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HowardBHaas commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Apr 3, 2018 at 2:01 pm

NYC venues for reissued 2001 have not been announced yet. City Cinemas 1,2,3 and City Cinemas Village East are strong possibilities, as is AMC Lincoln Square. The Walter Reade also has 70mm capacity, and outside Manhattan so does the Museum of Moving Image. The Paris might still have capacity but hasn’t shown 70mm recently.

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Loews Uptown 1 on Apr 1, 2018 at 4:46 am

Giles, are you saying there is only a center channel behind the screen? and, left and right speakers exist but to the actual left and right of the screen?

It would be cool if the curtain’s motor would be replaced or fixed so a curtain could be used again including classics like 2001 in 70mm…..the way I saw it the last time, in the year 2001.

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HowardBHaas commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Mar 29, 2018 at 5:50 pm

Ready Player One also in 70mm (blowup) at City Cinemas 1,2,3. I officially volunteer at the site you are now posting at, but also am helping to compile the 70mm venue list for the increasing number of releases. Here for Ready Player One: http://www.in70mm.com/library/blow_up/year/2018/index.htm

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HowardBHaas commented about Paramount Theatre on Mar 28, 2018 at 5:41 pm

though both the Paramount vertical blade sign and the Newark letters on the marquee are iconic of the city of Newark, the renderings show those words replaced by Pharmacy!

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HowardBHaas commented about Alexandria Theatre on Mar 21, 2018 at 6:32 pm

OMG. Certain architectural features inside would remain. Not sure what is meant by 1976 marquee that will be removed.

http://richmondsfblog.com/2016/12/13/latest-proposal-for-alexandria-theater-development-includes-swim-center-classrooms-and-office-space/

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HowardBHaas commented about Goldman Theatre on Mar 21, 2018 at 5:08 pm

Also, thanks, John, as to your comments re particular films here and on the Prince (Midtown) and Stanley pages. In the next week or so, I will revise the Introductions as to significant changes. Would welcome a post at Cinema 19 page, too, from you.

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HowardBHaas commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on Mar 19, 2018 at 3:21 pm

Don’t confuse ownership of a print with rights to the movie.

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HowardBHaas commented about Anthony Wayne Theatre on Mar 6, 2018 at 8:29 am

link to website explaining its purpose- https://savetheanthonywayne.com/whyhelpus/

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HowardBHaas commented about Loew's Palace Theater on Feb 28, 2018 at 3:15 pm

What year is this? what movie?

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HowardBHaas commented about Museum of Modern Art on Feb 14, 2018 at 5:09 am

ABC TV Good Morning America just showed footage of “star studded screening of Black Panther at Museum of Modern Art” here. World premiere was at Hollywood LA’s Dolby Theater.

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HowardBHaas commented about Montgomery Theatre on Feb 10, 2018 at 10:39 am

Heartbreaking photos of what was still inside here- http://romanblazicwordsandpictures.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-montgomery-theater.html

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Jan 22, 2018 at 3:37 am

Giles, thanks. As to curtain, did you arrive before the last screening stopped as I wrote above? As emails still mentioned free souvenir program while supplies last, you got one? Check the Old Greenbelt’s website “about” which says 5.1, albeit its 4k digital projector is more than the Avalon has (assuming they haven’t upgraded from 2k) & all of these wonderful historic theaters (AFI # 1, Avalon, Old Greenbelt) main screen is about same size: 40 feet wide, which is great. AFI Silver projectionist told me Phantom Thread soundtrack for the 70mm print is 6 track DTS.

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Jan 21, 2018 at 5:54 am

Phantom Thread is still in 70mm here. My photo on the marquee is included in this interesting article, http://www.in70mm.com/news/2017/phantom_thread/index.htm

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Jan 14, 2018 at 4:07 am

JodarMovieFan, yes, curtain used as I’ve seen it usually including last month at European Film Festival. Get there when last showing is finishing. (There’s only a few minutes of trailers so you can calculate using the movie length time). Curtain closes. You can enjoy closed curtain for awhile, but long before new feature time, curtain opens for slides, trailers, etc. then the movie is played, then curtain closes again. The use of the curtain enhances the movie experience. Living in Philly, I’ve yet to visit Greenbelt but it is on my bucket list! So, yes, rather than see The Post in aud 2 here, sure, see it at the Greenbelt. Also, I should mention that souvenir programs for Phantom Thread are only as long as supplies last.

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Jan 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Saw Phantom Thread in 70mm today (35mm blowup), souvenir program included (for ticket price, no discounts, $18). Wonderful presentation of interesting movie. For those like JodarMovieFan who didn’t like The Master, you won’t like this movie. Good movie though.

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Loews Uptown 1 on Jan 13, 2018 at 4:23 am

Big (1988) at 10 AM today at the Uptown. Is there a family classic series on weekend mornings?

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HowardBHaas commented about Regency I on Jan 9, 2018 at 5:29 am

Wheelbarrowjohnny, I was only in this movie theater once, since I live in Philly, but I really enjoyed reading your post! And, as an official volunteer for this website, I read a lot of comments that don’t really say anything about the theater or its history, but yours really does give us so many interesting tidbits, so thanks!

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Jan 2, 2018 at 4:54 pm

Thanks, BigJoe. The Phantom Thread ebay link describes that booklet as 24 pages. The Hateful Eight program that I have is 14 pages, counting from cover to back. All of these current booklets (Victoria and Abdul included) being discussed have been free, whereas in the original Roadshow days those souvenir programs were purchased. It is really is delightful that studios are going to the effort to provide these nice materials for moviegoers.

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Jan 2, 2018 at 12:34 pm

From what I’ve read elsewhere (email from AFI Silver), The Phantom Thread program is freely handed out. I attended last weekend at Paris of Victoria & Abdul but did not know of any program. What did Victoria & Abdul program look like? a real program like The Hateful Eight one? or a couple page brochure?

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Mazza Gallerie 7 on Dec 25, 2017 at 1:54 pm

Auditorium # 3 is set to “flat.” No matting/masking is used, so a ‘scope movie is letterboxed at top & bottom. The other auditoriums use masking/matting for a proper presentation. Manager last week told me auditorium 3 uses “digital masking” i.e. make believe, The Emperor Has No Clothes.

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HowardBHaas commented about 10-22-17 (not 16) on Dec 23, 2017 at 10:45 am

The date I took the photo is 2017. My camera was set incorrectly so Photo Info loaded incorrectly.

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Loews Uptown 1 on Dec 23, 2017 at 7:29 am

A former Uptown projectionist who has commented on this page, tells me that until c. 1986, the Uptown’s giant letters on the facade had always spelled out the name in a manner that I think would’ve been like this “U….Up…Upt…Upto…Uptow…Uptown…..U….”

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Mazza Gallerie 7 on Dec 22, 2017 at 12:11 pm

With leather chairs & those sconces, this would be theater 6 or theater 7.

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HowardBHaas commented about Tuttleman IMAX Theater on Dec 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Yesterday, enjoyed “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in 70mm Imax. It was shown as it is everywhere only in ‘scope, not 1.43 aspect ratio so letterboxed on the screen. Opened Thursday. Full house at my screening yesterday (1 PM, as 10 AM was earlier).

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Dec 17, 2017 at 4:04 am

I saw “Star Wars:The Force Awakens” in a commercial movie theater, not in an Imax, so I can’t compare as they have different format sound systems. The new Star Wars movie is fun.