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AlAlvarez commented about Variety Theatre on Sep 18, 2012 at 4:27 pm

The Variety stopped showing films in the fall of 1989.

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AlAlvarez commented about Angelika Film Center on Sep 17, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Although this ad ran in August, the theatre did not make that opening and indeed did not officially open until September 29, 1989.

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AlAlvarez commented about Angelika 57 on Sep 11, 2012 at 3:18 pm

The intro needs adjusting. This theatre opened in 1964.

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AlAlvarez commented about AMC Loews Fresh Meadows 7 on Sep 5, 2012 at 3:38 pm

It is likely the basement theatres flooded, as has happened before.

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AlAlvarez commented about Plaza Theatre on Sep 5, 2012 at 5:33 am

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”.

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AlAlvarez commented about Trail Theatre on Sep 4, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Coral Gables' city boundary extends to Flagler street at that point.

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AlAlvarez commented about Plaza Theatre on Sep 4, 2012 at 4:21 pm

This closed in late January 1996 and the last movie was “GRUMPIER OLD MEN”. “BIG NIGHT” never showed here.

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AlAlvarez commented about Loew's 34th Street Showplace on Sep 3, 2012 at 3:05 pm

“Schlocky pedigree”, are you referring to Loews?

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AlAlvarez commented about Carnegie Hall Cinema on Sep 3, 2012 at 2:32 pm

This closed in late October 1997 with “MRS. BROWN” and “IN THE COMPANY OF MEN”.

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AlAlvarez commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Aug 31, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Mikeoaklandpark, it is under ASPECT RATIO on IMDB.

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AlAlvarez commented about Criterion Theatre on Aug 30, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Boxoffice Magazine found those displays offensive in 1938. By 1975 those ads looked tame compared to the ones on the cover of Boxoffice Magazine.

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AlAlvarez commented about Capitol Theatre on Aug 30, 2012 at 7:44 pm

What that 1929 trade ad fails to mention is that tourism could add hundreds of thousands to that population number.

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AlAlvarez commented about Radio City Music Hall on Aug 27, 2012 at 7:52 pm

I just noticed that “THE BLACK CAULDRON” followed “RETURN TO OZ”.

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AlAlvarez commented about Radio City Music Hall on Aug 27, 2012 at 5:48 pm

I think this engagement of “RETURN TO OZ” in 1985 may have been the last regular movie run at the Hall.

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AlAlvarez commented about Manhattan 1 and 2 on Aug 6, 2012 at 1:25 am

Garth was correct. The Manhattan-1 was going by the name RKO 59th Street East at the time of THE SAVAGE IS LOOSE. That name would later be revived at the D.W. Griffith by Cineplex Odeon when they found out they owned no legal right to continue using the Griffith name.

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AlAlvarez commented about Manhattan 1 and 2 on Aug 5, 2012 at 4:06 pm

During its late seventies porno incarnation Twin One went back to mainstream subrun as the “RKO 59th St East” while Twin Two still played strictly adult sex films as the Spartan. Does anyone know if RKO itself was actually operating this as a hard core porno theatre?

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AlAlvarez commented about RKO 86th Street Theatre on Aug 5, 2012 at 3:58 pm

The twin is here

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AlAlvarez commented about Loew's Orpheum Theatre on Aug 5, 2012 at 3:23 pm

This theatre never had Cinerama capability.

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AlAlvarez commented about Sunset Theatre on Jul 31, 2012 at 2:53 pm

triassic4, I found some references to a STATE Theatre in Dania but not in Ft. Lauderdale.

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AlAlvarez commented about This theatre on Dec. 6, 1989 on Jul 30, 2012 at 7:52 pm

This is not the New York Theatre.

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AlAlvarez commented about Audubon Theatre on Jul 29, 2012 at 4:43 pm

The San Juan was still operating in 1977.

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AlAlvarez commented about RKO Jefferson Theatre on Jul 29, 2012 at 4:20 pm

This was still showing movies in 1977.

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AlAlvarez commented about Strand Theatre on Jul 28, 2012 at 4:29 am

Love them!

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AlAlvarez commented about Visual Arts Theatre on Jul 21, 2012 at 5:14 am

Totally disagree.

Lovely lobby with a 60’s style sunken seating area and a sprawling candy counter. Stadium seating in the main house thirty years before it became the industry norm. Woody Allen even made it his premiere house after the Beekman closed. A wonderful theatre!

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AlAlvarez commented about Coral Ridge Theatre on Jul 21, 2012 at 5:08 am

sporridge, this is very interesting information. Where did you get it from?

I often suspected Claughton may have been a phantom operator for Paramount Theatres after the Consent Decrees and you may have found the source.