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AlAlvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Jan 14, 2006 at 6:09 am

They just listed the two locations under the large LAFFMOVIE banner in the ads. This is not uncommon in many markets where the chain name is the name of every theatre they own. I guess being guaranteed a laugh had huge appeal during the war years and there would have been comfort knowing these sites were there anytime you needed one.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Jan 14, 2006 at 5:01 am

The Laffmovie appears in the New York Times in August 1942 and disappears in 1947.

A second Laffmovie opened In December 1942 on 46th Street. That one advertises until 1943.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez commented about Paris Theatre on Jan 13, 2006 at 1:16 pm

Paris Filmography.
May be off by five days.

09/12/48 SYMPHONIE PASTORALE
05/15/49 DEVIL IN THE FLESH
01/22/50 ANGELS OF THE STREET
05/02/50 GIGI (French)
03/26/50 THE WALLS OF MALAPAGA
06/11/50 CITY LIGHTS
08/27/50 PARIS WALTZ
10/08/50 SOUVENIR
10/29/50 PARIS 1900
11/19/50 LAST HOLIDAY
12/17/50 WAYS OF LOVE
02/23/51 (Ways of Love segment called THE MIRACLE banned)
03/02/51 THE MAGNET
04/06/51 GOD NEEDS MEN
04/20/51 MINNE
05/04/51 THE SECRET OF MAYERLING
06/15/51 FOUR IN A JEEP
07/27/51 MARIE DU PORT
09/14/51 THE RIVER (Roadshow)
03/07/52 THE RIVER (Continous)
05/09/52 UNDER THE PARIS SKY
06/20/52 WAYS OF LOVE (without THE MIRACLE)
08/01/52 THE STRANGE ONES
08/22/52 CASQUE D'OR
10/03/52 SAVAGE TRIANGLE
10/31/52 THE THIRST OF MEN
07/11/52 YOUNG WIVES' TALE
11/28/52 HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON
05/01/53 THE FRESHMAN
05/15/53 THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS
10/02/53 THE CAPTAIN’S PARADISE
04/30/54 THE MOMENT OF TRUTH
05/28/54 CAROLINE CHERIE
06/18/54 HOBSON’S CHOICE
09/24/54 BREAD, LOVE AND DREAMS
12/31/54 ANIMAL FARM
02/18/55 WAGES OF FEAR
05/06/55 HEARTBREAK RIDGE
05/27/55 THE GREAT ADVENTURE
07/29/55 THE MAN WHO LOVED REDHEADS
09/16/55 OTHELLO
10/07/55 ONE STEP TO ETERNITY
10/21/55 THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY
12/23/55 LETTERS FROM MY WINDMILL
04/06/56 THE BALLET OF ROMEO AND JULIET
06/01/56 THE PROUD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
08/10/56 THE DOCTORS
08/31/56 PAPA, MAMA, THE MAID AND I
09/28/56 THE SILENT WORLD
01/11/57 WE ARE ALL MURDERERS
02/15/57 THE GOLD OF NAPLES
06/21/57 JULIETTA
