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bigjoe59 commented about Rendezvous Cinema on Sep 11, 2019 at 2:33 pm

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I remember meeting Jack Wrangler here when he did a personal appearence at the height of his gay porn fame.

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bigjoe59 commented about Criterion Theatre on Sep 11, 2019 at 12:21 pm

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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.

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bigjoe59 commented about Ramrod Theatre on Sep 11, 2019 at 11:27 am

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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.

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bigjoe59 commented about Ramrod Theatre on Sep 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

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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.

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bigjoe59 commented about Paris Theatre on Sep 10, 2019 at 12:59 pm

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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?

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bigjoe59 commented about Paris Theatre on Sep 10, 2019 at 12:31 pm

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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.

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bigjoe59 commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Sep 9, 2019 at 11:42 am

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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?

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bigjoe59 commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Sep 8, 2019 at 3:55 pm

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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.

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bigjoe59 commented about Playpen Theatre on Sep 8, 2019 at 2:21 pm

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I believe the Ideal Theater opened in 1915.

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bigjoe59 commented about Orpheum Theatre on Sep 8, 2019 at 1:44 pm

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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.

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bigjoe59 commented about Paris Theatre on Sep 5, 2019 at 12:35 pm

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just out of curiosity when did the Paris run the restoration pf LOA?

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bigjoe59 commented about Paris Theatre on Sep 4, 2019 at 3:12 pm

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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 you referred?

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bigjoe59 commented about Paris Theatre on Sep 4, 2019 at 1:30 pm

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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?

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bigjoe59 commented about Paris Theatre on Sep 4, 2019 at 12:29 pm

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the Paris had a 70MM showing of the restored Lawrence of
Arabia? when ? I thought the Ziegfeld ran the 70MM release
of the Katz/Harris restoration of LOA?

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bigjoe59 commented about Lyric Theatre on Sep 3, 2019 at 1:42 pm

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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.

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bigjoe59 commented about Movieland on Sep 3, 2019 at 1:08 pm

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i remember when E.T. opened here June of 1982 there were lines around the block for a few weeks.

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bigjoe59 commented about Lyric Theatre on Sep 3, 2019 at 11:57 am

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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.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Sep 2, 2019 at 3:49 pm

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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.

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bigjoe59 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 2, 2019 at 12:59 pm

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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.

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bigjoe59 commented about Harris Theatre on Aug 31, 2019 at 10:57 am

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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.

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bigjoe59 commented about Joyce Theater on Aug 29, 2019 at 1:49 pm

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exactly how long was this a gay porn house?

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bigjoe59 commented about Irving Place Theatre on Aug 29, 2019 at 1:42 pm

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isn’t this the burlesque house in which the recent play The Nance takes place?

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bigjoe59 commented about Harris Theatre on Aug 29, 2019 at 12:30 pm

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.

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bigjoe59 commented about Lincoln Plaza Cinemas on Aug 29, 2019 at 11:50 am

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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?

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bigjoe59 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Aug 29, 2019 at 11:43 am

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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 of TIC?