Ziegfeld Theatre

141 West 54th Street,
New York, NY 10019

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Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on January 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) on January 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) on January 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

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on January 27, 2016 at 8:05 pm

Nice blog about seeing Braveheart, which I also saw here http://robertmaschio.com/blogs/news/89083142-braveheart-at-the-ziegfeld-theatre

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 27, 2016 at 7:38 pm

Tomorrow is the swan song for this theater.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on January 27, 2016 at 4:22 pm

I have placed the lists here in an easier to read format. Let me know if you find any omissions or errors and I will correct them.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on January 27, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Did anyone attend 2008 Go Ape Week? which were shown? good prints? And, 3 Cheers to Al for compiling the wonderful list of films that played from start to finish of the Ziegfeld!

GeorgeStrum
GeorgeStrum on January 27, 2016 at 4:15 am

There are display cases of memorabilia of the old Ziegfeld in the lobby and going up the stair case. Could these be preserved and displayed at the Lincoln Center Library or some other theatre?

cmbussmann
cmbussmann on January 27, 2016 at 1:59 am

Amen to that! I dragged so many people to the Ziegfeld over the years and none of them walked away less than awed.

Rstewart
Rstewart on January 27, 2016 at 12:03 am

What a wonderful video! When moving to the N. NJ area 9 years ago I went to experience the Ziegfeld as quickly as I could, knowing all the time that the end was inevitable and I didn’t want to have missed out. Unfortunately, it is over now and those who never made the effort will have missed out on one of the great later palaces. (I also made a point of visiting the Loews Tower East 72nd street just before the AMC takeover, you knew the days there were numbered too.)

Now, what is next? I’ve missed the UPTOWN in DC during every visit, I hope it is still there next time I am.(but it’s hard to trust AMC) The Senator dodged a bullet and the Jersey still clings to life. The Lafayette is a treasure and there are still a number of local small town singles that still know how to put on a show.

Remember this Theater Lovers, none of our treasures are safe and we must do what we can to keep those that are viable open and preserve the memory of those that do not. Everyone should experience the magic of the opening curtain and the beautiful auditorium at least once so that they can understand the magic of the movies and what a professional presentation really is! Do your part; take your friends, kids, relatives, anybody you can to the next show that you can at the nearest remaining example of the pre-huge chain multiplex, even if they are using digital. Share the beauty and the magic; help create more and future lovers of Cinematreasures.

SethLewis
SethLewis on January 26, 2016 at 2:43 pm

Thanks for the brilliant list…Significant in the evolution of distribution

From 1969 a few exclusives and the end of roadshows…then in the 70’s day dating with New Jersey and Long Island so moviegoers did not have to travel into the city for an event…then day dating with the East Side – people wouldn’t go to 54th St and rather see a film in Loews Tower East..to showcases and a lot of films which could not fill a thousand seats on a good day

It’s not theatres that got smaller it’s the movies:)

walterk
walterk on January 26, 2016 at 2:40 pm

I’ll show you next time I’m in town, markp. In the meantime:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey_4KyBu2TA

I wish that curtain had moved when I made my last visit on the 28th last month.

markp
markp on January 26, 2016 at 1:07 pm

Im hoping my wife or someone can help me with the whole cut and paste thing so I can view the video. Im not good when it comes to that.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on January 26, 2016 at 3:34 am

Wonderful! Thank you for the curtain closing video!

