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AlAlvarez commented about UA Court Street Stadium 12 on Feb 22, 2014 at 7:13 pm

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/1 1115

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AlAlvarez commented about Times Theatre on Feb 17, 2014 at 6:40 am

A great marquee shot can be seen here

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AlAlvarez commented about Samuel J. Friedman Theater on Feb 1, 2014 at 4:17 pm

The address should be 261 West 47th Street.

http://www.manhattantheatreclub.com/

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AlAlvarez commented about Cineluxe Theater on Jan 25, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Name change to Cineluxe needed here.

https://www.facebook.com/CineluxeTheaters

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AlAlvarez commented about Gold Coast Drive-In on Jan 19, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Thanks for this, Bricetx.

Do you know anything about the mini cinemas added in the early late 60’s? In particular, where were they located and what projection system was used?

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AlAlvarez commented about George M. Cohan Theatre on Jan 15, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Welcome home, Lost Memory.

We sure missed you.

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AlAlvarez commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Dec 8, 2013 at 8:09 am

SethLewis, I think you just gave a perfect example of why they don’t. Once the reviews and the word of mouth got out on “NINE”, it had no chance to recoup its costs. The costs of money today requires immediate results and many DVD/BLU RAY release rights are sold based on opening week grosses. Only small films can afford a build-up and carefully aimed marketing campaign. When a bunch of teenagers show up for “NINE”, who never heard of Fellini and hate musicals anyway, you just lost your shirt on twitter.

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AlAlvarez commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 26, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Love the Roxy book, Ross Melnick.

I didn’t know the Rockettes predated Radio City Music Hall until I read your book.

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AlAlvarez commented about Rick Nelson Screening Room on Nov 23, 2013 at 6:27 am

The ad I saw in the Village Voice had it listed as ‘RICK’ Nelson, and indeed showing gay porn. Perhaps the name had nothing to do with the famous sixties entertainer but rather whoever was the owner at the time.

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AlAlvarez commented about 777 Theatre on Nov 21, 2013 at 3:50 pm

LeonNorman1814, could you be confusing this with the Cine Twin and Jocx at 711 Seventh Avenue. That venue is listed here; http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/8365

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AlAlvarez commented about 777 Theatre on Nov 21, 2013 at 10:01 am

New use.

http://www.royariasstudios.com/#!777-theatre/c1t44

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AlAlvarez commented about United Palace on Nov 14, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Markp, take the “A"or the "C” train from the Port authority NORTH to 168th street and then walk up to 176th Street on Broadway.

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AlAlvarez commented about Olympia Cinemas on Sep 24, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Thanks for these great ads, Mark!

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez commented about York Theatre on Sep 23, 2013 at 11:05 am

The Clearview has also closed.

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AlAlvarez commented about Capitol Theatre on Sep 15, 2013 at 3:10 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 1:43 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 22, 2013 at 8:58 pm

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 12:33 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 7:28 am

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 20, 2013 at 4:37 pm

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 6:05 am

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 14, 2013 at 7:50 pm

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 8:26 am

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 8:58 am

It is mandated by the city.

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AlAlvarez commented about AMC Loews Orpheum 7 on Aug 10, 2013 at 6:38 am

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