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Comfortably Cool commented about Paramount Theatre on Feb 24, 2018 at 10:33 am

Stage show devised by Earl Carroll, returning to Broadway after the bankruptcy of his namesake theatre.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Loew's Oriental Theatre on Feb 23, 2018 at 7:22 am

If you mean the trade journal Motion Picture News, yes! But depends on what theatres you’re interested in. Some might never have been covered.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Ditmars Theatre on Feb 21, 2018 at 10:52 am

Gilyon Amusement also operated the Palace Theatre in Corona and the Newtown in Elmhurst.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Roxy Theatre on Feb 21, 2018 at 9:53 am

February 22nd was then the annual date for the national holiday known as “George Washington’s Birthday.”

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Comfortably Cool commented about Loew's Lexington Theatre on Feb 20, 2018 at 8:31 am

Lexington listed in section with “Kim,” which had been part of the Christmas 1950 presentation at Radio City Music Hall. “Happy Holiday Shows” in this ad were for George Washington’s Birthday, then celebrated nationally on its own (February 22nd).

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Comfortably Cool commented about Loew's Pitkin Theatre on Feb 20, 2018 at 8:14 am

Pitkin listed in section with “Undercurrent” as top feature.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Roxy Theatre on Feb 18, 2018 at 9:40 am

Since the hit stage play “Chicago” had already been filmed as a silent, 20th-Fox changed the focus to the main character, a tough-as-nails floozie on trial for murder. Who knew that an audacious musical version was well into the future?

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Comfortably Cool commented about Bow-Tie Port Washington Cinemas on Feb 18, 2018 at 8:28 am

Have you tried contacting New York Theatre Organ Society at , or by phone at 845-457-5393?

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Comfortably Cool commented about Loew's 46th Street Theatre on Feb 17, 2018 at 10:38 am

Thanks to Will Ellis for uploading these graphic photos of the interior of Loew’s 46th Street before the wreckers moved in. Click here to view

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Comfortably Cool commented about Westchester Theatre (circa 1904) on Feb 17, 2018 at 10:21 am

The name across the front says Westchester Theate, but I can’t swear that the photo shows the theatre listed here. Historian Michael Miller’s “Theatres of the Bronx” has no listing for a Westchester Theatre, with an original or subequent name. But he did note that Westchester Avenue had some early cinemas for which he couldn’t find sufficient information to include them on the list.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Feb 16, 2018 at 9:37 am

“Boys' Night Out” eventually opened in NYC at neither Loew’s Capitol or the Sutton, but at the Victoria Theatre and Guild 50th on June 21st.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Kings Theatre on Feb 16, 2018 at 7:08 am

Meanwhile, out on the street in front of the Kings Theatre, hordes of residents were protesting deplorable living conditions in projects run by NYC’s Housing Authority.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Circle Theatre on Feb 16, 2018 at 6:40 am

The ground site is currently occupied by the corner entrance to the Time-Warner Shopping Center at the intersection of Broadway and West 60th Street. A distinctive marquee for Jazz at Lincoln Center marks the spot 24/7.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 16, 2018 at 6:24 am

“Strike Me Pink” and the 3-D short were also being shown simultaneously in Times Square at Loew’s State, with support from vaudeville with Earl Hines & Orchestra top billed. The Eddie Cantor comedy was direct from its world premiere engagement (with stage revue) at Radio City Music Hall.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 14, 2018 at 11:32 am

Supporting fare included an MGM novelty in 3-D, which could be watched with free viewers distributed at entrance. The Laurel & Hardy comedy was standard B&W.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Winter Garden Theatre on Feb 14, 2018 at 10:41 am

Later that month, the Winter Garden closed for removal of movie equipment and much needed refurbishment of its stage facilities. It re-opened in September with “Hold Your Horses,” a musical comedy with the legendary Joe Cook, and remained in the “legit” fold until 1945, when movies returned for about two years.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Kings Theatre on Feb 14, 2018 at 6:55 am

Mayor Bill de Blasio gave his annual “State of the City” speech at the Kings Theatre last night. Complete video coverage with many views of the auditorium can be seen here

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Comfortably Cool commented about Radio City Music Hall on Feb 14, 2018 at 6:32 am

Photo at lower right shows line ending three blocks away on 5th Avenue.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Feb 13, 2018 at 12:56 pm

Successor to the Capitol Theatre described here

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Comfortably Cool commented about Paramount Theatre on Feb 13, 2018 at 8:47 am

Vic Damone died on Sunday (2/11/2018) at age 89. His idol and role model Frank Sinatra once said that the younger crooner had “the best pipes in the business.”

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Comfortably Cool commented about Paramount Theatre on Feb 13, 2018 at 8:29 am

At age 19, the promising vocalist made his debut at the Paramount Theatre on December 24th, 1947, as part of the Christmas holiday presentation with a Bob Hope comedy on screen. Damone, who’d previously worked as an usher at the Paramount, is shown here admiring the signage.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Radio City Music Hall on Feb 12, 2018 at 11:17 am

Wreaths on side walls included credit to Chase Banking Services.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Roxy Theatre on Feb 12, 2018 at 10:32 am

This was the world premiere under the title of “Head Over Heels In Love,” but the B&W feature had previously opened in Great Britain in January as “Head Over Heels.”

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Comfortably Cool commented about Academy of Music on Feb 12, 2018 at 10:18 am

Academy of Music listed in Skouras section at bottom right. Some of the key Skouras theatres were “pooled” with the RKO circuit, which had a financial stake in the holding company comprised of the Skouras, Randforce, and Prudential chains.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Roxy Theatre on Feb 12, 2018 at 9:55 am

The British-made musical debuted on the national holiday honoring the birth of Abraham Lincoln (since combined with that of George Washington’s into “Presidents' Day” and celebrated on a flexible date in February).