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And how many people who didn’t have the dedication and pride in their work that our friend Pete has would’ve simply cancelled that show?
During their Lafayette years, Pete and Nelson were directly responsible for some of the most memorable movie screenings I’ve ever attended.
The Ramapo Arts Center is also accessible by NJ Transit train. It’s 3 blocks away from the Spring Valley station, on the Pascack Valley line (a different line than the one that takes you to Suffern).
I hope the Classics series finds a new home, but it’s sad to think that the Citizen Kane show I attended on 6/4 was my last classic movie at the beautiful Lafayette, and I never knew it. It was a great 13-year run.
Time for my annual post remembering the one and only time I saw a movie at the Capitol. 48 years ago today: “2001: A Space Odyssey”.
Thanks, Michael. It was a great 46 year run, and we’re all grateful to you, Al Alvarez, Howard B. Haas and others for documenting it.
The Lafayette gave a perfect DCP presentation of Singin' in the Rain yesterday, and for only $3. I was especially impressed with the brightness of the image. Pete and Nelson would have been proud. Looking forward to their showing of Citizen Kane on June 4th.
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Hi Bill: I have a photocopy of that page from the Bergen Record on microfilm. I can send you the image if you give me your e-mail address.
Last movie to play the Rivoli: “Across the Great Divide”. This ad is from the day the fire broke out. I must have seen about 200 movies at the Rivoli between 1963 and 1977.
The fire broke out in the early morning hours of January 9, 1977. The theater never really reopened. The Williams Center Cinemas came along in 1982, in the basement of the Rivoli, but it was never the same.
I just posted two images in Photos about the lobby fire that closed the Rivoli on January 9, 1977. The last movie to play the Rivoli was “Across the Great Divide”. How I would’ve loved to see “Star Wars”, which came out later that year, at the Rivoli.
Check out the funny typo in this 1976 ad for the Orangeburg Theatre (in Photos section). Rock star, actor, inventor of a famous knife.
Check out the funny typo in this 1976 ad for the Orangeburg Theatre. Rock star, actor, inventor of a famous knife.
I guess Radio City will be getting all the premieres now, since there’s no more Ziegfeld.
rcdt55b: please tell us about it tomorrow!
Howard: that was in response to bigjoe59 asking for the TV listings for a certain day in 1950. Nothing to do with the Ziegfeld, but I didn’t know how else to post the image so he could see it.
I’d like to add 1974’s “That’s Entertainment” to the list. Somehow that movie was a perfect fit for the Ziegfeld. A year later, “Tommy” gave the Ziegfeld’s sound system a spectacular workout the likes of which it would never have again.
I took Mike’s advice and watched “Marooned” on TCM yesterday, making believe I was seeing it in the Ziegfeld.
Joe, I envy you seeing Ryan’s Daughter at the Ziegfeld. Of all the great movies that played there, that’s the biggest one that got away from me. I finally got to see it in 70mm at the Walter Reade Theater in 2012, but there’s only one Ziegfeld.
I posted the NYC TV listings for that date in 1950 in the Photos section of the Ziegfeld page, but I couldn’t find the name of the movie.
I think the show I attended was in the same Universal series, so it was 1997. Later that week I saw Jaws and The Blues Brothers at Radio City, but Psycho had the biggest audience. A year earlier there was a WB series with Bonnie and Clyde, The Exorcist (another sellout), My Fair Lady, etc. No reason why Radio City can’t do something like this again, now that we’ve lost the Ziegfeld.
I always thought an arrangement similar to the classics-only program that saved the Egyptian Theatre in LA (American Cinematheque) could have saved the Ziegfeld. I attended three TCM Road to Hollywood shows at the Ziegfeld in three different years – All About Eve, To Kill a Mockingbird and Cabaret – and all seats were filled for all three shows. Admission was free, but I’ll bet 99.9% of the people there would’ve gladly payed full price.
Also remembering a weeknight showing of Psycho (I forget the year – early 2000s?) that literally filled Radio City Music Hall. That audience is still out there.
NYer, how’d you get this ad if all the papers were on strike? Thanks for posting it.
Finally got the dates for the 12-film Kirk Douglas/Burt Lancaster double features in 1986:
9/26/1986 Paths of Glory/From Here to Eternity9/27/1986 Birdman of Alcatraz/I Walk Alone9/28/1986 Elmer Gantry/Along the Great Divide9/29/1986 Ace in the Hole/Sweet Smell of Success9/30/1986 Lust for Life/The Professionals10/1/1986 Detective Story/The Crimson Pirate
Kirk and Burt’s last film together, Tough Guys, opened at the Ziegfeld in 70mm on 10/3/1986.
The title blocked by the word Sample is “The Crimson Pirate”.