Normandie Theatre

51 East 53rd Street,
New York, NY 10022

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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on July 22, 2004 at 9:57 am

By 1948, the Normandie was showing mostly sub-run Hollywood movies, in competition with the Plaza on East 58th Street. “The Swordsman” had previously opened at a Broadway house, and then moved on to the Loew’s circuit as the top feature with “Her Husband’s Affairs” (both Columbia releases). The Normandie and Plaza catered to “the carriage trade” and usually didn’t present double features.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on July 21, 2004 at 8:07 pm

A propos of nothing in particular: I have a New York Times ad here showing that in 1948 the Technicolor film “The Swordsman”, starring Larry Parks and Ellen Drew, played here. It was directed by auteurist cult-favorite Joseph H. Lewis. I wish I could have gone to this theatre.