Beekman Theatre

1254 Second Avenue,
New York, NY 10021

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AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on January 9, 2006 at 6:05 pm

The December 22 opening ad says “due to critic and audience demand”. I suspect they changed their mind when the response was good enough to brave the holiday competition.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on January 9, 2006 at 4:05 pm

I didn’t realize it had reopened before the end of that year. I thought the whole point of the qualifying run was that producers wanted to make sure the movie played at least one week in either New York or L.A. to be eligible for the following year’s ceremony. Did the engagement at the Beekman start too late to guarantee a full week of shows? Is your date of 12/22 accurate? If so, that should have done the trick.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on January 9, 2006 at 2:19 pm

Great memory, Ed! FRANCES opened at the Cinema One on December 3 for the one week Oscar qualifying run, then reopened at the BEEKMAN for Christmas. The BEEKMAN also often played move-overs from the Cinema I & II, Baronet and Coronet as all distributors preferred to open on that block.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on January 9, 2006 at 12:00 pm

I’m positive I saw “Frances” in December of ‘82 during an Oscar-qualifying run. I’m almost certain it was at the Cinema 1 & 2 on Third Avenue. Yet it makes AlAlvarez’ list for the Beekman. Al, can you tell me if it was booked into both theaters for that week? It didn’t open to wider release until the following January or February.

Thanks again for the great lists… it certainly does jog some memories, however, there are a few films here that might have played multiple theater on the East Side and I’m hesitant to nail them down as films I definitely saw at the Beekman. My heart is telling me to swallow the $600 annual pill for that Proquest subscription, but my wallet is holding me back! I just have to make some time to get to the library and check out the Times on microfilm.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on January 9, 2006 at 11:15 am

Yes astrocks, I worked for Cineplex at the Fresh Meadows and then as District Manager for lower Manhattan and Brooklyn until the mid-nineties. I also lived over the Waverly for several years.

Forrest136, these lists are compiled from the New York Times. No, I don’t live in a library, but I have compiled some over the years and have a historical NYT online subscription through Proquest. It’s expensive but it’s like time travel at times.

frankdev
frankdev on January 9, 2006 at 5:27 am

alalvarez you are the best! I can’t thank you enough Hope you don’t mind if i ask you a question? Did you work for cineplex? Thanks again

Forrest136
Forrest136 on January 8, 2006 at 10:05 am

Where does one find such lists?

bazookadave
bazookadave on January 7, 2006 at 11:22 pm

EXCELLENT!! Wow AlAlvarez, thanks so much for these lists, they are jogging memories like crazy and I am happy that the earliest movie I recall seeing at the Beekman in included (The Poseidon Adventure)!!! I am sure now that I also saw “Clash of the Titans” and “Ruthless People” here, I saw them somewhere in the neighborhood and it must have been here. And WOW, one of my faves “Anne of the Thousand Days” played there way back, that is the type of film I would have expected to see at the Beekman. Thanks again, AlAlvarez, I am going to be reading and rereading these lists for a good long time!! :–)

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on January 7, 2006 at 6:25 pm

Beekman Filmography continued…
dates may be off by five days.

