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I remember meeting Jack Wrangler here when he did a
personal appearence at the height of his gay porn
to vindanpar- I still can not believe that during N&A’s
roadshow run at this theater that the marquee only had big
block letters and never the glass or plastic plates with
the art work. rather highly unusual for a roadshow film.
I did buy the souvenir program the first time I saw the
film. its rather nice. in reference to your case with
all the roadshow films I saw I never remember a theater
running out of souvenir programs.
also whenever Twilight Tine releases a blu-ray disc buy it
immediately don;t wait. i looked at Amazon and there is a
all regions blu-ray from Spain. that’s reasonably priced.
to Comfortably Cool- with all the gay clubs and cruising
spots still left in Manhattan I doubt the fear of contracting
x,y or z is a major contributing factor to Manhattan losing
its gay theaters. I bet the home video market was a much
bigger factor in the loss of theaters.
its may not be too surprising but I believe all the gay
theaters in San Francisco have closed as well. i bet it
has as much to do with the effect of the home video market
as real estate value.
to vindanpar- I saw Nicholas and Alexandra twice during
its roadshow run a the Criterion. its one of my favorite
large scale historical dramas. the Blu-ray disc is !!! WOW !!!
but for the life of me I can’t remember what the marquee
looked like. are you saying during the entire roadshow
run the marquee just had block letters and never any
glass plates with art work?
on pg.1 of the photo section is a photo of the theater
beginning of 1969 when R&J was still playing. what surprised
me was the marquee had just block letters rather than the
usual glass plate with the film’s art work.
to Bill H.– its my understanding that the original cut
of 2001 did play for a short time after opening night
premiere but for how long?
I got a kick out the caption for the ad for 2001 on pg.1
of the photo page. well I can go one better. one of the
good things about being 68 is having seen 2001 not once but
twice during its roadshow engagement at this theater in
Cinerama. the visual and audio experience was !!! WOW !!!.
I still have the beautifully designed souvenir program.
now whether in either of my 2 viewings I saw the original
cut before Kubrick tweaked it I have no idea.
I believe the Ideal Theater opened in 1915.
in reference to the point made in the intro that the
locale of the Orpheum has hosted some sort of entertainment
complex since the late 1880s. the same can be said of the
recently closed 86th St. East. its locale hosted an
entertainment complex of one sort or another since the
late 1880s as well.
just out of curiosity when did the Paris run the
restoration pf LOA?
to Howard B.–
the Blu-ray disc I have of LOA which is !!! WOW !!! in both
picture and sound was mastered from a 4K restoration.
so do I have a Blu-ray disc of the restoration to which
hey you learn something new everyday. what exactly is the
difference between the 1989 Katz/Harris restoration that
played he Ziegfeld and the 2012 one you mentioned?
the Paris had a 70MM showing of the restored Lawrence ofArabia? when ? I thought the Ziegfeld ran the 70MM releaseof the Katz/Harris restoration of LOA?
to Comfortably Cool- I am well aware the current Lyric
Theater which houses the truly spectacular play Harry
Potter and the Cursed Child is not the same Lyric that
William Fox used for exclusive engagements of his most
spectacular films of the 1910s and 1920s. since the intro
at top is for the original Lyric Theater I’m surprised
the info about Fox’s leasing of the theater wasn’t included.
i remember when E.T. opened here June of 1982 there were
lines around the block for a few weeks.
the intro should also note that filmmaking pioneer
William Fox rented out this theater for some of his
big films such as A Daughter of the Gods and The
Queen of Sheba and Sunrise.
i happen to like the two Fantastic Four films that Chris
Evans made. so hopefully other Evans devotes can answer a
question. i recently bought the disc set with both films on
separate discs but the discs contain no extras except
audio commentaries. if i had bought the films on the separate
discs did they have extras? thanks for any help.
to vindanpar- I saw Napoleon twice during its original
rum at RCMH. I honestly can’t remember how the curtains
were used. so I wouldn’t worry about having a “senior moment”
especially if that’s the only “senior” thing you have.
I thank Ed S. and mike saps for their replies. as with the
Candler Theater I’m guessing the Lyric and the Apollo on the
north side of the street though razed were likewise in
perfectly decent shape for renovation.
exactly how long was this a gay porn house?
isn’t this the burlesque house in which the recent
play The Nance takes place?
Hello- a comment and a question.
*not noted in the detailed intro is that the
Chandler Theater opened as a movie palace not
a legitimate theater. its first film was the
1914 Italian epic Anthony and Cleopatra.
*also I’m assuming the reason the theater was
razed rather renovated was that no one wanted to
spend the $$$ needed rather than that the theater
in such condition renovation was impossible.
this theater closed the end of Jan. 2018 after 30?
years in business. the building management company
said it would reopen after necessary structural building
renovations were completed. basically wasn’t that
one big fib?
in vindanpar’s comment of 7/17/19 he said Zefferelli’s
R&J was a replacement “for the shameful presentation of
This is Cinerama”. what was shameful about the presentation