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In its art house days in the sixties, saw my first gay themed film here, the Leather boys. I was a child. they still let me in. Later they barred me from seeing The Collector, another Brit film.
So my mother took me. She didn’t see the problem. I also saw a soft core Jane Fonda film in French. They let me in to see that alone. capricious policy regarding children and adult themed films. great memories.
unusual design. inside and out. saw Gone With the Wind for the first time in the seventies.sorry to learn it was demolished. 16th St had several old movie palaces and I’m sure they are long gone.
when I moved to denver in the seventies, it was showing American Theater series of films, basically filmed plays. I didn’t have a TV so I saw every film. Later on this was the first theater at which I saw Pink Flamingoes. Many other films. At one time this was a great movie theater.
saw Last Stop Greenwich Village when I homesick for NYC and for the first time Singing in the Rain, in the seventies, so I will always have a soft spot for this theater.
most memorable time was being introduced to films of Preston Sturges and the film Holiday with Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn. the revival houses of the sixties through eighties were great.
I also thought this was a vaudeville house…it had the most peculiar configuration with two narrow balconies the length of the theater on both sides of the hall. On the outside facade were two devils? satyrs? It was by far the sleaziest porn theater and that is saying a lot. I would never want to live in the apartments on this site. If there are ghosts then this is the place.