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Comfortably Cool commented about Loew's 72nd Street Theatre on Jun 22, 2018 at 7:15 pm

This was the last preview ever held at Loew’s 72nd Street, which closed forever after the last complete show on New Year’s Eve (December 31st). By that time, the program had changed to “The World of Suzie Wong” and a color featurette.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Warren Theatre on Jun 22, 2018 at 3:16 pm

The drawing erases neighbors. Due to a pre-existing building, the Warner had a narrow entrance on the boardwalk, and patrons walked through two lobby sections before reaching the auditorium.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Loew's Oriental Theatre on Jun 22, 2018 at 3:03 pm

Miff Mandae & His Orchestra provided the musical background.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts on Jun 22, 2018 at 2:59 pm

Was the photo licensed from Getty Images? Their imprint is conspicuous near the center of the image.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Colorized 1955 photo via the Old Images of New York Facebook page. on Jun 21, 2018 at 9:18 pm

It may look “colorized” through frequent copying over the years, but I believe the photo was originally in color. I’m sure it has turned up before at CT, though maybe for another theatre listing or in cropped versions.

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Comfortably Cool commented about RKO Albee Theatre on Jun 21, 2018 at 5:07 pm

“Soul Soldier” was originally released in 1970 as “The Red, White, and Black.”

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Comfortably Cool commented about Crown Theatre on Jun 21, 2018 at 2:16 pm

The Crown was John Eberson’s very first project in Chicago, with an opening date of September 5th, 1909, according to an article by architectural historian T. P. Luna.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Loew's Paradise Theatre on Jun 20, 2018 at 8:31 pm

Might be this Paradise in Brooklyn. Can we expect a Texas cowboy to know the difference between the Bronx and Brooklyn? Check here

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Comfortably Cool commented about Loew's Paradise Theatre on Jun 20, 2018 at 8:12 pm

The illustration was perfectly matched to the surrounding d├ęcor of the auditorium.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jun 20, 2018 at 7:38 pm

Reason for uploading this twice?

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Comfortably Cool commented about RKO Proctor's Theatre on Jun 20, 2018 at 7:31 pm

Entrance in the shadow of a nearby building, with marquee listing “The Shrike” with Jose Ferrer as main feature.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jun 19, 2018 at 9:25 pm

Previously uploaded here on June 1st

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Comfortably Cool commented about RKO Keith's Theatre on Jun 19, 2018 at 9:18 pm

This was during the opening season of the New York World’s Fair at nearby Flushing Meadows.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Fine Arts Theatre on Jun 19, 2018 at 8:39 pm

An actual ad for the Fine Arts booking of the B&W drama, which by that time had won two major awards from the British Film Academy. Simone Signoret went on to win a Hollywood ‘Oscar’ for her performance.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Loew's State Theatre on Jun 18, 2018 at 9:46 pm

The “most important engagement” in the State’s history until the next one came along.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Ritz Theatre on Jun 18, 2018 at 7:18 pm

According to a caption on the back of this photo, the theatre was demolished to make way for the ultra-modern Comerford. Which suggests that the Comerford was a new building and not a revamp of Poli’s.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Broadway Theatre on Jun 17, 2018 at 4:51 pm

The feature’s standard-ratio “prologue” was projected from the booth at the rear of the balcony.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Uptown Theatre on Jun 17, 2018 at 2:36 pm

Petition update suggests such depressing images are not helping the preservation campaign

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Comfortably Cool commented about Fox Theatre on Jun 15, 2018 at 5:02 pm

The theatre was fully modernized after a partial collapse of the auditorium’s ceiling above the balcony.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Loew's Orpheum Theatre on Jun 15, 2018 at 4:12 pm

And with two B&W revivals on screen.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Fox Theatre on Jun 15, 2018 at 2:36 pm

Betty Grable AND Lana Turner among them!

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Comfortably Cool commented about UA Astoria Sixplex on Jun 15, 2018 at 1:20 pm

Although Astoria nor Queens never had a drive-in theatre, an attempt to re-create that movie-going experience will be held in the parking lot of Astoria Park this weekend. More details here

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Comfortably Cool commented about Roxy Theatre on Jun 13, 2018 at 6:53 pm

A block east at Radio City Music Hall, the B&W “Madame Curie” with Greer Garson & Walter Pidgeon was the screen attraction, with resident company providing the holiday stage festivities.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Uptown Theater on Jun 13, 2018 at 4:40 pm

Sky effects were exaggerated in the processing of the photo.

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Comfortably Cool commented about RKO Madison Theatre on Jun 13, 2018 at 2:34 pm

Madison was the first theatre visited that day.