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bigjoe59 commented about Sunshine Cinema on Dec 14, 2017 at 3:01 pm

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do we really need another upscale boutique for trendy hipsters??????????????

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Dec 4, 2017 at 4:14 pm

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The Last Jedi won’t be in the Loew’s auditorium?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Nov 23, 2017 at 1:24 pm

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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.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Nov 20, 2017 at 3:01 pm

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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.

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bigjoe59 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 20, 2017 at 2:49 pm

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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.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Nov 20, 2017 at 11:46 am

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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”?

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bigjoe59 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 20, 2017 at 11:34 am

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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?

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bigjoe59 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 19, 2017 at 1:45 pm

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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. who’s right?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Nov 17, 2017 at 1:40 pm

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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.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Nov 16, 2017 at 1:38 pm

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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.?

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bigjoe59 commented about Cinema Village on Nov 12, 2017 at 1:40 pm

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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.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Oct 31, 2017 at 12:11 pm

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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.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Oct 30, 2017 at 1:47 pm

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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 the pad.

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bigjoe59 commented about Palace Theatre on Oct 26, 2017 at 12:06 pm

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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.

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bigjoe59 commented about Roxy Theatre on Oct 23, 2017 at 3:25 pm

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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.

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bigjoe59 commented about Roxy Theatre on Oct 23, 2017 at 1:59 pm

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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?

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bigjoe59 commented about Roxy Theatre on Oct 22, 2017 at 12:18 pm

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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 engagement.

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bigjoe59 commented about Paris Theatre on Oct 20, 2017 at 1:45 pm

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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.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Oct 4, 2017 at 1:14 pm

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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?

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bigjoe59 commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on Sep 24, 2017 at 12:52 pm

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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?

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bigjoe59 commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on Sep 22, 2017 at 1:15 pm

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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?

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bigjoe59 commented about Chicago Theatre on Sep 21, 2017 at 3:52 pm

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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.

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bigjoe59 commented about Chicago Theatre on Sep 21, 2017 at 11:49 am

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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?

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bigjoe59 commented about YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE on Sep 19, 2017 at 12:34 pm

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aside from Windjammer, West Side Story and Hello
Dolly was the Chinese ever used for a reserved seat
engagement?

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bigjoe59 commented about Bijou Cinema on Sep 15, 2017 at 2:12 pm

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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?