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do we really need another upscale boutique for
The Last Jedi won’t be in the Loew’s auditorium?
I thank Al A. for his reply. but there is one
equation I guess you would call it that I still
don’t understand. I can’t tell you how many
big highly promoted films I’ve seen on opening
weekend where the auditorium was rather sparsely
filled. and when I hear the film had a BIG
opening weekend I go Where? then when I see a
big highly promoted film on opening weekend
and the auditorium is packed I expect the film
to have a huge opening weekend but it flops.
I don’t get it.
I thank moviebuff82 for your reply. I thought it was
a wayyyyy better film than either MOS or BVS so go
figure. but I don’t the audience size/opening weekend
numbers. I have seen big highly promoted films
here where right before the film actually begins
I can tell there are very few people in the auditorium.
so I figure the opening weekend will be on the
downside yet it makes a truckload of $$$. likewise I
have seen big highly promoted films here where the
auditorium was packed and the crowd waiting for the
next showing was substantial yet the film had a
disappointing opening weekend. I don’t get it.
I thank Mikeoaklandpark for his reply but I should
have been more exact in my question. I should have
said I am referring to actual engagements not special
quickie engagements before a film opens wide. that
would also exclude Anastasia from 1997.
a question. I liked Justice League wayyyyyyyyy
better than Warner’s first two films in its reboot
of the Superman franchise- Man of Steel and Superman
vs Batman: Dawn of Justice. in fact the auditorium
I saw it in was maybe not sold out but rather well
filled. the crowd in the waiting area for the next
show was a damn good size too. so Mon. morning when I read in a Yahoo news blurb that the film “stumbled”
I was surprised considering the two crowds noted
above. then this morning I read the opening weekend
was $96 mil. how is that “stumbling”?
I apologize for asking this question again but
I can’t remember what the answer was. what was
the last big studio film to have an exclusive
1st run engagement at the Ziegfeld?
one’s memory can play tricks on you but and there’s
always a but. when the 1st Cinerama film This Is
Cinerama was released the Spring of 1973 I could
swear the Ziegfeld used a curved screen. yet a
comment says the re-issue was shown on a flat screen.
I thank xbs2034 for their reply. but I’m still
wondering if I were sitting in the theater watching
it what difference would I notice? I figure there
must be some significant difference if they’re
bothering to theatrically release it.
since i’m guessing it will play here does anyone
know what’s distinctive/different about the
remastered Titanic that will be released the first
week of Dec.?
what thehorror13’s post fails to mention is the
uncomfortably small size of the men’s room. i am
surprised they didn’t expand it during the 2000
tri-plexing. i can’t believe it meets the NYC
Building Code standards.
I thank markp for his reply. I thought at the least
there was 1 person maintaining all the digital equipment
for an entire multiplex. if there’s no “projectionist at all what if something goes wrong?
also I would appreciate an answer to my central
question about projection being too frigging dark.
when I saw Wonderstruck I could not read what the
kids were writing on the pads.
this is a question about projection that I have
noticed lately. is it possible the projectionist
doesn’t use the right lite on the projector? this
is a problem I have noticed at virtually all
theaters. case in point. this past weekend I saw
Wonderstruck and I thought a few scenes were wayyyyy
to dark. for instance the scene with the two boys
in the 1977 section communicating by notepad while
crouching in a corner of the Museum of Natural
History. I could hardly see what was written on
to lazydave- why can’t they simply renovate the
Palace to its original condition as is? otherwise
I have this picture in my head of the theater
collapsing onto 7th Avenue.
I thank Simon S. for his reply. but it prompts
another question. exactly how was an A movie
differentiated from a B movie? for instance I
had never heard of “The Wind Can Not Read” until
I went thru the photo pages for this theater.
so since I had never heard of it I assumed it
was B movie.
the often pined for Golden Age of Hollywood lasted
from the beginning of the sound era to approx. the
early 60s which is where my question comes in. it is
my impression that during this roughly 34 year period
Hollywood operated very much on the A movie and B
movie production levels. so for someone who has a
detailed knowledge of the Roxy’s bookings would you
say the theater played as many B movies as A movies?
to Comfortably Cool. the ad for the premiere
opening of AAE was neat. did I misunderstand the ‘
ad? I got the impression from the info in the
lower left hand that it was a reserved performance
i went to see Victoria and Abdul the day after it
opened which I enjoyed a great deal but. i find the
new reserve seating policy annoying. when i got on
line it went from the box office to the corner of
the Bergdorf Goodman building. because there’s only
one ticket seller and you have to pick a seat from
the little screen it took forever to get from the
corner of the BG building to the box office. if the
theater was looking for a way to raise prices just
do so. the reserved seat policy is a waste of time.
I’m hedging the bet that Blade Runner 2049 will
play both the Imax auditorium and the Loews downstairs.
now on any of the online ticket services how can I tell
which showing is in the Loews auditorium?
Hello From NYC-
with every new post on the subject I get more confused.
I have always been under the impression that the
Dome was built specifically for 70MM single lens
version. also how could a 3-Strip print of IAMMMMW
exist if it was shot in Ultra Panavision 70 not
the 3-Strip process?
I am a bit perplexed by silver’s 9/21 comment. when
the Archlight chain took over the Dome several years
back and renovated the theater I thought it was for
the expressed purpose of being able to show 3-Strip
films. so after all the time and $$$ involved why would they stop showing 3-Strip films?
I thank Scott for his reply. in terms of the
grand ornate movie theaters build between 1914-1941
the only one which opened from the get go as a 1st
run venue and has continued to operate as such is
the Chinese in Hollywood. out of all 50 states that’s
kind of sad.
the era of building grand ornate movie theaters was
approx. 1914-1941. now many still exist in prime
condition. for instance the Castro in San Francisco
has been in continual operation since it opened
Sept. of 1922 but its was built from the get go as
a 2nd/3rd run neighborhood which is where my
question comes in. I am looking for grand ornate
movie theaters built from the get go as 1st run
venues and have continued to operate as such since
the day they opened. NYC nor San Francisco have
any left. does Chicago?
aside from Windjammer, West Side Story and HelloDolly was the Chinese ever used for a reserved seatengagement?
i just walked by 100 3rd Ave. last weekend and its
now a upscale bar Nevada Smith’s. but i am perplexed
by something. the width of the bar is no way near
the width of the theater front in the photo at the
top of this page. can someone explain this?