Rivoli Theatre 1620 Broadway, New York, NY - The 1950’s deeply curved screen was enormous.

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Rivoli Theatre 1620 Broadway, New York, NY - The 1950’s deeply curved screen was enormous.

Rivoli Theatre 1620 Broadway, New York, NY

The 1950’s deeply curved screen was enormous.

The 1950’s deeply curved screen was enormous and generated the illusion of peripheral vision. The Rivoli Theatre, along with the nearby Capitol Theatre, showed event films and both movie houses showed “2001” on their giant screens. Patrons also recall that the sound quality of the six track stereo was as impressive as it’s visuals.

After it was twinned on December 16, 1981, and the curved screen was removed, seating was provided for 890 & 744. It became the United Artists Twin from October 26, 1984. One of the last features to play there was Richard Haines' low budget movie, “The Class of Nuke ‘Em High”. It was closed as the United Artists Twin on June 18, 1987 - Notes by Richard Haines, William Gabel.

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Kinospotter
Kinospotter on June 11, 2022 at 8:31 am

Dear Greg Lynch

Thank you

terrywade
terrywade on June 15, 2022 at 7:42 am

The Todd-AO screen was great. Later on they put in the UA D-150 large curved screen also at the UA Rivoli Theatre NYC.

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