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br91975 commented about Clearview's 62nd & Broadway Cinema on Apr 1, 2009 at 8:47 am

I walked by the 62nd & Broadway Cinema this morning and the marquee read ‘Theater Closed’. Not a surprise in the least…

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br91975 commented about Loews State Theatre 4 on Jan 16, 2009 at 8:11 am

90,000 square feet for junky clothes? I’d rather see a Target store – which would be a boon to both tourists and locals – move into that space…

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br91975 commented about Quad Cinema on Jan 16, 2009 at 8:07 am

I haven’t experienced a similar situtation, nyc6655, but my best advice would be to contact the management of the Quad and complain about what you’ve experienced and seen happen to others. The office number is 212.255.2243. Best of luck…

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br91975 commented about Loews State Theatre 4 on Jan 14, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Just realized you answered Al’s question, William, as I was typing my response; apologies for the duplication…

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br91975 commented about Loews State Theatre 4 on Jan 14, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Creative phrasing, Al; tip of the hat to you :–)

The ‘big toilet’ was actually next door, in the former Barcode space. As for the building which houses the former Loews State, word is that Forever 21 will be taking over the majority of the soon-to-be-former Virgin Megastore space, with Nordstrom Rack taking over the basement level and perhaps, even though this isn’t detailed in the linked article below (and I haven’t been able to verify this via other sources), the movie theatre portion of the building as well.

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br91975 commented about New Metro Twin on Jan 6, 2009 at 6:23 am

The Metro has a new tenant – Urban Outfitters – and the building itself has a new asking price, $11.5 million, down from a “speculative” $20 million, according to today’s NY Post (http://www.nypost.com/seven/01062009/business/deal_for_1540_bway_147352.htm; see second item down).

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br91975 commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Dec 5, 2008 at 10:55 am

Also, for future reference, the link for all upcoming releases at the Arclight:

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br91975 commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Dec 5, 2008 at 10:54 am

According to their official website, the upcoming releases scheduled to open at the Arclight include:

  • Bedtime Stories
  • Last Chance Harvey
  • Marley & Me
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Doubt
  • Gran Torino
  • Revolutionary Road
  • Seven Pounds
  • The remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • The Spirit
  • The Wrestler
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br91975 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec 5, 2008 at 10:53 am

Also, for future reference, the link for all upcoming releases at the Arclight:

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br91975 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec 5, 2008 at 10:52 am

According to their official website, the upcoming releases scheduled to open at the Arclight include:

  • Bedtime Stories
  • Last Chance Harvey
  • Marley & Me
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Doubt
  • Gran Torino
  • Revolutionary Road
  • Seven Pounds
  • The remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • The Spirit
  • The Wrestler
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br91975 commented about Ridgewood Theatre items on Dec 5, 2008 at 8:51 am

Just out of curiosity, new yorker, how did you come upon these items? Are there plans for a new tenant to move into the Ridgewood Theatre space?

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br91975 commented about Circle Cinemas on Dec 5, 2008 at 6:40 am

I couldn’t figure that out, Ron. I looked at the people in the pictures, thinking that maybe they were members of some sort of theatrical company, but that didn’t seem to be the case. The most oblique comments which accompany the photographs include one mentioning that an opening at the parking garage ‘could be enclosed with plastic and made into cornfield’ (huh?) and another that the cabinets and desk in one of the offices ‘could be struck’ – all kind of weird, at least on the surface…

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br91975 commented about Circle Cinemas on Dec 4, 2008 at 2:15 pm

A random set of photographs of the Circle Cinemas, taken in mid-October: http://www.flickr.com/photos/31393958@N02/

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br91975 commented about Boston Opera House on Nov 26, 2008 at 9:27 am

The Opera House in Boston featured in that photograph, Warren, is this one: /theaters/23/

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br91975 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Nov 21, 2008 at 8:27 am

Thanks for the clarification on that, Mark; having never seen a film at the Chinese, I had no idea the newer six screens had stadium seating. Still, I wonder why Mann Theatres doesn’t try to negotiate for product-splitting with the Arclight. I’d have to think, based on the history of the Chinese and the quality moviegoing atmosphere at the Arclight (where I have been fortunate enough to see a couple of films), that such an agreement wouldn’t hurt either theatre greatly, if even by any negligible margin…

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br91975 commented about Astor Theatre on Nov 21, 2008 at 8:19 am

I’m sending good thoughts your way as well, Roger. Take care and all the best…

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br91975 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Nov 20, 2008 at 10:15 am

Is there any possibility that the Chinese 6 auditoriums could be converted to stadium seating and/or that the Chinese and the Arclight could share product, much as the Landmark and the AMC Century City 15 did last summer with ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘Mamma Mia!’?

