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i object to the statement in the intro that this theaterwas “hard to find”. how in God’s name was it hard to findwhen the address was clearly stated in the ads?
to Al A.–
I am assuming Paramount must have done some sort of market
research before the ads for Romeo and Juliet’s roadshow
engagement at this theater first appeared in NYC newspapers.
I wonder how many other people kept the postcard you
received when you sent in your reserved ticket order and then the letter you got when they changed the exhibition policy.
I thank everyone for replying to my post about Circus
World’s roadshow run at this theater “in Cinerama”. its
run of only 3 weeks still baffles me. did it not have any
the Paris has been a gem in NYC’S cultural life for71 years. it would be obscene for it to close. do we reallyneed another deluxe condo tower?
to Peter A.– I thank you for your reply. if I remember
correctly theaters scheduling the least amount of time
between showings of a film lasted till the early 90s.
patrons whop are slops night be the reason. weren’t people
back in the 60s and 70s slops as well?
a question for my fellow moviegoers. i’m dating myself
but i remember a time when theaters would schedule the
least amount of time between showings of a film during
they figured they could get the old audience out and the
new audience in. for instance when The Godfather opened
at the Loews State I & 11 March of 1972 each auditorium
scheduled showings every3 hours for a film that was
2hrs. 50mins.. likewise when The Planet of the Apes
opened at the Loews Capitol Feb. of 1968 they scheduled
showings every 3 hours for a film that was 1hr. 44mins..
my point being simple. nowadays it seems theaters
schedule and inordinately large amount of time
between showings of a film. what gives?
many thanks to Comfortably Cool for the info. Sept. of
1973 to May of 1975 I went to Pratt Institute to get
my Masters degree. if it was early enough after school
I spent time in the Downtown Brooklyn shopping center.
at that time this theater, the Loews Metropolitan and
the Ablemarle were still in operation. I even shopped in
the Abraham and Strauss Dept. store.
another question since you are a font of knowledge. isn't
the Alpine in Bay Ridge the oldest continually operated
movie theater in all of NYC?
I did in fact ask the question a while back and I mean
a while back but it was kind of you to answer the question
again. the one bit of info on the list that still has me
scratching my head is the roadshow run of Circus World
“in Cinerama” at this theater which lasted only 3 weeks.
I admit it wasn’t exactly Oscar material but I watched
an HD transfer on YouTube and thoroughly enjoyed its
colorful hokey-ness. the film’s roadshow run “in Cinerama”
in Manhattan lasted I think 14? weeks.
the escalator at this theater as been out of order since
2nd week of Oct.. I saw Tolkien at this theater a few weeks
ago and it was still out of order. what the ****** is the
to Mike(saps)~ no offense against Brooklyn its a great
borough but. I find it interesting that after The Robe’s
1st run engagement at the Roxy Fox would have booked
it even if only for a week exclusively into the Albee. was
there some special business relationship between Fox and the management of the Albee?
to RHETT52~ how is the Cinema ½/3 showing “the local crap”
more than any other theater?
on pg. 1 of the photo section is an ad for The Robe’s run
at this theater after finishing its exclusive 1st run in
Manhattan. now from the wording in the ad am I to understand
during the film’s run at this theater it was the only
movie theater in all of NYC showing the film?
I remember when Paramount first announced Romeo and Juliet
would be opening here exclusively it was on a roadshow
engagement. I sent in my order right away and within a week
received a postcard thanking me for my order. I still have
the postcard. but within a week or so since the pre-sale
wasn’t very strong they sent out a letter stating they were
switching to a continuous performance engagement. I cashed
the refund check and still have the letter.
Hello from NYC-
in the intro it states that in 1973 this theater startedto show X rated films. does that mean legitimate X ratedfilms like The Last Tango in Paris or do does it meanactual “adult” films.
during the prime roadshow period(1952-1972) which theaters
in D.C. aside from this one and the Warner did the studios
use on a regular basis for their roadshow engagements?
Manhattan had 7.
during the prime roadshow period(1952-1972)what Seattle
theaters did the studios use on a regular basis for their
roadshow engagements? Manhattan had 7.
during the prime roadshow period of (1952-1972) which
Denver theaters did the studios regularly use for their
roadshow engagements? Manhattan had 7.
i was wondering during the prime roadshow period
(1952-1972) which Chicago theaters did studios regularly
use for their roadshow engagements? Manhattan had 7.
I have always believed part of the somewhat off
reputation this film has is Carol Channing devotees
venting their frustration at her not getting the
film role. aside the age thing for me Streisand WAS
Dolly Levi, a matchmaker in 1890s NYC.
as with life in general in the movies “beauty is in the eye
of the beholder”. to which I find Hello Dolly a much more
enjoyable movie experience that(I’ll probably be struck down
by lighting) Singing in the Rain. I find its sumptuous
production part of its allure. Kelly made a wise decision
when he decided to shoot 1890s Yonkers on location per se
in Garrison, N.Y. also Streisand was Dolly Levi. I don’t
see Channing as possibly being as good a Dolly Levi as her.
Hello Dolly is one of those films which in my opinion does
not deserve its somewhat off reputation. like when Cleopatra
opened June 1963 when HD opened Dec. 1969 in terms of the
dollar value of the day it was to expensive a film to possibly
break even unless it had a REALLY long run.
when films went from roadshow to continuous performances
in the same theater how did they advertise the change? if
they advertised the change several weeks before the
roadshow run ended wouldn’t people wait to see it less
expensively as a continuous performance screening?
on the 1st page of the photo section there’s an ad for
Camelot which had a decent roadshow run at this theater.
in fact vindanpar thought so and added “it pretty much
died as a roadshow in New York”. how is 34 weeks “pretty
died as a roadshow in New York”?
with the possible imminent closing of the Paris and the
ABRUPT closing of the 86 St. East what going on with
City Cinemas? the 86 St. East closing was so abrupt even
the staff was caught off guard.
with the imminent closing of the Paris and very abrupt closing
in May of the 86 St. East I hope this theater is on sounder