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bigjoe, “ANNE FRANK” played here for six months.
I say we hit image three from Tinseltoes.
A February 1, 1998 NYT article on this theatre mentions that it opened with a feature unique to Broadway history. As a tribute to its namesake, the open-air Shakespeare Globe in London, this Globe had a sliding roof that could open up to the sky on hot weather days. They speculate that soot and litter may have limited the use as it was a problem for other nearby roof top operations.
The article also mentions that the theatre had “seats for fat men”.
Tinseltoes, the documentary states that Warner Bros. was already a partner hence the opening at the Warner Theatre. Perhaps they simply forgot the Broadway.
Paul, “HTWWW” opened at the Capitol.
By the way Bobby, the excellent documentary “CINERAMA ADVENTURE” had that fact wrong. “THIS IS CINERAMA” opened at the Broadway theatre and didn’t move to the Warner/Strand until a year later.
The documentary features both theatres but erroneously identifies both as “The Warners”. I do suspect the Broadway was managed by Warner Bros. Theatres at the time.
In many cases, no one cleaned between shows. Audiences were also more conscientious and drink/popcorn portions were smaller, so there was less waste.
These small theatres had no concession stand in 1955, so turnaround was easy.
I have added an ad from the 1991 incarnation as the York mentioned by KingBiscuits in September 2009.
CConnolly1, you are not wrong but it has been there for 43 years and the neighborhood has not changed. In fact it has somewhat improved with more hotels and less porn.
Well Saps, this is a disgracefully researched article.
The Village East seating is not comparable to the Ziegfeld. It has only about 370 seats in the largest house.
The Ziegfeld was in the ads when it opened the film on week two, along with two screens at the nearby Empire on 42nd street, a theatre the NY Post article fails to mention altogether. The Ziegfeld was also closed on opening Sunday for the premier of another film, so he is comparing two days at the Ziegfeld to three at the Village East on two screens, Lincoln Square on two screens and Angelika on three. If anything, he is making an argument for multiplexing the Ziegfeld.
The Lincoln Square already opened with a specially mastered 70mm print. Did he mean specially mastered IMAX print will soon follow “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES”?
Lazy article from a notorious rag.
Nothing odd. Just another premiere:
The film opened here with the second week wide break. It did not play here opening week. Distributors pay for all display ads in NYC.
I was just reading a 1989 NYT article about the Nederlander organization looking for a movie multiplex operator to split it up because the theatre was too narrow and therefore awkward for live musical theatre. Here we are twenty three years later.
The Variety stopped showing films in the fall of 1989.
Although this ad ran in August, the theatre did not make that opening and indeed did not officially open until September 29, 1989.
The intro needs adjusting. This theatre opened in 1964.
It is likely the basement theatres flooded, as has happened before.
Sept. 20, 1996 “BIG NIGHT” opened at the Lincoln Plaza, First & 62nd St, Loews 19th St. East, and Angelika.
The Paris was showing “SURVIVING PICASSO”.
Coral Gables' city boundary extends to Flagler street at that point.
This closed in late January 1996 and the last movie was “GRUMPIER OLD MEN”. “BIG NIGHT” never showed here.
“Schlocky pedigree”, are you referring to Loews?
This closed in late October 1997 with “MRS. BROWN” and “IN THE COMPANY OF MEN”.
Mikeoaklandpark, it is under ASPECT RATIO on IMDB.
Boxoffice Magazine found those displays offensive in 1938. By 1975 those ads looked tame compared to the ones on the cover of Boxoffice Magazine.
What that 1929 trade ad fails to mention is that tourism could add hundreds of thousands to that population number.