Comments from Al Alvarez

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Criterion Theatre on Dec 29, 2017 at 8:10 pm

I suspect that in the era when audiences sat on the floor in front of the screen to watch “2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY”, front row at “FUNNY GIRL” was no longer an issue.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Criterion Theatre on Dec 29, 2017 at 8:06 pm

Vindanpar, you are correct. It seems the first six rows, for some reason, were deemed too close to be full priced for MY FAIR LADY.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Criterion Theatre on Dec 29, 2017 at 7:41 pm

So when was this the case here?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Radio City Music Hall on Dec 29, 2017 at 7:14 pm

Vindanpar, you must have missed “EVITA”.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Criterion Theatre on Dec 29, 2017 at 7:10 pm

??? Your first paragraph seems to contradict your second.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Regun Theater on Dec 24, 2017 at 8:26 pm

This may have been operating as the LENOX in 1968 advertised for “Coogan’s Bluff” in the NYT.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Angelika 57 on Dec 21, 2017 at 10:18 am

“THE LION IN WINTER” played here for over a year.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Dec 8, 2017 at 8:14 pm

Of all the generic multiplexes in the world, vindanpar pointed out this classic historic beauty as the target of shame. How clueless is that?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Dec 8, 2017 at 2:50 pm

vindanpar, the historic lobby of this theatre alone is worth the listing.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Dec 6, 2017 at 8:14 pm

ridethectrain. Try. Punctuation. Please.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Teatro Hispano on Nov 28, 2017 at 10:14 am

Operating as the Santurce in 1959-1961.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Nov 20, 2017 at 3:16 pm

bigjoe59, the studio announced an expected $110 million opening. That figure was low based on other recent Batman films opening at results much higher than that. The resulting $94 million opening is therefore considered a ‘stumble’.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Kings Theatre on Nov 16, 2017 at 6:54 pm

I don’t know, “THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER” sounds pretty Brooklyn to me.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Hollywood Theatre on Nov 13, 2017 at 3:44 pm

That would be the Liberty, robboehm.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Hollywood Theatre on Nov 12, 2017 at 6:40 pm

The big three Broadway landlords are thrilled at the lack of competition. They would want no part of this theatre as it might lower ticket prices. That is why still have huge shut down theatre space on 42nd street.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Beekman Theatre on Nov 10, 2017 at 6:48 am

Garth, “THE LAST WAVE” opened at the original single screen Beekman, not this one.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Nov 8, 2017 at 8:16 pm

ridethectrain, can you please try English. I have no idea what you are trying to say in your last four posts.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Nov 1, 2017 at 7:19 pm

Unless it is a Nolan, short attention span digital slide show, with muddled mono dialogue, deafening noise and loud music interludes designed to keep audiences awake. Then I stay home and avoid all movie theatres for a while.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Nov 1, 2017 at 12:42 pm

moviebuff82, SDDS is (was?)a sound system.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Oct 31, 2017 at 1:17 pm

The inaudible dialogue issue is not a theatre adjustment problem. They problems continue on the Blu-Ray versions. It is a sound mixing poor production value issue. Most theatres have experienced technicians who visit and check for presentation quality. Perhaps this standard level of checks and balances has been cut down.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Oct 29, 2017 at 2:35 pm

Alpine, how many people were in the audience at each showing? Larger crowds absorb sound.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Roxy Theatre on Oct 23, 2017 at 6:09 pm

The Rivoli was twinned in 1981.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Criterion Theatre on Oct 19, 2017 at 6:19 pm

“THE OMEN” opened at the National in 1976. The Criterion became a five-plex in 1980. “DIVINE MADNESS” opened there after the ‘plexing’. In 1981 it became a six-plex. In 1991 it became a seven-plex.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Criterion Theatre on Oct 16, 2017 at 12:56 pm

Some of those older cinema screens had space behind them for giant speakers on what appeared to be a stage but the area was actually only about five feet deep. When the curved screen was installed for “South Pacific” they probably removed some front seats to accommodate the screen curvature.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Criterion Theatre on Oct 14, 2017 at 7:35 pm

It opened on February 4 and played until June 23, 1970. 16 or 17 weeks.