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Screen size, and only at this theatre.
“the most aggressive presentations of movies ever”?
Is that really ‘a thing’, on planet Darth?
NYer, I ran a different theatre in Florida, but we just put an usher at the door to the x-rated auditorium at all times.
…and with all the sound hype, the dialogue is STILL muffled. Or perhaps we have a generation of actors with elocution disabilities.
Noise is what bad filmmakers resort to when they don’t know how to create tension otherwise. That is the real problem. Smart theatre managers lower the sound levels after the techies leave, or you end up with half the audience in the lobby demanding refunds.
Auditoria lighting level is often dictated by the local council for health and safety reasons. Bexleyheath was an annoying example.
They are now showing the exclusive north Manhattan run of “WOODSHOCK”. If they can continue to get these indies at the expense of the Lincoln Plaza and the Lincoln Center cinemas, they will do well.
Cineworld Leicester Square appears to have dropped the Empire name altogether now. Shameful.
It’s not the original. It’s the lame FINAL CUT of “Blade Runner”. Not worth bothering with.
CF100, it all adds up to so loud that Dunkirk veterans run for the exit, different in every venue, and the movie experience is not enhanced in any way. Just like THX.
And that my friends, is the definition of showbiz bullshit. THX style.
“CHITTY” played on both, but Aquamarine (Twin 2) was on the left and Driftwood (Twin 1) was on the right. Driftwood had more seats.
Aeterna, thanks for the “HOTEL” shots!
Yes, it closed in 1984.
With eight screens I imagine they will play anything they can get.
Ed, check out this wide entrance;
Glad to have you back also, Ed. Although the Frisco/Tomcat entrance is further east, my suspicion is that the Roxy used both the Frisco and the two bookstores at ground level and then upper floors as well, since it had three screens. I think they are two different buildings, but odder things have happened on this block.
If they can avoid playing the same films as Lincoln Plaza, Lincoln Center and Lincoln Square, they can succeed. Don’t forget that Landmark’s owner, Mark Cuban, also owns Magnolia Film and can provide himself area exclusives the same way IFC and Cohen do in Greenwich Village.
Ed, I don’t know understand why photos from the area after the theatres started closing are so rare. At least we know that the Roxy near the Empire was already there in 1971 and still there after the Anco closed in 1988. I suspect the Roxy next to the New Amsterdam became the Tomcat/Rick Nelson in 1985, in which case it is already listed on CT.
Ripshin, if it’s not the Globe, you might be thinking of the restaurant once inside the Hotel Place St. Michel.
bigjoe59, it is a growing neighborhood full of bars and restaurants with several new condos going up. The area is already so popular that that the community board gets constant late night noise complaints from local residents.
Folks, check out this Roxy, EAST of the New Amsterdam.
Featured prominently in recreation in the new HBO series “THE DEUCE”. The Apollo and others are also featured in the series pilot episode with meticulous detail, circa 1971.
The new HBO series “THE DEUCE” recreates the sleaziest era starting with 1971.