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vindanpar commented about Radio City Music Hall on May 26, 2018 at 10:58 pm

When they were held in Broadway theaters no. The Music Hall is so large that yes.

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vindanpar commented about Radio City Music Hall on May 26, 2018 at 12:00 pm

I’m sure anybody can go and pay face value. Looks like the least interesting race in Tony history and that’s saying something. Even on theater chat sites there isn’t much interest. Scalpers even sell tickets to easily available Broadway shows. I guess there are enough tourists who aren’t aware how this works. England now has draconian laws for a show like Hamilton to avoid this kind of thing. And a current British music star who has a concert tour coming up has a complex system in place to make sure his fans can buy tickets at face value. There is even discussion about people presenting ID when purchasing tickets. Which means of course no gifting of tickets. It might be a price to pay for going to a hit show.

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vindanpar commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 24, 2018 at 2:53 pm

Odd Couple at the Music Hall. 2001 at the Capitol.

This is killing me.

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vindanpar commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 23, 2018 at 9:02 am

I saw that marquee all the time because I was going to shows frequently. It played there for over a year which is especially astounding when you consider it was a continuous playing non roadshow run and was already running everywhere else.

I saw it at the late great Stanley Warner on route 4 when it’s orchestra was still intact and not yet multiplexed though it’s balcony had been.

Star Wars might have been one of the last summer big films to have a limited opening engagement at relatively few theaters.

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vindanpar commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 22, 2018 at 12:01 pm

$44.31.

Which I would happily pay today to see a Super Panavision 70(not digital)print with 6track stereo(analog.) I assume this no longer exists.

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vindanpar commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 22, 2018 at 11:50 am

Mezz for My Fair Lady at the Criterion was $5.50(I’m pretty sure) for weekend evenings in ‘64. What is that today?

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vindanpar commented about Loew's State Theatre on May 20, 2018 at 12:23 pm

When and where did Without A Stitch play?

I remember seeing something said by Jack Valenti how disappointing it was seeing a film like this playing on Broadway. Maybe it was X at the time though a poster I saw said R.

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vindanpar commented about Radio City Music Hall on May 17, 2018 at 8:29 am

Concerning NYer Pink Panther ad. That’s very early for a post Easter film. How many weeks did Henry Orient play and what date was Easter that year?

And did Pink Panther open everywhere before opening in NY? That’s unusual as well.

If I had a time machine it’s one of the top films I would have chosen to see at the Hall.

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vindanpar commented about Radio City Music Hall on May 12, 2018 at 8:58 am

Comfortably Cool posted White Cliffs of Dover announcement.

Amazing that June Lockhart who plays the grown up Elizabeth Taylor is still with us.

A wonderful movie.

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vindanpar commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 11, 2018 at 11:53 am

Wow Jimmy Durante and Marta Eggerth on the same program! What I would have given to see that.

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vindanpar commented about Museum of the Moving Image on May 9, 2018 at 2:20 pm

How large is the screen here? I went once many years ago to see Silk Stockings in Cinemascope because at that point only pan and scan versions were available. I remember the size of the screen being unimpressive. Even a 50ft screen for 2001 is pretty dinky.

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vindanpar commented about Rivoli Theatre on May 6, 2018 at 3:16 pm

Great photo of 7th Av Cleopatra billboard for Rivoli.

Don’t know if this is an urban legend or if it happened with the original ad campaign but I read it had to do with the this billboard.

Harrison was not included. He threatened to sue and they painted him in. It does look like he’s an afterthought.

Finally got to see it when they restored it in ‘13. Thought it was terrific. Great Mankiewicz script. 'Egyptian generosity, two heads for the price of one!’ And that final tableau which turns into a painting is a stunner on a large screen.

Lawrence at the Criterion and Cleopatra at the Rivoli. I envy those of you who were going to NY cinemas then.

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vindanpar commented about Radio City Music Hall on May 4, 2018 at 11:35 am

Now all they need to do is get rid of the fake arch and the lights from the arch and choral stairs.

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vindanpar commented about Radio City Music Hall on May 3, 2018 at 8:18 am

Between the Nome spectacle and Serenade to the Stars that certainly was a great summer for Music Hall stage shows and films. Had I been around then I would certainly spent a lot of time at the Hall. Though I’m not sure the burning of Nome was a suitable accompaniment with The Nun’s Story. The stage shows should have been reversed. Anybody have photos of these productions?

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vindanpar commented about Roxy Theatre on Apr 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm

And watch the 11 minute film after which is the New York of one’s dreams.

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vindanpar commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Apr 14, 2018 at 5:02 am

You know I love putting down the Ziegfeld because it was a joke compared to other NY houses. Even the Todd AO Oklahoma at Cinema one was a much better experience than it ever would have been at the Ziegfeld. I’d rather even see many other 70MM spectacles at other east side houses which I did with El Cid which I believe was at the Gotham.

Ziegfeld screen size 50 ft.
Warner Cinerama 81 ft.

They both had very close seating capacities. Except the Ziegfeld was a long shoe box. The ‘loge’ was a block away from the screen.

I mean we are talking the Minetta Lane compared to the Winter Garden.

2001 Would be terrible at the Walter Reade. It’s widescreen uses up a smaller portion of its screen size. Yeah it’s one of those. Instead of the screen expanding it gets smaller.

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vindanpar commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Apr 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

Loew’s Lincoln Square in 1959. Hmmm…

I wonder what was playing on the Imax screen.

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vindanpar commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 11, 2018 at 5:35 pm

This made about as much sense for a holiday show as if they had The Guns of Navarone for the ‘61 Christmas film. And Navarone is by the way a much better movie.

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vindanpar commented about Loew's Triboro Theatre on Apr 9, 2018 at 3:46 pm

As a neighborhood house it was magnificent and as large as some of the wonder theaters so it might as well have been one even if it wasn’t official. When you think about it all the ‘wonder’ theaters were neighborhood theaters.

Can’t believe it made it to ‘74 and was still torn down. If I had known it existed I would have made the daunting trip to Queens.

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vindanpar commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 9, 2018 at 5:02 am

Boy I couldn’t make out those prices at all. Paid $2.00 for Airport March 17. Bought ticket shortly before 6 so you could see first evening show at afternoon price. St Patrick’s Day so orchestra was pretty full for a mid week evening performance. Great film to see at the Hall. The last of the big glamorous old studio Hollywood films that looked best on that huge screen.

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vindanpar commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 8, 2018 at 11:58 am

Looks more elaborate than it was in the ‘70s. Really a stunning spectacle. I’m sure all the sets have been disposed of quite a while ago. The choral stair icons were last used in '76. I never saw them again after that.

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vindanpar commented about Film Forum on Apr 8, 2018 at 11:47 am

Superman here seems like a joke.

Last I saw it was second run at the Criterion before the multiplexing. Brought a friend who had never been in the theater before and she was so impressed. Sad that that Astor Plaza bunker got first run films and the great Criterion which was one of NY’s top theaters was so quickly reduced to exploitation fare in the early'70s.

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vindanpar commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 6, 2018 at 4:40 pm

True. Some of the films chosen even through the forties seem odd choices for holiday films. But then they hit it on the nose with things like Cover Girl and National Velvet. But then look at Sayonara in the 50s. A very odd movie for Christmas.

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vindanpar commented about 1958 photo credit Paul Slade. on Apr 6, 2018 at 3:48 am

Wouldn’t this be ‘56? Also it’s the old marquee which would be modified for the same years 10 Commandments and last until its sad multiplexing.

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vindanpar commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 2, 2018 at 8:37 am

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