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HowardBHaas commented about Eric's Place Theatre on May 26, 2016 at 4:59 am

Robert Ford, an employee, posted this (at Friends of the Boyd Facebook page) – Eric’s Place. 1978. We premiered the Buddy Holly story. Gary Busey was there. I don’t recall if there were other celebrities there. I wasn’t sure who Busey was at the time. One of the guys pointed him out to me as he descended the steps from the upstairs lounge. This was a special preview that night..very cool! I remember thinking, with the clothes and the hairstyle, that he appeared to be someone that could have went to school with. I was stationed inside the theatre (usher) and got to see most of the movie! Loved it!! Went to the record store that next payday and got the soundtrack album which I still have and play occasionally. (it’s still in great condition).

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HowardBHaas commented about Eric Mark I Theatre on May 23, 2016 at 4:31 am

Robert Ford also added this post- Ruth Louge and Joe Bright were the managers. They treated me like a son. Wonderful people!

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HowardBHaas commented about Sam's Place One and Two on May 23, 2016 at 4:30 am

Robert Ford also commented as below about the manager here & his own jobs- Harry Roegner was the manager of Sam’s Place. He worked all day until finally getting relief from assistant mgrs from around the Eric chain. I was well versed in all positions. Usher, doorman, concessions, box office, name it. The next move was to the big one!! The SAMERIC Theatre!

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HowardBHaas commented about Sam's Place One and Two on May 23, 2016 at 4:23 am

Robert Ford who later worked as an Assistant Manager at the Sameric (Boyd) posted the following at Friends of the Boyd Facebook page, after posting he had been hired for Eric’s Place & transferred to Eric Mark One-

In 1980 a new Eric theatre was constructed at the site of the old Aldine(?) theatre. Sam’s Place at the southeast corner of 19th and Chestnut street. A meeting was called for the staff of all of the Eric theaters. The “best” , lol, of these were picked and informed of a mandatory transfer to Sam’s Place. As an usher, now at the great new theatre, the standard green waist usher jacket was tossed aside for a brown sports coat. The black bow tie changed to a brown long tie. This was something really special here! Along the Chestnut and 19th street exterior were long, electrically retractable awnings for people in line during bad weather.

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HowardBHaas commented about Eric Mark I Theatre on May 23, 2016 at 4:19 am

Robert Ford who later worked at the Sameric (Boyd) posted at Facebook page for Friends of the Boyd, in reply to whether he had worked at other movie theaters & his recollections the following:

Also, to answer your question, I worked at all of the Eric theaters at one time or another. As a North Catholic high school kid, I was hired in 1977 for the first Star Wars movie which opened at a Eric’s place at 1519 Chestnut St.

Sometime after, I want to say maybe eight months to a year? The manager at Eric’s Mark 1 Took a liking to me and requested a transfer for me. The reason I mention this is because after all of those months of Star Wars at Eric’s Place, the movie was moved to Eric’s Mark 1. How’s that for luck? Funny thing is, I loved it! This time, at the Mark one it was in the stereo sound. Some people may not remember this, but at Eric’s Place it wasn’t in stereophonic sound.

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HowardBHaas commented about Lansdowne Theatre on May 16, 2016 at 11:52 am

Matt, I can have the above good work placed in the Intro above. Remind me please what year- perhaps 2015-16? that those exterior renovations were done?

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on May 10, 2016 at 6:05 pm

After the Ziegfeld closed, I inserted into the Intro at top of the page the long runs of movies.

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HowardBHaas commented about Paris Theatre on May 10, 2016 at 3:49 pm

No recliners nor reserved seating nor as far as I am concerned do I need them. The movie operator has them at their nearby City Cinemas 1,2,3.

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HowardBHaas commented about Boston Opera House on Apr 13, 2016 at 4:36 am

A comment yesterday at the Kings Brooklyn page on this site was that the Star Wars films will be DCP (current movie theater digital standard).

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HowardBHaas commented about Kings Theatre on Apr 12, 2016 at 12:10 pm

From the theaters doing Star Wars trilogy, I’d guess not 35 or 70mm. Maybe not 2k or 4k? Video presentation?

