Uptown Theatre To Close

Uptown Theatre To Close

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Wow

Montclair, NJ

#2 Dec 20, 2012
Didn't know it was still open. Oh Well!
gun45acp

Utica, NY

#3 Dec 20, 2012
building would also make a great gentlemen's club
Nellie

New Hartford, NY

#4 Dec 20, 2012
gun45acp wrote:
building would also make a great gentlemen's club
...IF there were 'gentlemen' in Utica...

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#5 Dec 20, 2012
What a strange turn of events. All the finger banging, pot smoking and underaged drinking that went on in that place and not it is going to be a place of worship. They had better bless that place more than once to be sure all the sins are cleansed.
duke

Herkimer, NY

#6 Dec 20, 2012
breaking news wrote:
Business has been bad. I heard they are selling the building to Bosnians,who plan to stucco it and turn it into another Mosque. Heard this at city hall today so it must be true.
I hope this is not true. If it is true we are seeing another tax paying property being converted to tax-exempt. I am all for them being able to buy this property, but it is imperative that this property REMAINS on the tax rolls!
teo

Syracuse, NY

#7 Dec 20, 2012
Breaking News,

And who exactly told you this news at city hall?

Or is this another anonymous statement from some troll.

If not more information please.
A Shame

Gouverneur, NY

#8 Dec 21, 2012
breaking news wrote:
Business has been bad. I heard they are selling the building to Bosnians,who plan to stucco it and turn it into another Mosque. Heard this at city hall today so it must be true.
Hope this doesn't happen. S.Utica was starting to have some potential in that area. Not suitable for a mosque.
Naturally

Herkimer, NY

#10 Dec 21, 2012
breaking news wrote:
Business has been bad. I heard they are selling the building to Bosnians,who plan to stucco it and turn it into another Mosque. Heard this at city hall today so it must be true.
Nothing untrue ever came out of the city hall.
Utican

Syracuse, NY

#11 Dec 21, 2012
Nellie wrote:
<quoted text>...IF there were 'gentlemen' in Utica...
Good point. All the deadbeats that hang out on Varick street after midnight in the summer, will no doubt ruin a new club. One visit, one fight, or one shooting, and it closes.
Fed Up

Gouverneur, NY

#12 Dec 21, 2012
Mayor Palmieri wrote:
Its very true and not a rumor. Official announcement forthcoming after 1st of year.
Everything you do is counter productive and doesn't seem to be in the best interest of the tax payers of Utica. Not sure if we'll ever be able to undo the damage you are doing.
Weasel

United States

#13 Dec 21, 2012
That's too bad.
Joey

Carthage, NY

#14 Dec 21, 2012
owners are super nice people but just don't have a clue on how to operate that place. i hope someone that knows what they are doing buys it
Upstate

Syracuse, NY

#15 Dec 21, 2012
It wouldn't surprise me. Went there last weekend, had bad popcorn, movie started 30 minutes late and was blurry, stopped 20 minutes in and had to be restarted and wasn't completely on the screen. I'd rather pay the extra money and go to the Marquee.
abc

Syracuse, NY

#16 Dec 21, 2012
so sad
Well

Ithaca, NY

#17 Dec 21, 2012
Not true

As for the mosque, that cannot happen either. It is Historic and you cannot change it only restore.

Sorry to disappoint you troll...
Chad

Concord, CA

#19 Dec 21, 2012
Upstate wrote:
It wouldn't surprise me. Went there last weekend, had bad popcorn, movie started 30 minutes late and was blurry, stopped 20 minutes in and had to be restarted and wasn't completely on the screen. I'd rather pay the extra money and go to the Marquee.


Was it "Wreck It Ralph"?, had the same experience, still love that place though, spent so much of my chiildhood there.
Fat Tony Salerno

United States

#20 Dec 22, 2012
Well wrote:
Not true
As for the mosque, that cannot happen either. It is Historic and you cannot change it only restore.
Sorry to disappoint you troll...
That's what I heard too. No mosque because it's a historic landmark. So the new owners are going retro and will start showing porno movies. All double features with one a first run film and the second a classic (Debbie Does Dallas, New Wave Hookers, etc., etc.). They figure that's the only way they can make a go of it these days. They might have dancers a couple of nights a week as well.
Fat Tony Salerno

United States

#22 Dec 23, 2012
Tubby Labella wrote:
Hey Fats! I'm in for the porn double features. Utica hasnt had a good porn joint since the Forum Art Theatre back in the 70's.
Aw Tubbs, don't get me going about the Forum! Those were the days! Aw what memories!!!
Well

Ithaca, NY

#25 Dec 26, 2012
I love how they blame the community. If you read the article, they are stopping the 35 mm film but will show free DVD. They said lack of community support.they forgot to tell you the industry is no longer making film and switching to digital. That's why the one in old forge is switching. The current owners need to admit the trut. They do not wan to invest, get grants and switch to digital. Hopefully the new ones will.
Sapien

Utica, NY

#26 Dec 30, 2012
They play DVD's for their "film festivals" and any time they do something special like play a classic film it's on DVD. Pretty sure they weren't legal broadcast copies either but ones people that either heading up the events or work there just brought in. Sorry but if you can't be bothered to even get films on 35mm like the Capitol in Rome you deserve to lose business. And it's not like the Capitol has that much more money yet it fills because people love classic films on actual film not sitting in shitty half renovated tiny theaters to watch a dvd on a cheap projector. Not to mention I payed more to see Star Wars on dvd at the uptown than I did to watch Godzilla Versus Mothra on 35mm in Rome. Terrible business practices. Perhaps we'll get lucky and a proper theater company or maybe a performance company will take it over.

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