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What town is that, Gerald? Maybe I’d like to check out that Jerry Lewis cinema.
Many early foreign films tackled subjects and depicted things that weren’t possible in Hollywood movies. And it was a natural progession that many “art” theatres devolved from racy foreign films to soft core domestic nudist films and slowly but surely to hard core; there are many examples of this across the nation, including the Cameo and Tivoli in New York and the Park in Champaign, Ill., to name just a few. But when the hard core market exploded, it wasn’t at the Apollo, which eventually swiched to mainstream shows.
So it’s been neglected in one way or another since soon after its opening.
I saw several of those opening attractions, including Casablanca and 42nd Street, which were great to see on a brand new screen with bright projection and the Eltinge auditorium as lobby, all on 42nd Street itself.
LImovies, wanna run that by us again?
My word! I want this theatre to reopen exactly as described above.
Warren, you are some kind of demi-god around here. How are you in real life?
I wonder if the Ziegfeld could be expanded upwards, maybe with a proper balcony installed and a few hundred more seats. I’d love to go to a 2000+ seat theatre on a regular basis.
What are the current uses for the Paramount, 5th Avenue, Moore and Neptune? (I know I could look it up, but…) Are they live performance spaces or do they still show movies? I wonder if any tours arre available. Thanks!
So, do you think is the best digital projection in the city?
And while I’m there, are there any recommendations for great movie houses that I should check out?
I meant the 68 foot screen.
I’ll be in Seattle in September and hope to see somehting on the 90 foot Cinerama screen, rather than the 60 foot (but still impressive!) screen.
How is the digital projection at this theater? I know there are several brands out there, some newer and better than others, and of different quality.
So who has the best digital projection, this screen or the ones at AMC or Loews? Or are there others I should consider for the best digital presentation?
Listed as Bijou: /theaters/8371/
Nice set of photos, RobertR. Thanks for the link.
Nice four photos Connelly at your link above. Thanks for the treat.
The St. George website says that a classic movie night is coming soon.
Thanks for the link; really fascinating stuff. Not completely accurate, and with a typo or two, but well worth a visit.
Bryan, I’ll thank you on every page for the beautiful link you have provided to us.
Warren, there is a beautiful shot of the Times Theater at the link above. Thanks again, Bryan. These are real beauties.
Holy cow, what a collection of vintage photos at that link above. Thanks so much, Bryan. The first 24 photos are of 42nd Street theaters, which I hadn’t seen before. Quite a treat.
Oh!…then it was actually the Warner Twin, without the RKO, that had me stumped. I remember the Cinerama and the Penthouse (and the Cine Orleans!) but I don’t remember when it went (back) to Warner. What years were those and who ran it then? I do remember the Rialto revamped by Cineplex Odeon and called the Warner, so I guess that was after the Warner Twin closed.