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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.
The Cove & The Shore changed shows with Aldo Ray in “The Naked And The Dead” on August 27, 1958. The Rialto changed Sept 10, 1958 with Rock Hudson in “Twilight Of The Gods” & “Kathy O”. The Regent, sort of an anti Syosset, a clean functional nondescript neighborhood movie house day and dated with Syosset until Sept 17, 1958 when Gary Cooper in “Man Of The West” came in. All the while Syosset was Roadshow.
patryan6019 click on this site’s photo section up in the blue banner and all three ads should be there.
patryan6019 You’re right August 18, 1958. Sorry.
Hi patryan6019 Are you asking which theaters on LI played ATWI80D while The Syosset played it roadshow Todd-AO? If so, according to an ad for the week of August 18, 1957, it played at The Cove in Glen Cove, The Shore in Huntington, The Regent in Bayshore and The Rialto in Patchogue. Does that help?
Opening day & anniversary ads for “Lili” in photo section.
The Exclusive Roadshow Presentation in TODD-AO of “Around The World In 80 Days” opened July 16, 1958 and played through October 30, 1958 even while the picture opened and closed at various non TODD-AO theaters around the island. It was replaced with the wide release of “The Bridge On The River Kwai” on October 31 1958.
“Cheyenne Autumn” 70MM Reserved Seat Roadshow engagement March 10, 1965- “April 12 1965”
“Mediterranean Holiday” 70MM Reserved Seat 70MM engagement April 14, 1965 until June 23rd “Sound Of Music”
“Cheyenne Autumn” ends exclusive at Syosset on Tuesday and opens all over the island the next day with the double feature “Goliath And The Sins Of Babylon” at popular prices.
Now “A Brassierless Thing Of Beauty” made me laugh out loud. Now that’s a rave!
“West Side Story” played it’s last performance January 1 1963. The theater was closed until Jan 11th, to do tech for the roadshow limited engagement of “The Wonderful World Of The Brothers Grimm” presented in CINERAMA.
And Doris is still going strong at 94!
Eery, sad, yet still gorgeous and yes, begging to be restored.
It’s very cool seeing the Grand Dame’s various logos thru the decades.
From what I can tell, the theater opened unceremoniously without an ad as a second run theater, playing such features as “Fiddler On The Roof” and “Sounder”. First show I could find was June 20,1973 with Steve McQueen in “The Getaway” and the Jack Lemmon comedy “The War Between Men and Women” and the last mainstream show was “Live & Let Die” and “Scorpio” on September 26, 1973. The next week they went “X” although softcore, with “All The Loving Couples” and “Is There Sex After Death?” but went hardcore soon after.
No, I am not cineast and have no idea who that is. I have seen cineast has re-posted some of my posts to other theaters listed in ads but I have no problem with it. I have one account and this is it. I don’t post one sheets.
Thank you Coate for all that hard work compiling it all. It’s appreciated.
United Artist theaters announced in March 1972 this theater opening in the fall of ‘72 as The Screening Room. Somehow during the proceeding ten months they missed their fall deadline and had a name change. Ad in photo section.
Very cool marquee panel. Thanks for posting.
October 11 1954 a dual Times Square “Formal” Premiere for “A Star Is Born”. Never heard the term formal premiere. With Guest Of Honor Judy Garland and “just about every celebrity in town will be there! ABC also broadcast from both theaters. Ad is in photo section.