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Stage show devised by Earl Carroll, returning to Broadway after the bankruptcy of his namesake theatre.
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.
Gilyon Amusement also operated the Palace Theatre in Corona and the Newtown in Elmhurst.
February 22nd was then the annual date for the national holiday known as “George Washington’s Birthday.”
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).
Pitkin listed in section with “Undercurrent” as top feature.
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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Thanks to Will Ellis for uploading these graphic photos of the interior of Loew’s 46th Street before the wreckers moved in.
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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.
“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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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
Photo at lower right shows line ending three blocks away on 5th Avenue.
Successor to the Capitol Theatre described here
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.”
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.
Wreaths on side walls included credit to Chase Banking Services.
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.”
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.
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).