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Al Alvarez commented about Regal Bricktown Charleston & RPX on Nov 12, 2021 at 8:23 pm

Still operating.

https://www.regmovies.com/theatres/regal-bricktown-charleston/1419#/buy-tickets-by-cinema?in-cinema=1419&at=2021-11-13&view-mode=list

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Al Alvarez commented about 34th Street East Theatre on Nov 7, 2021 at 6:23 am

bigjoe, I have been keeping track of Manhattan screens rather than theatres or seats. I show 237 screens currently operating, down from a high of 266 in 2001. The highest theatre count year would be 1940 with 227 theatres. The all-time screen count is around 1215 since around 1915. The nickelodeon count prior to that is pretty murky. Purpose built theatres and conversions like the 34th street East, are included. Allowing for name changes and fly by night porn houses, the all-time theatre count would be closer to 600.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Tamiami 18 on Oct 28, 2021 at 8:41 pm

https://www.atomtickets.com/theaters/amc-tamiami-18/2552 Still open.

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Al Alvarez commented about Kings Cinema on Oct 28, 2021 at 8:04 am

There was a King at 356 West 44th street around 1993-95 and the Gaiety was also the Kings for a while.

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Al Alvarez commented about Florida Quad on Oct 16, 2021 at 2:10 pm

Florida State Theatres did always seem to have a “FLORIDA” Theatre in each town.

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Al Alvarez commented about Florida Quad on Oct 16, 2021 at 7:42 am

Snopes, it was always a Twin. The single screen Florida burned down in 1964 and was located at 2018 Hollywood Boulevard. These early twin theatres often played the same film on both screens with two prints and staggered showtimes.

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Al Alvarez commented about Criterion Theatre on Sep 18, 2021 at 7:06 pm

I Googled Roadshow engagement Criterion theatre.

https://www.google.com/search?q=roadshow+engagement+criterion+theatre&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwjSvNbk-InzAhUKg3IEHXkVDEYQ2-cCegQIABAA&oq=roadshow+engagement+criterion+theatre&gs_lcp=CgNpbWcQDFDEMFjEMGDcWGgAcAB4AIABSogBSpIBATGYAQCgAQGqAQtnd3Mtd2l6LWltZ8ABAQ&sclient=img&ei=FJpGYdLiJ4qGytMP-aqwsAQ&bih=847&biw=1500&client=firefox-b-1-d

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Al Alvarez commented about Roxy Performing Arts Center on Sep 18, 2021 at 3:38 pm

It closed in 1998 as the University but re-opened in 2005-2008 as the Roxy.

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Al Alvarez commented about Lincoln Theatre on Sep 16, 2021 at 8:17 am

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/historic-lincoln-theater-on-avenue-d-in-fort-pierce-may-get-multimillion-dollar-restoration/ar-AAOujFX?ocid=BingNews

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Al Alvarez commented about New Regent Theatre on Aug 22, 2021 at 8:36 pm

Joe, I actually worked with a Florida State Theatres employee who was very upset that a new name not awarded. He felt that it was a cheap attempt to just keep part of the old marquee by ABC and a sham.

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Al Alvarez commented about RKO Warner Twin Theatre on Aug 3, 2021 at 4:25 pm

Here is the AFI version of the edits: https://catalog.afi.com/Catalog/moviedetails/22336

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Al Alvarez commented about Crown Gotham Theatre on Aug 2, 2021 at 3:48 pm

vindarpar, it opened on August 20, 1993 and played for two weeks.

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Al Alvarez commented about Film at Lincoln Center on Jul 23, 2021 at 6:48 am

Now advertising as FILM AT LINCOLN CENTER. https://www.filmlinc.org/

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Al Alvarez commented about Cinema 3 on Jul 3, 2021 at 3:25 pm

ridethectrain, the opening film was “PROVIDENCE” on January 25, 1977 and the opening ad is in the photo section in two parts.

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Al Alvarez commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Jul 2, 2021 at 7:11 pm

Probably the only Upper East Side outlet available for MGM by then.

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Al Alvarez commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Jul 2, 2021 at 3:54 pm

bigjoe, try cutting and pasting link. It is still active.

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Al Alvarez commented about Rivoli Theatre on Jun 9, 2021 at 8:13 pm

“Nicholas & Alexandra”.

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Al Alvarez commented about Rivoli Theatre on May 26, 2021 at 3:02 pm

Very odd. I can’t even google a link to postings here. How does one erase that history?

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Al Alvarez commented about Rivoli Theatre on May 24, 2021 at 9:03 pm

Do we really know who “Cinema Centre Institute” is?

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Al Alvarez commented about Booth Theatre on Apr 21, 2021 at 8:49 am

Named after the brother of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth.

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Al Alvarez commented about 34th Street East Theatre on Apr 21, 2021 at 8:45 am

bigjoe, Ken Roe has now added the Booth here.

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/64820

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Al Alvarez commented about Village Triple on Apr 2, 2021 at 2:18 pm

Christine McGuire in projection booth at Chris McGuire’s Theatre - Fort Lauderdale, Florida. https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/14641

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Al Alvarez commented about Cine 1 & 2 on Apr 1, 2021 at 8:00 pm

Simply not true. Never a Chris McGuire. They were bust before this opened.

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Al Alvarez commented about Mall Theatres 1 & 2 on Apr 1, 2021 at 7:56 pm

Actually, it did not.

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Al Alvarez commented about O Cinema Miami Beach on Apr 1, 2021 at 7:52 pm

Nope. This was a major Wometco Cinema.