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Update on renovations:
Update on renovations:http:hvmag
This 1980s tax photo shows a large theatre in the background. Could it be the Walker Theatre?
The Irvin’s cooling plant had a separate electric sign, probably paid for by the manufacturer (Carrier).
This Thomas Lamb atmospheric was built just before his Keith-Albee in Flushing, Queens,NY, and has many similarities, especially in the auditorium. The rejuvenated Huntington auditorium shows us what the Flushing theatre could look like today if preservationists had been able to rescue it from destructive real estate developers.
Two great stars on stage, plus an Italian historical epic dubbed into English.
The name Mark Hellinger Theatre is now being mentioned in radio advertising for church activities.
The interior of the Ames was also modernized at the same time.
Were Roxy audiences segregated at the time?
As the Helen Hayes Theatre, this never operated as a cinema.
Part of the the thrilling final chase sequence in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Saboteur” was not filmed on location in Radio City Music Hall, but some viewers might think so.
The Academy of Music was destroyed in a fire on February, 15th, 1956. The fire took four hours to get under control, and caused damage estimated at between $150,000 to $200,000, according to an Associated Press report. The theatre’s owner promised to build a new cinema on the site that had all the latest innovations in design and technology. I don’t think that ever happened.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Activated link to the previous posting:
AMC describing them as 20 “theatres” is a bit of a cheat, I think. What happened to truth in advertising?
Sixty years ago today, Walt Disney’s Technicolor animated feature, “Peter Pan,” opened its NYC premiere engagement at the Roxy Theatre. Described as “Wonderful ADULT entertainment the whole family will love,” the RKO release featured Bobby Driscoll as the voice of the title character. Performed on the Roxy’s radiant “Ice Colorama” stage was the spectacular “Crystal Wonderland.” An added screen treat was Disney’s live-action Technicolor short, “Bear Country.” Tickets for children under 12 were priced at 50 cents at all times.
Installed at the front edge of center balcony, and controlled from the projection booth.
“Easter Parade” breaking boxoffice records:
Second line on marquee could also be interpreted as “Adult Movie in Sincolor.”
Why is Loews Showboat Quad, across the Hudson River in New Jersey, listed as a “Nearby Theater?” Best laugh I’ve had all day!
Current name uses the “er” ending of the “T” word:Bing Crosby Theater.
Rear balcony is draped off in this photo.
The colonial facade was erected in 1948. Prior to that, the cinema had a traditional entrance, with a marquee
and two store-fronts, according to the caption for the architectural sketch that I’ve posted in the Photos Section.
Sorry!I assumed that the seating reported by “shoeshoe14” above on 2/14/2010 came from a reliable source. It seemed in keeping with the 2,137 seats that were claimed for the Wellmont in trade annuals when it was operating as a single-screen cinema.
Lobby cut through a three-story retail/residential structure to the auditorium behind it.