From: Saul Ostrow (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Nov 16 2009 - 19:09:17 PST
I think it was the Thalia on 8th ave had mid-night shows - I saw Chesea Girls there and I think also Empire
On 11/16/09 6:58 PM, "Fred Camper" <email suppressed> wrote:
A movie theater called the 55th Street Playhouse, which was indeed on
55th Street, had a brief period in early 1964 of showing avant-garde
films with one week runs. I saw "Twice a Man" there.
The Astor Place Playhouse showed avant-garde films, I believe around
1965. I'm not sure who organized this; it might have been Jonas Mekas.
There was also a period of screenings at the City Hall Cinema, likely
organized by Mekas, where there was a complete Brakhage retrospective
(perhaps the first ever?) in the mid-1960s.
I don't even know if these places are physically extant today.
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