07/05/57 FERNANDEL, THE DRESSMAKER
07/26/57 PASSIONATE SUMMER
09/20/57 THE GIRL IN BLACK
10/25/57 …AND GOD CREATED WOMAN
07/18/58 THE MAN IN THE RAINCOAT
08/22/58 THE AGE OF INFIDELITY
08/29/58 LUCKY JIM
09/19/58 CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
10/17/58 THE SEVENTH SEAL
11/14/58 THE HORSE’S MOUTH
05/15/59 HEROES AND SINNER
06/12/59 WOMEN ARE WEAK
07/24/59 THE POSSESSORS
08/14/59 THE MAN UPSTAIRS
09/11/59 BACK TO THE WALL
10/30/59 THE LOVERS
03/25/60 THE WOULD-BE GENTLEMAN
04/29/60 PRIVATE PROPERTY
06/10/60 BABETTE GOES TO WAR
07/01/60 THE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE
09/02/60 END OF INNOCENCE
09/30/60 THE OSTRICH HAS TWO EGGS
10/14/60 PICNIC ON THE GRASS
11/25/60 GENERAL DELLA ROVERE
03/03/61 LOVE AND THE FRENCHWOMAN
06/09/61 THE CHEATERS
06/30/61 THE TRUTH
10/20/61 FROM A ROMAN BALCONY
11/24/61 ZAZIE
12/22/61 LA BELLE AMERICAINE
03/23/62 VIRIDIANA
05/04/62 A TASTE OF HONEY
08/24/62 THE GIRL WITH GOLDEN EYES
09/21/62 DIVORCE, ITALIAN STYLE
09/27/63 MY LIFE TO LIVE
10/18/63 THE DEVIL AND THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
11/15/63 THERESE
11/29/63 SOLDIER IN THE RAIN
12/20/63 AMERICA, AMERICA
03/27/64 OF WAYWARD LOVE
04/17/64 BANDITS OF ORGOSOLO
05/01/64 CHILDREN OF PARADISE
05/29/64 DISORDER
06/12/64 THAT MAN FROM RIO
10/16/64 THE SOFT SKIN
11/27/64 BAY OF THE ANGELS
12/25/64 SWEET AND SOUR
01/22/65 THE BANANA PEEL
04/02/65 NOT ON YOUR LIFE
04/23/65 MALE HUNT
06/18/65 THE COLLECTOR
08/27/65 RAPTURE
10/29/65 ALPHAVILLE
11/19/65 SWEDISH WEDDING NIGHT
12/17/65 LIFE AT THE TOP
02/04/66 THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX
03/25/66 LA FUGA
04/22/66 CLOPORTES
05/20/66 UP TO HIS EARS
07/15/66 A MAN AND A WOMAN
10/13/67 THE SUCKER
11/10/67 THIS SPECIAL FRIENDSHIP
12/22/67 THE STRANGER
03/01/68 THE TREASURE OF SAN GENNARO
03/29/68 BENJAMIN
05/31/68 THE LONG DAY’S DYING
06/28/68 INADMISSIBLE EVIDENCE
07/26/68 THE STRANGE AFFAIR
08/16/68 THE VIOLENT FOUR
08/30/68 PARIS IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST
10/11/68 ROMEO AND JULIET
08/10/69 OH! WHAT A LOVELY WAR
12/24/69 GOODBYE, COLUMBUS/ IF…
02/18/70 THE MOLLY MAGUIRES
02/25/70 TROPIC OF CANCER
04/01/70 ROMEO AND JULIET
04/22/70 BROTHERLY LOVE
06/03/70 THE MAGIC GARDEN OF STANLEY SWEETHEART
07/08/70 HOROSCOPE
07/15/70 THE BOYS IN THE BAND
07/29/70 SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
10/14/70 FIRST LOVE
12/02/70 HOMER
12/30/70 I LOVE MY …WIFE…?

