Showing posts with label Star Twin Cinema. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Star Twin Cinema. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Star Twin Cinema, Guilderland: UPDATE

Star Twin Cinema (1973-1974)
Opened on September 19, 1973 the theater changed ownership and names shortly after and became the:
Plaza Cine I and II (1974 - 1977)
6141 State Farm Road, Guilderland, New York.
It was on Rt. 155 behind the Star Plaza, near the intersection of Rt. 20. The building currently houses the Smith Center (Center For Disability Services).

The Plaza Cine was a second-run theater owned my Sam Ermides, president of Star Plaza. Ermides took over ownership and management from James Armendello, Frank Keening (Mayor of Kingston) and “Chili" Caruso. The three original owners also had a twin-screen in Menands and a single screen in Gloversville.

Of the many benefits that the theater was to provide were that residents “need no longer waste precious gas driving to theaters miles away.” And there is “plenty of parking space -- acres and acres -- immediately in front of the theater.” Admission at the time was $2 for adults, $1.50 for seniors and $.75 for children.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Star Twin Cinema, Guilderland: UPDATE

Research, research, research. A never ending slog through the morgues and archives of local papers. But sometimes it turns up a kernel, or nugget, of information that you didn't see before.

Here is a (very bad) scan of a photo from the Altamont Enterprise from a front page article about the opening of the new Star Twin Cinema in Guilderland. I'll share more particulars in the next post.


As always click on the image to see a larger version.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Star Twin Cinema, Guilderland: UPDATE

Well I have finally made some progress with the Star Twin in Guilderland. Apparently it was a second-run theater (done to keep ticket prices down) which I did not remember. Look for more updates on the Theater page.

Here is an ad from 1974 with the Held Over "Cries and Whispers", "The Seven-Ups" and their 'Kiddie Show' - "My Side of the Mountain":

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Star Twin Cinema, Guilderland

The hunt is on! We are trying to track down photos and video of the Star Twin Cinema (Plaza Cine I and II) in Guilderland, NY. This two-screen theater was located on Route 155 in back of the Star Plaza (Rt. 20 & 155).

If you or a friend have any leads on photos, videos, etc. Please let us know.

Thanks!
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