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bigjoe59 commented about New Victory Theater on Jan 22, 2021 at 6:27 pm

Hello- how different is the renovated theater’s interior to what it was when it opened in 1900?

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bigjoe59 commented about Masque Theatre on Jan 22, 2021 at 5:23 pm

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on the photo page are ads for 2 films with “all male casts”. Trade and Mary’s Trade. the ads are from 1969. I’m assuming these were exploitation flicks rather than actual porn which
I don’t think existed in 1969.

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bigjoe59 commented about Lincoln Plaza Cinemas on Jan 19, 2021 at 3:23 pm

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thanks to br91975 for the info. when the theater closed Millstein properties the building owner said the closure was necessary because of “structural maintenance” had to be done to the building. if said “structural maintenance” has been done why hasn’t the theater reopened? in the say 3 years before the theater’s closure whenever I went it was always well attended. plus this theater had what might have been the best concession stand in the city.

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bigjoe59 commented about Lincoln Plaza Cinemas on Jan 17, 2021 at 2:59 pm

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since the space the theater occupied was build for that purpose when the apartment building its below was built. so what is the space being used for now?

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bigjoe59 commented about Egyptian Theatre on Jan 17, 2021 at 2:54 pm

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its interesting the ad for Marooned on pg. 1 of the photo section states the film is presented in the D-150 process. the late but great Rivoli Theater in Manhattan for the longest period of time had a small sign atop the main marquee stating it was a D-150 theater. but to the best of my knowledge never presented a film in the D-150 process.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Dec 22, 2020 at 2:59 pm

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to digital3d- of what “crime” do you speak?

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bigjoe59 commented about Winter Garden Theatre on Dec 21, 2020 at 7:28 pm

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I recently watched Noah’s Ark and as hokey as it was really enjoyed it. just out of curiosity when it had its New York premiere at this theater was it the original 2hr. 15min. cut or the shortened 1hr. 45min. cut?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Dec 21, 2020 at 2:45 pm

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again thanks the quick reply. whoever designed the notes on the back of the snap case made a mistake since it clearly states the making of doc. is on the Blu-ray disc not the 4K disc.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Dec 21, 2020 at 2:40 pm

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to moviebuff82- thanks for your reply but I am still perplexed as to where the making of doc is. the snap case says its on the Blu-ray but its not. so is it in fact on the 4K disc?

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bigjoe59 commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on Dec 18, 2020 at 3:22 pm

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to Roger A.- it was a common practice to trim a film from its original roadshow cut for when its played neighborhood theaters. how much was trimmed depended on how long the film was to begin with. which leads me to my question- why do you think some studios/distributors were more adept at keeping the trims from roadshow prints than other studios? for instance the 1st time I saw Cleopatra was at my neighborhood theater in NYC. I assumed the print I saw was the film but it was the 3hr. 15min. print. fortunately Dorothy Spencer kept the trims from the original 4hr. cut which premiered in NYC June of 1963. but that’s not the case with a number of roadshow films whose blu-ray discs are the general release print not the original roadshow cut.

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bigjoe59 commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on Dec 17, 2020 at 6:58 pm

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to Roger A. thanks for your assessment of the situation. aside from how big an HD or 4K t.v. most people would be able to afford if a t.v were to big wouldn’t it hurt your eyes or be overwhelming? for instance in the rec room in my house the largest t.v. I could buy and put in the spot I’ve always put my t.v.s is 50". an 80" t.v. would be way too much.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Dec 17, 2020 at 3:43 pm

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since theaters in NYC haven’t been opened since March 16 I just got to see Tenet on blu-ray which was released this past Tues. considering the mixed reviews the film got from what people did get to see it I thought my reaction would be mixed as well but it wasn’t. two questions-

*one complaint some people had was not understanding the dialogue in some scenes. what scenes were being referred to? I had very little problem understanding the dialogue.

*also the back of the case says there’s a making of doc.
not on the 4K but on the blu-ray. but the blu-ray disc
doesn’t have a making of doc. what gives?

