by the end of the month. This is the first major renovation since 1994 when a second level and five auditoriums were added.

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robboehm commented about Kalbfield's Orpheum Theatre on Oct 16, 2023 at 9:25 pm

I found a reference that indicated it had a sliding roof.

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robboehm commented about Lyons Theatre on Oct 16, 2023 at 7:36 pm

The Lyons was built in 1947 seating 320 in the auditorium. It also had two, windowed, “cry rooms” in the balcony. After the theatre closed in 1985 it remained vacant for two years before being bought by an adjacent business. The floor was leveled the the 14 foot ceiling lowered. Over the years it housed a number of different retail businesses.

Before the theatre was gutted to accommodate a retail environment Bill Hedges, a former projectionist, purchased a number of items including the neon sign, projection equipment and some seats. He had these stored in his garage for many years.

When he decided to go into film making himself he formed Cosmic Films Studio which has been housed in the former theatre since 2014. The neon sign was returned to its rightful place and the faux ceiling removed.

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robboehm commented about State Theatre on Oct 10, 2023 at 7:34 pm

A Rex Theatre also operated in Rivesville for a period of time.

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robboehm commented about State Theatre on Oct 10, 2023 at 7:30 pm

The State Theatre was built in 1921 in the Greentown neighborhood of Rivesville by Frank Raspa. The first movie shown was “Wet Gold” in 1922. Westerns and adventure films were the most popular. The theatre closed in 1960 and was vacant at the time it was destroyed by fire on August 13, 2004.

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robboehm commented about Garden Theatre on Sep 28, 2023 at 3:29 pm

Theatre has been demolished.

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robboehm commented about Remarkable Theater on Sep 26, 2023 at 7:16 pm

This popup drive-in began in 2020 during the height of the pandemic. It’s goal was to provide a culturally rich arthouse-style cinema while employing persons with disabilities. The screen was shattered by the weather at the end of 2022. Although a permit had been granted for 2023 movies have yet to be shown. The website indicates there will be a Fall 2023 season but nothing is definite and the phone has been disconnected. Part of the problem is that the Imperial Avenue parking lot is used by organizations other than the non-profit Remarkable and scheduling issues have arisen.

When operational, films are projected from the back of a truck. See uploaded photo.