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Superman was more than just an average movie for an upcoming star named Reeve. It made him rich and he did more than just fly in tights; he founded a non-profit organziation founded after he suffured a back injury during a horse ride. Both Christopher and Dana sadly passed away, leaving behind their three kids, one from an earlier marriage, but the foundation lives on as one to help those who have disabilities. My former workshop where i work, Employment Horizons, was supported by the Reeve foundation, and Dana was there for the grant before her death two years after Chris died.
To this day, every Christmas day, TBS and or TNT airs the movie nonstop for 24 hours, with commercials!!! This year, both channels, which are owned by the same company that owns the rights to the film, are showing less ads and more movie. My cousin Chrissy has the movie on DVD, so I can see it uncut and ad free. It also has been released on Bluray this year for the 25th anniversary gift set, and a museum honoring the film has opened in Cleveland. I hope they don’t remake it!!!
The Dark Knight re-release will be the first IMAX Digital feature at the AMC in Rockaway when it opens on January 23rd. I can’t wait soon enough. I’ll probably wait until a newer movie comes out since I might get the new Batman for xmas on Bluray, which has the action scenes in IMAX intact. I’ll probably shoot for the AM Cinema or let Dad use some of those AMC Gold movie passes!!!
http://tinyurl.com/3fzlkz…this link has info about all the alternate versions of Supes, from its theatrical release to the DVD extended version. Another good site to check out is http://www.capedwonder.com/, a great source for Superman info. Superman was one of the first major blockbusters to arrive on the very-new VHS, Betamax, and Laserdisc, a format which was introduced in Atlanta on the same day as the Superman movie. The laserdisc was the only version containing the full length movie, and it was in pan-and-scan!!! Luckily, the movie was re-issued in Dolby Surround on VHS and Laserdisc and also in widescreen in 1990 before the film was fully extended on DVD in 2001 and made its debut on both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray disc as well as a download on most online video stores.
I’ve been to the clairidge only once, and that was for Life is Beautiful. Sound and picture were so-so, but the movie was enjoyable. I didn’t know that it once had Cinerama until I read about it on this page.
I’ve been by one of those theaters while traveling to Mass. To me, those theaters are ghost towns, waiting to get eaten up by a big company in times like these, in which foreclosures are up and the economy is sour.
I first saw Superman I on VHS from the library in the first vhs version, which was shortened from its original length on VHS when it came out in 1979. Then I bought the DVD, which is the extended version that younger fans know. Big improvement, and a fitting addition to the director’s cut of Superman II which is also good. Thankfully I didn’t watch Superman III and IV, but I saw Superman again on the big screen for the first time in “Returns” and it was pretty good. Hopefully with the next “Superman” movie they get inspiration from “The Dark Knight” and tell a darker Superman.
star trek is also coming out in imax, too.
Next year from this holiday season marks the 15th anniversary of the opening of this great theater. Although ownership has changed, nothing much inside the theater has changed except the showing of more IMAX versions of blockbuster movies. Next year, there will be more IMAX screens in Manhattan thanks to the IMAX Digital rollout in Kips Bay alongside the Empire 25 theater and the NatureMax theater near the museum of Natural History, not to mention my local theater in Rockaway getting the mini-IMAX treatment. Will AMC soon change the IMAX format to digital at this location? It would make sense and save the cost of shipping and handling of the film to the theater.
Later this month, this theater turns 15, and it stil draws local crowds from Florham Park/Madison/East Hanover. This theater was opened not too far from an AMC theater in Morristown, which soon became a Clearview like Madison, Livingston (closed), and Parsippany. So far, it hasn’t gone independent like Chatham, owned by Roberts, although they show indie films on a regular basis.
later this week the theater will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Any special occasions? “The Day the Earth Stood Still” and “Delgo” are the noteworthy releases coming out. Since AMC took over, has the exterior been changed? I know several Loews theaters made pre-AMC and stadium seating still bear that name as Loews is still a division of AMC Entertainment. That theater is still larger and taller than East Hanover and Wayne!!! I first saw this building while on a commute to the schools in the Ridgefield School district, of which this theater was a favorite of students and staff to go to; nowadays, Edgewater is the place to go.
Ever since this theater opened near the mall, customer traffic near the shopping center has increased, even on sundays when the nearby mall is closed and there is ample parking day and night although getting there is tricky.
Advance tickets are now on sale not only for The Day The Earth Stood Still, but Seven Pounds (starring Will Smith in his fourth movie that played at this theater that started with Pursuit of Happyness, then I Am Legend and Hancock), and Yes Man, starring Jim Carrey in his third movie that will play at this theater following The Number 23 and Horton, which had a successful run at this theater for a long period before the summertime. Out of all those movies playing at this theater, the new Keanu Reeves movie will do exceptionally well, even though the IMAX system won’t be ready until the day after oscar nominations are announced.
I agree. The only everday games that matter are the rivalry ones. Fox Sports recently signed with 150 theaters to show the college bowl games in 3D live. It won’t be soon before a world series of power or a ufc match comes to a theater near you!!!
Several AMC IMAX theaters will open on the same day that “The Dark Knight” gets re-released in traditional and IMAX theaters just in time for Oscar balloting; by then I will have seen the movie a second or third time on Blu-Ray for christmas, since that edition has the IMAX scenes intact.
Not only the game was shown in 3D theaters, but it was also shown online at the league’s website. The score of the game was Chargers 34, Raiders 7.
looks like batman is coming back to rockaway…the dark knight returns on the same day that the imax arrives. the dvd came out early at the cvs where i work in florham park.
I never been to those theaters since they are located far and wide around NJ. Back in the 90’s, NA dominated urban cities like Newark and Sayreville with theaters that were visible near the turnpike. Nowadays they’re gone due to competition from other chains and other issues. The closest NA theater near me is the one in Edgewater, which was constructed not too far from where I used to job sample at the Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen. That theater is still thriving and doing better business than the Loews in Ridgefield Park, which is aging. Any chain that is not losing money can buy NA’s theaters and still make a profit.
Next thing u know, there will be 3-D football, baseball, basketball, and hockey!!! I can’t wait to see my Yankees in 3-D without ever paying a ticket or getting stuck in traffic to the stadium!!!
Great poster. That was 50 years ago yesterday, when the Hall mostly played movies alongside its Xmas shows.
I think so. This was before the ratings system came into effect in the later 1960’s and porn broke out into the mainstream.
How about Gran Torino? That’s a WB title and a masterpiece by Eastwood.
I first heard that story too. Too bad these events are closed to the public and only press are allowed. Wish I was one of them and attended the event rather than not watching it without the NFL Network, which is televising the game as well as local stations in the San Diego and Oakland areas. At least I’ll check online, as both teams are struggling to make the playoffs. This isn’t the first time an NFL game was shown in 3D, that would go to the 2004 Super Bowl between the Pats and Cats, which was shown shortly after the game was live. Maybe sometime if the Giants make the playoffs, I could see it at my local AMC in Rockaway!!!
Next year it will house an IMAX screen.