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bigjoe59 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jul 12, 2018 at 1:23 pm

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thanks to Escot O. Norton and MSC77 for their replies. I am fascinated as to how long roadshow engagements of films lasted in L.A. as opposed to Manhattan. for instance the shortest roadshow engagement in Manhattan I can remember is Half A Sixpence which ran at the Criterion for a grand total of 6 weeks.

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bigjoe59 commented about Rivoli Theatre on Jul 11, 2018 at 4:15 pm

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Cleopatra is one of my all time favorite epics. on blu-ray disc its the definition of !!! WOW !!!. it had a healthy roadshow run at this theater lasting 64 weeks. how how long did they use the original 4hr. cut?

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bigjoe59 commented about Last of the Roadshow Movies on Jul 11, 2018 at 4:06 pm

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how many roadshows would have to have opened after HD for it to be one of the last roadshows? roadshow engagements lasted another 3 years.

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bigjoe59 commented about DOCTOR DOLITTLE exclusive at the PARAMOUNT (now the EL Capitan) on Jul 11, 2018 at 2:47 pm

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why is it interesting the film only had 2 screenings
a day? roadshow films rarely had more than 2 screenings
a day regardless of the film’s length.

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bigjoe59 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jul 11, 2018 at 1:47 pm

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were the engagements of Windjammer, West Side Story
and Hello Dolly the only roadshow engagements the
Chinese has held?

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bigjoe59 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jul 11, 2018 at 1:29 pm

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if I am not mistaken the Abbott and Costello “Rio Rita” had very little to do with the original operetta or the 1929 film version.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Jul 10, 2018 at 3:09 pm

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to digital3d. I thank you for your reply. its just that since CMBYN only opened in 2 theaters in Manhattan I don’t see how that can be classified as a “wide release”. I thought a “wide release” was when a film opened in 2,000-3,000 theaters on the same day.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Jul 10, 2018 at 2:01 pm

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oops!!! I meant to say only 1 theater in each city.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Jul 10, 2018 at 1:59 pm

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does that mean since Call Me By Your Name opened in every major U.S city although in only opened in say only theater in each city that it had a “wide release”?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Jul 10, 2018 at 1:41 pm

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I thank my fellow posters for their replies to my question as to what constitutes a “wide release”. the film in question was “We Are Your Friends” with Zac Efron. so since it opened in only 2 theaters in Manhattan I don’t see how that constituted a “wide release”.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC 19th Street East 6 on Jul 9, 2018 at 2:54 pm

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I wonder if after the renovation is complete they’ll jack up the already high ticket cost even higher. what I liked about the Chelsea Multiplex is after Bow Tie renovated it they didn’t jack up the prices.

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

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does anyone know what constitutes a “wide release”? a year or two ago i saw an article online about the five films in “wide release” with the lowest opening weekend grosses that year. i happened to like one of the films mentioned but doubt it had a “wide release”.

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bigjoe59 commented about Cinema Village on Jun 27, 2018 at 2:09 pm

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to Al A. believe me its the smallest movie theater
men’s room I’ve ever seen. for instance they have
only 1 stall. again I can’t believe it meets the
NYC Building Code.

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bigjoe59 commented about Cinema Village on Jun 27, 2018 at 1:22 pm

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thanks for your post. but what do you think' of my comment about the fact the CV’s men’s room has got to be the smallest of any movie theater in the city. I can’t believe it meets the NYC building code.

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bigjoe59 commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Jun 25, 2018 at 2:15 pm

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I apologize if this question has already been asked. the recent 50th Anniversary 70MM print of 2001 was of the 2hr. 25min. cut ever knows. if I am not mistaken the only time the original 2hr. 40min. cut was used was for the World Premiere engagement at the Uptown in D.C.. now was it ever written about what the cut 15mins. contained?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Jun 25, 2018 at 12:51 pm

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I was at this theater this past weekend but went directly to the IMAX auditorium so I didn’t notice any construction around the Loews auditorium. speaking of which. regular adult movie theater tickets in Manhattan are already too frigging high. so all the new hyped up auditoriums such as Dolby Cinemas and 4DX at the Union Square are just ways to squeeze even more $$$ from the patrons. I’ve experienced both and the extra mark up in $$$ really didn’t make me enjoy the films in question better than if I had seen them in a regular auditorium with A+ projection and sound.

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bigjoe59 commented about City Cinemas Village East on Jun 14, 2018 at 1:34 pm

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I thank xbs2034 for replying. granted films rated PG before the creation of the PG-13 rating the fall of 1984 would certainly get a PG-13 today. but what surprised me was films with a G rating having more than one scene of bare butt nudity and in the case of the 1968 Planet of the Apes a very quick shot of everything where they’re swimming near the waterfall.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Jun 12, 2018 at 1:45 pm

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I appreciate people replying to my original post. but it seems the intent was nothing correctly understood. I admitted I saw it at the Orpheum but wondered if people who saw it at the Lincoln Square had the same problem. so why would asking patrons their experience at the Lincoln Square belong on the Orpheum’s page?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Jun 11, 2018 at 2:04 pm

Hello- to alpinedownhiller- I thank you for your reply. but I spoke to the manager of the Orpheum after the showing and he said it was the film itself and had nothing to do with their screening/projection of it.

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bigjoe59 commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on Jun 10, 2018 at 12:55 pm

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did the Dome screen the original 2hr 40min. cut of 2001? that’s what is implied by Roger A.’s use of the term “original roadshow version”.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Jun 1, 2018 at 1:41 pm

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to Al A. you certainly have a valid point. I asked on this page to see if the problem existed in other theaters. in fact the film was so dark at times I couldn’t see who was talking. in one scene I only knew it was Paul Bettany because he has a very distinct voice.

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bigjoe59 commented about City Cinemas Village East on May 31, 2018 at 1:51 pm

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in reference to moviebuff82’s May 21 post. many “classics” weren’t rated till they first came out on home video. 2001 got a G rating i thought at least a PG since there’s the scene where one ape beasts another ape to death. also how did Ben-Hur get a G rating with the scene where Messala gets pounded into a cube steak the horse’s hoofs. also the original 1968 Planet of the Apes likewise got a G rating. yet there is a scene when the American astronauts land on what they think is an uncharted planet they bath in a pool underneath a waterfall naked and you get a very quick glimpse of everything.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on May 31, 2018 at 1:37 pm

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i saw Solo this past Sat. at the Orpheum. I thought it was THE DARKEST FILM i have ever seen. I complained to the Orpheum’s manager and he said its the film itself not their projection. have people who saw it here have the same experience?

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bigjoe59 commented about City Cinemas Village East on May 25, 2018 at 12:54 pm

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to Ed S. thank you for your reply. I was fortunate to have seem 2001 twice during its roadshow run at the Capitol on the gigantic curved Cinerama screen. I suppose every viewing of the film in a theater will be judged against those two viewings.

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bigjoe59 commented about City Cinemas Village East on May 24, 2018 at 3:17 pm

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to markp. I like your witty comment. I don’t see what would have been soooooooooooooo horrible if Nolan had restored the print before making the 70MM prints for the 50th Anniversary. is Nolan saying classic films should never be restored?