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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.
There was a King at 356 West 44th street around 1993-95 and the Gaiety was also the Kings for a while.
Florida State Theatres did always seem to have a “FLORIDA” Theatre in each town.
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.
I Googled Roadshow engagement Criterion theatre.
It closed in 1998 as the University but re-opened in 2005-2008 as the Roxy.
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.
Here is the AFI version of the edits:
vindarpar, it opened on August 20, 1993 and played for two weeks.
Now advertising as FILM AT LINCOLN CENTER. https://www.filmlinc.org/
ridethectrain, the opening film was “PROVIDENCE” on January 25, 1977 and the opening ad is in the photo section in two parts.
Probably the only Upper East Side outlet available for MGM by then.
bigjoe, try cutting and pasting link. It is still active.
“Nicholas & Alexandra”.
Very odd. I can’t even google a link to postings here. How does one erase that history?
Do we really know who “Cinema Centre Institute” is?
Named after the brother of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth.
bigjoe, Ken Roe has now added the Booth here.
Christine McGuire in projection booth at Chris McGuire’s Theatre - Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Simply not true. Never a Chris McGuire. They were bust before this opened.
Actually, it did not.
Nope. This was a major Wometco Cinema.