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Flatbush commented about Rivoli Theatre on Aug 12, 2004 at 4:12 pm

I’ve been trying for ages to find some shots of the interior. That’s where my interest in theatres lies. Be that as it may, I have so many great memories of the Rivoli. From “Around the World in 80 Days” to “Cleopatra” and “The Sound of Music.” Didn’t “Funny Girl” open there? I think the last time I was there was for the opening of “Hello, Dolly.” It’s sickening to think of all the glorious theatres we’ve lost, not just here in New York City but everywhere. I’m thankful the 42nd Street theatres were saved, some of them, but am disgusted that the last remaining empty theatre, The Times Square, has been bought by a company that is going to covert it to retail space and sell “hip hop” clothing. Now what the hell is “hip hop” clothing? Oh well, another one bites the dust.

Flatbush commented about Odeon Luxe London Leicester Square on Nov 5, 2003 at 2:02 pm

Although my main focus are legit theatres with live performance, a theatre is a theatre is a … since so many have been both legit and movie palaces. New York City has destroyed more theatres than exist now, and this week we learned of another Broadway house set to be torn down. The Henry Miller’s Theatre, current home of the Broadway production of “Urinetown.” The theatre (and the musical) will close in February ‘04. However, the facade is protected and will remain and the company, the Durst Corp. is building a new theatre on the site as well as a skyscraper. We need skyscrapers here in NYC. There aren’t nearly enough. So we lose one and we get one. Let’s just pray they hire a good designer so we don’t end up with yet another of those God-awful things totally devoid of style and personality.

Keep up the good work.


Flatbush commented about Capitol Theater on Dec 24, 2002 at 11:50 am

I really love this site! However I would love to see photos of the interiors of these theatres instead of just the marquee. That’s what holds the fascination for me. Okay, I also have a collection of theatres (movie and live performance) and I’m always on the prowl for more.

Keep up the good work!

Don Wagner