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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.
On February 28 1988 John Waters & Divine made a personal appearance on opening night. Unfortunately Divine, in what could have been a career changing performance, would pass away 10 days later. “Hairspray” would spawn a huge Tony winning musical and award winning big screen remake. Ad in photo section.
John Waters & Divine make an opening night appearance.
The Plainview got a nice share of Long Island exclusive engagements. In photo section is the opening day ad for “Network” along with robboehm’s very cool marquee panel.
If you look in the photo section, I have posted ads of some of the The Ziegfeld’s exclusives. If a picture opened in the suburbs, they were included in the ad, see “A Star Is Born” or “White Nights”. “Pink Floyd’s The Wall”, “Quest For Fire”, Martin Scorsese’s “The Last Temptation Of Christ” were all here only.“Anastasia” even states The Ziegfeld is the only theater in the world playing it.
April 1964 Chubby Checker makes an appearance on stage opening day of his picture “Don’t Knock The Twist”.
Ad in Photos section.
Every season would bring a huge fire work display. On screen was Peter Sellers and Angela Lansbury in “The World Of Henry Orient”. The picture was filmed in the short lived Michael Myerberg Studio only a few miles away in a converted airplane hangar in Roosevelt Field. “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” was also filmed there.
Ad in Photo section