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Coate commented about Market Street Cinema on Mar 18, 2015 at 9:34 am

Fifty years ago today “The Sound of Music” premiered at the United Artists Theater. With a reserved-seat run of 93 weeks, do you think it is the long-run record holder for this venue?

Also, on a related note, I would like to mention my new 50th anniversary retrospective for “The Sound of Music” can be read here.

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Coate commented about Seville Theatre on Mar 18, 2015 at 9:30 am

“The Sound of Music” premiered at the Seville 50 years ago today. With a reserved-seat run of 98 weeks, do you think it is the long-run record holder for this venue?

Also, on a related note, I would like to mention my new 50th anniversary retrospective for “The Sound of Music” can be read here.

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Coate commented about Park 70 Theatre on Mar 17, 2015 at 10:38 am

To answer Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen’s question from January 20, 2007, about which theater held the world premiere of “The Music Man”…. the answer is: the Palace.

The June 19th, 1962, one-off event was actually a world premiere and press preview. The film didn’t actually open an engagement in Mason City until a month later on July 18th where it played day-and-date at the Palace and the Lake in nearby Clear Lake.

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Coate commented about Arlington Park Square 8 on Mar 17, 2015 at 10:23 am

Thank you, Stan. I’m glad you see value in accurate information. I can’t understand why, but striving for accuracy and excellence seems to be a sour subject for a lot of Cinema Treasures members.

dallasmovietheaters…I want to echo Stan Malone’s sentiments that I enjoy reading your comments. They are well-researched and a joy to read. If only every theater page here had similar comments!

As for the grand-opening date for the Arlington Park Square 8, I knew it was only a matter of time before the CT editor came along and deleted my comment and revised the overview to, insultingly, make it appear the original contributor had it right from the get-go. Am I the only one who thinks this editorial policy needs to be reconsidered?

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Coate commented about Ontario Theatre on Mar 17, 2015 at 10:03 am

“The Sound of Music” premiered at the Ontario 50 years ago today. With a reserved-seat run of 97 weeks, do you think it is the long-run record holder for this venue?

Also, on a related note, I would like to mention my new 50th anniversary retrospective for “The Sound of Music” can be read here.

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Coate commented about Ridge Theatre on Mar 17, 2015 at 10:01 am

“The Sound of Music” premiered at the Ridge 50 years ago today. With a reserved-seat run of 99 weeks, do you think it is the long-run record holder for this venue?

Also, on a related note, I would like to mention my new 50th anniversary retrospective for “The Sound of Music” can be read here.

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Coate commented about Prince Theater on Mar 17, 2015 at 9:59 am

“The Sound of Music” premiered at the Midtown 50 years ago today. With a reserved-seat run of 93 weeks, do you think it is the long-run record holder for this venue?

Also, on a related note, I would like to mention my new 50th anniversary retrospective for “The Sound of Music” can be read here.

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Coate commented about Colony Theatre on Mar 17, 2015 at 9:57 am

“The Sound of Music” premiered at the Colony 50 years ago today. With a reserved-seat run of 82 weeks, do you think it is the long-run record holder for this venue?

Also, on a related note, I would like to mention my new 50th anniversary retrospective for “The Sound of Music” can be read here.

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Coate commented about Madison Theatre on Mar 17, 2015 at 9:55 am

“The Sound of Music” premiered at the Madison 50 years ago today. With a reserved-seat run of 98 weeks, do you think it is the long-run record holder for this venue?

Also, on a related note, I would like to mention my new 50th anniversary retrospective for “The Sound of Music” can be read here.

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Coate commented about Michael Todd Theatre on Mar 17, 2015 at 9:54 am

“The Sound of Music” premiered at the Michael Todd 50 years ago today. With a reserved-seat run of 93 weeks, do you think it is the long-run record holder for this venue?

Also, on a related note, I would like to mention my new 50th anniversary retrospective for “The Sound of Music” can be read here.

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Coate commented about Gary Theatre on Mar 17, 2015 at 9:50 am

“The Sound of Music” premiered at the Gary 50 years ago today. With a reserved-seat run of 83 weeks, do you think it is the long-run record holder for this venue?

Also, on a related note, I would like to mention my new 50th anniversary retrospective for “The Sound of Music” can be read here.

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Coate commented about Syosset Triplex on Mar 16, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Thank you, NYer and Marti, er, I mean, patryan. :–)

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Coate commented about Syosset Triplex on Mar 13, 2015 at 4:00 pm

I’m aware “Oklahoma!” was screened here once for the theater’s grand opening in November 1956, but how long did it play when it returned a few weeks later for an actual multi-week (reserved-seat?) booking? Anyone know? NYer?