02/17/71 LITTLE MURDERS
05/19/71 RED SKY AT MORNING
06/16/71 THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS
07/07/71 TWO-LANE BLACKTOP
07/28/71 DIARY OF A MAD HOUSEWIFE/ I LOVE MY WIFE?
08/04/71 THE BANK DICK/ NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK
08/11/71 ANNE OF THE THOUSAND DAYS
08/18/71 THE HIRED HAND
09/01/71 SOUL TO SOUL
09/08/71 ROOM SERVICE/ YELLOW SUBMARINE
09/15/71 AT THE CIRCUS/ A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
09/22/71 A DAY AT THE RACES/ THE BIG STORE
09/29/71 LONG AGO, TOMORROW
12/15/71 MADE FOR EACH OTHER
08/03/72 DUCK SOUP/ HORSE FEATHERS
22/03/72 THE SORROW AND THE PITY
10/05/72 WHAT’S UP, DOC?
28/06/72 PORTNOY’S COMPLAINT
09/08/72 NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD/ INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS
16/08/72 CARNAL KNOWLEDGE/ DARLING
23/08/72 FELLINI SATYRICON/ THE PASSION OF ANNA
30/08/72 BED AND BOARD/ CLAIRE’S KNEE
06/09/72 THE BRIDE WORE BLACK/ THE WILD CHILD
13/09/72 Z/ LA FEMME INFIDELE
20/09/72 FACES/ MY NIGHT AT MAUD'S
27/09/72 COOL HAND LUKE/PETULIA
04/10/72 THE GARDEN OF THE FINZI-CONTINIS
11/10/72 A SENSE OF LOSS
08/11/72 PLAY IT AS IT LAYS
13/12/72 THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE
07/02/73 STEELYARD BLUES
07/03/73 THE THIEF WHO CAME TO DINNER
11/04/73 LOVE
18/04/73 STATE OF SIEGE
25/07/73 I COULD NEVER HAVE SEX WITH ANY MAN…
05/09/73 JIMI PLAYS BERKELEY/ YELLOW SUBMARINE
12/09/73 ANNA KARENINA/ PAT & MIKE
19/09/73 SAVE THE CHILDREN
24/10/73 A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
31/10/73 AMERICAN GRAFFITI
19/12/73 THE LAUGHING POLICEMAN
01/16/74 THE EXORCIST
03/27/74 BADLANDS
05/15/74 THE LONG GOODBYE/ THE BIG SLEEP
05/22/74 TWO MEN OF KARAMOJA
05/29/74 GREASER’S PALACE/ TRASH
06/05/74 THE TALL BLONDE MAN WITH ONE RED SHOE/ THE TWO OF US
06/12/74 GIMME SHELTER/ PUTNEY SWOPE
06/19/74 ENDLESS SUMMER/ ON ANY SUNDAY
06/26/74 THE GRAVY TRAIN
07/10/74 SUMMERTIME
07/24/74 CARNAL KNOWLEDGE
08/21/74 BILLY JACK
09/04/74 THE STING
09/25/74 FLESH GORDON
10/09/74 SHANKS
10/30/74 LITTLE MURDERS/ BREWSTER McCLOUD
11/06/74 FELLIN’S 8 ½/ LA STRADA
11/13/74 SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE
12/25/74 THE CONVERSATION
01/01/75 FREEBIE AND THE BEAN
01/29/75 YOU’RE A BIG BOY NOW/ THE RAIN PEOPLE
02/05/75 RAFFERT AND THE GOLD DUST TWINS
03/05/75 SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE
03/26/75 THE YAKUZA
04/30/75 DR. STRANGELOVE/ MORGAN
05/07/75 CALIFORNIA SPLIT/ FAT CITY
05/14/75 A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS/ ELIVIRA MADIGAN
05/21/75 FACES/ MY NIGHT AT MAUD'S
05/23/75 IF…/Z
05/25/75 THE BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE/ THE WILD BUNCH
05/28/75 THE EIGER SANCTION
06/25/75 LOVE AND DEATH
10/01/75 THE HAPPY HOOKER
10/08/75 THE SEDUCTION OF MIMI/ LOVE & LARCENY
10/15/75 ANIMAL CRACKERS/ DUCK SOUP
10/22/75 THE MYSTERY OF KASPER HAUSER
10/29/75 EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF AND GOD AGAINST ALL
11/05/75 DISTANT THUNDER
12/10/75 SPECIAL SECTION
01/21/76 FAREWELL, MY LOVELY/ THE CULPEPPER CATTLE CO.
01/28/76 ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST
02/25/76 DOG DAY AFTERNOON
04/07/76 SWEPT AWAY…/THE SEDUCTION OF MIMI
04/14/76 FACE TO FACE
09/15/76 MURDER BY DEATH
09/22/76 SWEPT AWAY…/ SEVEN BEAUTIES
09/29/76 AMERICA AT THE MOVIES
10/13/76 THE MEMORY OF JUSTICE
11/17/76 LUMIERE
01/26/77 THE SEVEN PERCENT SOLUTION
02/23/77 SEVEN BEAUTIES
03/02/77 SLAP SHOT
