Showing 51 - 75 of 3,011 comments
I think the Trans-Lux Newsreel was the first purpose built twin in the city, if you don’t count roof garden cinemas.
First? Here is a reliable source to dispute that
The seventh screen was carved out of the ground level retail space after Cineplex Odeon had trouble leasing it out to anyone else.
Now it’s Spring 2017. It would been have quicker to just knock it down and start all over again.
‘Cineworld at the Empire Theatre’ is the new name.
Welcome to Cinema Treasures, bonebacker2. By all means feel free to share your memories here. Most of us are more than willing to hear your accounts, and not judge them. I was a manager at theatres for over 43 years from the 70’s to the turn of the century. Most sexual acts against children in theatres occurred in suburban theatres during Disney films during that time. They never happened during more adult films. I thought your “LILI” report was enlightening and hope your share more from your growing up with cinema in NYC during the magical fifties era.
Hated the musical “HAMILTON” but applaud his efforts here.
Here is a marquee shot as the Pussycat Cinema.
A recent search on this site found that at least one of the three rooms that were once the Orpheum Dance Hall showed films as the KINGS, NEW PARIS, and PUSSYCAT CINEMA sometime in the 70’s and 80’s.
“The Understanding Heart” is the newest title, opening in NY in early May 1927, so 1927 is a good guess. The other two titles opened in late 1926.
How derelict for this poster to totally ignore the cinema history of the Hudson.
“After agreeing not to compete with the Coral Gables Art Cinema for movies. Both theaters are located on city-owned land and will be able to show the same films”. So how, EXACTLY, do you not compete when you are playing the SAME films?
Sorry, Vindanpar. I don’t understand that first part of your comment. Where does it say WSS played for 113 weeks and what does it have to do with 1966 anyway?
“Suddenly, Last Summer” in the photo section.
The 9:30am shows ran from April 16 to 24. The shorter running time may have started even before then as it would allow out of town church and school groups to get back home at more reasonable hours and Roadshows always counted heavily on group sales.
You may be on to something, bigjoe. By mid-April 1965 they added a third showing at 9:30am daily for Easter week.
For the April 21, 2000 re-opening, the features were: U-571, MISSION TO MARS, PITCH BLACK, GOSSIP, BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, BOILER ROOM, DROWNING MONA, TROIS, THE 9TH GATE, COTTON MARY, ME, MYSELF AND I, GHOST DOG: WAY OF THE SAMURAI, READY TO RUMBLE, TOPSY TURVY, THREE STRIKES, PRICE OF GLORY, BEYOND THE MAT, FAMILY TREE, TIGGER THE MOVIE, ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER, CASABLANCA, TEN COMMANDMENTS, & 42ND STREET.
What purpose are you trying to serve with this post other than talking to yourself.
Such drivel. Who cares?
It was Loews. Cineplex only did a cosmetic remodel and put in new cushion seats. Loews was still operating with 70 year old wooden seats.
Cheaper prints have been getting made for twenty years due to short runs and a lack of subruns. Print quality did not deteriorate due to a lack of projectionists. The prints are just on lower quality mylar and most get destroyed soon after the first run.
A quick check on ebay shows programs on sale on all those titles, bigjoe59, although the TANGO program is Japanese.
Another roadshow-era oddness that always gets ignored is “I AM CURIOUS (YELLOW)” at the Evergreen in Greenwich Village.
bigoe59, if you look at the semi-Roadshow runs of well received, edgy, classic foreign films (LA DOLCE VITA, THE EASY LIFE, LES LIASONS DANGEURESES, FELLINI SATYRICON) you will see what UA was trying to re-create.
I will give “CALIGULA” a pass since it was eight years after the Roadshow era and quite an anomaly. But “LAST TANGO” was very much a part of the trend to move Roadshows out of Broadway and into the prestigious upper east side, before the whole concept died out with spontaneous youth audiences controlling all ticket sales in the mid-seventies. I do think “CALIGULA” uncut had a souvenir program, though.