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PeterApruzzese commented about Blue Balcony Cinema on Mar 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm

A “theatre” with no screen. I guess that’s something different. With 14 seats, how can they possibly afford the screenings of His Girl Friday, Monsieur Verdoux, Sunset Boulevard, Sherlock Holmes (2010 version), etc. Is the projection DCP or 35mm?

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PeterApruzzese commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Jan 23, 2013 at 7:33 pm

All of those are available on standard DCP via the rep departments, so I would assume they are 2K versions.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Blue Mouse Theater launches public appeal to fund acquisition of digital projection on Dec 5, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Except for the fact that you can’t run new studio product on it.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Teaneck Cinemas on Nov 29, 2012 at 9:15 pm

The theatre’s status should be changed to “Closed” as it’s last day of operation was 11/25/2012.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Walter Reade Theater on Nov 25, 2012 at 5:36 am

There is no restored print of Mad Mad World. They are running the same “general release” version that’s been around for years, the only addition is the police “radio calls” audio during the Intermission. They need to correct that listing.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Castro Theatre on Nov 12, 2012 at 6:54 am

I wonder where they got a DVD of that movie as it’s never officially been released in that format anywhere in the world. Also, it should have been 1.85 widescreen.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Oct 19, 2012 at 9:26 am

The HorrorThon starts tonight! All prints & digital have arrived – prints look great.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Sep 25, 2012 at 12:14 pm

The Shining

The Wolf Man

Dracula’s Daughter

Drive-in Double Feature: Pit & the Pendulum PLUS The Premature Burial

Dr. Cyclops

The Black Room

The Mad Magician in Polarized Real-D 3-D – East Coast Premiere.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Sep 22, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Glad you enjoyed it. Feel free: bigscreenclassics (at) gmail.com

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Sep 14, 2012 at 5:49 pm

DCP is the industry term for Digital Cinema Package; ie the hard disk containing a 2K version (in our case) of the movie as sent by the studio. If we were running a Blu or DVD, we would say so.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Sep 14, 2012 at 5:08 pm

THE FALL 2012 SEASON, Saturday mornings at 11:30am

9/22 – THE GUNS OF NAVARONE – Gregory Peck, David Niven, DCP

9/29 – MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION (1954) – Rock Hudson, Jane Wyman , 35mm

10/6 – LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP – new restored 35mm print!

10/13 – RED RIVER – John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, 35mm

10/20 – Horror-Thon weekend

10/27 – YOU CAN’T CHEAT AN HONEST MAN – W.C. Fields, 35mm

11/3 – THE TRAIN – Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, 35mm

11/10 – Frank Capra’s YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU, DCP

11/17 – THE KILLERS – Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, 35mm

11/24 – A SHOT IN THE DARK – Peter Sellers, 35mm

12/1 – THIS GUN FOR HIRE – Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, 35mm

12/8 – IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE – James Stewart, DCP

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PeterApruzzese commented about IMAX Dome Theater on Jul 9, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Just imagine how much distortion there will be when they show the movie on the domed screen.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on May 14, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Thanks. The fall season will start on either September 15 or 22.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Tim League Discusses Texting Debate on CNN on May 7, 2012 at 7:11 am

Cell phone jammers are illegal (with some exceptions) in the USA.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Senator Theatre on May 3, 2012 at 11:12 am

As linked above: http://www.thesenatortheatre.com/?page_id=23

Adding screens to the facility, not chopping up the main room.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Apr 9, 2012 at 6:57 am

Yes, prints are getting scarcer. I would prefer to run prints whenever possible, but if the studios make good digital versions of titles that do not have prints available, I’ll use them (like we did with Bye Bye Birdie, African Queen, etc.).

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Apr 6, 2012 at 10:04 am

Just finished inspecting and setting up the 35mm print for THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES tomorrow morning. Absolutely mint, no scratches or wear that I could detect. Looks like it’s been run no more than a handful of times. It will look spectacular on-screen.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Mar 22, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Funny :) . Just got the final dates confirmed, here we go:

4/7 – PRIDE OF THE YANKEES

4/14 – WHAT’S NEW, PUSSYCAT

4/21 – MOULIN ROUGE (1952)

4/28 – DEAD END (1937)

5/5 – VERA CRUZ

5/12 – WOMAN IN THE WINDOW

All in 35mm.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Mar 22, 2012 at 6:18 am

Yes, we’re starting on April 7 – the first show will be PRIDE OF THE YANKEES.

4/7 – PRIDE OF THE YANKEES

4/14 – awaiting confirmation

4/21 – MOULIN ROUGE (1952)

4/28 – awaiting confirmation

5/5 – VERA CRUZ

5/12 – WOMAN IN THE WINDOW

All in 35mm. Just waiting for paperwork on the 4/14 and 4/28 titles.

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PeterApruzzese commented about This is DCP at the Film Forum on Mar 9, 2012 at 6:32 am

Howard,

Sadly, no. The studios are not transferring all of their titles at 4K for eventual use in rep. cinemas. Some of them are content to tell us to play a Blu-ray or DVD instead of a 35mm or DCP. Sure, the evergreen titles (Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, etc.) will get a nice transfer to DCP, but you’re not likely going to see “On Dangerous Ground” or “This Gun for Hire” as a DCP in the near future.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 9, 2012 at 12:29 pm

So they added a guy in the auditorium to ride the sound & lights while keeping a projectionist only to thread up and make changeovers, etc.? Sounds like a monumentally dumb idea.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 9, 2012 at 9:57 am

If there was “no man in the booth”, who was threading up?

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PeterApruzzese commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Jan 4, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Let’s hope that this time they get the aspect ratio of Hugo correct. When I went to see it Thanksgiving day it was cropped to ‘scope when it is supposed to be shown at 1.85. Totally ruining the 3-D photography of the best film of 2011. And no one at “Guest Services” understood a thing that I was talking about.

They also need to fix their non-3D auditoriums as Sherlock Holmes in #3 this past weekend was dim since they were running it through the 3-D lenses. And fix that annoying subwoofer boom while they’re at it :)

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Nov 1, 2011 at 10:54 am

Thanks Chas, glad you enjoyed the show you made that weekend. As we announced, I ran that red reel as a demo so everyone understood why the program change – the Madhouse was even worse than that. Birdie should be great – brand new digital ‘print’ from Sony with 5.1 stereo track.

MPol – it happens. We’ve been lucky in the 9 years of our programs that it’s only happened a couple of times. Not a bad track record for almost 300 different shows in that time.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Oct 21, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Unfortunately the print of Madhouse was even worse than the print of Hound. We’ve decided to change out those two programs as no suitable materials for either title could be obtained.

“The Skull” (1965) (replaces the scheduled showing of The Hound of the Baskervilles), presented in HD courtesy Paramount Pictures. Starring Peter Cushing & Christopher Lee.

“Scream and Scream Again” (1970) (replaces the scheduled showing of Madhouse), presented in 35mm courtesy of MGM. Starring Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing.