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most importantly – did Eliot Ness stop Al Capone?
Unfortunately this theatre will be closing this coming Friday, September the 9th.– another local theatre chain suffering loss in the ever changing South Bay.
Season 1 Episode 14 of “The Streets of San Francisco” – entitled “ A Trout in the Milk”, the marquee for the Grandview is given a quick glimpse. The episode aired in 1972.
thanks for the legwork steven.
It would have been nice if terry provided that information when he made his original post on this.
of course Bow Tie cinemas are going to be called bow-tie? what are they supposed to be called? Windsor Knot?
I’m sure the new ownership will do a tribute to this amazing venue, which I actually set foot in an enjoyed many films in, both good or bad.
When I care that much about a place or a movie, I support it at the box office, spending the money, not posting inane, annoying speculative drivel on a message board, the theme of which has long outlived it’s usefulness #jokesover
yes, people know the IMAX is under renovation.
What purpose are you trying to serve with this post other than talking to yourself.
Also if you insist on these run on sentences, have consideration for the other readers on this board and use your spacebar.
This coming September offers the usual eclectic fare .
Sept 10th is the SF premiere of “King Cobra” starring Christian Slater, James Franco and Garrett Clayton as Brent Corrigan.
Sept 11th is a 4K restoration of “Howard’s End”
Sept 17th & 18th a “Grease” Sing-a-long
Sept 20th a screening and q/a with Bianca DelRio and “Hurricane Bianca”
Sept 21st premiere of the Amazon series “Transparent” season 3
Sept 22nd a night with Alan Cumming
October kicks off with a 70mm screening of “Vertigo”
certain events where needed offer reserved seating, but in general this is and always will be first come, first served seating. The experience of this amazing theatre is added with queing up on Castro Street.
better late than never dave.
At least someone’s coming on and owning up to and fixing their mistakes.
For someone who didn’t like reserved seating at the Lincoln Square, you’re sure obsessed with it.
Not only did the Capri host a premiere of “the Wackiest Ship in the Army” but more notably hosted the premiere for “Manos, the Hands of Fate”. Filmmaker Harold Warren arranged for big “Hollywood” premiere on 11/15/66 complete with spotlight. However being able to only afford one limo for the “stars” and had to send it back around the street to pick up the next. Following the premiere, Manos, the Hands of Fate had a small run at this theatre.
I highly doubt anyone at Turner Classic Movies has that much free time.
But it would be an interesting series for them. Showing a truly classic theatre, illustrating the history and then showing that feature.
that’s your first comment?
Quality Assurance one would presume refers to the overall presentation of the “movie” sound, picture quality, 3D, thus and so.
Congratulations on that first one, if that’s any indication- you’ll fit right in here.
I sure hope it would be a live puppet show.
Nothing makes the kiddies cranky than dead puppets.
Shoddy business, what?
Planet of the Apes opened April 3, 1968
in this instance since it’s a going to be a higher end venue of course it’s going to cost more money.
However, since I highly doubt you’ll set foot in this place, why does it concern you other just your spamming the board.
so what , it requires a bit of planning.
Everyone uses smart phones now a days and there’s enough kiosks in the theatre lobby of this place so people can pre-purchase.
I’d rather have reserved seats- that way if you’re running late you’ve got it. I don’t know of many people anymore who are that spontaneous that they can’t handle it that far in advance, even select standing in line for seats.
I’m a little confused by an above posters comment saying that reserved seating stinks since he seems so obsessed with it.
there’s no interest in the neighborhood for a theatre.
The demolition is going to bring jobs to the neighborhood. New construction bring jobs and tax dollars. When whatever gets built is completed brings jobs and revenue to store owners.
I fail to see how these is a shame.
Something that is no longer needed or welcome is being removed.
I wish it was that simple in other places.
why do you care?
Why this obsession with reserved seating that you had to jump on here and spam about it barely 4 hours after the OP posted something up.
Is it really that important you had to ask about it- wait until it’s completed and do some research if you care so bloody much about it.
you have the balls to accuse me of spamming? Wow, just wow.
where? I don’t see it on AMC’s website or Fandango?
Actually there’s much more than that.
KYW Newsradio is reporting that it’s going to be Philadelphia’s first “high-end” theatre featuring plush seating and a dine in experience. Renovations on going to get the opening done in time with the date Mike quoted
added external and box office photos.
Great history of this theatre. Ironic how considering the fare that used to run at the Roosevelt- that a high end AMC theatre with food, recliners & reserved seating are in this space now as part of the Block 37 project.
The Roosevelt hosted the world premier of the 1953 Chicago based film noir “City that never Sleeps” The text of the advert from the Chicago Tribute runs below, (taken from IMDB)
World Premiere! Today—8:45 am, Balaban & Katz Roosevelt theatre, State nr Washington—-Hollywood Comes To Chicago!—-Be among the first to see this thrilling motion picture … actually filmed from dusk to dawn on the streets of Chicago! See the Stars On Our Stage—IN PERSON— 6:30 pm—9:30 pm, Gig Young, Mala Powers, Chill Wills … The Mechanical Man … Sees All … Knows All … and tells a tale of Murder! Is he wax and metal or flesh and blood? A murder was committed before his eyes. What can he reveal? The killer had to know. Herbert J. Yates presents City That Never Sleeps, starring Gig Young, Mala Powers, William Talman, the killer in “The Hitch-Hicker”, Edward Arnold, with Chill Wills, Marie Windsor, Paula Raymond. Republic Pictures Corporation
sure, when you’re watching a movie in an olde time theatre, like the Bijou Theatre in BugTussle you’ll hear the projector, that’s why Pearl Bodine needs to play so loudly on the pie-any.
I’ve attended different “theaters” inside this complex and never heard a projector once. I’ve heard other noises. Not as bad as some of the noises I would hear on 42nd Street or the theaters on 8th Avenue
One wouldn’t think that Flagship and West Orange would ever be used in the same sentence.
Now East Orange? now that’s a different bushel of apples
Well maybe that will come after more important things are handled- that is making sure that every theatre that hosted both the new Final Fantasy movie and the one from 15 years ago are marked accordingly by a certain member.
One shouldn’t be picking favorites and slighting other venues now, should one?