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HowardBHaas commented about Fox Theatre on Apr 11, 2016 at 5:39 pm

Fox savior & resident Joe Patten died http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/joe-patten-dead-atlanta-s-phantom-of-the-fox-was-89-1.11670877

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HowardBHaas commented about Regal Union Square Stadium 14 on Apr 1, 2016 at 4:40 am

Actually, I thought it was a perfectly relevant question including to this site, as to the economics of movie theaters. And, my opinion is that no, not enough New Yorkers are going to pay for moving seats etc long enough for this to last.

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HowardBHaas commented about Riverside Theatre on Mar 30, 2016 at 4:21 am

Last night’s “town hall” CNN TV Republican nomination presidential debate with the last 3 candidates still in the race was here. The auditorium was shown & looks great!

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HowardBHaas commented about Regal Union Square Stadium 14 on Mar 25, 2016 at 4:51 pm

I would welcome Technicolor movies in ‘scope with stereo sound, but will pass on vibrating chairs with scents and “what it is liked to be pissed on by a monkey”

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HowardBHaas commented about Ohio Theatre on Mar 24, 2016 at 4:57 am

Article about recent restoration including lobby http://www.freshwatercleveland.com/devnews/OhioTheatre032216.aspx

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Mar 19, 2016 at 10:32 am

yesterday (Friday) the exterior looked the same except the movie poster cases & movie poster area of the marquee had been boarded over. And, you couldn’t see in from the outside. Workers were entering into a door on the fountain pool side, where paper notices stated Notice of Asbestos Abatement, which likely means gutting is going on inside. I posted 3 photos, one of the marquee side, and 2 of the fountain pool side including the notice.

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HowardBHaas commented about Strand Theater on Mar 15, 2016 at 5:09 am

I am told the ticket booth was also used by Ripley’s.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Mar 14, 2016 at 1:45 pm

Loews Lincoln Sq shows 70mm IMAX, but haven’t been showing regular 70mm to my knowledge. In addition to Village East, Walter Reade Theatre has had classic 70mm festivals. And, City Cinemas 1,2,3 has shown new 70 mm, soon the Batman vs Superman.

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HowardBHaas commented about Old Greenbelt Theatre on Mar 7, 2016 at 6:22 pm

JodarMovieFan, from the website Remodeled in 2014-2015 by the City of Greenbelt, today the Theatre has 380 seats, a 40’ CinemaScope screen, two Simplex XL 35mm projectors, a Christie 4K digital projector, and a Dolby Digital 5.1 sound system. In 2015, Friends of Greenbelt Theatre signed a contract with the City of Greenbelt to operate the Theatre as a non-profit organization.

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HowardBHaas commented about Metrograph on Mar 7, 2016 at 10:09 am

Screens 30 feet and 20 feet wide according to this article http://therealdeal.com/2015/12/23/lets-all-go-to-the-lobby-two-new-cinemas-to-debut-next-year/

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HowardBHaas commented about Old Greenbelt Theatre on Mar 5, 2016 at 2:42 pm

Thank you for the info which was used to update the page. Please let us know of future renovations or other important changes.

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HowardBHaas commented about Zvezda Cinema on Mar 4, 2016 at 7:54 am

Article re sit in at this theater http://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-serbia-cinema-20160304-story.html

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HowardBHaas commented about Fox Theatre on Mar 4, 2016 at 7:53 am

Last night the Republican candidates for president debated at the Fox Theatre. Shown on Fox TV & elsewhere, the lit marquee & exterior, the grand lobby and the auditorium all looked glorious!

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HowardBHaas commented about Wynne Theatre on Mar 1, 2016 at 1:41 pm

Article here http://cdesignc.org/blog/2015/12/17/golden-sledgehammers-for-wynne-senior-residences

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HowardBHaas commented about Lafayette Theatre on Feb 26, 2016 at 1:54 pm

Theaters do rent out. $10,000 or so for a film premiere, etc.