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I’ve never seen a film in this format (outside of IMAX), but how does DLP compare to 70MM?
Thanks for the info Bob. And say, what sits on the site of Ford City East?
Does anyone know what sits on the site of the old Ford City Cinemas?
3/19/82 – PORKY'S
6/27/86 – RUNNING SCARED
12/12/86 – THE GOLDEN CHILD
7/4/90 – DIE HARD 2
More will follow.
Does anyone know what is the largest auditorium/screen here?
I’m back with more from River Oaks’s grand auditorium #1 (aka #9)
11/16/84 – SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT
11/1/85 – TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A.
5/13/88 – FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 7
3/3/89 – LEAN ON ME
More when I go back to the library.
It actually opened June 15th 2001. “Tomb Raider”, “Swordfish”, “Atlantis: The Lost Empire”, and “Shrek” were among the first films to play here. It looks just like other Loews Theatres like Crestwood, but this theater does have auditorium 15, which seats 676 and has a screen that’s over 60ft wide or more. #15 would be ideal for a 70MM retrofit.
Is it too late to write letters to the people at Paramount? If not, then we need to get a campaign going.
Jimpiscitelli, I haven’t seen a movie on screens 5 & 6 at the Melrose, but I remember seeing “Hidalgo” on my 14th birthday on screen 4, and that was a huge screen. The projection was so bright, it was almost dizzying in some scenes.
C'mon people, Indy 4 for 70MM!
I don’t think the Pickwick has the machinery for 70MM. Come to think of it, I don’t know if the Showplace or Country Club Hills have it ether. But it wouldn’t hurt to retrofit them for 70MM.
I like DLP, but it’s always presented on small screens, and I don’t wanna see Indy 4 on a small screen.
To any Paramount/LucasFilm spy that may be lurking around here
Please have a 70MM showing of Indy 4 in the Chicago area. These places would be worthy of a wide-screen showing.
The Pickwick in Park Ridge. Auditorium 1 – 1500 seats.
AMC-Loews Country Club Hills in Country Club Hills. Auditorium 15 – 676 seats.
Kerasotes Showplace 12 @ Golf Mill in Niles. Auditoriums 1 & 7 – 460 seats each.
C'mon, give me 70MM!
Here’s an wiki article explaning the super-35mm format
My guess is that it was shot in super-35.
I don’t know for sure, but I hear that Cannes will have a 70MM screening. Don’t know when.
There is a lack of BIG screens here in the Chicago area, but auditorium 15 at the AMC-Loews Country Club Hills is really big. So I would love it if Paramount had them retro-fit #15 for 70MM, and have a special 70MM showing of “Crystal Skull” there. I know it’s wishful thinking, but I can dream, right?
This will be the first “Indiana Jones” movie I’ve seen in a theater, so I don’t wanna see it in a shoebox. River Oaks #9 or McClurg Court would’ve been ideal, but they’re gone now.
Aek, I believe screen 1 at the Norridge has a really big screen, but I’m not sure because I haven’t been there.
I ain’t gonna say I don’t like stadium seating, because I do. But the only thing I don’t like conventional sloped floor seating is that there’s always somebody’s big ‘ol head seating in front of you & the screen. And that just irks me.
Paul, off the top of my head I have a list of movies that played here at one point or another
2/7/86 – F/X
2/21/86 The Hitcher
7/18/86 – Aliens
11/26/86 – Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home
4/24/87- Extreme Prejudice
5/1/87 – Malone plus Rage of Honor
6/17/88 – Red Heat
7/20/88 – Die Hard
I have more, but it’ll take me a while to sort through them.
When Cineplex Odeon remodeled it in 1987, theater 1 had a large dark blue, maybe purple colored curtain covering it’s large screen. That’s the main thing I remember about seeing the “Star Wars” re-release in 97.
No, I haven’t gotten the chance to go here yet. I was going to see “I Am Legend” here, but ended up seeing it at the Showplace in Schererville, IN because I was nearby shopping with my parents.
More from RO #3
1/22/82- PRIVATE LESSONS
3/6/87- A NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST 3
11/18/88- HIGH SPIRITS
12/2/88- THE NAKED GUN
More coming soon.
More from RO #2
1/22/82- NEIGHBORS plus REDS
12/16/83- THE KEEP
1/13/84- TERMS OF ENDEARMENT
11/26/86- THE NUTCRACKER
3/6/87- OUTRAGEOUS FOURTUNE
11/11/88- EVERYBODY’S ALL AMERICAN
12/2/88- THE NAKED GUN
More from RO 1
1/22/82- ON GOLDEN POND
12/16/83- SUDDEN IMPACT
8/17/84- PURPLE RAIN
3/6/87- LETHAL WEAPON
11/11/88- SPLIT DECISIONS
11/18/88- THE LAND BEFORE TIME
12/2/88- COCOON: THE RETURN-70MM
I’ve seen them. I might try and stop by sometime next week.
JRS40, I saw those. Thanks for posting. I added a page for River Oaks 7-8. Be sure to check it out. Also, I’ll be gathering up a list of movies that played on those screens from 1983-1990. Look for it soon.
Okay, here’s what I’ve got for RO #3. Movies that had just opened on #3 are marked with a star*
4/23/82- WALT DISNEY’S FANTASIA
6/11/82- STAR TREK 2 (Was also in #4)
7/9/82- THE THING plus FIREFOX
9/3/82- THE ROAD WARRIOR
2/18/83- 48 HRS
4/15/83- BAD BOYS
6/10/83- BLUE THUNDER plus THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS
9/23/83- RISKY BUSINESS
9/30/83- THE BIG CHILL
10/21/83- NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN
12/9/83- TERMS OF ENDEARMENT
5/11/84- 16 CANDLES
9/21/84- ALL OF ME
10/26/84- A SOLDIER’S STORY
12/14/84- BEVERLY HILLS COP (Moveover from #8)
7/5/85- PALE RIDER
10/11/85- REMO WILLIAMS: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS…
8/15/86- THE FLY
4/18/86- POLICE ACADEMY 3
10/3/86- CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD
11/21/86- AN AMERICAN TAIL
1/16/87- CRITICAL CONDITION
4/24/87- LETHAL WEAPON
5/8/87- GARDENS OF STONE
5/15/87- THE GATE
5/20/87- CREEPSHOW 2 (moveover from #4)
7/24/87- LA BAMBA
7/31/87- ROBOCOP (Moveover from #1)
8/5/87- THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (Moveover from #1)
10/9/87- THE PRINCESS BRIDE
2/12/88- ACTION JACKSON
5/6/88- DEAD HEAT
7/20/88- MIDNIGHT RUN
5/19/89- THE DREAM TEAM
6/2/89- FAST FOOD
6/9/89- MAJOR LEAGUE
9/15/89- TURNER & HOOCH
Bookings for #4 will follow soon.