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What’s confusing you is that the slick schedules are for Premiere & Reporatory films. Not FF 1,2,3. While the screening times are listed there is no listing of which theatre the film will be screened in. I live in NY and am a FF member and usually you do not know which theatre a film is being screened in until you actually buy your ticket. Say a premiere film is being shown for 2 weeks. Since the 3 theatres have different capacities that film could be switched between FF 1,2 & 3 on different days depending on how popular another film being scheduled on the same day is. By the way my favorite theatre is FF 2.
Actually FF2 & FF3 are both used to screen revivals. Silent and academy ratio films are screened in FF2 and widescreen films in FF3. Sometimes FF2 also will screen a widescreen film. The recent UA Festival was screened in both FF2 & FF3. On rare occasions revivals have also been screened in FF1.
Nice turnout for the 8 PM “Back To The Future” showing last night. Clear print and the curtains opened before and closed after the screening. Looking forward to seeing “Planet Of The Apes” next weel.
I wonder if its the same print that was screened at the Loews Jersey last year?
I was going to see Dr.No and From Russia With Love at the Film Forum in April. Guess now I will have to change my plans.
Does anyone know what films the Loews is planning to screen in Jan. So far there is nothing listed on their web site.
Much as I love going to the Loews I would not put it in the same catagory as the Film Forum. The Loews really only programs 1 weekend a month from Sept-June for films while the Forum screen films 365 days a year. I would hope that once the Loews gets their 70mm projectors working that they show whatever is available in that format. To me the Forum is a great place to watch pre-wide screen films. Wide screen films at the Forum almost always suffer in comparison.
It was a fun night at the Loews friday although I wish TCF could have furnished a better print of “Miracle On 34th St.” It seemed like every time there was a skip in a scene there was sigh from the audience. But everything else was first rate including hearing the Organ played for over 30 minutes before the film.
So there are plans to screen silent films at the Loews once the organ is fully operational? That’s great news! Would be great to see an epic silent film like Wings, Ben Hur or The Iron Horse on the large screen at the Loews.
Very disapointing article about the “Kings” in today’s NY Daily News. Marty admits that probably he will be out of office by the time any renovation work is started if any.
Was at the screening of the “Jazz Singer”. While the print was OK for some reason it was screened as a “wide screen” film. When Jolson sang the projectionist had to lower the film on the screen because Al’s head was cut off. After the film there was a Q & A session hosted by the President of the “Al Jolson Society” which was very imformative.
It really sounds its going to be a great event. I really wish I could be there to see it. Anyway I’ll be at the Loews the following week for the Otto Preminger films.
Since I’m going to be out of town on Nov.10 I will unfortunatly miss seeing the Jazz Singer. When and where is the other screening scheduled in the NYC area?
It sounded great although all the sound seemed to come from the right side of the theatre. I was sitting in about the seventh row off the center asle. Maybe they are still working on the organ pipes on the left side of the theatre.
This theatre has been pictured many times during the Ken Burns film “The War” which is currently being aired on PBS.
Other than for the “Higher” membership levels Film Forum does not sell reserved seats.
Tough decision this Friday. “Double Indemnity” at the Jersey or the start of the B' Musicals series at the Film Forum. Wish the Noir weekend had been one week earlier.
I do not blame the Jersey for the GWTW print I saw there. I’ve seen the same print at the Lincoln Square and 34th st. theatres. The colors are not sharp and sound is not as clear as you would expect it to be. I was at the 50th Anniversary screening at Radio City in 1989 and that print was much better than the so-called “restored” print that is in circulation now. I have seen prints of other films from the same time period (Robin Hood, Thief Of Bagdad) that look much better than GWTW and this really is a shame because I love going to see this film on the big screen!
Well I will be at the Loews for Double Indemnity and Out Of The Past. Have the dates for these films been announced yet. Does the NY Times know that the Film Forum screened a film Noir series last year?
I’ll be there for “Casablanca” but “Back to the Future” was played at the Ziegfeld recently and I’m sure GWTW will be the same inferior print that was screened at the Loews in 2005. Wish they had picked some other films to screen instaed. Why not “Forbidden Planet” intead of “Future?”.
I was both the “Sound Of Music” and “A Christmas Carol” screenings and both presentations were first rate. “The Sound Of Music” is one film that really can only be enjoyed on the big screen. The program listed Feb’s. show as “Patrons choice”. Can’t wait to see what the Loew’s has in store for us in Feb.
In the Brooklyn section of Todays NY Daily News there is a 2 page article about efforts to restore the Kings including a nice picture of the interior of the theatre.
Demolition of this theatre has begun. The lobby as well as the stores next to the theatre (part of the building) have been gutted.