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Demolition date 5/8/13
Enjoy that giant soda! Another thing you can’t do in Manhattan!
Yup, it is closed. The website now goes to a splash page for something called “G-string Horror”, a ‘horror’ movie with ties to that theatre and also the “ghosts” alleged to be there in.
I too hope it’s able to find some new life- as a theatre.
Might it be time for the Alamo Drafthouse people to start looking at a 2nd location for San Francisco? This location being right in the thick of downtown would be perfect than the Mission location of the proposed venue and light a fire under the Metreon and Van Ness.
Only if someone out there knew someone with that company. Maybe next time some photos?
Thanks Tinseltoes, but wasn’t that what I had posted up earlier, just on a different site?
Anyway, the plans for the renovation have been approved.
a half cent price increase seems a bit strange. How does that work out really?
Plans for the renovations go before the commission this week…
“The proposed renovation of the Alexandria Theatre and construction of a mixed-use building on the theater’s adjacent parking lot is up for approval this week with a design that has been changed from "modern/contemporary” to “Spanish/Mediterranean.”
Renovations to the Alexandria Theatre include its conversion from a three-screen theatre to a 221-seat single-screen theatre, the creation of new retail spaces on the ground floor, and a 7,000 square foot restaurant space on the second floor"
Artist’s rendering photos and other info can be found below…
The man’s last name is “Letterman”. With his first name being “David”, having a gay porn theatre bearing that name close to where you’re doing the show would be a good thing.
Have the authorities been contacted?
Thanks Joe, but I think you’re about 30 blocks off!
so is it for just this theater or for all of the AMC?
Again, your lack of linkage and citing sources is confusing.
Please in the future, show your work.
google it and find out.
umm, ok- so the link to that NJ.com article about this is where please?
The movies featured in the ads above were actually for the Woodhaven 4, not the theatre that this page is for.
Made yet another visit to AMC Woodhaven on Sunday (4/7/13) for a showing of “Evil Dead” – I really enjoyed it. It was on film.
Few things about this place. There was an issue with the computer system that morning, they held up the start of the movie to be sure those folks ( and it was quite a few) didn’t miss the movie or miss out on a trip to the concession stand.
For it being a violent horror movie, the crowd was quite well behaved. Couple of things stood out to me.
One, during the movie a patron (young man) got up and actually left the theatre to take a call
Second, during the movie, an AMC staffer came into to be sure things were well. They were.
AMC should be embarrassed to have their name on this third world complex. I attended a morning presentation of “Jurassic Park” in Digital IMAX 3D on 4.6.13
I’ve got no idea where to begin on how appalling the conditions there are or how misbehaved the patrons are.
Starting with the ticket girl having her back to people entering so she can do busy work, to both registers not cooperating with cards holding up concession lines. The red circle logo morphing into various expressions being stuck in an endless loop because the computer to start the show misfired. No “warning” to put on your 3D glasses. No messages about keeping it down during the show. Not that this mattered as I was physically threatened twice by patrons when I politely requested that they put the phone away. Elevators that take you to a different part of the complex because the 2nd floor bathrooms are locked.
Then the main floor bathrooms are in the most deplorable conditions. Graffiti, names scratched into walls and urinals. When I needed to use those bathrooms, one of the workers decided to put the 3D glasses recycle bin right in the way of the doors. How about whenever anyone gets up to use the rest room the door opens up and then the bottom right hand corner of the screen gets bright.
I attended a 10am screening. I can’t even wrap my head around what this bleephole is like in the evening. Unfortunately due to my schedule today, I had to go to this one to see the movie I have been waiting to see again for years. Tell ya folks, avoid this place at all costs. Yes, I’ve contacted AMC corporate about my displeasure.
Needless to say, I’ll never be back here again. I’d rather miss a movie than put up with that nonsense again.
First it was the remodel and now, this theatre is making headlines for the wrong reasons as a couple with down’s syndrome is claiming they were mistreated during their visit to the AMC Marlton 8.
Video the the KYW TV 3 story is included in link below
The Castro Theatre will be home to a stop on TCM’s “Road to Hollywood”. Tickets became available yesterday for the screening of “The Pink Panther” with guest Robert Wagner and hosted by Robert Osbourne on April 16th
Tickets (should any be left) are available at TCM’s website via the “Road to Hollywood” link.
One hopes that having TCM “in the house” will help along the fundraising for the Mighty Wurlitzer.
huh? I read that a few times and it didn’t make sense, which is this other theater you’re referring to please and where is it located in regards to this one?
Thanks Ian- great photographs- thanks for sharing. I hope that the powers that be here will put something on the main page so more people learn about the plight and also can contribute.
Some very sad news broke today regarding the Mighty Wurlitzer’s future at the Castro theatre.
I wasn’t even aware that the theatre didn’t own it. They do not. So the person who owns it is moving out of the organ and has designs to take with.
But if the money can be raised- the organ can stay- but it’s going to need alot of work.
There’s information about fundraising in the enclosed link below.
If someone can make this news a bit more prominent on the site and make sure as many people as possible can see it, that would be great.
A movie at the Castro Theatre without the Mighty Wurlitzer wouldn’t be the same.
Roxie has been named one of the top 5 Indie Cinemas in the Bay Area.
The Grand Lake made the 2013 A-List as one of the best Indie Cinemas in the Bay Area
Castro Theatre making the 2013 A-List of “Indie Cinemas” in the Bay Area…
Thanks for that insight Sam. “My Favorite Year” is one of my favorite movies. I had to chance to tell that to Mark-Linn Baker when he was performing off broadway a few years back. When he asked my favorite, telling him “Its a Mad Mad Mad Mad World” he didn’t seem to mind.