Loew's Capitol Theatre

1645 Broadway,
New York, NY 10019

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spencerst
spencerst on August 28, 2005 at 3:22 am

herh is a ad for the capitol theatre
now called the new LOEWS CAPITOL 1959
INAGURAL ATTRACTION WAS
SOLOMONAND SHEBA
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spencerst
spencerst on August 28, 2005 at 2:46 am

not as a stranger-1955
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spencerst
spencerst on August 28, 2005 at 2:25 am

vera cruz-1953
what was superscope
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spencerst
spencerst on August 28, 2005 at 1:54 am

here is more ads from the capitol
moulin rouge-1952
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spencerst
spencerst on August 28, 2005 at 1:46 am

to warren
here is the ad for miss sadie thompson
in 3-d at the capitol at the end of 1953
but when it left the capitol and went to
neighborhood theatres it was showed
only on flate 2-d shreen and it never
played in 3-d again again
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VincentParisi
VincentParisi on August 15, 2005 at 12:03 pm

It would be wonderful to have a seating plan from the original Capitol to see how cut down the roadshow theater was. Also when GWTW played there in 39 was the mezz reserved seats or was the entire theater general seating?

RobertR
RobertR on August 14, 2005 at 2:27 am

In this 1933 ad for “Hell Below” it mentions being “Direct from it’s $2 engagement at the Astor.
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BoxOfficeBill
BoxOfficeBill on August 6, 2005 at 12:43 pm

Warren— I want to refer readers to your spirited accounts of Gable’s live turn in your post above, last 16-17 Feb., and to the longer account in your book about Gable. It’s hilariously racy.

VincentParisi
VincentParisi on August 2, 2005 at 11:51 am

I believe even the great Eugene Ormandy conducted the Capitol orchestra in the 20’s. What a great period for American popular culture and classical music!

Linde
Linde on August 2, 2005 at 6:25 am

Even in the mid 1920’s the Capitol had a symphonic orchestra, “The Grand Capitol Orchestra” conducted by David Mendoza, and its own ballet corp, too. A 1926 ad claimed that it was the biggest motion picture palace in the world.

RobertR
RobertR on August 1, 2005 at 4:45 pm

Nice pic Warren look at the little round signs advertising the wide vision screens. Remember “It’s a Wonderful Life” also went public domain and somehow they got it back to being licensed.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on July 29, 2005 at 4:48 pm

Thanks again, Warren. I especially like the 4th one (“Held Over! By Public Clamor!)

BoxOfficeBill
BoxOfficeBill on July 28, 2005 at 12:57 pm

Warren— gorgeous. I remember the Capitol’s ‘40s-'50s color scheme as green (the color of the immense traveler curtain) and brown (the woodwork), but your notation of olive is no doubt accurate. And, yes, silver leaf rather than gold: I always remember the Capitol as full of glittering accents, showing off the crystal and marble to best effect.

VincentParisi
VincentParisi on July 27, 2005 at 2:31 pm

For me nothing beats the Music Hall but on this one I’m with Warren(though Dunne and Coburn are two of my favorites.) Is Under 21 shown on TCM at 8 in the morning or is it lost to the ages?

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on July 27, 2005 at 1:45 pm

It’s weird seeing Alexander Knox as a romantic comedy lead – to me he will always be “Wilson”.

RobertR
RobertR on July 27, 2005 at 12:05 pm

1952 “The Quiet Man” opened at the Capitol
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RobertR
RobertR on July 24, 2005 at 8:57 pm

September 1965 the Capitol was part of the showcase presentation of “The Reward"
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VincentParisi
VincentParisi on July 20, 2005 at 1:32 pm

But I believe between Jim and Ecstasy there were a few other films. did Jim even make it to May?

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on July 20, 2005 at 1:17 pm

8 of the 9 films Warren mentioned are listed in the directory. When I said “summer movie”, I meant it the way they use the term now: big, dumb action movies or adaptations of comic books. That’s a pretty classy bunch of titles moviegoers had to choose from in the summer of 1965. We’ve come a long way since then – a long way backward.

William
William on July 20, 2005 at 1:09 pm

“Lord Jim” opened at the State on Feb. 25th, the next Roadshow into the State was “The Agony and the Ecstasy” on Oct. 7th of 1965.

VincentParisi
VincentParisi on July 20, 2005 at 12:21 pm

But didn’t Lord Jim open as an Easter roadshow at Loew’s State and after a dismal few months(if that long) was then dumped onto drive-in double bills?
Also weren’t Magnificent Men and Hallelujah Trail the only roadshows to ever open as summer films and consequently neither made it to the fall?