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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Apr 16, 2018 at 3:21 pm

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does anyone know of a website that discusses what happened to films that should have come out by now? every so often I say to myself what ever happened to film x,y or z.

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bigjoe59 commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Apr 13, 2018 at 2:31 pm

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I thank patryan6019 for their reply. I don’t see the point behind issuing a blu-ray disc of the film unless its in the correct aspect ratio.

also when 2001 gets its 50th Anniversary Reissue in
May it had better be shown in a theater with a really
big screen.

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bigjoe59 commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Apr 12, 2018 at 1:43 pm

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the last week of February Olive Films released a blu-ray disc of The Hallelujah Trail which opened here. they botched it big time. my main critique is simple. since the film was shot in Ultra-Panavison 70 the blu-ray disc should have an aspect ratio of 2.75.1 but they give it 2.35.1. i had other problems with the disc and sent it back to the company headquarters. I haven’t received a reply yet by mail or e-mail.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Uptown 1 on Apr 12, 2018 at 1:27 pm

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I wish people would stop equating being able to reserve seats online with traditional roadshow engagements from the prime Sept. 1952 to Dec. 1972 period.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Apr 9, 2018 at 2:24 pm

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I thank moviebuff82 for their reply. to which if I understand your reply correctly though Snyder didn’t finish shooting JL he did film scenes that were not use din the theatrical cut?

I don’t know why if directors shoot scenes that are not used in the theatrical cut said scenes aren’t included in the dvd/Blu-ray package. for instance after post production work was done the 1st cut of Call Me By Your Name was 4 hours. I would love to know what was in the 1hr.48mins. not used.

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bigjoe59 commented about Astor Theatre on Apr 6, 2018 at 3:15 pm

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while the book “Movie Roadshows” is a fascinating book its only 99% perfect. a few roadshows in Manhattan aren’t even mentioned. plus Holston lists films as having had roadshow runs but offers no proof.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Apr 6, 2018 at 3:08 pm

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I thank Peter A. for his reply. It validates my thought that if Snyder didn’t finish directing the film how can there be a “Zack Snyder cut”. which prompts the question- why do people asking for one?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Apr 5, 2018 at 1:55 pm

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in WB’s plans to reboot the Superman franchise I enjoyed Justice League wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy more than either Man of Steel or Superman vs. Batman:Dawn of Justice. now as everyone knows Zack Snyder had to leave JL early because of his daughter’s tragic death. now fans have been loudly asking for Snyder’s cut of the film to be released. to which my question. if Snyder didn’t finish directing the film how can there be a Zack Snyder cut?

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bigjoe59 commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Apr 5, 2018 at 1:39 pm

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to Bill H.–

thanks for your reply. I don’t get it. I can get a senior discount for a 3D-IMAX film at the Lincoln Square but not a 70MM screening at the Village East? what’s the logic?

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bigjoe59 commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Apr 3, 2018 at 4:02 pm

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to Howard B. thanks for the info. I hope the 50th Anniversary print will be shown in a theater with a really big screen.

to Bill H.– the Village East Cinemas is in fact a renovated Yiddish Art Theater originally built in 1912. the 70MM print of Ready Player One in playing in what was the Yiddish theater’s main stage. all the other auditoriums at Village East are renovated storage space.

also to Bill H.– don’t you think $20 with no senior or children’s discount is a rip off? that’s the first time I can remember a theater having no senior or children’s discount.

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bigjoe59 commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Apr 3, 2018 at 1:23 pm

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at what Manhattan theater or theaters will the 50th Anniversary re-issue(supervised by Christopher Nolan) be playing?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Apr 2, 2018 at 2:49 pm

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though I frequently come here i didn’t see The Phantom Thread here which is where my question comes in. did they charge extra for the 70MM engagement of TPT which lasted several weeks? the reason I ask is simple. I saw Ready Player One at the Village East which was showing it in 70MM in the main auditorium and they charged $20 with no discounts for seniors or children. that $20 was the highest price I have paid for a film that wasn’t 3-D, IMAX or IMAX 3-D.

the odd part is I saw both Wonder Woman and Murder on the Orient Express in 70MM last year at the Cinema 1 also a City Cinemas theater and they didn’t charge extra or not have the senior or children’s discount.

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bigjoe59 commented about City Cinemas Cinema 1, 2, and 3 on Apr 1, 2018 at 1:29 pm

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last year this theater held 70MM engagements of Wonder Woman in June and Murder on the Orient Express in Nov. to which my question, did the Cinema 1 charge extra? I went to see Ready Player One at the Village East and they were charging $20 for everyone children and seniors as well as adults.

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bigjoe59 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Mar 27, 2018 at 1:35 pm

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isn’t an unreserved seat roadshow engagement what New York called a reserved performance engagement?

