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Tinseltoes commented about Historic Engagement (1953) on Nov 6, 2013 at 6:48 am

Opened on January 15th, 1953…This marked the introduction of one of RCMH’s most popular stage spectacles, “Dancing Waters,” which was also being seen in America for the first time. Coupled with one of the greatest movies that Hollywood ever produced about itself, the entire program made it among the “Top Ten” in the Music Hall’s history.

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Tinseltoes commented about Garrick Cinema on Nov 6, 2013 at 6:39 am

The small cinema was also known under the name of Nickelodeon. I’ve posted an ad from November, 1964, in the Photos Section.

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Tinseltoes commented about Also known as Nickelodeon (1964) on Nov 6, 2013 at 6:37 am

The cinema was advertised under the name of Nickelodeon on November 6th, 1964.

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Tinseltoes commented about "Most Wonderful Show in History of Roxy" (1949) on Nov 5, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Jack Haley, who played the “Tin Man” opposite Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz,” later became the father-in-law of her daughter, Liza Minnelli. How’s that for weird?

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Tinseltoes commented about World Premiere Engagement (1944) on Nov 5, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Opened on November 8th, 1944…MGM saved a bundle on the B&W comedy by using sets and costumes from “Kismet,” which starred Ronald Colman and Marlene Dietrich. Amusingly, the Technicolor epic was still breaking attendance records across the street at the Astor Theatre.

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Tinseltoes commented about "Most Wonderful Show in History of Roxy" (1949) on Nov 5, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Opened on August 26th, 1949…Gorgeous actress-singer Martha Stewart should not be confused with the later convicted felon of the same name.

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Tinseltoes commented about New York Premiere Engagement on Nov 5, 2013 at 10:12 am

Advertised on January 21st, 1953. Who knew that an even worse re-hash would be made with Neil Diamond in the title role?

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Tinseltoes commented about "Sinatra Goes All the Way" (1957) on Nov 5, 2013 at 8:24 am

Advertised 56 years ago today, on November 5th, 1957. By that time, the Valencia and Triboro were the only Loew’s theatres in the borough of Queens, with programs running a week behind at the Triboro.

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Tinseltoes commented about New York Premiere Engagement (1943) on Nov 5, 2013 at 7:36 am

Of all the movies that I actually saw at the Roxy, “Heaven Can Wait” will forever remain my #1 favorite. Happily, it is currently available on a Criterion DVD restored to all of its original Technicolor glory. I don’t recall any other Hollywood film that had so many great character actors in the cast, including Charles Coburn, Marjorie Main, Spring Byington, Eugene Pallette, and Allyn Joslyn. And not to forget Florence Bates, whose “exit” scene is too amazing to describe.

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Tinseltoes commented about New York Premiere Engagement (1943) on Nov 5, 2013 at 7:22 am

Opened on August 11th, 1943.

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Tinseltoes commented about Auditorium before demolition on Nov 4, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Original boxes remained until end.

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Tinseltoes commented about Auditorium prior to demolition on Nov 4, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Reminders of Minsky burlesque still decorated the walls.

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Tinseltoes commented about Fox Kew Gardens Theatre on Nov 4, 2013 at 11:28 am

A more accurate address would be 118-01 Queens Boulevard, which is currently used for a corner store in the exact spot where the theatre’s entrance stood. 118-21 is used for the main entrance to the Pickman Building, which is in the middle of the block.

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Tinseltoes commented about World Premiere Engagement (1943) on Nov 4, 2013 at 11:13 am

The decidedly pro-Soviet epic figured prominently in the post-war “Commie” witch hunts, especially in the attacks on its scriptwriter, Lillian Hellman.

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Tinseltoes commented about World Premiere Engagement (1943) on Nov 4, 2013 at 11:01 am

Opened seventy years ago tonight, on November 4th, 1943…The Samuel Goldwyn production was the first major Hollywood film to open at the Victoria since it had been re-named from Laffmovie. The “New” disappeared from Victoria as soon as the novelty wore off.

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Tinseltoes commented about "Paramount's Gayest Birthday Show" (1937) on Nov 4, 2013 at 9:55 am

The Paramount Theatre’s 11th Anniversary Presentation opened on November 3rd, 1937.

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Tinseltoes commented about All Chicgo Was There (1925) on Nov 3, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Ad published on August 19th, 1925, the day after the Uptown’s grand opening.

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Tinseltoes commented about Wedding Banquet in Grand Lobby on Nov 3, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Helps to pay for the theatre’s ongoing rejuvenation.

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Tinseltoes commented about Grand Opening Ad (1922) on Nov 3, 2013 at 11:17 am

Opened on October 18th, 1922.

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Tinseltoes commented about Grand Opening Ad (1921) on Nov 3, 2013 at 10:52 am

Opened on October 26th, 1921.

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Tinseltoes commented about El Capitan Theatre on Nov 3, 2013 at 9:16 am

After extensive renovations, the theatre re-opened as the newly-named Paramount Hollywood with the world premiere of Cecil B. DeMille’s “Reap the Wild Wind” on the night of March 18th, 1942. This was reportedly the first such gala held in the Hollywood district since the USA entered WWII in December. I’ve posted two ads in the Photos Section.

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Tinseltoes commented about "America's Most Distinctive Theatre" (1942) on Nov 3, 2013 at 9:07 am

Opened to the public on March 19th, 1942, as the newly-named Paramount Hollywood, under the direction of Fanchon & Marco.

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Tinseltoes commented about World Premiere Engagement (1942) on Nov 3, 2013 at 9:02 am

Opened on the night of March 18th, 1942. The gala festivities were reported as the first such held in the Hollywood district since the USA entered WWII in December. The DeMille epic was also the premiere attraction at the newly named Paramount Hollywood.

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Tinseltoes commented about World Premiere Engagement (1954) on Nov 3, 2013 at 6:50 am

Opened on October 15th, 1954. RCMH was the first theatre in the world to present a feature in the new VistaVision process.

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Tinseltoes commented about New York Premiere Engagement (1953) on Nov 2, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Opened on January 21st, 1953.