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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Nov 5, 2018 at 11:27 am

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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?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Nov 5, 2018 at 10:17 am

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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 regular screen.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Nov 5, 2018 at 9:25 am

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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 the public?

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bigjoe59 commented about Balboa Theatre on Nov 4, 2018 at 2:10 pm

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 often tweaked.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Oct 27, 2018 at 8:40 am

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what does Lincoln Square’s new Dolby Theater have in comparison to Regal’s Union Square 4DX Theater to justify the high price increase?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Oct 26, 2018 at 1:34 pm

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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?

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bigjoe59 commented about Parkside Theatre on Oct 23, 2018 at 12:54 pm

Hello from NYC-

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.

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bigjoe59 commented about Parkside Theatre on Oct 21, 2018 at 12:35 pm

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during the heyday of roadshow engagements how many did this
theater have?

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bigjoe59 commented about Plaza Grill & Cinema on Oct 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm

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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.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Oct 18, 2018 at 2:26 pm

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i hope my fellow moviegoers can help with a question. when the Harvey Weinstein scandal hit just a year ago whatever Weinstein Company Oscar Bait films that were set to open between then and Dec. 31 never opened. and have apparently vanished into thin air. i was especially looking forward to The Current War with Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon and Nicholas Hoult. the film was originally set to open Nov. 2017 but has yet to appear. where are all the Weinstein Company films that were going to be released last fall 201? have they vanished into thin air never to be seen again? thanks for any info.

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bigjoe59 commented about Sutton Theater on Oct 15, 2018 at 12:08 pm

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to NYer thanks for the info.

also the Sutton wasn’t the only East Side “art house”
to host a roadshow engagement. the Coronet had The Taming
of the Shrew and the Fine Arts has three-A Man for All
Seasons, The Charge of the Light Brigade and The Trojan
Women.

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bigjoe59 commented about Sutton Theater on Oct 14, 2018 at 1:52 pm

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the last several years of the theater’s life it ran as a twin. to which- what was the last film to play it as a single screen theater?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Oct 8, 2018 at 2:13 pm

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I would appreciate it if someone could explain something to me. Venom got very mixed reviews at leas the reviews I read yet it had a decent opening weekend. now Green Lantern and the Fantastic 4 reboot got rather mixed reviews and the box office was accordingly not very impressive. I assume this occurred because even people who were looking forward to the films paid attention to the reviews and decided not to go. so why would Venom which got equally mixed reviews have a decent opening weekend?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Oct 7, 2018 at 3:07 pm

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I thank xbs2034 for their reply but it doesn’t answer my question- how can an warts and all bio pic of Mercury and Queen be any good or one might say truthful with a PG-13 rating?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Oct 7, 2018 at 12:01 pm

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has anyone heard anything about Bohemian Rhapsody? the reason i ask is simple. i saw the trailer this past weekend and no way can a warts and all bio pic about Mercury and the founding of Queen be any good with a PG-13 rating.

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bigjoe59 commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on Sep 19, 2018 at 1:21 pm

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thanks to Peter A. again for his reply. as you state HTWWW
has been available on home video(vhs,dvd,blu-ray) since the dawn of the home video market. now the only time TWWOTBG has ever been issued on home video is a vhs from MGM Home Video at the advent of the home video revolution which has been long been out f print. so what would they have used to strike(if that’s the correct term)the vhs from approx. 30? years ago if
as you say the original camera negative has water damage.

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bigjoe59 commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on Sep 18, 2018 at 12:46 pm

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thanks to Peter A. for his reply. if I understand your reply correctly Warner Bros. Hone Video which has home video rights to all of MGM’s roadshow epics wouldn’t want to spend the necessary $$$ to restore Grimm. but didn’t they do an extensive restoration/remastering of HTWWW before they released the Blu-ray disc Oct. 2008?

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bigjoe59 commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on Sep 17, 2018 at 12:55 pm

Hello From NYC-

I hope someone with indepth technical know how can answer a question. if the Dome was able to find a print of Grimm good enough to show a few years back why isn’t it good enough to use for mastering for a Blu-ray disc?

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bigjoe59 commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on Sep 16, 2018 at 4:14 pm

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in response to vindanpar’s 9/2/18 comment about Camelot’s 1968 Labor Day schedule posted on the photos page. in said post vindanpar said the film’s run was pretty good at the Dome compared to its roadshow run at the Warner in Manhattan- “it pretty died as a roadshow in New York”. how is 34 weeks pretty much died as a roadshow in New York?

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bigjoe59 commented about Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre on Sep 8, 2018 at 10:41 am

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to dickneeds111, I agree with you a well run theater is a we’ll run theater regardless of where its located. I was just wondering out of curiosity how many of the grand old movie theaters that were built from the get go specially as 1st run venues have continued to operate as such since the day they opened.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Aug 30, 2018 at 1:49 pm

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to markp thanks for your reply. as I said the screening at the Cinema 1 was at the absolute most 20% full. so when I see a film on the opening weekend and the theater isn’t very full and then I hear it had a huge opening weekend I say to myself “where?”.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Aug 27, 2018 at 1:56 pm

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to anyone who saw Crazy Rich Asians at this theater the opening weekend August 17-19. i saw it Sat. 8/18 at the Cinema 1 and the theater was at the most 20% full.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Aug 26, 2018 at 2:23 pm

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I thought the only IMAX 2001 print to play NYC was the unrestored one playing this week at Lincoln Square. when is an IMAX print of the restored 4K version playing NYC?

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bigjoe59 commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Aug 23, 2018 at 3:14 pm

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thanks to Peter A. for clearing up my questions about the Twilight Time Hawaii Blu-ray. many prominent road- show films can’t have complete roadshow prints on Blu- ray since in many cases the complete roadshow print no longer exists. but it does for Hawaii so the fact their did an HD transfer of the general release print only baffles logic.

also for another bit of info. I always thought Twilight
Time did the remastering themselves.

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bigjoe59 commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Aug 23, 2018 at 3:06 pm

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I enjoy chatting with fellow movie buffs via this site since IMDB did away with their message boards. to which a thought- I wish people would stop equating being able to reserve seats online nowadays with traditional roadshow engagements popular from 1952-1972.