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Seems like a great property for Regency to pick up, though it’ll probably become retail given the popularity of the mall.
Brad— I don’t imagine double-booking will be a problem. The iPic less than a mile from the ArcLight Pasadena plays basically all the same stuff.
Yes, early reports were correct — there was one installed in #3.
For the Midnight screening specifically, yes… but sell-outs for this type of LA/NY exclusive are not at all rare. See: MOONRISE KINGDOM’s first week at the ArcLight. P-T-A has built a following that is close to Wes Anderson’s in terms of devotion. THERE WILL BE BLOOD sold out the two biggest auditoriums inside consistently for a week (albeit during the holidays).
I confirmed with a few people who saw the movie that the 70mm prints are matted to 1.85 as well.
It IS showing in the Dome in 70mm. Tickets are already onsale.
They were wrong about the Village engagement and now, with the Dome pre-selling in 70mm, I think they’re wrong about auditorium #3.
That’s closer to Sunset 5 bookings than I would have guessed. Several of those are/will be available on simultaneous VOD.
I had figured the Dome would be a shoe-in for this. It’s great because The Village could actually have several sell-outs in a row, which rarely happens these days.
Maybe they’re not allowed to run the new print on a platter? They don’t have changeover 70MM in there now.
Has been equipped with a 4K NEC projector with 3-D capability. Will run DCPs of the traditional classic fare all July…
Complete lowdown here
In late July or early August, the Royal will close to be carved up into a three-screen. The marquee will be removed and replaced.
The story ain’t pretty, but this is the sad reality of current exhibition.
At least they plan to keep the screen size of the big auditorium…
Hopefully, they’ll run a few classics on 70 to commemorate the theater’s run.
It’s being put on by Playboy/Hugh Hefner, who has an affinity for film, and the website says nothing of digital (it normally reads “Digital Presentation”), so I’d say there’s a semi-good chance these are archival prints. Will need to get confirmation, though.
The big houses (5 or 6 of them) are really pretty good. The rest are crummy shoe-boxes.
That’s a question for John Sittig. I don’t see why it would, though.
The entire ArcLight Chain is now Christie Solaria… so I guess no more NEC. http://collider.com/hobbit-arclight-hollywood-cinerama-dome-digital-conversion/162066/
And what do you mean by “original design”? Even the Chinese has been remodeled.
It depends on what the latest opening date you’re willing to accept is and how you’re defining palace (do you mean built in the palace era?). From your criteria, the (Regency) Village is a good start.
Wow! Hadn’t heard of this. Thanks for the link.
The projection in the latter years was truly some of the worst in San Diego (though, when they went digital, they were able to “letterbox” Scope pictures on the fixed 1.85 screens—before everything was cropped). But, along with the second-run La Paloma, it was one of the only places in North County to see independent and foreign film (which ran alongside Hollywood fare). Now, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas is the farthest North one can watch hot-ticket platform releases.
Now operated by Cinépolis as a luxury cinema. Still six screens.
Can now officially be marked as closed. I just found my pictures of the twin on the final day of their operation (which was final day of Mann operation, June of 2011).
Clearly, there is quite a bit of interest because it has nearly sold out the Dome. The 35mm show in one of the standard auditoriums has barely sold 50 seats by comparison.
It is! Though, that rendering makes it look like this location was like most every ‘80s/early '90s Edwards 'plex — meaning it probably had crummy fixed aspect ratio screens.