Comments from Al Alvarez

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Roxy Theatre on Jul 6, 2013 at 10:46 am

Clara Bow was at the Roxy in person on Tuesday, November 29, 1932 when her film “CALL HER SAVAGE” was running there.

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Al Alvarez commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jul 3, 2013 at 8:58 am

here

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Al Alvarez commented about Dolphin 19 & IMAX on Jul 2, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Scottneff, the original Regal deal fell apart when the mall plans were re-configured. It opened as Cobb.

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Al Alvarez commented about UA Court Street Stadium 12 on Jul 1, 2013 at 4:31 pm

It did open as a Regal but the switch to United Artists in 2001 came as part of the merger of the two. After the Chapter 11 filing by Regal, the new restructured company was a new entity. Similarly, the Loews Theatres that emerged after their Sony period was a very different mix of owners and even more convoluted when they merged with Cineplex Odeon.

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Al Alvarez commented about UA Court Street Stadium 12 on Jun 29, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Scottneff, Regal bought UA and started using that name in all their New York locations for a while.

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Al Alvarez commented about Why the United Palace is important on Jun 28, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Is this about saving a theatre or saving a church? I think we know this is just a money grab from a church who needs to learn how to serve their community better, or sell this property. Donating money here may be a mistake.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Palace Annex Theatre on Jun 19, 2013 at 12:04 pm

The Palace Annex may have opened as the St. Nick.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Capitol Theatre on Jun 19, 2013 at 7:27 am

Bobby, 1968 was one of the most tumultuous and violent years ever.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about United Palace of Cultural Arts on Jun 18, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Most live Broadway Theatres had movie capabilities so they could sponsor premieres and travel shows. The intention was not for full-time operation.

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Al Alvarez commented about United Palace of Cultural Arts on Jun 16, 2013 at 4:45 pm

LuisV, the Mark Hellinger’s original purpose was movies, not Broadway shows.

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Al Alvarez commented about Lyric Theatre on Jun 15, 2013 at 10:04 pm

It was also showing on Loews showcase all over town.

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Al Alvarez commented about Clearview's First & 62nd on Jun 13, 2013 at 10:34 pm

rivest266, that July opening date never happened in spite of the ad. The city fire department refused to approve the width of the escalators they had previously specified. After some negotiations, (read cash changed hands), an opening day was re-arranged in November.

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Al Alvarez commented about Fine Arts Theatre on Jun 6, 2013 at 3:20 pm

The Paris became Loews Fine Arts and then Loews Paris from 1990-1992.

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Al Alvarez commented about Fine Arts Theatre on Jun 6, 2013 at 1:08 pm

My understanding is that the zoning laws for the areas around Park Avenue had been changed and Walter Reade was unable to re-open it when their sublease ran out on the archdiocese the first time. Pathe would have faced the same problem even if the location had been available.

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Al Alvarez commented about Sunny Isles Twin on Jun 1, 2013 at 11:29 am

This was never multiplexed. The Intracoastal-8 is a separate theatre further east off 163rd street.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Gateway Theatre on May 25, 2013 at 8:46 am

News footage from the “WHERE THE BOYS ARE” world premiere can be seen here.

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Al Alvarez commented about Lyric Theatre on May 13, 2013 at 8:47 am

The Lyric went back and forth with movies and plays from 1915 to 1925. In the early twenties it spent more time as a cinema than as a playhouse.

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Al Alvarez commented about Lyric Theatre on May 13, 2013 at 7:57 am

A silent movie with Douglas Fairbanks.

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Al Alvarez commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on May 12, 2013 at 10:48 am

By the way Howard, ROBIN HOOD(1922) opened at the Lyric on 42nd street.

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Al Alvarez commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on May 12, 2013 at 10:37 am

Typo on GATSBY.

http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/great-gatsby-trailer-not-great-typo-190839370.html

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Al Alvarez commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on May 3, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Not necessarily 1933, Mike, but throughout the early thirties as the live shows closed, the cheaper movie options were more attractive to audiences as well as less risky to put on.

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Al Alvarez commented about Clearview's First & 62nd on May 1, 2013 at 7:28 am

Sounds like rent negotiation to me. The landlord can’t do much with this building unless it is used to show movies. And the New York Post should NEVER be taken very seriously. This guy had all his facts wrong last time when he wrote about the Ziegfeld.

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Al Alvarez commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on May 1, 2013 at 7:03 am

It has no stage, no back stage and no dressing rooms.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Carver Theatre on Apr 27, 2013 at 8:02 am

Closed in 1968 as the Carver. The building is still there.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Kips Bay 15 on Apr 26, 2013 at 5:01 pm

OBLIVION.