Ziegfeld Theatre

141 West 54th Street,
New York, NY 10019

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markp
markp on May 10, 2016 at 2:53 pm

Great job. Still cant believe its gone. Many great movies played there over its lifetime

Coate
Coate on May 10, 2016 at 11:16 am

As requested, I’m re-posting the list of films that played here since the website redesign a few years ago has caused the original formatting to go haywire and because the original list is now buried among several pages of comments and because other, similar lists are less-detailed. So here’s a fresh version with improved layout and formatting. The 2000-2016 period is a work-in-progress and requires additional research/vetting and so for now only the titles are listed without any supporting details.

On a related note, I’ve also recently posted revised-and-updated listings for the Astor Plaza as well as San Francisco’s Northpoint and Phoenix’s Cine Capri.

THE ZIEGFELD, 1969-2016

Ziegfeld Theatre
141 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019

Ownership Timeline:
Walter Reade: 1969-1987
Cineplex Odeon: 1987-1998
Loews Cineplex: 1998
Clearview: 1998-1999
Bow Tie: 2013-2016

The duration of each engagement, measured in weeks, has been included in parenthesis following each title. With a few exceptions, the filmography excludes un-promoted and one-off events (i.e. trade screenings, test screenings, sneak previews, private screenings). Roadshows (i.e. reserved-seat and/or reserved-performance engagements) listed in bold.

1969-12-17 … MAROONED (9 weeks) (70mm)

1970-02-18 … GONE WITH THE WIND (1) (70mm)
1970-02-25 … DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1) (70mm)
1970-03-04 … THE BIBLE (1) (70mm)
1970-03-11 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1) (70mm)
1970-03-18 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (6) (70mm)
1970-05-01 … WAR AND PEACE PART I (1)
1970-05-08 … WAR AND PEACE PART II (1)
1970-05-15 … WAR AND PEACE PART I (1)
1970-05-22 … WAR AND PEACE PART II (1)
1970-05-29 … ZIEGFELD GIRL / THE GREAT ZIEGFELD / ZIEGFELD FOLLIES (2)
1970-06-10 … THE SAND PEBBLES (2)
1970-06-24 … GONE WITH THE WIND (1) (70mm)
1970-07-01 … THE BOATNIKS (4)
1970-07-29 … AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS / WEST SIDE STORY (2)
1970-08-12 … SOLDIER BLUE (8)
1970-10-07 … A HARD DAY’S NIGHT / HELP! / YELLOW SUBMARINE / LET IT BE (2)
1970-10-21 … A NIGHT AT THE OPERA / A DAY AT THE CIRCUS / A DAY AT THE RACES / THE BIG STORE (2)
1970-11-04 … theater closed (1)
1970-11-09 … RYAN’S DAUGHTER (33) (70mm)

1971-06-30 … PETER RABBIT AND TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER (4) (stereo)
1971-07-30 … CLEOPATRA (2) (70mm)
1971-08-11 … KLUTE (1)
1971-08-18 … THE ANDERSON TAPES (1)
1971-08-25 … BANANAS (1)
1971-09-01 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY / YELLOW SUBMARINE (2)
1971-09-15 … theater closed (14)
1971-12-22 … STAR SPANGLED GIRL (5)

1972-01-26 … theater closed (3)
1972-02-13 … CABARET (26)
1972-08-11 … WOODSTOCK (1) (stereo)
1972-08-18 … WAR AND PEACE (1)
1972-08-23 … theater closed (3)
1972-09-15 … BLACKBOARD JUNGLE / ROCK ROCK ROCK / THE WILD ONE / JAILHOUSE ROCK / THE THING (1)
1972-09-22 … theater closed (3)
1972-10-15 … FELLINI’S ROMA (8)
1972-12-10 … SLEUTH (12)

1973-03-28 … I AM A DANCER (6)
1973-05-11 … THIS IS CINERAMA (14) (70mm)
1973-08-17 … ROMEO AND JULIET (9)
1973-10-19 … FROM THE MIXED-UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER (2)
1973-10-31 … theater closed (7)
1973-12-19 … THE DAY OF THE DOLPHIN (16) (stereo)

