Comments from YMike

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YMike commented about Best Buy Theater on Apr 29, 2004 at 8:10 am

You would think for the prices they charge we would not have to sit through 10+ minutes of commercials. It is really annoying.

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YMike commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Apr 27, 2004 at 5:30 am

Three strip is the only way to see Cinerama. Still remember seeing How The West Was Won in that format. They would have to cut half the seats out of the Ziegfeld to show three strip and they would never do that.

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YMike commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Apr 27, 2004 at 5:30 am

Three strip is the only way to see Cinerama. Still remember seeing How The West Was Won in that format. They would have to cut half the seats out of the Ziegfeld to show three strip and they would never do that.

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YMike commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Apr 27, 2004 at 2:09 am

Any chance they could program some recent classics there. Would love to see a film like Titanic on that big screen. They should try to get the new Harry Potter movie. Bet they could make money showing that film.

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YMike commented about Best Buy Theater on Apr 26, 2004 at 7:27 am

Its a shame that this theatre will be closed. There is nothing like seeing a film in a large single-screen theatre. When the Astor and The State are closed there will be no movie theatres on Broadway in the Times Square area. Very Sad.

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YMike commented about Coliseum Cinemas on Apr 26, 2004 at 2:09 am

The old RKO marquee is gone.

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YMike commented about Earl Theatre on Apr 26, 2004 at 2:08 am

The auditorium has been used for a flea market and snack bar in recent years. Used entrance on Jerome Ave. Not sure if it is in use now.

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YMike commented about Film Forum on Apr 23, 2004 at 2:20 am

When they screened the Donavan Affair they had a full cast reading of the script with sound effects. I was there and it was really something. They just had a 3D festival and it was great to see films in that format.

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YMike commented about Stillwell Theatre on Apr 22, 2004 at 5:34 am

I was in this theatre after it was converted to a roller rink. Originally you could see the theatre ceiling and interior walls. In the mid 1960’s they put in a second floor for a bowling alley and destroyed all the remaining movie decor.

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YMike commented about Stillwell Theatre on Apr 22, 2004 at 2:17 am

Anyone know if this was the theatre that was converted to a roller skating rink. (The Brooklyn Roll-o-Rama)?

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YMike commented about Olympia Cinemas on Apr 21, 2004 at 11:19 am

A great theatre. I saw Titanic there in 1997. Very wide screen. The seats in the upper theatre where on a very steep incline. It was almost like stadium seating.

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YMike commented about Loew's Oriental Theatre on Apr 19, 2004 at 10:49 am

Several years after the Oriental closed NBC filmed several scenes of a made for TV movie outside the theatre. They even put phony movie titles on the marque. You can also see the Oriental during the chase scene from “The French Connection.”

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YMike commented about De-Luxe Theatre on Apr 19, 2004 at 7:52 am

In the early 1960’s they used to run special kids shows on Saturday afternoons. I think they started XXX movies around 1979.

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YMike commented about Benson Twins on Apr 19, 2004 at 7:49 am

I went to this theatre in the 1960’s. It had an orchestra pit that was visible untill the theatre was twinned.