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Re: Those vertical signs.

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  • jimor2
    ... the oldest ... in 1903. The ... beauty in ... long as I ... theatre, ... time I saw ... sure enough, ... you know I ... because a silly ... you who cared,
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 29, 2004
      --- In historicmoviepalaces@yahoogroups.com, "mrcooby" <x779@w...> wrote:
      > --- In Don Wagner <overit@n...> wrote:
      > > Hey Lou!
      > >
      > > I love the vertical signs too, in whatever form they took. One of
      the oldest
      > > theatres still operating here in NYC is the New Amsterdam, built
      in 1903. The
      > > original signage is long gone but it was replaced by this art deco
      beauty in
      > > believe in the 50s. At the top of the sign is a clock, and for a
      long as I
      > > can remember it was stopped at about 2:50. Disney took over the
      theatre,
      > > restored it and the Lion King has been there forever. The first
      time I saw
      > > the restored theatre from the street I looked for the clock, and
      sure enough,
      > > it was running, the lights were flashing and it was beautiful. Do
      you know I
      > > actually got all choked up standing there on 42nd Street all
      because a silly
      > > clock was working? What a load of sentimental hooey! ;-)
      > >
      > Not at all. That told you that there was someone else out there like
      you who cared, too.
      ***************************
      For another account of the importance of Verticals, see this
      discussion in the Comments section about the RIVERSIDE:
      http://www.cinematreasures.org/theater/2260/
      Jim R.
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