Tuesday, August 31, 2010

From the archives: Cine 1-8 and Mohawk Mall

Anyone want some free movie tickets? Well we got 'em right here...

First up, a free pass to the November 10th (1986) showing of "An American Tale" at the Cine 1-8 in Colonie. This ticket is made possible by our friends at 81WGY.

And then we have a pass for you and a guest to the March 31st (1993) screening of "Jack the Bear" at the Mohawk Mall theater. Theses pases are compliments of FOX 23, Metroland Magazine, WGNA and 20th Century Fox.

You can see a larger version by clicking on the image.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hudson Theater Building, Albany, NY

While doing research today I came across this entry on the Library of Congress site:

Hudson Theater Building, 270-276 Hudson Avenue, Albany, Albany, NY
The Theater addition to the Albany Card and Paper Company Building (built 1872) was utilized as a Theater for 17 years from 1916-1933. Thereafter, it was used for warehouse purposes.

This is one of five photos taken of the building in 1984 as part of the Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record:

4. INTERIOR SHOWING PRESSED METAL CEILING / HABS NY,1-ALB,25A-4 (click on photo to see larger version.)

And click HERE for the Library of Congress entry.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Another Chuck Miller theater write-up

From timesunion.com...
We lost a lot of theaters in the Capital District over the past few decades. Several theaters were knocked down to make the Empire State Plaza. Several drive-ins were repurposed for the expansion of urban sprawl. The few regional theaters in the Capital District have been chopped up into multiplexes.

There’s a building on Central Avenue in Albany. It doesn’t look like a theater any more; the building’s last tenant converted it into an automobile oil change shop. Now it sits old and forlorn, a tattered “FOR SALE” sign hammered into the weeded grass adjoining the building’s plain yellow fa├žade.

There are no preservationists from Historic Albany Foundation running to save the structure. Any movie buffs who remember seeing films in that theater are reluctant to recall their favorite movies from that time.

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- Allen

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