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Mike (saps) commented about UA Lynbrook 6 on Feb 10, 2016 at 2:12 am

Article from the local paper the Lynbrook Herald, by Nick Ciccone

Movie house to be demolished

After more than a decade of discussion about its fate, the United Artists movie theater on Merrick Road in Lynbrook closed its doors for good on Jan. 10 — the start of an expected 16-month renovation that its new ownership, the Regal Entertainment Group, promises will bring a state-of-the art movie experience to the village.

“You want to grow with the times, but in a smart way,” said Mayor Bill Hendrick, adding that he hoped the updated theater would improve the village’s commercial area. “I’m getting calls all the time — people want Lynbrook,” he said.

Regal first took an interest in the property in 2011, and its developer, Blumenfeld Development Group, considered several building designs over the years. The new theater will feature luxury reclining seats in all screening rooms, along with surround sound and bright 2D and 3D images.

The project, funded by Regal, will cost an estimated $25 million. The existing structure will be demolished, and the new theater will wrap around the Cuzco Peru Restaurant in a U shape. The municipal parking on the west side of the theater will no longer exist, which will mean a loss of 51 parking spaces. But Building Department Superintendent Brian Stanton said there would be 171 fewer seats in the new theater — a total of 1,434 — and parking regulations on Atlantic Avenue can be amended to accommodate peak movie hours.

Gutting the building

Stanton said that before the building can be demolished, ALL Construction Inc. will disconnect interior electrical and gas hookups and rip out the seats. A demolition permit cannot be issued, he said, until the interior work is completed. The building is expected to be demolished in late summer.

Once that work begins, Hendrick said, any traffic issues that arise will be addressed. “The fact that we have our own Police Department helps us greatly,” he said. “We can re-route and do what we have to do with the [Department of Public Works] and police that other places can’t do.”

Members of Hose Co. No. 1, the firehouse on Blake Avenue, behind the theater, will be given parking spaces on the theater property during the construction.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Circa 1929 print ad courtesy of Mike Flores. on Feb 8, 2016 at 7:32 am

June 8, 1929 was indeed a Saturday.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 2, 2016 at 9:09 pm

Yes, Craig O'Connor did a good job for Clearview, both here and at the Chelsea. He is what they needed, a person of vision and creativity, a latter-day showman, and when he left it left a void that was never properly filled.

I’m surprised the Moss family didn’t do a better job, seeing as how they’ve been exhibitors since the turn of the LAST century. There are plenty of examples of their ballyhoo here at Cinema Treasures but the current generation sure dropped the ball at this location.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Shore Theatre on Feb 2, 2016 at 2:40 pm

Text of Brooklyn Daily article:

They’re shoring it up!

A developer bought Coney Island’s long-neglected Shore Theater and plans to restore the 90-year-old landmark to its former glory, the buyer’s legal counsel confirmed.

“The people of Coney Island can start looking forward to an amazing theater,” said lawyer Igor Oberman. “They don’t want this to be just a seasonal venue — it will be for all seasons benefiting not only tourists, but the people here year-round.”

Jasmine Bullard, daughter of People’s Playground land baron Horace Bullard, sold the icon to Pye Properties for $20 million last week, the Coney Island Blog first reported.

The rebirth bodes well for the People’s Playground, which area businesses and political leaders have been pushing to become a destination in the winter as well as summer, according to one neighborhood booster.

“This is wonderful news,” said Boardwalk impresario and Coney Island U.S.A. founder Dick Zigun, who has long advocated for the ailing theater. “If Coney Island is on a trajectory to go year-round and build hotels, you have to have nighttime entertainment and that’s the place to do it, at a landmarked Broadway-equivalent theater.”

The building has been vacant for decades and fell into serious disrepair, and Pye is still determining what it will take to make the theater show-worthy again, Oberman said.

“They’re still in the assessment phase,” he said. “The property has been derelict for many years, so right now they’re doing structural studies, and trying to understand the physical condition of the building.”

The theater was built in 1925 as the Loew’s Coney Island, according to historian Charles Denson. It housed Vaudeville acts in its heyday, he said. The Brandt Company took it over in 1964, and the theater started showing X-rated movies in 1972 in a last-ditch attempt to lure audiences.

