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With a nearly sold out audience, I saw Dunkirk in 70mm Imax here this afternoon at 3:15 PM matinee. The movie was one of the greatest spectacles of 21st Century cinema so far. Projection & surround sound were outstanding. The aspect ratio didn’t change like 5 years ago at the only other feature I’ve seen here, The Dark Knight. This is one of only 25 theaters in the US showing it in 70mm Imax. I met a couple young fellows who drove 5 hours from Pittsburgh PA to see it here in 70mm
Imax. 2 of my photos here- http://www.in70mm.com/news/2017/dunkirk_notes/index.htm
Best seen in 70 mm Imax. However, perhaps best “heard” in the Imax Laser screenings.
website says Sept 10 City Lights with live organ. Will that still be held?
There is no harm to this website’s having a page for this wonderful theater, no matter how little it may have hosted film. I can assure you that Ken Roe’s volunteer work is much appreciated by the site’s owners.
bigjoe, heard it thru the grapevine! Everybody who has witnessed AMC in any region knows that.
Wonder Women is still playing in 70mm here, I believe in its 6th week. That’s not a comment on the long term future of the theater, but merely stating that as 70mm screenings are rare, it maybe worthwhile. The film was filmed entirely in 35mm, so this is an example of “blowup” to 70mm.
The Loews 72nd St East was originally & best known as the Loew’s Tower East.
In those renderings, I don’t see anything from the Ziegfeld movie theater. Maybe the stairway is where it is, but nothing at all looks the same. Gutted. If it looks similar on the exterior, good! but we can forget about the interior.
Of course, I miss the Ziegfeld. In the Midtown area, there’s one other wonderful single theater still showing daily movies, the Paris, where I love to see movies. The marquee is always decorated with the movie title. There’s no multitude of black box auditoriums inside. There’s one wonderful auditorium with its balcony open, its curtains used, and 1st rate projection & surround sound. I hope people who miss moviegoing that’s not in a plex will attend the Paris!
the Grange has its own page
AMC & Regal multiplex remodels abandon “masking” so for example, if the screen is set for “flat” films (1.85 aspect ratio) “scope” films (2.39 aspect ratio) are “letterboxed” like scope films are when presented correctly on your HD flat screen TVs. I find this lack of masking to be distracting, and do not wish to patronize those theaters. Does the City Cinema 1,2,3, use proper masking?
Wonder Woman now in its 5th weekend in 70mm here in the large auditorium.
1st film for the summer in the main auditorium is “Despicable Me 3” starting Friday June 30.
The Philadelphia Inquirer has an insert today with Philly.com Readers' Choices 2017 winners. For movie theaters- this theater- the Ritz at the Bourse.
Yes, and many other films in 70mm in this year’s festival. Hook. Sleeping Beauty. Top Gun. The Agony and the Ecstasy. Spartacus. Interstellar. Lord Jim. West Side Story. Short Cuts. Kong: Skull Island. Top Gun. West Side Story. https://musicboxtheatre.com/events/the-music-box-70mm-film-festival
Added a photo with comment by Rachel Hildenbrandt-
The Lindley seems to be very much intact, actually. It’s impossible to get a good photo inside, but it’s possible to see – when situated strategically – the proscenium arch, curtains on either side of the arch (pictured), and the a central chandelier with connected, surrounding light fixtures.
Perhaps more interesting is this cinema is currently showing all mainstream movies, not a single “art” movie.
You can directly type in your device’s browser the theater’s name, city and this site-
Roxy New York City cinematreasures.org
and the theater’s page will appear- rather than looking for an open theater, a map, etc.
from the theater’s website
from the Lucerna’s websiteLucerna cinema
was inaugurated on 3. 12. 1907, this year it celebrates 108 years of its existence and is one of the oldest cinema halls still in operation across Europe and the world. During this incredibly long time, tens of thousands of movie titles were shown on the cinema screen of this prestigious cinema, which is an integral part and decoration of the Lucerna Palace, millions of viewers sat in the seats and hundreds of movie stars stood on the stage at grand premieres of their films.
Currently the cinema hall has 453 seats, it is equipped with cutting-edge 4K digital technology also enabling 3D projection, with Dolby Surround 7.1 sound system and it is the most visited classic cinema in the Czech Republic.
Second cinema hall in Lucerna cinema (with photo of the small auditorium)–
welcomed its first audience at the end of 2013. The premises in which it was created have a very interesting history – more than seventy years ago, there used to be a private screening room of the co-owner of the Lucerna Palace and the founder of the Barrandov studios Miloš Havel (the uncle of President Václav Havel and his brother, a scientist, Ivan M. Havel). The hall had served primarily for private previews of films produced under brand of the production company Lucernafilm, or for private screenings accessible only to the closest friends of the owner. As far as we know, there had never been screenings organized for the general public. After the nationalization the hall was closed and the premises were structurally divided into several smaller rooms.
We are honored that in these historic premises we can currently operate a small cinema with a capacity of 51 seats, with unconventional decoration with portraits of leading Czechoslovak, European and international filmmakers and actors, including the portrait of Miloš Havel at the seat of honor in the middle of the first row. The hall is equipped with 2K digital projector with 3D projection and Dolby Surround 7.1 sound system.
Go back to Nov 30, 2016 post to read re eventual loss of this theater. Nobody has posted yet any timetable or closing date. Often people do post in this site as to NYC theater closures before they happen which is helpful so people can visit a last time as I did with the Ziegfeld, Astor Plaza, Beekman, and Tower East, among my favorites. As to the Sunshine, please post on that theater’s page.
Since corporate report last year from its owner mentioned redevelopment of this site. That’s going to happen- like it did with the nearby Coronet & Baronet.
Done regarding the seats. If you provide specific (technical) specs re projection or sound, or screens, we could add that.
The AFI Silver aud # 1 is more than 40 feet wide for ‘scope so it a nice size. I haven’t seen a movie in awhile here but my impression from last time at the large auditorium at City Cinemas 1,2,3, was screen was very large, maybe 50 feet wide for a 'scope film. Also, there are 70mm “flat” (1.85 dimension) films. Now, though it is true Wonder Woman was not actually filmed with 65mm cameras…..the large auditorium of the City Cinemas 1,2,3, is a historic, showplace and people ought to be happy it survives for the moment, since the last word was that the site is going to be redeveloped at some point
Big Walt, hello, I’ve led “Friends of the Boyd” we didn’t save the Boyd but we still document its history. You managed the Boyd (Sameric) from 1977 to 1987? do you have photos? any world premieres other than Rocky III during that time? any celebrities attend then? in the downstairs lounge there were 2 beautiful mirrors on closet doors then but later, they weren’t there, any idea what happened to them?