Comments from Al Alvarez

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Mar 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Look up the battle MP is having AMC and you will see that a piece of concessions is part of it. Spending money on tickets is not the same as building theatres. This is all going to court.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Mar 21, 2018 at 11:45 am

By the way, UK ticket prices are much higher. Cineworld is a mostly British based company run by Israelis from main offices in Poland.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Mar 21, 2018 at 11:40 am

MP is now demanding concessions percentages from theatres because the business model is not working. They are trying to cut into theatre profits without actually making any investments in theatres. It is a racket scam AMC and Regal will soon be forced to eliminate.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Mar 19, 2018 at 7:20 pm

digital3d, Cineworld has had it’s own Unlimited Movie Pass for years. Moviepass will soon be history when AMC and Regal both pull out of that stupid scheme. AMC will start one as well and you will pay twice, or not at all.

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Al Alvarez commented about Landmark at 57 West on Mar 19, 2018 at 7:15 pm

bigjoe, didn’t you notice about fifteen condos going up in the area on the way there?

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Al Alvarez commented about Margate Twin Cinema on Mar 14, 2018 at 7:22 pm

This theatre was simply not on State Road 7 and was never run by United Artists.

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Al Alvarez commented about Radio City Music Hall on Mar 13, 2018 at 8:23 pm

If you look at the Wikileaks entry, “KING KONG” opened at 99,000 seats in NYC, (so 50,000 was more than enough). The second week dropped 50%, due to the Roosevelt bank holiday and the fact most exploitation films do just that. Still, it was a huge success.

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Al Alvarez commented about Chuan Kung Theatre on Mar 6, 2018 at 6:41 pm

Joe, if that can be confirmed, this might become the longest running movie theatre in, at least, New York history.

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Al Alvarez commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Mar 3, 2018 at 6:13 pm

True, Mike, but Cinerama presentations did not mention film stock in their ads. They were all about screen width. By 1976 there were no Cinerama screens left in NY.

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Al Alvarez commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Mar 3, 2018 at 9:52 am

The 1976 Rivoli run was advertised as being in 70mm.

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Al Alvarez commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Mar 2, 2018 at 10:12 pm

“2001” was not really Cinerama at all, anyway. If you want to compare three-strip “BROTHERS GRIMM” at the Capitol to other older films at the STRAND and the BROADWAY in three-strip Cinerama film presentations, then you may have a case to discuss screen size.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Feb 23, 2018 at 5:03 pm

bigjoe, it is listed;

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/20079j

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Feb 17, 2018 at 8:29 pm

At that rate, adjusted for inflation, it would end on par with “MEN IN BLACK”.

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Al Alvarez commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Feb 11, 2018 at 6:24 pm

Renata Adler was the chief film critic for the NYT in 1968. According to an ad in the March 22, 1968 NYT for “HERE WE GO ROUND THE MULBERRY BUSH”, she also disliked “THE GRADUATE”, “BONNIE & CLYDE”, and “GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER” along with “PLANET OF THE APES”. She was fired in 1969.

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Al Alvarez commented about Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX on Feb 11, 2018 at 6:05 pm

http://deadline.com/2018/02/cineworlds-3-6b-acquisition-of-regal-cinemas-approved-by-shareholders-1202276987/

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Al Alvarez commented about Metropolitan Theatre on Feb 6, 2018 at 5:05 pm

The question bigjoe is asking may not have an answer. Sexploitation films of the seventies often issued a soft core version for the drive-in trade. How would anyone know when The Met switched to hard core versions for good unless they were regular customers or worked there.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Feb 6, 2018 at 12:34 pm

Chilean Oscar nominee “A FANTASTIC WOMAN” just opened at the Walter Reade. Swedish nominee “THE SQUARE” is at the Elinor Bunin. The two Lincoln Center theatres bought a full page promo ad in the New York Times last week, so it looks like they expect to help fill the void on the UWS.

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Al Alvarez commented about Metropolitan Theatre on Feb 5, 2018 at 7:01 pm

Define “regular” in the early 1970’s.

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Al Alvarez commented about Anderson Theatre on Jan 19, 2018 at 6:43 pm

Showing Yiddish films in early 1965 along with a stage show, as the Anderson. New York Times ads.

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Al Alvarez commented about Trail Theatre on Jan 8, 2018 at 8:11 am

The Trail opened in 1948.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Jan 6, 2018 at 12:11 pm

alpine, if you try book a ticket on a day that hasn’t yet sold one, the first automatic generated option is G22, so that is the center.

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Al Alvarez commented about Earl Carroll Theatre on Jan 6, 2018 at 12:07 pm

The 39th Street Casino showed some movies in 1918, 1920, and 1921.

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Al Alvarez commented about Earl Carroll Theatre on Jan 6, 2018 at 6:21 am

It showed movies in 1928, 1929, 1930 and again in 1934 as the Casino.

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Al Alvarez commented about Liberty Theatre on Jan 1, 2018 at 1:28 pm

The opening ads for BIRTH OF A NATION state “all seats reserved”.

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Al Alvarez commented about Criterion Theatre on Dec 30, 2017 at 7:30 am

Streisand sure was, so maybe some in her audience did as well.