Ziegfeld Theatre

141 West 54th Street,
New York, NY 10019

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Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on February 3, 2013 at 6:05 am

That’s Michael all right. I was thinking the same thing when he came up on stage, but as soon as he started to speak I knew it had to be him.

My cousin Anthony went with me, and he’d never seen Cabaret. He remarked that all the leading actors in the movie besides Joel Grey, the ones who played Brian, Fritz and Max, all looked very much alike. I’d never noticed that before, but it’s true. I wonder if Bob Fosse did that deliberately?

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on February 2, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Bill… is that Michael York in your photos? I recognize Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey easily enough, and I suppose that looks like an older (if surgically enhanced) version of Marisa Berenson… but the gentleman seated at far right on that panel bears absolutely NO resemblance to the Michael York I remember!

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on February 1, 2013 at 6:20 pm

That is not a rare event. Trucks hit Manhattan marquees all the time, when there were enough around to hit. Let’s celebrate that too!

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on February 1, 2013 at 6:09 pm

One scary thing happened on the way out. A big tractor trailer crashed into the left side of the Ziegfeld’s marquee while trying to make a turn. The damage looked minimal, but it sounded really serious.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on February 1, 2013 at 6:03 pm

Thanks for that, Bill.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on February 1, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Here are pictures from last night’s TCM Road to Hollywood event at the Ziegfeld: the screening of Cabaret, a movie that had a smash exclusive run there 41 years ago. Another memorable night at the Ziegfeld.

hdtv267
hdtv267 on January 9, 2013 at 6:43 am

and your point being?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 6, 2013 at 9:09 am

Amc in rockaway charges 11.50.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on January 6, 2013 at 9:07 am

Hello-

in reference to Bill H.’s Jan 4th comment about the “new ticket price of $14”. the price may be new for the Ziegfeld but the Regal 42 St. and Union Square multi-plexes have been charging $14 on weekends for some time now.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on January 5, 2013 at 7:33 am

Moviebuff82, it has never made much of a profit but the screenings and premieres have always kept it going. I doubt cash cow would be a fitting term with low box office most of the year and high rent all year round.

Vito, I know Cineplex replaced the whole motorized curtain mechanism during one of the remodels only to have it fail a couple of weeks later.

Vito
Vito on January 5, 2013 at 7:05 am

Yes Al of course having worked many a NY theatre I am very aware of the policies regarding stagehands. The fact that no one can fix this problem is just incomprehensible to me.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on January 5, 2013 at 6:57 am

I doubt that very much.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 5, 2013 at 6:52 am

In terms of profit, this theater is clearviews cash cow.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on January 5, 2013 at 6:44 am

Vito, the Ziegfeld was a Union stagehand house for over twenty five years and they were not successful. Back then all New York movie theatres had stagehands, even those without a stage.

LuisV
LuisV on January 5, 2013 at 6:22 am

Does anyone know if anyone has made any serious effort at landmarking the Ziegfeld’s interior?

Vito
Vito on January 5, 2013 at 5:47 am

Al, I understand others have tried and failed but perhaps they could call the stagehands union and ask to borrow the folks responsible for keeping the curtains at RCMH humming along so well. Somehow I think they would be up to the challenge to fix the problem once and for all.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on January 5, 2013 at 5:09 am

LuisV, I am in favor of Landmarking the Ziegfeld interior and would love to see a multiplex built around the original screen to make it more financially viable.

The only human strong enough to be a curtain operator at the Ziegfeld might be Jean Valjean from the original novel or perhaps Clearview could get one those soon to be unemployed super heroes from the Hollywood crap machine.

Vito
Vito on January 5, 2013 at 12:46 am

Good one Bill I bet you would make a good one. That was actually my first job in the biz, I was curtain puller/reel boy at the Paramount on Staten island.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on January 4, 2013 at 11:13 am

I’d like to apply for the job of curtain operator :)

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 4, 2013 at 11:03 am

Thats good news as the December jobs report was good.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on January 4, 2013 at 10:57 am

One good thing I noticed: on the front door there were notices for job openings at the Ziegfeld. Guess it won’t be closing anytime soon.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on January 4, 2013 at 10:30 am

There was no sign of what the next movie might be. The big Les Mis display was still up in the lobby. That’s where the next attraction is usually announced. But it’s drawing good crowds, so long may it play there.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on January 4, 2013 at 10:26 am

So gald to hear Les Miz is doing so well at the Ziegfeld. Howard this would have been a perfect movie for out Boyd in Phila. Sigh.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on January 4, 2013 at 9:41 am

What’s the next movie after Les Mis?