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Curiously, the first arrivals shown in the newsreel of the “Streetcar Named Desire” premiere are Mary Pickford and husband Charles “Buddy” Rogers, but their names go unannounced. Did the commentator fail to recognize the legendary “America’s Sweetheart?”
In 1937, the Rockettes rehearse on stage at RCMH before sailing to Europe to perform at the Paris Exposition:
A recent view of the drastically changed exterior of the Queens Theatre can be seen near the end of this two-part article of a tour of Jamaica Avenue. Earlier on, the Merrick and Loew’s Valencia can also be found:
“Molly Brown” comes home: British Pathe
B&W newsreel footage of the 1950 world premiere of WB’s “Bright Leaf” can be viewed here:
Here’s an exterior view of the orginal Ziegfeld Theatre:
Stars converge for the 1957 premiere of “Raintree County” in the new MGM Camera 65 process: British Pathe
When the Center was converted into a TV studio, I believe that the main floor was stripped of seats. For shows that were presented before a “live” audience, the guests sat upstairs in the mezzanine. I doubt if more than 500-750 tickets were issued for any show.
The Google Maps view needs to be corrected. It currently displays the back end of the theatre on West 55th Street.
This theatre seems to be registered twice at CT with the same address but with different spellings:
Which is correct?
The site is currently occupied by an Apple Store. The Google Maps street view shows the Apple Store while still under construction…Status of the cinema needs to be changed from “Closed” to “Demolished.”
Status needs to be changed from “Closed” to “Demolished.”
Here’s a corrected link to newsreel coverage of the “Breakthrough” premiere:
A legendary streetcar comes to Beverly Hills:
Here’s a corrected link to the 1939 B&W newsreel comverage.
Please note that the Crown Theatre doesn’t seem to have a listing at Cinema Treasures:
I think that the “remove” option is sort of a replacement for the former “preview,” which allowed us to proofread our message before posting. Now, you have to post it without “preview,” but you can immediately delete it if you’re not satisfied. Then start a new one if you wish.
Here’s a link to B&W newsreel coverage of waiting lines for the 1945 Christmas Show:
Thanks, Monika, I’ll check that out…I tried charting the address via Map Quest and got a correct view very quickly.
Perhaps CT should consider dropping Google Maps and replacing it with Map Quest. Even when correct (or corrected), the Google views often seem to be well past “sell date.”
This is the store currently using the site. The address ia apparently correct, yet Google Maps shows nowhere near that:
The Google Maps view is incorrect, but with no option to “correct.” The Tivoli site was further south on 8th Avenue, now occupied by a Rite-Aid Store. The Blockbuster store is north of Rite-Aid.
The zip code for 37-80 Junction Blvd. is correctly listed here as 11368, according to the USPS website. So the cause of the problem with the Google View must be something else. Perhaps “37-80” has an error. The number “80” does seem a bit high for a building close to a corner. Does anyone know the name of the store currrently using the site? It must have a phone number that could be called for the address.
It’s possible that the zip code in the CT listing for the Corona Theatre is incorrect. I found that to be the case with Google Maps views for the Merrick in Jamaica and the Parsons in Flushing. Someone “corrected” those views wrongly, and they apparently can’t be corrected again.
Introductory Google Maps view shows the secondary Seventh Avenue side of the Winter Garden. The main entrance and main marquee are on Broadway.