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HowardBHaas commented about Humber Cinema on Jul 18, 2012 at 3:22 am

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 10:09 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 4:47 pm

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 2:17 pm

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 4:54 pm

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 14, 2012 at 2:09 am

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 5:13 pm

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 5:12 pm

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 7:08 pm

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 2:42 pm

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 12:23 pm

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 1:23 pm

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 21, 2012 at 12:08 am

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

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HowardBHaas commented about NY theater above bodega to be torn down on Jun 20, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Shame.

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HowardBHaas commented about Dolby reveals theaters set to install Atmos on Jun 20, 2012 at 1:50 am

I like movie theater surround sound! though not from adjacent auditoriums.

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HowardBHaas commented about Dolby reveals theaters set to install Atmos on Jun 19, 2012 at 6:12 pm

I found a video online explaining the process. In theory it is a fantastic improvement. But each speaker will have different sound. So what happens when a speaker breaks? Movie theater chains don’t always keep in great order their existing speakers….

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HowardBHaas commented about Prince Music Theater on May 31, 2012 at 9:15 pm

It opened for me, and sometimes, yes.

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HowardBHaas commented about Prince Music Theater on May 31, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Open as you will see by clicking on the theater’s website found under Related Websites.

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HowardBHaas commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on May 28, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Silver’s description of that special tour sounds great! That sounds like the kind of tour the new theater owners ought to offer such as one day a week.

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HowardBHaas commented about National Twin on May 22, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Yes, my one experience would lead to me to conclude that bigjoe59 is correct. Also, thanks to Al & King Biscuits for corrections above. The Intro will be amended within a day or two.

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HowardBHaas commented about Boutique movie theater coming to North Bethesda on May 21, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Does Silverspot have any US locations other than the one in Naples FL that is on this site?

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HowardBHaas commented about Charles Cinema on May 20, 2012 at 1:12 am

The Music Hall wasn’t showing movies on a daily basis in the 1980s. I’m started to read your comment that the Cinema 57 had a larger screen. I don’t recall what kind of movies they were showing. I don’t see photos online that depict a huge screen. I only see the few at cinematour. The best screen that I enjoyed was the Charles.

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HowardBHaas commented about REMEMBERING CINERAMA (Part 49: Cleveland) on May 19, 2012 at 1:52 am

Thanks, I expected it would be only in person. Randolph would be interesting, and 1963 earlier than I would’ve figured but won’t help in Boyd’s restoration. Oh, well.

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HowardBHaas commented about REMEMBERING CINERAMA (Part 49: Cleveland) on May 18, 2012 at 8:48 pm

There’s a Cinerama archive at UCLA? I’m curious what might be there re Philadelphia’s Boyd Theatre. Architectural plans for conversion of existing theater? photos?

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HowardBHaas commented about Main, original auditorium on May 15, 2012 at 2:22 pm

I took this photo from the balcony.