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Hello- how different is the renovated theater’s interior
to what it was when it opened in 1900?
on the photo page are ads for 2 films with “all male casts”.
Trade and Mary’s Trade. the ads are from 1969. I’m assuming
these were exploitation flicks rather than actual porn which
I don’t think existed in 1969.
thanks to br91975 for the info. when the theater closed
Millstein properties the building owner said the closure
was necessary because of “structural maintenance” had to
be done to the building. if said “structural maintenance”
has been done why hasn’t the theater reopened? in the say
3 years before the theater’s closure whenever I went it
was always well attended. plus this theater had what
might have been the best concession stand in the city.
since the space the theater occupied was build for that
purpose when the apartment building its below was built.
so what is the space being used for now?
its interesting the ad for Marooned on pg. 1 of the photo
section states the film is presented in the D-150 process.
the late but great Rivoli Theater in Manhattan for the
longest period of time had a small sign atop the main
marquee stating it was a D-150 theater. but to the best of
my knowledge never presented a film in the D-150 process.
to digital3d- of what “crime” do you speak?
I recently watched Noah’s Ark and as hokey as it was
really enjoyed it. just out of curiosity when it had its
New York premiere at this theater was it the original
2hr. 15min. cut or the shortened 1hr. 45min. cut?
again thanks the quick reply. whoever designed the notes
on the back of the snap case made a mistake since it
clearly states the making of doc. is on the Blu-ray disc
not the 4K disc.
to moviebuff82- thanks for your reply but I am still perplexed
as to where the making of doc is. the snap case says its on the
Blu-ray but its not. so is it in fact on the 4K disc?
to Roger A.- it was a common practice to trim a film from
its original roadshow cut for when its played neighborhood
theaters. how much was trimmed depended on how long the
film was to begin with. which leads me to my question- why
do you think some studios/distributors were more adept at
keeping the trims from roadshow prints than other studios?
for instance the 1st time I saw Cleopatra was at my
neighborhood theater in NYC. I assumed the print I saw
was the film but it was the 3hr. 15min. print. fortunately
Dorothy Spencer kept the trims from the original 4hr. cut
which premiered in NYC June of 1963. but that’s not the
case with a number of roadshow films whose blu-ray discs
are the general release print not the original roadshow
to Roger A. thanks for your assessment of the situation.
aside from how big an HD or 4K t.v. most people would be
able to afford if a t.v were to big wouldn’t it hurt your
eyes or be overwhelming? for instance in the rec room
in my house the largest t.v. I could buy and put in the
spot I’ve always put my t.v.s is 50". an 80" t.v. would
be way too much.
since theaters in NYC haven’t been opened since March 16
I just got to see Tenet on blu-ray which was released this
past Tues. considering the mixed reviews the film got
from what people did get to see it I thought my reaction
would be mixed as well but it wasn’t. two questions-
*one complaint some people had was not understanding the
dialogue in some scenes. what scenes were being referred
to? I had very little problem understanding the dialogue.
*also the back of the case says there’s a making of doc. not on the 4K but on the blu-ray. but the blu-ray disc doesn’t have a making of doc. what gives?
even if the pandemic had never happened I still can’t see a true movie buff being comfortable with watching say WW84 or No
Time to Die on their computer rather than at the Chinese or
on pg.1 of the photo section is an ad with highly acclaimed
critics' quotes for the New York premiere of Isadora with Vanessa Redgrave. interesting note. I believe the Paramount
Theater(now the El Capitan) in L.A. was the only theater in
the entire U.S.to have played the original uncut version.
to vindanpar. I thank you for your note of 11/10. I still
don’t understand the reason tweaking a film while still in
its original roadshow run. LOA was still at the most 2 shows
a day so tweaking it wouldn’t have increased the box office.
perplexing decision on Lean’s part.
a question to my fellow moviegoers especially regulars
at this theater. how much impact will the Warner HBO Max
deal actually have on theaters?
to vindanpar. the Loews State stayed almost but not quite
exploitation film free, it did show “Without A Stitch” a
Swedish soft-core film.
also the Capitol escaped becoming an exploitation house by
Closing June? of 1968.
to vindanpar- I guess great minds think alike. after
reading oknazevad’s 11/24 comment I was just about to
note that the live theater space used by the Roundabout
Theater Company was never part of the movie theater
proper. if I remember correctly at the time the space
opened it was stated it was unused storage space or the
like. its kind of like the Orleans at the Warner. the
theater proper was twined and the Orleans was created
from storage space used for when the theater also
presented life acts.
if a film was tweaked during its roadshow run in
Manhattan I assume it happened in L.A. as well. now
I knew 2001 and IAMMMMW were tweaked while still
in their roadshow runs in Manhattan at respectively
the Loews Capitol and the Warner but I wasn’t
Lawrence of Arabia was tweaked while still in its
roadshow run at the Criterion. I assumed it was
tweaked before it played the neighborhood theater
it is my understanding that IAMMMMW was tweaked when it was
still in its roadshow at the Warner in Manhattan. when they
made the circuit of neighborhood theaters around NYC after
they finished their original roadshow runs films would be
tweaked or not depending on how they were. but I never
understood the point to tweaking a film when it was still
in its roadshow run.
this question has probably already been asked but I would
appreciate if some one provided the answer again. how long ‘
did the original 3hr. 12min. cut play during the roadshow
to Bill H.- you obviously live in New Jersey. what was
Governor Murphy’s rationale behind letting movie theaters
to Al A.- thanks again for your font of knowledge. is it
possible AIW was shot as an actual porn film and then edited
to get an official X rating so it could play regular
movie theaters? in the late 70s I distinctly remember there
was a fairy tale based film that was shot as an actual porn
film but edited to get the official X rating. since you
said AIW was shot as a soft-core film what film might I
being thinking about?
Hello-to Al A.-
I have been searching these pages and can’t find the Trans Lux
East. its not listed under the Gotham either. do you know what
name its listed under?
I haven’t been to a movie since i saw Onward at the
AMC 19th St. on Sat. March 14th. I would love to go to
the movies again. since everyone would be masked and
cleaning would be done between screenings and the
capacity would be capped at 25& I’d go. what do my
fellow NYC moviegoers say?