Comments from Al Alvarez

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Nov 20, 2017 at 3:16 pm

bigjoe59, the studio announced an expected $110 million opening. That figure was low based on other recent Batman films opening at results much higher than that. The resulting $94 million opening is therefore considered a ‘stumble’.

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Al Alvarez commented about Kings Theatre on Nov 16, 2017 at 6:54 pm

I don’t know, “THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER” sounds pretty Brooklyn to me.

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Al Alvarez commented about Hollywood Theatre on Nov 13, 2017 at 3:44 pm

That would be the Liberty, robboehm.

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Al Alvarez commented about Hollywood Theatre on Nov 12, 2017 at 6:40 pm

The big three Broadway landlords are thrilled at the lack of competition. They would want no part of this theatre as it might lower ticket prices. That is why still have huge shut down theatre space on 42nd street.

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Al Alvarez commented about Beekman Theatre on Nov 10, 2017 at 6:48 am

Garth, “THE LAST WAVE” opened at the original single screen Beekman, not this one.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Nov 8, 2017 at 8:16 pm

ridethectrain, can you please try English. I have no idea what you are trying to say in your last four posts.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Nov 1, 2017 at 7:19 pm

Unless it is a Nolan, short attention span digital slide show, with muddled mono dialogue, deafening noise and loud music interludes designed to keep audiences awake. Then I stay home and avoid all movie theatres for a while.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Nov 1, 2017 at 12:42 pm

moviebuff82, SDDS is (was?)a sound system.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Oct 31, 2017 at 1:17 pm

The inaudible dialogue issue is not a theatre adjustment problem. They problems continue on the Blu-Ray versions. It is a sound mixing poor production value issue. Most theatres have experienced technicians who visit and check for presentation quality. Perhaps this standard level of checks and balances has been cut down.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Oct 29, 2017 at 2:35 pm

Alpine, how many people were in the audience at each showing? Larger crowds absorb sound.

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Al Alvarez commented about Roxy Theatre on Oct 23, 2017 at 6:09 pm

The Rivoli was twinned in 1981.

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Al Alvarez commented about Criterion Theatre on Oct 19, 2017 at 6:19 pm

“THE OMEN” opened at the National in 1976. The Criterion became a five-plex in 1980. “DIVINE MADNESS” opened there after the ‘plexing’. In 1981 it became a six-plex. In 1991 it became a seven-plex.

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Al Alvarez commented about Criterion Theatre on Oct 16, 2017 at 12:56 pm

Some of those older cinema screens had space behind them for giant speakers on what appeared to be a stage but the area was actually only about five feet deep. When the curved screen was installed for “South Pacific” they probably removed some front seats to accommodate the screen curvature.

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Al Alvarez commented about Criterion Theatre on Oct 14, 2017 at 7:35 pm

It opened on February 4 and played until June 23, 1970. 16 or 17 weeks.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Oct 12, 2017 at 6:36 pm

More updates to this false story and the false petition it spurned. http://gothamist.com/2017/10/12/bed_bugs_movies_nyc.php

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Oct 11, 2017 at 8:22 pm

There has been one single official incident reported against this theatre in 2012. None before or after.

http://bedbugregistry.com/location/NY/11232-2814/New-York/234%2042nd%20St

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Oct 11, 2017 at 6:45 pm

You are going to have to scroll her FB feed. I have no idea how you link an individual post, but there are several making fun of her. I go to this theatre often and although they have many other problems, I have never seen or experienced bugs of any kind.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Oct 11, 2017 at 5:48 pm

By the way, why would you start petitions against a business based on hearsay instead of personal experience?

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Oct 11, 2017 at 5:43 pm

I am pretty each auditorium does not have different carpeting. AMC their carpets custom made and buys them in bulk. If you check ‘yelp!’ you will find almost every theatre and hotel in NYC has a bed bug complaint. You yourself started the rumors about AMC 34th Street. The boyfriend (husband, actually)gave her the photos so is not sure where he was. Also, after discovering the bites, he went back and finished watching the movie. Even her friends on FB are calling her post BS.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Oct 11, 2017 at 4:52 pm

Allegations are not proof, and I have yet to see a single photo of a bed bug at this theatre. The recent photos on Facebook you linked to are not on this theatre’s carpeting. Where did Jessica discover her bed bugs photos if it happened to her boyfriend and not her? Also, this is the second time, she says. Hmmnn!

As a district manager for a theatre chain in NYC I used to get numerous calls every year claiming that if I did not supply them a yearly free pass for their mysterious bites,(bed bugs, fleas, rats, mice, ticks, spiders) they would call the press and trash our theatre. I assume the same still happens today, hence my skepticism.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Oct 11, 2017 at 12:31 pm

That’s a link to your petition.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Oct 11, 2017 at 12:13 pm

None have proof and different theatres have your petition. What is the proof? All I have ever seen is an insect rash photo that could have occurred anywhere from anything, including hives.

I have no reason to defend AMC, but these stories all seem like nonsense and you should not spread them unless you have first hand knowledge. Theatres in NYC often get fleas and fruit flies. This easily solved by cleaning and pest control, not by renovations.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Oct 11, 2017 at 11:21 am

The only reports on google seem to come from you. I worked in the industry for 34 years. In spite of thousands of urban legends and theatre reputations damaged, I never saw a single bed bug in a theatre. I suggest you show proof before starting any new petitions since bed bugs in NYC are rare in October and you may be promoting a silly conspiracy.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Oct 11, 2017 at 10:56 am

Oh, wait. It’s you!

digital3d on August 24, 2016 at 3:11 pm

Please consider signing my petition: https://www.change.org/p/get-most-nyc-advance-screening-away-from-amc-34th-st

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Oct 11, 2017 at 10:52 am

Here is the same guy who also claims the AMC 34th street has bed bugs. https://www.change.org/p/get-most-nyc-advance-screening-away-from-amc-34th-st

Perhaps Martin Samoylov is a carier or unhappy that AMC won’t give him freebies every time he complains.