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Newsday June 16, 2018
By Jean-Paul Salamanca
A groundbreaking for the new Sag Harbor Cinema was met with applause and hope Saturday.
The theater is expected to be rebuilt by next year, according to Nick Gazzolo, president of local nonprofit The Sag Harbor Partnership, which purchased the cinema.
The new theater will have three screens, a screening room, and a reception area and terrace, according to partnership members.
“It’s going to look the same from the outside and have the old sign and have the old feel to it, but it’s going to be state of the art,” Gazzolo said.
But Bill, in a very often dark world, you have a great memory that brings you joy. That’s the magic of movies and the cinema treasures we saw them in. Happy Anniversary!
2001 A Space Odyssey – Trailer(Smilebox Cinerama)
Ha, Bill I can relate, being from NY as a kid I’d watch the Hollywood Christmas Parade on WPIX11 to see the Hollywood marquees and they’d always show The Pantages.
In the summer of 1985 Disney took over RCMH and presented their summer movies “The Return To Oz” & “The Black Cauldron” with Summer Magic Special Engagements. With an offer for General Admission Orchestra and Third Mezzanine seats, including a 70MM presentation of the movies, a Disney stage show, 7 Course Meal, Free Parking and Mickey Mouse Watch for the kids.
Opening day ads in photo section.
“It was allowed to revert to the “R” rating a year later, as per the rules.”
What rules? Directors and Producers have fought the X for years and had to cut to get their R’s. They were never allowed to just change the ratings on their own.
I shall defer to Mr A, but boy is there is huge amount of misinformation about it. According to a 2011 article about the ratings, “David Picker, who was then president of production at the studio and oversaw Cowboy. "We didn’t even submit it. I rated it X.”
Then it says …“Two years later — also without UA ever asking — the ratings board reclassified the best picture-winning Cowboy with an R rating”
Why would the MPAA just voluntarily give it an R while the MPAA database only has “Midnight Cowboy” as Title:
Midnight Cowboy (1971)Rating:R Certificate #:22039
Edited for re-rating
Supposedly it was never cut to receive the R and what was it re-rated from if the MPAA never awarded an X in the first place? Maybe it’s just me.
Even though the MPAA didn’t copyright the X, they did award films with it. “Midnight Cowboy” was submitted by United Artists and was the first studio film to receive it. Later, after it won The Oscar it was resubmitted and reduced to R without a cut.
“Without A Stitch” ad is here on page 4 in the Loews State photo section. It’s rated X, in fact, they claim an XX. The MPAA didn’t copyright the X rating thus distributors were self rating and when films went hardcore they started the XXX.
Hey Bill, fellow Chillerite…Chillerer? Always on the lookout for you and look forward to your photos on the site. Was disappointed for the push back of the new 4K/Blu-ray but it’s for a good reason, the theatricals. Glad you enjoyed it so much. Did you meet up with Keir Dullea? Did he say if Gary Lockwood is OK since he cancelled and will they be back in the spring?
“The World of Henry Orient” opened March 1964 and “The Pink Panther” was April 23, 1964. I typed the wrong date. Sorry, full disclosure, I have Dyscalculia, numerical dyslexia, numbers and dates jumble. And yes “The Pink Panther” played all over the world first with an engagement in Italy in Dec.‘63.
People would flock to a place like this now. Go into the New Amsterdam, Radio City or the King and watch the faces of newbies amazed that places like this exist,let alone were the norm and all over the city. If anyone today had the desire to build from the original plans it would probably be too cost prohibitive and then figure out if there are there anymore of the various marble or plaster artisans anymore.
Already posted on page 2
Wonder if the 3D actually looked good. Haven’t heard of other drive-ins playing 3D.
South Bay Cinemas Begins Remodel After 18-Month Delay
Family Band… March 21, 1968
General: $1.25 to Noon, Afternoons $1.50, Evenings $2.00 Except Fridays $2.25 ( Sat., Sun. & Hols. slightly higher)
Reserved: Mats $2.25. Matinee Sat., Sun. & Hol. $2.75 All Eves $3.00,
Airport… March 5, 1970
General: $1.50 to Noon, $2.00 Afternoons, Evenings $2.50 Except Fridays $2.75
Reserved: Mats. thru Fri. Mon $2.50. Matinees Sat., Sun. & Hol. $3.00 Eves Mon. thru Thurs. $3.25, Eves. Fri., Sat, Sun & Hol. $3.50
“2001: A Space Odyssey” premiere day and opening ad on page 7 of the photo section here at the Capitol.
A very ugly building that replaced a true Cinema Treasure.
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”.