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Ed….i will try to get permission to upload some of the photos, they are now part of the collection of the Film Study Center at MoMA. Good news is that right now they are projecting many of them in the Titus galleries at MoMA which are outside the Titus 1 theatre. They opened this on Thursday and it should run for a while….
great stuff. having worked on a photo project in early 2000’s I have a nice continuation of photos that show: the old nova marquee (with an announcement of a wyclef concert and its last movie posters…Undisputed and fear dot com); the marquees removal revealing more bunny ornamentation; then the removal of that stone ornamentation and finally the whitewashing of the exterior and placement of 99cent sign; and eventual removal of the uppermost bunnies and bunny name. made barely recognizable in less than ten years after standing so many.
great story joot29. i lived up there for 8 years in late 1990s-2000’s and remember the blackout if 2003(or was it 04)…different times
I loved this theatre…well, better put, I love it now. As a kid, it was just one of the theatres I could walk to and at times it had films I wanted to see. It’s only with hindsight that I realize how important it was to me. So glad its still standing and really hoping that some good come to it. I remember my mother taking me to see Apocalypse Now as an 12 yr old, but mostly I remember seeing The Breakfast Club there, maybe 6 times. At that time, if you went on a week night (not sure which) they gave you a free ticket for the next week. That movie was popular enough (in general and with my girlfriend and I) that it played for several weeks and we went week after week….at times we may have been the only ones in the theatre. Of course, we did not complain one bit about that!