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on the 1st page of the photo section there’s an ad for
Camelot which had a decent roadshow run at this theater.
in fact vindanpar thought so and added “it pretty much
died as a roadshow in New York”. how is 34 weeks “pretty
died as a roadshow in New York”?
with the possible imminent closing of the Paris and the
ABRUPT closing of the 86 St. East what going on with
City Cinemas? the 86 St. East closing was so abrupt even
the staff was caught off guard.
with the imminent closing of the Paris and very abrupt closing
in May of the 86 St. East I hope this theater is on sounder
to MSC77 many thanks for the info. I am a native New Yorker
and am fascinated by how films which opened on roadshow runs
in Manhattan fared in San Francisco. I am especially
interested in which S.F. theaters were regularly used by
the studios for their roadshow engagements. I eagerly look
forward to the site that is a work in progress that you
were kind enough to send me the link to.
in the meantime a question. as I said in my original post
The Ten Commandments roadshow run at the Criterion lasted
well over a year. yet in S.F. it only lasted 12 weeks. why?
the only reason I can think of is S.F. is a good deal
smaller than NYC so I’m guessing anyone in the Bay area
who wanted to see it saw it in the first 12 weeks. what’s
I read a lot via computer, magazines and newspapers and have
not come across a single item about the Paris' imminent closing.
a friend of mine told me The Ten Commandments(1956)
roadshow run at this theater lasted only 15 weeks. TTC’S
roadshow run at the Criterion in Manhattan lasted well
over a year. is the length of TTC’s roadshow run at this
to Mike(saps) thanks for the info. on the photo pages for
this theater is the ad from when the film opened and was
surprised to see it was rated R. I was never aware it had
been officially rated. I remember some the sex scenes
being quite graphic so I’m surprised it didn’t get an X
rating at the time.
Hello from NYC-
did this theater ever host any roadshow engagements in the
I rather enjoyed A Very Natural Thing which opened here
the summer of 1974. its one of the top gay themed films
ever in my opinion. oddly I don’t think its ever been
issued on home video, vhs or dvd let alone Blu-ray.
to stevenJ thanks for the reply. you’d expect since the
exterior was a façade on the Columbia lot they’d at least
build one that actually looked like the New Amsterdam Theater.
at the beginning of Funny Girl Barbra Streisand walks into
what is supposed to be the New Amsterdam Theater on 42 St..
as any native New Yorker will tell you the interior looked
nothing liked the New Amsterdam. this has always been a big
mistake for me. to which what L.A. theater was used for the
interior of the New Amsterdam?
if i am not mistaken this was always a 1st run theater. to
which what was the last film to play here before the Directors
Guild too kit over?
in my search for the 1st purpose movie theater in Manhattan
a fellow poster mentioned a theater with the name City
Photoplays which I had never heard of. i later found the
theater on a list but can’t remember the website. i thought
my fellow poster might have meant the Variety Photoplays
at 3rd Ave. & 14 St.. but the list i found listed a seating
capacity that would have been too for the Variety Photolays.
so where was the City Photoplays theater to which my'
fellow poster referred?
traveling west along 116 St. just before you get to 3rd Ave.
one sees that the auditorium section still exits. has it been
gutted or simply covered over for retail use?
I thank my fellow moviegoers for info on the roadshow
engagement policy. now does anyone know of a first rate
book on the subject? Kim Holston’s “Movie Roadshows”
not only a few mistakes but omits films altogether as well.
I thank everyone for help with my “first theater built from
the ground up with the intent of showing movies” question.
opened Feb. 1913 and the Rialto opened April 1916. so wouldn’t
the Crescent which was located at 36 W. 135 St. and opened
on the night of Dec. 16, 1909 be the first. granted it was
built to showcase both films and live acts but weren’t the
Regent and the Rialto built as combo houses as well?
thanks to robboehm for your reply. my astonishment was not
so much on the length of TDOAF’S reserved seat rum at the
Palace but that in S.F. it wasn’t even a roadshow run at
all. it has always fascinated me why a studio would open
a film on a roadshow run in one city but not others. I always
assumed if a film opened on a roadshow run in Manhattan it
did so I every city it opened in.
a question for my fellow moviegoers. for the first several
years of the movie biz whatever “movie theaters” existed in
Manhattan were music halls. vaudeville theaters and
legitimate theaters etc… renovated to show movies. but I
have always wanted to find which was the 1st theater built
in Manhattan brick by brick from the ground up with the
intent of being a movie theater. any guesses as to the answer
or how to find out?
it was customary when a roadshow engagement finished the
film would move to another 1st run theater in Manhattan
on “continuous performances at popular prices”. but does
anyone remember a roadshow engagement that went from
reserved seat to continuous performances at popular
prices in the same theater?
why does this theater have an absurdly long time
between the 8:35a.m. and 1:40p.m.showings of Long Shot?
i just became aware of this theater and got all excitedthinking they had had restored Loews Delancy but the addressis different. is the Loews Delancy quite close to thistheater.
the last film i can remember seeing here wasA Clockwork Orange.
can anyone remember the last movie to play here? the only
film i can remember seeing here was The Three Stooges
as pellboy asked June 2013 is closing date of 1969 as stated
in the intro entirely accurate?
as I asked seven years when did this theater close down asa movie theater?