I want to point out that this website is really buggy, never responds and I have been trying to post this for several days.
Also, finding the Paris on this website has become a journey. Get your act together, this the Radio City music Hall of Arthouses and the damn Patis is still there showing movies! SUPPORT THE LIVING CINEMA!!!

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez commented about Utah Theater Cancels 'Brokeback Mountain' on Jan 13, 2006 at 11:09 am

Vokoban,
I did a little research into “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”.

From the New York Times, March 7, 1968
“Police armed with riot equipment moved into a section of Hamilton (Ohio) tonight and quelled an outbreak by young Negroes who shattered store windows. Police said the outbreak was apparently the aftermath of picketing here earlier at the Main Theater by 10 members of the United Klans of America.”

From Director Stanley Kramer also in the NYT.
“The primary objection to “Guess who…” was the fact that the film was made in the first place…The problem isn’t the south at all: except for the smaller communities. It’s in the North, the site of the big city ghetto. And the film has been doing smashing business everywhere including Atlanta, New Orleans, and all points south…the seeds of the next revolution are planted during this one.”

No theatre seems to have been lame enough to ban “Guess who…”

I can only find one case where a Stanley Kramer film was banned. That was BLESS THE BEASTS & CHILDREN. That was at …wait for it… Brigham Young University, Salt Lake City. That film was banned for being “too real for our people”
(NYT Aug 12, 1971)

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez commented about Utah Theater Cancels 'Brokeback Mountain' on Jan 13, 2006 at 9:00 am

I don’t think anyone could argue those points. Some markets just don’t work with some films and some movies have no second run life. This is a mainstream theatre, a mainstream film, and a relatively major American City we are talking about. If the Megaplex passed on NINE SONGS, THE SQUID AND THE WHALE or even LATTER DAYS no one would have commented. Those films have a hard time at the multiplex outside of certain upmarket areas. This film is selling out in El Paso, Texas. Are we to understand El Paso is more sophisticated than SLC?

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez commented about Utah Theater Cancels 'Brokeback Mountain' on Jan 12, 2006 at 8:42 am

“No, I will never accept homosexuality as normal when it is going to take the life of my brother.”

Jnj, since this will be the first ever recorded case of death by homosexuality, I think we all know what name to call this.

Your brother has a good reason to hate Christians with you as a voice box and Megaplex to justify your sick lifestyle.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez commented about Utah Theater Cancels 'Brokeback Mountain' on Jan 10, 2006 at 9:51 pm

Forget the gay issue. It is wrong for a theatre to moralize content. They should let the public make that choice based on ratings and reviews. By banning this film this cinema should now be forced to justify showing HOSTEL, and all the other sex and violence Hollywood epics it has shown. That is the price you pay for entering the slippery slope of moral hypocrisy. If this had happened on the coasts we wouldn’t be so suspicious of religious fascism. It is happening just were we suspected the apex of American stupidity might lie.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez commented about Utah Theater Cancels 'Brokeback Mountain' on Jan 10, 2006 at 8:49 am

Since Salt Lake City and Larry Miller are so progressive and the Megaplex already showed the very gay CHICKEN LITTLE and RENT then must must only assume the obvious.

Larry Miller and SLC hate cowboys!
Boycott westerns! Boycott westerns!

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez commented about Beekman Theatre on Jan 9, 2006 at 10:05 am

The December 22 opening ad says “due to critic and audience demand”. I suspect they changed their mind when the response was good enough to brave the holiday competition.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez commented about Beekman Theatre on Jan 9, 2006 at 6:19 am

Great memory, Ed! FRANCES opened at the Cinema One on December 3 for the one week Oscar qualifying run, then reopened at the BEEKMAN for Christmas. The BEEKMAN also often played move-overs from the Cinema I & II, Baronet and Coronet as all distributors preferred to open on that block.

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AlAlvarez commented about Beekman Theatre on Jan 9, 2006 at 3:15 am

Yes astrocks, I worked for Cineplex at the Fresh Meadows and then as District Manager for lower Manhattan and Brooklyn until the mid-nineties. I also lived over the Waverly for several years.

Forrest136, these lists are compiled from the New York Times. No, I don’t live in a library, but I have compiled some over the years and have a historical NYT online subscription through Proquest. It’s expensive but it’s like time travel at times.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez commented about Plaza Theatre on Jan 7, 2006 at 10:54 am

Ed, NOT A LOVE STORY, the feminist anti-porn documentary with all the porn scenes plate dthe 57th St. Playhouse in June 1982. The PLAZA was showing an extended run of the hit DIVA.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez commented about Beekman Theatre on Jan 7, 2006 at 10:25 am

Beekman Filmography continued…
dates may be off by five days.

