Comments from Al Alvarez

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Lauderdale Drive-In on May 5, 2015 at 2:04 pm

A Miami News ad in late November 1948 shows it was already in operation then and had possibly just opened.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Rialto Theatre on Apr 23, 2015 at 4:22 pm

AlexNYC, it was on the Northwest Corner of 42nd Street and 7th Avenue where Chase Bank is today. ESPN Zone, once east on Broadway, is already gone.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Liberty Theatre on Mar 6, 2015 at 11:17 am

Ziegfeld Frolics in 2015.

http://m.playbill.com/news/article/times-squares-liberty-theater-resurrected-as-playground-for-ziegfeld-and-the-follies-343364

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Al Alvarez commented about Embassy 72nd Street Theatre on Mar 5, 2015 at 10:29 am

Pre-twin photo can be seen halfway down this scroll of photos.

http://www.vintag.es/2015/02/50-amazing-color-photographs-of-new.html

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Al Alvarez commented about Ultravision Theatre on Jan 30, 2015 at 7:40 pm

Hi Ron! Marvin is correct. Raul Trellis had a stroke or something that impeded his speech so he was hard to understand, even in Spanish. Gino typed at the Shores. He claimed to have been the former speaker of the Cuban congress under Batista. Both were great men. All is good here.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Deerfield Mall on Jan 29, 2015 at 10:37 pm

Chris, I think you are a year early.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Ultravision Theatre on Jan 29, 2015 at 10:34 pm

Was he an older Cuban gentleman? Rafael Bellestre?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Intracoastal Cinema 8 on Jan 20, 2015 at 9:47 pm

Muvico man is back!

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Deerfield Mall on Jan 7, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Now a Cinepolis Theatre, run by the Mexican chain.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Coconut Grove on Jan 7, 2015 at 4:27 pm

Now the Cinepolis Grove, run by the Mexican chain.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Intracoastal Cinema 8 on Jan 7, 2015 at 4:24 pm

Now closed.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Sunrise 8 on Jan 7, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Now back to AMC and eight screens.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Superior Theatre on Dec 28, 2014 at 10:34 am

The Eaton/Cherokee theatre was at 81st street and First Avenue. (address 1556 East First Avenue)

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/31749

Could these all be the same theatre?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Gulfstream Drive-In on Dec 26, 2014 at 1:20 pm

The Hallandale Drive-In was located at 831 North Federal Highway from 1949 to 1964.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Hollywood Cinema on Nov 30, 2014 at 8:14 am

Cine Twin.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Nov 25, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Except that the 1998 story was pure hype and not only did the trailer not improve grosses anywhere, few left after the trailer.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Frisco Theater on Oct 26, 2014 at 9:19 pm

BD, please do tell us more. This is lost history due to morality barriers.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Show Palace Theatre on Oct 12, 2014 at 8:13 pm

GeorgeCheeksSr, if you scroll down on that site you will find your answer. Only peep shows co-existed on that block.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Show Palace Theatre on Oct 12, 2014 at 1:05 pm

This site might help. http://galessandrini.blogspot.com/2012/08/42nd-street-in-mid-nineties-in-progress.html

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Strand Theatre on Oct 7, 2014 at 9:37 pm

Does anyone know if this was Teatro Nacional in 1976 showing movies?

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Al Alvarez commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 22, 2014 at 6:28 pm

http://www.in2013dollars.com/1916-dollars-to-2014-dollars

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Al Alvarez commented about Byron-Carlyle Theatre on Sep 21, 2014 at 9:05 pm

One screen?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 21, 2014 at 3:14 pm

“MOULIN ROUGE” was exclusive only for two weeks. “EDWARD SCISSORHANDS” opened in the boroughs after three weeks, but the Ziegfeld run was a Manhattan exclusive for over two months.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 19, 2014 at 1:37 pm

bigjoe59, the answer might be “EDWARD SCISSORHANDS”.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Sutton Theater on Sep 17, 2014 at 7:22 pm

It opened at the Coronet during the newspaper strike. “A WEDDING” was showing here at the time.