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Hidden City Philadelphia today:
Very amusing. I looked over there & yes indeed, your sharing your 2009 photos, Chris, would be most welcome here.
These members get 1st purchase opportunity to March 23 rare screening of director’s print of Blade Runner:
Why isn’t there a single photo in the photo section? Somebody please photo the exterior & post it. Don’t steal a photo from the Net, do your own. And, if possible, the Premiere cinema with its balcony.
Oops, meant to write “step forth for”
“Great American Theaters” was the 1st book that I purchased about historic movie theaters. I learned about the design & history of movie palaces and how other cities saved them. It educated me to step for Philadelphia’s Boyd, an effort that continues. Of course, Ross Melnick & Andreas Fuchs are among the world’s leading chroniclers today of historic movie theaters!
Amen to JohnRice comment as to commerical preshow & concession prices. I also arrive early to chose my seats (which I prefer to do in person so I’m not asking for reserved seatings). And, I agree with Mikeoaklandpark that the chains who run 8-9 trailers are showing too many.
In reply to hdtv267, HD TV at its best is said to be equivalent to 16mm, so yes, 2k & 4k digital film projection should be better than TV even if perhaps not always up to 35mm standards. And, yes, I’d look forward to a report in writing- and photos if someone would, as to these changes.
I saw “One, Two, Three” when it was earlier shown, in 2004 at the Loews Jersey. It was an awesome movie & looked great on the huge screen.
Photos of the original State have been removed from this theater’s page.
I’m curious as what version of Gone with the Wind is being shown today? I’m guessing a 1.33 Academy ratio and likely 35mm. The 1998 restoration was said to have problems. Perhaps an older print?
Video showing Psycho at the Paramount (shortly before 6 minutes) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DjRzj_Ufiew
Video showing Pscyho at the Demille
Al, no 4 letter words here.
hah? Nitehawk is the 1st one on the list!
2k, 4k, or blu ray or disc?
I thought the Wang Center finished their classic movie series years ago & there are no more movies there.
Looking at the Odeon’s official website today, I see it proclaims that the Odeon Leicester Square premiere screen is Europe’s premiere cinema.
As of this date, still 9.95 lbs all day everyday with website proclaiming that it is the Best Value in the West End.
Don’t miss the photo gallery & video about the Hiway at that article (January 13, 2012 Philadelphia Inquirer, front page!) that RickB links. Registration is free online for the Inquirer.
In addition to use of the curtain, I’d root for upgrade to 4k projection as mentoned above.
Perhaps Raysson made that up as something we can dream for the Ziegfeld?
I can’t tell whether you are serious or sarcastic in your comment.
December 21, 2012 Washington Post article about the closure of Takoma Park video store owned by Annie and Barry Solan states the two met in 1975 at the State which Barry described as a “raggedy old vaudeville theater.” The article states that in 1979, Barry became a co-owner of the State where he screened films such as “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Our Hitler” an 8 hour movie. After they married in 1981, he bought other theaters including Philadelphia’s Roxy before entering the video business.