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hdtv267 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Jan 10, 2013 at 9:40 pm

have you contacted AMC about this? I’m not sure what purpose it is serving here.

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hdtv267 commented about "White Nights" on Jan 9, 2013 at 4:45 pm

I’m wondering the same thing.

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hdtv267 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 9, 2013 at 4:43 pm

and your point being?

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hdtv267 commented about AMC Loews Metreon 16 on Jan 6, 2013 at 7:20 pm

yes, the entrance for this venue is over on 4th street, getting to the theaters up the elevators, escalators and/or stairs. I enjoyed my visits there back in November

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hdtv267 commented about Hoboken Cinemas on Jan 4, 2013 at 11:39 pm

According to Clearview’s website it has reopened as of today ( ¼/13)

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hdtv267 commented about Embassy Theatre on Jan 2, 2013 at 2:42 pm

The space that housed the Embassy is going to be a 12 story apartment building.

So for the time being this should have been demolished ( not closed- the building was demolished after the Loma Prieta Earthquake) then changed to residential.

Viz. http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/2012/12/macfarlane-partners-grabs-mid-market.html

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hdtv267 commented about AMC Empire 25 on Jan 1, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Always wondered why there’s no showtimes here late at night on New Years Eve?

Well it’s because they turn it into a huge nightclub party space to give people VIP access to the ball drop and a different place to ring in the new year.

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hdtv267 commented about Castor Theatre on Dec 30, 2012 at 8:19 pm

you need to get around more. I’ve been in quite a few theaters in which i’ve had to go up and down stairs to use the facilities.

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hdtv267 commented about Rivoli Theatre on Dec 29, 2012 at 10:41 pm

so where did you get that article from?

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hdtv267 commented about Bridge Theatre on Dec 28, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Here’s hoping. But nothing I’ve heard as yet. I’ll do my best to give any updates with evidence and citing my work.

As mentioned, I was unable to attend last evening. However, report came from Brian Darr who writes the fine blog “Hell on Frisco Bay” whom reported on the Twitter that before the final showing that former Bridge manager Joshua Grannell (who’s alter-ego Peaches Christ held “MIdnight Mass” at the Bridge for so many years) gave a very moving speech.

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hdtv267 commented about Bridge Theatre on Dec 27, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Following this evening’s (12/27/12) screening of “Perks of a Wallflower” which begins at 9:30pm Pacific time, the Bridge theatre will be closing it’s doors.

The great city of San Francisco will be losing yet another movie theatre. This time one of it’s grandest single screen venues..

“ Built in 1939. Operated by Landmark since 1991. Only one mile west of Japan Town and one mile south of the Presidio, the Bridge Theatre is conveniently and centrally located in the Inner Richmond District. Named after the Golden Gate bridge which was built two years before, it is one of San Francisco’s most beloved single-screen movie palaces, featuring independent films and foreign language cinema since the 1950s.”

I had great opportunity to visit the Bridge on my trips to SF, it was a grand venue and I’m sad to see it go.

This 73 year old defined what it means to be a cinema treasure. Such a shame it only received 25 comments and will be forgotten, where nondescript complexes are allowed to have thousands of senseless comments with meaning to only one person.

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hdtv267 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Dec 26, 2012 at 6:57 pm

of course they were.

It’s got more to do with it being around Rockefeller Center and that is where the Christmas Tree, skating rink, etc.

see I can speculate too.

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hdtv267 commented about Paramount Theater on Dec 21, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Why does it amaze you or anyone?

To the developers and those whom own the buildings it’s just a piece of real estate.

and c'mon it’s downtown Newark NJ. People need police escorts to get from the train and or parking lots to the Prudential Center.

Do you really think that a single screen theatre in Newark NJ would be a profitable venue?

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hdtv267 commented about AMC Andorra 8 Theatre on Dec 20, 2012 at 1:11 pm

“January 5, 2003. It has since been demolished, and a health club was built on the site.”

why is status showing as closed?

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hdtv267 commented about Ritz at the Bourse on Dec 20, 2012 at 10:14 am

The RitzBourse has been really trying hard of late and I appreciate the effort.

