Radio City Music Hall

1260 Avenue of the Americas,
New York, NY 10020

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moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 8, 2011 at 8:42 pm

I just saw a tv commercial earlier this week during Jeopardy on ABC 7 promoting the new Rockette’s Journey prologue before the xmas show, which will make the show a bit longer. This show still attracts fans from all over the world. I’ve seen it like two or three times.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 8, 2011 at 8:42 pm

I just saw a tv commercial earlier this week during Jeopardy on ABC 7 promoting the new Rockette’s Journey prologue before the xmas show, which will make the show a bit longer. This show still attracts fans from all over the world. I’ve seen it like two or three times.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on November 8, 2011 at 8:32 pm

The years do fly by! I remember going with my family to see Disney’s “Robin Hood” at the Hall during the Holiday season of 1973. As a young boy growing up in the 1970’s, I think that I manged to see just about every Easter or Christmas show the Hall presented during those final 8 or 9 years as a cinema.

rcdt55b
rcdt55b on October 20, 2011 at 12:45 pm

The digital projector company will store them in the off season and maintain and repair them, so it works out well. The projectors are using existing windows and portholes.

Vito
Vito on October 20, 2011 at 10:36 am

I am curious why take those machines apart an remove them rather than just cover them wih plastic and leasve them in place. Would they be of no use for anything other than the Christmas show? Also what does the port hole config look like now with those two extra projectors?

Vito
Vito on October 20, 2011 at 10:27 am

Thanks for that, I suppose the same problem exsists for the Hall to show movies from the booth I thought perhaps the light source had improved so that movies could be shown from there even thu we would of course prefer fim:) Still it5 must be impressive to see all 6 of the projectors side by side perhaps a Picture if you can? Tanks again for the info and please keep us informed as it is much appreciated.

rcdt55b
rcdt55b on October 19, 2011 at 11:08 pm

You are correct about Projectors 2,3, and 4. 4 being the primary projector for film screenings. The digital projectors will be removed after the christmas show and put into storage until next year. First mezz will still be used for screening any films on digital, unless they are film (like they should be).

Vito
Vito on October 19, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Projector 5 as I recall was kind of the lost brother of the group with just a 35 projector head. So now if I understand you there is #1 which is straight 35mm followed by 2-3-4 which are 35/70 have I got that right? What will the light source for the additional digital projectors be and can/will they be used in the futute for movie presentations rather than the set up in the first Mezz which was the case in the past. I apprecaite your filling in on this stuff which interests ne a great deal. thanks

rcdt55b
rcdt55b on October 19, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Yes, we did remove projector 5. 2 of the digital projectors are side by side there. The 3rd projector is next door in the spot booth. They will project on the walls and ceiling around the stage.

Vito
Vito on October 19, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Thanks redt55b I appreciate that info. Kndly let us know more about how all that will be incorporated into the show. As to the three digtal projectors in the booth where will they be located and does it mean removal of any of the film projectors to make room for them.

rcdt55b
rcdt55b on October 19, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Yes, there are new digital projectors being installed. 8 on the choral stairs and 3 up in the booth. However, we are still running film for the 3-D. There is a lot of new content for the show this year.

Vito
Vito on October 19, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Hi Mark nice hearing from you Any thing you find out would be appreciated

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 19, 2011 at 11:41 am

there’s no image of the hall, as the picture shows a broken image.

markp
markp on October 19, 2011 at 11:29 am

Hi Vito. Mark P. here, or as I was known before the new CT, movie534. Hope you are well. My wife is going to be working the show again as wardrobe, and got a letter detailing the changes to the show. My guess would be they got a digital projector installed, but thats just a guess. She will find out more when she goes in on the 31st.

Vito
Vito on October 18, 2011 at 5:26 pm

We have seen the ads for the new Christamas show and I wondered if anyone working the Hall would be kind enough to tell us more about what to expect with the shows “new digital technologhy” and what if anything will be going on the the original booth Many thanks

AGRoura
AGRoura on October 9, 2011 at 10:18 pm

It is JOLSON, not Joltson, Momoviebuff82, I am correct, Al Jolson.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 9, 2011 at 8:57 pm

you mean jolston story, agroura.

AGRoura
AGRoura on October 9, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Correction: Story.

AGRoura
AGRoura on October 9, 2011 at 8:55 pm

The Jolson Storu and its sequel were fantastic. Larry Parks did not look like Jolson but he caputred his movemets. His eyes on closeups were just like Jolson’s. He was terrific. It is a shame he died young and was accused of being a comunist. Larry Parks was a great.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 18, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Imagine if the Lion King returned in 3D for its premiere at this theater lol.

AGRoura
AGRoura on August 28, 2011 at 12:36 am

Moviebuff82: Broadway shows, concerts, etc., will not go on tonight. Presumably, any event at RCMH will be rescheduled. Remember the City has closed own, no mass transit. Even if tourists are within walking distance of Broadway, authorities are telling people not to go out. Streets are deserted in my neighborhood, Upper West Side.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 27, 2011 at 10:43 pm

i wonder if this place will close tonight and tomorrow due to irene…..such a structure will withstand damage.

Simon L. Saltzman
Simon L. Saltzman on August 27, 2011 at 10:17 pm

“Rebecca” (March 28 – May 8)and “The Philadelphia Story” (Dec. 26 – Feb. 5) were the first films to run for six weeks in 1940. Up until then “Snow White…” held the record with five weeks in 1938. “The Philadelphia Story,” however, with its opening week gross of $130,000 did not break the one week gross of $134,800 set by “Top Hat” in 1934 and played 3 weeks.

Vito
Vito on August 18, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Thanks for thjat responce New Yorker 68 I have since learned that was the case with the curtain not being used during the perfomance. I was glad to hear however that it is closed prior to the show begins and raised at the start, at least the audience is not subjectd to an open curtain befoe the show begins.

Simon L. Saltzman
Simon L. Saltzman on August 15, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Jay, The general rule to warrant a holdover during the 1950s was that $88,000 had to be reached by early Sunday evening. You didn’t have to be rocket scientist however to know from the opening day how long a film might play. As you know, a four or five week run was more typical, films opening during the summer tended to last longer and gross more.