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Mike (saps) commented about Roxy Theatre on Apr 17, 2019 at 6:13 pm

This was Alice Faye’s last movie for 20th Century-Fox, effectively retiring from motion pictures at the peak of her fame after 12 years and about 30 movies for the studio, and top-billed in more than half of them.

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Roosevelt Field 8 on Apr 11, 2019 at 10:39 pm

The most comfortable seat and posh appointments don’t mean bupkis if they let the projection bulbs burn down, which indeed they have. They started out nice and bright and now it’s a crapshoot if you can actually see the image as intended by the filmmakers.

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Mike (saps) commented about Regal Essex Crossing & RPX on Apr 11, 2019 at 10:22 pm

To me, the most interesting or shocking part of this whole new development is that the regular all-day price for adults is $17.90 and for children and seniors $14.90, no discount matinees available. And this doesn’t includine the up-pricing for “premium” presentations. On effing Delancey Street, no less. Who can afford to take his family to the movies at that insane price point?

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Mike (saps) commented about Hillside Theatre on Apr 10, 2019 at 10:38 pm

Article from Queens Chronicle:

by Ron Marzlock, Chronicle Contributor | 0 comments

In December 1965 the Loew’s Hillside Theatre, which seated 2,653 patrons, went burlesque.

Beverly Schecter, a mother of three beautiful teenage children, was the only woman burlesque producer in the United States. Aside from being a mother and producer, she was in show business public relations for more than 30 years and had the know-how needed for this new venture at the old movie theater.

She arranged special promotional prices for groups for fundraising. Whether dude or prude, in the pink or with a mink, the live-in-the-flesh entertainment was very well received. The theater was filled mainly with couples, who outnumbered the singles. Schecter was flooded with requests from all over the world but she wanted to keep the image of what burlesque was in the days of Minsky. There was a new show each week with well-known favorites like Virginia Bell, Georgia Southern and Linda Lavell. Schecter also brought back old-time favorite vaudeville stars like Red Buttons and Henny Youngman. Merchants in the surrounding area increased their business due to the re-opening of the theater.

Sadly the area became dangerous with drug dealers a few years later, and the crowds stayed away. The theater closed sometime in 1972, forever ending an era. Today it contains commercial office space.

Link

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Mike (saps) commented about Hillside Theatre on Apr 10, 2019 at 10:35 pm

Photo added

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Mike (saps) commented about Egyptian Theatre on Apr 9, 2019 at 9:40 pm

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Netflix…!

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Mike (saps) commented about Regal Essex Crossing & RPX on Apr 8, 2019 at 4:23 pm

The prices of admission are more for the silk stocking district rather than the lower east side. Marcus Loew and the Minsky Brothers must be turning in their graves—it’s a far cry from the nickelodeon

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Mike (saps) commented about Regal Essex Crossing & RPX on Apr 8, 2019 at 12:50 pm

Wow, how did this sneak in…? Welcome the movies back to Delancy Street!

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Apr 1, 2019 at 6:48 pm

It’s the bulb in the projector, speak to the manager or contact headquarters. It’s a chronic problem that drives me up the wall.

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Mike (saps) commented about Roxy Theatre on Apr 1, 2019 at 4:55 am

The Roxy, like other independent theaters not part of a major chain, often had to scramble for product.

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Mike (saps) commented about RKO Albee Theatre on Apr 1, 2019 at 4:51 am

It was still showing first run, but day-and-dates with other Brooklyn houses, not playing exclusives in Brooklyn as it had for decades.

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Mike (saps) commented about BAM Rose Cinemas on Mar 30, 2019 at 6:37 pm

Jeez Louise, the main stage opera house is untouched, but the smaller concert space was carefully and tastefully converted into four screens, two upstairs,and two downstairs. It was hardly haphazardly “cut up” like so many big movies houses were back in the 70s and 80s.

I don’t recall much theater being performed in the concert hall, or at BAM in general, but they do have other spaces now for theater and other live performances, including the restored Majestic Theater and a few smaller spots.

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Mike (saps) commented about New Amsterdam Theatre on Mar 28, 2019 at 9:23 pm

Photo added

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Mike (saps) commented about Iron Horse Movie Bistro on Mar 23, 2019 at 12:47 am

yet another grand opening ad posted in photos

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Mar 18, 2019 at 11:53 pm

Image brightness is a common problem at many AMC theaters, at many theaters in general I suppose. Whenever I pointed out to an usher or a manager, they never seem to know what I’m talking about, although in the same complex you can go from one screen that is bright and clear in the next screen over is murky and dark.

Sooner or later I am going to write them an email, or try to contact the district manager, because they are not giving these movies away for free and if I’m paying for the AMC amazing experience, I expect to get it.

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Mar 14, 2019 at 10:09 am

I meant that you should ALSO post a comment on the Orpheum page, because it would be reporting a condition at the theater where it actually occurred. Other users of that page may wish join the conversation and describe their own experiences…

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Mar 12, 2019 at 11:57 pm

BigJoe, you should post your comment/question about the brightness of the image on the AMC Orpheum 7 page

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Mike (saps) commented about 42nd Street Cinema on Mar 12, 2019 at 11:49 pm

For what it’s worth, since 2015 the Little Shubert is called Stage 42, although still owned by the Subert Organization…

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Mike (saps) commented about New Victory Theatre on Mar 12, 2019 at 3:08 am

The Devil in Miss Jones was released in 1973

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Mike (saps) commented about New Amsterdam Theatre on Mar 12, 2019 at 2:44 am

PS I just attended the Broadway Backwards fundraiser here tonight, and the house looks as sensational as ever. I remember when I paid two dollars to come watch double features here.

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Mike (saps) commented about New Amsterdam Theatre on Mar 12, 2019 at 2:44 am

I just noticed that in Mr Baar’s post of Feb 16, 2019 at 10:08am, while attempting to berate others about misspelling his grandfather’s name, he himself misspells it, and in capital letters, no less.

Ah, irony. I’m afraid it is lost on some…

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Mike (saps) commented about Iron Horse Movie Bistro on Mar 10, 2019 at 11:04 pm

From Cosmic Cinemas' home page:

Cosmic Cinemas' focus on adults stands apart from other movie theaters. Our beverage menu caters to a more sophisticated palate, and a parent or guardian must accompany children under 17-years old. Additionally, no babies, talking, or cell phones are permitted in the theaters.

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Mike (saps) commented about Beach Cinema on Mar 5, 2019 at 9:11 pm

So what is happening with this house?

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Mike (saps) commented about Tivoli Theater on Mar 2, 2019 at 11:03 pm

On a recent repeat, George Burns mentioned playing this theater (as the Olympic) but getting the hook after only two days…

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Mike (saps) commented about Rivoli Theatre on Feb 28, 2019 at 7:03 am

Al, looks like Cinema70 took his ball and went home…