DavidMorgan
DavidMorgan on January 26, 2016 at 3:06 am

Here is a video of the Ziegfeld’s double curtains closing this week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey_4KyBu2TA

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on January 25, 2016 at 1:06 pm

I have a flickr gallery of my photos of movies on the Ziegfeld’s marquee & in order, each room from the Box Office to the Lobby Museum & Grand Stairs, the Foyer upstairs, Concession Foyer, and Auditorium. I may add more photos at a later time. https://www.flickr.com/photos/howardbhaas/albums/72157634640390968 After Star Wars 7 is over, the curtains close. A few minutes later, the gold curtain opens, followed by the white curtain. I quickly snapped 7 photos, a bit dark. I am not great with making videos & can’t return to NYC from Philly to try. Can someone please use your camera or cell phone to video the curtains opening (after the movie is over)? & post on Youtube & post the Youtube link? The Ziegfeld’s use of 2 curtains is special enough to be videotaped!

amcbayplaza13
amcbayplaza13 on January 25, 2016 at 5:40 am

In 1977 my grandparents saw Saturday night fever and they love this movie and this theater opened in 1969 before I was born. My grandfather would be alive to save Ziegfeid theater and now this theater is going be miss, remembered and never be forgotten

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on January 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…!

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on January 25, 2016 at 12:31 am

First film I saw here was That’s Entertainment, followed soon thereafter by Earthquake! I was 9 years of age at the time, and going into the city for a movie or show was always a treat, and my parents (and extended adult family) were great about giving me those experiences on a fairly regular basis. I’m not 100% sure, but my dad may have also taken me here to see 2001, at one of tie mid to late ‘70’s engagements. The family also took in Fantasia here during that same era.

First time I ever be tired into Manhattan on my own, at age 14, was to see Hair at the Ziegfeld on St Patty’s day, 1979. And later that year, Apocalypse Now, which ran without any beginning or end credits – these were distributed in a souvenir handout given to patrons by the ticket taker. I still bemoan the loss of that item from my memorabilia. A few years later I remember coming in with some high school classmates to see Pink Floyd’s The Wall.

More recently – as in THIS century – I can remember seeing Chicago, The Producers, and the Bond reboot Casino Royale. Of course, among my favorite experiences here were the Classic series they ran during slow weeks. I caught Blade Runner, Close Encounters, and 2001 – those last two on the same day. Also Ben-Hur, and West Side Story.

I’m sure I’m forgetting a few titles, but I’ll certainly never forget the Ziegfeld, it’s friendly staff, nor its expert film presentation. She may not be a classic movie palace of the sort this site was designed to celebrate, but the not-so-old gal certainly went before her time and will be missed!

xbs2034
xbs2034 on January 25, 2016 at 12:10 am

Oops missed one (not surprised I did)– Tomorrowland played in-between Avengers and Jurassic World

xbs2034
xbs2034 on January 25, 2016 at 12:07 am

I believe the films which played here in its last full year of operation were (I got weekly film schedule emails from them so searched my inbox, plus I saw half of these here anyway): Fifty Shades of Grey, Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Divergent Series: Insurgent, Furious 7, Avengers Age of Ultron, Jurassic World, Terminator Genisys, Ant-Man, Mission Impossible Rogue Nation, The Martian, Spectre, and Star Wars The Force Awakens.

I know Into the Woods opened last Christmas here and was a hold over at the start of the year.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on January 24, 2016 at 9:55 pm

I’ve started working on a more recent release list. Unfortunately (and ironically) the newer lists are more difficult to compile than the old ones because the films changed more often, timeclocks were less reliable or missing and the ads were sometimes not even bought.

Myron
Myron on January 24, 2016 at 7:23 pm

Where can I find a list of films that we saw at the Ziegfeld more recently? I believe we saw Hugo, Nine, the Majestic, perhaps Dreamgirls and Shakespeare in Love. Not sure about the last two. The Ziegfeld has been used more recently for NY Premieres.

cityscope
cityscope on January 24, 2016 at 4:36 am

WOW! This is amazing – Al and Bill, thank you so much. Al, I’ll definitely be writing to you at the bijou address to get that file. I’m sure this is a ton of work, but if anyone is able to recreate 2000 to the present, just so we have the history (more or less) complete, that’d be amazing — if we have the 1st 30+ years, we already have two-thirds of it! ;) Thanks again for all the work!