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bigjoe59 commented about City Cinemas Village East on May 24, 2018 at 3:17 pm

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to markp. I like your witty comment. I don’t see what would have been soooooooooooooo horrible if Nolan had restored the print before making the 70MM prints for the 50th Anniversary. is Nolan saying classic films should never be restored?

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bigjoe59 commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 24, 2018 at 2:35 pm

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to Howard B.–

I went to the 1:10p.m. screening on the opening day May 18th. unfortunately there was no program at all whether a freebie hand out or one for sale. since when the 70MM engagement of TPT opening at the Lincoln Square they had a rather nice freebie hand out I had my fingers crossed. but it didn’t work.

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bigjoe59 commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 22, 2018 at 1:25 pm

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to Howard B. do you know if a chart that will adjust for inflation? for instance A Daughter of the Gods produced by William Fox which opened Oct. of 1916 cost a cool $1,000,000 making it the most expensive film made up to that time. what would that $1,000,000 be today?

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bigjoe59 commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 21, 2018 at 12:40 pm

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I saw 2001 this past Sat. at the Village East. It was ! WOW !. but I noticed three slight rips. why would it have been so horrible if Nolan had repaired the rips. is Nolan saying classic films should never be restored?

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bigjoe59 commented about City Cinemas Village East on May 20, 2018 at 3:41 pm

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what would have been so horrible if Nolan had repaired the quite obvious scratches? he wouldn’t have changed the film just repaired it.

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bigjoe59 commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 17, 2018 at 2:03 pm

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to Bill H. thanks for noting the 7:30 show is
sold out. I made sure to reserve a seat for the
show most convenient for me.

since you mentioned it- why isn’t the late but
great Ziegfeld not liked by many members?

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bigjoe59 commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 15, 2018 at 1:24 pm

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two items-
*the Village East has shows every 3hrs. 10mins.
so they could fit in a 15 maybe 10min. intermission.

*since has articles have stated the film hasn’t been restored or remastered will I notice visual and audio imperfections?

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bigjoe59 commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm

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to Bill H. if its only at the Village East so be it.
i just looked at the site and noticed something
interesting. the Village East site gives the running
time at 2hrs. 44mins.

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bigjoe59 commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 14, 2018 at 2:18 pm

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oops! I meant to say Cinema 1 not “here”.

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bigjoe59 commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 14, 2018 at 2:18 pm

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another thought on the 50th Anniversary. no matter how WOW the new print supervised by Nolan is are they opening it here or the Village East because the Loews auditorium at the Lincoln Square and auditorium 12 at Regal 42 St. can’t show 70mm?

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bigjoe59 commented about City Cinemas Cinema 1, 2, and 3 on May 14, 2018 at 2:03 pm

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while walking past this theater the other day I had pangs of regret about the late but great Coronet/ Baronet, the Trans Lux East and the Sutton. now those closed and were demolished because the land became worth more than the theaters no matter popular could possibly bring in. so whenever I attend this theater I wonder how is it still here?

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bigjoe59 commented about St. Francis Theatre on May 14, 2018 at 1:53 pm

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the intro states that when this theater was twinned in 1968 the main auditorium downstairs retained the name while the upstairs auditorium was named the Baronet in honor of the recently closed Coronet/ Baronet in Manhattan. the Coronet/Baronet didn’t close till 2001.

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bigjoe59 commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 8, 2018 at 1:58 pm

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to markp thank you your reply. as I said in a recent post unless the newly remastered 70MM print of 2001 personally supervised by Nolan is shown in a theater with a really big screen why bother? to repeat myself its like showing a newly remastered 70MM print of Lawrence of Arabia at the Cinema 2.

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bigjoe59 commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 7, 2018 at 1:30 pm

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to Bill H. I recently saw Ready Player One at the main auditorium of the Village East. it didn’t impress as being anywhere near the size of screen at the Ziegfeld. since the Ziegfeld is no longer with us the place to show Nolan’s personally supervised frame by frame digital restoration of 2001 in 70MM would be the Loews auditorium at the Loews Lincoln Square or auditorium 12 at the Regal 42 St.

