Comments from Al Alvarez

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC 34th Street 14 on Apr 10, 2017 at 7:11 pm

Actually, not Loew’s but LOEWS for the last 47 years

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Al Alvarez commented about Loew's State Theatre on Apr 10, 2017 at 6:39 pm

Do you really think that a generation of kids leaving the museum thinking that the leaping figures were running from KING KONG is a good idea? Really?

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Al Alvarez commented about Loew's Yorkville Theatre on Mar 24, 2017 at 6:38 am

The Schwarzer Adler was the Grande. Was there a second Schwarzer Adler in the forties?

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Al Alvarez commented about 86th Street Grande Theatre on Mar 19, 2017 at 9:28 pm

Neon is expensive and noisy, breaks too easily, and takes time to replace. All we can expect is LED simulations.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC 34th Street 14 on Mar 19, 2017 at 3:05 pm

Cineplex Odeon still exists in Canada as a company. Sign change approval is notoriously slow in Manhattan. Even bringing down a flag can require a permit.

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Al Alvarez commented about Central Theatre on Mar 18, 2017 at 8:42 pm

Nice find, Cmanni!

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Al Alvarez commented about Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center on Mar 17, 2017 at 3:49 pm

http://www.artofthetitle.com/designer/elinor-bunin-munroe/

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Mar 11, 2017 at 7:47 pm

Do I get to fling my overpriced chicken fingers at King Kong for this awesome “cinematic experience”? Will the future allow me to be ‘awed’ at seeing legos flinging towards Lego Batman? Do I care that the IMAX screen at the Empire is one eighth the size of the one at Lincoln Square, but at the same admission price?

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Al Alvarez commented about Astor Theatre on Mar 11, 2017 at 7:21 pm

Good history here.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Mar 9, 2017 at 7:40 pm

The future? We did Virtual Reality headsets at the Cineplex Odeon Chelsea in 1991. No one gave a damn.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Mar 9, 2017 at 7:29 pm

What is VR?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Pompano Beach 18 on Mar 8, 2017 at 10:00 am

The AMC website says it has 18 screens.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Pompano Beach 18 on Mar 8, 2017 at 6:15 am

Ad didn’t upload, Mike.

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Al Alvarez commented about Movies at Lauderhill on Mar 7, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Rivest266, I can’t find an ad either, but if you have sources other than the Sun-Sentinel, they seems to have added four more screens on January 18, 1991 if you count the prime time showtimes.

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Al Alvarez commented about Airdome on Mar 6, 2017 at 9:19 am

David, there is always a risk that the Seminole web designer is reading all of the same comments and perpetuating what we now call “alternative facts”.

I don’t think there is a name for pre-marquee displays other than “showmanship”. Here is my favorite of those.

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Al Alvarez commented about Cine 1 & 2 on Mar 6, 2017 at 6:28 am

In response to Mike Rogers' 2010 comment, I am not sure what you meant by ‘format’, but in the early seventies many mainstream theatres showed x-rated fare without being labeled ‘xxx cinemas’ by anyone. “DEEP THROAT” and “MISS JONES” were shown in standard 35mm prints back then and seen by the masses at theatres.

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Al Alvarez commented about 441 Family Drive-In on Mar 5, 2017 at 6:35 pm

I believe this re-opened as the 441 Family Drive-In and operated from 1957 to 1968 by that name.

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Al Alvarez commented about Margate Twin Cinema on Mar 5, 2017 at 9:57 am

Are you confusing this with the Movies at Margate 8? This one disappears from all listings after 1993.

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Al Alvarez commented about Airdome on Mar 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm

The Seminole website does say it was this one.

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Al Alvarez commented about Airdome on Mar 2, 2017 at 10:53 am

David, I stumbled onto the Pasta Attic listing while looking at some old movie time clocks and jotted down the year. I couldn’t find it in other years.

I believe the item about the old Hippodrome (pre-1913)being on the Olympia location came from a Miami Herald article when the Olympia building was almost torn down. That Hippodrome became the Airdome (1915),Colonial (1916) and Airdrome (1917-1926) before being torn down for the Olympia.

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Al Alvarez commented about Airdome on Mar 1, 2017 at 1:26 pm

Hi Louis. You are retiring backwards!

David has uncovered some great Miami history that has been news to me. That is why I love this site.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Airdome on Mar 1, 2017 at 12:01 pm

David, Pasta Attic (6917 West Flagler Street) seems to have only operated in 1997 and the google view makes it sure look like it was a restaurant.

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Al Alvarez commented about Hudson Theatre on Feb 18, 2017 at 8:41 pm

The new seats and latest restoration work is a win! This is now my favorite Broadway house.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Feb 16, 2017 at 7:56 pm

Or avoid movies with names like “LEGO BATMAN MOVIE IN IMAX 3D” altogether until they really care who they alienate forever.

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Al Alvarez commented about City Cinemas Cinema 1, 2, and 3 on Feb 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm

“ROCKY” didn’t play the Embassy until February when it was a move-over from the LOEWS STATE where it opened on December 10 along with the 86thST. EAST and MURRAY HILL and other theatres outside Manhattan. The Cinema II run was exclusive from November 21 to December 9.