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bshapiro commented about Avenue A Theater on Aug 20, 2009 at 4:09 am

That would be the Loews Hollywood, see the listing with photos on this site. And there’s a link to a photo from when it was operating.

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bshapiro commented about Loew's Canal Theatre on Jun 18, 2009 at 4:34 pm

Glad to hear that, thanks for the correction Luis.

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bshapiro commented about Loew's Canal Theatre on Jun 14, 2009 at 11:27 am

This from a blog article about Chinatown development…True?

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“When walking through Chinatown, new buildings are popping up left and right while older buildings are at the same time being knocked down. One building in particular was an incredible historic relic that was in pristine condition before it was destroyed last year. The Loews Canal Theatre, which served as a movie theatre, was built in 1927. It was in business well into the 1970’s until its eventual closure in 1980. It could have become a truly interesting piece of Chinatown’s "Historic Chinatown” segment of the area to be created but instead it was demolished to make room for a luxury condominium building."

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bshapiro commented about Film Forum on Jun 9, 2009 at 12:34 pm

I agree with all the comments about screen size at FF. But with real estate prices the way they are in Manhattan, I’m sure the staff had a business plan for costs/size that would allow them to do what they do. They are a non-profit after all, and seem to be a well run one at that. And for all the sell-out shows, I’ve also been to many sparsely attended in those small theaters.

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bshapiro commented about Theatre 80 St. Marks on Jun 9, 2009 at 1:42 am

I went there just a few times before it closed, and remember the first time especially: “what the hell, this is 16mm rear projection!”

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bshapiro commented about Avenue A Theater on Jun 9, 2009 at 1:20 am

In 1929 the existing buildings on this block were demolished to erect two apartment blocks called Ageloff Towers, still standing, that have some nice deco details.