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AlAlvarez commented about Sutton Theater on Aug 8, 2013 at 2:46 pm

“The Nude Bomb” opened at the Gemini in 1980.

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AlAlvarez commented about Lincoln Plaza Cinemas on Jul 31, 2013 at 8:58 am

Aren’t you forgetting that “MIDNIGHT IN PARIS” was a big hit world wide just two years ago? It made over $151 million on a $17 million budget.

How many Hollywood movies have that ratio these days?

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AlAlvarez commented about IFC Center on Jul 23, 2013 at 7:47 pm

I lived in the space next to the Waverly in the early nineties. It eventually became part of the current IFC cinema remodel in 1999.

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AlAlvarez commented about Manhattan 1 and 2 on Jul 6, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Opened late March 1969 with “LA PRISONNIERE” at the Avco Embassy East and “CAN HEIRONYMUS MERKIN EVER FORGET MERCY HUMPPE AND FIND TRUE HAPPINESS?” at the Pacific East.

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AlAlvarez commented about Roxy Theatre on Jul 6, 2013 at 10:46 am

Clara Bow was at the Roxy in person on Tuesday, November 29, 1932 when her film “CALL HER SAVAGE” was running there.

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AlAlvarez commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jul 3, 2013 at 8:58 am

here

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AlAlvarez commented about Cobb Dolphin 19 Cinemas on Jul 2, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Scottneff, the original Regal deal fell apart when the mall plans were re-configured. It opened as Cobb.

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AlAlvarez commented about UA Court Street Stadium 12 on Jul 1, 2013 at 4:31 pm

It did open as a Regal but the switch to United Artists in 2001 came as part of the merger of the two. After the Chapter 11 filing by Regal, the new restructured company was a new entity. Similarly, the Loews Theatres that emerged after their Sony period was a very different mix of owners and even more convoluted when they merged with Cineplex Odeon.

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AlAlvarez commented about UA Court Street Stadium 12 on Jun 29, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Scottneff, Regal bought UA and started using that name in all their New York locations for a while.

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AlAlvarez commented about Why the United Palace is important on Jun 28, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Is this about saving a theatre or saving a church? I think we know this is just a money grab from a church who needs to learn how to serve their community better, or sell this property. Donating money here may be a mistake.

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AlAlvarez commented about Palace Annex Theatre on Jun 19, 2013 at 12:04 pm

The Palace Annex may have opened as the St. Nick.

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AlAlvarez commented about Capitol Theatre on Jun 19, 2013 at 7:27 am

Bobby, 1968 was one of the most tumultuous and violent years ever.

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AlAlvarez commented about United Palace on Jun 18, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Most live Broadway Theatres had movie capabilities so they could sponsor premieres and travel shows. The intention was not for full-time operation.

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AlAlvarez commented about United Palace on Jun 16, 2013 at 4:45 pm

LuisV, the Mark Hellinger’s original purpose was movies, not Broadway shows.

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AlAlvarez commented about Lyric Theatre on Jun 15, 2013 at 10:04 pm

It was also showing on Loews showcase all over town.

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AlAlvarez commented about Clearview's First & 62nd on Jun 13, 2013 at 10:34 pm

rivest266, that July opening date never happened in spite of the ad. The city fire department refused to approve the width of the escalators they had previously specified. After some negotiations, (read cash changed hands), an opening day was re-arranged in November.

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AlAlvarez commented about Fine Arts Theatre on Jun 6, 2013 at 3:20 pm

The Paris became Loews Fine Arts and then Loews Paris from 1990-1992.

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AlAlvarez commented about Fine Arts Theatre on Jun 6, 2013 at 1:08 pm

My understanding is that the zoning laws for the areas around Park Avenue had been changed and Walter Reade was unable to re-open it when their sublease ran out on the archdiocese the first time. Pathe would have faced the same problem even if the location had been available.

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AlAlvarez commented about Sunny Isles Twin on Jun 1, 2013 at 11:29 am

This was never multiplexed. The Intracoastal-8 is a separate theatre further east off 163rd street.

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AlAlvarez commented about Gateway Theatre on May 25, 2013 at 8:46 am

News footage from the “WHERE THE BOYS ARE” world premiere can be seen here.

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AlAlvarez commented about Lyric Theatre on May 13, 2013 at 8:47 am

The Lyric went back and forth with movies and plays from 1915 to 1925. In the early twenties it spent more time as a cinema than as a playhouse.

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AlAlvarez commented about Lyric Theatre on May 13, 2013 at 7:57 am

A silent movie with Douglas Fairbanks.

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AlAlvarez commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on May 12, 2013 at 10:48 am

By the way Howard, ROBIN HOOD(1922) opened at the Lyric on 42nd street.

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AlAlvarez commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on May 12, 2013 at 10:37 am

Typo on GATSBY.

http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/great-gatsby-trailer-not-great-typo-190839370.html

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AlAlvarez commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on May 3, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Not necessarily 1933, Mike, but throughout the early thirties as the live shows closed, the cheaper movie options were more attractive to audiences as well as less risky to put on.