Theatre

Loew's Cinerama aka Loew's Capitol

Cinerama film formats shown

3-strip and 70mm

3-strip dates

From 08/07/62 to 06/23/64

70mm dates

From 07/25/64 to 09/14/68

Screen curvature and size

90ft by 33ft

Address

1639 Broadway at 51st

Comments

Changed name to Loew's Capitol 11/02/64

Current status

Demolished

List of Cinerama films that played at the theatre from Cinema Treasures

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM
Premiere: August 7, 1962
Duration: 33 weeks
HOW THE WEST WAS WON
Premiere: March 27, 1963
Duration: 39 weeks
THE BEST OF CINERAMA
Premiere: December 25, 1963
Duration: 13 weeks
WINDJAMMER (Return Engagement)
Premiere: April 29, 1964
Duration: 8 weeks
CIRCUS WORLD
Premiere: June 25, 1964
Duration: 19 weeks
THE HALLELUJAH TRAIL
Premiere: June 30, 1965 (World Premiere)
Duration: 11 weeks
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Premiere: April 3, 1968
Duration: 24 weeks

 

Pictures of the theatre below were taken in 1960 (other years noted) and are reproduced from the book Theaters: A Norton/Visual Sourcebook Library of Congress by Craig Morrison, (c) Library of Congress 2006, (c) Craig Morrison 2006, reproduced courtesy of the publisher W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. Visit http://www.wwnorton.com/npbcatalog/nparch/731081.html if you would like to purchase the book.

 

below from August 30, 1959

Below from January 12, 1960

below from August 8, 1962

 

Below ticket flyer

Below from http://charliehill.com

 

 

 

 

Below from the October 8, 1962 issue of Boxoffice

Below from http://charliehill.com/melville/?page_id=3213

 

 

Dated April 1964 below from http://cinematreasures.org/members/defg/photos/33350

Below program from the Benefit Premiere at Loew's Capitol for the Cinema Centre on June 24, 1964

Dated June 1964 below from http://cinematreasures.org

Trini Lopez and Joey Heatherton at the premiere

Joan Fontaine and family at the premiere

From the July 22, 1964 issue of Motion Picture Herald below

 

Dated June 13, 1965 below from http://cinematreasures.org/members/defg/photos/34420

Dated April 3, 1968 below from http://cinematreasures.org/members/defg/photos/34033

Below is a hand-out that was never used dated April 22, 1968 based on a forthcoming New York Times interview

 

Movie poster below