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Ha! Those were the days…
This sounds like fun. Can anyone here report on earlier organ recitals at this theater?
Here is a diret link to the gorgeous but heartbreaking photos in the Gothamist.
Direct link to Alamo website about this theater here.
This theater’s marquee was used in this week’s TV Land show Happily Divorced! They changed the titles on the marquee to The Hobbit and Lincoln but the rest of the marquee clearly says UA Crossbay. And they show it twice.
Perhaps a nod to her hometown from Queens native Fran Drescher?
Still closed — doors, marquee and display cases all covered in plywood.
Of course the other Paramount is listed – as Sony Columbus Circle – http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/2654
But can they get the curtain working?
Starting to sound like the old Victoria. (Maybe Clearview should just rename it the Embassy and be done with it!)
I went to this theater around fall 1980 with my girlfriend Margaret while visiting the college in Keene.
I seem to remember the seats were wooden – no padding. And it was chilly. Glad to see it is still open and apparently thriving.
Excerpt from Bosley Crowthers' NY Times' review of 11/14/47:
“What with Frank Sinatra as the star of the Capitol’s stage show, it wasn’t likely that much attention would be paid to the film on the screen. So the management has graciously provided the least temptation in this respect — a feather-weight farce, from Columbia, entitled ‘Her Husband’s Affairs’…But in nonsense as well as serious drama, there must be a pattern, a plan, to sustain the humor. This film has none. Mr. Sinatra, take it away!”
What was the original name and any subsequent names of this theater?
Can you find out how many seats and inform CT accordingly?
Frenzy had its NY premiere on June 21, 1972; accoring to IBDB, Applause played at the Palace until July 27, 1972.
According to Internet Broadway Database it seems that Sweet Charity in January 1966 was the theater’s re-launch by the Nederlanders as a legitimate house. But people here remember seeing movies at the Palace after that date, so it must have alternated between film and live productions.
But just to be in that theater for a buck or so — and sometimes less! — I would have accepted a distorted screen.
Everyone had already seen the bootleg.
I can’t believe this theater lasted less than 20 years.
70mm is the size of the film, not the size of the screen, which should make for aharper image. I wonder if the distributor is charging the exhibitor extra for the special print.
Pic from Brownstoner of Shore vertical blade after Hurricane Sandy posted in photos.
So lets all agree on which photo to hit and see if we can get it bumped up onto the main page.
I’m going to have to get down to the Capitol and check it out myself.
No theaters found within 30 miles.
What??? That will come as news to the Harvest Moon Drive-In, located less than a mile away.
Nice blog with good interior photos. Direct link
Well, I posted Joe’s pic in the photo section, for what it’s worth.