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HowardBHaas commented about Abby Theatre on Mar 6, 2012 at 12:26 pm

How old was this theater?

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HowardBHaas commented about iPIC Westwood on Feb 29, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Silver, I’ve written many of the Introducions & haven’t noticed any of mine being shortened or disappearing. Even for LA, usually I (here in Philly) or Ken Roe (over the pond in London) take it upon ourselves to write a much more complete Intro than the skimpy one this one has. Only once did I see a movie here, in 1988, did I see a movie here, “The Milagro Beenfield War” in what my notes say was a large auditorium.

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HowardBHaas commented about Newtown Theatre on Feb 29, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Email arrived that the theater is soliciting donations from the public towards the cost of $100,000 digital projector.

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HowardBHaas commented about Digital Film switch could signal end of historic movie theaters on Feb 29, 2012 at 8:49 am

Again, BAD BAD BAD. People want to see historic films projected in original format, real film.

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HowardBHaas commented about Al Quds Cinema on Feb 29, 2012 at 8:26 am

here’s an article about reopening

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HowardBHaas commented about Digital Film switch could signal end of historic movie theaters on Feb 28, 2012 at 6:49 pm

In Philadelphia area, many theaters show classic 35 mm prints. in the burbs at Colonial in Phoenixville, Ambler, County (Doylestown), Hiway in Jenkintown. In Philadelphia, Prince Music, Roxy, and International House.

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HowardBHaas commented about Nuart Theatre on Feb 28, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I was there to see a movie years ago. Let’s get photos posted of this nice curved, curtained screen!

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HowardBHaas commented about Chinese theaters to screen more US films on Feb 28, 2012 at 1:07 pm

I read elsewhere the quota is increased to 20 films from 10 films! There’s almost no products in US stores other than from China, so this isn’t the way free trade is supposed to work!

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HowardBHaas commented about Digital Film switch could signal end of historic movie theaters on Feb 28, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Bad! Bad! Bad! Studios could be more flexible. And, I certainly want to continue to see classic films projected in 35 mm.

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HowardBHaas commented about Hamerkaz Cinema on Feb 26, 2012 at 8:31 pm

link to a news article with photo

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HowardBHaas commented about Hollywood Theatre on Feb 26, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Ed, it worked! that’s the 1st time I’ve tried using these links.

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HowardBHaas commented about Hollywood Theatre on Feb 26, 2012 at 6:10 pm

here’s the link

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HowardBHaas commented about Warner Theatre on Feb 26, 2012 at 9:35 am

Actually the site has 6 beautiful color photos of the Warner’s interior, auditorium & what appears to be aspects from the lobby http://www.decopix.com/LR_DOA_Gallery-Final/content/West_Chester_Warner_Auditorium_NX_large.html

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HowardBHaas commented about Warner Theatre on Feb 26, 2012 at 9:25 am

Photo of auditorium ceiling http://www.decopix.com/LR_DOA_Gallery-Final/content/West_Chester_Warner_4_NX_large.html

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HowardBHaas commented about Colonial Theatre on Feb 26, 2012 at 8:50 am

Today’s Philadelphia Inquirer’s Travel section has an article “The Berkshires' show goes on” from New York Times News Service, but I can’t find online link. There’s a gorgeous photo of auditorium facing stage. We have it listed here as still showing movies. Does it show movies, perhaps classics, at all?

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HowardBHaas commented about Charles Cinema on Feb 25, 2012 at 7:36 am

Dan, webmaster can’t “move” picture but unlocked Street View in case anybod can manually guide locale to the ex-cinema. It might be miles, though.

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HowardBHaas commented about Alden Theater on Feb 24, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Copy & paste this link from East Falls Historical Society, then click on photo to make it larger: http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com/?p=763

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HowardBHaas commented about University Village 3 on Feb 24, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Also known as a Triplex

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HowardBHaas commented about University Village 3 on Feb 24, 2012 at 12:47 pm

No, Chris, I was having fun. I thought about doing the same with Danny’s comment, i.e. I should book a flight right away! Fortunately, there are many greatly positive memories on this site, too, albeit none yet for this one!

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HowardBHaas commented about El Capitan Theatre on Feb 24, 2012 at 8:03 am

ABC’s Good Morning America is being broadcast right now live from the auditorium in a pre-Oscar show, with audience in the seats.

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HowardBHaas commented about University Village 3 on Feb 23, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Now I am laughing. This site was created so we could “treasure” our historic cinemas. You were doing the reverse, so yes, I was deadpanning appreciation. Of course, I realize there are some not so good, usually post 1960s, movie houses here, too.

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HowardBHaas commented about University Village 3 on Feb 22, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Thanks Chris. It is so good to know just how much our historic cinema gems are truly “treasured” and how fondly people recall their childhood movie theaters.

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HowardBHaas commented about Alabama Theatre on Feb 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Proscenium arch & murals destroyed! http://www.ghpa.org/news/?m=20111129

http://www.ghpa.org/news/?p=104

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HowardBHaas commented about Alabama Theatre on Feb 22, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Cement going into floor thttp://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/2011/10/readying-for-trader-joes/o level it for Trader Joes,