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Bill Huelbig commented about AMC Garden State 16 on Jun 20, 2018 at 9:25 am

I wonder how many younger people (if any) attended one of the 2001 shows and if they knew what was going on when the intermission started?

An intermission makes a movie more of an event. It’s also good for bathroom breaks and concession sales.

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Bill Huelbig commented about AMC Garden State 16 on Jun 20, 2018 at 7:43 am

I looked through the porthole at intermission and was surprised to see the projector still running. Was that blank film or leader going through the projector for about 15 minutes? I always thought everything was turned off during intermission.

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Bill Huelbig commented about AMC Garden State 16 on Jun 20, 2018 at 6:43 am

I tried to find a way into the projection booth at intermission, but I only saw doors for storage closets. I could have thanked you personally! But I’ll thank you from here. That is so cool the way you’re carrying on your dad’s tradition. Where did he project 2001 50 years ago, and was it in Cinerama?

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Bill Huelbig commented about AMC Garden State 16 on Jun 19, 2018 at 8:56 pm

I went to the 7 PM show on Tuesday night. About 30 people in the audience. Don’t know if Mark was running this show, but as far as projection and sound go, both shows at the AMC Garden State rank in the top tier of my 77 total theatrical viewings. Only way to improve it: a bigger, more enthusiastic audience (I missed the way the NYC audiences laughed at many of HAL’s lines), and curtains.

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Bill Huelbig commented about AMC Garden State 16 on Jun 19, 2018 at 6:51 am

An ad like this might be able to boost attendance. Still, it’s doing quite well for a movie that’s 50 years old.

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Bill Huelbig commented about AMC Garden State 16 on Jun 19, 2018 at 6:12 am

Mark, your colleague on Sunday did a fine job on the lights as well. Too bad there were no curtains, but I’m just happy the movie played here at all, with absolutely no advertising that I was aware of.

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Bill Huelbig commented about City Cinemas Village East on Jun 18, 2018 at 11:40 am

I would estimate the screen size in AMC Garden State theater #15 in Paramus as 60 feet wide, which was the same size as the screen at the original Stanley Warner Route 4 down the road, which played 2001 many times. Lots of head turning was necessary from the front row, which is a good way to watch 2001. About 30 people were there for the 3:30 PM show on Sunday.

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Bill Huelbig commented about AMC Garden State 16 on Jun 18, 2018 at 11:31 am

One nice thing: the exit music played out to the very end. That’s about 5 or 6 minutes, but it wasn’t cut off. I will probably be going back before the engagement ends.

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Bill Huelbig commented about Union County Performing Arts Center on Jun 18, 2018 at 10:58 am

I’m glad the show went so well. I saw The Bridge on the River Kwai here several years ago, in 35mm CinemaScope. The movie and the theater were both very impressive.

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Bill Huelbig commented about AMC Garden State 16 on Jun 17, 2018 at 8:55 pm

I would estimate the screen size in theater #15 as 60 feet wide, which was the same size as the screen at the original Stanley Warner Route 4, which played 2001 many times. Lots of head turning was necessary from the front row, which is a good way to watch 2001. About 30 people were there for the 3:30 PM show today.

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Bill Huelbig commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Jun 17, 2018 at 5:26 am

Mark, thanks for that great compliment. By the way, I am going to see it today in Paramus. I’ve got to see it in as many different theaters as I can!

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Bill Huelbig commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Jun 15, 2018 at 8:20 am

Thanks, NYer! Haven’t got too many anniversaries like this. Only other movie one is Star Wars (5/25/1977). I have a couple of album ones, like Sgt. Pepper’s (6/1/1967) and Led Zeppelin IV (11/8/1971).

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Bill Huelbig commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Jun 15, 2018 at 7:42 am

You’re right. If I could, I’d take back everyone who ever posted on this Capitol Theatre page.

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Bill Huelbig commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Jun 15, 2018 at 5:39 am

June 15, 1968, 1:30 PM: today is my personal 50th anniversary with “2001” and the Capitol. An incomparable movie/theater combination. Who’s got a time machine?

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Bill Huelbig commented about City Cinemas Village East on Jun 14, 2018 at 10:38 am

Ericeman: I’m going to the AMC Garden State 16 on Sunday and I’ll ask about the screen size. If nobody knows, I’ll give you my best estimate.

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Bill Huelbig commented about AMC Garden State 16 on Jun 14, 2018 at 8:48 am

Mark, I’m sure your colleague will do just as good a job as you. It must be a projectionist’s dream to get your hands on a 70mm print.

The Union County Arts Center is a great place to see classic films. I saw The Bridge on the River Kwai there a few years ago.

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Bill Huelbig commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on Jun 13, 2018 at 11:39 am

For three out of the past four weeks, the highest grossing movie in the US based on per-screen average has been “2001”. If only Stanley were still alive to see this.

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Bill Huelbig commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Jun 13, 2018 at 10:50 am

For three out of the past four weeks, the highest grossing movie in the US based on per-screen average has been “2001”. If only Stanley were still alive to see this.

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Bill Huelbig commented about City Cinemas Village East on Jun 13, 2018 at 10:49 am

For three out of the past four weeks, the highest grossing movie in the US based on per-screen average has been “2001”. If only Stanley were still alive to see this.

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Bill Huelbig commented about AMC Garden State 16 on Jun 13, 2018 at 10:48 am

For three out of the past four weeks, the highest grossing movie in the US based on per-screen average has been “2001”. If only Stanley were still alive to see this.

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Bill Huelbig commented about AMC Garden State 16 on Jun 13, 2018 at 10:20 am

Mark, you must be in your glory. What is the screen size at the Garden State 16 theater where 2001 will be presented?

I am going on Sunday.

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Bill Huelbig commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Jun 11, 2018 at 4:53 am

Mark, that is such good news. I will be there! Do you know how wide the screen is at the Garden State?

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Bill Huelbig commented about City Cinemas Village East on May 26, 2018 at 5:47 am

Nothing does justice to the Star Gate sequence as well as a curved screen. Maybe Warner Home Video is going to surprise us?

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Bill Huelbig commented about City Cinemas Village East on May 25, 2018 at 4:43 pm

Brothers Grimm in Smilebox … sigh. That’s my home video Holy Grail. Too bad there are no plans at all to release it. I should just be grateful I got to see it in Cinerama in 2012.

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Bill Huelbig commented about City Cinemas Village East on May 25, 2018 at 11:59 am

I guess it’s too much to hope for a Smilebox curved screen simulation on the 2018 Blu-ray. How the West Was Won came out spectacularly in that format 10 years ago.