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HowardBHaas commented about Regal Moorestown Mall Stadium 12 & RPX Theatre on Apr 20, 2015 at 8:34 am

Regal’s website has showtimes for what seem like 6 auditoriums. One strong possibility is that new lounge style chairs are replacing the regular luxury chairs in those auditoriums, because of great box office success at other theaters with that kind of seating. Another Philly area multiplex, the AMC Plymouth Meeting 12 also closed down 6 auditoriums at a time while replacing their seats.

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Painters Crossing 9 on Apr 3, 2015 at 3:57 pm

article & auditorium photo http://www.delcotimes.com/arts-and-entertainment/20150203/dinner-a-movie-a-scrumptious-idea-at-painters-crossing

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HowardBHaas commented about UA Movies at 69th Street on Apr 3, 2015 at 3:33 pm

will be reopened in April as a Studio Movie Grill with 9 auditoriums, an eating area, and a bar with an American grill menu http://www.delcotimes.com/general-news/20150124/new-movie-theater-grill-okd-for-69th-street

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HowardBHaas commented about Old Greenbelt Theatre on Mar 15, 2015 at 9:16 pm

Theater’s future explained here as it prepares to reopen- http://www.diamondbackonline.com/news/article_809e9c98-c5fa-11e4-9860-7b093d9c8aa0.html

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HowardBHaas commented about Randolph Theatre on Mar 13, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Bertinphilly, I get you want to chat with others from that era, but not from then (child then),I learned from the weekend tuxedo reference & would be eager to hear about any movie premieres, stars, or anything about the moviegoing experience then. FYI, that’s primarily my Intro above. I also wrote the Intros for the Goldman & Regency. Any recollections about movies specific to those theaters would fit nicely on those pages. Thanks!

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HowardBHaas commented about Uptown Theater ... Washington DC on Mar 13, 2015 at 7:33 am

I saw that movie at the Uptown in Feb. 1994.

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HowardBHaas commented about Roxy Theater on Mar 3, 2015 at 2:37 pm

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv8jgouIkJY#t=319

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HowardBHaas commented about Los Angeles Theatre on Feb 20, 2015 at 5:49 pm

Last night’s ABC TV Agent Carter has scenes filmed in the Los Angeles Theatre, depicting it as a movie theater.

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HowardBHaas commented about Suburban Theater on Feb 19, 2015 at 8:20 pm

Main Line Times today profiles a restaurant reuse of the theater, which has further remodeled the fa├žade. It says the restaurant is taking advantage of the tall ceilings inside the 5000 square foot space & dining on top of the marquee. http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/articles/2015/02/19/main_line_times/news/doc54e36f2555a67721111016.txt

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HowardBHaas commented about Goldman Theatre on Feb 15, 2015 at 6:06 am

Cleopatra was actually at the Stanley Theatre, which has its own page and was a beautiful prewar movie palace (according to historical accounts, as I wasn’t there).

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HowardBHaas commented about Lafayette Theatre on Feb 9, 2015 at 7:42 pm

I’m one of those reading these posts who has never been to this theater. I’d love to but it is a bit far from Philly. I appreciate that there are classics, and I enjoy readng the annoucements of the next new movie. Seeing the photos & hearing accounts makes it more than “special.” The Lafayette is an incredible “cinema treasure” and I’m pleased it remains open for people to enjoy movies in.

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HowardBHaas commented about Arclight Bethesda on Feb 9, 2015 at 6:21 am

In 2013, I went from 70mm film festival at Seattle Cinerama to see a couple new 2k digital films which looked like crap compared to 70mm resolution, and notice Giles that crap is the more appropriate 4 letter word to publcly employ.

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Feb 7, 2015 at 5:18 pm

I saw Blade Runner in 1998 at the Uptown as part of Warner Bros 75th Anniv. 35mm, I believe the ‘91 directors cut. The movie had not impressed me on TV but it was awesome on the big screen.

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HowardBHaas commented about Los Angeles Theatre on Jan 20, 2015 at 7:47 pm

Lobby, lower lounge & ladies restroom area featured in last night’s ABC TV Castle episode, pretending that this is the Opera House with Rigoletto being the opera. It should be the Opera House!

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Dec 28, 2014 at 9:34 am

Did anybody see West Side Story in 70mm? How was the print? A week ago, I saw 3 of the European Union Showcase films- Black Souls (Italy, mafia, aud 1), For Some Inexplicable Reason (Hungary, comedy, Q & A with director after, sold out, aud 2)and Gemma Bovery (France, comedy, aud 1, closing film with post reception of dessert & champaign). I was told there will not be another 70mm festival, though there will sometimes be 70mm films.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Dec 26, 2014 at 7:55 pm

Was happy to enjoy Into the Woods this afternoon there, with a crowd. Had its world premiere at the Ziegfeld on December 8.

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HowardBHaas commented about Paris Theatre on Dec 16, 2014 at 8:40 am

I saw the movie the Sunday before last Sunday at the first afternoon show. It was a sold out crowd, every seat taken. I was in the balcony. There was no talking during the movie. I did see a ray of light a couple of times but that was it in terms of device using by audience.

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HowardBHaas commented about Landis Theatre on Dec 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

With photo of lit marquee, Phila Inquirer today has a story of an orchestra concert last week-

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20141214_Despite_small_budget_Bay-Atlantic_Symphony_makes_large_impact_on_community.html

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Nov 20, 2014 at 10:32 pm

JodarMovieFan, though not exactly originally the intent when photos were re allowed, yes, nobody will give you a problem if you post at the Uptown page a scan of the Post’s ad for 2001 back in ‘90. Many posts of newspaper ads have been made. I won’t be attending the 70mm West Side Story but hope it is well attended.

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HowardBHaas commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Nov 20, 2014 at 7:45 am

I thought Westwood Village movie theaters became “premiere” movie theaters in the 1960s or 1950s but not when built? i doubt they were 1st run when built. Downtown LA & Hollywood movie theaters were the 1st run until 1960s or so.

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HowardBHaas commented about A Tribute to Our Former Blog Editor Michael Zoldessy on Nov 14, 2014 at 6:18 pm

Raysson, my understanding is cinematreasures is indeed looking to replace Michael as blog editor, as he was, pro bono, i.e. volunteer.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 14, 2014 at 4:41 pm

I enjoy the Ziegfeld surround sound, not too loud in my opinion! Couldn’t understand all the words but that was this film.

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HowardBHaas commented about 8 Nov 2014 from the booth by Thomas Hauerslev http://www.in70mm.com/ on Nov 11, 2014 at 2:13 pm

My typo- not “from the booth” Photo is from the stage.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 11, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Thanks, Bill, I appreciate your comment. I hope more people will decide they want to see a movie at the wonderful Ziegfeld.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 11, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Just published! My report on “Interstellar” at the Ziegfeld. Thanks to Joe Masher who commented above for the decision to employ the curtains- both of them! And, yes, let’s hope more 70mm films such as The Hateful Eight are showcased at the Ziegfeld. http://www.in70mm.com/news/2014/ziegfeld/index.htm