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theamazin commented about Regency Theatre on Jun 21, 2023 at 5:05 pm

I used to manage the Regency Theater in the early 90s when it was part of the Cineplex Odeon chain. I was there as they built the Lincoln Square theater across the street. I knew the Regency’s days were numbered once the completed that multiplex. The Regency was a cozy little theater. I enjoyed my time there, but I left because I was robbed at gunpoint and vowed never to work with cash again.

theamazin commented about Baronet and Coronet Theatre on Nov 14, 2018 at 5:36 pm

I managed this theater back in the late 80s. Great location. Lots of celebs came by. One of the best times of my life.

theamazin commented about Dover Theatre on Jan 25, 2016 at 6:45 pm

The last chunk of The Dover theater collapsed during recent blizzard. So sad. I loved this place. Here’s a pic.

theamazin commented about Regency Theatre on Jun 18, 2013 at 9:53 am

I managed the Regency from March 1990 until Oct of ‘93 when I was robbed there at gunpoint. Scary moment. The theater has the smallest manager’s office I’ve ever seen. While I worked there I watched the construction of Loews Lincoln Square across the street that would eventually lead to the Regency’s demise. It was a sweet little theater.

theamazin commented about Baronet and Coronet Theatre on Jun 18, 2013 at 9:28 am

I worked at the Baronet Coronet as the assistant manager from the opening of Ghostbusters 2 in June 1989 until March 1990. Before the Baronet Coronet I worked at the Manhattan Twin around the corner as an usher. After the BC I was given my own theater. I became the manager of The Regency on the westside in March of 1990. The first movie I showed there was Nuns on the Run.

The Baronet Coronet was an awesome place to work. For Cineplex Odeon, who owned it at the time, it was one of their premiere NYC venues so we got a lot of perks. I remember meeting lots of celebrities while working there. The place was huge and filled with history, even after the renovation.

I’m now a professional screenwriter, but before Hollywood I worked at many, now closed and demolished NYC theaters. The Paramount, a tiny theater that was across from FAO Schwartz that I can’t remember the name. Another tiny theater in the basement of the Plaza Hotel. Can’t remember the name of the that one either. The World Wide Plaza. If anyone has any questions about these theaters maybe I can help. : )