Comments from Al Alvarez

Showing 1 - 25 of 3,088 comments

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Roxy Theatre on Oct 23, 2017 at 6:09 pm

The Rivoli was twinned in 1981.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Criterion Theatre on Oct 19, 2017 at 6:19 pm

“THE OMEN” opened at the National in 1976. The Criterion became a five-plex in 1980. “DIVINE MADNESS” opened there after the ‘plexing’. In 1981 it became a six-plex. In 1991 it became a seven-plex.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Criterion Theatre on Oct 16, 2017 at 12:56 pm

Some of those older cinema screens had space behind them for giant speakers on what appeared to be a stage but the area was actually only about five feet deep. When the curved screen was installed for “South Pacific” they probably removed some front seats to accommodate the screen curvature.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Criterion Theatre on Oct 14, 2017 at 7:35 pm

It opened on February 4 and played until June 23, 1970. 16 or 17 weeks.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Oct 12, 2017 at 6:36 pm

More updates to this false story and the false petition it spurned. http://gothamist.com/2017/10/12/bed_bugs_movies_nyc.php

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Oct 11, 2017 at 8:22 pm

There has been one single official incident reported against this theatre in 2012. None before or after.

http://bedbugregistry.com/location/NY/11232-2814/New-York/234%2042nd%20St

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Oct 11, 2017 at 6:45 pm

You are going to have to scroll her FB feed. I have no idea how you link an individual post, but there are several making fun of her. I go to this theatre often and although they have many other problems, I have never seen or experienced bugs of any kind.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Oct 11, 2017 at 5:48 pm

By the way, why would you start petitions against a business based on hearsay instead of personal experience?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Oct 11, 2017 at 5:43 pm

I am pretty each auditorium does not have different carpeting. AMC their carpets custom made and buys them in bulk. If you check ‘yelp!’ you will find almost every theatre and hotel in NYC has a bed bug complaint. You yourself started the rumors about AMC 34th Street. The boyfriend (husband, actually)gave her the photos so is not sure where he was. Also, after discovering the bites, he went back and finished watching the movie. Even her friends on FB are calling her post BS.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Oct 11, 2017 at 4:52 pm

Allegations are not proof, and I have yet to see a single photo of a bed bug at this theatre. The recent photos on Facebook you linked to are not on this theatre’s carpeting. Where did Jessica discover her bed bugs photos if it happened to her boyfriend and not her? Also, this is the second time, she says. Hmmnn!

As a district manager for a theatre chain in NYC I used to get numerous calls every year claiming that if I did not supply them a yearly free pass for their mysterious bites,(bed bugs, fleas, rats, mice, ticks, spiders) they would call the press and trash our theatre. I assume the same still happens today, hence my skepticism.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Oct 11, 2017 at 12:31 pm

That’s a link to your petition.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Oct 11, 2017 at 12:13 pm

None have proof and different theatres have your petition. What is the proof? All I have ever seen is an insect rash photo that could have occurred anywhere from anything, including hives.

I have no reason to defend AMC, but these stories all seem like nonsense and you should not spread them unless you have first hand knowledge. Theatres in NYC often get fleas and fruit flies. This easily solved by cleaning and pest control, not by renovations.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Oct 11, 2017 at 11:21 am

The only reports on google seem to come from you. I worked in the industry for 34 years. In spite of thousands of urban legends and theatre reputations damaged, I never saw a single bed bug in a theatre. I suggest you show proof before starting any new petitions since bed bugs in NYC are rare in October and you may be promoting a silly conspiracy.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Oct 11, 2017 at 10:56 am

Oh, wait. It’s you!

digital3d on August 24, 2016 at 3:11 pm

Please consider signing my petition: https://www.change.org/p/get-most-nyc-advance-screening-away-from-amc-34th-st

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Oct 11, 2017 at 10:52 am

Here is the same guy who also claims the AMC 34th street has bed bugs. https://www.change.org/p/get-most-nyc-advance-screening-away-from-amc-34th-st

Perhaps Martin Samoylov is a carier or unhappy that AMC won’t give him freebies every time he complains.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Oct 8, 2017 at 2:45 pm

Great Britain has decibel standards and they send out officials to measure theatres when many customers complain. I don’t know what U.S. laws say about this.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Oct 6, 2017 at 10:28 am

Screen size, and only at this theatre.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Oct 6, 2017 at 7:06 am

“the most aggressive presentations of movies ever”?

Is that really ‘a thing’, on planet Darth?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Quad Cinema on Oct 5, 2017 at 3:42 pm

NYer, I ran a different theatre in Florida, but we just put an usher at the door to the x-rated auditorium at all times.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Oct 4, 2017 at 3:27 pm

…and with all the sound hype, the dialogue is STILL muffled. Or perhaps we have a generation of actors with elocution disabilities.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Oct 3, 2017 at 6:42 am

Noise is what bad filmmakers resort to when they don’t know how to create tension otherwise. That is the real problem. Smart theatre managers lower the sound levels after the techies leave, or you end up with half the audience in the lobby demanding refunds.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Cineworld Cinema - The O2 Greenwich on Sep 29, 2017 at 6:24 am

Auditoria lighting level is often dictated by the local council for health and safety reasons. Bexleyheath was an annoying example.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Landmark at 57 West on Sep 23, 2017 at 2:15 pm

They are now showing the exclusive north Manhattan run of “WOODSHOCK”. If they can continue to get these indies at the expense of the Lincoln Plaza and the Lincoln Center cinemas, they will do well.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Cineworld Cinema - Leicester Square on Sep 18, 2017 at 7:24 pm

Cineworld Leicester Square appears to have dropped the Empire name altogether now. Shameful.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Sep 18, 2017 at 9:44 am

It’s not the original. It’s the lame FINAL CUT of “Blade Runner”. Not worth bothering with.