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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.
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?
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.
why is it interesting the film only had 2 screeningsa day? roadshow films rarely had more than 2 screeningsa day regardless of the film’s length.
were the engagements of Windjammer, West Side Storyand Hello Dolly the only roadshow engagements theChinese has held?
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.
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
oops!!! I meant to say only 1 theater in each city.
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”?
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
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.
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
to Al A. believe me its the smallest movie theatermen’s room I’ve ever seen. for instance they haveonly 1 stall. again I can’t believe it meets theNYC Building Code.
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
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
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
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.
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?
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
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”.
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
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
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?
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.
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?