Comments from Al Alvarez

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Al Alvarez commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Feb 11, 2018 at 9:24 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 9:05 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 8:05 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 3:34 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 10:01 pm

Define “regular” in the early 1970’s.

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Al Alvarez commented about Anderson Theatre on Jan 19, 2018 at 9:43 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 11:11 am

The Trail opened in 1948.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Jan 6, 2018 at 3:11 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 3:07 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 9:21 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 4:28 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 10:30 am

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

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Al Alvarez commented about Criterion Theatre on Dec 29, 2017 at 11:10 pm

I suspect that in the era when audiences sat on the floor in front of the screen to watch “2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY”, front row at “FUNNY GIRL” was no longer an issue.

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Al Alvarez commented about Criterion Theatre on Dec 29, 2017 at 11:06 pm

Vindanpar, you are correct. It seems the first six rows, for some reason, were deemed too close to be full priced for MY FAIR LADY.

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Al Alvarez commented about Criterion Theatre on Dec 29, 2017 at 10:41 pm

So when was this the case here?

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Al Alvarez commented about Radio City Music Hall on Dec 29, 2017 at 10:14 pm

Vindanpar, you must have missed “EVITA”.

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Al Alvarez commented about Criterion Theatre on Dec 29, 2017 at 10:10 pm

??? Your first paragraph seems to contradict your second.

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Al Alvarez commented about Manhattan’s Lincoln Plaza Cinema to Close in January 2018 on Dec 25, 2017 at 6:29 pm

moviebuff82, I am not sure how you define ‘arthouse’, but the Cinema Village, Quad, and Cinema 1, 2, 3 are all older than this. The latter having been the definition of ‘arthouse’ at one time.

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Al Alvarez commented about Regun Theater on Dec 24, 2017 at 11:26 pm

This may have been operating as the LENOX in 1968 advertised for “Coogan’s Bluff” in the NYT.

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Al Alvarez commented about Angelika 57 on Dec 21, 2017 at 1:18 pm

“THE LION IN WINTER” played here for over a year.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Dec 8, 2017 at 11:14 pm

Of all the generic multiplexes in the world, vindanpar pointed out this classic historic beauty as the target of shame. How clueless is that?

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Dec 8, 2017 at 5:50 pm

vindanpar, the historic lobby of this theatre alone is worth the listing.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Dec 6, 2017 at 11:14 pm

ridethectrain. Try. Punctuation. Please.

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Al Alvarez commented about Teatro Hispano on Nov 28, 2017 at 1:14 pm

Operating as the Santurce in 1959-1961.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Nov 20, 2017 at 6:16 pm

bigjoe59, the studio announced an expected $110 million opening. That figure was low based on other recent Batman films opening at results much higher than that. The resulting $94 million opening is therefore considered a ‘stumble’.