The Roxy's Final Opening Day (1960)

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Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on November 29, 2013 at 9:07 am

The Roxy’s final attraction— without support from a stage show— opened on March 9th, 1960, and ran through the theatre’s closing night of March 29th.

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Tinseltoes on November 29, 2013 at 9:18 am

Although the Roxy had introduced CinemaScope and Cinemiracle to the movie-going public, its final feature movie was not in any particular wide screen process. Some reference books claim that the British-made “The Wind Cannot Read” had an aspect ratio of 1:66 to 1, but I don’t know if the Roxy stuck to that or enlarged on it. I presume that some short subjects were added, and perhaps a trailer or two for Radio City Music Hall, which was under the same management as the Roxy.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on November 29, 2013 at 10:04 am

Two days after the Roxy closed forever, RCMH opened its Easter Holiday Show, with “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies” on the screen.

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