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vindanpar commented about El Capitan Theatre on Feb 26, 2022 at 5:18 pm

Ticket stubs for Sept ‘66 on page 6.

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vindanpar commented about Radio City Music Hall on Feb 16, 2022 at 2:42 pm

An odd stage show at this point in time.

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vindanpar commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Feb 9, 2022 at 12:19 pm

I wasn’t quite sure where to put this link but there is some nice footage of this theater.

First 8 minutes of this is midtown in the summer of 48. Many nice shots of Times Square and it’s spectacular signage at dusk. The rest is New Brunswick NJ which is also fun to see. The people are dressed like they are in some old movie.

https://youtu.be/FVrgNYu4fcw

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vindanpar commented about Rhode Island Auditorium on Feb 3, 2022 at 4:30 am

No more ice shows, rodeos, circuses, Scottish tattoos or Italian spectacles. It sucks.

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vindanpar commented about Radio City Music Hall on Feb 2, 2022 at 1:47 am

It was famously known in the 30s that for people who couldn’t quite make it to the 3rd Mezzanine they would send a St Bernard.

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vindanpar commented about Metropolitan Theatre on Jan 2, 2022 at 4:12 pm

Those are insanely expensive tickets for 1948. Was this a benefit?

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vindanpar commented about Gary Theatre on Dec 29, 2021 at 2:44 am

Corruption of a minor.

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vindanpar commented about RKO Warner Twin Theatre on Dec 19, 2021 at 9:40 pm

My Fair Lady was especially glorious and will never be seen that way again.

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vindanpar commented about RKO Warner Twin Theatre on Dec 19, 2021 at 9:39 pm

It was an original TODD AO 6 track stereo print and even despite the hallucinatory colors it was a knockout.

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vindanpar commented about Gary Theatre on Dec 18, 2021 at 11:00 am

Opening half a month after world premiere in NY and a month and a half before Hollywood premiere in mid December.

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vindanpar commented about UGC George V on Dec 18, 2021 at 5:19 am

Too bad the entire photo isn’t there. All 4 are snapping their fingers.

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vindanpar commented about Radio City Music Hall on Dec 17, 2021 at 2:45 am

Very lame compared to the Leonidoff Catholic renaissance depiction. I was so embarrassed by this one. The heavy handed protestant narration was agony inducing let alone the cheapo sets and costumes being an eyesore. This has as much to do with the Music Hall as the fake arch they’ve added to make the stage look smaller. I guess they permanently ruined the mechanisms which allowed the curtain to unfold into so many designs. The Leonidoff Nativity and Glory of Easter were beauties.

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vindanpar commented about Roxy Theatre on Dec 12, 2021 at 2:11 pm

And when the Roxy was torn down the Music Hall was still successful getting first run films that people wanted to see and a popular NY destination must. By the end of the 60s that was over because of the cultural shift in filmmaking and film distribution and urban decay. It only held on well into the 70s by the grace of the Rockefellers.

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vindanpar commented about Roxy Theatre on Dec 12, 2021 at 12:15 pm

I believe much of the theater was curtained off like when the Capitol became a roadshow house to appreciable reduce capacity. Though there it was done in a more permanent way unlike the Roxy where everything was removed so it could go back to being a presentation house. The same permanent thing happened with the Strand, Rivoli and Loew’s State. I believe the Criterion was left alone. Not sure about the DeMille.

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vindanpar commented about Radio City Music Hall on Dec 9, 2021 at 2:47 pm

And though a Sunday it had a full weekday and Saturday schedule of 5 film showings and 4 stage shows. That’s how popular this film was.

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vindanpar commented about Mid-Plaza 6 on Dec 6, 2021 at 7:21 pm

Wasn’t the film in general release by this date? It only lasted a few months at the Rivoli. How long did this Long Island roadshow engagement last?

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vindanpar commented about Avalon Theatre on Dec 6, 2021 at 4:10 pm

I want to see this bill!

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vindanpar commented about Radio City Music Hall on Dec 5, 2021 at 1:50 am

Anybody see this show?

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vindanpar commented about Rivoli Theatre on Dec 3, 2021 at 6:31 am

I see you posted pictures on the Rivoli and Asbury Park St James pages very recently.

Did you attend both during their roadshow days? Did you see MFL at the St James? Any memories?

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vindanpar commented about Rivoli Theatre on Dec 2, 2021 at 9:03 pm

You had a secretary at 16?

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vindanpar commented about Rivoli Theatre on Dec 2, 2021 at 6:01 pm

The only photo I know of where you can see the 7th Av billboard when SOM played there.

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vindanpar commented about Woods Theatre on Nov 26, 2021 at 1:41 pm

Why no interior shots of this theater? Did I miss them?

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vindanpar commented about April 1956 photo credit Chris Brame. on Nov 25, 2021 at 1:33 pm

The notorious The Conqueror. I believe it was Scorsese who said he saw the Searchers at the Criterion which maybe played after? This would be shortly before the theater’s renovation including a new marquee for The Ten Commandments later in the year.

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vindanpar commented about Criterion Theatre on Nov 19, 2021 at 1:20 pm

Just noticed he’s not looking very happy.

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vindanpar commented about Criterion Theatre on Nov 19, 2021 at 1:18 pm

Great seat. $1,338.33 in today’s money.