TRANSFORMERS at the Orpheum!

posted by moviejs on July 13, 2007 at 3:53 pm

LOS ANGELES, CA — Seen it yet? The last big battle between good and evil takes place in downtown L.A. on Broadway…in the classic theatre district! The Orpheum, Rialto and several others will never be the same.

Theaters in this post

Comments (7)

frenchjr25
frenchjr25 on July 13, 2007 at 4:21 pm

This makes sense seeing that the movie was partially filmed on Broadway.

efriedmann
efriedmann on July 13, 2007 at 8:55 pm

I have no intention of seeing this movie. Frankly, INDEPENDENCE DAY and WAR OF THE WORLDS satisfied the “alien invasion” genre for me.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 14, 2007 at 2:27 am

I kinda agree with you, lvhg. ID4 and both versions of War of the Worlds, as well as Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Earth vs. the Flying Saucers and The Day the Earth Stood Still rule the alien invasion genre, but E.T. is king when it attracts a huge worldwide audience. As for the theater’s prominence in the movie, I thought it was the old Loews Orpheum in NY, not the NYC one. It made sense when the movie took place not in NY, as to not to remind moviegoers of 9/11 again, this time with robots instead of terrorists. Good thing Mike Bay didn’t set a part of the story in Iraq or Afghanistan, and made Transformers a very real but fantasized version of post-apocalyptic America.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on July 14, 2007 at 5:41 pm

Come on!!!! Didn’t any of you grow up in the 80’s???? It’s the TRANSFORMERS!!!! How can you not see it. I have not gone myself yet. Hopefully will get around to it before this release goes to DVD.

sdoerr
sdoerr on July 15, 2007 at 10:43 pm

The great ol' city of Detroit is featured as well.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on August 1, 2007 at 12:52 am

Hey SNWEB: General Motors reported an $893 million quarterly profit today, their third consecutive quarterly profit. All is not lost for the City of Detroit!

MaryLand
MaryLand on August 8, 2007 at 6:08 pm

To all Historic Theatre gruru’s out there – please help me answer this challenge question…

Can you identify ALL of the Historic Theatres featured in the new movie “Transformers”?

Hint: Most of the Historic Theatre Marquees are featured in the final fight sequence.

These are the ones I remember seeing…
-Eldorado
-Orpheum
-Royale
-Rialto
-Roxie

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