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Or we can just ask you ha ha
If I recall correctly, there are three theaters on the ground floor: two small porn rooms and a larger one that plays cable tv.
But isn’t 70mm the size of the film stock and not related to screen size?
There are a couple of quick exterior shots of this theater on Hotel Impossible, season 8, episode 13.
I meant to research that a bit — but from my memory, didn’t Larry Hart see Garbo’s Camille, which was released in 1936 and was not a silent picture. The 1921 silent Camille starred Valentino and Nazimova…
It’s a little weird that it opened at both the 5000+ seat Capitol and the 599 seat 72nd St. Playhouse.
(By the way, it’s a little annoying that the search feature is so specific that it took me three tries to locate the 72nd St. Playhouse because I didn’t have the name exactly right.)
And MSC77, why don’t you put the Planet of the Apes ad on the 72nd St. Playhouse page also. Thanks in advance.
In two years will be its 91st anniversary…
The usual progression was from mainstream to art/foreign movies, to early nudies and then to hard-core porn by the early 70s.
So, what was the Easter show that year…?
Glad to see a new listing here, but…
It seemed to show movies for only a short time in late 1929.
And the famed impresario’s name was Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.
You’re probably right but I didn’t see an opening ad or those words…
While both Birth of a Nation and Intolerance had long, exclusive runs at this house, it seems neither had the reserved-seat, hard ticket sales that were a feature of most “road show” engagements.
Those masks brought back a rush for me, I felt like I was again at the Whitman, watching my first James Bond movie, Live and Let Die. What a place.
It’s a Charlie Chaplin silent film festival, too bad you missed it.
Where are there pictures of the ballroom?
It should be noted that “Beast of the Yellow Night” and “Creature with the Blue Hand” previously played its world premiere engagement in November at Radio City Music Hall, with support from a stage revue. By this time, the Music Hall had started its Christmas presentation, with “The Blood on Satan’s Claw” on screen.
Nah, just kidding…!
I’m pretty sure this is not the 42nd St. Apollo theater
Damn, man, you hit on one of my major pet peeves. It really kills the mood of the movie to be blasted with house lights while the credits are still rolling. Speak to the manager but who knows if it’ll do any good…
Massive screens, lol
Yet it was not a success on its initial release. Per Wikipedia:
“Bringing up Baby was a commercial flop upon its release, although it eventually made a small profit after its re-release in the early 1940s. Shortly after the film’s premiere, Hepburn was infamously labeled box-office poison by the Independent Theatre Owners of America and would not regain her success until The Philadelphia Story two years later. The film’s reputation began to grow during the 1950s, when it was shown on television.”
Look again, CC, you were right in the first place: It says Sneak Preview at the bottom of the ad…
When I clicked on the website link above, it seems that it is an active nightclub…