02/17/71 LITTLE MURDERS
05/19/71 RED SKY AT MORNING
06/16/71 THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS
07/07/71 TWO-LANE BLACKTOP
07/28/71 DIARY OF A MAD HOUSEWIFE/ I LOVE MY WIFE?
08/04/71 THE BANK DICK/ NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK
08/11/71 ANNE OF THE THOUSAND DAYS
08/18/71 THE HIRED HAND
09/01/71 SOUL TO SOUL
09/08/71 ROOM SERVICE/ YELLOW SUBMARINE
09/15/71 AT THE CIRCUS/ A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
09/22/71 A DAY AT THE RACES/ THE BIG STORE
09/29/71 LONG AGO, TOMORROW
12/15/71 MADE FOR EACH OTHER
08/03/72 DUCK SOUP/ HORSE FEATHERS
22/03/72 THE SORROW AND THE PITY
10/05/72 WHAT’S UP, DOC?
28/06/72 PORTNOY’S COMPLAINT
09/08/72 NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD/ INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS
16/08/72 CARNAL KNOWLEDGE/ DARLING
23/08/72 FELLINI SATYRICON/ THE PASSION OF ANNA
30/08/72 BED AND BOARD/ CLAIRE’S KNEE
06/09/72 THE BRIDE WORE BLACK/ THE WILD CHILD
13/09/72 Z/ LA FEMME INFIDELE
20/09/72 FACES/ MY NIGHT AT MAUD'S
27/09/72 COOL HAND LUKE/PETULIA
04/10/72 THE GARDEN OF THE FINZI-CONTINIS
11/10/72 A SENSE OF LOSS
08/11/72 PLAY IT AS IT LAYS
13/12/72 THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE
07/02/73 STEELYARD BLUES
07/03/73 THE THIEF WHO CAME TO DINNER
11/04/73 LOVE
18/04/73 STATE OF SIEGE
25/07/73 I COULD NEVER HAVE SEX WITH ANY MAN…
05/09/73 JIMI PLAYS BERKELEY/ YELLOW SUBMARINE
12/09/73 ANNA KARENINA/ PAT & MIKE
19/09/73 SAVE THE CHILDREN
24/10/73 A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
31/10/73 AMERICAN GRAFFITI
19/12/73 THE LAUGHING POLICEMAN
01/16/74 THE EXORCIST
03/27/74 BADLANDS
05/15/74 THE LONG GOODBYE/ THE BIG SLEEP
05/22/74 TWO MEN OF KARAMOJA
05/29/74 GREASER’S PALACE/ TRASH
06/05/74 THE TALL BLONDE MAN WITH ONE RED SHOE/ THE TWO OF US
06/12/74 GIMME SHELTER/ PUTNEY SWOPE
06/19/74 ENDLESS SUMMER/ ON ANY SUNDAY
06/26/74 THE GRAVY TRAIN
07/10/74 SUMMERTIME
07/24/74 CARNAL KNOWLEDGE
08/21/74 BILLY JACK
09/04/74 THE STING
09/25/74 FLESH GORDON
10/09/74 SHANKS
10/30/74 LITTLE MURDERS/ BREWSTER McCLOUD
11/06/74 FELLIN’S 8 ½/ LA STRADA
11/13/74 SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE
12/25/74 THE CONVERSATION
01/01/75 FREEBIE AND THE BEAN
01/29/75 YOU’RE A BIG BOY NOW/ THE RAIN PEOPLE
02/05/75 RAFFERT AND THE GOLD DUST TWINS
03/05/75 SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE
03/26/75 THE YAKUZA
04/30/75 DR. STRANGELOVE/ MORGAN
05/07/75 CALIFORNIA SPLIT/ FAT CITY
05/14/75 A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS/ ELIVIRA MADIGAN
05/21/75 FACES/ MY NIGHT AT MAUD'S
05/23/75 IF…/Z
05/25/75 THE BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE/ THE WILD BUNCH
05/28/75 THE EIGER SANCTION
06/25/75 LOVE AND DEATH
10/01/75 THE HAPPY HOOKER
10/08/75 THE SEDUCTION OF MIMI/ LOVE & LARCENY
10/15/75 ANIMAL CRACKERS/ DUCK SOUP
10/22/75 THE MYSTERY OF KASPER HAUSER
10/29/75 EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF AND GOD AGAINST ALL
11/05/75 DISTANT THUNDER
12/10/75 SPECIAL SECTION
01/21/76 FAREWELL, MY LOVELY/ THE CULPEPPER CATTLE CO.
01/28/76 ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST
02/25/76 DOG DAY AFTERNOON
04/07/76 SWEPT AWAY…/THE SEDUCTION OF MIMI
04/14/76 FACE TO FACE
09/15/76 MURDER BY DEATH
09/22/76 SWEPT AWAY…/ SEVEN BEAUTIES
09/29/76 AMERICA AT THE MOVIES
10/13/76 THE MEMORY OF JUSTICE
11/17/76 LUMIERE
01/26/77 THE SEVEN PERCENT SOLUTION
02/23/77 SEVEN BEAUTIES
03/02/77 SLAP SHOT
