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HowardBHaas commented about Loew's State Theatre on Aug 17, 2018 at 3:55 am

BobbyS, the Music Box is correct re Around the World if they don’t want to show a print faded to pink. I’m looking forward to seeing Cleopatra this weekend in 70mm at Museum of Moving Images in NYC (Queen) which has a page on this website. Last weekend Hello, Dolly! looked like a new, perfect 70mm print so I hope Cleopatra is same quality.

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HowardBHaas commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Aug 16, 2018 at 3:23 pm

Projectionist Nigel’s email to me re the Odeon LSQin 2014-never mind metric, yuck!

Total screen size on the screen frame is :– 52 x 26 feet.

70mm screen size :– 47 x 21 feet. Scope is :– 47 x 19'6 feet. 1.75 is :– 36'4 x 21 feet. 1.85 is :– 36'4 x 19'6 feet. 1.33 is :– 27'6 x 19 feet

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HowardBHaas commented about Loew's State Theatre on Aug 16, 2018 at 3:20 pm

I wrote my experience seeing “Around the World” 70mm here, http://www.in70mm.com/news/2014/afi_festival/index.htm

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HowardBHaas commented about Owl Theatre on Aug 16, 2018 at 2:54 pm

Article about this building- https://billypenn.com/2018/08/16/after-years-of-neighborhood-drama-a-historic-south-street-west-property-makes-progress/

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HowardBHaas commented about Museum of the Moving Image on Aug 13, 2018 at 4:28 am

I enjoyed yesterday the restored “Hello, Dolly!” in what looked to me like a perfect, new 70mm print! 2.2 aspect ratio. Surround sound. Proper use of the curtain before movie & at intermission & after movie. Others who attended were in awe of how great the new “2001” print looked. I’m looking forward to the rare screening of the epic 4 hour+ “Cleopatra” next weekend!

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HowardBHaas commented about State Theatre on Aug 11, 2018 at 7:14 am

so far as I know, there is not a new theater tenant, but this is a wonderful new blogged article with photos https://www.avoidingregret.com/2018/08/photo-essay-catedral-de-la-fe-flips.html

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HowardBHaas commented about Ambassador Theatre on Aug 10, 2018 at 7:49 pm

The Baltimore Business Journal has an article only avail to subscribers dated Jan 19 of this year, with headline “City pumps $550k into dilapidated Ambassador Theater to save it”

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HowardBHaas commented about Ambassador Theatre on Aug 10, 2018 at 5:57 pm

David, what would a current view look like? What’s happening?

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Aug 10, 2018 at 11:58 am

JodarMovieFan, current 70mm film festival at Museum of Moving Image in NYC. In 2013, I saw the digital Hello, Dolly! as part of the 70mm film festival at AFI Silver, but the actual 70mm print will be in Queens this weekend. The following weekend, 70mm print of Cleopatra, another 70mm print that I don’t think was shown at AFI Silver. And, other films in 70mm.

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Loews Uptown 1 on Aug 3, 2018 at 12:52 pm

That is the post, Steven, thanks, though the copy & paste does work for me as to the 2001 70mm Imax link.

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HowardBHaas commented about Cineworld Cinema - Leicester Square on Aug 3, 2018 at 4:13 am

Large screen format, I assist this site- feel free to post on this page (which I read) with opening date of Watford Cineworld. Not sure we will create a page until actual opening, but possibly, and surely, once it is open.

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Loews Uptown 1 on Aug 2, 2018 at 2:41 pm

Great new article on the Uptown! https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/film-tv/article/21016116/an-oral-history-of-dcs-uptown-theater

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Loews Uptown 1 on Aug 2, 2018 at 2:40 pm

List of theaters showing 2001 in 70mm- http://in70mm.com/news/2018/one_movie/index.htm 2001 to also be released for 1st time in Imax theaters http://in70mm.com/news/2018/2OO1/index.htm

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HowardBHaas commented about Paris Theatre on Aug 2, 2018 at 4:56 am

