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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:
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.
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.
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?
Is that the Regency I on the left in the demolition photos linked by NothingDiesButBlueSkies?
I like movie theater surround sound! though not from adjacent auditoriums.
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….
It opened for me, and sometimes, yes.
Open as you will see by clicking on the theater’s website found under Related Websites.
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.
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.
Does Silverspot have any US locations other than the one in Naples FL that is on this site?
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.
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.
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?
I took this photo from the balcony.
Moviemanforever, “1996?” It was demolished 1988.
When I was at Boston U School of Law (1982 to 1985), it WAS the largest screen in Boston!
Yikes! The AMC Uptown in DC often has world premieres of movies, including ones about US military and attended by government members. In China, there is repression. Will the Chinese censor the movies in US theaters or abroad? Few people would be alarmed if a British or Dutch company bought a major US movie exhibitor, but a Chinese company?
Maintenance of the existing marquee, as I will mention soon in a Weekly Update email (freely available from Friends of the Boyd)
that’s an article about new theater to be built on site.
I’m sure it must be a wonderful book.
This closure was a shame. Not living in NYC, I went there once. The article is correct in that it was not as nice as the Tower East. It was still nice. Long live the Ziegfeld, the Paris, the City Cinema 1, 2, 3, the “new” Beekman twin, the UA 64th St (former Gemini) and others!
I had previously linked them, but today I’ve added to the photo section my half dozen photos of the ornate auditorium when still open, before gutted.