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boger commented about Bleecker Street Cinemas on Feb 15, 2005 at 11:29 am

Gerald A. DeLuca, you’re absolutely correct. It was “Le Million” that I saw, directed by Rene Clair, not Renoir.

boger commented about Bleecker Street Cinemas on Feb 11, 2005 at 12:38 pm

I remember both Carnegie Hall Cinema and Bleecker Street Cinema with great fondness. I used to go to these two theaters on a regular basis back in the late 70’s. It was great. You could see films there you could see no where else in NY. “Big Deal on Madonna Street.” “The Bicycle Thief.” “Blowup.” “Le MIllionaire (Renoir). I saw all these films either at the Bleecker or Carnegie. Lots of silent films. Chaplin. At the Carnegie I remember there was once an organist present to accompany a silent film. If memeory serves me right, Chaplin died around Christmastime 1977. Some of my family was in NY and Bleecker Street Cinema was showing a Chaplin film. We all went. At first, I would just get up and go to the movies. No lines and the theaters were only half filled at most. Price was something like either $1.25 or $1.50. A newletter was started but only a few issues ever came out. Great time in my life.