Comments from Al Alvarez

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Lakeshore Drive-In on May 7, 2017 at 6:19 pm

Hmmn. Can you tell how you see that from that muddy pic?

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Al Alvarez commented about Lakeshore Drive-In on May 7, 2017 at 5:18 pm

Three screens in 1971. Four from 1972 to 1985.

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Al Alvarez commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 26, 2017 at 8:44 am

The R rated “ALL THAT JAZZ” opened in late 1979 and may have screened at RCMH.

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Al Alvarez commented about Windmill International on Apr 20, 2017 at 7:59 pm

No mention here of the West End musical version of “Mrs. Henderson Presents”. I love this theatre’s history.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC 34th Street 14 on Apr 20, 2017 at 7:46 pm

Don’t forget the TLC Chinese (no longer Grauman’s) on Hollywood Boulevard or the IFC (no longer Waverly) in Greenwich Village. At least they are still there.

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Al Alvarez commented about Coronet 1 & 2 on Apr 16, 2017 at 8:23 pm

Ed LaPidus, stagehand at the Ziegfeld, could get that done. Don’t ask how. He never actually did anything, but he got paid every week. This scraggly mess of a man often escorted stars down the red carpet at the Ziegfeld. I never quite understood his position. Stagehand Union politics.

http://www.nytimes.com/1997/01/26/style/the-man-who-rolls-out-the-red-carpet.html

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Al Alvarez commented about Loew's State Theatre on Apr 15, 2017 at 9:00 pm

How did this get in here?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Quad Cinema on Apr 15, 2017 at 2:46 pm

Re-opening ad in the photo section.

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Al Alvarez commented about Quad Cinema on Apr 14, 2017 at 2:29 pm

The Quad did play quite a bit of hard core porn in the early seventies when the major distributors refused to play first-run in the village, so that may have been the hooker era. This lack of mainstream product lead to a major lawsuit by the Quad owners against all the major theatre chains and distributors operating in New York at the time for unfair trade practices. The Quad won that lawsuit and went first-run dropping most x-rated titles.

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Al Alvarez commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 14, 2017 at 2:19 pm

Melba Moore?

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Al Alvarez commented about Kings Theatre on Apr 12, 2017 at 8:21 am

Wow! I think you just proved John’s point.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC 34th Street 14 on Apr 10, 2017 at 7:11 pm

Actually, not Loew’s but LOEWS for the last 47 years

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Al Alvarez commented about Loew's State Theatre on Apr 10, 2017 at 6:39 pm

Do you really think that a generation of kids leaving the museum thinking that the leaping figures were running from KING KONG is a good idea? Really?

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Al Alvarez commented about Loew's Yorkville Theatre on Mar 24, 2017 at 6:38 am

The Schwarzer Adler was the Grande. Was there a second Schwarzer Adler in the forties?

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Al Alvarez commented about 86th Street Grande Theatre on Mar 19, 2017 at 9:28 pm

Neon is expensive and noisy, breaks too easily, and takes time to replace. All we can expect is LED simulations.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC 34th Street 14 on Mar 19, 2017 at 3:05 pm

Cineplex Odeon still exists in Canada as a company. Sign change approval is notoriously slow in Manhattan. Even bringing down a flag can require a permit.

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Al Alvarez commented about Central Theatre on Mar 18, 2017 at 8:42 pm

Nice find, Cmanni!

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Al Alvarez commented about Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center on Mar 17, 2017 at 3:49 pm

http://www.artofthetitle.com/designer/elinor-bunin-munroe/

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Mar 11, 2017 at 7:47 pm

Do I get to fling my overpriced chicken fingers at King Kong for this awesome “cinematic experience”? Will the future allow me to be ‘awed’ at seeing legos flinging towards Lego Batman? Do I care that the IMAX screen at the Empire is one eighth the size of the one at Lincoln Square, but at the same admission price?

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Al Alvarez commented about Astor Theatre on Mar 11, 2017 at 7:21 pm

Good history here.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Mar 9, 2017 at 7:40 pm

The future? We did Virtual Reality headsets at the Cineplex Odeon Chelsea in 1991. No one gave a damn.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Mar 9, 2017 at 7:29 pm

What is VR?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Pompano Beach 18 on Mar 8, 2017 at 10:00 am

The AMC website says it has 18 screens.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Pompano Beach 18 on Mar 8, 2017 at 6:15 am

Ad didn’t upload, Mike.

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Al Alvarez commented about Movies at Lauderhill on Mar 7, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Rivest266, I can’t find an ad either, but if you have sources other than the Sun-Sentinel, they seems to have added four more screens on January 18, 1991 if you count the prime time showtimes.