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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Oct 11, 2017 at 12:13 pm

None have proof and different theatres have your petition. What is the proof? All I have ever seen is an insect rash photo that could have occurred anywhere from anything, including hives.

I have no reason to defend AMC, but these stories all seem like nonsense and you should not spread them unless you have first hand knowledge. Theatres in NYC often get fleas and fruit flies. This easily solved by cleaning and pest control, not by renovations.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Oct 11, 2017 at 11:21 am

The only reports on google seem to come from you. I worked in the industry for 34 years. In spite of thousands of urban legends and theatre reputations damaged, I never saw a single bed bug in a theatre. I suggest you show proof before starting any new petitions since bed bugs in NYC are rare in October and you may be promoting a silly conspiracy.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Oct 11, 2017 at 10:56 am

Oh, wait. It’s you!

digital3d on August 24, 2016 at 3:11 pm

Please consider signing my petition: https://www.change.org/p/get-most-nyc-advance-screening-away-from-amc-34th-st

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Oct 11, 2017 at 10:52 am

Here is the same guy who also claims the AMC 34th street has bed bugs. https://www.change.org/p/get-most-nyc-advance-screening-away-from-amc-34th-st

Perhaps Martin Samoylov is a carier or unhappy that AMC won’t give him freebies every time he complains.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Oct 8, 2017 at 2:45 pm

Great Britain has decibel standards and they send out officials to measure theatres when many customers complain. I don’t know what U.S. laws say about this.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Oct 6, 2017 at 10:28 am

Screen size, and only at this theatre.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Oct 6, 2017 at 7:06 am

“the most aggressive presentations of movies ever”?

Is that really ‘a thing’, on planet Darth?

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Al Alvarez commented about Quad Cinema on Oct 5, 2017 at 3:42 pm

NYer, I ran a different theatre in Florida, but we just put an usher at the door to the x-rated auditorium at all times.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Oct 4, 2017 at 3:27 pm

…and with all the sound hype, the dialogue is STILL muffled. Or perhaps we have a generation of actors with elocution disabilities.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Oct 3, 2017 at 6:42 am

Noise is what bad filmmakers resort to when they don’t know how to create tension otherwise. That is the real problem. Smart theatre managers lower the sound levels after the techies leave, or you end up with half the audience in the lobby demanding refunds.

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Al Alvarez commented about Cineworld Cinema - The O2 Greenwich on Sep 29, 2017 at 6:24 am

Auditoria lighting level is often dictated by the local council for health and safety reasons. Bexleyheath was an annoying example.

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Al Alvarez commented about Landmark at 57 West on Sep 23, 2017 at 2:15 pm

They are now showing the exclusive north Manhattan run of “WOODSHOCK”. If they can continue to get these indies at the expense of the Lincoln Plaza and the Lincoln Center cinemas, they will do well.

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Al Alvarez commented about Cineworld Cinema - Leicester Square on Sep 18, 2017 at 7:24 pm

Cineworld Leicester Square appears to have dropped the Empire name altogether now. Shameful.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Empire 25 on Sep 18, 2017 at 9:44 am

It’s not the original. It’s the lame FINAL CUT of “Blade Runner”. Not worth bothering with.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Sep 16, 2017 at 8:05 pm

CF100, it all adds up to so loud that Dunkirk veterans run for the exit, different in every venue, and the movie experience is not enhanced in any way. Just like THX.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Sep 16, 2017 at 7:16 pm

And that my friends, is the definition of showbiz bullshit. THX style.

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Al Alvarez commented about Sunny Isles Twin on Aug 29, 2017 at 7:28 pm

“CHITTY” played on both, but Aquamarine (Twin 2) was on the left and Driftwood (Twin 1) was on the right. Driftwood had more seats.

Aeterna, thanks for the “HOTEL” shots!

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Al Alvarez commented about Sunny Isles Twin on Aug 29, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Yes, it closed in 1984.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Aug 29, 2017 at 12:18 pm

With eight screens I imagine they will play anything they can get.

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Al Alvarez commented about Cine 42 on Aug 28, 2017 at 9:23 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfTVQp4CeRg

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Al Alvarez commented about Cine 42 on Aug 28, 2017 at 7:16 pm

And this; http://timessquareblue.tumblr.com/image/119030752029

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Al Alvarez commented about Cine 42 on Aug 28, 2017 at 7:15 pm

Ed, check out this wide entrance; http://timessquareblue.tumblr.com/image/155180126589

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Al Alvarez commented about Cine 42 on Aug 28, 2017 at 4:05 pm

Glad to have you back also, Ed. Although the Frisco/Tomcat entrance is further east, my suspicion is that the Roxy used both the Frisco and the two bookstores at ground level and then upper floors as well, since it had three screens. I think they are two different buildings, but odder things have happened on this block.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Aug 28, 2017 at 2:25 pm

If they can avoid playing the same films as Lincoln Plaza, Lincoln Center and Lincoln Square, they can succeed. Don’t forget that Landmark’s owner, Mark Cuban, also owns Magnolia Film and can provide himself area exclusives the same way IFC and Cohen do in Greenwich Village.

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Al Alvarez commented about Cine 42 on Aug 28, 2017 at 1:57 pm

Ed, I don’t know understand why photos from the area after the theatres started closing are so rare. At least we know that the Roxy near the Empire was already there in 1971 and still there after the Anco closed in 1988. I suspect the Roxy next to the New Amsterdam became the Tomcat/Rick Nelson in 1985, in which case it is already listed on CT.