Monday, May 26, 2008

Cool Spaces: The Ziegfeld Theater

Went to the historic Ziegfeld on 54th and 6th Ave. for the first time on Friday night to join the adventure-seeking hordes for the Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull first Friday premiere (technically, the movie opened the night before). That's one grand space. Old school single screen Broadway theater with multiple tiers of seating and red velvet walls. Supposedly seats over a thousand. All that's missing is the tuxedo-clad organ player. I don't know if the Indy film was really as good as it seemed, or if being in a fancy-pants theater helped, but by end credits, the audience was clapping with glee. Reminds you that people once took their movie watching seriously.

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