1974-04-15 … LADIES & GENTLEMEN, THE ROLLING STONES (3) (Quadraphonic)
1974-05-10 … theater closed (2)
1974-05-23 … THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT! (18) (70mm)
1974-09-27 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (7) (70mm)
1974-11-15 … EARTHQUAKE (18) (Sensurround)

1975-03-18 … TOMMY (14) (Quintaphonic)
1975-06-25 … ROLLERBALL (8) (70mm)
1975-08-21 … THE JOLSON STORY (2) (70mm)
1975-09-05 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (3) (70mm)
1975-09-24 … GIVE ’EM HELL, HARRY! (2)
1975-10-10 … LISZTOMANIA (4) (Dolby)
1975-11-05 … CONDUCT UNBECOMING (2)
1975-11-21 … THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (2)
1975-12-05 … theater closed (2)
1975-12-18 … BARRY LYNDON (14)

1976-03-26 … MOSES (7) (Super SpectraSound)
1976-05-16 … THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT, PART II (11) (70mm)
1976-07-28 … THE RETURN OF A MAN CALLED HORSE (8) (70mm)
1976-09-22 … theater closed (2)
1976-10-05 … DERSU UZALA (New York Film Festival screening) (70mm)
1976-10-06 … SOLARIS (4)
1976-11-03 … theater closed (7)
1976-12-25 … A STAR IS BORN (8) (70mm-Dolby)

1977-02-16 … theater closed (15)
1977-06-03 … THE GRATEFUL DEAD MOVIE (3) (stereo)
1977-06-21 … NEW YORK, NEW YORK (9)
1977-08-24 … theater closed (6)
1977-10-07 … TOMMY (6) (70mm)
1977-11-15 … CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (23) (70mm-Dolby)

1978-04-26 … THE LAST WALTZ (12) (Dolby)
1978-07-19 … REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHER (4)
1978-08-16 … GREASE (7) (70mm-Dolby)
1978-10-05 … THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL (6)
1978-11-15 … THE LORD OF THE RINGS (12) (Dolby)

1979-02-09 … MURDER BY DECREE (5)
1979-03-14 … HAIR (10) (Dolby)
1979-05-25 … THE PRISONER OF ZENDA (4)
1979-06-22 … THE MUPPET MOVIE (3) (70mm-Dolby)
1979-07-13 … DRACULA (5) (Dolby)
1979-08-15 … APOCALYPSE NOW (12) (70mm-Dolby)
1979-11-06 … THE ROSE (14) (70mm-Dolby)

1980-02-15 … SATURN 3 (5) (Dolby)
1980-03-21 … APOCALYPSE NOW (4) (70mm-Dolby)
1980-04-17 … THE WATCHER IN THE WOODS (2) (Dolby)
1980-05-02 … FANTASIA (2) (stereo)
1980-05-16 … FAME (5) (70mm-Dolby)
1980-06-20 … CAN’T STOP THE MUSIC (6) (70mm-Dolby)
1980-08-01 … RAISE THE TITANIC (11) (70mm-Dolby)
1980-10-17 … TIMES SQUARE (6) (Dolby)
1980-11-26 … PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS: ROCKSHOW (3) (Dolby)
1980-12-19 … THE JAZZ SINGER (8) (70mm-Dolby)

1981-02-13 … CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND “The Special Edition” (4) (70mm-Dolby)
1981-03-13 … FANTASIA (5) (stereo)
1981-04-17 … LION OF THE DESERT (7) (Dolby)
1981-06-05 … theater closed (3)
1981-06-26 … THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER (6) (Dolby)
1981-08-07 … BEATLEMANIA (2) (Dolby)
1981-08-21 … HONKY TONK FREEWAY (7)
1981-10-09 … theater closed (9)
1981-12-11 … PENNIES FROM HEAVEN (9)

