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The rating system avoids non-industry censorship and Theatres ignore it at their own risk.
In the US rating were done by each community as resulted in stupid and racist decisions in places as diverse as Salt Lake City, Baltimore and Memphis.
In the UK, since it is a law, theatres can easily lose their license to operate if the local council feels they are ignoring teh classifications.
Anyone who thinks ratings serve no purpose should do a history check on the American Films censorship shambles when the Catholic Church made themselves the last word and when movies were banned in the UK because they might offend the Queen.
Wow! Thanks, LM. My mother says that is the very one her brother snuck her into for free when he was manager.
I am not sure if it is still there.
LM, have you run into a Cine Victoria in Havana? I belive one of my uncles was manager in the 50’s.
I obviously agree with Ed, although I am not as eloquent or patient.
I think Cinema Treasure needs to question the validity of those members who spend more time intimidating others than contributing to sites.
I appears to be the sound of one hand clapping and my suggestion was therefore autoerotic.
AMC has these movie money cards that debit the amount at each use. I suspect homeless people get these from charities who fear giving out cash to alcoholics and drug addicts.
Every time I have been to this theatre I have found bag ladies and eccentrics around (one brought had a cat in a bag) although they were probably not homeless.
Thanks Bob! I had not noticed.
I remember using real butter at Cineplex Odeon. Post Garth Drabinsky we shifted to buttery flavored chemical and started charging extra for it, a stupid customer service fiasco that the local press rightfully had a field day but wrongly at the employees expense.
The Toronto boys couldn’t care less.
Child St., if you have a multi-regional DVD you can order these from Spain. If not, Maraka Video from Miami carries several titles and some non-regional versions can be found on ebay from questionable Latin American sources.
Some VHS versions are also available.
Jkane, prophetically advertised as THE FIRST ROGER CORMAN FILM FESTIVAL it was a precursor to the Kips Bay’s exclusive first run of “GAS”, starring Country Joe and the Fish.
JKane, according to the NYT, the Roger Corman festival ran in early 1971 at the Kips Bay.
I am happy to report that Steve appears to be doing just fine.
Ace, I have the book and can send you a scan if you write to me at:
??? I thought it was Steve C.’s brother who passed away.
LUST IN THE DUST (1985) played at the Embassy and New Yorker. The Carnegie Hall was playing very eclectic arthouse repertory at the time.
Ace, I show it reopened as a quad in 1992.
My guess is it twinned around 1971.
Something called the Cinema 181 was advertising in 1966 and I have yet to figure out where that was.
Ace, I can confirm that it was still operating as the Bunny (and Bunny Roof) well into the thirties. By the late forties and early fifties it was known as the Dorset.
The sixties and seventies remain a mystery to me but by 1981 it was already the Nova and it became a twin around 1989-1990.
You’re right, Ron! That the photo in the Henderson book sure looks like the same location as that link.
Wallack’s was certainly mostly live theatre but it did show non-mainstream films also, mainly hunting and travel films sometimes accompanied by a lecture, not unlike Weber’s.
I am not sure it deserves a listing here but I am glad Henderson’s excellent book covers it.
Thanks Bryan. There were several Wallack’s locations over the years but the one I am enquiring about was located near Weber’s or was the same location as I cannot find an overlap.
It suspect that the promoter may have renamed the theatre when they leased it and then it reverted back to its old name like many Manhattan nightclub venues still do today.
Here is a photo of the Wallack’s on 30th I am enquiring about.
Whew! It’s back again and showing SCOOP. Flooding again, perhaps?
Does anyone know if this was also known as Wallack’s showing movies in 1915?
The film has a “JFK” feel to it. It is false history footage treated as real and takes place in late 2007. I think the reason it was financed by UK TV is because the US is undergoing a really oppressive period for financing anything too controversial.
(I can’t wait for BORAT to hit the fan!)
I think those who say it is a small and minor film are correct, but then both Regal and Carmike have some theatres that do play such product.
I think Bush is a sacred cow for some and that is the reason this film upsets many who, if they saw it, would totally agree with the sentiments expressed anyway.
This movie is actually quite kind to Bush. I am sure anyone who is offended has not yet seen it.
Forget Bush for a moment. If an American president were assasinated under the current climate, how would the US react? Would we overact with incorrect assumptions. That is what this film is about.
Regal and Cinemark’s stupid “shoot from the hip” responses are perfect examples of what this film unveils.
Congratulations to those two exhibitors for making the filmmaker’s hypothesis a fact so soon.