January 06, 2005

This Whole Fallacy is Wrong

The Beekman Theatre on Manhattan's Upper East Side closed this week, and while I'd never been there, I'm sad about it for two reasons. One, as a cinema fan I'm always upset to see one less historical theater, and two, the Beekman was the location for one of my favorite movie scenes of all time: the one in "Annie Hall" where Woody Allen and Diane Keaton are in line for a movie, the guy behind them loudly pontificates about Fellini before quoting Marshall McLuhan- until McLuhan himself emerges from the shadows to correct him.

Unfortunately, McLuhan died 25 years ago, Allen hasn't made a good movie in almost a decade, and now the Beekman is no more.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 6, 2005 06:04 PM

I love that scene. Sometimes i'll be standing in line for a movie hoping something like this would happen. Sad to hear the news about the closing. Allan has another film coming out, although as his latest fare it doesn't look promising. (Actually it looks good, but i know what to expect).

Posted by: Funnya at January 6, 2005 07:23 PM

All 3 are quite OVERRATED!!!

Posted by: A at January 6, 2005 11:02 PM
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