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  • <p>Exterior with vertical (1930)</p>
  • <p>1940 or so.</p>
  • <p>Circa 1981, although Macho Callahan is from 1970 (!)</p>
  • <p>Interior being destroyed as I post this. Turning this classic theater into ‘retail’ space is an insult to New Yorkers and to theater lovers everywhere.</p>
  • <p>Photographed after closure.  Crisper interior photo courtesy John Chuckman Collection.</p>
  • <p>Another Granada exterior in 1928</p>
  • <p>50th Anniversary of World Premiere (March 16th, 1972)</p>
  • <p>Photo & description courtesy Captain Bijou Facebook page.</p>
            
              <p>“Filming Tom Ewell and Marilyn Monroe exiting a theatre playing THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954) for the comedy classic SEVEN YEAR ITCH (1955), directed by Billy Wilder.”</p>
            
              <p>Per IMDB: “The New York movie theater that’s supposedly showing Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) was really showing the Leslie Caron movie LILI (1953) at the time; the side of the theater visible to viewers had the "Creature” title on the marquee (along with a standee of monster and maiden on top of it), but the front of the theater marque (not visible) was still listing “Lili”. A photo of the theater with all “conflicting” marquees visible was tacked up in the Fox photo department for decades."</p>
            
              <p>“That movie house was the Trans-Lux 52nd Street Theatre, located at 586 Lexington Avenue. It closed in 1965 and has since been demolished.”</p>
  • <p>64th Anniversary of Legendary Location Filming</p>
  • <p>Original signage as newsreel theatre</p>
  • <p>LOEWS STATE AD</p>
  • <p>1956 image courtesy of Captain Bijou Facebook page.</p>
  • <p>1927 photo courtesy of the John Chuckman Collection.</p>
  • <p>Michigan Theatre, Detroit, MI - January 24, 1930.  Photo by George Mann of the comedy dance team, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barto_and_Mann" rel="nofollow">Barto and Mann</a>.</p>