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AlAlvarez commented about Loew's 72nd Street East on Apr 22, 2006 at 3:20 am

Is this a Twin now? The NYT ad for UNITED 93 lists the 72nd Street 1.

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AlAlvarez commented about Terrace Theater on Apr 22, 2006 at 2:16 am

I show the Terrace in some scattered New York Times listings in the thirties and forties.

In August 1943 two escaped female “lifers” were captured here after escaping from Clinton Prison by climbing down with tied bedsheets.

In November 1957, the cashier was pistol whipped and robbed.

Some bookings
December 1937
The Perfect Specimen
Ali Baba Goes to Town
December 1942
Sleepytime Gal/Atlantic Convoy
January 1943
Apache Trail/Affairs of Martha
December 1948
Luxury Liner/A Night at the Opera

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AlAlvarez commented about Lane Theatre on Apr 20, 2006 at 11:22 am

Is the same theatre advertised as Cinema 181 in the mid sixties?

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AlAlvarez commented about Gem Theatre on Apr 19, 2006 at 1:41 pm

The Gem was still open in 1949.

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AlAlvarez commented about Hollywood Theatre on Apr 19, 2006 at 12:26 pm

I don’t think this is the same theatre as the Avenue A. That location advertised as “51 Avenue A” on 3rd street.

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AlAlvarez commented about Costello Theatre on Apr 15, 2006 at 11:07 pm

The church is on 159th Street although the theatre sometimes advertised as being off the 157th subway stop. If you look at a map at the way Morgan Place/Riverside Drive curves upward, advertising 157th St makes perfect sense as you could probably spot the building easily from there in the 30’s and 40’s. Does anyone know if this was a German neighborhood before the war?

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AlAlvarez commented about Absinthe House Cinematheque on Apr 15, 2006 at 5:07 am

Seating is around 199.

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AlAlvarez commented about Absinthe House Cinematheque on Apr 15, 2006 at 5:06 am

According to The Miami Herald:

“The Absinthe House Cinematheque is named after the extremely potent and poisonous banned absinthe liquor, which appears in some of Hernandez-Canton’s (the owner) favorite works of literature from the turn of the century.”

The Absinthe was also know as the Alcazar in the nineties.

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AlAlvarez commented about Costello Theatre on Apr 14, 2006 at 10:52 pm

It appears the Costello showed German films from 1931 to 1938 until the product dried up. During the war it switched to Spanish films.

I have also now asked that this theatre be moved from the mythical city of Audubon.

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AlAlvarez commented about Broadway Theatre on Apr 14, 2006 at 9:15 am

Thanks Warren. I am not sure how one would list them, but the old Criterion and the Vitagraph both deserve a listing.

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AlAlvarez commented about Loew's Lexington Theatre on Apr 14, 2006 at 4:54 am

New York Times ads in late January 1916 list the Biltmore as the former Lexington.

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AlAlvarez commented about Trans-Lux Modern Theatre on Apr 14, 2006 at 2:49 am

Is the Trans-Lux East (1963-1979) not listed yet?

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AlAlvarez commented about Loew's Lexington Theatre on Apr 14, 2006 at 2:26 am

For a short period in 1916 this operated as the Biltmore Theatre.

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AlAlvarez commented about Broadway Theatre on Apr 14, 2006 at 1:54 am

Sorry, I found that one. It is the VITAGRAPH (44th & Broadway) that appears to be missing.

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AlAlvarez commented about Broadway Theatre on Apr 14, 2006 at 1:30 am

There appears to be no listing for Paramount’s Broadway Theatre. (1915-1928)on 41st street. Does anyone have any information?

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AlAlvarez commented about Sun Sing Theatre on Apr 13, 2006 at 11:14 pm

The 1934 Year Book of Motion Pictures lists the Florence as having 1150 seats.

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AlAlvarez commented about Tower Theater on Apr 13, 2006 at 10:40 pm

The Tower is listed in the 1934 Year Book of Motion Pictures as having 750 seats.

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AlAlvarez commented about Tivoli Theatre on Apr 13, 2006 at 10:40 pm

The Tivoli is listed in the 1934 Year Book of Motion Pictures as having 947 seats.

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AlAlvarez commented about Roxy Theatre on Apr 13, 2006 at 10:39 pm

The Roxy is listed in the 1934 Year Book of Motion Pictures as having 725 seats.

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AlAlvarez commented about Paramount Theatre on Apr 13, 2006 at 10:37 pm

The Paramount is listed in the 1934 Year Book of Motion Pictures as having 1509 seats.

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AlAlvarez commented about Mayfair Theatre on Apr 13, 2006 at 10:36 pm

The Mayfair is listed in the 1934 Year Book of Motion Pictures as having 700 seats.

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AlAlvarez commented about Coconut Grove Playhouse on Apr 13, 2006 at 1:05 pm

The 1934 Yearbook lists this place as having 1350 seats.

I saw BILLY HILL, the failed Gerome Ragni play here in previews. I don’t think it ever left Miami after well deserved scathing reviews.

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AlAlvarez commented about Sunny Isles Twin on Apr 10, 2006 at 6:16 am

I believe it may be this furniture store:

Inspiration Furniture By Scan Design
3025 Sunny Isles Blvd North Miami Beach, FL 33160 (305) 944-8080

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AlAlvarez commented about Cinema Studio on Apr 8, 2006 at 2:35 am

If the Theatre St. Marks rates a listing under the name THEATRE surely this should be changed to Cinema Studio.

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AlAlvarez commented about Stadium Theatre on Apr 7, 2006 at 11:50 pm

In Christmas of 1922 the Stadium joined the wide release of Mary Pickford’s TESS OF THE STORM COUNTRY…and I mean wide.

33 runs in Manhattan alone.