Best Buy Theater

1515 Broadway,
New York, NY 10036

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William
William on September 13, 2010 at 7:29 am

They have the new Best Buy Theater signage up now. Time to change the name again.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on September 6, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Based on this, it would appear that the name change will be effective on or before September 14, and if the sketch of the signage and the text in the article is correct, Best Buy is going with “Theater” rather than “Theatre”: View link

William
William on August 31, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Well they took the Nokia Theatre signage above the marquee down today. And they also took the Hilton Theatre signage too.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 27, 2010 at 2:02 am

David Rockwell and the Rockwell Group were the architects for the conversion of the Astor Plaza into the Nokia Theatre, according to a Billboard article of October 1, 2005.

LuisV
LuisV on August 19, 2010 at 4:40 am

OY!!!! How painful. I wish the theaters were listed under the best known (most popular name) rather than their current name. However, I do understand why the current policy is in place. That said, I hate that the old Loew’s Astor Plaza is now a Best Buy theater.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 18, 2010 at 10:51 am

Coming soon to Rockefeller Center— The Foot Locker Music Hall!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 18, 2010 at 8:50 am

What a stupid renaming change for this theater, although I like shopping there in Rockaway where the old Rockaway Outer 6 was.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 18, 2010 at 3:49 am

This is being “re-branded” as the Best Buy Theater: View link

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on August 4, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Another one time Loews House, interesting.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 28, 2010 at 3:47 am

Patrons old enough to have attended cinema palaces like the Roxy, Capitol, and Paramount dubbed the Astor Plaza “Hitler’s Bunker” due to its subterranean location and utilitarian decor.

Bway
Bway on July 28, 2010 at 12:25 am

Hmmm, I am surprised it’s not listed on this site then…there are storefront porn theaters even on this site, you would think that whatever BB Kings was would be too. So you are saying it was never a normal theater?

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on July 27, 2010 at 7:05 pm

I thought BBKings was part of the E-Walk complex and newly built. Or is it possible that the old Harem porno theatre was incorporated into the new building?

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on July 27, 2010 at 7:46 am

BB kins club on 42nd street was a porno theater.(surprised ?) I can’t rememebr the name, but it strickly showed XXX adlut films.

Bway
Bway on July 27, 2010 at 4:57 am

I didn’t know where else to ask this, so am asking here, as it’s nearby. What theater was BB Kings Blues club? It appears to have been a theater at one time? I assume it never showed movies, as I can’t find a listing for it here.
Any information on what it used to be would be appreciated.

ErikH
ErikH on July 26, 2010 at 4:09 pm

While reviewing the postings for the old Astor Plaza tonight, I had two comments. First, the summary for the theater states that the final Astor Plaza attraction was “Spiderman 2.” As many pointed out at the time of the closing in 2004 (can’t believe it’s been almost exactly 6 years already), the final attraction was an abbreviated run of “The Village.” Second, and not germane to the Astor Plaza but in response to a series of above postings from 2004 about the 1983 re-release of “Around the World in 80 Days” and whether the re-release was shown in NYC. The re-release played briefly at the Loews 83rd Street on the Upper West Side. It was not screened in 70MM; I don’t believe that any of the auditoriums at the 83rd were equipped for 70MM. BTW, “80 Days” was shown at MOMA earlier this year as part of a tribute to David Niven. I didn’t attend the screening, but saw the MOMA brochure for the Niven retrospective—-no mention of 70MM for the “80 Days” print.

Tom Brennan
Tom Brennan on July 9, 2010 at 11:08 pm

I was thinking about Astor Plaza today… it was THE place to see event movies and ran circles around the Ziegfeld in my opinion. I really miss it.

William
William on June 24, 2010 at 7:54 am

On Saturday it’s the 36th. Anniversary of the opening of the Loew’s Astor Plaza Theatre. It’s opening attraction was Columbia’s “For Pete’s Sake” on June 26th. 1974.

William
William on March 24, 2010 at 5:28 am

It’s a combination of both, it’s a newer live version of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” show. You have 5 cast members watching and talking and joking around as they watch movies in front of a live audience.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on March 24, 2010 at 4:55 am

Is this booking “live” or a movie or a combination of both?
View link

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on March 22, 2010 at 8:43 am

this theater was animated for last night’s cleveland show cartoon on fox, in which cleveland brown and his friends visit new york city. It’s pretty accurate.

Bway
Bway on July 13, 2009 at 4:44 am

That’s pretty neat! Did they only charge one entrance fee for that?

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on July 12, 2009 at 9:19 pm

Though not listed, this theatre had a marathon of the first four Nightmare On Elm Street movies the day before A Nightmare On Elm Street 4 opened (similar to the Star Trek marathon they had on September 7th, 1991). The first one began at 7:30 pm on August 18th, 1988, the second began at 9:00 pm, the third at 10:30 pm and finally the fourth film began at midnight.

Bway
Bway on May 4, 2009 at 6:42 am

I have seen a few concerts here, and it is a nice concert venue.

RickStattler
RickStattler on February 27, 2009 at 10:09 am

I thought some of you might be interested that Swann Auction Galleries is offering the original design for the Loews Astor Plaza signage in its March 26 auction. An image is available at View link