Radio City Music Hall

1260 Avenue of the Americas,
New York, NY 10020

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AGRoura
AGRoura on June 30, 2012 at 9:55 am

Well Bill, your first roadshow experience must have been very thrilling, 3 strip Cinerama, wow! It’s a shame we don’t have a Cinerama house in our area.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on June 30, 2012 at 9:27 am

Oh yes, they were all 35mm regular runs at “popular prices” in local New Jersey theaters. I wish I had seen them as roadshows! My first roadshow was “How the West Was Won”, in Cinerama.

AGRoura
AGRoura on June 30, 2012 at 9:18 am

But Bill, Spartacus, Lawrence and the others were two a day roadshow presentations, you had to see them from the beginning starting with the overture and the curtain closed. Are you referring to having seeing them in continuous performances in a move over, usually in 35mm not 70mm, after the roadshow engagement?

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on June 30, 2012 at 8:51 am

Other times (non-Music Hall) when I walked in on the middle of the movie: “Spartacus”, “Lawrence of Arabia”, “Cleopatra”, “My Fair Lady”. It really was a common practice back then. That’s why the “Psycho” restriction was so revolutionary (and effective).

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on June 30, 2012 at 8:15 am

Saps: I’d say the people on those long lines definitely came in the middle. I was on a four-hour line for the 1969 Christmas show, “A Boy Named Charlie Brown”, and we were just glad to finally get in the building. The movie was already playing, but we just found seats and tried to figure out what was going on. I also saw “The Out-of-Towners” at the Hall a few months later under those same circumstances. The line wasn’t as long, but we did walk in while the movie had already been playing for about 45 minutes.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on June 30, 2012 at 7:35 am

Did they come into Radio City in the middle of the show as they did at other movie theaters (“this is where we came in”) in the pre-Psycho days? It must have been mild chaos with all the comings and goings.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on June 11, 2012 at 3:24 pm

If only the Music Hall’s screen was that large!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on June 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Three years before Gone with the wind became a hit.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 21, 2012 at 1:36 pm

I miss the 6th Avenue el, (seen in the photo five responses above this) even thought it was torn down decades before I was born.

rcdt55b
rcdt55b on May 21, 2012 at 1:01 pm

That’s what it seems.

Vito
Vito on May 21, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I recall they had an option for 2013, was it not as popular as they had hoped?

rcdt55b
rcdt55b on May 21, 2012 at 10:44 am

Cirque is leaving after this year. They are not staying as long as they were supossed to.

Vito
Vito on May 21, 2012 at 10:26 am

Cirque du Soleil opens again soon I wondered if it is the same show as last year and is anyone here working on it?

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on May 11, 2012 at 8:30 pm

On March 17 THE SIGNING NUN moved in.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 11, 2012 at 7:15 pm

I looked in the NY Times and saw it opened February 17, 1966. But when did it close?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 11, 2012 at 7:07 pm

With this new format I can’t look back at all past comments at once, so I appeal to a helpful CTer — when did Inside Daisy Clover play here? Thanks.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on May 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Not coincidental to the success of “The Valley of Decision”, Germany surrendered that week and audiences were optimistic and wanting to see the news.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on May 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm

And that would mean an average ticket price of $10.44 in 2012 grosses. Not as far off the current price in NYC for a standard (non-IMAX, non 3-D) movie ticket, at least at first blush, as one might have thought. But, if there were still a movie and stageshow policy at a theater like the Music Hall today, I’m sure a considerable premium would be charged!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 30, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Later this year marks the 80th anniversary of this historic venue. Any celebration events?

Eric Evans
Eric Evans on April 30, 2012 at 11:57 am

I’ve uploaded 3 photos from 1991,the projection equipment,spotlights & rewind bench. Sorry for the poor quality but any photo is better than none I guess.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 21, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Next week the NFL Draft will begin at the hall. This is a perfect location for such a big event, with most of the crowd die-hard NFL fans and media personell.

AGRoura
AGRoura on March 22, 2012 at 2:07 pm

About the comment some time ago re Deep In My Heart: The musical numbers are spectacular specially brothers Gene and Fred Kelly and Ann Miller as well as Ferrer in Jazza Dodoo.

LuisV
LuisV on March 14, 2012 at 8:06 am

I too remember seeing Crossed Swords at Radio City and liking it a lot as a young teen.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on February 12, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Well, it does feature the great Johnny Whitaker! I had a crush on Jodie Foster at the time I saw it, too. I remember enjoying “Crossed Swords” a lot… but then, I was a big fan of the Richard Lester version of “The Three Musketeers” and its sequel. I have not seen the movie in nearly 35 years, so I am still looking back through eyes of a 13 year-old.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on February 12, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Ed, I think “Tom Sawyer” holds up. The rest, not so much.