Ziegfeld Theatre

141 West 54th Street,
New York, NY 10019

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JodarMovieFan
JodarMovieFan on August 3, 2005 at 4:41 am

The DLP website doesn’t indicate a DLP Ziegfeld booking either. Check it out at DLP.com, but then again, they don’t have the Loews Rio venue as having it either, yet they advertise a DLP showing of it.

Coate
Coate on August 3, 2005 at 4:37 am

“The advertisements in the NY Times for ‘The Island’ have consistently stated DLP for the screenings at the Ziegfeld.”


No, it hasn’t. For a period of time, Loews 34th Street was the Manhattan venue advertising DLP. And none of the online ticket ordering services that I’ve checked have indicated DLP for the Ziegfeld, either. Nor has Clearview’s page for the Ziegfeld been indicating DLP.

Which NYC area DLP shows are noted in today’s NY TIMES?

Vito
Vito on August 3, 2005 at 3:56 am

“The Island” will limp along till “The Great Raid” opens Aug 12th

ErikH
ErikH on August 3, 2005 at 2:53 am

The advertisements in the NY Times for “The Island” have consistently stated DLP for the screenings at the Ziegfeld.

Given the fast flop of “The Island” I wouldn’t be surprised if the Ziegfeld will soon go dark temporarily—-which as other posters have noted, has happened from time to time over the years.

Coate
Coate on August 2, 2005 at 5:43 pm

Anyone see “The Island” here at the Ziegfeld? If so, did they show it on film or in DLP Digital Projection? There seems to be some confusion over what format is being shown.

RobertR
RobertR on July 13, 2005 at 4:41 pm

1974 the 70mm “That’s Entertainment” was a smash here
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RobertR
RobertR on July 13, 2005 at 4:41 pm

1974 the 70mm “That’s Entertainment” was a smash here
View link

RobertR
RobertR on July 13, 2005 at 4:41 pm

1974 the 70mm “That’s Entertainment” was a smash here
View link

RobertR
RobertR on July 13, 2005 at 4:41 pm

1974 the 70mm “That’s Entertainment” was a smash here
View link

RobertR
RobertR on July 13, 2005 at 4:40 pm

1974 the 70mm “That’s Entertainment” was a smash here
View link

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on July 13, 2005 at 10:14 am

It IS a lovely place to see a film, but as other posters have noted, there is room for a larger screen.

moviesmovies
moviesmovies on July 13, 2005 at 5:39 am

it was a lovely place to see film

moviesmovies
moviesmovies on July 13, 2005 at 5:39 am

i saw ‘Ryan’s Daughter’, ‘Fame’, ‘The Rose’ and ‘Earthquake’ here in the ‘70s.

chibitotoro
chibitotoro on July 11, 2005 at 7:32 pm

For anyone interested:

The premiere of The Wedding Crashers is here on Wednesday, and next week (I think it’s Monday but don’t quote me on that just yet) is the premiere of Bad News Bears.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on July 10, 2005 at 7:08 pm

I made it to this place to see Star Wars Episode 3 in early June. Very nice theatre with ornate decor and a nice sound system. Screen is way way way too small for a theatre of this magnitude. Also, $10.00 for an afternoon show? What the heck! Oh well…at least I made it. Next trip, though, I’m headed to Loews Lincoln Square…which will probably be AMC Lincoln Square the next time I’m in NYC

Vito
Vito on June 30, 2005 at 9:24 am

Well it opened fairly well with an opening day total of 21.8 million,
making it the 7th largest opening. “Batman Begins” did 15.1, but “Star Wars” had a 50 million opening day. It will do ok, but not the summer blockbuster the industry needs right now. I don’t see it beating or coming close to last years “Spider-man 2”

Vito
Vito on June 30, 2005 at 9:20 am

Well it opened fairly well with an opening day total of 21.8 million,
making it the 7th largest opening. “Batman Begins” did 15.1, but Star Wars had a 50 million opening day. It will do ok, but not the summer blockbuster the industry needs right now. I don’t see it beating or coming close to last years Spider-man 2

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 30, 2005 at 2:55 am

I saw it yesterday and agree with the above comments. But then the 1953 version wasn’t involving on any human level either, nor, for that matter, the H. G. Wells novel (and infamous Orson Welles radio broadcast) on which all were based. The whole story is a fear-fest, in any rendition of it you care to choose.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on June 30, 2005 at 2:32 am

A mile wide and an inch deep.

chconnol
chconnol on June 30, 2005 at 2:26 am

Judging from some of the more objective reviews (not the ridiculous hack critics like Joel Siegel) “War of the Worlds” sounds techically impressive but emotionally thin and uninvolving on a real human emotional level like “E.T.” or even “Close Encounters”. In other words, audiences might be “wowed” by it much like they do at a very expensive interactive theme park ride but they won’t walk away with much to remember it by. And THAT (IMO) is exactly what is so wrong with American films today. They’re all $200 million spectacles without an ounce of anything to relate to.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on June 30, 2005 at 1:38 am

I saw “War of the Worlds” there last night. I had some problems with the humans in the movie – some of the scenes just didn’t make any sense – but the alien war machines are a truly awesome sight. And the Ziegfeld’s sound system came through spectacularly with some of the loudest and most frightening sound effects I’ve ever heard.

Vito
Vito on June 30, 2005 at 1:23 am

From Richard Roper:
At last week’s premiere of “War of the Worlds” at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York, guests had to surrender cell phones and handbags to security personnel.You know, because of the whole piracy thing. Even though you can’t get more than about 30 seconds of grainy video with your camera phone, and you’d have to be a blithering nincompoop to take out a personal video camera at a major premiere and attempt to point-and-shoot at the screen for two hours.
But here’s the beauty part. The New York Times reported that among those who had to check their personal belongings were actors Alec Baldwin, Tim Robbins — who has an extended cameo in “War of the Worlds” — and the film’s director, Steven Spielberg.
That’s right. They took away Spielberg’s cell phone.
Unbelievable. That makes about as much sense as frisking Donald Trump as he enters Trump Tower, asking Hugh Hefner for ID at a party at the Playboy Mansion, or making sure Bono isn’t sneaking in a tape recorder to a U2 concert.
When you’re taking away Steven Spielberg’s cell phone at a premiere of a movie DIRECTED BY STEVEN SPIELBERG, you’re not just doing your job, you’re following the orders of monumentally silly people.

Coate
Coate on June 29, 2005 at 9:17 pm

The Ziegfeld was among the handful of theaters that was equipped with Cinema Digital Sound (CDS), the 1990-1991 precursor to the contemporary digital sound formats.

Butch
Butch on June 29, 2005 at 5:55 pm

The gold drapery,teaser,and black undermasking were all removed and filled in with the largest possible somewhat deeply curved screen (27 by 63 feet). The sound system was also upgraded for this 70mm presentation. The result was a poor imitation of the original Cinerama, however the screen should have been maintained for future 70mm blockbusters.