Loew's 72nd Street East

1230 Third Avenue,
New York, NY 10021

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br91975
br91975 on March 6, 2012 at 5:06 pm

The Anthropologie store opened on February 17th. Some photos and a brief write-up: http://ny.racked.com/archives/2012/03/02/new_anthro.php#4f510fb285216d08a70038ba

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on January 4, 2012 at 8:31 am

So, what’s the scoop? Did they ever open that Anthropological store in here? Is there anyone with a camera nearby to possibly snap a few pics of it with the new tenant and inevitable changes to the exterior and post them on this site? If so, thanks in advance.

Ed Miller
Ed Miller on November 15, 2011 at 1:40 am

I saw two Streisand films here in sneak previews, “The Way We Were” and “Funny Lady”. A very restless and disrespectful crowd sat through “The Stepford Wives” waiting for “Funny Lady,” and a lot of very funny comebacks were hurled at the screen.

ReddHeddJedd
ReddHeddJedd on August 24, 2011 at 2:07 pm

But I always knew it as the Tower East, and when i went back to work in 05, I kept saying Tower East when I answered the phone !

ReddHeddJedd
ReddHeddJedd on August 24, 2011 at 2:06 pm

I worked here in 85, and we had the premier showing out Out Of Africa, right at the time the city made way for a new sidewalk, so the patrons had to entre on wooden planks, I loved this place and I’m saddedned it closed :(

br91975
br91975 on May 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Coming soon to the former AMC Loews 72nd Street East 1 space – Anthropologie. Story: View link

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 18, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Thanks Tinseltoes.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on April 18, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Author Mart Crowley can be seen leaning against the building during the premiere engagement here of “The Boys in the Band”: View link

shua22
shua22 on April 1, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Oops, sorry… here’s a better link to the rental listing
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shua22
shua22 on April 1, 2011 at 7:10 pm

So sad to see this when I walked by today.

Lots of asbestos abatement signs.
There’s a for rent sign where Victoria’s Secret was… the listing is for the entire block front.
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Here’s a pic from today.
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2j2g9wl&s=7

DylanAsh
DylanAsh on December 26, 2010 at 8:59 am

I loved coming to this theater because I like helping support the few single screen theaters that are left. Very sad. :–(

Astyanax
Astyanax on December 22, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Pity that this screen has gone dark. Not my favorite venue; the salle was cramped, and since it was north of the Cinema 5/Walter Reade/Bloomingdale’s nexus and unlike the 59th Street cluster of screens, waiting on line for a sold-out show offered few distractions or alternatives. Blockbuster Paramount product often day dating the Loew’s State brought the lines around the block. This was especially true of “Rosemary"s Baby”. Fortunately for now, we still have the Paris and the Ziegfeld. Does the UES really need another overpriced supermarket?

bazookadave
bazookadave on December 22, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Same here thank goodness we still have the Ziegfeld!! I don’t know if that graffiti is recent, I have not been in this area for quite some time, and only walked up there to take the pictures. It is sad to see another theater from my earliest memories bite the dust. I fear it is only a matter of time before even the Ziegfeld and the Paris disappear.

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on December 22, 2010 at 6:42 pm

sorry, the Alzheimer’s is setting in… HOW could we have forgotten the Ziegfeld. Thanks Al.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on December 22, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Cinema Village has three screens.

The Ziegfeld, Big Manhattan (Imaginasian), Walter Reade, Lefrak IMAX, and Maysles are still there.

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on December 22, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Nice pics btw. Is that graffiti on the front recent, since the closing, or something that WMOTTB neglected while they were open? It looks like they are still removing stuff, I can see the box office sales computer still sitting there, I’d be surprised if they left that sort of thing for the demolition crew.

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on December 22, 2010 at 5:19 pm

What about the Cinema Village (12 St)?

bazookadave
bazookadave on December 22, 2010 at 5:18 pm

OOPS sorry yes I meant the Paris. Hey that’s right the theater at 85th is still there! Probably next in line for the chopping block.

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on December 22, 2010 at 5:15 pm

I think you mean The Paris, not the Plaza… is the UA East (1 Av-85 St) still open?

bazookadave
bazookadave on December 22, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Walked by here today and took some pictures:

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So many memories of standing on lines there along that wall with the graffii on it, waiting to see movies…among them The Stepford Wives in 1976, and later Legal Eagles, Rain Man and Fatal Attraction. Are there any single screens left in NYC besides The Plaza?

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on December 9, 2010 at 11:40 pm

Not that it matters to any of us, but as I think about it more, I’m wondering if the condominium owners realize what will be in store for them once a supermarket opens in their building.

First, a supermarket has mice and roaches virtually built into the place, they get delivered with the first shipment of produce. While the theatre has been there, if a blue-haired resident on the 33rd floor has has been traumatized by an unfortunate encounter a roach the size of a Buick in her butlers pantry, the building manager was immediately dispatched to the theatre to inspect my extermination reports and snoop around the place with flashlights looking for actual vermin or evidence thereof, which they never found at least while I worked there.

Second, a supermarket requires a lot of rooftop refrigeration equipment to oprerate their coolers and freezers in the store. The theatre has one small cooling tower on the roof, as far away from the apt. tower as we could get it, yet if the drive belt on our cooling tower started to wear and the unit rattled a little more than usual I would get a barrage of phone calls from surly apartment residents demanding that I shut off my air conditioning until it was repaired.

Also, There is also the matter of deliveries to the market in the overnight hours, seven days a week.

I predict that after a while the residents will regret the day they agreed to install a supermarket, and look back on the halcyon days of the little old Loews Tower East longingly. “Alas,” they will say, “I fear we have erred. Our quest for big bucks per square-foot was misguided.” But it will be too late, too late for them, too late for us. The Loews is gone. Time marches on. And you can never go back. (I’m getting sappy now, I better stop).

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on December 9, 2010 at 5:18 pm

If that’s the case, then Gristede’s has to be using basement space under the stores along with the street level. It was always my understanding that the basement under the stores was mechanical space for the condominium building, there is a garage under there somewhere, too. If they just use the street level stores and divide the theatre horizontally and use both levels it will not be much of a supermarket.