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Intro should mention that The Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas was closed January 19, 2015.
I wonder if the Showplace was significant enough to warrant a full list… The single-screens Ziegfeld and Astor Plaza often had exclusive engagements and very long bookings, while the Showplace (if I recall correctly) was more of a neighborhood house playing day-and-date with many other theaters
Jumping Jehosaphat, who the hell cares.
Go and find out. And make sure you report back here. Not.
The last time I passed by the marquee was in lousy condition — bulbs out, crawl not working…
That is an amazing list. I am astounded at how many movies I remember seeing at this house. Damn, what a loss…
How about reposting it now? So we don’t have to dig through the archives….
I guess you would choose the version you’d want to see based on how long a nap you needed…
On its website Regal says a new multiplex coming here in 2017. link
What’s that burlesque theatre on Irving Place and 13th street, seen in the first photo…?
There is now a construction fence around the entire building and adjacent parking lot.
Spring question: Would you rather have roses on your piano or tulips on your organ?
The “A Chorus Line” ad shows the original New York engagements, but I cannot make out which theaters it was playing at…
EbertFest 18 now underway… http://www.ebertfest.com/PDFs/EbertfestFinalSlate2016.pdf
This is where I saw the Robert Redford picture The Hot Rock way back in the 20th century.
Next week I’m seeing Olivia Newton-John here in concert; I wonder if any of the old place still exists…
I passed here yesterday and was sad to see the sign was finally gone
There is paper covering the front doors and a “Asbestos abatement” notice taped to the glass. There is an opening in the paper and I looked and saw dozens of theater seats piled in the lobby.
The adjacent parking lot is closed and there was a dumpster and a crane next to the theater; a worker there said they were removing the stage house roof (although he didn’t call it that…lol)
The beginning of the end.
Photos of the “progress” would be appreciated…
For what it’s worth, the article says “All three of the films will be presented in their 1997 re-release format.”
Direct link to Star Wars Trilogy info
Regular shows starting before noon are $8.99, but there aren’t too many that start before noon…
Mark, did your family object to glorious Technicolor, breathtaking CinemaScope and stereophonic sound too? link
Text if the article about 4DX:
It’s an amazing (if increasingly expensive) time to be a downtown cinefile, folks. First the East Village’s AMC got recliners, then Metrograph opened on the Lower East Side, and now the news that’s really going to knock you off your feet: 4DX, the South Korean technology that causes your seat to buck and sway with the action, is finally, finally set to debut at the Regal Union Square Stadium 14. The first film to use the technology in New York City, Batman v. Superman, opens March 25. A second auditorium will open in Times Square in April.
Let’s not forget: this goes beyond just hydraulic seats that pitch you forward mechanical-bull-style every time Superman takes a nose dive or sideways every time he dodges a meteor. Scents piped into the theater will presumably reproduce the smell of Clark Kent’s cologne while puffs of water from the seat in front of you will likely simulate the feeling of being spritzed with it. (Sorry, all of my Superman references are from the ’80s. You expect me to watch a Superman movie as a grown man? Actually, with 4DX in play, I just might.) To get an idea of what the 4DX experience is like, read our writeup of a Star Wars screening in Bogota. As noted when we broke news of 4DX’s arrival (originally expected by the end of 2015), the technology even shows you what it’s like to be pissed on by a monkey.
The 4DX auditorium at Union Square will be followed by the opening, on April 28, of another at the Regal E-Walk 13, in Times Square. They’re just the third and fourth in the nation to undergo the costly conversion to 4DX, which exists in some 228 theaters in 37 countries. The first US auditorium opened in Los Angeles in 2014 and generated $1.7 million in revenue, triple that of the previous year.
You’re probably wondering how much tickets will cost. That’s still uncertain, according to a spokesperson for CJ 4DPLEX. Last time we checked, 4DX tickets in Los Angeles were $16. It’s safe to assume they’ll cost more than that at Regal Union Square, where regular tickets are $15.60 to begin with. One word: brace!
I’m happy that the Music Hall will be getting some movie traffic
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