1982-02-12 … QUEST FOR FIRE (5) (70mm-Dolby)
1982-03-19 … VICTOR/VICTORIA (9) (Dolby)
1982-05-21 … AC/DC: LET THERE BE ROCK (3) (Dolby “Wall of Sound”)
1982-06-11 … GREASE 2 (5) (70mm-Dolby)
1982-07-16 … RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (3) (70mm-Dolby)
1982-08-06 … PINK FLOYD: THE WALL (7) (70mm-Dolby)
1982-09-24 … YES, GEORGIO (5) (70mm-Dolby)
1982-10-29 … TESS (1) (Dolby)
1982-11-05 … FANTASIA (5) (Dolby)
1982-12-08 … GANDHI (31) (70mm-Dolby)

1983-07-15 … STAYING ALIVE (11) (70mm-Dolby)
1983-09-30 … BRAINSTORM (7) (70mm-Dolby)
1983-11-18 … YENTL (13) (Dolby)

1984-02-17 … FANTASIA (4) (Dolby)
1984-03-16 … A STAR IS BORN (2) (Dolby)
1984-03-30 … ANTARCTICA (5) (Dolby)
1984-05-04 … theater closed (7)
1984-06-22 … THE KARATE KID (12) (Dolby)
1984-09-14 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (2)
1984-09-28 … theater closed (3)
1984-10-19 … THE RAZOR’S EDGE (8) (70mm-Dolby)
1984-12-14 … A PASSAGE TO INDIA (15) (Dolby)

1985-03-29 … KING DAVID (4) (Dolby)
1985-04-26 … theater closed (9)
1985-06-28 … ST. ELMO’S FIRE (2) (Dolby)
1985-07-10 … SILVERADO (6) (70mm-Dolby)
1985-08-23 … GHOSTBUSTERS (7) (70mm-Dolby)
1985-10-11 … FANTASIA (6) (digital sound)
1985-11-22 … WHITE NIGHTS (10) (70mm-Dolby)

1986-01-31 … DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS (7) (Dolby)
1986-03-21 … JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS (4)
1986-04-18 … ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS (6) (70mm-Dolby)
1986-05-30 … theater closed (4)
1986-06-27 … AMERICAN ANTHEM (3) (Dolby)
1986-07-18 … PIRATES (2) (Dolby)
1986-07-30 … FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR (5) (Dolby)
1986-09-05 … theater closed (3)
1986-09-26 … PATHS OF GLORY / FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1 day)
1986-09-27 … BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ / I WALK ALONE (1 day)
1986-09-28 … ELMER GANTRY / ALONG THE GREAT DIVIDE (1 day)
1986-09-29 … ACE IN THE HOLE / SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (1 day)
1986-09-30 … LUST FOR LIFE / THE PROFESSIONALS (1 day)
1986-10-01 … DETECTIVE STORY / THE CRIMSON PIRATE (1 day)
1986-10-02 … TOUGH GUYS (7) (70mm-Dolby)
1986-11-21 … theater closed (1)
1986-11-26 … NUTCRACKER (5) (70mm-Dolby)
1986-12-31 … WISDOM (3) (Dolby)

1987-01-23 … theater closed (1)
1987-01-30 … OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE (6) (Dolby)
1987-03-13 … HEAT (3)
1987-04-03 … theater closed (1)
1987-04-10 … THREE FOR THE ROAD (1)
1987-04-17 … theater closed (4)
1987-05-15 … ISHTAR (5)
1987-06-19 … ROXANNE (7) (Dolby)
1987-08-06 … WHO’S THAT GIRL (3) (70mm-Dolby)
1987-08-28 … THE FOURTH PROTOCOL (6) (Dolby)
1987-10-08 … HAIL! HAIL! ROCK ’N’ ROLL (4) (Dolby)
1987-11-06 … CRY FREEDOM (10) (70mm-Dolby)

1988-01-15 … GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM (9) (70mm-Dolby)
1988-03-18 … D.O.A. (4) (Dolby)
1988-04-15 … APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH (2)
1988-04-29 … POWAQQATSI (8) (Dolby SR)
1988-06-22 … WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (7) (70mm-Dolby)
1988-08-12 … THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST (15) (70mm-Dolby from Week #4)
1988-11-23 … COCOON: THE RETURN (7) (70mm-Dolby)

