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HowardBHaas commented about Lafayette Theatre on Feb 26, 2016 at 3:00 pm

I forgot this one is a for profit, but still it cost mucho to operate a theater all year. No reason to pass along discounts if someone is trying to earn a profit leasing it……

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HowardBHaas commented about Lafayette Theatre on Feb 26, 2016 at 2:45 pm

There are one or two offs in multiplexes (Fathom events) but nationwide so with different economics. Frankly, these calculations are already done- if the nonprofit theater could profit from classic movie screenings, they’d do them. They are members of national organizations & they know what their competition does. Some will charge a set fee to let you choose the classic screening but that’s only the choice of film. As to rate, they have no interest in your intruding so there are no rates for this purpose. Birthday party, sure. You to profit off a classic screening: No.

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HowardBHaas commented about Lafayette Theatre on Feb 26, 2016 at 12:06 pm

Classic movie screenings anywhere are often lucky if they recover merely the cost of the film rental! If you pro rate the expenses of running a theater (staff, utilities, tax, etc)& then charge you the appropriate rent, you won’t be renting any historic theater to show classic films!!

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Feb 25, 2016 at 7:37 pm

Ok, I’m going to say this just once. As an official volunteer here, I’ve asked & gotten the removal of some of his comments. I left the 2-24 comment because frankly it didn’t go so far as some of the more offending posts. But, if everybody doesn’t stop attacking everybody, more posts are going to disappear. And, notably, stick to the cinemas. Discuss IMAX as much as you like. There may be plenty of reasons to cite presidential candidates but NOT on this website.

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HowardBHaas commented about Lafayette Theatre on Feb 23, 2016 at 6:51 pm

The Bardovan has its own page here so please post there. Quick google search does indicate it has as recently as 2013 boasted of showing 35mm, so probably still doing so.

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HowardBHaas commented about Erlanger Theatre on Feb 23, 2016 at 11:49 am

from Phila Inquirer obit online today- Harry Jay Katz, who had been a Philadelphia fixture for a half-century, died Tuesday at Einstein Hospital in Elkins Park. He was 75 and had been admitted a few days earlier after several months at the Hillcrest Center Nursing Home in Wyncote.

Death was from natural causes and he died peacefully, his family said.

Although he was independently wealthy, and was often called a “playboy,” Katz dabbled in a number of ventures, not all successful, rather than just sit on his wealth.

His biggest accomplishment was reopening the magnificent Erlanger Theater at 21st and Market Streets in the late 1960s as a nightclub, café and venue for theater productions.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/20160224_Harry_Jay_KatzPhilly_man_about_townhas_died.html#sUoOjQMe7ZHyyM5c.99

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HowardBHaas commented about The Hill Community Development Corp. Plans Redevelopment of the New Granada Theatre on Feb 19, 2016 at 9:10 pm

The “CT group” is reading the comments. Perhaps eventually, action, in linking theater pages to these posts, but in the meantime, happiness that there’s homepage news. And quite pleased to see no spammers right this moment- we try to eliminate those very quickly.

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HowardBHaas commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Feb 17, 2016 at 5:22 am

Spectre was the 3rd James Bond movie in a row I’ve seen here! Once a year, I like to be in London, and been fortunate enough to be able to plan timing of vacation to see the Bond films. As to surround sound, even the Rear Circle is great!

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HowardBHaas commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Feb 16, 2016 at 3:32 pm

I don’t know re booth angle. I do enjoy the Circle at the Odeon L. Sq., most recently saw Spectre and Legend there during my Fall vacation. I’d prefer the Royal Circle but more often sit in Rear Circle due to the price difference.

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HowardBHaas commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Feb 16, 2016 at 10:12 am

What isn’t being specified here is The Hateful Eight was made in a process not used in 50 years, since Khartoum, UltaPanavision 70, so 2.76 wide times height, meaning not as tall. Usually 70mm is 2.2 wide (for scope films) though The Master was “flat” so not so wide. Properly projected, Hateful Eight end credits shouldn’t have looked curved. Didn’t see them that way at AFI Silver outside of Washington D.C.

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HowardBHaas commented about Good lord on Feb 15, 2016 at 8:23 pm

People would’ve happily purchased the chairs, at least the end chairs with Z on them.

And, this IS a sad picture.

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HowardBHaas commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Feb 14, 2016 at 5:53 pm

It sounded to me like the screen was properly masked for The Hateful Eight but trailers etc before subject to that extra masking.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 13, 2016 at 11:02 am

I’ve added a comment to the photo so it would confuse everybody else, too.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 13, 2016 at 11:00 am

in response to bigjoe59 asking for the TV listings for a certain day in 1950.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 13, 2016 at 10:12 am

Bill, on Feb 8 you added a “Leading Events Today” item to the photo gallery but I don’t see Ziegfeld relevance. Was something cut off the item or what don’t I understand?

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 12, 2016 at 4:42 pm

maybe Dreamgirls in 2007 but don’t tell me a short period of time doesn’t count. http://www.playbill.com/news/article/listen-dreamgirls-begins-roadshow-engagement-at-nycs-ziegfeld-dec.-15-137050

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 12, 2016 at 1:48 pm

Also, Gandhi (1981) was shown for 31 weeks, another famous film showcased prominently here!

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 12, 2016 at 1:36 pm

That’s a subjctive determintion, but I was the one who added the movies in the 2nd to last paragraph of the Intro so I will say that Ryan’s Daughter, Cabaret, Close Encounters, and Apocalpyse Now (the original run)were among the most famous new movies that were showcased for a long period of time at the Ziegfeld. Also if by expanded version of Apocalpyse Now, you mean Redux, that was issued only in 35mm & in NYC, at the Astor Plaza.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 10, 2016 at 3:33 pm

Would like screenings at the Hollywood, now church http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/312

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 10, 2016 at 12:02 pm

Interesting article. ast customers would’ve have purchased & cherished the end chairs with Z on them! It also looks like from that article that the neat sconces remain in the auditorium. It would be a shame if they too are trashed. Others took better photos of the chairs, but I’ve got photos of the sconces in my gallery here https://www.flickr.com/photos/howardbhaas/albums/72157634640390968

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HowardBHaas commented about It’s Fade to Black for Midtown’s Iconic Ziegfeld Movie Theater on Feb 10, 2016 at 10:56 am

Past customers would’ve have purchased & cherished the end chairs with Z on them! It also looks like from that article that the neat sconces remain in the auditorium. It would be a shame if they too are trashed. Others took better photos of the chairs, but I’ve got photos of the sconces in my gallery here https://www.flickr.com/photos/howardbhaas/albums/72157634640390968

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Feb 10, 2016 at 7:19 am

AMC owns the Loews name so they can keep it if they wish. When AMC has totally redone other multiplexes with recliner chairs, etc. at least sometimes they did remove the Loews name. This one was built as a flagship of Loews & is well known in NYC by that name, so it could perhaps stay even if the whole theater is redone.

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HowardBHaas commented about Old Greenbelt Theatre on Feb 8, 2016 at 10:13 am

I am an official volunteer but can’t edit the Intro outright. Post a new Intro or amendments in a comment & if the site editor doesn’t see it, I will & will send it to him. Also if you can please post any photos of the theater in the photo gallery, that would be great, too!

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HowardBHaas commented about 1-22-16 Green Room on Feb 4, 2016 at 9:42 pm

I hadn’t know until recently either. It was lavishly furnished.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 4, 2016 at 2:13 pm

Link to the news story that I posted. Don’t neglect to check out the links on the right including the interesting “early years” link http://www.in70mm.com/news/2016/ziegfeld/index.htm