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AGRoura commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Jan 25, 2011 at 11:39 pm

The Royale is now the
The Royale is now the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (Source: Wikipedia).

The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre is a legitimate Broadway theatre located at 242 West 45th Street (George Abbott Way) in midtown-Manhattan.
Designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp, it opened as the Royale Theatre on January 11, 1927 with a musical entitled Piggy. Producer John Golden leased the theatre and renamed it for himself from 1932 to 1937 (when he moved to the Theatre Masque next door). The Shubert Organization then assumed ownership and initially leased the theatre to CBS Radio. In 1940 the Royale was restored to use as a legitimate theatre under its original name. On May 9, 2005, it was renamed for longtime Shubert Organization president Bernard B. Jacobs.

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AGRoura commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Jan 25, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Gigi did have a roadshow engagement at the Royale with overture, intermision, etc.
The info is in this link, scroll down to Gigi.
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AGRoura commented about Museum of the Moving Image on Jan 15, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Registering.

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AGRoura commented about Cine Fine Arts on Jan 13, 2011 at 11:52 pm

Just came back from San Juan, the Fine Arts is a shell, they even took the roof out to make it higher and accommodate stadium seating in the new auditoriums. It’s a major job and will probably take a while.
Andy Roura

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AGRoura commented about Teatro Paramount on Jan 13, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Just came back from San Juan and the Paramount looks terrific, almost complete. The side walls were reconstructed following the original design and they added picture windows where they meet the facade. The stage house is huge and there is a building behind it, for offices I guess.
Andy Roura

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AGRoura commented about Teatro Yaguez on Dec 17, 2010 at 9:58 pm

If you clic “Ver fotos” on this link of the Paramount in disrepair prior to reconstruction, you will see many PR projects. Scroll down and you will find a link to photos of the Teatro Yaguez and the University Theater.

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AGRoura commented about Teatro Paramount on Dec 17, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Here is the link I could not find months ago which shows the Paramount in disrepair prior to reconstruction.

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If you clic on “Ver fotos” you will see other PR projects such the University Theater and the Teatro Yaguez.

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AGRoura commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 25, 2010 at 2:52 pm

From today’s NY Times, story on Ziegfeld projectionist.

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AGRoura commented about Happy 55th, Todd-AO & "Oklahoma!" on Oct 24, 2010 at 9:29 pm

Oklahoma and Around the World played in 35mm in San Juan, PR. Oklahoma in Cinemascope continuous performances, and World in roadshow, in a 35mm reduced print (Cinestage?) in a deeply curved scope screen at another theater, the Metropolitan. The first 70mm film in San Juan as in many other cities, was South Pacific and the Metropolitan owner paid for the installation of the equipment, projectors an a new bigger screen which was not as deeply curved as were the original screens required for Todd-AO.

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AGRoura commented about Cine Royal on Oct 19, 2010 at 9:32 pm

I am guessing, but maybe the same owner of the Tres Banderas built the one in Villa Palmeras after the Old San Juan theatre was demolished. Among the theaters in Villa Palmeras there was the Imperial. One of the two had a beautiful facade, I don’t remember which. In the 60s they played both Spanish and English speaking movies in second run since at the time they were “cines de barrio”, neighborhood houses.

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AGRoura commented about Happy 55th, Todd-AO & "Oklahoma!" on Oct 19, 2010 at 9:15 pm

So now we know Mike, thanks Al. I saw the movie, it really was awful.
On the matter of the overture in the original roadshow presentations, do anyone remember if it was different in the 70mm reissue and the Laser Disc and DVD versions?

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AGRoura commented about Happy 55th, Todd-AO & "Oklahoma!" on Oct 15, 2010 at 1:14 am

Mike: You are right. Was it Georgensen?
Jon: The Film Centre in Baltimore had the deep curved screen. The overture with the curtain opening to main titles with a black background coming on when the title song started and then the opening scene on the corn field was spectacular.
I always remembered the overture as being the same as in the Broadway show original cast recording, but when I saw the 80’s reissue here in NYC at Cinema 1, the screen was flat and the overture was as it is in the Laser Disc and the DVD. Am I right?

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AGRoura commented about Happy 55th, Todd-AO & "Oklahoma!" on Oct 14, 2010 at 1:08 am

PS – Baltimore played it before Washington DC. It played in Washington months later as indicated above.

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AGRoura commented about Happy 55th, Todd-AO & "Oklahoma!" on Oct 14, 2010 at 1:05 am

I was in school in Washington DC at the time and went to Baltimore to see it. Near the bus terminal was a bar with the show “In person, Christine Georgenson, WOW, what a woman!” In case you are too young to remember, she was the first American transexual. She had the operation in Denmark. It was big front page news at the time.

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AGRoura commented about Radio City Music Hall on Oct 7, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Re-registering.

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AGRoura commented about Cinema San Juan 1 & 2 on Sep 24, 2010 at 11:54 pm

Robert, if you don’t mind I’ll correct the name of the avenue. It is Luis Muñoz Rivera. Anyone can make a typo, me included. Saludos.

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AGRoura commented about Cinema San Juan 1 & 2 on Sep 24, 2010 at 11:50 pm

If I remember correctly this theater was owned and/or operated by Juan Gerard, who organized several film festivals.

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AGRoura commented about Teatro Marti on Sep 24, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Thanks, rrstar.

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AGRoura commented about Teatro Paramount on Sep 20, 2010 at 10:06 pm

Courtesy of CT’s José Mendez, a 1955 documentary on Puerto Rico. The Paramount can be seen about 1:35 min. into the picture. Could not tell what was playing.

http://www.archive.org/details/Reporton1955

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AGRoura commented about Cinema 70 on Sep 20, 2010 at 6:13 pm

Thanks, rrstar.

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AGRoura commented about Teatro Rialto on Sep 20, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Yes, rrstar, the Rialto became a Wometco house when Wometco bought Cobian/Commonwealth.

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AGRoura commented about Teatro Guayama on Sep 19, 2010 at 4:21 pm

A Mexican film festival starts tomorrow at this theater.

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AGRoura commented about Cinema Norarte on Sep 19, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Registering.

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AGRoura commented about Cinema Caparra on Sep 19, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Registering.

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AGRoura commented about Teatro Miramar on Sep 19, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Correction of intro: Was not a TV studio but the WKAQ radio studios. The TV studios, WKAQ-TV (Telemundo), were in Puerta de Tierra.