1989-01-13 … TALK RADIO (4) (Dolby)
1989-02-08 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (20) (70mm-Dolby SR)
1989-06-30 … THE KARATE KID PART III (6) (Dolby)
1989-08-09 … THE ABYSS (5) (70mm-Dolby)
1989-09-15 … SEA OF LOVE (6) (Dolby)
1989-10-24 … THE BEAR (8) (70mm-Dolby)
1989-12-20 … BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY (9) (70mm-Dolby SR)

1990-02-23 … MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON (8) (70mm-Dolby)
1990-04-20 … CHATTAHOOCHIE (4) (Dolby)
1990-05-18 … BIRD ON A WIRE (6) (Dolby)
1990-06-27 … DAYS OF THUNDER (6) (70mm-Dolby)
1990-08-10 … FLATLINERS (5) (70mm-Dolby)
1990-09-14 … POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE (5) (Dolby)
1990-10-19 … WHITE PALACE (4) (Dolby)
1990-11-16 … HOME ALONE (3) (Dolby)
1990-12-07 … EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (9) (70mm-Cinema Digital Sound)

1991-02-08 … SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY (3) (Dolby SR)
1991-03-01 … THE DOORS (8) (70mm-Dolby)
1991-04-26 … SPARTACUS (4) (70mm-Dolby SR)
1991-05-24 … BACKDRAFT (4) (70mm-Dolby)
1991-06-21 … DYING YOUNG (3) (Dolby)
1991-07-12 … CITY SLICKERS (4) (Dolby SR)
1991-08-09 … PURE LUCK (3) (Dolby)
1991-08-30 … THE COMMITMENTS (12) (Dolby SR)
1991-11-22 … FOR THE BOYS (5) (70mm-Dolby)
1991-12-25 … THE PRINCE OF TIDES (5) (Dolby)

1992-01-31 … SHINING THROUGH (3) (70mm-Dolby)
1992-02-21 … RADIO FLYER (2) (Dolby SR)
1992-03-06 … THE LAWNMOWER MAN (4) (Dolby SR)
1992-04-03 … THUNDERHEART (2) (Dolby SR)
1992-04-15 … CITY OF JOY (5) (Dolby)
1992-05-22 … FAR AND AWAY (6) (70mm-Dolby)
1992-07-01 … A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (4) (Dolby SR)
1992-07-31 … DEATH BECOMES HER (8) (Dolby SR)
1992-09-23 … MR. SATURDAY NIGHT (13) (Dolby SR)
1992-12-25 … HOFFA (5) (70mm-Dolby)

1993-01-29 … A FEW GOOD MEN (2) (Dolby SR)
1993-02-12 … GROUNDHOG DAY (5) (Dolby)
1993-03-19 … TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III (5) (Dolby SR)
1993-04-23 … BENNY & JOON (3) (Dolby)
1993-05-14 … LOST IN YONKERS (4) (Dolby SR)
1993-06-11 … JURASSIC PARK (14) (DTS)
1993-09-17 … THE AGE OF INNOCENCE (8) (Dolby SR)
1993-11-10 … CARLITO’S WAY (7) (DTS)
1993-12-25 … HEAVEN & EARTH (6) (Dolby Digital)

1994-02-04 … I’LL DO ANYTHING (6) (Dolby SR)
1994-03-18 … THE REMAINS OF THE DAY (1) (70mm-Dolby)
1994-03-25 … THE PAPER (6) (DTS)
1994-05-06 … THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT! III (6) (DTS)
1994-06-17 … WOLF (4) (Dolby SR)
1994-07-14 … TRUE LIES (10) 70mm-Dolby SR)
1994-09-21 … MY FAIR LADY (1) (70mm-Dolby)
1994-09-30 … THE RIVER WILD (6) (DTS)
1994-11-11 … INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (9) (Dolby SR)

