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HowardBHaas commented about Boston Opera House on Apr 13, 2016 at 4:36 am

A comment yesterday at the Kings Brooklyn page on this site was that the Star Wars films will be DCP (current movie theater digital standard).

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HowardBHaas commented about Kings Theatre on Apr 12, 2016 at 12:10 pm

From the theaters doing Star Wars trilogy, I’d guess not 35 or 70mm. Maybe not 2k or 4k? Video presentation?

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HowardBHaas commented about Fox Theatre on Apr 11, 2016 at 5:39 pm

Fox savior & resident Joe Patten died http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/joe-patten-dead-atlanta-s-phantom-of-the-fox-was-89-1.11670877

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HowardBHaas commented about Regal Union Square Stadium 14 on Apr 1, 2016 at 4:40 am

Actually, I thought it was a perfectly relevant question including to this site, as to the economics of movie theaters. And, my opinion is that no, not enough New Yorkers are going to pay for moving seats etc long enough for this to last.

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HowardBHaas commented about Riverside Theatre on Mar 30, 2016 at 4:21 am

Last night’s “town hall” CNN TV Republican nomination presidential debate with the last 3 candidates still in the race was here. The auditorium was shown & looks great!

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HowardBHaas commented about Regal Union Square Stadium 14 on Mar 25, 2016 at 4:51 pm

I would welcome Technicolor movies in ‘scope with stereo sound, but will pass on vibrating chairs with scents and “what it is liked to be pissed on by a monkey”

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HowardBHaas commented about Ohio Theatre on Mar 24, 2016 at 4:57 am

Article about recent restoration including lobby http://www.freshwatercleveland.com/devnews/OhioTheatre032216.aspx

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Mar 19, 2016 at 10:32 am

yesterday (Friday) the exterior looked the same except the movie poster cases & movie poster area of the marquee had been boarded over. And, you couldn’t see in from the outside. Workers were entering into a door on the fountain pool side, where paper notices stated Notice of Asbestos Abatement, which likely means gutting is going on inside. I posted 3 photos, one of the marquee side, and 2 of the fountain pool side including the notice.

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HowardBHaas commented about Strand Theater on Mar 15, 2016 at 5:09 am

I am told the ticket booth was also used by Ripley’s.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Mar 14, 2016 at 1:45 pm

Loews Lincoln Sq shows 70mm IMAX, but haven’t been showing regular 70mm to my knowledge. In addition to Village East, Walter Reade Theatre has had classic 70mm festivals. And, City Cinemas 1,2,3 has shown new 70 mm, soon the Batman vs Superman.

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HowardBHaas commented about Old Greenbelt Theatre on Mar 7, 2016 at 6:22 pm

JodarMovieFan, from the website Remodeled in 2014-2015 by the City of Greenbelt, today the Theatre has 380 seats, a 40’ CinemaScope screen, two Simplex XL 35mm projectors, a Christie 4K digital projector, and a Dolby Digital 5.1 sound system. In 2015, Friends of Greenbelt Theatre signed a contract with the City of Greenbelt to operate the Theatre as a non-profit organization.

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HowardBHaas commented about Metrograph on Mar 7, 2016 at 10:09 am

Screens 30 feet and 20 feet wide according to this article http://therealdeal.com/2015/12/23/lets-all-go-to-the-lobby-two-new-cinemas-to-debut-next-year/

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HowardBHaas commented about Old Greenbelt Theatre on Mar 5, 2016 at 2:42 pm

Thank you for the info which was used to update the page. Please let us know of future renovations or other important changes.

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HowardBHaas commented about Zvezda Cinema on Mar 4, 2016 at 7:54 am

Article re sit in at this theater http://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-serbia-cinema-20160304-story.html

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HowardBHaas commented about Fox Theatre on Mar 4, 2016 at 7:53 am

Last night the Republican candidates for president debated at the Fox Theatre. Shown on Fox TV & elsewhere, the lit marquee & exterior, the grand lobby and the auditorium all looked glorious!

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HowardBHaas commented about Wynne Theatre on Mar 1, 2016 at 1:41 pm

Article here http://cdesignc.org/blog/2015/12/17/golden-sledgehammers-for-wynne-senior-residences

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HowardBHaas commented about Lafayette Theatre on Feb 26, 2016 at 1:54 pm

Theaters do rent out. $10,000 or so for a film premiere, etc.

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HowardBHaas commented about Lafayette Theatre on Feb 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm

I forgot this one is a for profit, but still it cost mucho to operate a theater all year. No reason to pass along discounts if someone is trying to earn a profit leasing it……

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HowardBHaas commented about Lafayette Theatre on Feb 26, 2016 at 12:45 pm

There are one or two offs in multiplexes (Fathom events) but nationwide so with different economics. Frankly, these calculations are already done- if the nonprofit theater could profit from classic movie screenings, they’d do them. They are members of national organizations & they know what their competition does. Some will charge a set fee to let you choose the classic screening but that’s only the choice of film. As to rate, they have no interest in your intruding so there are no rates for this purpose. Birthday party, sure. You to profit off a classic screening: No.

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HowardBHaas commented about Lafayette Theatre on Feb 26, 2016 at 10:06 am

Classic movie screenings anywhere are often lucky if they recover merely the cost of the film rental! If you pro rate the expenses of running a theater (staff, utilities, tax, etc)& then charge you the appropriate rent, you won’t be renting any historic theater to show classic films!!

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Feb 25, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Ok, I’m going to say this just once. As an official volunteer here, I’ve asked & gotten the removal of some of his comments. I left the 2-24 comment because frankly it didn’t go so far as some of the more offending posts. But, if everybody doesn’t stop attacking everybody, more posts are going to disappear. And, notably, stick to the cinemas. Discuss IMAX as much as you like. There may be plenty of reasons to cite presidential candidates but NOT on this website.

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HowardBHaas commented about Lafayette Theatre on Feb 23, 2016 at 4:51 pm

The Bardovan has its own page here so please post there. Quick google search does indicate it has as recently as 2013 boasted of showing 35mm, so probably still doing so.

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HowardBHaas commented about Erlanger Theatre on Feb 23, 2016 at 9:49 am

from Phila Inquirer obit online today- Harry Jay Katz, who had been a Philadelphia fixture for a half-century, died Tuesday at Einstein Hospital in Elkins Park. He was 75 and had been admitted a few days earlier after several months at the Hillcrest Center Nursing Home in Wyncote.

Death was from natural causes and he died peacefully, his family said.

Although he was independently wealthy, and was often called a “playboy,” Katz dabbled in a number of ventures, not all successful, rather than just sit on his wealth.

His biggest accomplishment was reopening the magnificent Erlanger Theater at 21st and Market Streets in the late 1960s as a nightclub, café and venue for theater productions.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/20160224_Harry_Jay_KatzPhilly_man_about_townhas_died.html#sUoOjQMe7ZHyyM5c.99

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HowardBHaas commented about The Hill Community Development Corp. Plans Redevelopment of the New Granada Theatre on Feb 19, 2016 at 7:10 pm

The “CT group” is reading the comments. Perhaps eventually, action, in linking theater pages to these posts, but in the meantime, happiness that there’s homepage news. And quite pleased to see no spammers right this moment- we try to eliminate those very quickly.

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HowardBHaas commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Feb 17, 2016 at 3:22 am

Spectre was the 3rd James Bond movie in a row I’ve seen here! Once a year, I like to be in London, and been fortunate enough to be able to plan timing of vacation to see the Bond films. As to surround sound, even the Rear Circle is great!