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Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 27, 2016 at 9:19 pm

The Ziegfeld in the 90’s…

02/23/90 MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON

04/27/90 CHATTAHOOCHEE

05/18/90 BIRD ON A WIRE

06/29/90 DAYS OF THUNDER

08/10/90 FLATLINERS

09/14/90 POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE

10/19/90 WHITE PALACE

11/23/90 HOME ALONE

12/07/90 EDWARD SCISSORHANDS

02/08/91 SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY

03/01/91 THE DOORS

04/26/91 SPARTACUS

05/31/91 BACKDRAFT

06/21/91 DYING YOUNG

07/12/91 CITY SLICKERS

08/09/91 PURE LUCK

08/30/91 THE COMMITMENTS

11/22/91 FOR THE BOYS

12/27/91 THE PRINCE OF TIDES

01/31/92 SHINING THROUGH

02/21/92 RADIO FLYER

03/06/92 THE LAWNMOWER MAN

04/03/92 THUNDERHEART

04/17/92 CITY OF JOY

05/22/92 FAR AND AWAY

07/03/92 A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

07/31/92 DEATH BECOMES HER

09/25/92 MR. SATURDAY NIGHT

12/25/92 HOFFA

02/05/93 A FEW GOOD MEN

02/12/93 GROUNDHOG DAY

03/19/93 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

04/30/93 BENNY & JOON

05/14/93 LOST IN YONKERS

06/11/93 JURRASIC PARK

09/17/93 THE AGE OF INNOCENCE

11/12/93 CARLITO’S WAY

12/31/93 HEAVEN & EARTH

02/04/94 I’LL DO ANYTHING

03/25/94 THE PAPER

05/06/94 THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT III

06/17/94 WOLF 07/15/94

TRUE LIES 09/23/94

MY FAIR LADY

09/30/94 THE RIVER WILD

11/11/94 INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE

01/13/95 LEGENDS OF THE FALL

03/24/95 THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

04/07/95 ROB ROY

05/19/95 BRAVEHEART

06/30/95 APOLLO 13

10/06/95 STRANGE DAYS

11/10/95 TO DIE FOR

11/17/95 CASINO

01/05/96 12 MONKEYS

02/16/96 CITY HALL

03/22/96 DIABOLIQUE

04/12/96 FEAR

05/17/96 JANE EYRE

05/31/96 DRAGONHEART

06/14/96 MOLL FLANDERS

07/05/96 INDEPENDENCE DAY

09/13/96 closed for remodeling

10/04/96 VERTIGO

11/15/96 THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES

12/20/96 GHOSTS OF MISSISSIPPI

01/24/97 STAR WARS

02/21/97 THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

03/14/97 RETURN OF THE JEDI

04/25/97 VOLCANO

05/23/97 THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK

08/15/97 COP LAND

09/26/97 THE PEACEMAKER

10/31/97 RED CORNER

11/14/97 ANASTASIA

12/26/97 THE POSTMAN

01/16/98 HARD RAIN

01/30/98 GREAT EXPECTATIONS

03/20/98 PRIMARY COLORS 0

5/15/98 BULWORTH

06/19/98 THE X FILES

07/24/98 SAVING PRIVATE RYAN

09/18/98 ONE TRUE THING

10/02/98 WHAT DREAMS MAY COME

10/23/98 PLEASANTVILLE

11/13/98 MEET JOE BLACK

12/25/98 THE THIN RED LINE

03/19/99 RAVENOUS

03/26/99 SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

04/23/99 PUSHING TIN

05/21/99 THE PHANTOM MENACE

09/24/99 JAKOB THE LIAR

10/15/99 THE STORY OF US

11/26/99 END OF DAYS

12/17/99 ANNA AND THE KING

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 27, 2016 at 9:13 pm

1970 – 1989

12/18/69 MAROONED

02/25/70 GONE WITH THE WIND

03/04/70 DOCTOR ZHIVAGO

03/11/70 THE BIBLE — IN THE BEGINNING

03/18/70 THE SOUND OF MUSIC

03/25/70 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

05/06/70 WAR AND PEACE (USSR)

06/03/70 THE GREAT ZIEGFELD/ZIEGFELD GIRL/ ZIEGFELD FOLLIES

06/17/70 THE SAND PEBBLES

07/01/70 GONE WITH THE WIND

07/08/70 THE BOATNIKS

08/05/70 AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS/WEST SIDE STORY

08/19/70 SOLDIER BLUE

10/14/70 A HARD DAY’S NIGHT/ HELP!/ YELLOW SUBMARINE/ LET IT BE

10/28/70 A NIGHT AT THE OPERA/ AT THE CIRCUS/ A DAY AT THE RACES/ THE BIG STORE

11/11/70 closed

11/18/70 RYAN’S DAUGHTER

07/07/71 PETER RABBIT AND THE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER

08/04/71 CLEOPATRA

08/18/71 KLUTE

08/25/71 THE ANDERSON TAPES

09/01/71 BANANAS

09/08/71 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY/ YELLOW SUBMARINE

