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I second the motion. Please do it, David. I’m seeing the 8K digital presentation of Ben-Hur at the New York Film Festival this Saturday in Alice Tully Hall, but I’m going to pretend it’s 1959 and I’m at the Loew’s State.
Gary: the Hollywood Bowl showing is this weekend.
Here’s the link:
… just in case there are any Ziegfeld followers out in LA.
Here is the link:
Dates are September 7th and 8th. Prices start at $35.
I just found out West Side Story will be playing Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center in September. The New York Philharmonic will perform the score live, in sync with the movie. It’ll be a digital presentation. I’ll post a link later, with more information.
I think the last classics shows were in February 2010 – the last ones I went to anyway. I remember going to “Funny Girl” and “West Side Story”. If there were any more since then, I’m sure Gary will let us know.
Adding photos can become addictive, can’t it? I spent one night doing it last month, and didn’t stop until the sun was coming up, around 5:30 AM. Good thing I was off work the next day.
To Ed Solero: You’ve covered the great Ziegfeld from every conceivable angle! Thanks so much for posting those photos.
This movie opened in the first year of the Ziegfeld’s existence, and it’s still got the longest running engagement there (33 weeks).
Gary: I just sent an e-mail to Craig like you suggested. Hope this works!
If it’s 1973, could the first one be “Jesus Christ Superstar”?
The June weekend was the last classic movie event until the fall, probably September. There’s no air conditioning at the Loew’s.
My actor cousin Bob Greene, born in Hoboken, played a cop in the 1995 movie “Copycat”, starring Sigourney Weaver and Holly Hunter. A lot of our family members got together to see his movie at the Hoboken Twin on its first night. It was the closest I ever got to attending an opening night premiere.
Joseph: Thanks so much for sharing this treasure trove of Roxy photo materials with us.
Joseph: Thanks so much for sharing this treasure trove of Roxy materials with us.
This theater is open to the public usually once a month, on a Monday. Tickets for non-Academy members are only $5.00. I will post programs from some of the shows I’ve attended in Photos. Projection and sound quality are always the very best (it is THE ACADEMY, after all). Robert Osborne from TCM has hosted many of the shows here.
Photo by Scott Frances.
I’m 56 years old, but nothing in the world makes me feel more like a 10-year-old kid than seeing “The 7th Voyage of Sinbad” on a big theater screen. Thanks, Loew’s Jersey. And thanks for paying such a great tribute to the Master, Bernard Herrmann.
From November 2006.
BobbyS: It was the most incredible movie theater experience I’ve ever had, before or since. The size and shape of the Capitol screen, combined with the greatest science-fiction movie ever made – nothing else will ever come close!
ErikH: The Walter Reade screened the 70mm “Cleopatra” again in May 2011 as part of an Elizabeth Taylor retrospective, and I missed it. I also missed the September 2010 screening you described. I am determined not to miss it a third time! I just hope they screen it again next year.
I saw “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Fiddler on the Roof” here last month as part of their tribute to Norman Jewison. Both films looked and sounded beautiful. Jewison appeared in person after each film, along with conductor Andre Previn (“Jesus Christ Superstar”) and lyricist Sheldon Harnick (“Fiddler”).
I’d better get myself added to their e-mail list. I wouldn’t want to miss any upcoming shows that are as good as this.
I posted a page from the NY Daily News from August 1960 which shows the “Psycho” wraparound sign. It’s on this theater’s Photos page. It’s not the greatest picture of the sign, but at least you can see what it looked like. Hopefully someone will find a better shot of it.
43 years ago today – a life-changing event. I saw “2001” at the Capitol. I try to commemorate it every year here on this page.
This compilation of reviews was given out free to all patrons. September 1978.
Early 1972. I was 17. I remember how nervous I was, pacing around this lobby, as I was soon about to be let in to see my first X-rated movie, “A Clockwork Orange”.
I saw “Nashville” here in 1975. One of the greatest movie experiences I’ve ever had. I sat up close, so the Panavision image was quite large in this relatively small theater.
The year was 1996.