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Reposted from another site (this was not written by me nor was it my experience):
“A year after graduating, dammit, the Adonis closed before I got to visit.
“However, the new downtown, all-male South Station Cinema opened. I was 18-19 at the time. This was also around the same time when Linda Lovelace and her movie, "Deep Throat” was a huge hit at the Pru Cinema (short for Prudential, near Copley Square). It was then that I knew that if sex on screen between straight people (yes, I saw Deep Throat) was at the Pru, I figured that sex between men must have happened at the Adonis and now at South Station with the “All Male Cast.”
“It took me a while to get up my nerve, but one day I decided to pay a visit to the South Station Cinema. OMG, it was amazing. I was nervous, scared and hugely turned on. The sex on screen with men-only was more than I imagined. And then this gentleman movie attendee lured me into a corner. It didn’t take much to persuade me. We got busy in no time — after thinking about it for years, I was finally having sex with another guy. There were fluids everywhere, but I didn’t care. I had reached nirvana.”
To echo bigjoe, who the hell is going all the way to the West Side Highway to see a movie for $18.50, with no bargain matinee prices, that they can see anywhere else in town for half the price…?
And no masking, to boot…!
I wish there was a way to bookmark the pages that contain the lists and dates of movies that played here.
Phantom Thread was one trippy movie, it must’ve looked sensational in 70mm
The Kings is the name of one of the auditoriums at the AMC Lincoln Square.
And we love you too, Mark.
Now, if only we could see it at the Capitol or the Rivoli or the State or the Criterion or the Strand or even the Ziegfeld, all would be right in the universe…
Or we can just ask you ha ha
If I recall correctly, there are three theaters on the ground floor: two small porn rooms and a larger one that plays cable tv.
But isn’t 70mm the size of the film stock and not related to screen size?
There are a couple of quick exterior shots of this theater on Hotel Impossible, season 8, episode 13.
I meant to research that a bit — but from my memory, didn’t Larry Hart see Garbo’s Camille, which was released in 1936 and was not a silent picture. The 1921 silent Camille starred Valentino and Nazimova…
It’s a little weird that it opened at both the 5000+ seat Capitol and the 599 seat 72nd St. Playhouse.
(By the way, it’s a little annoying that the search feature is so specific that it took me three tries to locate the 72nd St. Playhouse because I didn’t have the name exactly right.)
And MSC77, why don’t you put the Planet of the Apes ad on the 72nd St. Playhouse page also. Thanks in advance.
In two years will be its 91st anniversary…
The usual progression was from mainstream to art/foreign movies, to early nudies and then to hard-core porn by the early 70s.
So, what was the Easter show that year…?
Glad to see a new listing here, but…
It seemed to show movies for only a short time in late 1929.
And the famed impresario’s name was Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.
You’re probably right but I didn’t see an opening ad or those words…
While both Birth of a Nation and Intolerance had long, exclusive runs at this house, it seems neither had the reserved-seat, hard ticket sales that were a feature of most “road show” engagements.
Those masks brought back a rush for me, I felt like I was again at the Whitman, watching my first James Bond movie, Live and Let Die. What a place.
It’s a Charlie Chaplin silent film festival, too bad you missed it.
Where are there pictures of the ballroom?