1995-01-13 … LEGENDS OF THE FALL (10) (Dolby SR)
1995-03-24 … THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (2) (Dolby)
1995-04-07 … ROB ROY (7) (DTS)
1995-05-24 … BRAVEHEART (5) (DTS)
1995-06-30 … APOLLO 13 (14) (DTS)
1995-10-07 … STRANGE DAYS (5) (Dolby Digital)
1995-11-10 … TO DIE FOR (2) (Dolby)
1995-11-22 … CASINO (6) (DTS)

1996-01-05 … 12 MONKEYS (6) (DTS)
1996-02-16 … CITY HALL (5) (Dolby)
1996-03-22 … DIABOLIQUE (3) (Dolby Digital)
1996-04-12 … FEAR (5) (DTS)
1996-05-17 … JANE EYRE (2) (Dolby)
1996-05-31 … DRAGONHEART (2) (DTS)
1996-06-14 … MOLL FLANDERS (3) (DTS)
1996-07-03 … INDEPENDENCE DAY (10) (DTS)
1996-09-13 … theater closed (3)
1996-10-06 … VERTIGO (6) (70mm-DTS)
1996-11-15 … THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES (5) (SDDS)
1996-12-20 … GHOSTS OF MISSISSIPPI (6) (SDDS)

1997-01-31 … STAR WARS “Special Edition” (3) (DTS)
1997-02-21 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK “Special Edition” (3) (DTS)
1997-03-14 … RETURN OF THE JEDI “Special Edition” (6) (DTS)
1997-04-25 … VOLCANO (4) (DTS)
1997-05-23 … THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK (12) (DTS)
1997-08-15 … COP LAND (6) (Dolby Digital)
1997-09-26 … THE PEACEMAKER (5) (DTS)
1997-10-31 … RED CORNER (2) (DTS)
1997-11-14 … ANASTASIA (6) (Dolby Digital)
1997-12-25 … THE POSTMAN (3) (SDDS)

1998-01-16 … HARD RAIN (2) (DTS)
1998-01-30 … GREAT EXPECTATIONS (7) (Dolby Digital)
1998-03-20 … PRIMARY COLORS (8) (SDDS)
1998-05-15 … BULWORTH (5) (Dolby Digital)
1998-06-19 … THE X-FILES (5) (DTS)
1998-07-24 … SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (8) (DTS)
1998-09-18 … ONE TRUE THING (2) (DTS)
1998-10-02 … WHAT DREAMS MAY COME (3) (DTS)
1998-10-23 … PLEASANTVILLE (3) (DTS)
1998-11-13 … MEET JOE BLACK (6) (DTS)
1998-12-23 … THE THIN RED LINE (12) (Dolby Digital)

1999-03-19 … RAVENOUS (1) (Dolby Digital)
1999-03-26 … SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (4) (Dolby Digital)
1999-04-23 … PUSHING TIN (4) (Dolby Digital)
1999-05-19 … STAR WARS: EPISODE I—THE PHANTOM MENACE (18) (Dolby Digital)
1999-09-24 … JAKOB THE LIAR (3) (SDDS)
1999-10-15 … THE STORY OF US (6) (DTS)
1999-11-24 … END OF DAYS (3) (DTS)
1999-12-17 … ANNA AND THE KING (7) (Dolby Digital)

2000
SIMPATICO
DIAMONDS
THE INSIDER
AMERICAN BEAUTY
GLADIATOR
TITAN A.E.
ME, MYSELF AND IRENE
X-MEN
THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Sing-a-long)
ALMOST FAMOUS
THE CONTENDER
MEN OF HONOR
CAST AWAY

2001
HANNIBAL
THE MEXICAN
ENEMY AT THE GATES
ALONG CAME A SPIDER
DRIVEN
MOULIN ROUGE!
ATLANTIS: THE LOST EMPIRE
DR. DOLITTLE 2
A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
PLANET OF THE APES
FUNNY GIRL
DON’T SAY A WORD
BANDITS
MONSTERS, INC.
OCEAN’S ELEVEN

