Comments from AGRoura

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AGRoura commented about Cine Rex on Jun 13, 2010 at 11:00 pm

This theater was originally named the Delicias and was owned by Pedro Armenteros, the owner of the Riviera on Loiza St.

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AGRoura commented about Drive-In de Cobian on Jun 13, 2010 at 10:41 pm

The husband-wife couple who managed the theater were related to Cobian by marriage, They lived in a house built under the screen.

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AGRoura commented about Cine Lorraine on Jun 13, 2010 at 10:38 pm

Renewing link.

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AGRoura commented about Cine Holiday on Jun 13, 2010 at 10:35 pm

Renewing link.

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AGRoura commented about Cine Fine Arts on Jun 13, 2010 at 10:33 pm

Sept. 12, 2008 post by ken, the link is about an Imax theater being built in San juan. I emailed Imax Corp. and they responded there were no plans for an Imax in SJ. Anyway, Imax would not compete with Fine Arts, it is a big screen format for certain films. lately used for special prints of mainstream movies including 3D versions. The Fine Arts building is owned by Caribbean Cinemas. It was bought by Caribbean’s president, Victor Carrady and 2 former VPs of Commonwealth Theaters. One of them passed away and don’t know if the estate is still a partner or sold the shares to Caribbean. I don’t know the whereabouts of the other partner. I think he retired to Florida.

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AGRoura commented about Candlelight Theater on Jun 13, 2010 at 9:54 pm

In the 50s it played Spanish pictures. When Cobian leased the Circuito Llamas, it was remodeled and New was added to Broadway. The Llamas family took over his circuit in the early 60s. Columbia Pictures leased it in the mid or late 60s. Lawrence must have been a reissue as it premiered at the Metropolitan.

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AGRoura commented about Auditorio Salvador Brau on Jun 13, 2010 at 9:47 pm

In the late 50s or early 60s, late actor Raúl Dávila, the late Helena Montalbán and Axel Anderson, formed the La Máscara theatre company and performed on this auditoriun during weekends for several years. When Raúl relocated to the US, Montalbàn and Anderson continued with the company. I am not sure if Braulio Castillo was part of the company also.

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AGRoura commented about Teatro Ambassador on Jun 13, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Renewing link.

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AGRoura commented about Metro Cinema on Jun 13, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Renewing link.

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AGRoura commented about Criterion Theatre on Jun 13, 2010 at 6:58 pm

I had the impression it was twined and some time later the other auditoriums were added in the basement. I may be wrong.

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AGRoura commented about 55th Street Playhouse on Jun 13, 2010 at 12:14 pm

If I remember correctly, film roadshows also started at 8:40 in the time of Oklahoma, Around the Wold, etc.

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AGRoura commented about 55th Street Playhouse on Jun 13, 2010 at 1:18 am

For some reason legit theaters always started the show at 8:40PM. When crime went up in NYC in the late 70’s or 80s, curtain time was moved to 8PM so people would get out earlier and suburbanites would reach home safe. It has stayed that way even now when NYC is safe, or safer. I agree with saps in that art houses probably though an 8:40 show would make their presentations look more like a theatrical event.

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AGRoura commented about Winter Garden Theatre on May 29, 2010 at 7:55 pm

Registering.

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AGRoura commented about Radio City Music Hall on May 27, 2010 at 9:14 pm

REndres, thanks for the info.

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AGRoura commented about Radio City Music Hall on May 27, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Are digital “films” “projected”, sent to the screen via cable or played in a DVD machine? Will appreciate knowing how digital presentations work. Thanks in advance.

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AGRoura commented about Beacon Theatre on May 27, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Registering.

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AGRoura commented about Paris Theatre on May 27, 2010 at 5:28 pm

Registering.

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AGRoura commented about Auto Cine Santana on May 22, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Registering.

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AGRoura commented about Teatro Matienzo on May 18, 2010 at 4:17 am

Renewing link.

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AGRoura commented about Paramount Theatre on May 13, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Renewing link.

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AGRoura commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on May 9, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Good show! If I remember correctly the light curtain is called a traveler. In the past, in the old movie palaces, the main curtain was used at the beginning and end of the show and the traveler between trailers, short, newsreels and the main feature.
For roadshow movies with overtures and entre'act music, where trailers and shorts were not shown, the main curtain opened and the traveler remained closed for the overture and closed at the end of part 1, remained closed during the entre'act music and opened for part 2 and the traveler and curtain closed at the end. Many of these movies had a “black” few seconds of projection at the end of the overture and entre'act to give time for the traveler to open before the image came on the screen.

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AGRoura commented about New Amsterdam Theatre on May 4, 2010 at 10:13 pm

I agree with you saps, but If I want to see a show I will go. So I also agree with LuisV.

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AGRoura commented about Teatro Paramount on May 2, 2010 at 7:56 pm

¿Hay señales de vida en el Paramount? ¿Como va la renovación? ¿Alguien tiene fotos?

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AGRoura commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 26, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Renewing link.

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AGRoura commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Apr 26, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Renewing link.