Comments from Al Alvarez

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Orpheum 7 on Aug 10, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Since the theatre is a tenant of the condo above it, I suspect they were told how bright they could go.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Sutton Theater on Aug 8, 2013 at 10:46 pm

“The Nude Bomb” opened at the Gemini in 1980.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Lincoln Plaza Cinemas on Jul 31, 2013 at 4:58 pm

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?

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about IFC Center on Jul 24, 2013 at 3:47 am

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.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Manhattan 1 and 2 on Jul 7, 2013 at 5:16 am

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.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Roxy Theatre on Jul 6, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Clara Bow was at the Roxy in person on Tuesday, November 29, 1932 when her film “CALL HER SAVAGE” was running there.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jul 3, 2013 at 4:58 pm

here

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about CineBistro Dolphin Mall on Jul 3, 2013 at 12:54 am

Scottneff, the original Regal deal fell apart when the mall plans were re-configured. It opened as Cobb.

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Al Alvarez commented about UA Court Street Stadium 12 on Jul 2, 2013 at 12:31 am

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.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about UA Court Street Stadium 12 on Jun 29, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Scottneff, Regal bought UA and started using that name in all their New York locations for a while.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Why the United Palace is important on Jun 29, 2013 at 4:56 am

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.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Palace Annex Theatre on Jun 19, 2013 at 8:04 pm

The Palace Annex may have opened as the St. Nick.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Capitol Theatre on Jun 19, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Bobby, 1968 was one of the most tumultuous and violent years ever.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about United Palace of Cultural Arts on Jun 19, 2013 at 12:02 am

Most live Broadway Theatres had movie capabilities so they could sponsor premieres and travel shows. The intention was not for full-time operation.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about United Palace of Cultural Arts on Jun 17, 2013 at 12:45 am

LuisV, the Mark Hellinger’s original purpose was movies, not Broadway shows.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Lyric Theatre on Jun 16, 2013 at 6:04 am

It was also showing on Loews showcase all over town.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Clearview's First & 62nd on Jun 14, 2013 at 6:34 am

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.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Fine Arts Theatre on Jun 6, 2013 at 11:20 pm

The Paris became Loews Fine Arts and then Loews Paris from 1990-1992.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Fine Arts Theatre on Jun 6, 2013 at 9:08 pm

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.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Sunny Isles Twin on Jun 1, 2013 at 7:29 pm

This was never multiplexed. The Intracoastal-8 is a separate theatre further east off 163rd street.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Gateway Theatre on May 25, 2013 at 4:46 pm

News footage from the “WHERE THE BOYS ARE” world premiere can be seen here.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Lyric Theatre on May 13, 2013 at 4:47 pm

The Lyric went back and forth with movies and plays from 1915 to 1925. In the early twenties it spent more time as a cinema than as a playhouse.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Lyric Theatre on May 13, 2013 at 3:57 pm

A silent movie with Douglas Fairbanks.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on May 12, 2013 at 6:48 pm

By the way Howard, ROBIN HOOD(1922) opened at the Lyric on 42nd street.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on May 12, 2013 at 6:37 pm

Typo on GATSBY.

http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/great-gatsby-trailer-not-great-typo-190839370.html