Kansas Fried Chicken mogul Horace Bullard purchased the property in 1978 hoping to convert it into a hotel and casino, but the state decided against allowing gambling in the People’s Playground. The land baron put the building up for sale and let it sit derelict for the next several decades, drawing criticism from Coney Island advocates as the structure deteriorated and became an encampment of homeless people. Bullard died in 2013, and a 2015 announcement that the city would scoop up other derelict Coney Island properties that passed to his family reignited calls to seize the property through eminent domain.

It’s not the first historic Loew’s theater to be pulled off the historical scrap heap — the Kings Theatre in Flatbush reopened last year after the city hired a theater group to restore the iconic venue.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4505.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 1, 2016 at 10:12 pm

I meant they booked it AS IF it was in the middle of nowhere, instead of as the gem of midtown Manhattan.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 1, 2016 at 9:38 pm

Neither Bow Tie nor Clearview knew what to do with the Ziegfeld, booking it like an ordinary multiplex in the middle of nowhere instead of the gem of Manhattan movie palaces.

It didn’t need recliners or reserved seating; what it needed was to hire someone with creativity and vision to book it properly, a combination of first run, premieres, classics, film festivals, etc., instead of dumping studio releases there and leaving them for weeks on end.

I always thought they should have had two week bookings then bring in move-over product that may already be in release but not at the Ziegfeld. And some free cross-promotion at other Bow Tie or Clearview houses could have helped as well.

A look at the bookings posted above show the Ziegfeld had classic screenings from the very beginning, but after Walter Reade and Cineplex Odeon left the game, mediocrity ruled the day.

Say what you will about Garth Drabinsky, at least he (and Walter Reade) were showmen who knew how to get backsides in seats.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 31, 2016 at 6:28 pm

Now, that’s creative booking…

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 30, 2016 at 1:41 pm

Management by both Clearview and BowTie was lackluster, haphazard and devoid of creativity. (They didn’t even promote the Ziegfeld at their other Manhattan location, the Chelsea.) A sad lack of showmanship and verve helped drop this place off the radar for many moviegoers.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 30, 2016 at 12:20 pm

Or how philanthropist and entrepreneur Paul Allen bought and restored the Seattle Cinerama; that’s a treasured venue with a strong and vibrant program schedule, mixing first-run, classics and film festivals.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 27, 2016 at 9:53 pm

2006 to 2016

1/13/2006 TRISTAN AND ISOLDE

1/20/2006 Hollywood Classics

3/31/2006 IEC AGE: THE MELTDOWN

4/14/2006 SCARY MOVIE 4

5/5/2006 MISSION IMPOSSIBLE III

5/19/2006 OVER THE HEDGE

6/9/2006 CARS

7/7/2006 PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST

8/9/2006 WORLD TRADE CENTER

9/8/2006 Hollywood Classics

10/13/2006 closed?

10/20/2006 FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS

11/17/2006 CASINO ROYALE

12/15/2006 DREAMGIRLS

3/9/2007 ZODIAC

3/30/2007 MEET THE ROBINSONS

4/20/2007 closed?

5/4/2007 SPIDER-MAN 3

5/25/2007 PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END

6/15/2007 closed?

6/29/2007 RATATOUILLE

7/13/2007 HAIRSPRAY

8/31/2007 Hollywood Classics

9/7/2007 closed

9/26/2007 PORGY & BESS

10/5/2007 BLADE RUNNER

10/19/2007 THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

11/9/2007 BEE MOVIE

11/23/2007 ENCHANTED

12/21/2007 SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET

2/1/2008 HANNAH MONTANA AND MILEY CYRUS: BEST OF BOTH WORLDS CONCERT

2/8/2008 THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES

2/29/2008 NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

3/14/2008 Hollywood Classics

3/28/2008 GO APE WEEK

4/4/2008 SHINE A LIGHT

4/11/2008 Hollywood Classics

5/2/2008 IRON MAN

5/22/2008 INDIANA JONES & THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL

6/20/2008 KIT KITTREDGE: AN AMERICAN GIRL

7/4/2008 HANCOCK

7/18/2008 MAMMA MIA!

8/15/2008 TROPIC THUNDER

9/5/2008 closed?

9/12/2008 RIGHTEOUS KILL

9/26/2008 closed?

10/3/2008 NEW YORK INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

10/10/2008 closed?

10/17/2008 THE GODFATHER/THE GODFATHER PART II

10/24/2008 HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR

11/14/2008 QUANTUM OF SOLACE

12/12/2008 CHE

12/19/2008 HARRY POTTER FILM WEEK

12/25/2008 THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON

2/6/2009 CORALINE

2/27/2009 THE JONAS BROTHERS: THE 3D CONCERT EXPERIENCE

3/13/2009 closed?

