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I’m sure you’re correct — the upper right corner of the pic shows the Art Moderne windows of the Rialto Building.
Anyway, the Ziegfeld screen IS too small, but I don’t see how it can be enlarged without re-designing th entire proscenium.
I started going here in the early 1970’s. I think the first one I saw was “Dracula Has Risen from the Grave.” My father dropped me off, and I went in alone. Excellent!
Or maybe he was referring to the obscene prices at the concession stand.
I don’t believe it either.
I don’t believe it either.
And neither do I.
Maybe the extra 25 cents was for a packet of tissues or wet-naps.
Alto, you’re preaching to the choir. I guess that most people reading this website come on time.
And you can’t bring a case about what “might” happen to others — but you can if you have personally missed a bus or train connection.
Anyway, I like the late starting shows. It gives me the chance to wander around a bit, or to sit in my seat and soak up the atmosphere.
There is nothing new under the sun. And by the way, just where are some of these public conveniences located?
This is a rock ‘n’ roll show hosted by Cousin Bruce Morrow, with about a dozen acts on the bill. I hope it’s not a one-time thing like that jazz conference back in 2004.
Oh. My. God.
Brooklyn Paramount Rock ‘n’ Roll Reunion Concert scheduled for Sunday, April 1, 2007. Two shows: 2:30pm and 7:30pm. Tickets $40. to $100.
I can hardly believe it.
Some people have to get out of their mother’s basement once in a while. And not “one day,” but today.
I stumbled on this thread and thought it would be interesting to read about a grand old theater in Illinois, one of my favorite states. However, I am now removing myself from this listing because it is nothing but endless tedium. Good luck, children. Try to play nice.
And as a bonus, the big red neon “Thunderbird” sign was brightly lit the night we were there.
This theater is open and hopping. While it’s not ideal, there is no denying the fun of going to see a popcorn picture at a drive-in movie.
I took my two year old to see Charlotte’s Web and she loved seeing a movie from the front seat of the car, a place in the car she isn’t usually allowed.
While she was watching the screen in front of us, I turned around from time to time to look out the side window and watch some innocent victims getting dismembered by “The Hitcher” on a nearby screen. Good times.
Really seedy, considering that it’s in a sort of prime location.
It’s very shabby and musty smelling…and in my auditorium the image jiggled and jumped the entire show, despite repeated reports to management.
Nice, graceful sloping stadium seating, though, and the rooms are nicely decorated; some are over 400 seats.
I heard this Riverfront complex is a financial bust and is being redeveloped. I wonder if this place is coming down, too.
All in all, pretty disappointing.
The screen is the same size, which seemed really big at the time, but not so much now in comparison to the big screens at the newest AMC and Regal cinemas.
I don’t see how they can enlarge the screen without changing the design of the proscenium and the side speakers (with the big “Z” logos.)
And, ladies, don’t forget to remove your hats.
Wow, Warren. Those are eye-popping photos on the church’s website. Thanks for the tip.
Jeez, remind me never to come to Wheaton, Illinois. This thread is a load of crap.
Myron, why will this be your last film at the Ziegfeld?
As I posted back in 2004, it kills me to know that I was alive when the theater closed (though still a youngster living in the suburbs.) Actually, maybe I should kill my parents instead for not realizing what we were about to lose and taking me to see it.
I saw Streisand’s “A Star is Born” here, or as Mad magazine more aptly put it, “A Bore is Starred.” Even at the tender age of 19 I could tell a real stinker when I saw it.