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thanks to Peter A. for clearing up my questions about
the Twilight Time Hawaii Blu-ray. many prominent road-
show films can’t have complete roadshow prints on Blu-
ray since in many cases the complete roadshow print no longer exists. but it does for Hawaii so the fact their
did an HD transfer of the general release print only
also for another bit of info. I always thought TwilightTime did the remastering themselves.
I enjoy chatting with fellow movie buffs via this site
since IMDB did away with their message boards. to which
a thought- I wish people would stop equating being
able to reserve seats online nowadays with traditional
roadshow engagements popular from 1952-1972.
to Bill H.– i agree its fortunate that the complete
roadshow cut of Hawaii at least exits. but to repeat
my question since the roadshow cut was in decent
condition why use the general release print for the
also if they had used the original Super Panavision 70
negative for the Twilight blu-ray of Exodus how different
would it have looked and sounded?
to Bill H.– you might be able to answer this question.
why in the name of God, Mother Nature and all things
would Twilight Time have used the general release
print to do the HD transfer when a complete copy of
the original roadshow cut exists. I can think of no
rationale behind their decision.
also I think the Twilight Time Blu-ray of Exodus is
perfect in both picture and sound. if they had used the
original Super Panavision 70 print instead how would
Blu-ray disc have looked and sounded differently?
to Bill H.–
why was the Cinerama logo at the end of The Hateful
Eight if it wasn’t presented “in Cinerama”?
as many people are I am a bit confused by screen
aspect ratios. for instance when 2001 played the
Village East in May in was advertised as being shown
in 70MM film. so is the upcoming screening in the
IMAX auditorium going to be the same 70MM film
print or will in be in IMAX. i’m of course assuming
an IMAX film would have a larger aspect ration.
I saw Hawaii twice during its roadshow at this theater.
quite enjoyable. an interesting fact it was the last
roadshow film to have a hardcover souvenir program.
another interesting fact. although a complete copy
of the roadshow cut exists when Twilight Time issued
a Blu-ray disc they used the general release print.
when 2001 had its 50th Anniversary 70MM reissue earlier this year at the Village East the Cinerama logo came up at the end.
thanks to Bill H. for his info. I had always thought
that the only engagement that used the original cut
was the world premiere engagement in D.C. if the original cut did in fact play the Capitol for a few
days I might seen it.
I thank mhvbear for their reply. if understand the
info correctly 2001 won’t be the IMAX theater’s sole
occupant such limited screenings.
I just read an article that said tickets for
the film’s one week release in IMAX went on sale
August 3rd. i see nothing on this theater’s
official ticket order page.
to Al A. I see what you mean by it being sold as alight comedy based on the critics quotes you quoted.
another question about 55 Days at Peking. you said
based on the screening times given in the ad for its
run at the Trans Lux 85 St. that theater probably
didn’t use an intermission. now the other day I was
listening to the 55 Days….. soundtrack album
and it does have a track titled “Intermission”. so
did the Palace run it with an intermission?
to Al A.. you have been most helpful with replies
to my many questions but I simply can not believe
TDOAF was sold in Miami as a light comedy. that would
have been an insult to any Holocaust survivors living
in the Miami area.
I may have asked this question in the past if so
please so kind as to reply with any additional
thoughts on the matter. I like The Greatest Story
Ever Told which i saw twice during its roadshow here.
now at the time it was considered a financial
dud for United Artists. this is where my question
comes in. the film’s roadshow run at this theater
ran 44 weeks which is a decent run for a roadshow
film. so if it was such a $$$ dud for UA couldn’t
the Warner have gotten out of showing it? i can’t
believe they’d show the film for 44 weeks if it
wasn’t at least breaking even each week.
recently I watched TDOAF on blu-ray and its a quite
well made touching film. i don’t know if its non-
success every place except NYC and Miami is a sign
of subliminal anti-semitism or people just didn’t
want too see such a depressing film no matter how
good is was.
what exactly is the schedule of 2001 being shownin the IMAX auditorium?
as always thanks to Al A. for your info. I can’t help
but wonder why 55 Days…… went the continuous
performance route whereas Kings of Kings, El Cid,
The Fall of the Roman Empire and Circus World had
traditional roadshow engagements.
you’ll find this interesting assuming of course Iunderstood my friend out in Calf. correctly. whereasThe Diary of Anne Frank had a roadshow engagement atthis theater that lasted 5? months its sole firstrun engagement in San Francisco was a 2 week run atthe S.F. Fox.
thanks to Ed S. et all for your replies about souvenir
programs. I was particularly interested in the prime
roadshow period from the Oct. 1955 premiere of
Oklahoma to the Dec. 1972 premiere of Man of La Mancha.
during this period the studios still opened continuous
performance films in single exclusive engagements. so
generally how big did a non-reserve seat film have to
be to have a souvenir program?
speaking of which the last souvenir program I bought
at a theater was a specially designed souvenir program
for the limited 2 week run of Hercules at the newly
renovated New Amsterdam Theater.
to Al A. thanks for the info on 55 Days at Peking. It
seems odd that of the five big epics Bronston produced
from 1961-64 its the only one not exhibited on a
roadshow engagement. if you don’t mind 2 additional
questions-did it even have a intermission and if you
know what were the other three NYC theaters many thanks
I usually have a good memory when it comes to filmshaving had roadshow engagements in Manhattan. to whichdidn’t 55 Days at Peking have a roadshow engagement atthis theater?
I apologize if i have already asked this but if so
I would like any additional info on the matter. for
me souvenir programs were synonymous with roadshow
engagements. but on occasion even a film released
on a continuous performance engagement would have a
souvenir program. to which- how BIG did a continuous
performance film have to be to have a souvenir
to takethemichael. while I wouldn’t bet my next
paycheck on it I could swear the theater that was
playing the 70MM re-issue of The Ten Commandments
the Summer of 1972 was named the Shaftesbury
Cinerama. maybe it was the Casino Cinerama? who
I thank Ken R. and Howard B. for their replies. to
bad the Odeon Marble Arch was demolished. it was the
1st movie theater I’d ever been to that had a coffee
bar. also the theater where I saw the Summer 1973
70MM re-issue of The Ten Commandments was most
definitely called the Shaftesbury Cinerama.
when the Loews auditorium has finished its conversion
to a Dolby Cinema what will the screen size be compared
to the original screen?
Hello from NYC-
when i was in London the Summer of 1972 I went to twomovie theaters-the Shaftsbury Cinerama where i saw a70MM re-issue of The Ten Commandments and the OdeonMarble Arch where I saw Nicholas and Alexandra. are thetwo theaters still standing?