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It’s not the middle of nowhere, but you can see see it from there.
You’re welcome Terrywade. Fox was already at the Rivoli with the 70MM Roadshow “Hello Dolly” at the same time.
Thanks Mike, makes sense, I checked and “Riot” did move from The Selwyn’s first week to the Liberty for another three weeks, both Brandt’s and never found it at the Amsterdam.
“Riot” opened January 15, 1969 at the Selwyn 42nd St. BUT 42nd Street was notorious for opening pictures at one theatre and then moving to another the next week, so it could have played The Amsterdam. Can you tell if it’s the main feature or the bottom of the double bill?
35MM & Dolby Stereo. According to opening day ad Paramount didn’t strike any 70MM prints in the NY area.
It’s on page 14
Ya learn something new everyday. No idea, but I know the Broadway community and I’m sure that policy was very short lived.
Just re-checked and this triple feature indeed opened on June 28, 1972 as posted per the New York Times.
Owned by The Independent Film Channel, an American cable television network, which also has an IFC Films division which produces independent films for theatrical release.
Was any reason given for the demolition? What were they thinking?
Hey Mike, I went back and checked the phone numbers in ads for movies playing at Embassy 1 and New Embassy 46th Street and they matched.
The Bayshore Cinema and The Bayshore Drive-In were considered two separate theaters with separate managers, staff and bookings.
paul baar check the photo section here.
Closing notice in photo section.
Nominated for 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture, winning Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Peggy Ashcroft & Best Music, Original Score.
I posted the time table for The Times in photos for June 19 & August 28. It appears there are 15 screens. Some titles like Batman are on two screens but appear together and some features share a screen. If you check the first show of the day it comes to 15.
Paul baar, each theater has a photo section. Next to the comments tab there is a photo tab. The photo is on page 10.
Congrats on a great article Bob, and for an even greater career. Thank you for sharing your memories of “The Music Hall”, and thank you for helping me make memories of my own from front row balcony to center orchestra. I’m sure you were up there on my many visits. Sounds like you have a cool book in you.
Nominated for 10 Academy Awards. Winner of 3 including Best Picture.
Hey Tom, doing a fast search, when each of those films listed opened, Syosset and The 150 were presenting either a Roadshow or Exclusive Engagement. Each Beatle film opened through out the Island.
Agree great 3-D Blu-ray. First scene has an airplane wing that pops out of the screen too.
It was so bitter cold waiting outside on line for the 10PM show Mr. Coppola supplied hot Pea Soup to warm the sold out crowd.
Comfortably Cool (great ads, truly appreciated, thanks!) and I have posted various ads where genuine Oscar winning movie stars would jump in a car and spend opening weekends touring theaters that have opened their picture. Way before my time, but I would have been there front row and center.
Who would expect to meet Shirley MacLaine at a Drive-in in upstate NY on Thanksgiving night? (ad in photo section) Or have Bob Hope and Lucille Ball show up at my neighborhood theater on Saturday night? Has anyone have any stories, or experience, or maybe their parents stories with these personal appearances?
“Someone long ago told me that this was the first commercially viable 2-screen theatre in the US. I believe it was Abe Geller, the architect, but I’m not sure.”
The Architects were Abraham W. Geller & Ben Schlanger
with Consulting Architect John T. Briggs. They might have been twins but the management treated them as two
independent theaters with separate entrances, marquees, lounges and lobbies.