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1970 – 1989
02/25/70 GONE WITH THE WIND
03/04/70 DOCTOR ZHIVAGO
03/11/70 THE BIBLE — IN THE BEGINNING
03/18/70 THE SOUND OF MUSIC
03/25/70 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
05/06/70 WAR AND PEACE (USSR)
06/03/70 THE GREAT ZIEGFELD/ZIEGFELD GIRL/ ZIEGFELD FOLLIES
06/17/70 THE SAND PEBBLES
07/01/70 GONE WITH THE WIND
07/08/70 THE BOATNIKS
08/05/70 AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS/WEST SIDE STORY
08/19/70 SOLDIER BLUE
10/14/70 A HARD DAY’S NIGHT/ HELP!/ YELLOW SUBMARINE/ LET IT BE
10/28/70 A NIGHT AT THE OPERA/ AT THE CIRCUS/ A DAY AT THE RACES/ THE BIG STORE
11/18/70 RYAN’S DAUGHTER
07/07/71 PETER RABBIT AND THE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER
08/25/71 THE ANDERSON TAPES
09/08/71 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY/ YELLOW SUBMARINE
12/22/71 STAR SPANGLED GIRL
08/23/72 WAR AND PEACE (USSR)
09/20/72 BLACKBOARD JUNGLE/ ROCK ROCK ROCK/ THE THING/ THE WILD ONE/JAILHOUSE ROCK
10/18/72 FELLINI’S ROMA
03/28/73 I AM A DANCER
05/16/73 THIS IS CINERAMA
08/22/73 ROMEO AND JULIET (1968) 1
0/24/73 FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER
12/19/73 THE DAY OF THE DOLPHIN
04/17/74 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THE ROLLING STONES
05/29/74 THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT
10/02/74 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
08/27/75 THE JOLSON STORY
09/10/75 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
10/01/75 GIVE ‘EM HELL, HARRY!
11/12/75 CONDUCT UNBECOMING
11/26/75 THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
12/24/75 BARRY LYNDON
05/19/76 THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT PART 2
07/28/76 THE RETURN OF A MAN CALLED HORSE
12/29/76 A STAR IS BORN
06/01/77 THE GRATEFUL DEAD
06/22/77 NEW YORK, NEW YORK
11/16/77 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND
05/03/78 THE LAST WALTZ
07/26/78 REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHER
10/11/78 THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL
11/15/78 THE LORD OF THE RINGS
02/14/79 MURDER BY DECREE
05/23/79 THE PRISONER OF ZENDA
06/27/79 THE MUPPET MOVIE
08/15/79 APOCALYPSE NOW
11/14/79 THE ROSE
02/20/80 SATURN 3
03/26/80 APOCALYPSE NOW
04/23/80 THE WATCHER IN THE WOODS
06/25/80 CAN’T STOP THE MUSIC
08/06/80 RAISE THE TITANIC
10/22/80 TIMES SQUARE
11/26/80 PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS ROCKSHOW
12/24/80 THE JAZZ SINGER
02/18/81 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (Special Edition)
04/22/81 LION OF THE DESERT
06/10/81 closed 07/01/81
THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER
08/26/81 HONKY TONK FREEWAY
12/16/81 PENNIES FROM HEAVEN
02/17/82 QUEST FOR FIRE
03/24/82 VICTOR/ VICTORIA
05/26/82 AC/DC LET THERE BE ROCK
06/16/82 GREASE 2 07/21/82
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
08/11/82 PINK FLOYD THE WALL
09/29/82 YES, GIORGIO
07/20/83 STAYING ALIVE
03/21/84 A STAR IS BORN
06/27/84 THE KARATE KID
09/19/84 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
10/24/84 THE RAZOR’S EDGE
12/19/84 A PASSAGE TO INDIA
04/03/85 KING DAVID
07/03/85 ST. ELMO’S FIRE
11/27/85 WHITE NIGHTS
02/05/86 DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS
03/26/86 JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS
04/23/86 ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
07/02/86 AMERICAN ANTHEM
08/06/86 FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR
09/24/86 PATHS OF GLORY/ FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
09/27/86 BIRMAN OF ALCATRAZ/ I WALK ALONE
10/01/86 ELMER GANTRY/ ALONG THE GREAT DIVIDE
10/08/86 TOUGH GUYS
02/04/87 OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE
04/15/87 THREE FOR THE ROAD
08/12/87 WHO’S THAT GIRL
09/02/87 THE FOURTH PROTOCOL
10/14/87 HAIL! HAIL! ROCK N’ ROLL
11/11/87 CRY FREEDOM
01/20/88 GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM
04/20/88 APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH
06/29/88 WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT?
