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NYer commented about Arlington Theater on Sep 19, 2017 at 3:07 pm

Great marquee!

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NYer commented about Landmark at 57 West on Sep 16, 2017 at 10:08 pm

It’s not the middle of nowhere, but you can see see it from there.

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NYer commented about Criterion Theatre on Aug 30, 2017 at 5:54 pm

You’re welcome Terrywade. Fox was already at the Rivoli with the 70MM Roadshow “Hello Dolly” at the same time.

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NYer commented about Cine 42 on Aug 28, 2017 at 7:38 pm

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.

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NYer commented about Cine 42 on Aug 27, 2017 at 7:05 pm

“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?

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NYer commented about Sony Columbus Circle on Aug 26, 2017 at 2:36 am

35MM & Dolby Stereo. According to opening day ad Paramount didn’t strike any 70MM prints in the NY area.

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NYer commented about BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN on Aug 16, 2017 at 8:44 pm

It’s on page 14

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NYer commented about Helen Hayes Theatre on Jul 11, 2017 at 10:59 pm

Ya learn something new everyday. No idea, but I know the Broadway community and I’m sure that policy was very short lived.

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NYer commented about Liberty Theatre on Jul 2, 2017 at 12:42 am

Just re-checked and this triple feature indeed opened on June 28, 1972 as posted per the New York Times.

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NYer commented about IFC Center on Jun 24, 2017 at 3:09 pm

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.

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NYer commented about Rialto Theatre on Jun 17, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Was any reason given for the demolition? What were they thinking?

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NYer commented about Embassy 1 Theatre on Jun 15, 2017 at 8:06 pm

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.

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NYer commented about Babylon Cinemas on Jun 14, 2017 at 9:47 am

The Bayshore Cinema and The Bayshore Drive-In were considered two separate theaters with separate managers, staff and bookings.

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NYer commented about Babylon Cinemas on Jun 13, 2017 at 8:07 pm

paul baar check the photo section here.

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NYer commented about Astor Theatre on Jun 9, 2017 at 11:13 pm

Closing notice in photo section.

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NYer commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jun 4, 2017 at 9:51 am

Nominated for 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture, winning Best Actress in a Supporting Role Peggy Ashcroft & Best Music, Original Score.

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NYer commented about Commack Multiplex Cinemas on May 23, 2017 at 2:56 am

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.

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NYer commented about Astor Theatre on May 22, 2017 at 2:33 pm

Paul baar, each theater has a photo section. Next to the comments tab there is a photo tab. The photo is on page 10.

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NYer commented about Radio City Music Hall on Mar 24, 2017 at 1:44 am

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.

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NYer commented about City Cinemas Cinema 1, 2, and 3 on Feb 14, 2017 at 4:05 am

Nominated for 10 Academy Awards. Winner of 3 including Best Picture.

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NYer commented about Syosset Triplex on Feb 11, 2017 at 1:06 am

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.

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NYer commented about Woods Theatre on Jan 11, 2017 at 10:55 pm

Agree great 3-D Blu-ray. First scene has an airplane wing that pops out of the screen too.

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NYer commented about Radio City Music Hall on Dec 19, 2016 at 10:47 am

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.

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NYer commented about Astor Theatre on Nov 22, 2016 at 10:55 pm

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?

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NYer commented about City Cinemas Cinema 1, 2, and 3 on Nov 21, 2016 at 10:58 am

“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.