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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Uptown 1 on Aug 4, 2017 at 1:53 pm

Hello-

a question for devotees of this theater. when this theater opened in 1936 was it built from the get go as a 1st Run venue or was in built as a grand 2nd/3rd run neighborhood theater and only became a 1st Run venue with the advent of the modern roadshow era in the mid-50s?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Uptown 1 on Aug 3, 2017 at 11:19 am

Hello Again from NYC-

I thank everyone for their reply. specifically to Myrna38717. you mention sometimes the Uptown having a decent crowd and sometimes not. I find that fascinating. I have often gone to the many large screens in Manhattan and there are only a few people present. so when the film has a overall HUGE opening weekend I wonder where the grosses came from. also I have gone to the same theaters and encountered a rather decent crowd but the film has an overall lackluster opening. interesting to say the least.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Uptown 1 on Aug 2, 2017 at 1:07 pm

Hello From NYC-

Is the Uptown the last single screen 1st run movie theater in D.C.? there’s only 1 left in Manhattan, the Paris.

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bigjoe59 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jul 31, 2017 at 12:22 pm

Hello From NYC-

i saw Dunkirk at the Loews Lincoln Square IMAX auditorium and the experience was !!! WOW !!!. the sound and projection was A+. i felt like I was one of the stranded soldiers on the beach. what was it like at this theater?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Jul 28, 2017 at 2:16 pm

Hello-

I saw Dunkirk this past Sat. in the IMAX auditorium and the experience was !!!WOW!!!. it was like I was on the beach with the soldiers. to which my question- Christopher Nolan is one of those directors that many people think should have won an Oscar by now. so I have always assumed he had a big fan base. in fact Dunkirk got great reviews many critics calling it Nolan’s best yet, so why such a low $50 mil opening?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Jul 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Hello-

to Howard B.– since the administrators at IMDB
made the dumb decision to get rid of the message
boards where is there a similar site to IMDB
to discuss films?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Jul 25, 2017 at 2:44 pm

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to Darth Vader444. the more I think about it the more $50 mil seems like a really low amount. I mean if just Nolan devotees went to see the film it ‘ should have made more. also the film’s trailer has been online for like a year. also the film’s trailer has been in theaters fro weeks. what baffles me the reviews I read were uniformly A+ so I expected a bigger opening weekend. the odd part is some big summer comic book type movie comes out gets mixed to negative reviews and everyone agrees it doesn’t work yet the film makes a truck load of cash anyway. I don’t get it.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Jul 25, 2017 at 11:55 am

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the opening weekend gross of Dunkirk was only $50 million? isn’t that rather low. it was not a long film so they could get in more screenings per day. again a rather low amount.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Jul 23, 2017 at 1:14 pm

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I saw Dunkirk at the 1p.m. screening in the IMAX auditorium. !!!!! WOW!!!!! is my reaction. with the combination of the image and the sound you felt you were on the beach with the 400,000 soldiers.

one question. toward the end of the film when a
number of the young soldiers are in the bottom of
the landlocked boat Harry Styles' character gets
really angry at another soldier. for the life of
me I can’t remember why Styles. character got
angry. why did he?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Metreon 16 on Jul 21, 2017 at 2:49 pm

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to Joe Vogel thanks for the info about the Northpoint. I guess the story with the Northpoint is similar to the recently closed Ziegfeld in Midtown. no one I know had any complaints about the theater in terms of the projection, sound etc…..but the last few years any big film that played the Ziegfeld also played 10 to 12 other theaters in Manhattan. plus lets be honest even if it were making money what multiplex chain wants to spend the time to operate a large single screen movie theater. its sad the only 1st run single screen movie theater left in Manhattan is the Paris.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Metreon 16 on Jul 20, 2017 at 3:23 pm

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i haven’t been out to San Francisco for maybe 10? years. to which i was shocked to hear the Northpoint closed. i always liked the theater during my trips out to your city. so why did it close? lack of business or the landlord sold the land? i looked at theater’s page but non one has posted there for well over a year so i thought i’d ask here.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Jul 14, 2017 at 2:22 pm

Hello Again-

I am not talking about all the crap at the beginning I am talking about the running time of the film itself. to which 1hr. 46mins. is on the short side for a large scale historical epic.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Jul 13, 2017 at 12:46 pm

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Dunkirk is only 1hr. 46mins.? that’s on the short side for a large scale historical epic.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Jul 7, 2017 at 1:40 pm

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I have no idea what the NYC Building Code says but I should think it would illegal to operate a movie theater during the summer with no AC.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Jul 6, 2017 at 1:24 pm

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when Dunkirk opens on July 21 I assume it will play in both the IMAX and Loews auditoriums. when looking up the show times on IMBD how can I tell which screening is in the Loews auditorium?

