Loew's Capitol Theatre

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Loew's Capitol Theatre

Loew's Capitol Theatre

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Uploaded on: May 11, 2016

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Loew's Capitol Theatre

Unprecedented saturation booking started May 7th, 1947

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Comfortably Cool on May 11, 2016 at 7:31 am

This was the first time in the Greater New York-New Jersey area that a major movie opened simultaneously on Broadway and at so many neighborhood theatres. For this engagement only, the Capitol suspended stage shows…“Duel in the Sun” had its world premiere in Los Angeles the previous December to qualify for the 1946 Academy Awards. It received only two nominations (Jennifer Jones and Lillian Gish), but had no winners. Since then, the movie’s release had been delayed by censorship problems with the Catholic Legion of Decency and by the termination of Selznick’s longtime distribution deal with United Artists. He’d formed his own company, Selznick Releasing Organization, or S.R.O., initials already in the showbiz vocabulary.

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