Before the Age of Multiplexes #21


The Rivoli Theater, New York, NY.

4 comments:

JL Cancio said...

Grat picture!

a-natural-man said...

Frame in a frame??

Do you think this is a co-incidence that Cleopatra was filmed in TODD-AO???

The "Todd" in "Todd AO" refers to that Mike Todd (the promoter part of the partnership). AO refers to American Optical (the tech part of the partnership).

Brent McKee said...

Interesting that the name of two of Elizabeth Taylor's husbands are on the marquee: the Todd-AO was created by and named for her third husband Mike Todd, and of course it co-starred her fifth/sixth husband Richard Burton.

Robert Cook said...

I loved the Rivoli Theater! I saw many movies there, but I particularly remember seeing George Romero's DAY OF THE DEAD and a preview showing of Cronenberg's VIDEODROME where we were asked to fill out questionnaire cards after the showing expressing our reactions to the film. What a tragedy when this and other great Times Square theaters were demolished.