06 October 2010

a favorite poster



I pickd this up at a screening of this film in 1972. it was a period in which I was reading Mishima. haven't seen the film since. don't know if it's available.

& the theater is one of those which were torn down to build an ugly tourist hotel.

4 comments:

cinemage books said...

think this is the theatre that I saw a revival of freaks also around this time. Maybe a year or so earlier.

AlexG said...

it was the smallest of the Schubert theaters. built in the teens & torn down in 1982. thruout the '70s it alternated between having plays & showing movies. I remember there were some star footprints in the cement in front of it but no longer recall whose.

richard lopez said...

it's a shame that cities didn't preserve old theaters. the safeway where i do most of our grocery shopping was once the site of a grand movie palace called the alhambra done in a rather flamboyant moorish style. it was torn down in the early '70s to make way for a supermarket. the only evidence left of the old alhambra's existence is a wall with a fountain and a plaque with a omar kayyam quote.

cinemage books said...

I mourn the loss of the great old movie theatres that use to line the streets of times sq. Happily I got to go to them in the early and mid 50's.