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Tinseltoes commented about Paired with WB Hollywood (1933) on Nov 16, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Opened on August 3rd, 1933, simultaneously with the WB Hollywood. Different vodvil acts, of course.

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Tinseltoes commented about "Triple Thrill Spectacle!" (1953) on Nov 16, 2013 at 11:48 am

Opened on June 17th, 1953. A bonus extra was a 3-D musical short, with Nat “King” Cole performing “Pretend.”

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Tinseltoes commented about Historic Engagement (1950) on Nov 16, 2013 at 11:41 am

Singer Eileen Farrell later distinguished herself with a “cross-over” into popular music and jazz, becoming one of the foremost interpreters of “The Great American Songbook.”

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Tinseltoes commented about Historic Engagement (1950) on Nov 16, 2013 at 10:27 am

To support Tyrone Powers' spectacular Technicolor adventure, “The Black Rose,” the Roxy attempted something different by devoting the entire stage presentation to the 104 musicians of the Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York, with the esteemed Dimitri Mitropoulos conducting. Opera singer Eileen Farrell performed the vocal interludes. The engagement was limited to two weeks due to the orchestra’s many other commitments, and opened on September 1st, 1950, to include the Labor Day holiday period.

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Tinseltoes commented about New York Premiere Engagement (1953) on Nov 16, 2013 at 9:21 am

The movie featured Esther Williams' first and only underwater ballet with MGM’s cartoon favorites, “Tom and Jerry.” The cat and mouse had previously performed on dry land with Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra in “Anchors Aweigh.”

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Tinseltoes commented about New York Premiere Engagement (1953) on Nov 16, 2013 at 9:17 am

Opened on June 24th, 1953.

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Tinseltoes commented about The "Great Christmas Show" of 50 Years Ago (1963) on Nov 16, 2013 at 9:12 am

Opened on December 5th, 1963.

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Tinseltoes commented about New York Premiere Engagement (1943) on Nov 15, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Opened on October 14th, 1943. Wartime hatred of America’s enemies was at its zenith.

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Tinseltoes commented about Doctor's Note (1947) on Nov 15, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Published on November 15th, 1947, two days after Sinatra started the engagement.

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Tinseltoes commented about RKO Keith's Theatre on Nov 15, 2013 at 9:03 am

Here’s a link to an updated article on the “rogue developer” who is one of the chief villains in this still ongoing story: Qchron

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Tinseltoes commented about World Premiere Engagement (1934) on Nov 14, 2013 at 9:53 am

Opened as the Thanksgiving Holiday Presentation on November 23rd, 1934.

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Tinseltoes commented about 50th Anniversary of Premiere Engagement on Nov 14, 2013 at 9:30 am

Saturday will mark the golden anniversary of this Thanksgiving Holiday Presentation, which opened on November 16th, 1963. The movie is virtually forgotten today, but should not be dismissed as a “golden turkey.”

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Tinseltoes commented about Grand Opening (1939) on Nov 13, 2013 at 5:00 pm

The “Theatre of Tomorrow” opened on December 23, 1939, two days before the first Christmas of World War II (which the USA had not yet entered).

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Tinseltoes commented about "Exclusive at Popular Prices" (1947) on Nov 13, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Advertised on November 13th, 1947.

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Tinseltoes commented about Double Red Alert! (1947) on Nov 13, 2013 at 4:12 pm

A famous Red on screen, a rising Red on stage. Advertised sixty-six years ago today, on November 13th, 1947.

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Tinseltoes commented about Sinatra Moves Uptown (1947) on Nov 13, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Here’s a link to a previously posted photo of the Capitol’s marquee during Sinatra’s engagement: Cinematreasures

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Tinseltoes commented about Sinatra Moves Uptown (1947) on Nov 13, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Sixty-six years ago today, on November 13th, 1947, Frank Sinatra opened his first Broadway engagement away from the Paramount Theatre at the rival Capitol. The booking celebrated the 28th anniversary of the Capitol’s grand opening. Note that Sinatra’s supporting acts included a future member of the Rat Pack, whose name is misspelled in the ad.

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Tinseltoes commented about Frank Sinatra Moves To The Capitol (1947) on Nov 13, 2013 at 11:42 am

Opened on November 13th, 1947, as the Capitol’s 28th Anniversary presentation.

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Tinseltoes commented about New York Premiere Engagement (1943) on Nov 13, 2013 at 10:45 am

Seven years after “Coney Island,” Betty Grable returned to the Roxy’s screen in a remake entitled “Wabash Avenue.” Here’s a link to the opening day ad: Cinematreasures

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Tinseltoes commented about From Coney Island to Chicago (1950) on Nov 13, 2013 at 10:42 am

Seven years after “Coney Island,” Betty Grable returned to the Roxy’s screen in a remake entitled “Wabash Avenue,” with different songs and the locale switched to honky tonk Chicago at the turn of the century. The Roxy’s fabulous stage show featured Louis Armstrong and other jazz greats, plus the piano-playing member of the Marx Brothers. Opening date was April 28th, 1950.

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Tinseltoes commented about "The one and only" (1956) on Nov 12, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Opened on August 31st, 1956, as the Labor Day holiday presentation.

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Tinseltoes commented about Strand Theatre on Nov 12, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Although the Photos Section now contains more than 120 images for this theatre, the one displayed on the entry page seems permanently fixed. Why is that? I thought that they were supposed to be automatically rotated…I could make the same complaint (and frequently have) about the listing for NYC’s Capitol Theatre.

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Tinseltoes commented about Thrills and Bellylaughs (1949) on Nov 12, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Opened on November 11th, 1949.

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Tinseltoes commented about Jazz Singer Meets Funny Girl (1932) on Nov 12, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Brice later changed the spelling of her first name to Fanny. She is probably best remembered today as radio’s beloved “Baby Snooks.”

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Tinseltoes commented about Neighborhood Duo (1949) on Nov 12, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Advertised sixty-four years ago today, on November 12th, 1949. The similarity in ads suggests that the two nearby cinemas were under the same management at the time.