06/01/77 WE ALL LOVED EACH OTHER SO MUCH
06/22/77 EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC
07/20/77 SWEPT AWAY…
07/27/77 LA GRANDE BOURGEIOSE
09/28/77 A SPECIAL DAY
12/28/77 THE WORLD' GREATEST LOVER
01/25/78 THE TURNING POINT
03/08/78 AN UNMARRIED WOMAN
08/02/78 NATIONAL LAMPOON’S ANIMAL HOUSE
11/15/78 MAGIC
12/27/78 THE LAST WAVE
02/14/79 QUINTET
02/28/79 COMING HOME
03/21/79 REMEMBER MY NAME
03/28/79 THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY
04/11/79 A PERFECT COUPLE
04/18/79 COMING HOME
05/09/79 THE LAST EMBRACE
05/30/79 BEYOND THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE
06/13/79 THE PROMISE
06/20/79 THE IN-LAWS
08/22/79 SOLDIER OF ORANGE
09/26/79 THE ONION FIELD
11/14/79 THE MAGICIAN OF LUBLIN
12/26/79 STAY AS YOU ARE
02/06/80 ALL THAT JAZZ
05/21/80 LOVE AT FIRST BITE
05/28/80 FRIDAY THE 13TH
06/18/80 ROADIE
07/02/80 SUPERMAN
07/16/80 THE LONG RIDERS
07/30/80 DRESSED TO KILL
10/08/80 OH, GOD! BOOK II
10/22/80 MELVIN AND HOWARD
12/24/80 RAGING BULL
02/11/81 SPETTERS
03/11/81 GLORIA
03/25/81 CUTTER AND BONE
04/01/81 THE JAZZ SINGER
04/15/81 EXCALIBUR
05/27/81 IMPROPER CHANNELS
06/03/81 DIRTY TRICKS/ HOPSCOTCH
06/10/81 EYEWITNESS/ THE STUNTMAN
06/17/81 CLASH OF THE TITANS
07/22/81 ARTHUR
09/23/81 SO FINE
10/28/81 QUARTET
12/02/81 WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY?
01/27/82 ZOOT SUIT
02/03/82 PRINCE OF THE CITY
02/10/82 THE LAST WALTZ
02/17/82 MISSING
04/28/82 THE CHOSEN
07/21/82 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S SEX COMEDY
08/25/82 THE ROAD WARRIOR
10/06/82 THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP
10/20/82 LOVE CHILD
11/17/82 BRIMSTONE AND TREACLE
12/22/82 FRANCES
03/30/83 THE OUTSIDERS
04/27/83 LOCAL HERO
06/08/83 THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS
06/29/83 HAMMET
07/13/83 ZELIG
10/26/83 THE RIGHT STUFF
02/01/84 BROADWAY DANNY ROSE
04/04/84 GREYSTOKE THE LEGEND OF TARZAN
06/06/84 ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA
06/27/84 THE POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE
07/25/84 THE NEVERENDING STORY
08/15/84 THE WOMAN IN RED
09/12/84 UTU
10/03/84 COUNTRY
12/12/84 (CLOSED FOR REMODELLING)
12/19/84 THE RIVER
01/23/85 1984
03/06/85 THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO
06/19/85 SECRET ADMIRER
07/17/85 MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME
08/21/85 AMERICAN FLYERS
09/25/85 PLENTY
10/23/85 TWICE IN A LIFETIME
12/18/85 THE COLOR PURPLE
02/12/86 HANNAH AND HER SISTERS
07/02/86 RUTHLESS PEOPLE
09/24/86 THE NAME OF THE ROSE
11/19/86 EVERY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE
12/03/86 TRUE STORIES
12/24/86 LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
03/18/87 RAISING ARIZONA
06/17/87 THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK
05/08/87 STAKEOUT
09/30/87 THE PRINCESS BRIDE
12/16/87 EMPIRE OF THE SUN
03/02/88 FRANTIC
03/23/88 THE MILAGRO BEANFIELD WAR
06/08/88 FUNNY FARM
06/22/88 THE GREAT OUTDOORS
07/13/88 ARTHUR 2 ON THE ROCKS
08/10/88 CLEAN AND SOBER
09/14/88 MOON OVER PARADOR
09/28/88 GORILLAS IN THE MIST
11/09/88 THE GOOD MOTHER
11/23/88 BUSTER
12/21/88 TALK RADIO
02/22/89 TRUE BELIEVER
03/22/89 TROOP BEVERLY HILLS
04/12/89 THE DREAM TEAM
05/03/89 LISTEN TO ME
05/24/89 HOW I GOT INTO COLLEGE
06/07/89 VAMPIRE’S KISS
07/05/89 THE KARATE KID PART III
07/19/89 WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
10/11/89 OLD GRINGO
11/01/89 DAD
12/13/89 TRIUMPH OF THE SPIRIT
12/27/89 ALWAYS

