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AlAlvarez commented about York Theatre on Sep 23, 2013 at 7:05 pm

The Clearview has also closed.

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AlAlvarez commented about Capitol Theatre on Sep 15, 2013 at 11:10 pm

It moved across the street to the Embassy 49, but the ads don’t specify the format. It ran again later that summer at the Guild for a couple of months.

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AlAlvarez commented about Capitol Theatre on Sep 14, 2013 at 9:43 pm

Perhaps “2001” with a live orchestra is not a bad compromise.

Sept. 20-21.

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AlAlvarez commented about Radio City Music Hall on Aug 23, 2013 at 4:58 am

The United States is not the world.

There is no online video market in China, India, Russia or any of the biggest movie-going markets in the world. Americans need to stop thinking this is 1949 and television is a problem. It’s just no longer about us.

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AlAlvarez commented about Frisco Theater on Aug 21, 2013 at 8:33 pm

If so, Ed, this would have been the Tomcat and Ricky Nelson screening room after this at 210 West 42nd street.

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AlAlvarez commented about Radio City Music Hall on Aug 21, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Movies on their last legs? Haven’t we heard that before? With record grosses world wide, a misstep with American audiences this summer is hardly a tragedy. We are simply no longer the major market for the industry. And you couldn’t near the theatres on 42nd street this past weekend with mobs crowding into mediocre titles.

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AlAlvarez commented about Frisco Theater on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:37 am

The tiny Frisco flat marquee is on the far left. I think the movie is called “CULT BY PAIN”.

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AlAlvarez commented about Chelsea Cinemas on Aug 16, 2013 at 2:05 pm

This incident did not take place at the theatre. It happened on the street a block away after the couple left the theatre.

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AlAlvarez commented about "American Graffiti" Anniversary article at The Digital Bits on Aug 15, 2013 at 3:50 am

I think Warren just reverted to his old nastiness for a minute there. He will apologize or delete maybe?

Congratulations Michael on your great research. Love it!

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AlAlvarez commented about United Artists 64th & Second on Aug 13, 2013 at 4:26 pm

The Upper East side has extremely high property values and an aging population. Seniors who used to migrate to Florida are staying put. Older citizens without kids are more prevalent in this section of the city than in other parts of New York, making it difficult to sustain a theatre in an industry increasing focuses only on a very young demographic.

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AlAlvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Aug 12, 2013 at 4:58 pm

It is mandated by the city.

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AlAlvarez commented about AMC Loews Orpheum 7 on Aug 10, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Since the theatre is a tenant of the condo above it, I suspect they were told how bright they could go.

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AlAlvarez commented about Sutton Theater on Aug 8, 2013 at 10:46 pm

“The Nude Bomb” opened at the Gemini in 1980.

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AlAlvarez commented about Lincoln Plaza Cinemas on Jul 31, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Aren’t you forgetting that “MIDNIGHT IN PARIS” was a big hit world wide just two years ago? It made over $151 million on a $17 million budget.

How many Hollywood movies have that ratio these days?

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AlAlvarez commented about IFC Center on Jul 24, 2013 at 3:47 am

I lived in the space next to the Waverly in the early nineties. It eventually became part of the current IFC cinema remodel in 1999.

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AlAlvarez commented about Manhattan 1 and 2 on Jul 7, 2013 at 5:16 am

Opened late March 1969 with “LA PRISONNIERE” at the Avco Embassy East and “CAN HEIRONYMUS MERKIN EVER FORGET MERCY HUMPPE AND FIND TRUE HAPPINESS?” at the Pacific East.

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AlAlvarez commented about Roxy Theatre on Jul 6, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Clara Bow was at the Roxy in person on Tuesday, November 29, 1932 when her film “CALL HER SAVAGE” was running there.

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AlAlvarez commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jul 3, 2013 at 4:58 pm

here

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AlAlvarez commented about Cobb Dolphin 19 Cinemas on Jul 3, 2013 at 12:54 am

Scottneff, the original Regal deal fell apart when the mall plans were re-configured. It opened as Cobb.

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AlAlvarez commented about UA Court Street Stadium 12 on Jul 2, 2013 at 12:31 am

It did open as a Regal but the switch to United Artists in 2001 came as part of the merger of the two. After the Chapter 11 filing by Regal, the new restructured company was a new entity. Similarly, the Loews Theatres that emerged after their Sony period was a very different mix of owners and even more convoluted when they merged with Cineplex Odeon.

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AlAlvarez commented about UA Court Street Stadium 12 on Jun 29, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Scottneff, Regal bought UA and started using that name in all their New York locations for a while.

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AlAlvarez commented about Why the United Palace is important on Jun 29, 2013 at 4:56 am

Is this about saving a theatre or saving a church? I think we know this is just a money grab from a church who needs to learn how to serve their community better, or sell this property. Donating money here may be a mistake.

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AlAlvarez commented about Palace Annex Theatre on Jun 19, 2013 at 8:04 pm

The Palace Annex may have opened as the St. Nick.

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AlAlvarez commented about Capitol Theatre on Jun 19, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Bobby, 1968 was one of the most tumultuous and violent years ever.

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AlAlvarez commented about United Palace on Jun 19, 2013 at 12:02 am

Most live Broadway Theatres had movie capabilities so they could sponsor premieres and travel shows. The intention was not for full-time operation.