3/27/2009 MONSTERS VS. ALIENS

4/17/2009 closed?

4/24/2009 THE SOLOIST

5/8/2009 STAR TREK

5/29/2009 UP

6/24/2009 TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN

7/15/2009 HARRY POTTER & THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE

8/7/2009 G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA

8/21/2009 INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS

9/11/2009 closed?

9/25/2009 FAME

10/9/2009 closed?

10/23/2009 AMELIA

11/6/2009 A CHRISTMAS CAROL

11/25/2009 THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG

12/18/2009 NINE

1/22/2010 closed

2/12/2010 Hollywood Classics

2/19/2010 SHUTTER ISLAND

3/5/2010 ALICE IN WONDERLAND

4/2/2010 CLASH OF THE TITANS

4/22/2010 OCEANS

5/7/2010 IRON MAN 2

5/27/2010 SEX AND THE CITY 2

6/18/2010 TOY STORY 3

7/16/2010 INCEPTION

8/13/2010 EAT PRAY LOVE

9/1/2010 THE AMERICAN

9/24/2010 WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS

10/15/2010 closed?

10/22/2010 METROPOLIS

10/29/2010 closed?

11/19/2010 HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1

12/15/2010 THE SOUND OF MUSIC

12/22/2010 TRUE GRIT

1/21/2011 THE KING’S SPEECH

3/18/2011 LIMITLESS

4/8/2011 ARTHUR

4/22/2011 closed

5/6/2011 THOR

5/20/2011 PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES

6/10/2011 SUPER 8

6/29/2011 TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON

7/15/2011 HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2

8/10/2011 THE HELP

9/16/2011 THE LION KING

10/7/2011 THE IDES OF MARCH

10/28/2011 PUSS IN BOOTS

11/11/2011 IMMORTALS

11/23/2011 HUGO

12/25/2011 THE WAR HORSE

1/13/2012 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

1/27/2012 THE IRON LADY

2/10/2012 STAR WARS: EPISODE 1-THE PHANTOM MENACE

2/24/2012 ACT OF VALOR

3/9/2012 JOHN CARTER

3/23/2012 THE HUNGER GAMES

4/20/2012 closed?

4/27/2012 ROCK FILM FESTIVAL

5/4/2012 THE BEATLES: THE LOST CONCERT

5/11/2012 closed

6/1/2012 SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN

6/15/2012 ROCK OF AGES

6/29/2012 closed

7/3/2012 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

7/20/2012 THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

8/10/2012 THE BOURNE LEGACY

8/24/2012 SLEEPWALK WITH ME

9/21/2012 THE MASTER

10/12/2012 ARGO

11/21/2012 LIFE OF PI

12/25/2012 LES MISERABLES

2/8/2013 SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

3/1/2013 LINCOLN

3/8/2013 OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

4/5/2013 closed?

4/12/2013 “42”

5/10/2013 THE GREAT GATSBY

6/14/2013 MAN OF STEEL

7/3/2013 THE LONE RANGER

7/19/2013 MONSTER’S UNIVERSITY/THE LONE RANGER

7/26/2013 THE WOLVERINE

8/9/2013 ELYSIUM

8/30/2013 ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US

9/13/2013 THE BIT PLAYER

9/20/2013 PRISONERS

10/11/2013 CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

11/22/2013 THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

12/18/2013 ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES

12/25/2013 THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

3/7/2014 12 YEARS A SLAVE

3/28/2014 NOAH

4/11/2014 RIO 2

5/2/2014 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

5/23/2014 X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

6/20/2014 JERSEY BOYS

7/11/2014 DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

8/1/2014GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

8/22/2014 SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR

9/5/2014 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

9/12/2014 THE DROP

9/19/2014 THE MAZE RUNNER

10/3/2014 GONE GIRL

11/7/2014 INTERSTELLAR

11/21/2014 THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY- PART 1

12/12/2014 EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS

12/25/2014 INTO THE WOODS

1/30/2015 BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE)

2/13/2015 FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

3/6/2015 THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

3/20/2015 THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT

4/3/2015 FURIOUS 7

5/1/2015 AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

5/22/2015 TOMORROWLAND

6/12/2015 JURASSIC WORLD

7/1/2015 TERMINATOR GENISYS

7/15/2015 ANT-MAN

7/31/2015 MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION

9/18/2015 closed

10/2/2015 THE MARTIAN

11/6/2015 SPECTRE

12/18/2015 STAR WARS: EPISODE VII-THE FORCE AWAKENS

1/29/16 Closed 

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 27, 2016 at 9:33 pm

2000 – 2005

2/4/2000 SIMPATICO

2/18/2000 DIAMONDS

2/25/2000 THE INSIDER

3/10/2000 AMERICAN BEAUTY

5/5/2000 GLADIATOR

6/16/2000 TITAN A.E.

6/30/2000 ME, MYSELF AND IRENE

7/14/2000 X-MEN

9/15/2000 THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Singalong)

9/29/2000 ALMOST FAMOUS

10/13/2000 THE CONTENDER

11/10/2000 MEN OF HONOR

12/22/2000 CAST AWAY

2/9/2001 HANNIBAL

3/2/2001 THE MEXICAN

3/16/2001 ENEMY AT THE GATES

4/6/2001 ALONG CAME A SPIDER

4/27/2001 DRIVEN

5/11/2001 closed?

5/18/2001 MOULIN ROUGE!

6/8/2001 ATLANTIS: THE LOST EMPIRE

6/22/2001 DR. DOLITTLE 2

6/29/2001 A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE.

7/27/2001 PLANET OF THE APES

8/31/2001 FUNNY GIRL

9/28/2001 DON’T SAY A WORD

10/12/2001 BANDITS

11/2/2001 MONSTERS, INC.

12/7/2001 OCEAN’S ELEVEN

1/11/2002 BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF

2/15/2002 RETURN TO NEVER LAND

3/1/2002 WE WERE SOLDIERS

3/15/2002 ICE AGE

4/5/2002 HIGH CRIMES

4/26/2002 LIFE OR SOMETHING LIKE IT

5/16/2002 STAR WARS: EPISODE II- ATTACK OF THE CLONES

7/12/2002 ROAD TO PERDITION

8/16/2002 METROPOLIS

8/30/2002 MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING

9/25/2002 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

10/18/2002 THE RING

11/1/2002 THE SANTA CLAUSE 2

11/27/2002 SOLARIS

12/27/2002 CHICAGO

5/2/2003 X2

5/16/2003 DOWN WITH LOVE

6/6/2003 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS

6/20/2003 HULK

7/11/2003 THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN

7/25/2003 LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER: THE CRADLE OF LIFE

8/8/2003closed?

8/15/2003 OPEN RANGE

8/29/2003 THE WAY WE WERE

9/12/2003closed?

10/24/2003 BROTHER BEAR

11/14/2003 MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD

12/5/2003 THE LAST SAMURAI

12/25/2003 COLD MOUNTAIN

1/23/2004 MYSTIC RIVER

2/6/2004 MIRACLE

2/27/2004 closed

3/5/2004 HIDALGO

3/19/2004 closed

4/9/2004 THE ALAMO

4/23/2004 MAN ON FIRE

5/14/2004 closed

5/28/2004 THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW

6/18/2004 THE TERMINAL

7/16/2004 I, ROBOT

7/30/2004 THE VILLAGE

8/6/2004 COLLATERAL

9/1/2004 VANITY FAIR

10/1/2004 SHARK TALE

10/22/2004 SURVIVING CHRISTMAS

11/5/2004 closed?

11/10/2004 THE POLAR EXPRESS

12/10/2004 OCEAN’S TWELVE

12/22/2004 PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

1/28/2005 RAGING BULL

2/18/2005 CONSTANTINE

3/11/2005 ROBOTS

4/8/2005 SAHARA

4/22/2005 closed

4/29/2005 THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

5/19/2005 STAR WARS: EPISODE III- REVENGE OF THE SITH

6/29/2005 WAR OF THE WORLDS

7/22/2005 THE ISLAND

8/12/2005 THE GREAT RAID

8/26/2005 THE SKELETON KEY (closed captions version)