06/01/77 WE ALL LOVED EACH OTHER SO MUCH
06/22/77 EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC
07/20/77 SWEPT AWAY…
07/27/77 LA GRANDE BOURGEIOSE
09/28/77 A SPECIAL DAY
12/28/77 THE WORLD' GREATEST LOVER
01/25/78 THE TURNING POINT
03/08/78 AN UNMARRIED WOMAN
08/02/78 NATIONAL LAMPOON’S ANIMAL HOUSE
11/15/78 MAGIC
12/27/78 THE LAST WAVE
02/14/79 QUINTET
02/28/79 COMING HOME
03/21/79 REMEMBER MY NAME
03/28/79 THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY
04/11/79 A PERFECT COUPLE
04/18/79 COMING HOME
05/09/79 THE LAST EMBRACE
05/30/79 BEYOND THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE
06/13/79 THE PROMISE
06/20/79 THE IN-LAWS
08/22/79 SOLDIER OF ORANGE
09/26/79 THE ONION FIELD
11/14/79 THE MAGICIAN OF LUBLIN
12/26/79 STAY AS YOU ARE
02/06/80 ALL THAT JAZZ
05/21/80 LOVE AT FIRST BITE
05/28/80 FRIDAY THE 13TH
06/18/80 ROADIE
07/02/80 SUPERMAN
07/16/80 THE LONG RIDERS
07/30/80 DRESSED TO KILL
10/08/80 OH, GOD! BOOK II
10/22/80 MELVIN AND HOWARD
12/24/80 RAGING BULL
02/11/81 SPETTERS
03/11/81 GLORIA
03/25/81 CUTTER AND BONE
04/01/81 THE JAZZ SINGER
04/15/81 EXCALIBUR
05/27/81 IMPROPER CHANNELS
06/03/81 DIRTY TRICKS/ HOPSCOTCH
06/10/81 EYEWITNESS/ THE STUNTMAN
06/17/81 CLASH OF THE TITANS
07/22/81 ARTHUR
09/23/81 SO FINE
10/28/81 QUARTET
12/02/81 WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY?
01/27/82 ZOOT SUIT
02/03/82 PRINCE OF THE CITY
02/10/82 THE LAST WALTZ
02/17/82 MISSING
04/28/82 THE CHOSEN
07/21/82 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S SEX COMEDY
08/25/82 THE ROAD WARRIOR
10/06/82 THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP
10/20/82 LOVE CHILD
11/17/82 BRIMSTONE AND TREACLE
12/22/82 FRANCES
03/30/83 THE OUTSIDERS
04/27/83 LOCAL HERO
06/08/83 THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS
06/29/83 HAMMET
07/13/83 ZELIG
10/26/83 THE RIGHT STUFF
02/01/84 BROADWAY DANNY ROSE
04/04/84 GREYSTOKE THE LEGEND OF TARZAN
06/06/84 ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA
06/27/84 THE POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE
07/25/84 THE NEVERENDING STORY
08/15/84 THE WOMAN IN RED
09/12/84 UTU
10/03/84 COUNTRY
12/12/84 (CLOSED FOR REMODELLING)
12/19/84 THE RIVER
01/23/85 1984
03/06/85 THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO
06/19/85 SECRET ADMIRER
07/17/85 MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME
08/21/85 AMERICAN FLYERS
09/25/85 PLENTY
10/23/85 TWICE IN A LIFETIME
12/18/85 THE COLOR PURPLE
02/12/86 HANNAH AND HER SISTERS
07/02/86 RUTHLESS PEOPLE
09/24/86 THE NAME OF THE ROSE
11/19/86 EVERY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE
12/03/86 TRUE STORIES
12/24/86 LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
03/18/87 RAISING ARIZONA
06/17/87 THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK
05/08/87 STAKEOUT
09/30/87 THE PRINCESS BRIDE
12/16/87 EMPIRE OF THE SUN
03/02/88 FRANTIC
03/23/88 THE MILAGRO BEANFIELD WAR
06/08/88 FUNNY FARM
06/22/88 THE GREAT OUTDOORS
07/13/88 ARTHUR 2 ON THE ROCKS
08/10/88 CLEAN AND SOBER
09/14/88 MOON OVER PARADOR
09/28/88 GORILLAS IN THE MIST
11/09/88 THE GOOD MOTHER
11/23/88 BUSTER
12/21/88 TALK RADIO
02/22/89 TRUE BELIEVER
03/22/89 TROOP BEVERLY HILLS
04/12/89 THE DREAM TEAM
05/03/89 LISTEN TO ME
05/24/89 HOW I GOT INTO COLLEGE
06/07/89 VAMPIRE’S KISS
07/05/89 THE KARATE KID PART III
07/19/89 WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
10/11/89 OLD GRINGO
11/01/89 DAD
12/13/89 TRIUMPH OF THE SPIRIT
12/27/89 ALWAYS