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bigjoe59 commented about City Cinemas Cinema 1, 2, and 3 on Jul 4, 2017 at 1:36 pm

Hello-

I thank all my fellow posters for the info posted recently about this theater.

also to Howard B.. I heard thru the grapevine that the main reason AMC closed the Loews Tower East is that they had no desire to operate a single screen movie theater. the only 1st run single screen movie theater left in Manhattan is the Paris.

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bigjoe59 commented about City Cinemas Cinema 1, 2, and 3 on Jul 2, 2017 at 12:06 pm

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to Al A. many thanks for you reply. indeed the exhibition business since the 62 St. & 1st Ave. first opened. the Cinema 1 was for years one of the leading “art houses” in the city. case in point. the World Premiere engagement of Ingmar Bergman’s Oscar winning Cries and Whispers was held at the Cinema 1 not in his native Sweden.

I am a native New Yorker and lifelong moviegoer and believe the Cinema ½/3 can weather any potential competition from the revamped 62 St.& 1st Ave. if it returned to its roots so to speak. what do you say?

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bigjoe59 commented about Roxy Theatre on Jul 2, 2017 at 11:50 am

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I always connect souvenir programs with roadshow engagements. to which did this theater ever hold a traditional roadshow engagement?

also were there any other BIG regular release films
that opened here that had souvenir programs.

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bigjoe59 commented about City Cinemas Cinema 1, 2, and 3 on Jun 29, 2017 at 3:01 pm

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to Al. A.. many thanks for your reply. now when the 62 St. & 1st Ave. opened it was not only a state of the art facility but offered the studios multiple screens for a BIG film. to which it didn’t save the theater than why would it now?

being an avid moviegoer I would say the fact that the 62St.& 1st Ave. is all the way over on 1st Ave. is a much bigger problem to overcome than any competition the revamped 62 St. & 1st Ave. might possibly give the Cinema ½/3.

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bigjoe59 commented about City Cinemas Cinema 1, 2, and 3 on Jun 27, 2017 at 11:56 am

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to Al. A.–

while this theater on occasion does play a big mainstream film mostly it plays artsy films. so I don’t see it being in peril that much whenever the 62St. & 1st. Ave. reopens.

another question. regardless of how up to date the 62St. & 1st. Ave. redo is won’t it have the same problem the theater has always had. namely its all the way over on 1st. Ave.

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bigjoe59 commented about City Cinemas Cinema 1, 2, and 3 on Jun 26, 2017 at 12:47 pm

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to AL A.–

first whoever is taking over the 62 St. & 1st Ave. multiplex wouldn’t they have to do a fairly complete renovation? the place has been boarded up so to speak and gathering dust for yearsssssssssss.

secondly if and when the 62 St. & 1st Ave. reopened why would it give the Cinema 1 that much competition? this theater survived the first opening period.

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bigjoe59 commented about City Cinemas Cinema 1, 2, and 3 on Jun 25, 2017 at 1:10 pm

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is there any info at all about how eminent this theater’s closing might be? remember the eminent closing of the Ziegfeld took yearssssssss to actually happen.

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bigjoe59 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jun 23, 2017 at 1:52 pm

Hello Again!:–)

to Escott O. Norton I thank you yet again. from all the talk following the IMAX redo I got the impression the interior had been radically changed. but if I understand your latest reply correctly the interior is 80% the same as when it opened May of 1927. that’s good to know that the IMAX redo didn’t do away with that much.

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bigjoe59 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jun 22, 2017 at 1:48 pm

Hello Again-

I want to thank Escott O. Norton for your detailed reply. it was quite kind of you to do so. a 3rd way of the asking the question. percentage wise how much of the original 1927 interior is left? 40% or less?

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bigjoe59 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jun 20, 2017 at 1:45 pm

Hello Again from NYC-

I guess another way of asking the question would have been this- while the exterior doesn’t seem to have changed much how much of the 1927 opening interior is left?