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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Jan 15, 2019 at 1:59 pm

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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?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Uptown 1 on Jan 13, 2019 at 2:28 pm

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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?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Jan 11, 2019 at 3:34 pm

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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.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Jan 8, 2019 at 12:18 pm

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thanks for the reply. what I meant to ask was how different a moviegoing experience is the Dolby Cinema from the Loews Auditorium?

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bigjoe59 commented about Hammerstein's Victoria Theatre on Jan 2, 2019 at 12:39 pm

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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?

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bigjoe59 commented about Hammerstein's Victoria Theatre on Jan 1, 2019 at 11:58 am

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I would greatly appreciate it if anyone has additional info to answer my question of 9/3/12. thanks

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Jan 1, 2019 at 11:45 am

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i haven’t had the chance to see a film in the new Dolby Cinema
yet. to which just how different is it from its former life
as the Loews Auditorium?

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bigjoe59 commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Dec 27, 2018 at 12:54 pm

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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.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Dec 27, 2018 at 12:47 pm

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to markp thanks for your reply other day. a two part follow up.

*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 opened.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Dec 25, 2018 at 12:24 pm

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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.

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bigjoe59 commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Dec 25, 2018 at 12:16 pm

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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?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Dec 16, 2018 at 2:08 pm

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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?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Dec 10, 2018 at 3:47 pm

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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?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Dec 10, 2018 at 3:47 pm

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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?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Dec 10, 2018 at 1:45 pm

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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?

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bigjoe59 commented about Paris Theatre on Dec 9, 2018 at 3:01 pm

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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?

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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

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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.