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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.
>>It is built in the conviction that the American passion for the movies is here to stay.
My favorite line in the Times article. And it was written in 1916!
Saw Vertigo here last year; auditorium is lovely. And took a peek at the mini-cinema, which is wildy decorated like an outdoor garden (I think). It was great to a see a 100 seat “atmospheric.”
Anybody remember Steve Napoli, the projectionist there? He is a great guy.
The former RKO Rockville Centre Twin is sitting vacant and waiting for a new tenant. There is plenty of parking near the theater and it’s only about 5 miles over the Queens border. Check it out!
It’s always smething around here.
It’s worth a look.
I meant that the reason e-walk is beginning to feel shabby with that 42nd Street flavor is because Regal are poor housekeepers in general, not because of the decor.
And the Mc/BK metaphor reminds me that when Burger King took over the locations of many old Automats, they really did desecrate the places.
The descriptive text may need to be revised because I believe the old theatre (last called the Park Avenue) was torn down several years ago and the new cinema (Long Beach Cinema 4) was built from the ground up at the same site.
I have passed this location many times and never noticed the back. And now, poof, there’s an old theater right in front of me. Thanks, Ed.
I see the holiday fruitcake has arrived.
I’m happy to read that Clearview’s Craig Connor was there opening night; I’m not surprised to find that he had a hand in it.
As Forrest136 said, the interior design is extremely Loews-oriented, and I recommend that anyone interested in seeing a wealth of old photos and painted recreations of old Loew’s theaters should high-tail it here before Regal changes the decor. Which would be a shame, because a lot of time, money and thought obviously went into its eye-popping ambiance.
Regal is a poor housekeeper; they will have to work extra hard at this hardtop.
I like that logo, which I think was developed when they had their 3-D festival.
I use Yahoo for listing the theaters I like to go to, and for this theater as AMC Loews they have “no information available” and as Regal E-Walk it’s not even listed. How do I get them to update their listings?
I don’t think it’s the Deuce…it’s the Broadway/7th Avenue entrance.
Nice view of Broadway streetscape, Warren. Well done.
I always liked this theater, even though they showed that awful print of Gone With The Wind.
Puffy, my only complaint about this theater is that the ushers turn the house lights on as soon as the end credits start, in order to get the house cleaned for the next show. There are usually about 4 ushers who barge in, talking and sweeping, even under my feet while I am still sitting there!
As one who always stays and reads the credits to the very end, this is very disconcerting and annoying.
I wish the candy counter personnel were half as speedy.
It’s always something around here.
Warren, while I treasure your breadth and scope of cinema knowledge and resources, I do think it was a bit much to call 311 on a place that you haven’t even been to. On the other hand, I do think flip-flops is a bit over-the-top, as well.