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Movies on their last legs? Haven’t we heard that before? With record grosses world wide, a misstep with American audiences this summer is hardly a tragedy. We are simply no longer the major market for the industry. And you couldn’t near the theatres on 42nd street this past weekend with mobs crowding into mediocre titles.
The tiny Frisco flat marquee is on the far left. I think the movie is called “CULT BY PAIN”.
This incident did not take place at the theatre. It happened on the street a block away after the couple left the theatre.
I think Warren just reverted to his old nastiness for a minute there. He will apologize or delete maybe?
Congratulations Michael on your great research. Love it!
The Upper East side has extremely high property values and an aging population. Seniors who used to migrate to Florida are staying put. Older citizens without kids are more prevalent in this section of the city than in other parts of New York, making it difficult to sustain a theatre in an industry increasing focuses only on a very young demographic.
It is mandated by the city.
Since the theatre is a tenant of the condo above it, I suspect they were told how bright they could go.
“The Nude Bomb” opened at the Gemini in 1980.
Aren’t you forgetting that “MIDNIGHT IN PARIS” was a big hit world wide just two years ago? It made over $151 million on a $17 million budget.
How many Hollywood movies have that ratio these days?
I lived in the space next to the Waverly in the early nineties. It eventually became part of the current IFC cinema remodel in 1999.
Opened late March 1969 with “LA PRISONNIERE” at the Avco Embassy East and “CAN HEIRONYMUS MERKIN EVER FORGET MERCY HUMPPE AND FIND TRUE HAPPINESS?” at the Pacific East.
Clara Bow was at the Roxy in person on Tuesday, November 29, 1932 when her film “CALL HER SAVAGE” was running there.
Scottneff, the original Regal deal fell apart when the mall plans were re-configured. It opened as Cobb.
It did open as a Regal but the switch to United Artists in 2001 came as part of the merger of the two. After the Chapter 11 filing by Regal, the new restructured company was a new entity. Similarly, the Loews Theatres that emerged after their Sony period was a very different mix of owners and even more convoluted when they merged with Cineplex Odeon.
Scottneff, Regal bought UA and started using that name in all their New York locations for a while.
Is this about saving a theatre or saving a church? I think we know this is just a money grab from a church who needs to learn how to serve their community better, or sell this property. Donating money here may be a mistake.
The Palace Annex may have opened as the St. Nick.
Bobby, 1968 was one of the most tumultuous and violent years ever.
Most live Broadway Theatres had movie capabilities so they could sponsor premieres and travel shows. The intention was not for full-time operation.
LuisV, the Mark Hellinger’s original purpose was movies, not Broadway shows.
It was also showing on Loews showcase all over town.
rivest266, that July opening date never happened in spite of the ad. The city fire department refused to approve the width of the escalators they had previously specified. After some negotiations, (read cash changed hands), an opening day was re-arranged in November.
The Paris became Loews Fine Arts and then Loews Paris from 1990-1992.
My understanding is that the zoning laws for the areas around Park Avenue had been changed and Walter Reade was unable to re-open it when their sublease ran out on the archdiocese the first time. Pathe would have faced the same problem even if the location had been available.