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    Ian Jane
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  • Scyther
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    Originally posted by Ian Jane View Post
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    That's amazing.

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  • Mark Tolch
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    Yeah, I got a bit of cyber wood when I saw that one.

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  • Ian Jane
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    I did now. AMAZING!

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  • Mark Tolch
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    Did you post the Massacre Mafia Style one from the Grindhouse page?

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  • Ian Jane
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    Another neat old Queens theater may be going away....

    http://www.queenscourier.com/hollywo...r-last-chance/

    "More than 85 years of Forest HIlls history hangs on the success of one weekend.

    The Cinemart Theater opened in 1927, and for the last eight years, owner Nicolas Nicolaou spent thousands of dollars operating an obsolete theater that didn't have the technology to feature first-run films.

    But after making a $300,000 investment to add digital projection — the industry standard — to the theater, Nicolaou is getting a second shot from Hollywood to feature the industry's latest movies.

    “After all these years I was ready to throw in the towel, but I was finally able to get another chance for the theater,” said Nicolaou, whose family has owned the place since the 1960s.

    On Friday, the historic theater will be featuring Clint Eastwood's “American Sniper,” and if Nicolaou sells enough tickets, the future of the theater will be ensured for another 85 years, the owner said.

    But if the movie doesn't draw a large enough audience, Nicolaou may have no choice but to close his five-screen theater since Hollywood studios will likely issue him no other first-run films.

    “This movie will make or break this theater,” he said as the 11th hour approached. “I hope at the end of the day we will be there and the community has supported us overwhelmingly.”

    For the past few weeks, Nicolaou has been caught up in a flurry of activity as he prepares the theater and reaches out to the community to increase ticket sales. When the dust settles next week, he will know if the movie made enough money to become a first-run theater again.

    Nicolaou attempted to save the theater in the early 2000s by renovating the theater and creating the Theater Café with a bar, cozy fireplace and sidewalk café. But the renovations and cafe weren't enough as the industry shifted to digital and the theater lost its right to screen new movies.

    Forest Hills and Rego Park have witnessed the closure of the Trylon, the Forest Hills, the Drake and the Continental (UA Brandon), according to reports."

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  • Derek Steckler
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    This theater is only a few blocks from where I live. Honestly the screens were stained, the projectors often misframed or out of focus, the audiences noisy... but I could see a movie for $3 instead of going to Manhattan and paying $14. I'd go for things like the Dawn of the Dead remake or Rob Zombie films, titles I wasn't terribly psyched about but curious enough to check out. The sad thing is there had been a theater in this spot since the 40's and it's probably going become a drug store or condos. Incidentally there is also a former 2000 seat movie palace nearby, built in 1930, that is now a Jehova's Witnesses assembly hall. They've really kept the place up... though they obviously removed the pagan artwork that was fashionable at the time.
    http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/6175

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  • Ian Jane
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    Another theater in our area is set to close....

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    I was only ever there once, last summer for Godzilla, but my mother-in-law takes my stepson there all the time to see movies. It wasn't a great theater, outdated sound, smaller screens, but it had its own neighborhood charm. I like places like this better than multiplexes. It's nice to see some people in the area trying to save it, but I have a feeling it'll go...

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    This place is three blocks from our apt., it's now a Spanish dinner theater/restaurant place.

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    Snagged from Fred Olen Ray's facebook...

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