December 18, 2017
Fox Nov 1982 Brooklyn
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1982? The theater was torn down in 1970/71.
A faux pas. The theatre was used for the filming of “They Might Be Giants” with George C. Scott and Joanne Woodward filmed in 1971 and released in 1972. You get to see the balcony, the two stars, an usher and a bag lady… just the clientle the theatre was drawing in its' last days. However when the enter the theatre, the New Amsterdam on 42nd street, and exit it this gem filled in for the open theatre and from there the two stars walk to Broadway. The film didn’t fair well at the box-office despite the two Academy Award stars, being a Newman-Foreman production. It was quite fun to watch and the TV version ending was slighly
altered. it was first run in a Manhattan theatre and then doubled up with “The Hired Hand” for its' RKO Showcase Presentation first run and only seen by very few. At the Granada in Booklyn it was on the bottom of a double bill with “Mary, Queen Of Scots”. While “Mary” was on % 40-60 (Underbelly in movie house lingo in the theatre’s favor, the 2nd feature “Giants” was booked at $50.00! plus tax. And that’s the way it was in 1972. As far as the Fox it was demolished in 1972-73 time frame. The offices would have made great condos at 14 floors of space as the buildings now!!!! Quelle domage……