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Comfortably Cool commented about Museum of Modern Art on Sep 26, 2022 at 6:50 pm

MOMA’s facilities for 35mm projection are discussed in “Why New Yorkers Still Love Film,” a recent illustrated article in The New York Times. View here

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Comfortably Cool commented about Variety Theatre on Sep 23, 2022 at 5:15 pm

“Entire New Show Today,” proclaims the other of two signs above the box office.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Paramount Theatre on Sep 22, 2022 at 8:17 pm

“Too Much Harmony” opened on that same day at the even larger Paramount Theatre in downtown Brooklyn, but, of course, with different stage support. Ad displayed here

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Comfortably Cool commented about Astor Theatre on Sep 19, 2022 at 3:56 pm

The Technicolor comedy opened in advance of two national holidays: Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday on February 12th, and George Washington’s Birthday on February 22nd.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Cinema 1, 2 & 3 by Angelika on Sep 16, 2022 at 5:51 pm

Half a century later, James Earl Jones has just been honored by the renaming of the Cort Theatre, the historic “legit” playhouse designed by Thomas W. Lamb, on West 48th Street (east of Seventh Avenue).

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Comfortably Cool commented about United Artists 64th & 2nd Avenue on Sep 13, 2022 at 5:47 pm

Reserved seats were scaled from $3.50 to $4.50, depending on time and day of performance.

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Comfortably Cool commented about RKO Jefferson Theatre on Sep 12, 2022 at 5:34 pm

During that era, RKO theatres in Brooklyn and Queens usually ran a week behind Manhattan, Bronx, and Westchester, and were advertised separately in newspapers with neighborhood editions.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Sep 11, 2022 at 3:28 pm

“2021 Reviewed in Pictures.” Click here to view

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Comfortably Cool commented about Kings Theatre on Sep 7, 2022 at 8:04 pm

This was the CinemaScope version of a 70mm documentary feature that debuted in New York as a reserved-seat roadshow at the Warner Cinerama Theatre (ex-Strand).

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Comfortably Cool commented about E.A.R. Theatre on Sep 6, 2022 at 3:06 pm

The E.A.R. was one of six cinemas in the district of Englewood called Normal Park, none of which operated after 1952. The five rivals were the Harvard, Triangle (aka Sunnyside, Sun), New Regent (aka Regent), Park Manor, and Marlowe.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Loew's Orpheum Twin Theatre on Sep 5, 2022 at 7:21 pm

Bookings followed the premiere engagement of “Blood and Sand” at the Rivoli Theatre in midtown Manhattan.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Cinema-Palace on Sep 5, 2022 at 6:24 pm

SPAMER!!!

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Comfortably Cool commented about Paradise Theater on Sep 5, 2022 at 2:57 pm

B&W sketch by Sergio Alvarado of what many consider to be the greatest atmospheric theatre designed by John Eberson or any other architect.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Ohio Theatre on Sep 3, 2022 at 3:07 pm

The “live” recording by Terry Waldo’s Syncopators and the great blues singer Edith Wilson is still available on the Delmark label in various formats.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Meserole Theatre on Sep 1, 2022 at 8:11 pm

The vacant entrance portion on Manhattan Avenue is all that remains of the Meserole Theatre. The auditorium has been demolished, according to an illustrated article published in January of this year. Click here to view

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Comfortably Cool commented about Radio City Music Hall on Sep 1, 2022 at 3:43 pm

The B&W feature’s running time of two hours and seven minutes required a shorter stage revue than usual, this one solely devoted to highlights from Franz Lehar’s “The Merry Widow.” Opening preceded the Labor Day holiday of that year on September 5th.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Aug 30, 2022 at 2:48 pm

“Summer Stock” proved to be Judy Garland’s final movie for MGM. She had previously been replaced by Betty Hutton in “Annie Get Your Gun,” which had just reached neighborhood theatres after a record-breaking run at Loew’s State.

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Comfortably Cool commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Aug 29, 2022 at 8:27 pm

Will the Chinese Theatre be participating in “National Cinema Day” on Saturday, September 3rd, with tickets priced at just $3? More details of the industry event reported here

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Comfortably Cool commented about Meserole Theatre on Aug 29, 2022 at 2:47 pm

Larger version of photo can be found in article about Greenpoint at the Forgotten New York website. Click here

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Comfortably Cool commented about Brooklyn Paramount Theatre on Aug 26, 2022 at 3:40 pm

Alan Freed’s “First Anniversary Rock ‘N Roll Show” added a headliner more identified with the popular/jazz field. The one-week booking included the Labor Day holiday on September 5th.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Radio City Music Hall on Aug 25, 2022 at 5:58 pm

This was a “Limited Time Engagement” and not a resumption of the legendary screen/stage policy with continuous performances. House was cleared after each complete show, which were four on Friday-Sunday and three on Tuesday-Thursday (none on Mondays).

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Comfortably Cool commented about Kings Theatre on Aug 24, 2022 at 8:27 pm

The Kings listed in section with “Neptune’s Daughter,” supported by 10th Anniversary revival of “The Wizard of Oz.” The all Technicolor double bill had played exclusively at the Paradise and Valencia the previous week.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Shore Theatre on Aug 24, 2022 at 7:08 pm

As the Shore Theatre, this was part of an Adult Showcase Presentation of “What About Jane” in August, 1972. Newspaper ad displayed here

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Comfortably Cool commented about Criterion Theatre on Aug 24, 2022 at 5:36 pm

MGM’s B&W comedy used sets and costumes made for “Kismet,” which was currently in its 12th “record-breaking” week across Broadway at the Astor Theatre.

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Comfortably Cool commented about Radio City Music Hall on Aug 19, 2022 at 6:41 pm

MSG Entertainment is exploring a spinoff of assets, including the operating lease for Radio City Music Hall. News report here