9/2/2005 THE BAXTER

9/9/2005 closed

9/23/2005 FLIGHTPLAN

10/14/2005 ELIZABETHTOWN

10/28/2005 closed

11/23/2005 RENT

12/16/2005 THE PRODUCERS

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 27, 2016 at 9:19 pm

The Ziegfeld in the 90’s…

02/23/90 MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON

04/27/90 CHATTAHOOCHEE

05/18/90 BIRD ON A WIRE

06/29/90 DAYS OF THUNDER

08/10/90 FLATLINERS

09/14/90 POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE

10/19/90 WHITE PALACE

11/23/90 HOME ALONE

12/07/90 EDWARD SCISSORHANDS

02/08/91 SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY

03/01/91 THE DOORS

04/26/91 SPARTACUS

05/31/91 BACKDRAFT

06/21/91 DYING YOUNG

07/12/91 CITY SLICKERS

08/09/91 PURE LUCK

08/30/91 THE COMMITMENTS

11/22/91 FOR THE BOYS

12/27/91 THE PRINCE OF TIDES

01/31/92 SHINING THROUGH

02/21/92 RADIO FLYER

03/06/92 THE LAWNMOWER MAN

04/03/92 THUNDERHEART

04/17/92 CITY OF JOY

05/22/92 FAR AND AWAY

07/03/92 A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

07/31/92 DEATH BECOMES HER

09/25/92 MR. SATURDAY NIGHT

12/25/92 HOFFA

02/05/93 A FEW GOOD MEN

02/12/93 GROUNDHOG DAY

03/19/93 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

04/30/93 BENNY & JOON

05/14/93 LOST IN YONKERS

06/11/93 JURRASIC PARK

09/17/93 THE AGE OF INNOCENCE

11/12/93 CARLITO’S WAY

12/31/93 HEAVEN & EARTH

02/04/94 I’LL DO ANYTHING

03/25/94 THE PAPER

05/06/94 THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT III

06/17/94 WOLF 07/15/94

TRUE LIES 09/23/94

MY FAIR LADY

09/30/94 THE RIVER WILD

11/11/94 INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE

01/13/95 LEGENDS OF THE FALL

03/24/95 THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

04/07/95 ROB ROY

05/19/95 BRAVEHEART

06/30/95 APOLLO 13

10/06/95 STRANGE DAYS

11/10/95 TO DIE FOR

11/17/95 CASINO

01/05/96 12 MONKEYS

02/16/96 CITY HALL

03/22/96 DIABOLIQUE

04/12/96 FEAR

05/17/96 JANE EYRE

05/31/96 DRAGONHEART

06/14/96 MOLL FLANDERS

07/05/96 INDEPENDENCE DAY

09/13/96 closed for remodeling

10/04/96 VERTIGO

11/15/96 THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES

12/20/96 GHOSTS OF MISSISSIPPI

01/24/97 STAR WARS

02/21/97 THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

03/14/97 RETURN OF THE JEDI

04/25/97 VOLCANO

05/23/97 THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK

08/15/97 COP LAND

09/26/97 THE PEACEMAKER

10/31/97 RED CORNER

11/14/97 ANASTASIA

12/26/97 THE POSTMAN

01/16/98 HARD RAIN

01/30/98 GREAT EXPECTATIONS

03/20/98 PRIMARY COLORS 0

5/15/98 BULWORTH

06/19/98 THE X FILES

07/24/98 SAVING PRIVATE RYAN

09/18/98 ONE TRUE THING

10/02/98 WHAT DREAMS MAY COME

10/23/98 PLEASANTVILLE

11/13/98 MEET JOE BLACK

12/25/98 THE THIN RED LINE

03/19/99 RAVENOUS

03/26/99 SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

04/23/99 PUSHING TIN

05/21/99 THE PHANTOM MENACE

09/24/99 JAKOB THE LIAR

10/15/99 THE STORY OF US

11/26/99 END OF DAYS

12/17/99 ANNA AND THE KING

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 27, 2016 at 9:13 pm

1970 – 1989

12/18/69 MAROONED

02/25/70 GONE WITH THE WIND

03/04/70 DOCTOR ZHIVAGO

03/11/70 THE BIBLE — IN THE BEGINNING

03/18/70 THE SOUND OF MUSIC

03/25/70 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

05/06/70 WAR AND PEACE (USSR)

06/03/70 THE GREAT ZIEGFELD/ZIEGFELD GIRL/ ZIEGFELD FOLLIES

06/17/70 THE SAND PEBBLES

07/01/70 GONE WITH THE WIND

07/08/70 THE BOATNIKS

08/05/70 AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS/WEST SIDE STORY

08/19/70 SOLDIER BLUE

10/14/70 A HARD DAY’S NIGHT/ HELP!/ YELLOW SUBMARINE/ LET IT BE

10/28/70 A NIGHT AT THE OPERA/ AT THE CIRCUS/ A DAY AT THE RACES/ THE BIG STORE

11/11/70 closed

11/18/70 RYAN’S DAUGHTER

07/07/71 PETER RABBIT AND THE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER

08/04/71 CLEOPATRA

08/18/71 KLUTE

08/25/71 THE ANDERSON TAPES

09/01/71 BANANAS

09/08/71 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY/ YELLOW SUBMARINE

09/15/71 closed

12/22/71 STAR SPANGLED GIRL

02/02/72 closed

02/16/72 CABARET

08/16/72 WOODSTOCK

08/23/72 WAR AND PEACE (USSR)

08/30/72 closed

09/20/72 BLACKBOARD JUNGLE/ ROCK ROCK ROCK/ THE THING/ THE WILD ONE/
JAILHOUSE ROCK

09/27/72 closed

10/18/72 FELLINI’S ROMA

12/13/72 SLEUTH

03/28/73 I AM A DANCER

05/16/73 THIS IS CINERAMA

08/22/73 ROMEO AND JULIET (1968) 1

0/24/73 FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER

11/07/73 closed

12/19/73 THE DAY OF THE DOLPHIN

04/17/74 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THE ROLLING STONES

05/01/74 closed

05/29/74 THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT

10/02/74 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

11/20/74 EARTHQUAKE

03/26/75 TOMMY

07/02/75 ROLLERBALL

08/27/75 THE JOLSON STORY

09/10/75 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

10/01/75 GIVE ‘EM HELL, HARRY!

10/15/75 LISZTOMANIA

11/12/75 CONDUCT UNBECOMING

11/26/75 THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

12/10/75 closed

12/24/75 BARRY LYNDON

03/31/76 MOSES

05/19/76 THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT PART 2

07/28/76 THE RETURN OF A MAN CALLED HORSE

09/22/76 closed

10/13/76 SOLARIS

11/10/76 closed

12/29/76 A STAR IS BORN

02/23/77 closed

06/01/77 THE GRATEFUL DEAD

06/22/77 NEW YORK, NEW YORK

08/31/77 closed

10/12/77 TOMMY

11/16/77 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND

05/03/78 THE LAST WALTZ

07/26/78 REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHER

10/11/78 THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL

11/15/78 THE LORD OF THE RINGS

02/14/79 MURDER BY DECREE

03/21/79 HAIR

05/23/79 THE PRISONER OF ZENDA

06/27/79 THE MUPPET MOVIE

07/18/79 DRACULA

08/15/79 APOCALYPSE NOW

11/14/79 THE ROSE

02/20/80 SATURN 3

03/26/80 APOCALYPSE NOW

04/23/80 THE WATCHER IN THE WOODS

05/07/80 FANTASIA

05/21/80 FAME

06/25/80 CAN’T STOP THE MUSIC

08/06/80 RAISE THE TITANIC

10/22/80 TIMES SQUARE

11/26/80 PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS ROCKSHOW

12/24/80 THE JAZZ SINGER

02/18/81 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (Special Edition)

