Loew's Capitol Theatre
New York, NY
January 17, 2018
“He Put the ‘IT’ in Capitol!” (April 27th, 1934)
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All six of MGM’s “Tarzan” features debuted at the Capitol, but this was the last with support from a stage show. The Capitol showcased films only from 1935 into 1943.
Ad for the final Weissmuller/“Tarzan” at the Capitol in 1942 can be viewed here
One of the Pickens Sisters featured in the stage show now has a theatre named for her in Newport, Rhode Island.
CT listing here
when I found this wonderful site I really got a big
kick out of looking at the ads for a big film’s
exclusive first run engagement at one of the grand
old theaters that once dotted the Times Square
area. to which the ad for Planet of the Apes which opened here Feb. 1968. nowadays theater managers
schedule what I consider an excessively large amount
of time between showings of a film. now POTA was
1hr. 42mins. yet showings were scheduled every 2
hours- 10, 12, 2, 4, etc………. I thought how could
the theater get the old audience out, clean the
theater and get the new audience in in 18mins.?
so what did they do? not clean the theater till the
of the day?