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Thanks, Chris for the pic and info. So the Palace is actually south of the DeMille? I thought it was north (my knowledge of Times Square geography is a little fuzzy). Is it really true that it had no stage facilities? I seem to remember it had some concerts there in the early 70’s.
Is the side of the auditorium on 47th or is that part of the building above it? Let me know what you find out!
I’ve always been curious about the DeMille. I remembered seeing ads for it in the late 60’s early 70’s in the NY Times and wondered what happened to it. (didnt find out until I discovered this site). Is the office building occupied? How high is it? How much of the theater is covered by the office building?
Thanks! That’s what happened.
No pictures came up using that search.
Vincent, You’re right! I’d forgotten about his leg. I remember reading about that years ago.
I know she’s supposed to be a villainess, but I had sympathy for the Regina character. She was a woman of her time trapped and trying to get out of her circumstances. Granted, she sat there and watched her husband die, but she didnt plan it that way. Herbert Marshall comes off as a rather preachy prig. I never saw or read Another Part of the Forest that explains their background…..
Not to mention Herbert Marshall crawling up the stairs as Bette glowers in the foreground….
Yes, I agree. I hate the added boyfriend, but the movie holds up very well over the years. Wyler and Davis feuded during the making of it, but you cant tell by what’s on the screen…..I watched it again last night.
Does anyone know how long Star! played the Rivoli? I dont think it was more than a couple months.
How sad. Progress!
The Palace was the nicest and largest of the downtown theaters, but was rather run down in the 60’s when I was a kid. I remember it being the RKO-SW Palace back then. It showed primarily Warner Bros., Paramount and United Artists films. Its the only theater to survive.
Showed primarily Fox, Columbia and Universal product. It closed sometime after the Ohio in the late 70’s. Was used as a bingo hall for awhile. I dont know what happened to it after or if the building is still there.
This theater showed primarily MGM product. I remember seeing Ben-Hur there (not in 70mm, but general release). I think it closed sometime in the late 70’s and a bank was built there. I think it was the first of the downtown theaters to close.
I was in the Dreamland a few times as a kid. It was a subrun house not in a good area. It was later called the V-L (dont know what the initials ever meant) Cinema in the 60’s and played foreign/independent films for awhile then went the porn route. Not sure when it closed, probably in the 70’s.
I havent been up there in years. I used to go there in the 70’s sometimes to catch up on movies I missed on first run. It was a nice little theater. The trains werent too bothersome.
Wasnt there a railroad track nearby? I seem to remember hearing one.
Whoops. I didnt realize she had died. Thanks for the info.
Bonita Granville married producer Jack Wrather. They produced the Lassie series. I think she’s still alive.
Good work, Ken! At least we know a little about it now.
KenRoe, I’m afraid I dont. I saw a postcard picture of it once, but I dont even know what street it was located on. It must’ve closed before the early 70’s as I never saw ads for it when I was in college and read the Cinci. paper.
Does anyone know how the Keiths is listed here? Does it have a listing? I cant find it.
Yes, Columbus did a much better job. None of the 3 are movie theaters anymore, but all are doing well as performing arts venues and beautifully restored. The Ohio film series leaves much to be desired though. Small screen and poor sound. I stopped going years ago for that reason. The theater itself is gorgeous. I think they have the theater doors from the Albee.
I see it now, thanks!
I get the site, but is says unable to process your request! :(