09/15/71 closed

12/22/71 STAR SPANGLED GIRL

02/02/72 closed

02/16/72 CABARET

08/16/72 WOODSTOCK

08/23/72 WAR AND PEACE (USSR)

08/30/72 closed

09/20/72 BLACKBOARD JUNGLE/ ROCK ROCK ROCK/ THE THING/ THE WILD ONE/
JAILHOUSE ROCK

09/27/72 closed

10/18/72 FELLINI’S ROMA

12/13/72 SLEUTH

03/28/73 I AM A DANCER

05/16/73 THIS IS CINERAMA

08/22/73 ROMEO AND JULIET (1968) 1

0/24/73 FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER

11/07/73 closed

12/19/73 THE DAY OF THE DOLPHIN

04/17/74 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THE ROLLING STONES

05/01/74 closed

05/29/74 THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT

10/02/74 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

11/20/74 EARTHQUAKE

03/26/75 TOMMY

07/02/75 ROLLERBALL

08/27/75 THE JOLSON STORY

09/10/75 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

10/01/75 GIVE ‘EM HELL, HARRY!

10/15/75 LISZTOMANIA

11/12/75 CONDUCT UNBECOMING

11/26/75 THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

12/10/75 closed

12/24/75 BARRY LYNDON

03/31/76 MOSES

05/19/76 THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT PART 2

07/28/76 THE RETURN OF A MAN CALLED HORSE

09/22/76 closed

10/13/76 SOLARIS

11/10/76 closed

12/29/76 A STAR IS BORN

02/23/77 closed

06/01/77 THE GRATEFUL DEAD

06/22/77 NEW YORK, NEW YORK

08/31/77 closed

10/12/77 TOMMY

11/16/77 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND

05/03/78 THE LAST WALTZ

07/26/78 REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHER

10/11/78 THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL

11/15/78 THE LORD OF THE RINGS

02/14/79 MURDER BY DECREE

03/21/79 HAIR

05/23/79 THE PRISONER OF ZENDA

06/27/79 THE MUPPET MOVIE

07/18/79 DRACULA

08/15/79 APOCALYPSE NOW

11/14/79 THE ROSE

02/20/80 SATURN 3

03/26/80 APOCALYPSE NOW

04/23/80 THE WATCHER IN THE WOODS

05/07/80 FANTASIA

05/21/80 FAME

06/25/80 CAN’T STOP THE MUSIC

08/06/80 RAISE THE TITANIC

10/22/80 TIMES SQUARE

11/26/80 PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS ROCKSHOW

12/24/80 THE JAZZ SINGER

02/18/81 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (Special Edition)

03/18/81 FANTASIA

04/22/81 LION OF THE DESERT

06/10/81 closed 07/01/81

THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER

08/12/81 BEATLEMANIA

08/26/81 HONKY TONK FREEWAY

10/14/81 closed

12/16/81 PENNIES FROM HEAVEN

02/17/82 QUEST FOR FIRE

03/24/82 VICTOR/ VICTORIA

05/26/82 AC/DC LET THERE BE ROCK

06/16/82 GREASE 2 07/21/82

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

08/11/82 PINK FLOYD THE WALL

09/29/82 YES, GIORGIO

11/03/82 TESS

11/10/82 FANTASIA

12/08/82 GANDHI

07/20/83 STAYING ALIVE

10/05/83 BRAINSTORM

11/23/83 YENTL

02/22/84 FANTASIA

03/21/84 A STAR IS BORN

04/04/84 ANTARCTICA

05/02/84 closed

06/27/84 THE KARATE KID

09/19/84 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

10/03/84 closed

10/24/84 THE RAZOR’S EDGE

12/19/84 A PASSAGE TO INDIA

04/03/85 KING DAVID

05/01/85 closed

07/03/85 ST. ELMO’S FIRE

07/17/85 SILVERADO

08/28/85 GHOSTBUSTERS

10/16/85 FANTASIA

11/27/85 WHITE NIGHTS

02/05/86 DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS

03/26/86 JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS

04/23/86 ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

06/04/86 closed

07/02/86 AMERICAN ANTHEM

07/23/86 PIRATES

08/06/86 FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR

09/10/86 closed

09/24/86 PATHS OF GLORY/ FROM HERE TO ETERNITY

09/27/86 BIRMAN OF ALCATRAZ/ I WALK ALONE

10/01/86 ELMER GANTRY/ ALONG THE GREAT DIVIDE

10/08/86 TOUGH GUYS

11/19/86 closed

12/03/86 NUTCRACKER

12/31/86 WISDOM

01/28/87 closed

02/04/87 OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE

03/18/87 HEAT

04/08/87 closed

04/15/87 THREE FOR THE ROAD

04/22/87 closed

05/20/87 ISHTAR

06/24/87 ROXANNE

08/12/87 WHO’S THAT GIRL

09/02/87 THE FOURTH PROTOCOL

10/14/87 HAIL! HAIL! ROCK N’ ROLL

11/04/87 closed

11/11/87 CRY FREEDOM

01/20/88 GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM

03/23/88 D.O.A.

