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New York, NY: Martin Scorcese and Others Pay Their Respects to the Now-Closed Ziegfeld Theater

Posted on Friday, January 29th, 2016 and updated on Monday, March 21st, 2016 11:14 AM


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Indiewire has a story about some of the movie industry's influential people, such as directors Martin Scorsese, Ava DuVernay, and Spike Lee, paying their respects for the Bow Tie Ziegfeld Theater in New York City, which closed this month:

Martin Scorsese, Director
Well, this really is the end of an era of moviegoing. It’s a question of scale. When I was young, there were so many theatres in the city that were on the scale of the Ziegfeld. One by one, they disappeared. The multiplexes – it’s just not the same thing, even if stadium seating is more comfortable. I know that things come to an end, but for someone who grew up in an earlier era, this particular ending is quite a sad one. It means a lot to me that we did the "Vinyl" premiere there at the Ziegfeld.

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