Ziegfeld Theatre

141 West 54th Street,
New York, NY 10019

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Built just a few hundred feet from the original Ziegfeld Theatre, this ‘new’ Ziegfeld Theatre opened in December 1969 and the movie house was one of the last big palaces built in the United States.

It was built from plans by the firm of Emery Roth & Sons, with designs by Irving Gershon and interior design by John McNamara.

The theatre features 1,131 seats: 825 seats in the front section and 306 seats in the raised balcony section in the rear. The interior is decorated with sumptous red carpeting and abundant gold trim.

The Ziegfeld Theatre is, arguably, the last movie palace still showing films in Manhattan. In June 2013 it was taken over by Bow-Tie Cinemas when they took over Clearview locations.

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movieguy on November 12, 2015 at 12:06 am

Yes no hateful eight at the Ziegfeld. I confirmed this with management. The only reason you can’t buy tickets past the 24th is Just something technical. They will fix it for ticket sales closer to the 22nd . Yes all theaters have to keep Star Wars for one month.

longislandmovies on November 12, 2015 at 12:28 am

And it must run 4 times a day …

theatrefan on November 12, 2015 at 8:15 am

Who else still has 70mm film capability to show “Hateful Eight” in NYC, the Cinema 1,2,3 & Village East? Did AMC keep the 70mm projector equipment in the Loews Auditorium at Lincoln Square?

JeffS on November 12, 2015 at 8:23 am

According to the article in the NY Times yesterday “The Weinstein Company plans to release a full list of theaters Thursday or Friday”.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on November 12, 2015 at 1:13 pm

The Paris showed “Lawrence of Arabia” in 70mm in the ‘90’s. Don’t know if they still have that equipment, though. Small screen too, compared to the Ziegfeld.

HowardBHaas on November 12, 2015 at 1:37 pm

I saw Hamlet in 70mm in 1996 at the Paris. I’d be happy to see The Hateful Eight there. It is the same movie operator as the nearby City Cinemas 1,2,3 which showed Interstellar in 70mm when the Ziegfeld also had it. Weinstein’s company is setting up 70mm projectors……

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on November 12, 2015 at 2:07 pm

Plus, the Paris and City Cinemas have bargain matinees.

RobertR on November 19, 2015 at 8:15 am

4 week commitment seems a joke now. In the old days a movie like Star Wars played for months before it even went second and third run.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on November 19, 2015 at 3:33 pm

Star Wars is a post-Jaws release so it did not have months of exclusive runs. Opening May 25, 1977 the first weekend was 43 national engagements, a few more were added in the next weeks, and 100 new theaters were added in the fourth week. By August and September there were just over 1,000 theaters showing it.

Interesting site with a lot of detail here.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on November 19, 2015 at 4:09 pm

Here is for comparison a sample of some of the highly-anticipated films from the spring and summer of 1977 followed by the opening-week number of engagements for each: “A Bridge Too Far” (400+), “The Deep” (800+), “Exorcist II: The Heretic” (700+), “New York, New York” (400+), “Orca” (700+), “The Other Side Of Midnight” (500+), “Rollercoaster” (400+), “Smokey And The Bandit” (300+), and “The Spy Who Loved Me” (200+).

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