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cmbussmann commented about City Cinemas Village East on Jul 26, 2017 at 2:29 pm

Dunkirk in 70mm at Village East was quite impressive.

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cmbussmann commented about New York, NY - Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema on Lower East Side will close next year on May 19, 2017 at 10:43 am

Bummer. I always liked the Sunshine and wish they’d been able to get that food/booze license.

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cmbussmann commented about Center Cinemas on Mar 27, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Walked by here yesterday. Sad to see it just sitting empty. If they weren’t going to repurpose or demolish the building, why void the lease? They could still be showing movies!

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cmbussmann commented about PlayStation Theater on Jan 26, 2017 at 10:08 am

1995-02-03 … IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (4) (DTS)

Who would’ve ever guessed then that John Carpenter would perform live music in the same venue and even perform that very score?

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cmbussmann commented about Flatbush Pavilion on Jan 19, 2017 at 4:16 pm

What’s gonna happen to this place now that American Apparel has gone belly-up? I hope whoever moves in next restores the marquee.

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cmbussmann commented about Brooklyn Heights Cinema I & II on Jan 13, 2017 at 11:07 am

The quest to relocate the Brooklyn Heights Cinema appears to be over. An interview with the owner gives a nice history of the place but states that his aim to re-open has been dashed by NYC’s insane real estate costs:

http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82571

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cmbussmann commented about New York, NY - Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema: Why New York Cinephiles Could Lose a ‘Crown Jewel’ on Dec 13, 2016 at 1:04 pm

In NYC terms, they most definitely are.

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cmbussmann commented about Oneonta, NY - Oneonta Theatre plans farewell bash, seeks new owner on Oct 30, 2016 at 12:29 pm

Saw Pulp Fiction in theater two, upstairs. And most of the Star Wars re-releases in theater one. Both rooms had issues with sound and obstructed views but it was still a cool place and I miss seeing movies there. Maybe someone can save it?

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cmbussmann commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 6, 2016 at 9:44 am

Not a day goes by where I don’t miss the Ziegfeld.

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cmbussmann commented about Paris Theatre on Sep 3, 2016 at 4:41 pm

4K restoration of Howard’s End at The Paris looks and sounds amazing! Go see it there!

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cmbussmann commented about New York, NY - NYC's Most Incredible Old Movie Theaters on Aug 8, 2016 at 10:33 am

Kinda depressing when you consider how many of these gems have either been shuttered, demolished, or repurposed.

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cmbussmann commented about Park Theatre on Aug 3, 2016 at 10:22 am

The Park Theatre has been open continuously since 1921 according the concession operator I spoke to there the other night. Went for the 7pm screening of Star Trek Beyond. Love this theatre, a true Cinema Treasure: as old-school as it gets!

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cmbussmann commented about Metrograph on Jun 28, 2016 at 12:59 pm

Metrograph is great! Especially the balcony! Went to see House Of Traps (1982) and had a blast. Place is bit twee but I like their programs and am thus far quite satisfied.

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cmbussmann commented about Film Forum on May 12, 2016 at 4:21 pm

No way! Those are gimmicks that belong in the cookie-cutter big box theaters only!

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cmbussmann commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Mar 17, 2016 at 2:41 pm

I read that the audio system from the Ziegfeld ended up at the newly opened Metrograph!

http://metrograph.com/about/theaters

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cmbussmann commented about Sunn Cinema on Feb 26, 2016 at 10:03 pm

The Sunn Cinema is heavily featured in the film Gas Food Lodging (1991). Fairuza Balk’s character repeatedly attends matinee’s there and even goes into the projection booth. If I find a good still, I’ll add it to the photo section.

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cmbussmann commented about Good lord on Feb 12, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Evil exists.

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cmbussmann commented about Ziegfeld demolition 02/03/2016 on Feb 5, 2016 at 10:14 am

Personally, I hate photos like this. I want to remember the Zieg in all its glory!

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cmbussmann commented about Rio Theatre on Feb 4, 2016 at 9:49 am

Visited The Rio just after New Year’s to see Patti Smith perform. It was incredible! And the venue has been nicely maintained. I snapped some photos of the marquee, ticket booth, & lobby which I will upload here shortly.

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cmbussmann commented about Balboa Theatre on Feb 4, 2016 at 8:11 am

Added two lobby photos from Dec. 2015.

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cmbussmann commented about Balboa Theatre on Feb 3, 2016 at 9:46 pm

Saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens during my X-Mas sojourn in SF. It’s a fantastic neighborhood theatre with a great, congenial staff. Loved the experience!

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cmbussmann commented about Times Square Theatre on Feb 3, 2016 at 2:21 pm

Still from the movie “Times Square” (Moyle, 1980).

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cmbussmann commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 1, 2016 at 11:50 am

If anyone has an image of the Ziegfeld marquee from the run of Times Square (opened 10/22/80), please post it or contact me.

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cmbussmann commented about Cooperstown Theatre on Jan 29, 2016 at 2:45 pm

The New York State Historical Association Library in Cooperstown is hosting a small exhibit detailing Smalley’s history in Cooperstown; they also house the theatre’s archive (1921-1955 only). I took several pictures and added them here.

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cmbussmann commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 29, 2016 at 1:04 pm

Can’t stomach the thought of the Ziegfeld being gutted. An absolute shame!