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bigjoe59 commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on May 6, 2018 at 1:33 pm

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while I’m looking forward to Nolan’s supervised frame by frame re-mastering of 2001 for the 50th Anniversary since they’re releasing it in theaters shouldn’t it play in theaters with really big screens? in NYC its playing the main auditorium of the Village East which isn’t an especially large screen.

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bigjoe59 commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 6, 2018 at 1:27 pm

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I remember seeing 2001 twice during its roadshow engagement “in Cinerama” at this theater and a few years later at the in 70mm at the Ziegfeld. my point being simple- since Nolan supervised a frame by frame re-mastering for the 50th Anniversary why show it at a theater unless it has a really big screen? its kind of like doing a frame by frame digital re-mastering of Lawrence of Arabia and showing it at the Cinema 2.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on May 4, 2018 at 1:48 pm

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I have a question I hope my fellow moviegoers can help me with. plus i’m asking it here since i don’t no where else to ask it. after post-production work was done the original cut of Call Me By Your Name was 4hrs. the film as released is 2hrs. 12mins. is there any way to find out what was in the excised 1hr. 48mins.?

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bigjoe59 commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on May 3, 2018 at 2:58 pm

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thank you to RogerA for replying. I know the Cinerama Dome is on Sunset and Vine I have visited it many times in my trips to L.A.. what I asked was if the photo on top this page is not the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood why is the photo there?

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bigjoe59 commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on May 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm

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I was last out in L.A. the Spring of 2003 so I can’t honestly vouch for the accuracy of the photo at the top of this page. but if it isn’t the Cinerama Dome on Sunset Blvd. and Vine was is it there?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on May 1, 2018 at 2:23 pm

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thanks to rayman29 for replying. as I said for yearssssssssss and yearssssssssssss the Summer movie season has always started the 1st Fri. in May. so are you saying that the Summer movie season will now be starting the last Fri. in April? I ask since the last week of April has for years been a dumping ground.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Apr 24, 2018 at 4:08 pm

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I thank moviebuff82 for their reply. but I an still of the opinion that for yearssssssssssssssssss that specially the last week of April being a dumping ground(negatively of course) for big studio films. its kind of like an Oscar Bait film that had a long held release between the first week of Oct. and Dec. 31 gets pulled from said release date at the last minute and is released in January you know its a turkey.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Apr 24, 2018 at 1:42 pm

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for yearsssssssss and yearssssssss the first Fri. in May was the start of the Summer movie season. so i was quite surprised that The Avengers: Infinity War was switched from the 1st Fri. in May to the last Fri. in April. for yearssssss the last week of April has been a dumping ground. i am quite nervous about the switch being an omen.

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bigjoe59 commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Apr 17, 2018 at 2:26 pm

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to BobbyS I thank you for your reply. I recently watched an HD transfer of Circus World on YouTube and found that while it may not have been Oscar material it was an colorful entertaining movie. so since the film’s roadshow engagement “in Cinerama” at this theater lasted 19 weeks I can’t believe said engagement at the Uptown in D.C.lasted only 3 weeks.

also presenting films “in Cinerama” lasted another five years.

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bigjoe59 commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Apr 16, 2018 at 3:43 pm

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I see from the wonderful article that Circus World’s roadshow engagement “in Cinerama” lasted 19 weeks. now in D.C. it played the Uptown and on that’s theater’s page someone stated that the film’s roadshow engagement “in Cinerama” lasted a grand total of 3 weeks. I can’t believe the film’s roadshow ruin at the Uptown lasted only 3 weeks considering it played the Capitol for 19 weeks.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Apr 16, 2018 at 3:21 pm

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does anyone know of a website that discusses what happened to films that should have come out by now? every so often I say to myself what ever happened to film x,y or z.