04/20/88 APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH

05/04/88 POWAQQATSI

06/29/88 WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT?

08/17/88 THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST

11/30/88 COCOON: THE RETURN

01/11/89 TALK RADIO

02/15/89 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

07/05/89 THE KARATE KID PART III

08/09/89 THE ABYSS

09/20/89 SEA OF LOVE

11/01/89 THE BEAR

12/20/89 BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Jan 25, 2016 at 6:47 am

Cinema 1 tickets are $18 (wow) but the first and last shows of the day are only $9…

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 25, 2016 at 3:15 am

My first movie there was also That’s Entertainment, which blew me away. I hadn’t heard of most of those stars and movies featured, (I know them all very well now!) but was especially amazed seeing Esther Williams and her aquatic extravaganzas on the big screen…!

Soon after, Earthquake was a bone-rattling eye-popper and my first Ava Gardner movie. I saw that more than once, bringing in friends from Long Island for the unique Sensurround experience. (I’ve since come to appreciate Gardner’s beauty in movies like Showboat and Mogambo, but even in Earthquake she had an earthy sensuality.)

To complete the trifecta, Tommy was astounding. I’d never heard the album before, nor really knew who The Who were, but I was stunned and euphoric by the sights, sounds and presentation of that rock opera. These three movies seemed like they were custom-made for this house.

In my lifetime there has been no showplace like the Ziegfeld. In a word, wow…!

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 24, 2016 at 1:12 am

Now if only someone could put them in list form for ease of perusal…

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 22, 2016 at 5:11 pm

(Can we all do multiple clicks on the closed-curtain photo on page 8 to bump it up to the overview page, where it belongs…)

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 22, 2016 at 5:04 pm

It’s gone full circle — started as a Walter Reade theater, playing a sci-fi movie, and ends with Walter Reade on the marquee, playing a sci-fi movie…

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about UA Lynbrook 6 on Jan 18, 2016 at 12:16 am

The marquee is still up, but the words United Artists have been removed.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about UA Lynbrook 6 on Jan 12, 2016 at 7:19 am

Theater is closed. Marquee says “closed. New theater coming soon.”

I believe the building is coming down and a new one will be erected.

Time to get some photos of the old girl, especially with the current marquee.

Ed…?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Flynn Center for the Performing Arts on Jan 8, 2016 at 7:05 pm

The outside looked great, the inside seemed a little bland.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas on Dec 27, 2015 at 5:16 pm

Any reports on the 70mm showing of The Hateful Eight?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Loew's State Theatre on Dec 26, 2015 at 1:11 pm

I just did the same search and it’s there. The site gives “open” theaters first, but click the tab “all theaters” and voila!

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Radio City Music Hall on Dec 22, 2015 at 8:14 am

I’m surprised to hear that Radio City presented a re-release as a regular presentation, and with a stage show no less…!

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Radio City Music Hall on Dec 21, 2015 at 9:34 pm

Did it EVER play here?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Embassy 1 Theatre on Dec 21, 2015 at 9:05 pm

Myron, we here have known about its closing since Ed Solero’s post back on July 7, 2014, nearly 18 months ago…

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Dec 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm

I’d like to hear some reports about the round-the-clock opening weekend of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Maplewood Theatre on Nov 26, 2015 at 11:47 pm

How did the exhibit go?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 20, 2015 at 12:09 am

Here is for comparison a sample of some of the highly-anticipated films from the spring and summer of 1977 followed by the opening-week number of engagements for each: “A Bridge Too Far” (400+), “The Deep” (800+), “Exorcist II: The Heretic” (700+), “New York, New York” (400+), “Orca” (700+), “The Other Side Of Midnight” (500+), “Rollercoaster” (400+), “Smokey And The Bandit” (300+), and “The Spy Who Loved Me” (200+).

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 19, 2015 at 11:33 pm

Star Wars is a post-Jaws release so it did not have months of exclusive runs. Opening May 25, 1977 the first weekend was 43 national engagements, a few more were added in the next weeks, and 100 new theaters were added in the fourth week. By August and September there were just over 1,000 theaters showing it.

Interesting site with a lot of detail here.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about PlayStation Theater on Nov 17, 2015 at 11:51 pm

The Selwyn Theatre was restored and renovated by the Roundabout Theatre company and re-opened on July 27, 2000 with a production of “The Man Who Came To Dinner” starring Nathan Lane. It was renamed for its generous benefactor, American Airlines.

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Mike (saps) commented about Palace Theatre on Nov 17, 2015 at 12:23 am

I’ll be here Wednesday night for An American in Paris.

Kind of bittersweet…

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about PlayStation Theater on Nov 15, 2015 at 6:40 am

Wow thanks a lot buddy

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about PlayStation Theater on Nov 15, 2015 at 4:50 am

Jo, how do you get italics into your comment?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Apollo Theatre on Nov 15, 2015 at 3:52 am

Formerly Foxwoods, now Lyric…

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Empire 25 on Nov 15, 2015 at 3:01 am

If you’re in Time Square to see Star Wars, won’t you be seeing it at the Ziegfeld?