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Advertised seventy-five years ago today, on October 28th, 1938…Featured stage dancer Ann Miller tapped herself all the way to Hollywood stardom, and eventually returned to the Broadway stage decades later in “Sugar Babies.”
I’ve posted an opening day ad from 1939 in the Photos Section.
Ad for the same day for the rival Loew’s circuit can be seen here:
Ad from the same day for rival RKO circuit can be seen here:
Advertised eighty-one years ago today, on October 28th, 1932.
Advertised eighty-one years ago today, on October 28th, 1932. The Metropolitan gets special mention at the top of the group.
This used three 35mm negatives squeezed onto a single 70mm negative.
It should be noted that at the time, the Senator was considered just another neighborhood cinema with sub-run movies. This ad was published among the “Help Wanted” classifieds, above one for a clothing salesman.
Opened on May 11th, 1973.
This opened on the same night at the Roxy Theatre in New York City. The Roxy’s ongoing engagement included an ice-skating revue on the stage.
Opened on October 22nd, 1942, with customary support from a spectacular stage show. This ad tells the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. It does not distort history by deleting reference to the stage show.
Shared with Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on the night of June 28th, 1956.
Advertised on January 8th, 1933.
Opened on June 20th, 1946…A subsequent ad published by another member created the false impression that the booking had no stage show. But Russell Markert’s superb “Bandbox Revue” supported the film throughout the engagement.
Opened eighty-one years ago today, on October 27th, 1932, and just in time for Halloween.
Advertised seventy years ago today, on October 26th, 1943.
Advertised fifty years ago today, on October 26th, 1963.
Advertised sixty-six years ago today, on October 26th, 1947.
Advertised on January 10th, 1926.
Advertised on October 15th, 1922. First released as a $2.00 roadshow at the beginning of the year, the B&W melodrama was now being booked into $0.40 return engagements.
“If I Were King” was later re-made as a “talkie” with Ronald Colman in one of his finest performances.
NYC premiere engagement opened on August 20th, 1954.
They say that the camera never lies, but it can be deceiving. The camera angle may have exaggerated the distance from rear to front. One wonders about the location of the projection booth, and how the rays got around the elaborate chandelier hanging from the center of the ceiling. Did the Stadium perhaps have rear projection from behind the screen, which might explain the narrow width of the stage area?
Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, the white actors who portrayed “Amos ‘N’ Andy,” wore blackface not only in the movie but also during the national radio broadcasts that launched the team into huge popularity.
Opened on Halloween night, October 31st, 1930.