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Great! Can’t wait to see it.
Hope they show the recently restored print of GWTW. Should look great on that big screen.
But where will it be installed? LIU will be using a new arena for sports next year. All the original theatre seating is long gone. Since there are only bleacher type seating in the theatre and no stage it would be unsuitable for concerts or shows. Anyone know if the organ is going to the new LIU arena.
Went to see an LIU basketball game here last Saturday so I could see the interior. Sad to say the oragan is gone. While the orchestra seating is gone (since 1973) most of the carvings on the walls remain. The Grand Lobby is still pretty much intact as well as the stairways to the downstairs restrooms. Next year LIU’s teams will be playing in a new arena next door so the future of this building’s interior is uncertain. I sugest you go there now while its still there.
I saw Raging Bull at the Film Forum several years ago. While not like seeing it at the Ziegfeld it was still better than seeing it on a TV screen. There really are no large screen in NY devoted to classic films unless there is a special reason. In Raging Bull’s case it was to promote an upcomming DVD release.
Saw Raging Bull last night. They had the pre-film slide show which was out of focus. Then the curtains were closed, opened and the show began. There was a pretty large crowd for the 7 PM show. It was great to see this film on a large screen. The print and sound were terrific. Originally this film was going to be shown at the Film Forum in Jan. but it was pulled at the last minute. I am a regular at the Forum but I am glad they made the switch to the Ziegfeld. What a great place to see one of the finest films of all time.
Was there Saturday. Nice prints on both films.
Passed the Marboro on Sunday. One of the boards out front was pulled down and I guess anyone could enter the theatre if they wanted to.
Are there any theatres left that could play a film in true “VistaVision?
I remember the G & W Paramount. The ticket booth was on street level and the theatre was in the basement. Saw “The Bad News Bears” & “Silent Movie” there in the 1970’s. As I remember it was a nice theatre which was closed when the building was renovated by Trump.
Yes, To open in 2006.
They are showing the 1940 “Thief Of Bagdad” as well as “The Adventures Of Robin Hood” on Jan.29. Hope they get nice prints. Both films should look great on a big screen.
The lights have been turned off. Anyone know when the demolition is to begin?
Jerry the K: I believe the book you are looking for is called “Lost Broadway Theatres” It is availble in both Hard And Soft cover versions. I have seen it in many NYC library branches. It has many exterior and interior photos of Broadway area theatres going back to the turn of the century.
I remember going to the Deluxe for those Saturday matinees in the early 60’s. I wish I had kept those flyers they gave out in the PS 200 schoolyard.
He aslo appeared at the Loew’s Oriental in Brooklyn.
I was a little too young for “This Is Cinerama”, but I was able to see all the other 3 strip films that came out in the 60’s at both the Warner and Capitol theatres. When the train derailed in “How The West Was Won” the audiance reaction was almost the same as it would be for today’s Imax 3-D films.
I believe the Broadway, Warner and Capitol theatres were the only ones in Manhattan that had the 3 projector system. I know it sounds crazy but I perferred seeing the lines between the films in the three projector system as opposed to the later version of Cinerama. Even know the screen was just as wide it just seemed different. While it’s possible to see a 3-D movie in NY. (At the Film Forum) it’s a shame there is no place in the area where a 3 projector Cinerama film can be screened. I believe the only theatre that can show those films is in Seattle.
I heard the kittens were saved. Maybe the ghosts of theatre matrons past are turning them on and off.
It was possible to do this because there was always a seperate entrance for the balcony on 181st. At one time there was a small hole in the floor of one of the balcony theatres and you could see the store below it.
When this theatre was first twinned. The Orchestra and Balcony were seperate theaters. When the Orchestra was closed and turned into retail space the bacony was twinned and later made into a quad.
Passed by on Sunday. The Marque lights were turned on. The boards blocking the entrance are still in place so I do not know how anyone got in there to turn the lights on.
After the Metro Theatre in NY was twinned you entered the upper theatre (Former Balcony) from in front of the screen.
Sounds great. Hope it happens.
On the St. George web site there is mention of a classic movies night comming soon. Anyone know when this is happening?