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Thanks, Bill. Khartoum is being shown in 70mm. I saw it at the AFI Silver in correct 2.76 aspect ratio & wouldn’t mind seeing it again but would think theater show it in 2.76 aspect ratio?
For sale by grocery store owner, article has interior photos-
There is another 70mm film festival this summer. I’ve not been here. Does the Redstone theater use a curtain before & after films or at least for classic 70mm screenings?
Liked this theater but was only there 2ce. JodarMovieFan, looking at that video, no room for marquee to say 70mm.
Living in DC when it opened, I attended a movie “Broadcast News” here one week after it opened. I’m glad, JodarMovieFan, that I photographed it the year before it closed as my 4 photos are still the only ones on this page. I was there then to see “Munich”
Top Hat is playing
Yes, in your 11:05 AM post, I realized you mean CDS to be cinema digital sound. I’m more used to the brands & to my knowledge, DTS was the 1st, with Jurassic Park, which I saw at the Uptown.
Digital sound (DTS) was ushered in with Jurassic Park, not earlier. What’s “CDS”?
So far as I can tell online, the AMC purchase of Carmike hasn’t completed yet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmike_Cinemas
Blog with 1983 photo
Movie theater floor plan:
Added yesterday the month & day of the additional auditoriums in 1982 & 1985 to the Intro. Would add more info such as opening films if anyone researches that.
Phil Walker commented today at (Friends of the Boyd) Facebook as to the Goldman & the auditorium’s sconces-
It was sad when the room was twinned and the existing walls (and fixtures) were painted white (they were a forest green)
Yesterday, I enjoyed “The Man Who Knew Infinity” from the balcony. Digital projection was great! I knew the balcony doesn’t have surround speakers but sound was very good. Sightlines from the balcony are terrific. The screen looks very large.
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).
Robert Ford also added this post-
Ruth Louge and Joe Bright were the managers. They treated me like a son. Wonderful people!
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!
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.
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.
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?
After the Ziegfeld closed, I inserted into the Intro at top of the page the long runs of movies.
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.
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).
From the theaters doing Star Wars trilogy, I’d guess not 35 or 70mm. Maybe not 2k or 4k? Video presentation?