Comments from Al Alvarez

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about First Avenue Screening Room on Sep 29, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I have added an ad from the 1991 incarnation as the York mentioned by KingBiscuits in September 2009.

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Al Alvarez commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 27, 2012 at 6:40 am

CConnolly1, you are not wrong but it has been there for 43 years and the neighborhood has not changed. In fact it has somewhat improved with more hotels and less porn.

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Al Alvarez commented about Update on The Ziegfeld: 'The Master' doesn't help on Sep 26, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Well Saps, this is a disgracefully researched article.

The Village East seating is not comparable to the Ziegfeld. It has only about 370 seats in the largest house.

The Ziegfeld was in the ads when it opened the film on week two, along with two screens at the nearby Empire on 42nd street, a theatre the NY Post article fails to mention altogether. The Ziegfeld was also closed on opening Sunday for the premier of another film, so he is comparing two days at the Ziegfeld to three at the Village East on two screens, Lincoln Square on two screens and Angelika on three. If anything, he is making an argument for multiplexing the Ziegfeld.

The Lincoln Square already opened with a specially mastered 70mm print. Did he mean specially mastered IMAX print will soon follow “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES”?

Lazy article from a notorious rag.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 24, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Nothing odd. Just another premiere:

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Al Alvarez commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 24, 2012 at 12:01 pm

The film opened here with the second week wide break. It did not play here opening week. Distributors pay for all display ads in NYC.

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Al Alvarez commented about Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Sep 18, 2012 at 9:32 am

I was just reading a 1989 NYT article about the Nederlander organization looking for a movie multiplex operator to split it up because the theatre was too narrow and therefore awkward for live musical theatre. Here we are twenty three years later.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Variety Theatre on Sep 18, 2012 at 8:27 am

The Variety stopped showing films in the fall of 1989.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about Angelika Film Center on Sep 17, 2012 at 11:41 am

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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Al Alvarez commented about Angelika 57 on Sep 11, 2012 at 7:18 am

The intro needs adjusting. This theatre opened in 1964.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Fresh Meadows 7 on Sep 5, 2012 at 7:38 am

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

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Al Alvarez commented about Plaza Theatre on Sep 4, 2012 at 9:33 pm

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”.

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.

Al Alvarez
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.

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

“Schlocky pedigree”, are you referring to Loews?

Al Alvarez
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?

Al Alvarez
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.

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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.