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Thanks for this, Bricetx.
Do you know anything about the mini cinemas added in the early late 60’s? In particular, where were they located and what projection system was used?
Welcome home, Lost Memory.
We sure missed you.
SethLewis, I think you just gave a perfect example of why they don’t. Once the reviews and the word of mouth got out on “NINE”, it had no chance to recoup its costs. The costs of money today requires immediate results and many DVD/BLU RAY release rights are sold based on opening week grosses. Only small films can afford a build-up and carefully aimed marketing campaign. When a bunch of teenagers show up for “NINE”, who never heard of Fellini and hate musicals anyway, you just lost your shirt on twitter.
Love the Roxy book, Ross Melnick.
I didn’t know the Rockettes predated Radio City Music Hall until I read your book.
The ad I saw in the Village Voice had it listed as ‘RICK’ Nelson, and indeed showing gay porn. Perhaps the name had nothing to do with the famous sixties entertainer but rather whoever was the owner at the time.
LeonNorman1814, could you be confusing this with the Cine Twin and Jocx at 711 Seventh Avenue. That venue is listed here;
Markp, take the “A"or the "C” train from the Port authority NORTH to 168th street and then walk up to 176th Street on Broadway.
Thanks for these great ads, Mark!
The Clearview has also closed.
It moved across the street to the Embassy 49, but the ads don’t specify the format. It ran again later that summer at the Guild for a couple of months.
Perhaps “2001” with a live orchestra is not a bad compromise.
The United States is not the world.
There is no online video market in China, India, Russia or any of the biggest movie-going markets in the world. Americans need to stop thinking this is 1949 and television is a problem. It’s just no longer about us.
If so, Ed, this would have been the Tomcat and Ricky Nelson screening room after this at 210 West 42nd street.
Movies on their last legs? Haven’t we heard that before? With record grosses world wide, a misstep with American audiences this summer is hardly a tragedy. We are simply no longer the major market for the industry. And you couldn’t near the theatres on 42nd street this past weekend with mobs crowding into mediocre titles.
The tiny Frisco flat marquee is on the far left. I think the movie is called “CULT BY PAIN”.
This incident did not take place at the theatre. It happened on the street a block away after the couple left the theatre.
I think Warren just reverted to his old nastiness for a minute there. He will apologize or delete maybe?
Congratulations Michael on your great research. Love it!
The Upper East side has extremely high property values and an aging population. Seniors who used to migrate to Florida are staying put. Older citizens without kids are more prevalent in this section of the city than in other parts of New York, making it difficult to sustain a theatre in an industry increasing focuses only on a very young demographic.
It is mandated by the city.
Since the theatre is a tenant of the condo above it, I suspect they were told how bright they could go.
“The Nude Bomb” opened at the Gemini in 1980.
Aren’t you forgetting that “MIDNIGHT IN PARIS” was a big hit world wide just two years ago? It made over $151 million on a $17 million budget.
How many Hollywood movies have that ratio these days?
I lived in the space next to the Waverly in the early nineties. It eventually became part of the current IFC cinema remodel in 1999.
Opened late March 1969 with “LA PRISONNIERE” at the Avco Embassy East and “CAN HEIRONYMUS MERKIN EVER FORGET MERCY HUMPPE AND FIND TRUE HAPPINESS?” at the Pacific East.