Comments from Al Alvarez

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Apr 11, 2018 at 7:41 pm

The Embassy was showing “GRAND ILLUSION”, the Alden (Regency) was not advertising and the Lincoln Square was long gone. The NYT Times Machine is your best, but that is what pretty much what I can see there.

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Al Alvarez commented about Costello Theatre on Apr 11, 2018 at 7:25 pm

The Embassy 72nd street was open in 1959, as was the Alden (later Regency), Studio (later Cinema Studio), Beacon, Loews 83rd Street, Colon, and Colony right up to the Yorktown on 89th Street (later the New Yorker). The Loews 83rd Street played “ANATOMY” in late November.

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Al Alvarez commented about Costello Theatre on Apr 11, 2018 at 6:55 pm

And, Guarina, the Loew’s 72nd street was on the East Side.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Apr 11, 2018 at 6:52 pm

Guarina, scroll up to “nearby theatres” and you will find some. Start here

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Al Alvarez commented about Costello Theatre on Apr 11, 2018 at 5:02 pm

By the way, “ANATOMY OF A MURDER” was playing on Friday, November 27 with a featurette called THE WONDERS OF PUERTO RICO". The Loews 72nd street is listed here but the search feature does not appear to work.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Apr 11, 2018 at 4:55 pm

Guarina, the original Lincoln Square burned down in 1950.

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Al Alvarez commented about Costello Theatre on Apr 11, 2018 at 4:52 pm

Guarina, the Loews 72nd street was showing “LIBEL” with Olivia de Havilland and Dirk Bogarde plus “THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN HAWKS” with Robert Taylor.

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Al Alvarez commented about Landmark at 57 West on Apr 8, 2018 at 6:47 pm

Easy. The hundreds of thousands of us who live in Hudson Yards, Hells kitchen and Lincoln Center who don’t want to go to The Village to see a movie when The Empire, 34th Street, and Regal E-walk are all showing the same ten super hero comic movies on every screen.

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Al Alvarez commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 6, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Mike (saps), you will find those lists around page 73.

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Al Alvarez commented about Loew's State Theatre on Mar 27, 2018 at 8:28 pm

The Christmas 1969 film at the State One was “Gaily, Gaily” with Beau Bridges. A rare film to find today.

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Al Alvarez commented about Landmark at 57 West on Mar 22, 2018 at 4:58 pm

I think if Lincoln Plaza never opens, it has a chance as a specialty house. Otherwise, it will have to rely on day and dating with Lincoln Square and Magnolia releases from Mark Cuban.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Mar 22, 2018 at 2:17 pm

AMC didn’t stop Moviepass here. It was the other way around.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Mar 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Look up the battle MP is having AMC and you will see that a piece of concessions is part of it. Spending money on tickets is not the same as building theatres. This is all going to court.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Mar 21, 2018 at 11:45 am

By the way, UK ticket prices are much higher. Cineworld is a mostly British based company run by Israelis from main offices in Poland.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Mar 21, 2018 at 11:40 am

MP is now demanding concessions percentages from theatres because the business model is not working. They are trying to cut into theatre profits without actually making any investments in theatres. It is a racket scam AMC and Regal will soon be forced to eliminate.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Mar 19, 2018 at 7:20 pm

digital3d, Cineworld has had it’s own Unlimited Movie Pass for years. Moviepass will soon be history when AMC and Regal both pull out of that stupid scheme. AMC will start one as well and you will pay twice, or not at all.

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Al Alvarez commented about Landmark at 57 West on Mar 19, 2018 at 7:15 pm

bigjoe, didn’t you notice about fifteen condos going up in the area on the way there?

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Al Alvarez commented about Margate Twin Cinema on Mar 14, 2018 at 7:22 pm

This theatre was simply not on State Road 7 and was never run by United Artists.

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Al Alvarez commented about Radio City Music Hall on Mar 13, 2018 at 8:23 pm

If you look at the Wikileaks entry, “KING KONG” opened at 99,000 seats in NYC, (so 50,000 was more than enough). The second week dropped 50%, due to the Roosevelt bank holiday and the fact most exploitation films do just that. Still, it was a huge success.

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Al Alvarez commented about Chuan Kung Theatre on Mar 6, 2018 at 6:41 pm

Joe, if that can be confirmed, this might become the longest running movie theatre in, at least, New York history.

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Al Alvarez commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Mar 3, 2018 at 6:13 pm

True, Mike, but Cinerama presentations did not mention film stock in their ads. They were all about screen width. By 1976 there were no Cinerama screens left in NY.

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Al Alvarez commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Mar 3, 2018 at 9:52 am

The 1976 Rivoli run was advertised as being in 70mm.

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Al Alvarez commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Mar 2, 2018 at 10:12 pm

“2001” was not really Cinerama at all, anyway. If you want to compare three-strip “BROTHERS GRIMM” at the Capitol to other older films at the STRAND and the BROADWAY in three-strip Cinerama film presentations, then you may have a case to discuss screen size.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Feb 23, 2018 at 5:03 pm

bigjoe, it is listed;

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/20079j

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Feb 17, 2018 at 8:29 pm

At that rate, adjusted for inflation, it would end on par with “MEN IN BLACK”.