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez commented about Beekman Theatre on Jan 6, 2006 at 8:41 am

Great guys! I’m a bit of film geek (guess we all are here) and I have compiled things like that over the years. I have most Manhattan Theatres. I will work on the later Beekman dates.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez commented about Strand Theatre on Jan 6, 2006 at 8:04 am

I have SONG OF NORWAY on VHS and it is painful watch. Its sort of like watching THE SOUND OF MUSIC scenery with polka tunes and no plot.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez commented about Strand Theatre on Jan 6, 2006 at 8:00 am

I have SONG OF NORWAY on VHS and it is painful watch. Its sort of like watching THE SOUND OF MUSIC scenery with polka tunes and no plot.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez commented about Strand Theatre on Jan 6, 2006 at 7:57 am

I have SONG OF NORWAY on VHS and it is painful watch. Its sort of like watching THE SOUND OF MUSIC scenery with polka tunes and no plot.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez commented about City Cinemas Village East on Jan 5, 2006 at 9:44 pm

This was not the Fillmore East (also known as The Saint) although that location was also pegged to be a Cineplex Odeon multiplex at one time. That location was further south on second avenue near the Hell’s Angels headquarters.

The local authorities' reluctance to allow a second avenue entrance and the financial problems of CPO delayed the once active project until it died.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez commented about Beekman Theatre on Jan 5, 2006 at 1:05 pm

In its early days the Beekman failed to secure many first runs since the upper east side was not yet established as the best place to open a new film.

The BEEKMAN did not become an established “sure-seater” (the name for specialty arthouses then) until over six years later when Jules Dassin’s HE WHO MUST DIE became a five month hit forever establishing the BEEKMAN as a first-run of choice.

Below are the programs of the fifties and sixties. Further to the titles below, THE SORROW AND THE PITY was a highlight in March 1972.

In February 1974 The BEEKMAN joined Cinema One, Paris, Plaza and the Paramount (Columbus Circle) in THE EXORCIST run.

Although the BEEKMAN never showed ANNIE HALL first run (that distinction goes to the Baronet, Little Carnegie and 34th St. East) it did join the LOVE AND DEATH in June 1975, also at the Sutton and Paramount.

