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HowardBHaas commented about Uptown Theater on Aug 17, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I meant the Northeast region, not coast, and checking the AFI page, I see that you, JodarMovieFan, are aware of the 70mm series at the Silver.

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HowardBHaas commented about Uptown Theater on Aug 17, 2012 at 4:14 pm

JodarMovieFan, yes, 2001 was last 70mm for me too at the Uptown, and yes, no more equipment but digital. You are presumably aware that the AFI Silver now has a 70mm festival with 13 titles? Though I agree they belong on the mega sized Uptown screen, it is still neat they are there. I am not sure that there’s any other theater showing 70mm in all of the Northeast coast of the USA.

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HowardBHaas commented about Uptown Theater on Aug 17, 2012 at 4:26 am

I saw the 70mm print of “The Raiders of the Lost Ark” that I mentioned in the Intro, in 2001. It really is a shame that such re releases & special events are ignored at the Uptown by AMC.

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HowardBHaas commented about 35mm era fades as theaters go digital on Aug 16, 2012 at 11:50 am

Often, 35mm projection simply looks better, more impressive.

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HowardBHaas commented about Tyson Theater on Jul 30, 2012 at 10:56 am

Interior photos on a real estate website. Copy & paste into brower: http://www.loopnet.com/xNet/MainSite/Listing/Profile/Profile.aspx?LID=17602135

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HowardBHaas commented about Northfield 18 on Jul 30, 2012 at 4:24 am

A friend visiting this area tells me the largest auditorium is named the Cinema Capri (apparently after the beloved late single screener of Arizona).

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HowardBHaas commented about New Mission Theater on Jul 26, 2012 at 10:26 am

Ah, main auditorium screen to be preserved- http://www.friendsof1800.org/NEWMISSION/newmission.html Alamo’s founder, Tim League, describes the plan envisioned in the Alamo blog on Thurssday, February 16:

“Even though our plan is to subdivide the balconies into small boutique theaters, we will be doing it in such a way as to pres rve nearly all of the amazing architectural details of the space. We would still preserve the massive downstairs screen and transform that space into a potential premiere venue with state of the art sound and picture. We have been working hand-in-hand with the both historic and neighborhood groups to make sure that our restoration plans meet with their approval. The great news is that the theater interior is largely in good shape. A large percentage of the interior details have been preserved and even most of the light fixtures are intact.”

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HowardBHaas commented about New Mission Theater on Jul 26, 2012 at 10:23 am

What happens to the ornate auditorium seen in article 2? does all that get covered up or gutted so 5 screens emerge?

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HowardBHaas commented about Orleans Theater on Jul 26, 2012 at 10:17 am

Great, but might you be able to post again the photo, this time right side up? If you can, I can have the existing one deleted….

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HowardBHaas commented about Eric's Place Theatre on Jul 24, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Vince Young tells me that “Magnficient Men” road show was 35mm here, not 70mm.

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HowardBHaas commented about Cinema Paris on Jul 24, 2012 at 7:09 am

Article with photo of auditorium http://www.screenafrica.com/page/news/displays-n-monitoring/1317644-New-projection-system-old-cinema

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HowardBHaas commented about Uptown Theater on Jul 21, 2012 at 3:52 pm

ABC TV news tonight showed a very long line of people going into the Uptown for “The Dark Knight Rises” ABC news asserted that moviegoers aren’t going to let that one person (the Colorado shooter) destroy everybody’s plans.

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HowardBHaas commented about Humber Cinema on Jul 17, 2012 at 7:22 pm

This is confusing. I help with this site in regard to changing Introductions, whether theaters open, closed, etc. From movie listings online, 2 movies are playing so both auditoriums are open? former balcony and former main floor? Does the main floor have the original size screen that seems to be in those BW photos? That main floor has a huge seating capacity?

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HowardBHaas commented about Riviera Theater on Jul 16, 2012 at 2:09 pm

http://hiddencityphila.org/2012/07/the-former-empress-theater-in-manayunk/

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HowardBHaas commented about Roxy Theatre on Jul 16, 2012 at 8:47 am

I’m not speaking for Ross & Patrick, but a discussion of a collection of souvenir programs that don’t relate to a particular theater IS going off topic. Ed, some of your post above would seem relevant to the Radio City page on this website. There are conversation threads over at cinematour

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HowardBHaas commented about Ritz East Theater on Jul 16, 2012 at 6:17 am

The Ritz Bourse reopened after being closed for a few weeks for installation of new air conditioning system.

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HowardBHaas commented about Charles Cinema on Jul 14, 2012 at 8:54 am

For people who have been posting them here, and those who don’t know- there are exterior & auditorium photos of this one on cinematour. It doesn’t matter if other websites steal those photos. THIS website has a policy against that so those photos have been removed.

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HowardBHaas commented about London Hippodrome Theatre on Jul 13, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Guardian article with a photo http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jul/13/hippodrome-casino-titanic-opulence-recession

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HowardBHaas commented about Theater showing only 'golden age' movies proposed in Westwood on Jul 12, 2012 at 9:13 am

DVDs projected via the equivalent of a slide projector (rather than a 2k or 4k movie industry projector)? Or 35mm?

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HowardBHaas commented about Church-owned former theater will return to cinema use in DC on Jul 12, 2012 at 9:12 am

And, by digital, 2k or 4k (both being real movie theater projection) or DVD projected via the equivalent of a slide projector?

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HowardBHaas commented about County Theater on Jul 11, 2012 at 11:08 am

Thanks, The County Theater, which shows first-run, art, independent, and foreign films, is “ahead of the curve” for small theaters, Toner said. Its 4,100 members and other supporters responded to a Digital Cinema Challenge by surpassing the $200,000 goal for a minimal conversion.

The additional $110,000 paid for a full conversion, including 3D in one auditorium, projectors with capacity for 4,000 lines of resolution (2,000 lines is the current standard), new screens, and other equipment. Rick. From that article, here are the details:

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HowardBHaas commented about Royal Theatre on Jul 9, 2012 at 6:42 am

Below is from today (July 9, 2012) Philadelphia Inquirer article on South Street:

The other major sore spot is the abandoned Royal Theater owned by Kenny Gamble’s Universal Companies.

“In another couple of years, the building will fall over,” said Feibush of OCF Realty. “It’s in terrible shape. It can be fixed. A dozen developers would love to turn it into something beautiful.” So far, Gamble’s group has only proposed leaving the facade up and building houses behind it, Feibush said, and the community rejected that plan.

Universal Companies did not return several calls for comment.

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HowardBHaas commented about Singin' in the Rain 60th Anniversary screenings on Jun 27, 2012 at 4:23 am

If if there isn’t publicity in the media, it may not do well. I’ve enjoyed a 35mm print at the Colonial in Phoenixville. Is this one 2 k or a lesser format? Originally 35mm, the only way I want to see it.

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HowardBHaas commented about Harvard Square Theatre on Jun 21, 2012 at 5:23 am

I enjoyed one movie in the main auditorium here which still gave and old fashioned real movie going experience. There’s no pictures online of the auditorium as it is now, or historic photos of lobby, auditorium, etc. Can somebodyplease now photo the main auditorium?

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HowardBHaas commented about UA Galaxy on Jun 20, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Is that the Regency I on the left in the demolition photos linked by NothingDiesButBlueSkies?