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MOMA’s facilities for 35mm projection are discussed in “Why New Yorkers Still Love Film,” a recent illustrated article in The New York Times.
“Entire New Show Today,” proclaims the other of two signs above the box office.
“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
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.
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).
Reserved seats were scaled from $3.50 to $4.50, depending on time and day of performance.
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.
“2021 Reviewed in Pictures.” Click here to view
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).
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.
Bookings followed the premiere engagement of “Blood and Sand” at the Rivoli Theatre in midtown Manhattan.
B&W sketch by Sergio Alvarado of what many consider to be the greatest atmospheric theatre designed by John Eberson or any other architect.
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.
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
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.
“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 She had previously been replaced by Betty Hutton in “Annie Get Your Gun,” which had just reached neighborhood theatres after a record-breaking run at Loew’s State.
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
Larger version of photo can be found in article about Greenpoint at the Forgotten New York website. Click here
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.
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).
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.
As the Shore Theatre, this was part of an Adult Showcase Presentation of “What About Jane” in August, 1972. Newspaper ad displayed here
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.
MSG Entertainment is exploring a spinoff of assets, including the operating lease for Radio City Music Hall. News report here