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bigjoe59 commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on Dec 17, 2020 at 3:22 pm

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even if the pandemic had never happened I still can’t see a true movie buff being comfortable with watching say WW84 or No Time to Die on their computer rather than at the Chinese or this theater.

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bigjoe59 commented about RKO Warner Twin Theatre on Dec 11, 2020 at 4:09 pm

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on pg.1 of the photo section is an ad with highly acclaimed critics' quotes for the New York premiere of Isadora with Vanessa Redgrave. interesting note. I believe the Paramount Theater(now the El Capitan) in L.A. was the only theater in the entire U.S.to have played the original uncut version.

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bigjoe59 commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on Dec 11, 2020 at 3:53 pm

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to vindanpar. I thank you for your note of 11/10. I still don’t understand the reason tweaking a film while still in its original roadshow run. LOA was still at the most 2 shows a day so tweaking it wouldn’t have increased the box office. perplexing decision on Lean’s part.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Dec 4, 2020 at 7:24 pm

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a question to my fellow moviegoers especially regulars at this theater. how much impact will the Warner HBO Max deal actually have on theaters?

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bigjoe59 commented about RKO Warner Twin Theatre on Dec 4, 2020 at 6:12 pm

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to vindanpar. the Loews State stayed almost but not quite exploitation film free, it did show “Without A Stitch” a Swedish soft-core film.

also the Capitol escaped becoming an exploitation house by Closing June? of 1968.

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bigjoe59 commented about Criterion Theatre on Nov 24, 2020 at 3:28 pm

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to vindanpar- I guess great minds think alike. after reading oknazevad’s 11/24 comment I was just about to note that the live theater space used by the Roundabout Theater Company was never part of the movie theater proper. if I remember correctly at the time the space opened it was stated it was unused storage space or the like. its kind of like the Orleans at the Warner. the theater proper was twined and the Orleans was created from storage space used for when the theater also presented life acts.

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bigjoe59 commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on Nov 8, 2020 at 3:25 pm

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if a film was tweaked during its roadshow run in Manhattan I assume it happened in L.A. as well. now I knew 2001 and IAMMMMW were tweaked while still in their roadshow runs in Manhattan at respectively the Loews Capitol and the Warner but I wasn’t Lawrence of Arabia was tweaked while still in its roadshow run at the Criterion. I assumed it was tweaked before it played the neighborhood theater circuit.

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bigjoe59 commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on Nov 7, 2020 at 5:44 pm

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it is my understanding that IAMMMMW was tweaked when it was still in its roadshow at the Warner in Manhattan. when they made the circuit of neighborhood theaters around NYC after they finished their original roadshow runs films would be tweaked or not depending on how they were. but I never understood the point to tweaking a film when it was still in its roadshow run.

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bigjoe59 commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on Nov 7, 2020 at 3:59 pm

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this question has probably already been asked but I would appreciate if some one provided the answer again. how long ‘ did the original 3hr. 12min. cut play during the roadshow engagement?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Nov 1, 2020 at 6:25 pm

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to Bill H.- you obviously live in New Jersey. what was Governor Murphy’s rationale behind letting movie theaters re-open?

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bigjoe59 commented about RKO National Twin on Nov 1, 2020 at 6:21 pm

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to Al A.- thanks again for your font of knowledge. is it possible AIW was shot as an actual porn film and then edited to get an official X rating so it could play regular movie theaters? in the late 70s I distinctly remember there was a fairy tale based film that was shot as an actual porn
film but edited to get the official X rating. since you said AIW was shot as a soft-core film what film might I being thinking about?

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bigjoe59 commented about 34th Street East Theatre on Nov 1, 2020 at 6:05 pm

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to Al A.-

I have been searching these pages and can’t find the Trans Lux East. its not listed under the Gotham either. do you know what name its listed under?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Nov 1, 2020 at 5:40 pm

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I haven’t been to a movie since i saw Onward at the AMC 19th St. on Sat. March 14th. I would love to go to the movies again. since everyone would be masked and cleaning would be done between screenings and the capacity would be capped at 25& I’d go. what do my fellow NYC moviegoers say?