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br91975 commented about First 20 screen theatre to close on Nov 18, 2008 at 8:14 am

The Studio 28 is one of the few 20-screen U.S. theatres to close, but not the first. An earlier example – but still not perhaps the first – can be found here: /theaters/5793/

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br91975 commented about New York's Pioneer Theater closes on Nov 11, 2008 at 8:02 am

Along with the Ziegfeld and the Paris, there are four other remaining single-screen theatres in Manhattan: the ImaginAsian, located on 59th Street near 2nd Avenue; the Clearview 62nd & Broadway; the UA East, at 1st Avenue and 85th Street; and the AMC Loews 72nd Street East 1, on 3rd Avenue.

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br91975 commented about Non-Digital marquees in NYC on Nov 3, 2008 at 8:29 am

Off the top of my head, here’s what I think is a relatively complete list of the non-digital cinema marquees in Manhattan:

  • REG Battery Park Stadium 11
  • Film Forum
  • Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema
  • Angelika Film Center
  • IFC Center
  • City Cinemas Village East Cinemas
  • AMC Loews Village 7
  • AMC Loews 19th Street East 6
  • Clearview 62nd & Broadway Cinema
  • Lincoln Plaza Cinemas
  • Coliseum Cinemas
  • Clearview 1st & 62nd Street Cinemas
  • City Cinemas Cinema 1, 2, 3
  • United Artists 64th & 2nd
  • Beekman Theatre (the former NY Twin One & Two, not the original Beekman Theatre, formerly located diagonally across 2nd Avenue, between 65th and 66th Streets)
  • AMC Loews 72nd Street East 1
  • United Artists East 85th Street
  • AMC Loews Orpheum 7
  • City Cinemas East 86th Street Cinemas
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br91975 commented about Beekman Theatre on Oct 22, 2008 at 6:23 am

The newly-rechristened Beekman Theatre is re-opening this Friday as an independent, with ‘What Just Happened’ showing on one screen, and a split admission of ‘Elegy’ and ‘Tell No One’ on the other. Coming attractions include ‘Zack & Miri Make a Porno’, opening next Friday, the 31st, and ‘A Christmas Tale’ on November 21st. In addition, free popcorn will be given to the first 100 patrons each day this weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).

Also, the new website of the Beekman Theatre: http://www.beekmantheatre.com

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br91975 commented about Beekman Theatre on Oct 9, 2008 at 8:01 am

A quick, interim update on the Beekman/NY One and Two… I stopped by last night and the blue-and-red NY1 and NY2 carpeting has been laid upon the steps which lead down to each theatre’s lobby. Either Solow had extra carpeting manufactured or had some additional supply previously stashed away. As promised, I’ll make an effort to find out soon any information about a re-opening date and who the operator will be.

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br91975 commented about Beekman Theatre on Oct 8, 2008 at 1:39 pm

Thanks for the clarification, Dave, and the additional information. I’ll try to stop by the theatre sometime this week and next and find out when it’ll be re-opening and who’ll be operating it.

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br91975 commented about Beekman Theatre on Oct 8, 2008 at 10:42 am

The Beekman/NY One and Two is about to awaken from its year-plus slumber! I walked by yesterday afternoon and there were men inside, working in the lobby. Outside, in the entrance court area, there were several pieces of cut carpet in a pile, the carpet designed similar to that found at The Paris on 58th Street – royal blue in color, with a red, cursive ‘NY2’ design throughout. I’m guessing the theatre will be run as an independent – perhaps booked and managed by the person who operates The Paris (as both buildings are owned by real estate developer Sheldon Solow) – but I can’t speak to this…

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br91975 commented about Esquire Theatre on Jul 5, 2008 at 10:41 am

Excellent idea, Tim; it might be worth pitching it to Mark Cuban, owner of Landmark Theatres: He responds to every e-mail he receives and will at least give you a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down.