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People would’ve happily purchased the chairs, at least the end chairs with Z on them.
And, this IS a sad picture.
It sounded to me like the screen was properly masked for The Hateful Eight but trailers etc before subject to that extra masking.
I’ve added a comment to the photo so it would confuse everybody else, too.
in response to bigjoe59 asking for the TV listings for a certain day in 1950.
Bill, on Feb 8 you added a “Leading Events Today” item to the photo gallery but I don’t see Ziegfeld relevance. Was something cut off the item or what don’t I understand?
maybe Dreamgirls in 2007 but don’t tell me a short period of time doesn’t count.
Also, Gandhi (1981) was shown for 31 weeks, another famous film showcased prominently here!
That’s a subjctive determintion, but I was the one who added the movies in the 2nd to last paragraph of the Intro so I will say that Ryan’s Daughter, Cabaret, Close Encounters, and Apocalpyse Now (the original run)were among the most famous new movies that were showcased for a long period of time at the Ziegfeld. Also if by expanded version of Apocalpyse Now, you mean Redux, that was issued only in 35mm & in NYC, at the Astor Plaza.
Would like screenings at the Hollywood, now church
Interesting article. ast customers would’ve have purchased & cherished the end chairs with Z on them! It also looks like from that article that the neat sconces remain in the auditorium. It would be a shame if they too are trashed. Others took better photos of the chairs, but I’ve got photos of the sconces in my gallery here https://www.flickr.com/photos/howardbhaas/albums/72157634640390968
Past customers would’ve have purchased & cherished the end chairs with Z on them! It also looks like from that article that the neat sconces remain in the auditorium. It would be a shame if they too are trashed. Others took better photos of the chairs, but I’ve got photos of the sconces in my gallery here
AMC owns the Loews name so they can keep it if they wish. When AMC has totally redone other multiplexes with recliner chairs, etc. at least sometimes they did remove the Loews name. This one was built as a flagship of Loews & is well known in NYC by that name, so it could perhaps stay even if the whole theater is redone.
I am an official volunteer but can’t edit the Intro outright. Post a new Intro or amendments in a comment & if the site editor doesn’t see it, I will & will send it to him. Also if you can please post any photos of the theater in the photo gallery, that would be great, too!
I hadn’t know until recently either. It was lavishly furnished.
Link to the news story that I posted. Don’t neglect to check out the links on the right including the interesting “early years” link
The Ziegfeld Museum artifacts ought to go to a museum!
Bill, in Philly burbs on June 29, 2000, AMC TV hosted a free screening of “Psycho” (1960) with Janet Leigh appearing in person. That was part of a national tour so that would’ve also been in NYC. I saw the movie in 1997 at Radio City as part of a Universal classic series.
Walter Reade Jr’s widow & daughter visited in last days-
in this new article, awesome set of photos by David Mack of last night, especially that of the Ziegfeld exhibits:
Let’s NOT blame the people who crowded the theater in its last several days, and who after the curtain closed, applauded & lovingly lingered, taking photo after photo. That’s several days worth of a crowd. To survive as a 1st run movie theater, seats needed to be filled for weeks. The problem as a 1st run movie theater was the “exclusive” for Manhattan was long gone with the same movie being played in multiplexes everywhere, diluting the potential audience. The only sold out show I attended was “The Thin Red Line” because it was an East Coast exclusive with only the UA Union Square sharing it as the distributor really wanted to showcase the movie.
The Ziegfeld survived in recent years because of one of the special events indicated by movieguy, movie premieres that were cut back after 2008 recession. Ironically, premieres are returning to Manhattan as this article states, studios aren’t happy with the closing, and more premieres are going to the AMC Loews Lincoln Square and AMC Empire, and Moma (as another article also stated)http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/nys-ziegfeld-theatre-closes-star-860298
Fine article with filmmakers' views on its closing:
Movieguy says 7 crystal chandeliers. Looking at my photos, 1 in Box Office, 3 in Lobby Museum, 3 in Foyer upstairs, 2 in Concessions Foyer, for total of 9. There’s also pretty sconces (at least a dozen) in the halls wrapping around the entry of the auditorium, and large sconces (8, I think) in the auditorium. It is a shame that Ziegfeld museum items won’t be in the Ziegfeld Ballroom. It would also be a shame if the ancient wood is trashed. Some people would happily purchase chairs especially those with the Z on them!