2002
BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF
RETURN TO NEVER LAND
WE WERE SOLDIERS
ICE AGE
HIGH CRIMES
LIFE OR SOMETHING LIKE IT
STAR WARS: EPISODE II—ATTACK OF THE CLONES
ROAD TO PERDITION
METROPOLIS
MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (70mm-DTS)
THE RING
THE SANTA CLAUSE 2
SOLARIS
CHICAGO

2003
X2
DOWN WITH LOVE
2 FAST 2 FURIOUS
HULK
THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN
LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER: THE CRADLE OF LIFE
OPEN RANGE
THE WAY WE WERE
BROTHER BEAR
MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
THE LAST SAMURAI
COLD MOUNTAIN

2004
MYSTIC RIVER
MIRACLE
HIDALGO
THE ALAMO
MAN ON FIRE
THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW
THE TERMINAL
I, ROBOT
THE VILLAGE
COLLATERAL
VANITY FAIR
SHARK TALE
SURVIVING CHRISTMAS
THE POLAR EXPRESS
OCEAN’S TWELVE
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

2005
RAGING BULL
CONSTANTINE
ROBOTS
SAHARA
THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
STAR WARS: EPISODE III—REVENGE OF THE SITH
WAR OF THE WORLDS
THE ISLAND
THE GREAT RAID
THE SKELETON KEY
THE BAXTER
FLIGHTPLAN
ELIZABETHTOWN
RENT
THE PRODUCERS

2006
TRISTAN AND ISOLDE
ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN
SCARY MOVIE 4
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III
OVER THE HEDGE
CARS
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST
WORLD TRADE CENTER
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
CASINO ROYALE
DREAMGIRLS

2007
ZODIAC
MEET THE ROBINSONS (3-D)
SPIDER-MAN 3
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END
RATATOUILLE
HAIRSPRAY
PORGY & BESS
BLADE RUNNER
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
BEE MOVIE
ENCHANTED
SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET

2008
HANNAH MONTANA AND MILEY CYRUS: BEST OF BOTH WORLDS CONCERT (3-D)
THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
SHINE A LIGHT
IRON MAN
INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL
KIT KITTREDGE: AN AMERICAN GIRL
HANCOCK
MAMMA MIA!
TROPIC THUNDER
RIGHTEOUS KILL
THE GODFATHER/THE GODFATHER PART II
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR
QUANTUM OF SOLACE
CHE
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON

2009
CORALINE
THE JONAS BROTHERS: THE 3D CONCERT EXPERIENCE (3-D)
MONSTERS VS. ALIENS
THE SOLOIST
STAR TREK
UP
TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN
HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE
G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
FAME
AMELIA
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG
NINE

2010
SHUTTER ISLAND
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
CLASH OF THE TITANS
OCEANS
IRON MAN 2
SEX AND THE CITY 2
TOY STORY 3
INCEPTION
EAT PRAY LOVE
THE AMERICAN
WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS
METROPOLIS
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
TRUE GRIT

2011
THE KING’S SPEECH
LIMITLESS
ARTHUR
THOR
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES
SUPER 8
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2
THE HELP
THE LION KING (3-D)
THE IDES OF MARCH
PUSS IN BOOTS
IMMORTALS
HUGO (3-D)
WAR HORSE

2012
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (3-D)
THE IRON LADY
STAR WARS: EPISODE I—THE PHANTOM MENACE (3-D)
ACT OF VALOR
JOHN CARTER
THE HUNGER GAMES
ROCK FILM FESTIVAL
THE BEATLES: THE LOST CONCERT
SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN
ROCK OF AGES
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
THE BOURNE LEGACY
SLEEPWALK WITH ME
THE MASTER (70mm-Datasat)
ARGO
LIFE OF PI
LES MISERABLES

2013
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
LINCOLN
OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL
42
THE GREAT GATSBY
MAN OF STEEL
THE LONE RANGER
MONSTER’S UNIVERSITY / THE LONE RANGER
THE WOLVERINE
ELYSIUM
ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US
THE BIT PLAYER
PRISONERS
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