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Coate commented about Eglinton Theatre on Mar 10, 2015 at 10:09 am

“The Sound of Music” premiered here fifty years ago today. With a reserved-seat run of 146 weeks, I imagine it’s the long-run record holder for this venue.

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Coate commented about Saban Theatre on Mar 10, 2015 at 10:07 am

“The Sound of Music” premiered here fifty years ago today. With a reserved-seat run of 94 weeks, I imagine it’s the long-run record holder for this venue.

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Coate commented about Capitol Theatre on Mar 6, 2015 at 9:05 pm

bigjoe59… I’m curious why you consistently refer to the modern roadshow era as 1955 through 1972? There were roadshows before AND after that timeframe. Is it that you’re thinking of that specifically as the “large-format/roadshow” era? If so, why not move up the starting year to 1952 so that the first two Cinerama movies can be included? After all, the so-called modern roadshow era really kicked off with 1952’s “This Is Cinerama” rather than with “Oklahoma!” in 1955. But if you’re not even referring specifically to large-format/stereophonic sound releases, then roadshows can be traced back to the turn of the century.

And, for what it’s worth, I’d like to point out that 1972’s “Man of La Mancha” probably shouldn’t be considered the final roadshow release, even though you and several others (including Kim Holston in his recently-published “Movie Roadshows” book) routinely cite it as such. “Last Tango in Paris,” for instance, had numerous reserved-seat bookings in 1973. And if you really want to get picky, there were several “modified roadshow” (i.e. reserved-performance engagements) throughout the 1970s and even into the early 1980s (i.e. “Funny Lady,” “Kazablan,” “The Deer Hunter,” “Apocalypse Now,” “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” “Napoleon” re-release, etc.).

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Coate commented about Showcase Cinemas Eastgate on Mar 6, 2015 at 10:08 am

Thanks, THolloway, for clarifying everything and for posting the vintage images.

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Coate commented about Showcase Cinemas Eastgate on Mar 6, 2015 at 9:23 am

…or a Grand Opening event? In which case, the opening probably would’ve been in December, rather than November, since that’s when Flash Gordon opened.

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Coate commented about Showcase Cinemas Eastgate on Mar 6, 2015 at 6:46 am

From the overview… “The complex opened in November of 1980 with the world premiere of “Flash Gordon”. Italian actress Ornella Muti who played Princess Aura, attended the screening. It was covered by local and national news.”

The world premiere? Why would the world premiere of Flash Gordon have been held in Cincinnati? What was the connection? Is it possible the screening in question was actually just a regional premiere, or a sneak preview, a test or exhibitor screening or some other pre-release type of screening?

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Coate commented about Happy 45th, "The Sound Of Music" on Mar 2, 2015 at 9:23 am

Happy 50th to “The Sound of Music,” which world premiered at the Rivoli on this day in 1965.

By the way, I’m in the process of updating this article for the film’s 50th anniversary, so please contact me (or post here) if you note anything that ought to be added, deleted, updated, corrected, etc. Thank you.

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Coate commented about Rivoli Theatre on Mar 2, 2015 at 9:20 am

Happy 50th to “The Sound of Music,” which world premiered at the Rivoli on this day in 1965.

On a related note, some longtime Cinema Treasures readers might recall a Sound of Music 45th anniversary retrospective article I posted here five years ago. I’m in the process of updating it for the 50th anniversary, so please contact me (or post here or on the article’s page) if you note anything that ought to be added, deleted, updated, corrected, etc. Thank you.

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Coate commented about AMC Market Fair 10 on Feb 15, 2015 at 9:56 pm

UATC08… What movies ran here in a 70mm presentation?

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Coate commented about Sheridan Theatre on Jan 21, 2015 at 12:23 am

patryan6019… What does that have to do with “Gone With the Wind” or the Sheridan?

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Coate commented about Boyd Theatre on Jan 19, 2015 at 8:35 pm

Seventy-five years ago today the Boyd opened “Gone With the Wind.“ The opening was preceded by a premiere the day before, and the engagement was concurrent with a booking at the Earle.

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Coate commented about Sheridan Theatre on Jan 17, 2015 at 8:48 am

Seventy-five years ago today the Sheridan premiered “Gone With the Wind.” (The Sheridan was the only theater where the film opened on that date despite erroneous Internet claims of a nationwide release commencing on that date.)