At other movie theaters, sometimes I must complain as house lights area left on during feature or even at a prestige area Philadelphia movie theater recently the movie didn’t fill the top, bottom or sides of the screen because staff had failed to check the setting before starting the movie! But, never ever do I need to worry about the Paris. Sunday, I enjoyed “Gauguin-Voyage de Tahiti” at the Paris & as always, everything was perfect- staff, air conditioning, bathrooms, concessions, seats, projection, sound, masking, and use of curtain before & after the movie. THIS is the way a movie theater is supposed to be run, for a proper presentation and the reason why this is one of my favorite movie theaters anywhere. Thanks to the owner, Mr. Solo, and the movie operator, City Cinemas. Website says “The Wife” starts Aug 17, “Colette” (wonderful poster in theater) starts Sept 21. “Mary Queen of Scotts” trailer was shown- I hope the Paris gets that.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Aug 2, 2018 at 4:47 am

Sunday, after enjoying a movie at the Paris, I went to see the Ziegfeld exterior. I was delighted to see “Ziegfeld, A Walter Reade Theatre” still on the marquee. The Ziegfeld -Ballroom- flag was nice.The left & right sections of the marquee were changing graphics with jazzy Art Deco details, in white & black- “Z” and “The legend lives on” (in caps). Much of the former entry was walled off with a blank wall with flower boxes so current entry is narrower. No poster cases. An elevator has an entry at the front area. The redone lobby & stairs can be seen from outside. Alongside the fountains on the plaza that runs with the former auditorium had been gutted & that space fenced off to be redone to whatever. I’m not happy with the quality of my photos so maybe in the future I will photo again & post better photos.

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HowardBHaas commented about Cinemark University City Penn 6 on Jul 30, 2018 at 6:28 am

Has returned to original opening policy of reserved seating!

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HowardBHaas commented about Apollo Victoria Theatre on Jul 27, 2018 at 9:19 am

Ken Roe tells me it was just announced the film “Bridget Jones’s Diary” will screen at the Apollo Victoria Theatre with Live Orchestra on Sunday 4th November.  The Stage show “Wicked” plays Monday – Saturdays. 1st film at the theatre which hasn’t show a film for 43 years.

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HowardBHaas commented about Cineworld Cinema - Leicester Square on Jul 23, 2018 at 2:33 pm

I can partly answer from our side of the pond. The Odeon Marble Arch was divided into several auditoriums in 1996 & closed & demolished in 2006. http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/1830 I know of at least 2 theaters, both also since divided up but still open though endangered, on Shaftsbury but I don’t see that either was called Cinerama.

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Jul 13, 2018 at 1:16 pm

Giles, what was less about this 2001 screening than priors? I’ve seen it in 70mm at Uptown in year 2001, and Seattle Cinerama in 2013, both awesome screenings.

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HowardBHaas commented about Museum of the Moving Image on Jul 11, 2018 at 4:44 am

This summer’s 70mm festival here also includes (in addition to 2001) Continuing through September 9, the series also features three classic Hollywood musicals—The Sound of Music (1965), West Side Story (1961), and Hello, Dolly! (1969)—Cleopatra (1963), starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, directed by Joseph Mankiewicz; Tobe Hooper’s sci-fi cult favorite Lifeforce (1985); and Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master (2012) and Phantom Thread (2017). I’ve posted the press release here- http://in70mm.com/news/2018/momi/index.htm I am not familiar with Lifeforce, but all the others would be restored prints.

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Jul 9, 2018 at 2:50 pm

Also not an art film playing only at art cinemas. Usually “wide release” means a movie playing at mainstream theaters everywhere.

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HowardBHaas commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on Jul 8, 2018 at 11:22 am

what does that mean? are you saying 2001 was projected in 2.39 scope?

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HowardBHaas commented about Sunset Theatre on Jul 1, 2018 at 4:40 am

I clicked on this photo expecting to read about a closed movie theater but open! I read your comment on the theater’s page. Have you visited?

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HowardBHaas commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Jun 25, 2018 at 2:37 pm

The new print is the same length since Kubrick himself made that cut, NOT any restored footage that was cut after world premiere. As to the cut footage, http://www.slashfilm.com/17-minutes-lost-2001-space-odyssey-footage/

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Jun 25, 2018 at 12:18 pm

The Loews auditorium screen was 65 feet wide, not a small-ish screen! and if photos were as readily found as you think, I’d have found them already!