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Bigjoe59, I do know the book, and while it makes for very entertaining reading, it does have some sloppy research. Perhaps Rolston can produce an updated version with a errors corrected and a more consistent definition of what he considered a “Roadshow” and in what country.
Yes Bigjoe59, it was three shows a day with reserved seats and should probably have been included.
That “Tea Room” was a full service restaurant and serious and damaging alterations were made in 1967.
The Odeon Leicester Square interior and exterior have been altered several times and used to include a full service restaurant for pre-theatre meals and snob appeal separate seating and entrances.
Since the original design of all the Leicester Square cinemas had been altered several times over the years, what would you list? Behind the facade of the VUE West End is an all new building and the Empire was already a messy three-plex by 1985.
A great marquee shot can be seen here
The address should be 261 West 47th Street.
Name change to Cineluxe needed here.
Thanks for this, Bricetx.
Do you know anything about the mini cinemas added in the early late 60’s? In particular, where were they located and what projection system was used?
Welcome home, Lost Memory.
We sure missed you.
SethLewis, I think you just gave a perfect example of why they don’t. Once the reviews and the word of mouth got out on “NINE”, it had no chance to recoup its costs. The costs of money today requires immediate results and many DVD/BLU RAY release rights are sold based on opening week grosses. Only small films can afford a build-up and carefully aimed marketing campaign. When a bunch of teenagers show up for “NINE”, who never heard of Fellini and hate musicals anyway, you just lost your shirt on twitter.
Love the Roxy book, Ross Melnick.
I didn’t know the Rockettes predated Radio City Music Hall until I read your book.
The ad I saw in the Village Voice had it listed as ‘RICK’ Nelson, and indeed showing gay porn. Perhaps the name had nothing to do with the famous sixties entertainer but rather whoever was the owner at the time.
LeonNorman1814, could you be confusing this with the Cine Twin and Jocx at 711 Seventh Avenue. That venue is listed here;
Markp, take the “A"or the "C” train from the Port authority NORTH to 168th street and then walk up to 176th Street on Broadway.
Thanks for these great ads, Mark!
The Clearview has also closed.
It moved across the street to the Embassy 49, but the ads don’t specify the format. It ran again later that summer at the Guild for a couple of months.
Perhaps “2001” with a live orchestra is not a bad compromise.
The United States is not the world.
There is no online video market in China, India, Russia or any of the biggest movie-going markets in the world. Americans need to stop thinking this is 1949 and television is a problem. It’s just no longer about us.
If so, Ed, this would have been the Tomcat and Ricky Nelson screening room after this at 210 West 42nd street.
Movies on their last legs? Haven’t we heard that before? With record grosses world wide, a misstep with American audiences this summer is hardly a tragedy. We are simply no longer the major market for the industry. And you couldn’t near the theatres on 42nd street this past weekend with mobs crowding into mediocre titles.
The tiny Frisco flat marquee is on the far left. I think the movie is called “CULT BY PAIN”.