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I will give “CALIGULA” a pass since it was eight years after the Roadshow era and quite an anomaly. But “LAST TANGO” was very much a part of the trend to move Roadshows out of Broadway and into the prestigious upper east side, before the whole concept died out with spontaneous youth audiences controlling all ticket sales in the mid-seventies. I do think “CALIGULA” uncut had a souvenir program, though.
Let’s not forget that “LAST TANGO IN PARIS” was a roadshow AFTER “MAN OF LA MANCHA”. We have a legacy of ignoring movies, and theatres we find morally offensive in hindsight. But not here on Cinema Treasures.
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Although the AMC Sunset Place opened in late 1998, the IMAX opened later in 1999 and closed in 2003.
Flyer ads added in the photo section.
According to the New York Times, the Orpheum also had a “large frontage” on 87th Street and extended the full block.
I worked for Cineplex Odeon who once owned the Plaza and the Cinema 3. People were constanty going to the Paris and the Cinema 3 looking for the Plaza. Due to the long runs at all three theatres, even veteran New Yorkers couldn’t remember which was which. In the days of exclusive runs, cash tickets and long lines, believe me, it was a problem.
Cinema 3 was not really near Cinema 1 & 11. The Plaza Hotel was two blocks away from the Plaza Theatre and the Sutton was not really quite on Sutton Place. But that is New York for you.
Theatre, Theater, they are not.
vindanpar there is no Schubert. There is a Shubert (and for a while there, a Little Shubert). Franz and his grammar nazis are simply playing with you.
Many people went to the Plaza Hotel looking for it there.
bigjoe, that was a link to another website, not a photo posting. “MY FAIR LADY” went wide in June 1966.
Check this one out: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/13922
The area between 23th Street and 42nd street on the west side is the fastest growing housing area in the city.
And yes, this twin was open way before AMC made up their fake story, but twin theatres date back to the silent era.
Hi Lorenzo. I used the “Loews” just to identify it. It can be searched as Astor Plaza. (This may have to do with the fact that it was built by Walter Reade but opened by Loews.) I remember this discussion a while back for classic cinemas that were now churches with performance spaces. The folks at CT seem to feel that new members trying to find what a building used to be were more likely to search that those who already knew where classic cinemas were located and what they were now. I can see the logic.
Cinema Treasures usually lists the latest name on top if the venue is still operating as a theatre of sorts. Hence, the Loews Astor Plaza in New York is listed as the Playstation. If you search for the Astor Cinema, the NEW theatre will appear at the bottom as an option.
Mike, those grand systems were bastardized within years and featured many classic films. Today, they are bastardized within weeks, keep the high prices, and expect the latest hyped super hero stinker to rip off the public for them. Some people seem willing to pay extra to sit in the trunk of a car BEHIND the screen as long as they can tell everyone online that they “saw” the latest.
By the way, I will never forget the audience approval applause at the THX sound silence certified screenings when the un-properly secured wall sound panels rattled loudly for their enjoyment. That, they said, was some AWESOME sound they would gladly pay extra for.
Mike (saps), although I originally shared your frustration (and that other gone rude angry poster) about these trivial comments, I now kind of disagree. I think the idea that these posters care about what latest gimmick these forgettable films will be shown in when even the cinemas and distributors don’t, is historically fascinating, and it will mean something in the future. Will X-MAN 22: CALIGULA" play in TINKLE-SMELL-O-RAMA this weekend? Or will “STAR WARS: CHAPTER 7a NINJA TURTLES” show in FEEL-O-RAMA THX/1138, with sound or just digital video with tingling smelly seats? I just hope they remember that John Holmes porn films once opened on 42nd street in “70MM: 3D: FEEL ME, SMELL ME-O-RAMA, NOW”. And so few cared to make it such an AWESOME cinema treasurable memory at the time.
David, the daytime flea market became more popular than the Drive-in and it reminded everyone that they were the same location.
It closed in 1997.
The Temple showed movies from 1926 to 1929 and again in 1940. At some point it was also known as the Federal.
This is the Candler, not the Anco.
This link has a 1975 Boxoffice magazine article about Miami movie-going during the silent era:
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