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Mike (saps) commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 8, 2005 at 9:59 pm

Carmen Coppolla, usually credited as Carmine Coppola.

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Mike (saps) commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 8, 2005 at 9:58 pm

Pyrrhic victory \PIR-ik\, noun:
A victory achieved at great or excessive cost; a ruinous victory.

Example: Technically it was a victory for the British, who attacked the patriot fortifications — but a Pyrrhic victory if ever there was: out of 2,200 British soldiers 1,034 were killed or wounded, including one in nine of all the officers the British lost in the whole war.

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Mike (saps) commented about Member Comment Histories Will Return! on Apr 6, 2005 at 8:30 pm

Most recent comments on top.

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Mike (saps) commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Apr 6, 2005 at 10:35 am

A good musical tied to the theme of the end of WWII would be “It’s Always Fair Weather” a glum little story about disillusioned post-war vets.

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Mike (saps) commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Apr 5, 2005 at 4:40 pm

Or, as my English teacher might say, when is the next scheduled program?

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Mike (saps) commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Apr 5, 2005 at 4:39 pm

What is the next program scheduled?

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Mike (saps) commented about Strand Theatre on Apr 5, 2005 at 4:16 pm

Did the Orleans always have its own separate entrance on 47th Street?

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Mike (saps) commented about Jamaica Multiplex Cinemas on Apr 3, 2005 at 9:31 pm

Worst. Thread. Ever.

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Mike (saps) commented about Kings Theatre on Apr 1, 2005 at 10:19 pm

Hey Gus, if this was open…I’d go inside; it wouldn’t depend on what’s playing.

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Mike (saps) commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Apr 1, 2005 at 10:16 pm

I’d say, spend the $10 and go inside! Who cares what’s playing. Remember, we buy tickets to theaters, not movies.

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Mike (saps) commented about Gramercy Theater on Mar 31, 2005 at 11:22 pm

Garth may have mismanaged or overspent, but he put tons of money and love into his Cineplex Odeon houses, and it shows. They had curtains and wall decorations and lots of neon and other touches. They weren’t palaces but they were showplaces; Garth was an exhibitor and a showman. Compare him to the bureaucrats who run UA/Regal, with their lack of imagination and dreadful designs. Everytime I’m in the UA 14th Street I expect to hear bus departure announcements.

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Mike (saps) commented about Radio City Music Hall on Mar 28, 2005 at 8:26 pm

stoppit already, my mailbox is exhausted!

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Mike (saps) commented about New Amsterdam Theatre on Mar 28, 2005 at 8:24 pm

rooftop theater

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Mike (saps) commented about Mayfair Theatre on Mar 28, 2005 at 7:08 pm

Sorry, I meant when I was at the Lyric/Park, which while full of atmosphere, was probably not an atmospheric! Never been to the Mayfair, which was already gone by the time I discovered Asbury Park.

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Mike (saps) commented about Mayfair Theatre on Mar 28, 2005 at 7:05 pm

The balcony was already closed when I was here, and a drop ceiling over the orchestra, with no access to the ceiling that I could find. I would have loved to have seen the atmospherics, or what may have been left of them.

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Mike (saps) commented about Radio City Music Hall on Mar 23, 2005 at 7:59 pm

I saw Robin and Marian there. Not a good movie, and a bit of a downer. But I don’t recall an empty house.

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Mar 22, 2005 at 5:42 am

Tommy was one of the first movies I saw at the Ziegfeld and I can remember it as if it was yesterday. The sound and spectacle were awesome; and coming from the suburbs (RKO Twin, anyone?) the theater was a revelation. Who knew you could see a movie in such a glamorous and elegant setting.

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Mar 21, 2005 at 10:56 am

We’re lucky that in New York City “art” releases and mainstream releases often share the same venue, as at the Clearview Chelsea, Loews Lincoln Square, AMC Empire, and Regal 14th Street. Even the Ziegfeld just played Raging Bull, a picture more likely to be found at the Film Forum. So it is conceivable that King and I could have an arthouse release plan, yet play at a big screen house in NYC and the art rounds in other markets.

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Mike (saps) commented about Brooklyn Paramount Theatre on Mar 21, 2005 at 5:38 am

Friends of the LIU gymnasium, unite!

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Mike (saps) commented about Brooklyn Paramount Theatre on Mar 20, 2005 at 9:18 pm

Friends of the Brooklyn Paramount, unite!

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Mike (saps) commented about Lyric Theatre on Mar 20, 2005 at 4:57 am

And that’s a very interesting site. Thanks for the tip.

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Mike (saps) commented about Lyric Theatre on Mar 20, 2005 at 4:54 am

In a word, wow! But I wonder if the Lyric actualy played those two movies, or if it was a mock up for the film.

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Mike (saps) commented about Brooklyn Paramount Theatre on Mar 17, 2005 at 9:17 am

The Brooklyn Paramount is larger and more sumptuous than the Kings, mainly because of its location in downtown Brooklyn, which was the equivalent of a major city in those days. The Brooklyn Paramount was also the first theatre built in the project that Loew’s took over from Paramount and became known as the “Loew’s Wonder Theatres.” That’s how Rapp & Rapp became architects of the Kings. They had already been scheduled for it by Paramount…The Brooklyn Paramount now seems to have an edge over the Kings in restoration to a theatre, since it’s in better physical condition and better served by public transportation. (Copied from Warren’s post on Loew’s Kings page.)

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Mike (saps) commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Mar 16, 2005 at 4:53 pm

Posted today on the Loew’s Kings page:

The Brooklyn Paramount is larger and more sumptuous than the Kings, mainly because of its location in downtown Brooklyn, which was the equivalent of a major city in those days. The Brooklyn Paramount was also the first theatre built in the project that Loew’s took over from Paramount and became known as the “Loew’s Wonder Theatres.” That’s how Rapp & Rapp became architects of the Kings. They had already been scheduled for it by Paramount…The Brooklyn Paramount now seems to have an edge over the Kings in restoration to a theatre, since it’s in better physical condition and better served by public transportation.
posted by Warren on Mar 16, 2005 at 10:10am

Friends of the Paramount, unite!

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Mar 11, 2005 at 9:54 pm

Let’s fill it with 3300 people and see how it sounds then!