Comments from Mike (saps)

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Mike (saps) commented about Suffolk Theater on Feb 25, 2013 at 5:38 pm

You need a speaker or you can’t hear the movie. :)

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Mike (saps) commented about Bijou Theatre on Feb 19, 2013 at 3:27 pm

As I posted nine years ago (omg!), I saw Freaks here about 1970 when I was a young teenager. My girlfriend and I came in more than half-way through the film, and the movie freaked us out so much (one of us, one of us…) that we fled at intermission. It was years later that I finally had the nerve to watch it again, and it was as distrubing as I remembered it. A weird little theater perfect for such a weird little movie.

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Mike (saps) commented about UA Lynbrook 6 on Feb 19, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Deadline.com is reporting that Regal is spending $191M to acquire the Hollywood Theaters chain. Link to article. This is the comment I posted in Deadline’s comments section:

Since Regal has so much money to spend, I hope they can throw a couple of dollars at their Lynbrook sixplex, which has plenty of broken seats and doesn’t even have cup holders. They’ve been “planning” to rebuild for over a decade and so have spent very little on repairs and maintenance. Since their new purchase is expected to be “accretive to cash flows” I hope some of that cash flows this way.

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Mike (saps) commented about Roxy Theatre on Feb 11, 2013 at 11:30 am

Sigh…

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 8, 2013 at 3:46 pm

It wasn’t long before before mass releasing on “showcase,” “flagship” and “blue ribbon” platforms.

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 8, 2013 at 12:30 pm

It must have been magical to see 2001 on that big Capitol screen.

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Loews Bay Terrace 6 on Feb 6, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Life of Pi, Argo and Silver Linings Playbook are all hot contenders in the Oscar race and are scrambling to find screens to meet customer interest and demand in the weeks leading up to the ceremony at the Dolby Theater.

As to the other cruddy pictures you mentioned, I guess markp has the only answer — some houses were just meant to be also-rans.

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 6, 2013 at 2:27 pm

I believe “two-a-day” is vaudeville term, representing the performance policies of the top vaude houses. I meant to say (on Feb. 4) reserved seat, reserved performance, or roadshow presentation.

Anyway, Les Miz is leaving and Silver Linings Playbook is coming in on a regular schedule. (Nice family drama will fit cozily in the intimate Ziegfeld!)

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 4, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Looks like the Ziegfeld is showing Les Miz on a two-a-day schedule: 2pm and 8pm.

Reminds me of the roadshow, hard-ticket presentations of the past (which of course I am too young to remember first-hand.)

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Mike (saps) commented about UA Quartet on Jan 26, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Ha! Those were the days…

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Mike (saps) commented about Brooklyn Paramount Theatre on Jan 26, 2013 at 3:41 pm

This sounds like fun. Can anyone here report on earlier organ recitals at this theater?

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Mike (saps) commented about Kings Theatre on Jan 26, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Here is a diret link to the gorgeous but heartbreaking photos in the Gothamist.

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Mike (saps) commented about New Mission Theater on Jan 26, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Direct link to Alamo website about this theater here.

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Mike (saps) commented about UA Crossbay on Jan 20, 2013 at 3:21 am

This theater’s marquee was used in this week’s TV Land show Happily Divorced! They changed the titles on the marquee to The Hobbit and Lincoln but the rest of the marquee clearly says UA Crossbay. And they show it twice.

Perhaps a nod to her hometown from Queens native Fran Drescher?

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Mike (saps) commented about Long Beach Cinema 4 on Jan 16, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Still closed — doors, marquee and display cases all covered in plywood.

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Mike (saps) commented about Paramount Theatre on Jan 14, 2013 at 7:53 am

Of course the other Paramount is listed – as Sony Columbus Circle – http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/2654

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 3, 2013 at 10:40 pm

But can they get the curtain working?

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 2, 2013 at 12:42 am

Starting to sound like the old Victoria. (Maybe Clearview should just rename it the Embassy and be done with it!)

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Mike (saps) commented about Colonial Theatre on Dec 8, 2012 at 5:43 pm

I went to this theater around fall 1980 with my girlfriend Margaret while visiting the college in Keene.

I seem to remember the seats were wooden – no padding. And it was chilly. Glad to see it is still open and apparently thriving.

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Mike (saps) commented about Capitol Theatre on Nov 14, 2012 at 9:13 am

Excerpt from Bosley Crowthers' NY Times' review of 11/14/47:

“What with Frank Sinatra as the star of the Capitol’s stage show, it wasn’t likely that much attention would be paid to the film on the screen. So the management has graciously provided the least temptation in this respect — a feather-weight farce, from Columbia, entitled ‘Her Husband’s Affairs’…But in nonsense as well as serious drama, there must be a pattern, a plan, to sustain the humor. This film has none. Mr. Sinatra, take it away!”

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Mike (saps) commented about Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Nov 7, 2012 at 1:05 am

What was the original name and any subsequent names of this theater?

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Mike (saps) commented about Mattituck 8 on Nov 7, 2012 at 1:02 am

Can you find out how many seats and inform CT accordingly?

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Mike (saps) commented about Palace Theatre on Nov 6, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Frenzy had its NY premiere on June 21, 1972; accoring to IBDB, Applause played at the Palace until July 27, 1972.

Clarification needed.

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Mike (saps) commented about Palace Theatre on Nov 6, 2012 at 8:00 pm

According to Internet Broadway Database it seems that Sweet Charity in January 1966 was the theater’s re-launch by the Nederlanders as a legitimate house. But people here remember seeing movies at the Palace after that date, so it must have alternated between film and live productions.

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Mike (saps) commented about Palace Theatre on Nov 6, 2012 at 5:30 pm

But just to be in that theater for a buck or so — and sometimes less! — I would have accepted a distorted screen.