Must-See Movie Palaces & Vintage Movie Houses Outside NYC

By Gothamist Getaways Jump into Gothamist Getaways, where we bring you stories about travel, food, new products and handy tips for making your trips—both near and far—more enjoyable. So kick back, dream about your next journey, and let us know if you have any hints for us—email email hidden; JavaScript is required. At my local Brooklyn movie theater, they still request that audience members turn off their pagers. Although I can’t help but giggle each time the antiquated warning flashes across the screen, I do appreciate the grittiness of the theater and the old-school ’80s vibe. I’ve always been a fan of retro movie houses. In my youth, I interrogated my parents about their dates to the Kings Theatre in the 1960s, questioning them about the interior of the then-shuttered theatre and the possibility that Barbra Streisand was their usher.…

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Far from ‘Avatar,’ Stephen Lang performs one-man show to benefit Crandell Theatre

By Amy Biancolli, Times Union Photo by Jeff Vespa On screen, Stephen Lang can be an awfully scary guy. A veteran of villainous muscleheads and hard-nosed military types, he’s best known as Colonel Quaritch — that big, genocidal, buzz-topped security chief who terrorized the gentle blue bipeds of “Avatar.” But he’s at peace with this. At 61, he’s had decades of work and myriad roles spanning Broadway (as Happy Loman, Willy’s son, in a 1984 “Death of a Salesman” revival) and tough indie drama (as Paddy, the sloshed and abusive longshoreman of “White Irish Drinkers”). So he knows a good gig when he sees one. “If I get typecast at this point in my career as a tough old dude, I’m all right with that,” he said. “It’s better that than the ice cream man.” Chatting on the phone, Lang…

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