Comments from Danny Baldwin

Showing 26 - 50 of 290 comments

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin commented about AMC Dine-In Theatres Marina 6 on Dec 3, 2012 at 3:41 am

The AMC website lists ticket prices as much cheaper than the LA Times article above — $10 matinee, $12.50 evening.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin commented about UA Horton Plaza on Nov 26, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Name has officially been changed to “UA Horton Plaza 8” on Fandango. So they must have kept the first new auditorium down the left hall.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin commented about AMC La Jolla 12 on Nov 17, 2012 at 8:38 pm

AMC has now announced that the site will be converted to recliner seating in the Spring, but not a full Fork & Screen. One wonders if this will allow the theater to be classified as a “luxury theater,” thereby allowing AMC to book the same films that the new ArcLight La Jolla does. (ArcLight is, as expected, getting all the profitable stuff, leaving AMC the leftovers.)

When I asked AMC via Twitter if the addition of recliners would entail installing stadium risers, they responded that there would be “some.” There will have to be some level of remodel, I’m sure, because as it is, the recliners wouldn’t even fit through the doors of 8 of the auditoriums.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin commented about New Port Theatre on Nov 13, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Reopened now as a luxury cinema: http://portnewport.com/calendar/

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin commented about UA Horton Plaza on Oct 26, 2012 at 2:30 am

They are now only running 8 (not 7) auditoriums (this has been the case for the past week and is the case for the next week). I would have thought the “new” addition was shut down, if not for the extra auditorium.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin commented about Tustin Marketplace 6 on Oct 22, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Seems like a great property for Regency to pick up, though it’ll probably become retail given the popularity of the mall.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin commented about iPIC Westwood on Sep 26, 2012 at 10:31 pm

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.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Sep 13, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Yes, early reports were correct — there was one installed in #3.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Sep 11, 2012 at 8:34 pm

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).

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 5, 2012 at 2:05 am

I confirmed with a few people who saw the movie that the 70mm prints are matted to 1.85 as well.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Aug 30, 2012 at 3:37 pm

It IS showing in the Dome in 70mm. Tickets are already onsale.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Aug 30, 2012 at 3:21 pm

They were wrong about the Village engagement and now, with the Dome pre-selling in 70mm, I think they’re wrong about auditorium #3.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin commented about Sundance Cinemas Sunset 5 on Aug 24, 2012 at 4:09 am

That’s closer to Sunset 5 bookings than I would have guessed. Several of those are/will be available on simultaneous VOD.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin commented about Regency Village Theatre on Jul 31, 2012 at 7:36 pm

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.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Jul 29, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Maybe they’re not allowed to run the new print on a platter? They don’t have changeover 70MM in there now.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin commented about Aero Theatre on Jun 21, 2012 at 5:54 pm

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

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin commented about Royal Theatre on Jun 20, 2012 at 3:38 am

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.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on May 27, 2012 at 7:41 pm

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.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin commented about The Landmark on May 21, 2012 at 11:43 pm

The big houses (5 or 6 of them) are really pretty good. The rest are crummy shoe-boxes.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on May 6, 2012 at 11:50 pm

That’s a question for John Sittig. I don’t see why it would, though.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Apr 29, 2012 at 5:28 pm

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/

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Apr 19, 2012 at 8:01 pm

And what do you mean by “original design”? Even the Chinese has been remodeled.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Apr 19, 2012 at 8:00 pm

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.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin commented about Five Star Cinema Glendale on Apr 13, 2012 at 12:28 am

Wow! Hadn’t heard of this. Thanks for the link.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin commented about Flower Hill Cinema on Apr 11, 2012 at 7:00 pm

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.