04/25/52 NEVER TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER
07/18/52 FRANCHISE AFFAIR
07/25/52 EDWARD AND CAROLINE
08/01/52 DIPLOMATIC COURIER
08/08/52 LAUGHTER IN PARADISE
08/15/52 THE CLOUDED YELLOW
08/22/52 CITY LIGHTS/ ROYAL JOURNEY
08/29/52 THE ADVENTURESS
09/05/52 LAST HOLIDAY
09/12/52 WAYS OF LOVE
09/19/52 THE QUEEN OF SPADES
09/26/52 LAST HOLIDAY
10/03/52 THE SPIDER AND THE FLY
10/10/52 DEAD OF NIGHT
10/17/52 ON APPROVAL
10/24/52 BLACK NARCISSUS/I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING
10/31/52 THE BERLINER
11/21/52 UNDER THE RED SEA
01/09/53 CASTLE IN THE AIR
01/30/53 WHEREVER SHE GOES
02/06/53 A RUN FOR YOUR MONEY /GIGI (1948)
02/13/53 MALTESE FALCON/ BRIEF ENCOUNTER
02/20/53 MARIKA
03/13/53 GLORY AT SEA
03/27/53 THE STORY OF MANDY
04/03/53 THE RED SHOES/ ROYAL JOURNEY
04/10/53 WHITE CORRIDORS/CURTAIN UP
04/17/53 THE SUSPECT/ LADY PANAME
04/24/53 ROAD TO BALI
05/01/53 GREEN FOR DANGER/ NOTORIOUS GENTLEMAN
05/08/53 DULCIMER STREET/ JENNY L'AMOUR
05/15/53 ANNA
05/22/53 THE MAGIC BOX/ ANOTHER SHORE
05/29/53 THE STAR/ TAXI
06/05/53 COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA
06/12/53 KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS/QUARTET
06/19/53 DOUBLE CONFESSION/MURDER WITHOUT CRIME
06/26/53 MISS ROBIN HOOD
07/10/53 MOULIN ROUGE
07/17/53 LAST HOLIDAY/ LAUGHTER IN PARADISE
07/24/53 DEAD OF NIGHT/ HIDDEN ROOM
07/31/53 THE LONG MEMORY
08/14/53 MASK OF THE HIMALAYAS
08/21/53 ON THE RIVIERA/ HERE COMES MR. JORDAN
08/28/53 MLLE. DESIREE
09/04/53 DESPERATE MOMENT
09/25/53 FAN FAN THE TULIP
10/02/53 MAN ON A TIGHTROPE/ PRESIDENT’S LADY
10/09/53 THE BAND WAGON
10/16/53 THE QUIET MAN
10/23/53 GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES
10/30/53 ROME AT 11 O'CLOCK/ AFFAIR IN MONTE CARLO
11/06/53 ROMAN HOLIDAY
11/13/53 THE PASSIONATE SENTRY
11/20/53 THE MOON IS BLUE
11/27/53 STALAG 17
12/04/53 MOGAMBO
12/18/53 DREAM WIFE
12/25/53 THE 39 STEPS

