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MovieMaker magazine rated it as one of the 25 coolest film festivals in the world. Since the move, LIIFE has been able to offer question-and-answer sessions, studio tours, an Academy Awards-style ceremony and panels on topics ranging from financing films to auditioning. Still and older one out there. When they ripped up the wood floors to put in slanted concrete they also ripped out a wall and found a stage. The Stampfels acquired and expanded several theaters over the next few years, including the Malverne Cinema 4, the Oceanside Theater, and a multiplex in Hempstead, adding a screen to the Park Avenue Theater and three to Malverne. Honored for the film were its director and writer, Robert Synder, and editor, Philip Synder.

The Stampfels ripped out the old seats and the wood, graded down and cemented the floors, built staircases up to the stage, hung red draperies on the walls, set up side stage lights, and installed new seating. Recent comments view all 49 comments. Inside I remember it had visible support rods between the two walls,that the projector would show through with out effecting the image on the screen. When the then-Park Avenue Theater in Long Beach went up for sale, they decided to turn their theater jobs into a career. NickyG on December 19, at It was almost 80 years old, and there was plenty of work to be done.

NickyG on December 19, at Still and older one out there. The single-screen silent film and Vaudeville house was raised on Pettit Ave opposite the Bellmore train station. The following year, the Movies went on the market, and the Stampfels bought their second theater. Though the Movies is beloved for its local events throughout the year, for eight days in July, the Stampfels go international.

InHenry and Anne were married with children, and were still working in theaters.

CSWalczak on February 15, at Since the move, LIIFE has been able to offer question-and-answer sessions, studio tours, an Academy Awards-style ceremony and panels on topics ranging from financing films to auditioning.

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Mvies never would have believed their son would later own the theater, said Anne. The Stampfels ripped out the old seats and the wood, graded down and cemented the floors, built staircases up to the stage, hung red draperies on the walls, set up side stage lights, and installed new seating.

For many years it was operated by KB Theatres, a local chain. Login or Sign up. Report an inappropriate comment Comments.

Anne worked as a secretary during the day for a film booker, and took the graveyard shift at her local Oceanside Theater for gas money. Honored for the film were its director and writer, Robert Synder, and editor, Philip Synder.

Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater? Main menu Toggle navigation. Monday, February 25, The Stampfels acquired and expanded several theaters over the next few years, including the Malverne Cinema 4, the Oceanside Theater, and a multiplex in Hempstead, adding a screen to the Park Avenue Theater and three to Malverne.

Despite the big names and recognition, Markowitz and the Stampfels have made one thing clear: With a single large theater and stage, the Movies offers the rare opportunity to view both films and live performances. This is one of only a few Long Island single screen movie houses. You must login before making a comment.

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Uploaded to of the exterior pictures referred to by Chris above. Contrary to the heading, not the last single screen theatre. The owners tried to run festivals that included 3-D and revivals. Chicken on August 30, at 3: Recent comments view all 49 comments.

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Select a town Toggle navigation. When they ripped up the wood floors to put in slanted concrete they also ripped out a wall and found a stage. She would later become his wife.

When the then-Park Avenue Theater in Long Beach went up for sale, they decided to turn their theater jobs into a career. You could imagine seeing a Fairbanks or Chaplin silent. The 19th annual festival will run July 13 to 21 and will feature an mofies of works by filmmakers from across Long Island and beyond. When they got rid of it, it spent two years showing offbeat foreign and independent films. In addition to new seats, sound, etc. MovieMaker magazine rated it as one of the 25 coolest film festivals in ith world.

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Submissions come from as far as Germany, France and Australia.

Posted Wednesday, July 20, 3: Mike Rogers on March 25, at 6: Opened inthis may be the oldest operating theater on Long Island.

Other items that may interest you. Though they eventually sold Oceanside, Hempstead and Park Avenue, they held on to the Movies, and it always remained a single screen.

Powered by Creative Circle Media Solutions. It was one of the first theaters in the area and was originally a silent movie house.

They then sold the theater to the current owners who have restored the theater and play first run engagements. When the Stampfels had first started working in theaters in the s, the nearby hamlets of Wantagh, Freeport and Merrick had several theaters. The theater was a grand old small movie house in a early 20th century kind of way.

Inside I remember it had visible support rods between the two walls,that the projector would show through with out effecting the image on the screen. Inside the theater, the audience sat atop a wooden floor that extended from the edge of the stage to the main doors, and rattled when a train passed by.

This was also affectionately called The Itch because of the occasional rodent that would bellmore across your feet. It would bellore been great if some genius would have restored it instead of remodeled.