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on January 6, 2006 at 4:41 pm

Great guys! I’m a bit of film geek (guess we all are here) and I have compiled things like that over the years. I have most Manhattan Theatres. I will work on the later Beekman dates.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on January 6, 2006 at 11:48 am

Ditto! Fantastic list, AlAlvarez! I also hope to see a list for the ‘70’s and '80’s.

bazookadave
bazookadave on January 6, 2006 at 12:31 am

Wow excellent list AlAlvarez!! How did you compile it? I would love to see a list for the 70s, 80s and 90s. Thanks for posting!

frankdev
frankdev on January 5, 2006 at 10:40 pm

yes davebazooka, that’s the one.also thanks to alalverez for the great list will you be printing the films of the 80’s?

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on January 5, 2006 at 9:05 pm

In its early days the Beekman failed to secure many first runs since the upper east side was not yet established as the best place to open a new film.

The BEEKMAN did not become an established “sure-seater” (the name for specialty arthouses then) until over six years later when Jules Dassin’s HE WHO MUST DIE became a five month hit forever establishing the BEEKMAN as a first-run of choice.

Below are the programs of the fifties and sixties. Further to the titles below, THE SORROW AND THE PITY was a highlight in March 1972.

In February 1974 The BEEKMAN joined Cinema One, Paris, Plaza and the Paramount (Columbus Circle) in THE EXORCIST run.

Although the BEEKMAN never showed ANNIE HALL first run (that distinction goes to the Baronet, Little Carnegie and 34th St. East) it did join the LOVE AND DEATH in June 1975, also at the Sutton and Paramount.

04/25/52 NEVER TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER
07/18/52 FRANCHISE AFFAIR
07/25/52 EDWARD AND CAROLINE
08/01/52 DIPLOMATIC COURIER
08/08/52 LAUGHTER IN PARADISE
08/15/52 THE CLOUDED YELLOW
08/22/52 CITY LIGHTS/ ROYAL JOURNEY
08/29/52 THE ADVENTURESS
09/05/52 LAST HOLIDAY
09/12/52 WAYS OF LOVE
09/19/52 THE QUEEN OF SPADES
09/26/52 LAST HOLIDAY
10/03/52 THE SPIDER AND THE FLY
10/10/52 DEAD OF NIGHT
10/17/52 ON APPROVAL
10/24/52 BLACK NARCISSUS/I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING
10/31/52 THE BERLINER
11/21/52 UNDER THE RED SEA
01/09/53 CASTLE IN THE AIR
01/30/53 WHEREVER SHE GOES
02/06/53 A RUN FOR YOUR MONEY /GIGI (1948)
02/13/53 MALTESE FALCON/ BRIEF ENCOUNTER
02/20/53 MARIKA
03/13/53 GLORY AT SEA
03/27/53 THE STORY OF MANDY
04/03/53 THE RED SHOES/ ROYAL JOURNEY
04/10/53 WHITE CORRIDORS/CURTAIN UP
04/17/53 THE SUSPECT/ LADY PANAME
04/24/53 ROAD TO BALI
05/01/53 GREEN FOR DANGER/ NOTORIOUS GENTLEMAN
05/08/53 DULCIMER STREET/ JENNY L'AMOUR
05/15/53 ANNA
05/22/53 THE MAGIC BOX/ ANOTHER SHORE
05/29/53 THE STAR/ TAXI
06/05/53 COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA
06/12/53 KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS/QUARTET
06/19/53 DOUBLE CONFESSION/MURDER WITHOUT CRIME
06/26/53 MISS ROBIN HOOD
07/10/53 MOULIN ROUGE
07/17/53 LAST HOLIDAY/ LAUGHTER IN PARADISE
07/24/53 DEAD OF NIGHT/ HIDDEN ROOM
07/31/53 THE LONG MEMORY
08/14/53 MASK OF THE HIMALAYAS
08/21/53 ON THE RIVIERA/ HERE COMES MR. JORDAN
08/28/53 MLLE. DESIREE
09/04/53 DESPERATE MOMENT
09/25/53 FAN FAN THE TULIP
10/02/53 MAN ON A TIGHTROPE/ PRESIDENT’S LADY
10/09/53 THE BAND WAGON
10/16/53 THE QUIET MAN
10/23/53 GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES
10/30/53 ROME AT 11 O'CLOCK/ AFFAIR IN MONTE CARLO
11/06/53 ROMAN HOLIDAY
11/13/53 THE PASSIONATE SENTRY
11/20/53 THE MOON IS BLUE
11/27/53 STALAG 17
12/04/53 MOGAMBO
12/18/53 DREAM WIFE
12/25/53 THE 39 STEPS

