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does anyone know what has become of The Current War starring
Benedict Cumberbatch which was supposed to get released the
Fall of 2017?
on the photo page is an ad for the World Premiere
opening of 2001: A Space Odyssey. right above it is'
an ad for the roadshow engagement of Camelot at the
Warner. said theater was fully renovated but no longer
shows films. would anyone know the last big studio
film to play an exclusive engagement here?
to markp thanks for your reply of 12/27. I am assuming that
when a film’s release date is announced its basically shot
edited and in the can. for instance the Summer Movie section
which the NY Times had the first Sun. in May has Under the
Silver Lake opening the last week of June. in fact when i saw
Angels in America Andrew Garfield( who i’m a big fan of)
confirmed the film was opening the last week of June. but
it was pulled from release and yet to open in Dec. the
Fall Movie preview section in the Sun. N Y Times the 2nd
Sun. in Sept. stated as much. but the film never opened.
people who go see blockbuster/super hero films 2 to 3 tend
not to see art house films. so what happened to UTSL?
continually shifting release dates is NEVER a good sign.
thanks for the reply. what I meant to ask was how different
a moviegoing experience is the Dolby Cinema from the Loews
to Mike(saps) you have a point but I wouldn’t have asked
the question again if someone had definitively answered it
the 1st time I asked it- was Hammerstein’s Victoria
“demolished” or not?
I would greatly appreciate it if anyone has additional
info to answer my question of 9/3/12. thanks
i haven’t had the chance to see a film in the new Dolby Cinemayet. to which just how different is it from its former lifeas the Loews Auditorium?
in terms of davepring’s post. from a reliable source
I read that the real reason Sinatra left the filming
of Carousel was not because for the “if I’m shooting
2 films I want be paid twice” reason. it turns out his
paramour at the time Ava Gardner was shooting in Europe
and she sent him a note stating that if he didn’t get
the set asap she would have an affair with her co-star.
to markp thanks for your reply other day. a two part
*during the 70MM engagement of Phantom Thread where
were the brochures placed?
*also do you know of a website that will mention
whatever became of a film that was never came out?
as an example the Fall Movie section in a Sunday NYT
this past Sept. listed films which never opened. in
fact they were listed again in the Holiday Movie
section the first Sunday in Nov. and gain never
first off Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.
okay here goes- how long did the rather nicely done
brochure passed out at the 70MM engagement of Phantom
Thread last? when I saw If Beale Street Could Talk
opening day at the Angelika Film Center they were
passing out a beautifully done brochure for the film
that was so beautifully designed and printed they could
have sold it has a souvenir program.
a question pertaining to the ad on photo pg.1 for the
continuous performance engagement of Oklahoma. was the film
shot with a Todd-AO camera side by side with a Cinemascope
camera? or was the film shot once in Todd-AO and then
reshot in Cinemascope?
this past weekend If Beale Street Could Talk opened here
and at the Angelika. the Angelika was passing out a freebie
brochure that was so well done it amounted to a
souvenir program. did this theater pass it out as well?
thanks to Peter A. for his reply. I greatly enjoyed the
film but saw it at the Loews 19 St. so watching it on
Blu-ray the switching wasn’t of putting just odd. to which
why wasn’t the entire film shot in IMAX?
a question for people who saw Mission Impossible:Fallout
at this theater’s IMAX auditorium this past summer. i just
watched the blu-ray disc released last week and something
odd happened that i had never seen before on a blu-ray
disc. thru out the course of the film’s 2hrs. 27mins. the
aspect ratio kept changing. it switched from the 2.35.1
ratio to filling the entire screen of my 39" 1080p LED
t.v.. was that the way it was shown here?
it was more convenient for me to see MQOS at the Amgelika
Film Center yesterday Sat. 12/8. they were passing out a
rather nicely done brochure for the film. did this theater
have it as well?
I greatly enjoyed the recent remake of IT but the bells and
whistles and added cost of Union Square’s 4DX theater weren’t
really necessary to fully enjoy the film. also why can’t
regular auditoriums have perfect projection ad sound? isn’t
that what the patrons are paying for?
I think its simply more bells and whistles that doesn’t
really improve your appreciation of the film. case in
point. when IT opened last year I decided to go to the
Regal Union Square to see it. the screening I chose
happened to be in the 4DX auditorium. it was expensive
but I paid anyway. the 4DX bells and whistles didn’t make
me enjoy the film any more than if I had seen it on a
this may be a silly question to asks at this point but
what exactly was the point of turning the Loew’s auditorium
into a Dolby Cinema other than to extract more $$$ from
Hello from NYC-
when The Sound of Music moved to this theater after its
roadshow at the United Artist and after Doctor Zhivago
moved here after its roadshow run at the Orpheum were they
the original roadshow prints? in NYC when a film went to
neighborhood theaters following roadshow runs they were
what does Lincoln Square’s new Dolby Theater have in
comparison to Regal’s Union Square 4DX Theater to justify
the high price increase?
a recent post mentions that the price for a ticket for
the new Dolby Theater is $3 more than at Empire 42 St.
is the extra $$$ really worth it?
thanks to MSC77 for the info. I did in fact mean the time period
of the Sept. 1952 roadshow engagement of This Is Cinerama to the
Dec. 1972 roadshow engagement of Man of La Mancha. now this
theater only held three that you are aware of but there were
countless other roadshow engagements in S.F. as there were in
Manhattan. so what theaters were used on a regular basis for
roadshow engagements in S.F. during the approx. 20 year
period noted. thanks in advance.
during the heyday of roadshow engagements how many did thistheater have?
if the cinema didn’t open till 1907 how can it be deemed the
oldest operating purpose built cinema? the building wasn’t
purpose built as a cinema. said cinema was built within
a pre-existing structure.