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I heard that there isn’t a suitable loading dock for the Times Square for legit shows. The city won’t allow a dock to be built on 42nd St and there is nowhere in the back on 43rd. I still say Disney should El Capitan it and show their blockbusters there only instead of the multiplexes down the street, at least for a few weeks.
Gee hotwaterbottle the link worked for me… Simple cut and paste and presto and perhaps there are vets here who might be interested.
‘Thank You For Your Service’: AMC Theatres giving free tickets to veterans, active-duty military
Free tickets valid for Oct. 26 showing of new film…
A day before the new movie “Thank You For Your Service” opens in theaters nationwide, veterans and active-duty military will be able to see it first for free.
Universal Pictures, the studio behind “Thank You For Your Service,” and AMC Theatres, which operates hundreds of cinemas across the United States, are offering 10,000 free tickets to servicemembers this week.
The film, written and directed by the writer of 2014’s “American Sniper,” stars Miles Teller as one of several American soldiers returning home from Iraq and trying to blend back into civilian life. “Thank You For Your Service” is set to open nationwide on Oct. 27.
A free ticket will be given to the first 25 servicemembers who show a valid military ID at each AMC theater on Thursday Oct. 26. The tickets will be valid for preview screenings of the film scheduled for 7 p.m. on Oct. 26.
“We are honored that up to 10,000 U.S. veterans and active servicemembers will be among the first to experience this riveting film,“ said Universal Pictures Executive Vice President Jim Orr in a press release.
Directed by Jason Hall and based on the book by David Finkel, “Thank You For Your Service” also stars Amy Schumer, Joe Cole and Haley Bennett.
Call ahead to your local AMC theater to see if it’s participating.
Clint Davis covers entertainment and trending news topics for the Scripps National Desk. Copyright 2017 Scripps Media, Inc.
I would agree Ed, but with the introduction of LED signs on marquees at The Amsterdam and The Music Box, it eliminates the need for expensive painted plastics for each engagement and they can advertise other shows at their theaters at the same time. I wonder if they will try do something if they can.
SpongeBob SquarePants The Musical begins previews on November 6, 2017 and opens December 4, 2017 for an opened engagement. So as long as this show is playing here, nothing will happen.
Now that is one great marquee.
They were right next door. If you stood facing The Criterion, the entrance and marquee were to the left. The theaters were up on the second floor next to each other. When MTV was using their studios live at One Astor Plaza, you could see their marquee across the street. Here is a shot of the marquee when they did a revival of “1776”.
edblank, in the 90’s the owners of The Criterion built two theaters in empty space in the building (some say the old Bonds space) calling them The Criterion Center Stage Right & Left. One had 499 seats which is the least amount to be deemed a Broadway House and considered for Tony Awards. The second, a 399 seat house was considered Off-Broadway. Roundabout used the theater for many major productions. This theater was separate from the Criterion Theater, by then a multiplex.
If they installed a curved screen it was before Sept 26, 1980 because “Divine madness” indeed opened in 70MM here. Opening day ad in photo section.
vindanpar “Patton” did Roadshow until June 24,1970 where it moved across the street to the Astor and uptown at the UA East as part of a Flagship Theatre expansion. It was replaced by Fox’s “Myra Breckinridge”.
You should move your opening day ad up next to this shot.
That tradition of not revealing the preview title ended years ago but everyone still called it a sneak preview.
It seems 1975 was a big year for the Quad and porn. Almost every week they had at least one screen. In September they had two of four screens running. I can’t imagine the headache of showing hardcore porn with no one under 21 admitted right next door to PG features. Two ads in photo section.
Restoration engagement opening day ad on page 4.
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.