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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?
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.
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.
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 Tamingof the Shrew and the Fine Arts has three-A Man for AllSeasons, The Charge of the Light Brigade and The TrojanWomen.
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
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
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?
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.
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.
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?
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
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?
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.
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?”.
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%
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?
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
also for another bit of info. I always thought TwilightTime did the remastering themselves.
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.