1954- 58 SUB-RUN FEATURES

12/26/58 HE WHO MUST DIE
05/29/59 OF LOVE AND LUST
06/26/59 WILD STRAWBERRIES
11/27/59 THE COUSINS
01/22/60 ROSEMARY
07/08/60 THE SUBTERRANEANS
08/05/60 SONS AND LOVERS
10/14/60 THE FLUTE AND THE ARROW
10/28/60 CONFESS, DR. CORDOBA
11/18/60 THE VIRGIN SPRING
02/10/61 THE FACTS OF LIFE
04/07/61 L'AVVENTURA
06/30/61 ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS
11/03/61 THE DEVIL’S EYE
12/15/61 LA DOLCE VITA
03/16/62 THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY
06/08/62 HAROLD LLOYD’S WORLD OF COMEDY
07/27/62 THE NOTORIOUS LANDLADY
09/28/62 A VERY PRIVATE AFFAIR
11/02/62 BOCCACCIO ‘70
11/16/62 TRIAL AND ERROR
12/21/62 ELECTRA
03/22/63 FOUR DAYS OF NAPLES
05/17/63 WINTER LIGHT
06/28/63 MURDER AT THE GALLOP
09/20/63 THE SUITOR
11/01/63 KNIFE IN THE WATER
12/20/63 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
01/17/64 POINT OF ORDER!
03/06/64 DOULOS, THE FINGER MAN
03/27/64 THE GIVEN WORD
04/10/64 ADORABLE JULIA
04/24/64 LILIES OF THE FIELD/ THE L-SHAPED ROOM
05/01/64 OF STARS AND MEN
05/15/64 SOUTH PACIFIC
05/29/64 RING OF TREASON
06/26/64 THE TROUBLEMAKER
07/17/64 THE BEST MAN/ THE PINK PANTHER
07/31/64 MAFIOSO
08/21/64 MAJOR BARBARA/ TWELFTH NIGHT
08/28/64 TOM JONES/ LOVE WITH THE PROPER STRANGER
09/04/64 BECKET
11/13/64 THE FINEST HOURS
12/25/64 THE GUNS OF AUGUST
01/22/65 ANDY
02/05/65 THE GIRL WITH GREEN EYES/ THE MAN FROM RIO
02/12/65 RED DESERT
04/16/65 FUNNY FACE/ AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
04/23/65 THE PAWNBROKER
07/23/65 CASANOVA '70
10/08/65 BUNNY LAKE IS MISSING
10/29/65 KING RAT
11/19/65 LAUREL AND HARDY’S LAUGHING 20'S
12/17/65 A PATCH OF BLUE
02/25/66 PROMISE HER ANYTHING
03/18/66 BAND OF OUTSIDERS
03/25/66 THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES
04/08/66 THE TROUBLE WITH ANGELS
05/06/66 SHE DONE HIM WRONG/ I’M NO ANGEL
05/20/66 LADY L
08/12/66 GIGI
10/14/66 MISTER BUDDWING
10/28/66 THE LIQUIDATOR
11/18/66 TOKYO OLYMPIAD
12/02/66 THE SHAMELESS OLD LADY
12/16/66 THE QUILLER MEMORANDUM
02/03/67 LA GUERRE EST FINIE
03/10/67 BLOW-UP
06/30/67 THE FAMILY WAY
09/01/67 TO SIR, WITH LOVE
10/06/67 THE PENTHOUSE
11/03/67 THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS
12/15/67 GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER
02/09/68 ULYSSES
02/23/68 THE TWO OF US
06/28/68 A MAN WITH THE BALLOONS
07/26/68 YOUNG TORLESS
08/23/68 HUGS AND KISSES
09/13/68 DEADFALL
09/27/68 THE PRODUCERS
10/18/68 RACHEL, RACHEL
12/20/68 THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE
03/28/69 ASSASSINATION BUREAU
04/23/69 LOLA MONTES
05/28/69 THOSE DARING YOUNG MEN IN THEIR JAUNTY JALOPIES
06/18/69 THE MALTESE BIPPY
07/02/69 BLOW-UP/ DARLING
07/16/69 EASY RIDER
12/10/69 Z
07/01/70 TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME, JUNIE MOON
08/12/70 DIARY OF A MAD HOUSEWIFE
12/09/70 THE CONFESSION

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez commented about Surf Theatre on Dec 12, 2005 at 9:42 pm

Stepale2, it actually switched over the years (for whatever reason) closing as the Normandy in newspaper ads.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez commented about NYC 1984 Newspaper Film Ads on Nov 13, 2005 at 12:01 am

I have a pesonal subscription through Proquest that gives me access to all New York Times from the late 1800’s to about two years ago but I pay over $6000 yearly for it. You can do this but it costs quite a bit as you can see. The pages are trademarked but I can access a specific request if you want me to.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez commented about Strand Theatre on Oct 6, 2005 at 10:00 am

Casablanca was a Thanksgiving release that played at the Hollywood for ten weeks going right through Christmas and New Year and then moving to the Strand for another five weeks. Even at that, five weeks was a long run for the Strand though the Hollywood generally held movies for much longer.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez commented about Normandy Theatre on Aug 28, 2005 at 2:35 am

This cinema was named Normandy in the seventies.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez commented about Roosevelt Theatre on Aug 28, 2005 at 2:20 am

The Roosevelt was once home to the “Quintaphonic Sound” release of LADIES & GENTLEMEN THE ROLLING STONES. The managers at the time invented the gimmick and it seemed to work. I also saw the film version of OH! CALCUTTA here.

During the late 60s and 70s it was a first sub-run double feature house and had some great shows. The Miami Herald ad always announced the following week’s shows so you could plan ahead. WAIT UNTIL DARK and COOL HAND LUKE was one memorable double.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez commented about Lauderhill Theatre on Aug 13, 2005 at 9:41 am

The Lauderhill was down the street from the “16th Street Lauderhill”, both operated by GCC after Loews sold them several Florida sites.