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Ziegfeld Theater May Be No More#1
Posted: 7/8/12 at 11:05am
Reading in the Post today that the Ziegfeld theater may be no more

It may join the ranks of the Roxy and the Paramount as a victim of progress. A much needed (ha ha) office building may take its place



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Updated On: 7/8/12 at 11:05 AM
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Posted: 7/8/12 at 11:16am


"Hey little girls, look at all the men in shiny shirts and no wives!" - Jackie Hoffman, Xanadu, 19 Feb 2008
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Posted: 7/8/12 at 1:58pm
Sad. I have attended many a premiere there.
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Posted: 7/8/12 at 3:27pm
Well, it's not like it's the original Ziegfeld or anything.

That was probably a lot sadder.

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Posted: 7/8/12 at 5:21pm
Lord, will you look at it?
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Posted: 7/8/12 at 5:27pm
Great picture PalJoey, thanks for sharing!
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Posted: 7/8/12 at 5:53pm
The only time I was in the original was for a taping of an NBC game show Haggis Baggis.

I was not into theaters than sadly
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Posted: 7/8/12 at 5:58pm
This explains why I couldn't find what was playing there. It was closed. Finally got to see 2 movies there in the past year amd love the theater.
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Posted: 7/8/12 at 6:05pm
I remember seeing a rat run across my foot when I saw the first X-FILES movie there.

Memories...
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Posted: 7/8/12 at 6:13pm
Like the corner of my mind...

Most movie theatters have mice and rats due to all the food on the floor.Most abandoned theaters do not have the problem due to their food supply being shut off.

I remember seeing one in the New Amsterdam when it was still showing movies.
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Ziegfeld Theater May Be No More#10
Posted: 7/8/12 at 7:42pm
Where was the site of the original Ziegfeld Theatre?
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Ziegfeld Theater May Be No More#11
Posted: 7/8/12 at 8:06pm
Same site I believe.
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Posted: 7/8/12 at 8:14pm
That is what I thought when I say PalJoeys pic, though it looked like the front was on sixth Ave.
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Posted: 7/9/12 at 11:35am
Gawker Sez: Cablevision reached out with the following statement: "We have no plans to close the Ziegfeld Theatre." OK, back to not worrying, then.
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Ziegfeld Theater May Be No More#14
Posted: 7/9/12 at 11:52am
The front of the original Ziegfeld was on 6th Avenue, where the Alliance Bernstein building entrance is now, and it stretched back pretty far along 54th Street.

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Ziegfeld Theater May Be No More#15
Posted: 7/9/12 at 11:56am
The legit Ziegfeld Theatre was at 54th and 6th with the entrance on 6th Avenue.

After Billy Rose sold it for that office building to be put up, the Walter Reade Theatres built the current film Ziegfeld on an adjacent site. I don't think the current site shares any land with the theatre's site.

The Walter Reade Theatres sold it (and the entire chain) to Cineplex Odious (whose founder is either in a Canadian jail or soon to take up residence there after fraud convictions), and then they sold it to the Clearview chain.
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Posted: 7/9/12 at 12:04pm
It was designed by Joseph Urban

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Posted: 7/9/12 at 12:47pm
WOW! Looks like someone barfed Gustav Klimit!
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Posted: 7/9/12 at 12:56pm
They were ver-klimt!
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