2014
12 YEARS A SLAVE
NOAH
RIO 2
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
JERSEY BOYS
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
THE DROP
THE MAZE RUNNER
GONE GIRL
INTERSTELLAR (70mm-Datasat)
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1
EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS
INTO THE WOODS

2015
BIRDMAN
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY
THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT
FURIOUS 7
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
TOMORROWLAND
JURASSIC WORLD
TERMINATOR GENISYS
ANT-MAN
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—ROGUE NATION
THE MARTIAN
SPECTRE
STAR WARS: EPISODE VII—THE FORCE AWAKENS

The information contained in this article was principally referenced from microfilm of The New York Times, Variety and Village Voice.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on April 27, 2016 at 10:07 am

How about reposting it now? So we don’t have to dig through the archives….

Coate
Coate on April 27, 2016 at 9:26 am

I guess no one remembers that I posted a chronological Ziegfeld bookings list several years ago which included many of the details recently discussed here (i.e. bookings during a newspaper strike period, the Kirk Douglas retrospective, presentation formats, corrected opening dates, etc.). But I guess it’s easy to overlook it when there’s 176 pages of comments! Or, maybe it’s being purposely ignored as with many of my contributions made on this website. :–( Anyway, my list, which was intended to expand upon the list initially posted a couple years earlier by Al Alvarez (the one everyone keeps referring to), was posted a decade at a time during April 2008 and currently appears on comment pages 66 & 68. It only covered the 1969-99 period, though, and, unfortunately, since the website redesign, the formatting and layout of the listing is a bit wonky and some of it amounts to a bunch of coding gibberish. So…I guess my point to this comment is that maybe I ought to consider reaching out to Al Alvarez and see if maybe we can blend our work together and put together a definitive list.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on March 19, 2016 at 10:32 am

yesterday (Friday) the exterior looked the same except the movie poster cases & movie poster area of the marquee had been boarded over. And, you couldn’t see in from the outside. Workers were entering into a door on the fountain pool side, where paper notices stated Notice of Asbestos Abatement, which likely means gutting is going on inside. I posted 3 photos, one of the marquee side, and 2 of the fountain pool side including the notice.

cmbussmann
cmbussmann on March 17, 2016 at 11:41 am

I read that the audio system from the Ziegfeld ended up at the newly opened Metrograph!

http://metrograph.com/about/theaters

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 16, 2016 at 11:26 am

Which Sony stopped doing in 2007. Surf’s Up was the last movie to feature 8 channel SDDS according to Wikipedia. Giles, most theaters that were equipped with 8 channel recievers replaced them with Dolby Digital surround ex, 7.1, and atmos. Atmos and home is similar to what SDDS would’ve been at home. Sony never developed a home version of SDDS for media consumption yet the movies that were mixed for SDDS also were mixed for dolby digital and dts and pcm.

Giles
Giles on March 16, 2016 at 6:56 am

it helps tremendously BobbyS, that 70mm can also sound great with the five channels of sound behind the screen – something that DCP applications has yet to achieve, Dolby Atmos can do it, but no one has hard encoded five front sound since the release of 8-channel SDDS movies.

BobbyS
BobbyS on March 16, 2016 at 12:02 am

In Chicago, the Music Box Theater just finished a 70 mm week of ten days. They put up a large temp screen wall to wall in front of the stage. with special sound. Saw “Cleopatra” &“Lawrence of Arabia”“2001”..So beautiful & clear and bright colors. This is their 3rd year and first with new sceen. Puts Dlp or Dcp digital to shame. Go to their website to see if they still have the booklet to view. Radio City should show these films as a special event. Our theater was full! Oh, It was beautifully masked. AMC ruined Loews when they bought it.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 14, 2016 at 5:38 pm

Loews Lincoln Center has the same crappy presentation all AMCs do with Real D filters left on for 2D).

What do you mean by this? How can a patron look out for this happening?