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bigjoe59 commented about Landmark at 57 West on Mar 22, 2018 at 3:34 pm

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granted there are a number of condos/co-ops being build in the area but the people who will eventually be moving into said developments had better be ardent film goers such as myself.

also i found the fact that the theater where I saw Journey’s End had no masking annoying. while I’m watching the film you can’t help notice the rest of the screen. don’t state of the art theaters mask screens anymore?

also outside each auditorium is a lit display stating which film is playing. when i walked into the space it was so long that I thought I was some Greek hero in a maze looking for the Minotaur.

also a regular adult ticket of $18.50 is to use the expression about rents “too damn high”. also the senior ticket is $16.00 which is higher than the regular adult ticket at some art houses.

also being a spanking new state of the art theater means very little. when the 62 St.& 1st Ave. multi- plex was built the area was already quite residential and being a spanking new state of the art theater did not help it get a foothold in the neighborhood.

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bigjoe59 commented about Landmark at 57 West on Mar 19, 2018 at 2:11 pm

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I went to this theater for the first time to see Journet’s End. it was a first rate film and to say the theater is saturated with state of the art technology would be an understatement. but there were more staff than patrons. regardless of the quality of the films its playing who’s going to trek to the West Side Highway to see a film besides me? and yes the theater is not between 11th and 12th avenues. it is literarly right next to the WSH.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Mar 19, 2018 at 1:52 pm

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have any other frequent patrons at this theater visited the new Landmark 57th St.? I went yesterday to see Journey’s End. the theater is state of the art and the film was first rate but there were more staff than patrons. as I posted when the 57th St. was about to open who does Landmark think is going to trek to the Westside Highway(its right next to the 57th St.) to see a movie?

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bigjoe59 commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on Mar 19, 2018 at 1:46 pm

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as a reply to my question about TWWOTBG another question. if a 3-panel print in reasonably good condition exits why hasn’t a Blu-ray disc been issued? the guy who owns it would make a mint.

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bigjoe59 commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on Mar 16, 2018 at 3:46 pm

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for regular patrons of this theater I have a question. of all the Cinerama films(both the original 3-panel & the 70MM process) I believe The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm is the only one not yet released on blu-ray disc. recently I read the reason why was the original camera negative was damaged in a fire a few years back. this is where my question comes in. if I am not mistaken at a recent Cinerama Festival this theater held TWWOTBG was shown. so if a print was in good enough shape to show at the festival why hasn’t a blu-ray been issued?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Mar 14, 2018 at 3:24 pm

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I thank digital3d for a detailed reply. I had never heard the term KDM before. now if i understand the other part of your reply correctly in your opinion it is conceivable that though the dvd/blu-ray came out yesterday Tues. 3/13 Sony Pictures Classics might keep CMBYN at the Union Square for however long it still brings in the crowds?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Mar 13, 2018 at 3:38 pm

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I thank digital3d for a detailed reply. I have seen Call Me By Your Name many times at the Regal Union Square and each showing has been jammed packed if not sold out. so since its been out nearly 4 months its nice its still doing decent biz. if I am not mistaken since opening it has only played the Paris and the Union Square. so it was nice to see it still doing packed business the week after the Oscars. I wonder since the dvd/blu-ray came out today if the business at the Union Square will tapper off. it would be interesting to see it this again weekend just to see what the crowd size is.

also what is a KDM?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Mar 12, 2018 at 2:46 pm

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I have been thinking of digital3d’s 3/5 comment. for' instance this past Sat. 3/10 i saw Call Me By Your Name again. while Best Adapted Screenplay is nice to win i figured more than likely the film or films that would benefit winning Oscars the most are the Best Picture and Best Director winners. so I was surprised that the 3p.m. screening at the Union Square was say 85% full. one wonders if the dvd/ blu-ray of CMBYN coming out tomorrow 3.13 will effect the film being pulled or can the Union Square keep it as long as it makes $$$?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Mar 12, 2018 at 2:46 pm

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I have been thinking of digital3d’s 3/5 comment. for' instance this past Sat. 3/10 i saw Call Me By Your Name again. while Best Adapted Screenplay is nice to win i figured more than likely the film or films that would benefit winning Oscars the most are the Best Picture and Best Director winners. so I was surprised that the 3p.m. screening at the Union Square was say 85% full. one wonders if the dvd/ blu-ray of CMBYN coming out tomorrow 3.13 will effect the film being pulled or can the Union Square keep it as long as it makes $$$?

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bigjoe59 commented about Academy of Music on Mar 12, 2018 at 2:12 pm

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I was under the impression that this Academy of Music’s neighbor Luchow’s wasn’t in the strict sense of the word “demolished” but was felled by as I put it a “business fire”.

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bigjoe59 commented about Halsey Theatre on Mar 6, 2018 at 1:42 pm

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didn’t William Fox at one time manage this theater?