1954- 58 SUB-RUN FEATURES

12/26/58 HE WHO MUST DIE
05/29/59 OF LOVE AND LUST
06/26/59 WILD STRAWBERRIES
11/27/59 THE COUSINS
01/22/60 ROSEMARY
07/08/60 THE SUBTERRANEANS
08/05/60 SONS AND LOVERS
10/14/60 THE FLUTE AND THE ARROW
10/28/60 CONFESS, DR. CORDOBA
11/18/60 THE VIRGIN SPRING
02/10/61 THE FACTS OF LIFE
04/07/61 L'AVVENTURA
06/30/61 ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS
11/03/61 THE DEVIL’S EYE
12/15/61 LA DOLCE VITA
03/16/62 THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY
06/08/62 HAROLD LLOYD’S WORLD OF COMEDY
07/27/62 THE NOTORIOUS LANDLADY
09/28/62 A VERY PRIVATE AFFAIR
11/02/62 BOCCACCIO ‘70
11/16/62 TRIAL AND ERROR
12/21/62 ELECTRA
03/22/63 FOUR DAYS OF NAPLES
05/17/63 WINTER LIGHT
06/28/63 MURDER AT THE GALLOP
09/20/63 THE SUITOR
11/01/63 KNIFE IN THE WATER
12/20/63 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
01/17/64 POINT OF ORDER!
03/06/64 DOULOS, THE FINGER MAN
03/27/64 THE GIVEN WORD
04/10/64 ADORABLE JULIA
04/24/64 LILIES OF THE FIELD/ THE L-SHAPED ROOM
05/01/64 OF STARS AND MEN
05/15/64 SOUTH PACIFIC
05/29/64 RING OF TREASON
06/26/64 THE TROUBLEMAKER
07/17/64 THE BEST MAN/ THE PINK PANTHER
07/31/64 MAFIOSO
08/21/64 MAJOR BARBARA/ TWELFTH NIGHT
08/28/64 TOM JONES/ LOVE WITH THE PROPER STRANGER
09/04/64 BECKET
11/13/64 THE FINEST HOURS
12/25/64 THE GUNS OF AUGUST
01/22/65 ANDY
02/05/65 THE GIRL WITH GREEN EYES/ THE MAN FROM RIO
02/12/65 RED DESERT
04/16/65 FUNNY FACE/ AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
04/23/65 THE PAWNBROKER
07/23/65 CASANOVA '70
10/08/65 BUNNY LAKE IS MISSING
10/29/65 KING RAT
11/19/65 LAUREL AND HARDY’S LAUGHING 20'S
12/17/65 A PATCH OF BLUE
02/25/66 PROMISE HER ANYTHING
03/18/66 BAND OF OUTSIDERS
03/25/66 THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES
04/08/66 THE TROUBLE WITH ANGELS
05/06/66 SHE DONE HIM WRONG/ I’M NO ANGEL
05/20/66 LADY L
08/12/66 GIGI
10/14/66 MISTER BUDDWING
10/28/66 THE LIQUIDATOR
11/18/66 TOKYO OLYMPIAD
12/02/66 THE SHAMELESS OLD LADY
12/16/66 THE QUILLER MEMORANDUM
02/03/67 LA GUERRE EST FINIE
03/10/67 BLOW-UP
06/30/67 THE FAMILY WAY
09/01/67 TO SIR, WITH LOVE
10/06/67 THE PENTHOUSE
11/03/67 THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS
12/15/67 GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER
02/09/68 ULYSSES
02/23/68 THE TWO OF US
06/28/68 A MAN WITH THE BALLOONS
07/26/68 YOUNG TORLESS
08/23/68 HUGS AND KISSES
09/13/68 DEADFALL
09/27/68 THE PRODUCERS
10/18/68 RACHEL, RACHEL
12/20/68 THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE
03/28/69 ASSASSINATION BUREAU
04/23/69 LOLA MONTES
05/28/69 THOSE DARING YOUNG MEN IN THEIR JAUNTY JALOPIES
06/18/69 THE MALTESE BIPPY
07/02/69 BLOW-UP/ DARLING
07/16/69 EASY RIDER
12/10/69 Z
07/01/70 TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME, JUNIE MOON
08/12/70 DIARY OF A MAD HOUSEWIFE
12/09/70 THE CONFESSION

