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I saw the last 70mm, Branagh’s Hamlet in 1996, in NYC Paris Theatre. “The Master” here in Philadelphia is being showcased at arthouses (Ambler, Bala, Hiway, etc) albeit in 35mm. It is at multiplexes but likely at smaller screens. So, though it was wonderful to see “The Master” at the Ziegfeld, on the huge screen, I agree it wasn’t a movie that should’ve been expected to fill the Ziegfeld.
Yesterday, saw “The Master” in 70mm at the Ziegfeld in NYC, where it looked stunning! No use of curtain, and no surround sound but the score was great. At least a few hundred people attended the 3:30 PM show. Anybody see it here at the AFI?
There were at least a few hundred people here today at the 3:30 PM show. “The Master” looked stunning in 70mm “flat”
No curtain was used. No surround sound. I wish more movies were made in 70mm!
This article reports it closed but owner of building will himself reopen it with different format & redone
Visiting from out of town, I liked the weekend matinees! They had 2 or 3 screenings of each film, so sure, they can show one in the evening, too.
I would like to see the AFI website identify the auditorium any film is to show in. 70mm can only be shown in the historic auditorium, but I’d like to know for the 35mm shows which films will be there.
I really enjoyed the gorgeous print today of “South Pacific” The color filters didn’t damage the fun. Overture music before curtain opened, intermission at 1 hr 40 min, music again at end of intermission & at end of movie. Sound was excellent. 70mm beauty of this film beats the living daylights out of anything in 2k. I agree with other Internet reviewers who said this film isn’t right for a TV screen, that you need to see it on a larger screen (like the AFI Silver main auditorium)
When Ray Walston appeared on screen, I expected to see antennas arise from his head, having watched so much of the TV show “My Favorite Martian” long ago.
What’s DCP mean, 2k or disc from DVD or Blu ray?
Quickly looking at the Internet for what has been shown elsewhere, I think it is likely that “South Pacific” will be shown in 70 mm, 6 track stereo. I’d still be eager to hear about the sound track of “Khartoum” that was shown. Did anybody see “Lord Jim”?
I have heard that “Trouble with the Curve” is probably opening here, in a week.
The essence of the news sited above is this excerpt:
For years, the status of four Broadway theaters owned by the Delijani family has been one of the biggest trouble points for the revitalization of Broadway. Although many have envisioned a revived Palace, State, Los Angeles and Tower theaters functioning as mini-epicenters of nightlife, the family has been slow to act, worried about the cost, loading issues and a perceived lack of parking.
Now, all that could change. If the new plan comes to fruition, the family could have a major role in really bringing back Broadway.
Next week, Shahram Delijani expects to file documents with the Department of City Planning for a proposal that would bring the turn-of-the-20th-century theaters back to life by transforming them into concert venues and delivering restaurants and bars. The plan involves securing a series of permits that would, in essence, consolidate all four venues into a single “theater complex,” even though they are on different blocks.
I saw the trailer for The Master this weekend, in a movie theater, and the trailer was shown “flat” (1.85) albeit in 35mm. This movie is getting rave reviews. I will probably see it here, at the Ziegfeld.
JodarMovieFan, I saw Jurassic Park in digital sound, DTS, I think, at the Uptown when it was issued in 1993. An Internet search indicated Khartoum prints had been put in DTS sound. I’m hoping Mr. Guttag will clarify.
The balconies shown in the website’s photos are still open?
We will delete the “1200 seats” from the Intro.
As to the Master in 70mm at the Ziegfeld: yea! Yea! yea!
TV’s Dr. Who’s new season’s premiere had its premiere to a packed house Saturday eve
yes, according to the link, Philadelphia is getting it but not in 70mm. The Boyd had 70mm projection & could have it again in the future. A donor Angel would expedite it!
The AFI Silver website states that it will be there (for the Washington DC region).
Where will it be shown in NYC?
I am unaware of where it might be shown in Philadelphia. Regal’s United Artists Reivew used to have 70mm but I am unsure if those projectors remain.
Having seen Khartoum at the AFI Silver this weekend, I asked Vince Young where it originally was shown in Center City? I had it in Boyd notes but that was incorrect. Vince replied it was shown here at the Stanton aka Milgram.
I saw “Khartoum” yesterday (meeting none of you but a local friend joined me) & posted a photo of it on the marquee (though during day, not eve when vertical lights up). The movie was enjoyable. All the bells & whistles were employed starting with overture music before curtain opened, and including intermission after 1.5 hours. It seemed to be in 2.76 wide aspect ratio. The print looked excellent. The sound was from behind the screen. I will guess this was a newer print with DTS sound rather than 6 track, but I would like to know if anybody can post.
What aspect ratio will Khartoum be shown? 2.35 scope or the wider 2.75 or 2.76 various websites say it was originally shown?
though I wrote the Intro & that “Juno” profile photo is mine, I almost never get to attend here since I live in Philly but I will see “Khartoum” on Saturday. I’ve changed my own profile photo so if any of you would like to say hello before or after the movie, you know what I look like! (but will be minus suit & tie).
Steve, is the “Khartoum” film (Saturday) a 6 track print, with the sound on the film or is it a newer DTS print? any idea when the print is from?
JodarMovieFan, unfortunately no, as reported by the Sun, reopening has now been postponed from 12-12 to 3-13.
Divided up into smaller auditoriums-
Bigjoe59, you are not doing your homework very well as you aren’t even mentioning the Chinese and El Capitan (then Paramount)on Hollywood Blvd!! others esp in Westwood Village (esp Fox Village and Bruin), Beverly Hills, and so forth.