08/17/88 THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST
11/30/88 COCOON: THE RETURN
01/11/89 TALK RADIO
02/15/89 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
07/05/89 THE KARATE KID PART III
08/09/89 THE ABYSS
09/20/89 SEA OF LOVE
11/01/89 THE BEAR
12/20/89 BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY
Cinema 1 tickets are $18 (wow) but the first and last shows of the day are only $9…
My first movie there was also That’s Entertainment, which blew me away. I hadn’t heard of most of those stars and movies featured, (I know them all very well now!) but was especially amazed seeing Esther Williams and her aquatic extravaganzas on the big screen…!
Soon after, Earthquake was a bone-rattling eye-popper and my first Ava Gardner movie. I saw that more than once, bringing in friends from Long Island for the unique Sensurround experience. (I’ve since come to appreciate Gardner’s beauty in movies like Showboat and Mogambo, but even in Earthquake she had an earthy sensuality.)
To complete the trifecta, Tommy was astounding. I’d never heard the album before, nor really knew who The Who were, but I was stunned and euphoric by the sights, sounds and presentation of that rock opera. These three movies seemed like they were custom-made for this house.
In my lifetime there has been no showplace like the Ziegfeld. In a word, wow…!
Now if only someone could put them in list form for ease of perusal…
(Can we all do multiple clicks on the closed-curtain photo on page 8 to bump it up to the overview page, where it belongs…)
It’s gone full circle — started as a Walter Reade theater, playing a sci-fi movie, and ends with Walter Reade on the marquee, playing a sci-fi movie…
The marquee is still up, but the words United Artists have been removed.
Theater is closed. Marquee says “closed. New theater coming soon.”
I believe the building is coming down and a new one will be erected.
Time to get some photos of the old girl, especially with the current marquee.
The outside looked great, the inside seemed a little bland.
Any reports on the 70mm showing of The Hateful Eight?
I just did the same search and it’s there. The site gives “open” theaters first, but click the tab “all theaters” and voila!
I’m surprised to hear that Radio City presented a re-release as a regular presentation, and with a stage show no less…!
Did it EVER play here?
Myron, we here have known about its closing since Ed Solero’s post back on July 7, 2014, nearly 18 months ago…
I’d like to hear some reports about the round-the-clock opening weekend of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
How did the exhibit go?
Here is for comparison a sample of some of the highly-anticipated films from the spring and summer of 1977 followed by the opening-week number of engagements for each: “A Bridge Too Far” (400+), “The Deep” (800+), “Exorcist II: The Heretic” (700+), “New York, New York” (400+), “Orca” (700+), “The Other Side Of Midnight” (500+), “Rollercoaster” (400+), “Smokey And The Bandit” (300+), and “The Spy Who Loved Me” (200+).
Star Wars is a post-Jaws release so it did not have months of exclusive runs. Opening May 25, 1977 the first weekend was 43 national engagements, a few more were added in the next weeks, and 100 new theaters were added in the fourth week. By August and September there were just over 1,000 theaters showing it.
Interesting site with a lot of detail here.
The Selwyn Theatre was restored and renovated by the Roundabout Theatre company and re-opened on July 27, 2000 with a production of “The Man Who Came To Dinner” starring Nathan Lane. It was renamed for its generous benefactor, American Airlines.
I’ll be here Wednesday night for An American in Paris.
Kind of bittersweet…
Wow thanks a lot buddy
Jo, how do you get italics into your comment?
Formerly Foxwoods, now Lyric…
If you’re in Time Square to see Star Wars, won’t you be seeing it at the Ziegfeld?
I think this is called the PlayStation Theater now…
Ugh. How far can you get from “Loew’s” and “Astor” and “Plaza”