Comments from Warren G. Harris

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Warren G. Harris commented about Town Theater on May 14, 2009 at 7:30 am

Here’s a view of the Town Theatre in relation to its larger RKO and Loew’s rivals:
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Warren G. Harris commented about Academy of Music on May 14, 2009 at 7:07 am

Exterior photo as Palladium: View link

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Warren G. Harris commented about Metropolitan Theatre on May 14, 2009 at 6:59 am

This daytime photo gives a more detailed view of the building: View link

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Warren G. Harris commented about Loew's Metropolitan Theatre on May 14, 2009 at 6:54 am

A nifty exterior image of illuminated signage can be found here: View link

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Warren G. Harris commented about Symphony Space/Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre on May 14, 2009 at 6:25 am

Two more photos here, including one showing how the Thalia was situated around the corner from what was originally the Symphony Theatre. I don’t know why the two theatres share a listing here. They should each have a listing of their own, since their cinematic histories were separate and different: View link

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Warren G. Harris commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on May 13, 2009 at 1:32 pm

Exterior photo here:
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Warren G. Harris commented about Embassy 1 Theatre on May 13, 2009 at 1:29 pm

Exterior photo here: View link

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Warren G. Harris commented about Embassy Theatre on May 13, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Exterior photos here, including this one: View link

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Warren G. Harris commented about Remembering Cinerama on May 13, 2009 at 9:43 am

Michael, thanks for the clarification! I understand the Roxy listing now.

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Warren G. Harris commented about Stoddard Theatre on May 13, 2009 at 8:12 am

Here’s a new link to a vintage image of the Stoddard Theatre: View link

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Warren G. Harris commented about Cinema Studio on May 13, 2009 at 8:02 am

I don’t know. But neither the synopsis for “Saps at Sea” nor one for “Towed in a Hole” mentions a goat. If you can remember the year of that Thanksgiving, you might be able to find a newspaper ad with details of the Studio program.

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Warren G. Harris commented about Cinema Studio on May 13, 2009 at 7:31 am

“Saps at Sea” was a feature. I got the impression from “rvb”’s post that the film was a short, and part of an all-comedy program similar to those at the “Laffmovie” on 42nd Street. However, those programs usually consisted of features and shorts, so it could have been either.

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Warren G. Harris commented about Bryant Theatre on May 13, 2009 at 7:18 am

I must correct some errors in my post above of 3/19/04. The Cameo closed as a showcase for Russian imports in the spring of 1940. The Consolidated Amusement chain bought a ten-year operating lease on the theatre and, after some refurbishing, re-opened it under the new name of Bryant on September 13th, 1940, with the American premiere of “After Mein Kampf?,” a British pseudo-documentary. The Bryant had a “grind” policy, open from 8AM until 2 the next morning. Brandt Theatres later took over the operating lease from Consolidated, but was not responsible for changing the name to Bryant. Consolidated did that.

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Warren G. Harris commented about Cinema Studio on May 13, 2009 at 6:18 am

It might have been an L&H short entitled “Towed in a Hole,” but I can’t vouch for it.

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Warren G. Harris commented about Loew's Kings Theatre on May 12, 2009 at 1:12 pm

If “Marty” is so savvy about showbiz, perhaps he should retire from politics and form a syndicate to purchase and operate the Kings.

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Warren G. Harris commented about Grand Theatre on May 12, 2009 at 8:13 am

The 1926 Film Daily Year Book lists a 700-seat Grand Theatre for Westfield, NY, which suggests that it was either replaced or just “modernized” in 1941.

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Warren G. Harris commented about United Palace on May 12, 2009 at 6:38 am

A review and photos of a recent “salsa” concert at the United Palace can be found here. Please note that the NYT does not recognize “The” as part of the name: View link

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Warren G. Harris commented about Werba's Brooklyn Theater on May 11, 2009 at 1:35 pm

The entrance to B.F. Keith’s Crescent can be seen at the right of this photo: View link 57

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Warren G. Harris commented about Radio City Music Hall on May 11, 2009 at 1:17 pm

Here’s a new link to another ad for the “King Kong” engagement at the two Rockefeller Center theatres:View link

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Warren G. Harris commented about Loew's Kings Theatre on May 10, 2009 at 1:23 pm

“Marty” needs a new speech writer. He’s been spewing the same hot air since he took office.

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Warren G. Harris commented about Cinema Studio on May 10, 2009 at 9:23 am

Here’s some curious advertising from April 4th, 1947. At the right, there’s a small ad for the Studio in its final day of the sub-run “They Were Sisters.” For the next day’s American premiere engagement of “The Bellman,” the name becomes Studio 65. Figure!
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Warren G. Harris commented about State Theatre on May 10, 2009 at 8:51 am

Betty Grable’s opening in Hartford was overshadowed that same day by Germany’s invasion of Poland, which is usually regarded as the start of World War II. By the time that the USA finally entered the war in December, 1941, Grable was on the verge of becoming Boxoffice Queen of that era.

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Warren G. Harris commented about State Theatre on May 10, 2009 at 8:31 am

Betty Grable’s movie career was still in low gear when she played a week’s stage engagement at the State Theatre starting September 1, 1939. Due to “live” talent costs, the State had to scrimp on film rentals, in this case with a Monogram “B” starring Frankie Darro entitled “Irish Luck”:
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Warren G. Harris commented about Beacon Theatre on May 9, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Bryan Adams gave two “sell-out” performances at the Beacon Theatre on April 3rd and 4th, according to the May 2 issue of Billboard Magazine. Adams’s two shows sold a total of 5,590 tickets, for a gross of $301,576. Tickets were priced at $89.50 and $49.50.

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Warren G. Harris commented about Remembering Cinerama on May 8, 2009 at 9:37 am

Why is the Roxy Theatre engagement of “Windjammer” included in the NYC list?
“Windjammer” was originally in Cinemiracle and shown at the Roxy only in thst process, not in rival Cinerama.