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Ed LaPidus, stagehand at the Ziegfeld, could get that done. Don’t ask how. He never actually did anything, but he got paid every week. This scraggly mess of a man often escorted stars down the red carpet at the Ziegfeld. I never quite understood his position. Stagehand Union politics.
How did this get in here?
Re-opening ad in the photo section.
The Quad did play quite a bit of hard core porn in the early seventies when the major distributors refused to play first-run in the village, so that may have been the hooker era. This lack of mainstream product lead to a major lawsuit by the Quad owners against all the major theatre chains and distributors operating in New York at the time for unfair trade practices. The Quad won that lawsuit and went first-run dropping most x-rated titles.
Wow! I think you just proved John’s point.
Actually, not Loew’s but LOEWS for the last 47 years
Do you really think that a generation of kids leaving the museum thinking that the leaping figures were running from KING KONG is a good idea? Really?
The Schwarzer Adler was the Grande. Was there a second Schwarzer Adler in the forties?
Neon is expensive and noisy, breaks too easily, and takes time to replace. All we can expect is LED simulations.
Cineplex Odeon still exists in Canada as a company. Sign change approval is notoriously slow in Manhattan. Even bringing down a flag can require a permit.
Nice find, Cmanni!
Do I get to fling my overpriced chicken fingers at King Kong for this awesome “cinematic experience”? Will the future allow me to be ‘awed’ at seeing legos flinging towards Lego Batman? Do I care that the IMAX screen at the Empire is one eighth the size of the one at Lincoln Square, but at the same admission price?
Good history here.
The future? We did Virtual Reality headsets at the Cineplex Odeon Chelsea in 1991. No one gave a damn.
What is VR?
The AMC website says it has 18 screens.
Ad didn’t upload, Mike.
Rivest266, I can’t find an ad either, but if you have sources other than the Sun-Sentinel, they seems to have added four more screens on January 18, 1991 if you count the prime time showtimes.
David, there is always a risk that the Seminole web designer is reading all of the same comments and perpetuating what we now call “alternative facts”.
I don’t think there is a name for pre-marquee displays other than “showmanship”. Here is my favorite of those.
In response to Mike Rogers' 2010 comment, I am not sure what you meant by ‘format’, but in the early seventies many mainstream theatres showed x-rated fare without being labeled ‘xxx cinemas’ by anyone. “DEEP THROAT” and “MISS JONES” were shown in standard 35mm prints back then and seen by the masses at theatres.
I believe this re-opened as the 441 Family Drive-In and operated from 1957 to 1968 by that name.
Are you confusing this with the Movies at Margate 8? This one disappears from all listings after 1993.
The Seminole website does say it was this one.