John Fink
John Fink on March 14, 2016 at 5:02 pm

I saw an advance screening of Hateful Eight at Cinema 1,2,3 and in 70MM and the presentation was flawless including proper masking (something lacking in standard multiplexes). Too bad they didn’t show it during the general release.

I believe the Zig’s equipment was donated to FSLC and installed at Walter Reade which is a nice screening room so they definitely have 70MM (IMHO – digital or film FSLC constantly has the best presentation in town – Loews Lincoln Center has the same crappy presentation all AMCs do with Real D filters left on for 2D).

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on March 14, 2016 at 1:45 pm

Loews Lincoln Sq shows 70mm IMAX, but haven’t been showing regular 70mm to my knowledge. In addition to Village East, Walter Reade Theatre has had classic 70mm festivals. And, City Cinemas 1,2,3 has shown new 70 mm, soon the Batman vs Superman.

robboehm
robboehm on March 14, 2016 at 1:25 pm

Time will tell, moviebuff. I’m sure they’re not monitoring Cinema Treasures for suggestions.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 14, 2016 at 11:46 am

Maybe AMC Loews Lincoln Square or Village East to name a few places to show 70mm film, JackIndiana.

JackIndiana
JackIndiana on March 14, 2016 at 8:51 am

Now who’s going to run the restored 70MM version of LAWRENCE OF ARABIA in NYC? Nothing like seeing it at the Ziegfeld.

NYer
NYer on March 2, 2016 at 9:32 am

If you look in the photo section, I have posted ads of some of the The Ziegfeld’s exclusives. If a picture opened in the suburbs, they were included in the ad, see “A Star Is Born” or “White Nights”. “Pink Floyd’s The Wall”, “Quest For Fire”, Martin Scorsese’s “The Last Temptation Of Christ” were all here only.“Anastasia” even states The Ziegfeld is the only theater in the world playing it.

SethLewis
SethLewis on March 2, 2016 at 12:39 am

Fellini’s Roma or Sleuth arguably the last NY exclusives that did not day date with the suburbs

patryan6019
patryan6019 on March 1, 2016 at 8:07 pm

So if you remember them you should be able to answer your own question. Maybe that friend you mentioned days ago can help or is he only tv curious.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on March 1, 2016 at 3:06 pm

to Mike-

for the first several years the Ziegfeld did have 1st runs that were paired with a UA theater on Long Island and a UA theater in New Jersey. this is how Earthquake was exhibited. granted this wasn’t an exclusive run for the NYC area but it was an exclusive for Manhattan. on the other hand I do remember a few that were exclusive for the entire NYC area. so which ever type it was what the last exclusive run of a big studio film at the Ziegfeld?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 1, 2016 at 2:01 pm

I don’t think the Ziegfeld ever had a traditional open-ended exclusive run, but you can review the lists I re-posted earlier of nearly every movie that played here and check the dates of the engagements.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on March 1, 2016 at 1:40 pm

Hello-

I should have been more precise in my question. when I asked what was the last time the studios used the Ziegfeld for an exclusive 1st run Manhattan engagement I should have said those special one or two week runs of say Dreamgirls, The Princess and the Frog and Nine before they opened wide don’t count. I mean a regular open ended run.

patryan6019
patryan6019 on February 29, 2016 at 8:56 pm

The last exclusive run was “Nine” for one week.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on February 26, 2016 at 2:53 pm

Hello to All- as much as I try not to think about it makes me sad whenever I think of the fact that the last single screen movie palace in Manhattan as closed. the interesting point being that the 1st movie palace built in Manhattan the Regent at 116 St. and Lenox Ave. is still with us. though its been a church for 46? years I hear they’ve kept the interior at least in darn good shape.

which got me thinking. after their debut at Koster and Bial’s Music Hall in April of 1896 movies took off like wildfire. now no movie theaters existed so for the first few years of the biz whatever picture houses existed in Manhattan were music halls, vaudeville or even legitimate theaters that were converted to show movies. but what was the very 1st theater built brick by brick from the ground up with the intent of being a picture house to use the old term.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on February 13, 2016 at 9:02 am

I’ve added a comment to the photo so it would confuse everybody else, too.