On my recent visits here (12/8/12 and 12/15/12) the program was started by having an employee welcome us and re-inforce the no texting/talking. Sad that it even needs to be mentioned- those whom patronize these ‘sorts of films’ you think would know better.

Unfortunately on the 15th, you really couldn’t hear the announcement since Landmark started a “Landmark radio” which they kept on while this poor bloke tried to speak.

Other than that, I had much better experiences there than last time. Still no sign of hobos looking for chicken though.

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hdtv267 commented about Castro Theatre on Dec 17, 2012 at 3:54 pm

I was at the screening of “Gypsy” as well, and the picture quality was great. I didn’t stay for “Love with the Proper Stranger” as I hadn’t eaten yet ( I dashed right over to the Castro after a morning showing of Lincoln at the Century)

During my visit to SF in Nov of 2012. I was at the Castro a total of 4 times. Each time was a good experience with the projection and of course the Mighty Wurlitzer.

Only gripe was when I attended “Lawless” the audience was a bit like the usual movie going experience ( talking, texting, etc) and that put me off.

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hdtv267 commented about Century San Francisco Centre 9 on Dec 17, 2012 at 3:47 pm

I made it back here in Nov of 2012. Wanted to catch the film “Lincoln” before it opened wide. Such a great experience (granted since I had an early morning screening before the rest of the Centre opened I had to find an open side door) employees pleasant, patrons well behaved (including a school group seeing the film for history class) the seats were more comfortable than I remember. This theatre complex allows you to use your phone for your ticket.

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hdtv267 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Dec 14, 2012 at 10:48 pm

why don’t you go and see the different versions, then come back and actually give us a real report.

“ From what I heard…” that isn’t really helpful to anyone.

For example, I saw the Digital IMAX 3D in my region and really enjoyed the picture quality, it was beautifully shot and nicely told version.

Not EVERY IMAX 3D showing of this film will have the Star Trek preview attached, please do your homework before coming on here.

Thank you.

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hdtv267 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Dec 14, 2012 at 10:44 pm

I think this member was looking for someone to give him a more definitive answer.

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hdtv267 commented about Bridge Theatre on Dec 12, 2012 at 10:33 am

Another San Francisco single screen theatre will be meeting its demise. When speculation as to why “Perks of Being a Wallflower” was still playing there, reports came across twitter that in fact at the end of the year it will be closing.

So anyone in San Francisco, please get to this great old venue before New Year’s Eve.

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hdtv267 commented about Walter Reade Theater on Dec 6, 2012 at 10:00 am

They updated a few of the pages, it’s going to be a 154 minute print. But the 197 minute claim is still on the main page for the festival. THAT is the one they should worry about changing. I’ve had the opportunity to see this movie in 70mm at the Castro in SF. I’m sure that the WR is a fine venue and I’m happy that actual film , esp 70mm is being celebrated- but the size of the screen might not allow full enjoyment of the film. I’ll pass.

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hdtv267 commented about AMC 1000 Van Ness on Oct 18, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Digital IMAX screen opens at this theatre on 11/16/12 with “Skyfall”. Was originally to be open to co-incide with films release date.

Kudos to AMC and Van Ness management for reaching out to me to make me aware of that situation.

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hdtv267 commented about Roxy Theater on Oct 9, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Great news about the Roxy. It’s going to be the new home of the Philadelphia Film Society. One of the screens will be digital and the other remaining 35mm so they’ll be able to show the classics. It will be seen in the model of The Film Forum in NYC.

Here’s the article from Philly.com

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20121009_Roxy_Theater_set_to_reopen_as_new_home_of_Philadelphia_Film_Society.html

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hdtv267 commented about Strand Theatre on Oct 8, 2012 at 3:58 pm

More about the Strand being taken over by ACT..

http://www.socketsite.com/archives/2012/10/a_new_act_for_the_long_shuttered_strand_theater.html

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hdtv267 commented about Lumiere Theatre on Sep 26, 2012 at 12:12 pm

From the blog MissionMission.org- some nice memorances of the Lumiere..

http://www.missionmission.org/2012/09/20/the-lumiere-theatre-to-shutter-on-sunday/