bazookadave
bazookadave on January 5, 2006 at 7:56 pm

You’re welcome astrocks! I am going to return for a few more pictures, though if they have been working steadily over the past two days, there is probably not much left now. They are demolishing the block starting from the uptown side working toward downtown, so the bank went first, then the Beekman.

The State theatre…is that the theatre in the basement of the Virigin Megastore on Times Square?

VincentParisi
VincentParisi on January 5, 2006 at 6:52 pm

I saw Annie Hall in its original engagement at the Little Carnegie.

frankdev
frankdev on January 5, 2006 at 6:04 pm

Once again thank you davebazooka for the pictures.As i was looking at them i mentally was walking through the Beekman, it is so much a part of my life i can still remember what it looked like the first day i walked in it back in 1982! On a another theater closing, The State theater in manahattan is going to close at the end of january.

bazookadave
bazookadave on January 5, 2006 at 5:42 pm

Hi EdSolero, I too saw “Broadway Danny Rose,” “Purple Rose of Cairo” and “Hannah and Her Sisters” at the Beekman. Also “Manhattan,” “Zelig” and “Manhattan Murder Mystery.” I will always wonder if “Sleeper” or “Annie Hall” played the Beekman.

I added the RKO Keith’s to my favorites, though I have never been there. Hmmm maybe I should head out there with my camera!!

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on January 5, 2006 at 4:59 pm

Your photographs are heartbreaking, davebazooka… but I’m glad you’ve taken it upon yourself to document and share these tragic images with all of us on CT. If you want to know the next cinema treasure on the chopping block, check out the comments on the RKO Keith’s page.

I remember seeing a number of movies here at the Beekman, although, contrary to my post of December 12, “Frances” (which I saw during its Oscar-qualifying run at the Cinema I & II in December of ‘82) was not one of them. There were a number of Woody Allen movies such as “Broadway Danny Rose”, “Purple Rose of Cairo” and “Hannah and Her Sisters” as well as the brooding British drama “Brimstone and Treacle” starring rock star Sting, also in '82.

bazookadave
bazookadave on December 31, 2005 at 12:53 am

You’re very welcome! Since the Beekman is part of my movie-going past, there is no way I could let it disappear entirely without documenting it. Maybe the pics will help me accept it, kiss it, and release it. I tend to fixate on places that I remember from my childhood and will always remember the Beekman. I could hardly believe it when I read in the news that it was going to close. I still wonder and worry about what cinema treasure will be next to go. :–(

marcusexp
marcusexp on December 31, 2005 at 12:38 am

GREAT JOB documenting Sloan Kettering’s demolition of the Beekman!
Sloan Kettering should have listened to the community and found a way to build their cancer center and preserve this great theatre.
Your photos need to be posted on the first page of Cinema Treasures.
Thanks for being there with your camera.

bazookadave
bazookadave on December 30, 2005 at 11:43 pm

Miscellaneous Beekman demolition images: Sorry for the odd blurred lobby images, I took the pics through a black mesh fence. If you look closely, in the upper right of the lobby pics, the debris-strewn raked floor of the balcony is visible. In a couple of the images the star motif on the lobby floor can still be seen, though obscured by dust.

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frankdev
frankdev on December 27, 2005 at 4:38 am

gustavelifting i understand your point, but i spent many happy hours working there, it just won’t be the same when i go past the site. but yes at least there is a part of the beekman that remains and i thank you for your point

uncleal923
uncleal923 on December 27, 2005 at 2:25 am

Guys, I was never to the Beekman, but we should be thankful the sign was saved. Many theaters leave without a trace of being there.

frankdev
frankdev on December 27, 2005 at 12:08 am

as always dave you hit the nail on the head