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Mike (saps) commented about Green Acres Cinemas on May 24, 2016 at 10:29 am

Intro should mention that The Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas was closed January 19, 2015.

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on May 18, 2016 at 6:18 pm

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

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Empire 25 on May 15, 2016 at 11:23 pm

Jumping Jehosaphat, who the hell cares.

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Mike (saps) commented about Fair Theatre on May 11, 2016 at 7:25 pm

Go and find out. And make sure you report back here. Not.

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Loews 34th Street 14 on May 10, 2016 at 7:39 pm

The last time I passed by the marquee was in lousy condition — bulbs out, crawl not working…

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Mike (saps) commented about PlayStation Theater on May 10, 2016 at 9:17 am

That is an amazing list. I am astounded at how many movies I remember seeing at this house. Damn, what a loss…

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Apr 27, 2016 at 1:07 pm

How about reposting it now? So we don’t have to dig through the archives….

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Mike (saps) commented about Strand Theatre on Apr 26, 2016 at 4:46 pm

I guess you would choose the version you’d want to see based on how long a nap you needed…

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Mike (saps) commented about UA Sunrise Mall 9 on Apr 26, 2016 at 10:13 am

On its website Regal says a new multiplex coming here in 2017. link

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Mike (saps) commented about City Theatre on Apr 25, 2016 at 9:47 pm

What’s that burlesque theatre on Irving Place and 13th street, seen in the first photo…?

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Mike (saps) commented about UA Lynbrook 6 on Apr 25, 2016 at 9:39 pm

There is now a construction fence around the entire building and adjacent parking lot.

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Mike (saps) commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Spring question: Would you rather have roses on your piano or tulips on your organ?

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Empire 25 on Apr 21, 2016 at 9:55 am

zzzzzzz….

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Mike (saps) commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 19, 2016 at 1:10 pm

The “A Chorus Line” ad shows the original New York engagements, but I cannot make out which theaters it was playing at…

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Mike (saps) commented about Virginia Theatre on Apr 14, 2016 at 10:15 pm

EbertFest 18 now underway… http://www.ebertfest.com/PDFs/EbertfestFinalSlate2016.pdf

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Mike (saps) commented about Paramount on Apr 14, 2016 at 9:48 pm

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…

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Mike (saps) commented about Whitman Theatre on Apr 14, 2016 at 9:32 pm

I passed here yesterday and was sad to see the sign was finally gone

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Mike (saps) commented about UA Lynbrook 6 on Apr 13, 2016 at 1:26 pm

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…

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Mike (saps) commented about Kings Theatre on Apr 12, 2016 at 3:25 pm

For what it’s worth, the article says “All three of the films will be presented in their 1997 re-release format.”

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Mike (saps) commented about Kings Theatre on Apr 12, 2016 at 2:58 pm

Direct link to Star Wars Trilogy info

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Loews Fresh Meadows 7 on Apr 4, 2016 at 8:53 pm

Regular shows starting before noon are $8.99, but there aren’t too many that start before noon…

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Mike (saps) commented about Regal Union Square Stadium 14 on Mar 25, 2016 at 6:46 pm

Mark, did your family object to glorious Technicolor, breathtaking CinemaScope and stereophonic sound too? link

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Mike (saps) commented about Regal Union Square Stadium 14 on Mar 24, 2016 at 1:11 am

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!

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Mike (saps) commented about Radio City Music Hall on Mar 20, 2016 at 9:12 pm

I’m happy that the Music Hall will be getting some movie traffic

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Mike (saps) commented about Radio City Music Hall on Mar 20, 2016 at 9:09 pm

Rcdt55b, hdtv267 didn’t mean you!