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KingBiscuits commented about AMC Regency Square 8 on Nov 1, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Some of the movies that were showing at the Regency during Christmas 1990: The Russia House, Kindergarten Cop, Look Who’s Talking Too, Mermaids, Edward Scissorhands, Misery, Three Men and a Little Lady.

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KingBiscuits commented about New World Stages on Oct 28, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I noticed that Jurassic Park played for nearly five months in second run here. I knew the film was a huge success but to play five months in second run (only being pulled for its first-run reissue) is some staying power.

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KingBiscuits commented about Ward Parkway 14 on Oct 8, 2012 at 3:08 pm

The theatre was recently renovated with new seats (all are recliners), added concessions and a bar and it looks great. I saw The Oranges today and it was like being in a studio screening room. It also helped that the audience enjoyed the film.

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KingBiscuits commented about Tivoli Cinemas on Oct 7, 2012 at 12:02 pm

I went to see Arbitrage here today. Though hidden above a number of office buildings, it’s a place with a lot of charm once you take the stairway up to the theatre. Though the auditoriums are obviously of the split variety (you can tell as the seating arrangements were never redone) and the seats are old, they are very comfortable.

Another nice touch is the old posters that adorn the lobby (mostly Godard and Truffaut) and even the projection booth (I noticed an original one-sheet for The Gauntlet when I went in and peeked at the projection window).

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KingBiscuits commented about Ritz Theatre on Oct 1, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Strange triple bill.

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KingBiscuits commented about more of inside the snack bar on Sep 26, 2012 at 6:42 pm

The Day of the Dead one would bring in some money. Not so sure about Wizards of the Lost Kingdom.

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KingBiscuits commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 22, 2012 at 7:04 pm

No matter the aspect ratio, The Master looks stunning.

I am nowhere near a location running it in 70mm but in standard digital (also in 1.85) has surround sound (this was a Dolby Digital house I saw it in) and the mix is excellent. I find it weird that a 70mm print with DTS would not have surrounds. I’m guessing that the theatre made a mistake that aspect of the presentation.

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KingBiscuits commented about Auditorium 2 on Sep 17, 2012 at 8:35 pm

I’m guessing scope titles were letterboxed here.

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KingBiscuits commented about National Twin on Sep 17, 2012 at 11:49 am

If you look very closely, you can spot the marquee in the 1996 film “Joe’s Apartment”. I couldn’t make out either title on the marquee but one side was red and the other was black and blue (it could have been Bad Boys and Casper, but I don’t know).

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KingBiscuits commented about El Capitan Theatre on Sep 9, 2012 at 11:34 am

Must have been a slow week to run this one.

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KingBiscuits commented about El Rey as the Cine 3 on Sep 7, 2012 at 11:08 am

I wonder what Jacob’s Ladder was paired with (I’m guessing Avalon).

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KingBiscuits commented about Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet on Aug 22, 2012 at 11:46 am

Actually, I would say the Drafthouse company taking over is the best thing to happen to this theatre. This is a theatre that should be getting exclusives and indie fare (instead of playing the same movies as everyone else) and this company does just that. Also, you never read a bad thing about the Drafthouse chain and they know everything that is right about filmgoing.

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KingBiscuits commented about Criterion Theatre on Aug 20, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I forget which two (I did recognize that The Evil Dead and Xtro were on one of the marquees). So whichever grindhouse was playing The Evil Dead in April 1983 was the marquee shown in the film.

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KingBiscuits commented about Criterion Theatre on Aug 19, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I was watching Splash today and you can see the marquee in the background during one scene (the movies on the marquee included The Outsiders, Max Dugan Returns and 10 To Midnight). Marquees from the Lowes State, a pair of grindhouses and the Paris appear in the film.

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KingBiscuits commented about Chandos Cinema on Aug 14, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I see they were playing The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

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KingBiscuits commented about Century Aurora on Jul 19, 2012 at 11:48 pm

14 killed at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises.

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/20/12850048-14-dead-after-shooting-during-dark-knight-screening-in-aurora-colorado?lite

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KingBiscuits commented about Woodland Drive-In on May 14, 2012 at 7:06 pm

The film being previewed was The Man, starring James Earl Jones.

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KingBiscuits commented about Cablevision looking to sell Clearview chain on May 14, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Landmark would be an ideal fit for the Ziegfeld. Some of their houses plays mainstream product and the revivals would be a strong incentive for them. The other two Clearview houses in Manhattan (the Chelsea and the First and 62nd) also play similar product to Landmark’s Los Angeles theatres (a mix of mainstream and arthouse) which would make it a great fit for them.

If not Landmark, I see Cinemark picking the chain up.

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KingBiscuits commented about West Park 4 Cinemas on May 6, 2012 at 6:38 pm

When the Cape West 14 opened, this theatre briefly became a second-run house before closing.

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KingBiscuits commented about AMC Dine-In Theatres Marina 6 on Apr 29, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I don’t know about you, but a good steak paired with a good movie sounds like a great night.

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KingBiscuits commented about "Ghostbusters II" on Apr 28, 2012 at 1:43 pm

This was the movie that both screens reopened with after a short renovation.

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KingBiscuits commented about Town Theatre on Apr 28, 2012 at 1:30 pm

It looks like the theatre closed with Over Her Dead Body, a 2008 flop that failed to make Eva Longoria a film star.

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KingBiscuits commented about Loew's 34th Street Showplace on Apr 18, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Porky’s opened as a test engagement in two cities in November 1981 before going wide on March 19th, 1982. Porky’s was also one of the opening engagements of the National Twin when that theatre was redone.

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KingBiscuits commented about Cine Iguazu on Apr 17, 2012 at 9:24 pm

The picture looks to have been taken in 1996. Executive Decision and Strange Days are the posters shown.

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KingBiscuits commented about Clara's Heart on Mar 24, 2012 at 11:54 am

Before Doogie Howser and Barney Stinson.