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2007 exterior at night;
2007, a look into the Lobby:
auditorium facing screen:
This has 2005 photo of exterior and 1956 photo of lounge or lobby with furniture of the time:
Saturday December 8, I saw the 1:30 PM “Enchanted” movie in its 3rd week at the Ziegfeld. Sweeney Todd posters & little photos are in the exterior display cases and staff told me that movie starts December 21. There’s a poster for the digital concert, too.
For “Enchanted” as usual, film presentation & surround sound were outstanding.
4 COSTUMES designed for the movie’s main characters (Prince, Princess, lawyer & his girlfriend) are on display in a large display case in the upstairs Foyer, a display appropriate for a flagship theater. Looking at flickr, the movie’s stars appeared at the Ziegfeld for a premiere. Flickr photos show a premiere at El Capitan in Hollywood, and a world premiere in London.
After the digital preshow, two curtains closed for a few minutes, a touch that I greatly enjoy. The see thru white curtain was present. NEW CURTAIN? I’m sure if the front curtain is the same curtain as before, as it looked white, with a red border at its bottom. After the preshow ended, the theater wasn’t exceptionally well lit, so I’m not sure.
“Enchanted” began with the animated scenes, but in “flat” or something less than full scope, and showing the screen (not curtained or matted). Several minutes later, the animated scenes end and real people in New York City are depicted. As soon as real people are seen, the movie becomes scope, using the entire screen. It was puzzling to see exposed screen to the left & right for the 1st few minutes. In other theaters, sometimes entire movies are presented that way. Do multiplexes mat that over, for this film, or do the same? Since the change is very sudden, and the animated time is short, I don’t fault the theater for doing it this way. I’m just curious.
Regardless, kudos to the Ziegfeld for maintaining an overall quality presentation.
Step inside with 2006-2007 photos of this gorgeous movie palace:
Lobby & foyer: View link
and View link
Auditorium Facing Balcony: View link
Facing Balcony & side view View link
Auditorium seats & side view: http://www.flickr.com/photos/boeke/247748315/
Wurlitzer organ console: http://www.flickr.com/photos/boeke/247841650/
For historic photos, click on the exterior photo for a gallery. Each photo can then be clicked to enlarge:
I’m not sure if the out of date? photo can be changed at this point, but I’ve sent in the theater website correction, and you should expect that will be fixed with a day or two.
this is unclear to me, whether Palaace to be demolished is the historic Art Deco theater or if Art Deco adjoining & to be saved?
the website says the Palace is closing down? and they have a new home somewhere else?
2005 exterior photo of where this former cinema was:
Our there any buildings in the US built as recently as 1970 that have been declared historic?
Nov 2007 photo with Funny Girls at this theater:
Photo set from Oct 30, 2007, right before closure, including interior photos!
Scaffolding being removed:
I forgot the link:
Thanks Ken for adding this cinema to this website today. Scroll down to page 16 for a vintage photo of the auditorium facing the stage. Curtain looks a bit Art Deco to me, so this might be a 1931 photo.
Thanks to Ken Roe for adding this theater to this website today. For a vintage photo of the auditorium facing stage, after redesigned described above with an Art Deco makeover, scroll down to page 14,
For a vintage photo of the auditorium facing the stage, scroll down to page 17. Perhaps the curtain depicts a rising sun in tune with the atmospheric design described above? Thanks to Ken Roe for adding this theater to this website today,
Don, I’m very glad you enjoyed the photo & posted your recollection. That’s why I linked the vintage photo.
Scroll down to page 17 for a vintate photo of the auditorium:
Scroll to page 16 for a vintage photo of an auditorium with a curtain with a nice geometric style pattern. The curtain and the auditorium look like they could be in the Art Deco style:
Emailed arrived from Senator today. Starting today (Tuesday) will be shown an original IB Technicolor, Road Show print, with a dynamic four-track “mag” stereo soundtrack of Fiddler on the Roof from a private collector. I don’t know if 35 or 70mm.
Mayor Street recently presented a million dollars to the nonprofit engaged with saving & reopening the Uptown
1982 exterior photo:
Thanks for adding this cinema today, Ken.
Scroll down to page 15 to see a vintage photo of the auditorium with the “leaping stags” on the original screen curtains, as Ken describes.
Page 16 of brochure linked above.
Page 15 of brochure linked above.