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I thank Al A. and NYer for their replies. I’m guessing
the two films mentioned in the ½/69 VV ad were soft
core or exploitation films and not actual porn but still
I suppose they were considered the “porn” of their day.
so I’m guessing that the theater went “adult” per se
around the mid60s after being closed up even for a
relatively short period of time. I say this because I
can’t believe it was showing a 3rd run neighborhood engagement of a studio film that played say the Loew’s
State or Criterion a few months before one week then
the next week was showing “adult” films.
a question pertaining to the recent closing of both
the Sunshine and nearby Lincoln Plaza cinemas. while
I have been to the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s
two theaters- the Walter Reade and Bruin Monroe
I never remember either one ever showing what I would
call an A level low budget American indie or foreign
language film. for instance Darkest Hour, Wonder
Wheel or Hostiles were among the last films to play the Lincoln Plaza. so do you think the Reade and the
Bruin Monroe will now start booking the A level low
budget American indies and prominent foreign
language that normally would have played only at the
Lincoln Plaza and Sunshine?
in terms of Al A.’s question. by “regular” film
I mean a studio film having a 3rd run neighborhood
engagement. or possibly a low budget American indie.
also a foreign language film. in fact I should have
just asked what was the last non-porn film to play
does anyone know the last regular film to play
this theater? I doubt it was playing a 3rd run
neighborhood engagement of a big studio film one
week than playing adult films the next week.
are the Nederlenders still going thru with their
plan to raise the theater 2 stories?
in my Jan. 16 comment i meant to say i found “noevidence”.
in reference to cmbussmann’s Dec. 20 comment. I saw
Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool last weekend and
found evidence of said dinginess, musty and
how long will The Phantom Thread be shown in 70MM and
how will the program be available?
if the free The Phantom Thread program is 24 pages
that must be a record for a free giveaway brochure.
the brochure handed out free when I saw Victoria
and Abdul at the Paris was 4 pages but elegantly
and beautifully designed.
do you mean The Phantom Thread had an actual
souvenir program for purchase or was it really
a free brochure like the one the Paris handed
out during the run of Victoria and Abdul?
I was shocked to learn the nearby Lincoln Plaza
Cinema is closing at the end of January because the
landlord say construction work is necessary on the
30 year old building. the article i read said the
Lincoln Plaza was also getting competition from the
more recent Bruin Monroe Film Center opposite
Julliard. i have been to both theaters and don’t
remember the 6 year old Bruin Monroe Film Center ever playing what can best be called major low budget
indies and foreign films. as an example- I don’t
remember the Bruin Monroe Film Center ever playing
a low budget indie or foreign film on the same level
as the Lincoln Plaza’s current films- Mudbound,
Wonder Wheel or Darkest Hour.
anyone who actually believes the owners will re-open
it as a cinema once the alleged necessary construction
is done are fooling themselves.
i don’t see how this theater has had competition
from the more recent Bruin Monroe Film Center across
from Julliard? the films that play the Lincoln
Plaza can best be called major low budget indies
and foreign films. i don’t remember the Bruin Monroe
Film Center ever playing a major low budget indie.
as an example- i don’t remember the Bruin Monroe
Film Center ever playing films on the same level as
the Lincoln Plaza’s current films- Darkest Hour,
Wonder Wheel or Mudbound.
do we really need another upscale boutique for
The Last Jedi won’t be in the Loew’s auditorium?
I thank Al A. for his reply. but there is one
equation I guess you would call it that I still
don’t understand. I can’t tell you how many
big highly promoted films I’ve seen on opening
weekend where the auditorium was rather sparsely
filled. and when I hear the film had a BIG
opening weekend I go Where? then when I see a
big highly promoted film on opening weekend
and the auditorium is packed I expect the film
to have a huge opening weekend but it flops.
I don’t get it.
I thank moviebuff82 for your reply. I thought it was
a wayyyyy better film than either MOS or BVS so go
figure. but I don’t the audience size/opening weekend
numbers. I have seen big highly promoted films
here where right before the film actually begins
I can tell there are very few people in the auditorium.
so I figure the opening weekend will be on the
downside yet it makes a truckload of $$$. likewise I
have seen big highly promoted films here where the
auditorium was packed and the crowd waiting for the
next showing was substantial yet the film had a
disappointing opening weekend. I don’t get it.
I thank Mikeoaklandpark for his reply but I should
have been more exact in my question. I should have
said I am referring to actual engagements not special
quickie engagements before a film opens wide. that
would also exclude Anastasia from 1997.
a question. I liked Justice League wayyyyyyyyy
better than Warner’s first two films in its reboot
of the Superman franchise- Man of Steel and Superman
vs Batman: Dawn of Justice. in fact the auditorium
I saw it in was maybe not sold out but rather well
filled. the crowd in the waiting area for the next
show was a damn good size too. so Mon. morning when I read in a Yahoo news blurb that the film “stumbled”
I was surprised considering the two crowds noted
above. then this morning I read the opening weekend
was $96 mil. how is that “stumbling”?
I apologize for asking this question again but
I can’t remember what the answer was. what was
the last big studio film to have an exclusive
1st run engagement at the Ziegfeld?
one’s memory can play tricks on you but and there’s
always a but. when the 1st Cinerama film This Is
Cinerama was released the Spring of 1973 I could
swear the Ziegfeld used a curved screen. yet a
comment says the re-issue was shown on a flat screen.
I thank xbs2034 for their reply. but I’m still
wondering if I were sitting in the theater watching
it what difference would I notice? I figure there
must be some significant difference if they’re
bothering to theatrically release it.
since i’m guessing it will play here does anyone
know what’s distinctive/different about the
remastered Titanic that will be released the first
week of Dec.?
what thehorror13’s post fails to mention is the
uncomfortably small size of the men’s room. i am
surprised they didn’t expand it during the 2000
tri-plexing. i can’t believe it meets the NYC
Building Code standards.