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smalldarkcloud commented about Hudson Street Cinemas on Jul 9, 2017 at 8:17 pm

I lived in Hoboken for several years, and saw quite a few movies here, including Spider-Man 2, Tospy-Turvy, Being John Malkovich, and X-Men 2. The theater’s programming was interesting, as they would often divide the two screens between art films in one, and blockbuster films in the other. It was a nice change of pace from specializing only in one of those two types of films. If I remember correctly, Hudson Street ran Rocky Horror on Fridays at midnight for many years, though I never attended it.

smalldarkcloud commented about Loews State 4 on Jul 9, 2017 at 8:02 pm

This was a weird theater. It was located in the basement of the Virgin Megastore, in an attempt (I suppose) to make the store an all-around entertainment experience. It was never obvious that there even was a theater, and I suspect most shoppers had no idea. I saw The Blair Witch Project and Stir of Echoes here, in nearly-empty screening rooms. If I remember correctly, near the end they were running Bollywood films.

smalldarkcloud commented about Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn on Jul 9, 2017 at 7:56 pm

There is an Alamo Drafthouse sign in one window on the fourth floor. A pedestrian does need to look up, and in, the right place, to see it. I suspect the Alamo’s audience are people who know it exists and where to look for it, and not casual moviegoers (rightly or wrongly).

smalldarkcloud commented about Lincoln Cinemas on Jul 9, 2017 at 7:48 pm

The status of Lincoln Theater needs to be changed to closed. The theater closed sometime in 2014.

We were calling it the “stinkin' Lincoln” in the 80s, too. I saw E.T., The Return of the Jedi (and Spaceballs), Police Academy 6, Home Alone, Titanic, and other films there. It was a triplex then; I was long gone by the time it was converted to six screens. Never a great theater, but it was the only one in walking distance of my childhood home at the time.