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Mike (saps) commented about Radio City Music Hall on Jul 13, 2016 at 12:37 pm

I wonder if slow sales can be partially attributed to the title — in seems “New York Summer Spectacular” is more catchy than “New York Spectacular” which sounds a bit generic…

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Mike (saps) commented about Cinepolis Chelsea Cinemas on Jul 6, 2016 at 3:23 pm

The description from their website:

Located in the heart of Chelsea, Cinepolis Chelsea offers the latest films with offers state-of-the-art digital projection and sound. Cinepolis Chelsea is also home to “HEDDA PRESENTS THE CLASSICS” Film Series, weekly Rocky Horror Picture Show screenings and numerous film festivals, including the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival. The nine screen theater features reserved seating in a traditional environment and offers all your concessions favorites.

(Hedda wasn’t sure the series would continue, but it looks like it will…! Yay)

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Mike (saps) commented about 1954 photo courtesy of MIT Libraries. on Jun 24, 2016 at 10:10 pm

Not NYC

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Mike (saps) commented about Cinepolis Chelsea Cinemas on Jun 24, 2016 at 8:01 am

I think it’s Cinepolis, a Mexican exhibitor with eight US houses; details to follow…

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Mike (saps) commented about Cinepolis Chelsea Cinemas on Jun 24, 2016 at 4:53 am

Bow-tie has sold the theater; new owners take over July 1st, 2016.

I heard the name but can’t remember it; details to follow.

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Mike (saps) commented about UA Lynbrook 6 on Jun 20, 2016 at 9:31 am

Passed by last night, stage house almost completely demolished since Friday…

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Mike (saps) commented about Beacon Theatre on Jun 12, 2016 at 9:07 pm

Looking gorgeous on tonight’s Tony Awards…

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Mike (saps) commented about UA Lynbrook 6 on Jun 6, 2016 at 5:41 pm

Walked by today, got a good look at the proscenium and stagehouse through a gap in the fence netting. You can see the arch above the stage area and the cinder blocks they used to create the wall for a new screening room.

Ed, post your pics…!

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Mike (saps) commented about Music Box Theatre on Jun 4, 2016 at 2:56 pm

I just read the article about the renovations. I can’t tell from the photos if the concession area has been redesigned, etc…

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Empire 25 on May 27, 2016 at 12:01 pm

It seems weird (and a little sad) to hear about “both” Times Square theaters…

Of course between them there are 38 screens, but still…:(

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Empire 25 on May 26, 2016 at 6:36 am

You’ve gotta have glorious Technicolor, Breathtaking Cinemascope or Cinerama, Vista Vision, Superscope or Todd-A-O and Stereophonic sound, And Stereophonic sound.

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Empire 25 on May 25, 2016 at 8:14 pm

But maybe they could delete some of their comments every now and then…

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Mike (saps) commented about Whitman Theatre on May 25, 2016 at 8:04 pm

It did seem wide…

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Mike (saps) commented about Whitman Theatre on May 25, 2016 at 7:27 pm

Saw my first James Bond movie here — Live and Let Die — and have been a lifelong fan ever since. My sweetheart and I (ah, young love) took the HART bus from Northport, and I had no idea what to expect. In a word, wow! I remember the theater was big and square, with no balcony, but I did return here many times in the ensuing years.

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Empire 25 on May 25, 2016 at 7:22 pm

After you few have your private conversations about Dolby at the Paramus and heaven knows what else, can you please delete your comments? They are cluttering up this page with, imho, irrelevant and tedious chatter that is of little interest to the rest if us.

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Mike (saps) commented about Green Acres Cinemas on May 24, 2016 at 7:29 am

Intro should mention that The Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas was closed January 19, 2015.

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on May 18, 2016 at 3:18 pm

I wonder if the Showplace was significant enough to warrant a full list… The single-screens Ziegfeld and Astor Plaza often had exclusive engagements and very long bookings, while the Showplace (if I recall correctly) was more of a neighborhood house playing day-and-date with many other theaters

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Empire 25 on May 15, 2016 at 8:23 pm

Jumping Jehosaphat, who the hell cares.

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Mike (saps) commented about Fair Theatre on May 11, 2016 at 4:25 pm

Go and find out. And make sure you report back here. Not.

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC 34th Street 14 on May 10, 2016 at 4:39 pm

The last time I passed by the marquee was in lousy condition — bulbs out, crawl not working…

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Mike (saps) commented about PlayStation Theater on May 10, 2016 at 6:17 am

That is an amazing list. I am astounded at how many movies I remember seeing at this house. Damn, what a loss…

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Apr 27, 2016 at 10:07 am

How about reposting it now? So we don’t have to dig through the archives….

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Mike (saps) commented about Strand Theatre on Apr 26, 2016 at 1:46 pm

I guess you would choose the version you’d want to see based on how long a nap you needed…

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Mike (saps) commented about UA The Movies at Sunrise Mall on Apr 26, 2016 at 7:13 am

On its website Regal says a new multiplex coming here in 2017. link

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Mike (saps) commented about City Theatre on Apr 25, 2016 at 6:47 pm

What’s that burlesque theatre on Irving Place and 13th street, seen in the first photo…?