Comments from Al Alvarez

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Trail Theatre on Sep 4, 2012 at 9:53 am

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

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Al Alvarez commented about Plaza Theatre on Sep 4, 2012 at 8:21 am

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

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Al Alvarez commented about Loew's 34th Street Showplace on Sep 3, 2012 at 7:05 am

“Schlocky pedigree”, are you referring to Loews?

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Al Alvarez commented about Carnegie Hall Cinema on Sep 3, 2012 at 6:32 am

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

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Al Alvarez commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Aug 31, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Mikeoaklandpark, it is under ASPECT RATIO on IMDB.

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Al Alvarez commented about Criterion Theatre on Aug 30, 2012 at 11:48 am

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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Al Alvarez commented about Capitol Theatre on Aug 30, 2012 at 11:44 am

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

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Al Alvarez commented about Radio City Music Hall on Aug 27, 2012 at 11:52 am

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

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Radio City Music Hall on Aug 27, 2012 at 9:48 am

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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Al Alvarez commented about Manhattan 1 and 2 on Aug 5, 2012 at 5:25 pm

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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Al Alvarez commented about Manhattan 1 and 2 on Aug 5, 2012 at 8:06 am

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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Al Alvarez commented about RKO 86th Street Theatre on Aug 5, 2012 at 7:58 am

The twin is here

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Al Alvarez commented about Loew's Orpheum Theatre on Aug 5, 2012 at 7:23 am

This theatre never had Cinerama capability.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Sunset Theatre on Jul 31, 2012 at 6:53 am

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

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Al Alvarez commented about This theatre on Dec. 6, 1989 on Jul 30, 2012 at 11:52 am

This is not the New York Theatre.

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Al Alvarez commented about Audubon Theatre on Jul 29, 2012 at 8:43 am

The San Juan was still operating in 1977.

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Al Alvarez commented about RKO Jefferson Theatre on Jul 29, 2012 at 8:20 am

This was still showing movies in 1977.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Strand Theatre on Jul 27, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Love them!

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Visual Arts Theatre on Jul 20, 2012 at 9:14 pm

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!

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Coral Ridge Theatre on Jul 20, 2012 at 9:08 pm

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.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Movieland on Jul 20, 2012 at 7:40 pm

They were also made of metal and very heavy and awkward to work with on a ladder.

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Al Alvarez commented about Caribe Theater on Jul 19, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Movieplace, the Alden was the Regency and Arden is here.

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Al Alvarez commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jul 15, 2012 at 9:28 am

Just added an ad for the re-release of THIS IS CINERAMA in the photo section.

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Al Alvarez commented about RKO Proctor's 58th Street Theatre on Jul 13, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Great memories TonyV. I still remember calling the local police to help a man who claimed to have been injured by a bullet that somehow escaped from the screen in PLATOON and a lady claimed the staff was bugging her home phone to track her movie-going probabilities.

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Al Alvarez commented about Olympia Theatre at Gusman Center on Jul 11, 2012 at 9:21 am

The closing never actually took place. It just ran stage shows for a while.