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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 11, 2014 at 5:26 am

JodarMovieFan, I’ve not seen that 70mm short/trailer. It might be neat to see it at classic 70mm film festivals such as at the AFI Silver.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 10, 2014 at 4:41 pm

There was no “preshow” at the Ziegfeld until Clearview, the last operator before now. Even with a preshow, the curtains were still used. I last saw them used in 2009, for “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince” I didn’t visit until 2012 as I was seeing movies that were still projected in 35mm elsewhere. I very much like sitting there looking at the closed curtain, so I was also quite happy on Saturday as the curtain was closed for awhile before the preshow began. And, on Saturday, after the preshow, the audience applauded when the curtains closed. The curtains then reopened…and the 70mm show began.

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HowardBHaas commented about REG United Artists Pennsauken on Nov 10, 2014 at 1:06 pm

I do not know whether it showed 70mm.

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HowardBHaas commented about 8 Nov 2014 from the booth by Thomas Hauerslev http://www.in70mm.com/ on Nov 9, 2014 at 4:00 am

Thomas tells me that’s actually the movie screen on both sides.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 8, 2014 at 9:05 pm

I was there 3:45 PM. No scraches. Gorgeous print. Great surround sound. Curtains used before & after movie.

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HowardBHaas commented about A Tribute to Our Former Blog Editor Michael Zoldessy on Nov 5, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Michael did an awesome job with Homepage News for years! On occasion I emailed him suggested stories and on occasion he asked my permission to use my photos. He was always very polite, very nice, and very supportive of historic preservation of cinemas and of this website.

Somebody please step to the plate for this important task so this wonderful website can have this great feature!

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HowardBHaas commented about City Line Center Theatre on Nov 4, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Kevanos, thank you for the improvement! I had noticed the recent prior link didn’t hold up well on HD computer. This is so much better. I saw an image of the larger auditorium 1 screen. To show scope films did it expand left & right or was it narrowed from top & bottom from masking? Can you estimate the screen’s height & how wide (at its widest, for a scope film)? I’d welcome a screenshot of that screen & auditorium. Other than the screen, it is very nice to see all the other details in the improved video.

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HowardBHaas commented about 1 Nov 2014 NFI # 1, sold out for Brazil with Terry Gilliam Q & A, photographed by Howard B. Haas on Nov 4, 2014 at 3:34 pm

1 Nov 2014 NFI # 1, sold out for Brazil with Terry Gilliam Q & A, photographed by Howard B. Haas

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HowardBHaas commented about MacArthur Theater talkback event on Oct 23, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Facebook says this & also that it is Free! Join us on October 28th as we kick off “Going to the Movies” Oral history event. We will be discussing and reminiscing about the old Macarthur Theater, which hosted the premiere of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. The event includes a wine and cheese reception followed by a lecture with Dr. Robert K Headley. Dr. Headley is the author of Motion Picture Exhibitions in Washington, DC: An Illustrated History of Parlors, Palaces and Multiplexes in the Metropolitan Area, 1894 – 1997. This discussion is presented by the DC Independent Film Festival with support from the Humanities Council of Washington DC.

The event is on the 28th at Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016. Reception is at 6:30 with the lecture to begin at 7:10.

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HowardBHaas commented about MacArthur Theater on Oct 23, 2014 at 3:36 pm

see this site’s Homepage News today for Oct 28 event regarding this theater.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Oct 21, 2014 at 8:13 pm

http://in70mm.com/news/2014/interstellar/index.htm

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816692/technical?ref_=tt_dt_spec

As to aspect ratio, The Master was 1.85 “flat” but 70mm was commonly 2.20 not 2.35 (scope)though a few early 70mm films half a century ago were even wider.

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HowardBHaas commented about Gothamist names NYC's best on Oct 17, 2014 at 9:00 am

My favorites are the Paris, which is on the list, and the Ziegfeld which should be on the list.

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HowardBHaas commented about MacArthur Theater on Oct 14, 2014 at 3:57 pm

My notes indicate the KB Cinema had 24 speakers. That’s likely from an old newspaper article, but I might have also counted them up on the walls.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Oct 7, 2014 at 2:05 pm

THIS is the Ziegfeld page, where masking is used. For complaints on lack of masking in newer or redone theaters, please post on those pages.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Oct 6, 2014 at 3:01 pm

It is a 4k projector but I don’t know what model. In all films, surround sound comes from Ziegfeld’s surround speakers. NO surround during my screening of The Master. I would’ve heard the ocean & so forth! Gone Girl’s audio was a special treat.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Oct 6, 2014 at 12:30 pm

I saw The Master at the Ziegfeld. Projetion was excellent. There was no surround sound, which is the complaint. Surround is normally excellent as it was yesterday for Gone Girl which I saw there.

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Oct 6, 2014 at 4:36 am

JodarMovieFan, I saw Gone Girl yesterday at the Ziegfeld. For several years, I haven’t seen the curtain used. The surround sound is incredible. It is a quicker trip from Philly than DC, but if you want to see Interstellar in regular 70mm, your other choice might be to wait to see it if is in a 70mm classic series or showing at the AFI. I doubt the Regal Majestic wants it next door at the same time.

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HowardBHaas commented about City Line Center Theatre on Oct 3, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Thank you for the new link!

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Oct 2, 2014 at 8:56 pm

JodarMovieFan, so far AFI hasn’t booked it. DC has 70mm Imax but if you want to see it in regular 70mm, go to NYC to the Ziegfeld (where I saw The Master). I didn’t know the Senator no longer has 70mm. https://interstellar.withgoogle.com/70mm-film https://interstellar.withgoogle.com/imax-experience-in-70mm

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HowardBHaas commented about Astor Theatre on Sep 29, 2014 at 1:30 pm

The implication I would get from the above language is that the film was the 1st to open at a theater primarily still being used as a legit theater. Other theaters may have switched full time to movies, or built as nickelodeons.

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HowardBHaas commented about Sam's Place One and Two on Sep 26, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Alan, most of that info is already in my Introduction above but thanks for the 1963 closing date, which will be included above.

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HowardBHaas commented about 50 Years of Pop on Sep 25, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Ah, I didn’t see the engagement list yesterday & wanted to see it. Now I see there’s a page 2 to the article, and there’s the list.

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HowardBHaas commented about Seattle Cinerama on Sep 24, 2014 at 8:34 am

Facebook page says closed August 3. Reopening date not announced. Fall sometime.

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HowardBHaas commented about Boyd Theatre on Sep 23, 2014 at 8:58 am

The update is that the theater is posted for Sheriff’s sales as taxes not paid to the School District.

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HowardBHaas commented about What about the curtains? on Sep 16, 2014 at 8:36 am

I see fewer movies because there aren’t curtains! And, today there’s a trend away from masking which will result in my seeing fewer movies, too.