03/18/81 FANTASIA

04/22/81 LION OF THE DESERT

06/10/81 closed 07/01/81

THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER

08/12/81 BEATLEMANIA

08/26/81 HONKY TONK FREEWAY

10/14/81 closed

12/16/81 PENNIES FROM HEAVEN

02/17/82 QUEST FOR FIRE

03/24/82 VICTOR/ VICTORIA

05/26/82 AC/DC LET THERE BE ROCK

06/16/82 GREASE 2 07/21/82

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

08/11/82 PINK FLOYD THE WALL

09/29/82 YES, GIORGIO

11/03/82 TESS

11/10/82 FANTASIA

12/08/82 GANDHI

07/20/83 STAYING ALIVE

10/05/83 BRAINSTORM

11/23/83 YENTL

02/22/84 FANTASIA

03/21/84 A STAR IS BORN

04/04/84 ANTARCTICA

05/02/84 closed

06/27/84 THE KARATE KID

09/19/84 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

10/03/84 closed

10/24/84 THE RAZOR’S EDGE

12/19/84 A PASSAGE TO INDIA

04/03/85 KING DAVID

05/01/85 closed

07/03/85 ST. ELMO’S FIRE

07/17/85 SILVERADO

08/28/85 GHOSTBUSTERS

10/16/85 FANTASIA

11/27/85 WHITE NIGHTS

02/05/86 DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS

03/26/86 JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS

04/23/86 ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

06/04/86 closed

07/02/86 AMERICAN ANTHEM

07/23/86 PIRATES

08/06/86 FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR

09/10/86 closed

09/24/86 PATHS OF GLORY/ FROM HERE TO ETERNITY

09/27/86 BIRMAN OF ALCATRAZ/ I WALK ALONE

10/01/86 ELMER GANTRY/ ALONG THE GREAT DIVIDE

10/08/86 TOUGH GUYS

11/19/86 closed

12/03/86 NUTCRACKER

12/31/86 WISDOM

01/28/87 closed

02/04/87 OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE

03/18/87 HEAT

04/08/87 closed

04/15/87 THREE FOR THE ROAD

04/22/87 closed

05/20/87 ISHTAR

06/24/87 ROXANNE

08/12/87 WHO’S THAT GIRL

09/02/87 THE FOURTH PROTOCOL

10/14/87 HAIL! HAIL! ROCK N’ ROLL

11/04/87 closed

11/11/87 CRY FREEDOM

01/20/88 GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM

03/23/88 D.O.A.

04/20/88 APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH

05/04/88 POWAQQATSI

06/29/88 WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT?

08/17/88 THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST

11/30/88 COCOON: THE RETURN

01/11/89 TALK RADIO

02/15/89 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

07/05/89 THE KARATE KID PART III

08/09/89 THE ABYSS

09/20/89 SEA OF LOVE

11/01/89 THE BEAR

12/20/89 BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Jan 25, 2016 at 6:47 am

Cinema 1 tickets are $18 (wow) but the first and last shows of the day are only $9…

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 25, 2016 at 3:15 am

My first movie there was also That’s Entertainment, which blew me away. I hadn’t heard of most of those stars and movies featured, (I know them all very well now!) but was especially amazed seeing Esther Williams and her aquatic extravaganzas on the big screen…!

Soon after, Earthquake was a bone-rattling eye-popper and my first Ava Gardner movie. I saw that more than once, bringing in friends from Long Island for the unique Sensurround experience. (I’ve since come to appreciate Gardner’s beauty in movies like Showboat and Mogambo, but even in Earthquake she had an earthy sensuality.)

To complete the trifecta, Tommy was astounding. I’d never heard the album before, nor really knew who The Who were, but I was stunned and euphoric by the sights, sounds and presentation of that rock opera. These three movies seemed like they were custom-made for this house.

In my lifetime there has been no showplace like the Ziegfeld. In a word, wow…!

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 24, 2016 at 1:12 am

Now if only someone could put them in list form for ease of perusal…

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 22, 2016 at 5:11 pm

(Can we all do multiple clicks on the closed-curtain photo on page 8 to bump it up to the overview page, where it belongs…)

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 22, 2016 at 5:04 pm

It’s gone full circle — started as a Walter Reade theater, playing a sci-fi movie, and ends with Walter Reade on the marquee, playing a sci-fi movie…

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Mike (saps) commented about UA Lynbrook 6 on Jan 18, 2016 at 12:16 am

The marquee is still up, but the words United Artists have been removed.

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Mike (saps) commented about UA Lynbrook 6 on Jan 12, 2016 at 7:19 am

Theater is closed. Marquee says “closed. New theater coming soon.”

I believe the building is coming down and a new one will be erected.

Time to get some photos of the old girl, especially with the current marquee.

Ed…?

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Mike (saps) commented about Flynn Center for the Performing Arts on Jan 8, 2016 at 7:05 pm

The outside looked great, the inside seemed a little bland.

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Mike (saps) commented about Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas on Dec 27, 2015 at 5:16 pm

Any reports on the 70mm showing of The Hateful Eight?

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Mike (saps) commented about Loew's State Theatre on Dec 26, 2015 at 1:11 pm

I just did the same search and it’s there. The site gives “open” theaters first, but click the tab “all theaters” and voila!

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Mike (saps) commented about Radio City Music Hall on Dec 22, 2015 at 8:14 am

I’m surprised to hear that Radio City presented a re-release as a regular presentation, and with a stage show no less…!

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Mike (saps) commented about Radio City Music Hall on Dec 21, 2015 at 9:34 pm

Did it EVER play here?