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vindanpar…No stage show with “Camille” just a Pete Smith short subject “Wanted: A Master”. A gorgeous opening day ad now at The Capitol page.
According to the January 2, 1969 Village Voice, it was already a grindhouse and called The Met Adult Cinema and showing “Orgy Girls” and “Hot Skin And Cold Cash”.
With co-feature “Meatballs Part II”.
With co-feature “Further Perils Of Laurel & Hardy”.
With co-feature “The Oblong Box”.
With co-feature “The Badlanders”.
With co-feature “Those Mad, Mad Moviemakers”.
With co-feature “The Children”.
With co-feature “Skullduggery”.
With “The Little Girl Who Lived Down The Lane”
Does anyone remember if this theatre was called The Embassy 5 from around ‘80 to '83? Pictures like Stallone’s “Victory” and “Dressed To Kill” played. The ads just say Broadway & 46th.
“Landmark has confirmed Sunday, January 21, 2018 as the date when the Sunshine art house will screen its final reel, Deadline has learned.”
“Gone With The Wind” opened in a 70MM Roadshow engagement on Thursday December 21, 1967 until Tuesday December 17, 1968. The 70MM Roadshow engagement of “Star!” opened Thursday December 19, 1968. The Syosset was closed for one day to test the print and fine tune the presentation.
People are selling the brochure already. Here’s what it looks like.
mrkp what did you think of the print? I was kinda disappointed. Saw it Satyurday. Grateful for no trailers, AMC is notorious for twenty minutes of trailers and I don’t mean the pre-show. Probably combo of no 70MM trailers available and because this is an Oscar qualifying run and the distributor doesn’t want distractions. Outside the auditorium was a table with a free gorgeous heavy stock programs highlighting the fashions with the centerfold with the film logo and 70MM special presentation.
Not going to give spoilers but two complete strangers stopped me on the way out and wanted to discuss the film.
The theater however is looking a wee rundown. Definitely needing a good make-over.
The Birds Fly At… a manager after my own heart
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”.