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Bill Huelbig commented about Film Forum on Aug 19, 2013 at 9:33 am

Yesterday I attended a William Castle double bill of “The Tingler” and “Homicidal”. They took interactive movie-going to new heights. Forget 3D – these movies were in 5D. I even got popcorn in my hair. Most fun I’ve had at the movies in years.

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Bill Huelbig commented about Montclair Theatre on Aug 10, 2013 at 11:55 am

Jay Phelan: I really loved your stories. You made all those actors come alive for us. Thanks!

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Bill Huelbig commented about Clairidge Cinemas on Aug 10, 2013 at 10:40 am

I saw Blue Jasmine here last Thursday. I think it was in the biggest of the 6 theaters, and the widescreen projection was just fine. It was also really crowded, especially for a Thursday afternoon. The movie was so good, it deserves to be popular. One sad thing: the framed photos of the Cinerama days that had been hung in the lobby, the ones I got in trouble for rephotographing in 2007, have all been taken down. At least they can still be seen on this page.

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Bill Huelbig commented about Clifton Commons 16 on Jun 20, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Whew – that’s good. Nothing like those old neighborhood theaters. We can’t afford to lose any of them nowadays.

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Bill Huelbig commented about Clifton Commons 16 on Jun 20, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Is the Allwood closing for good, or just being renovated? It’s been around for 63 years.

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Bill Huelbig commented about Capitol Theatre on Jun 19, 2013 at 11:47 am

1968 was a bad year in American history, but a great year for American movies. And British movies, if you count “2001” as British, and if you consider the year’s Oscar-winning Best Picture “Oliver!”

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Bill Huelbig commented about Capitol Theatre on Jun 19, 2013 at 10:35 am

This season of Mad Men takes place in 1968. They’ve already dealt with the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, and the Chicago anti-Vietnam war riot at the Democratic National Convention. Characters have gone to see “Planet of the Apes” and “Rosemary’s Baby”. I hope someone goes to see “2001” – season finale is this Sunday. If they do go, it’ll be at the Capitol.

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Bill Huelbig commented about Capitol Theatre on Jun 18, 2013 at 2:17 pm

In honor of the 45th anniversary of seeing “2001” at the Capitol this past Saturday 6/15, I’m posting this article from LIFE magazine 6/7/68. I read it in a dentist’s office back then and haven’t seen it since, until today.

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Bill Huelbig commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on May 1, 2013 at 7:07 am

Cablevision couldn’t fail to see how popular an event like the annual TCM Road to Hollywood has been at the Ziegfeld. Every seat gets filled. Granted, those shows are free, but I for one would’ve gladly paid for it and I think everyone else would too. Hold more events like that, and the Ziegfeld will have a fighting chance for survival.

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Bill Huelbig commented about AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex on Apr 15, 2013 at 7:08 am

The picture of the screen in the article is from the early years. It doesn’t look 62 feet wide in that photo, but I watched “2001” from the front row of that theater and the screen was definitely not small.

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Bill Huelbig commented about "2001: A Space Odyssey" 45th Anniversary – The Cinerama Engagements on Apr 2, 2013 at 2:09 pm

This New York Daily News review from April 4, 1968 taught me a great lesson at the age of 13: movie critics' opinions are no more valid than my own. I’d have to see the movie for myself. About two months later, I did, and it’s still my all-time favorite. But I have to admit I was seriously hoping for a 4-star review in the Daily News that day.

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Bill Huelbig commented about Radio City Music Hall on Mar 28, 2013 at 9:29 am

Whenever Vito and/or Rob Endres post anything on Cinema Treasures, it just makes my day. Thanks, guys.

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Bill Huelbig commented about “South Pacific” 55th Anniversary – The Roadshow Engagements on Mar 20, 2013 at 9:33 pm

This article concerning the run of South Pacific at the Bellevue in Upper Montclair NJ is more a review of the theater than of the movie.

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Bill Huelbig commented about “South Pacific” 55th Anniversary – The Roadshow Engagements on Mar 19, 2013 at 3:53 pm

232 weeks at the Dominion in London – could that be an all-time longest run for any movie, anywhere? Wonder how many 70mm prints they used up in all that time.

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Bill Huelbig commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 11, 2013 at 11:58 am

Ed: I know, right? Almost like it was submitted to the paper by a Stanley Kubrick impostor.

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Bill Huelbig commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 9, 2013 at 8:13 am

Audience at Cabaret screening 1/31/13.

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Bill Huelbig commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 9, 2013 at 7:51 am

Robert Osborne hosting the screening of Cabaret, 1/31/13.

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Bill Huelbig commented about Robert Osborne and Liza Minnelli: Cabaret screening 1/31/13 on Feb 9, 2013 at 7:51 am

Robert Osborne and Liza Minnelli at the Cabaret screening, 1/31/13

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Bill Huelbig commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 8, 2013 at 8:05 pm

This letter to the Times was written by the future producer of “Airplane!” and “Robocop”. He blames MGM for the shortening of “2001” and the addition of the title cards, but all those decisions were made by Kubrick.

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Bill Huelbig commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 8, 2013 at 7:49 pm

Talk about a spoiler alert. This article in the 4/28/68 NY Times supposedly quotes Stanley Kubrick as he gives away the entire ending of “2001”, explaining it for those in the audience who found it hard to understand. Hard to believe he would do that.

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Bill Huelbig commented about Loew's State Theatre on Feb 8, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Reserved seat engagements were so common in 1968 that here’s an advance order form for a movie before its theater had even been booked. It wound up being the opening attraction at Loew’s State 2.

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Bill Huelbig commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 8, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Reserved seat engagements were so common in 1968 that here’s an advance order form for a movie before its theater had even been booked. It wound up being the opening attraction at Loew’s State 2.

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Bill Huelbig commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Feb 8, 2013 at 7:11 pm

April 28, 1968 ad for War and Peace at the DeMille. Loge seats were $7.50, surely a record high price at the time, but it was for a two-part, 6 ½ hour movie.

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Bill Huelbig commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 8, 2013 at 7:10 pm

April 28, 1968 ad for War and Peace at the DeMille. Loge seats were $7.50, surely a record high price at the time, but it was for a two-part, 6 ½ hour movie.

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Bill Huelbig commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 8, 2013 at 2:58 pm

I think I have an ad for the 1968 roadshow of War and Peace at the DeMille. I’ll look for it tonight and we’ll see how much they charged for the divans.