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Thanks Chuck! Your name will be displayed! It will be posted on 6/22
Chuck, is it okay if I add your link above to my film blog. I was out in CA. just a week ago and came across the Cinema 1 theater (and the Fox California). I am looking to post some of my own photos on my blog next week and would like to add a link to your great photos.
Below is my blog
Attached is a 1975 photo I took of the Lyric and other marquees. This was previously posted here a few years ago however also attached are a couple of more recent photos of The Hilton.
Here are some exterior and interior photos I took of the Tampa Theater.
Photos I took of the New Amsterdam late 1970’s and 2008
Photo I took from 1976
Attached are some photos I took.
Thanks Peter K – I am posting photos I took, of different theaters every month, from around the country. Please check back.
Here’s a photo I took of the Oriental back in 1977.
Photofrom November 2007
Here’s a photo of the Loew’s Stat 1 & @ taken in 1976
Would you mind if I used your add of Gold of Naples or La Fuga ads on my blog? It’s an movie website and one of my sections is dedicated to classic movies theaters anchored by photos I have taken. With the 60th anniversary of the Paris coming up next week I am adding this theater to the blog and thought the ads would be a good illustration. Here’s a link.
Thanks Warren, for the photos of the Oriental. I grew up in Bensonshurst on 81st and 18th Ave so I was only a few blocks away. Many Saturday afternoons were spent there. Saw Jerry Lewis live there also i hte early 60’s
The Oriental was a terrific theater. I grew up six blocks from it and saw many films there. Hercules with Steve Reeves,Visit To A Small Planet, Tarzan The Magnificant, Thief of Bagdad, Wakiest Ship In The Army, Cinderfella, The Cardinal, The Commancheros,Exodus, Guns of Navarone, Von Ryan’s Express,King of Kings, Hey Let’s Twist, Mad Dog Cole, Morgan The Pirate, GI Blues,Blue Hawaii, Of Human Bondage (Kim Novak verison), Amorous Adventures fo Moll Flanders, Five Easy Pieces, In Like Flint, The Train, Stagecoach (1966), Reds and many others. Last fil m I saw there was Leagl Eagelsin 1986.
I remember well when the The Godfather started playing there. The crowds were around the block! The entire neighborhood went. Even my parents who had not been to a movie theater in years.
Yes Mr Feuer, Marshall’s really enhanced the district. Real upscale.
I lived in Atlanta, actually Alpharetta, for seven years in the 1990’s. My wife and I frequented this theater often. Two films we saw there were “A Man of No Importance” and “Red”. Single screen theaters just have a hard time competing with the plexs. I also think that the younger generation (college age) are not into serious films like my generation was back in the 1970’s. I grew up in NYC and we seriously discussed and argued about films. They were important, they said something, they were our art. I guess you can’t intelligently debate a movie like “Nacho Libre”. Films seems to be more disposable today. They’re in and out of theaters quickly and out on DVD before you know it. Whatever happened to long runs (10th Record Breaking Week!) and word of mouth? I like seeing films in the comfort of my home just like anyone, however, there is nothing like seeing a film, on a giant screen, in a real theater with an audience. The Times They Are Changin'
Thanks for the response. Actually, the September 1969 date makes sense to me because I was on leave from the Army prior to going to Vietnam. Still cannot visualize going to the 55th St Playhouse. Is it possible that Lonesome Cowboys played the Carnegie Hall Cinema at a later date?
Does anyone remember a movie called “Lust In the Dust” It was directed by Paul Bartel and starred Tab Hunter and Divine. Can anyone confirm if this film played here.
Spent a lot of my teen years at the Benson,(Loew’s Oriental too). Saw The Pink Panther, A Shot In The Dark, Black Sabbath,,Zulu, Die, Monster, Die and many others.
Wow! Hy Tulip! That brings back memories. We had a family tradition where every Sunday evening my Dad, no matter how bad the weather, would go to Hy Tulip and get take out (corned beef and/or pastrami sandwiches, potatoe salad and Cream soda). We then all settle in the living room, using a folding card table for the food, and watch Marlin Perkin’s “Wild Kingdom” followed by “The FBI”. Of course the ABC Sunday Movie followed.
Gerald – I probably did not see “Juilet” until sometime in 1966. I started coming into “The City” to see films sometime in ‘65 or '66. I was living in Brooklyn at the time and started coming to Manhattan to see films that rarely would make it to the outer bouroughs.
It probably was a move over as you suggest. I’ll have to get down to the library one day and search.
Gerald – I may be wrong about seeing at the LC. Can anyone confirm if it ever played here? If not, then it was the Plaza.
Just watched Cactus Flower, which I thought held up pretty good. Enjoyable. Anyway, in one scene Walter Matthau and Goldie Hawn take in a movie (Romeo and Juliet) at the Paris. Exterior and the small lobby.
57th Street has some wonderful theaters. Now execept for the Director Guild theater there is nothing. Same for Third Ave. The lone survivor being the Cinema 1, 2& 3. At the Little Carnegie I remember seeing among others Taxi Diver, Juliet of The Spirits, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex…, The Garden of the Finzi Cantinis and Stardust Memories.
AlAlvarez – I believe the 59th Street Twin (220 E 59th) was an RKO theater for a period in the 1970’s
In Woody Allen’s “Broadway Danny Rose” you get a nice view of the Rivoli as Woody crosses from the west side of Broadway (In front of Colony Records) east.