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It looks like that Wehrenberg may be trying to close this theatre. They will be beginning a second-run policy this Friday.
R.I.P. Satoshi Kon.
Was it playing in a double bill? Because I notice that The Horse Whisperer is also shown.
I would have also taken in This Is Cinerama and Total Recall if I were you.
One of the aborted opening dates was July 28th, 1991. Two prints of Mobsters and two prints of Another You were listed as playing.
What’s the story behind the “no ice cream inside” sign?
Posters for Predator, The Chipmunk Adventure and Beverly Hills Cop 2 can be seen on the wall.
Movie looking a little dark?
This looks like late 1982-early 1983. Timerider opened on January 21st, 1983.
I wonder how long it said that Die Hard was in Cinema II at that point.
Movies being shown at the time: Sky High and V For Vendetta.
Movies being shown at the time: Knockaround Guys, The Transporter, Red Dragon.
Two of the movies being shown at the time: Barb Wire and James and the Giant Peach.
Movies being shown at the time: Basic, Dreamcatcher, Chicago, Tears of the Sun, View From The Top, Kangaroo Jack, Seraphin: Heart of Stone. A Man Apart and Head of State were coming soon.
Movies being shown at the time: Anger Management, Down With Love (English and French), Identity (English and French), The Lizie McGuire Movie.
Movies showing at the time: Escape From Alcatraz and Apocalypse Now.
Movie showing at the time: Brideshead Revisited.
Movies playing at the time: The Proposal, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, My Life in Ruins, Up, Bruno. The sixth one is cut off.
This is from 1990.
Movies shown at the time: I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Talk To Me, Ratatouille, Transformers, Live Free or Die Hard, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
The actual year would be 1975.
A conversion of all auditoriums to digital projection is supposed to be in the works and completed by September. Right now, four auditoriums (auditoriums 3, 8, 9 and 12) have digital projections but only three of them seem to used most of the time.
As it turns out, the theatre actually did rather well in its short time span. Fridays and Saturdays reportedly had many sellouts and the theatre attracted many teens and couples. The theatre actually closed due to the city evicting the old tenants of 42nd Street despite business. The owners later sued the city but I don’t know how that went.
The theatre was run by a company called First International, co-owned by Morgan Creek Productions (the film company) in the 1990’s. Before then, United Artists owned the theatre (after Commonwealth was sold).
According to the company’s president in a 1989 mention of the theatre in Boxoffice magazine, Child’s Play made more money at this theatre than any other theatre that played it.