Debbie Harry, american singer and actress, reveals what are her favourite cinemas. She also tells us about an unforgettable Fellini’s film that totally absorbed her
AMC Kips Bay 15: Second Avenue & The Ziegfeld Theater: 54th Street, New York City.
The cinemas I particularly think of as being among my favourites would have to include the AMC Kips Bay 15 & IMAX megaplex, up on Murray Hill on Manhattan’s Second Avenue. Also the original, historic, Ziegfeld Theater – which, over the years, had operated off-and-on as a Broadway theater – located on Sixth Avenue & West 54th Street. It closed down by the mid-Sixties before being replaced by the newer Ziegfeld Theater there, built in its honor.
I like them both: the former, mainly for its comfortable stadium-seating and particularly its big screens. While the Ziegfeld for its sense of occasion.
Long ago, I went to see Fellini’s Juliet of the Spirits. I became so engrossed in the film that, when it ended, I was actually taken by surprise. I really wanted more than anything to have it continue. The film just took me away.
I confess to not having been to the movies in a while now; instead, I’m just watching DVDs – and, even with these, only to check out the Academy Awards nominees. However, I was impressed with some of the performances in The Fighter recently. I think we all love the description at the end of Sunset Strip when our mad heroine slinks down the stairs… or is it earlier, when she talks about all the people sitting in the dark together, watching?