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I saw The Wizard Of Oz here on Friday. I saw it in the balcony and the people involved really put out all of the stops here. 35mm print (from the 1998 reissue), introduction by actors playing characters, bubbles provided during Glinda’s scenes and the air conditioning going at full-blast during the tornado scene.
According to fromscripttodvd.com, The Sound Of Music ran 146 weeks.
According to a picture seen in the documentary on the Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III DVD, that film (Leatherface) played at this theatre.
Spy Kids 3-D is actually the highest grossing 3-D film ever, despite having been released in the red/blue format.
Losing one theatre does not mean the end of the world. Sometimes people can be really stupid.
There’s life and there’s everything else. Sometimes, the fate of the world is better than saving a theatre that probably won’t be saved anyway.
The final show under Landmark was Run, Fatboy, Run.
Films I’ve Seen Here:
Beauty and The Beast
A Very Brady Sequel
Doctor Dolittle (the remake)
A Bug’s Life
Star Wars Episode I
The Rugrats Movie (free show)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
The Truth About Charlie
Rugrats Go Wild
Sinbad: Legend Of The Seven Seas
Agent Cody Banks 2
Laws Of Attraction
Catch That Kid (free show)
House Of Flying Daggers
A Sound Of Thunder
The Black Dahlia
Transformers (advance screening)
Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix
Halloween (the remake)
The Final Season
The other two were Cocoon: The Return and Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade. And the Springfield 8 played five 70mm titles, Far and Away in first run and special one-week runs of Batman, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, Die Hard 2 and Patriot Games in 1993.
This theatre is mentioned in “Tiny Toons Adventures: How I Spent My Summer Vacation” as being the film’s only theatrical screening. Was it really screened or was it a well-researched gag?
To the poster above, that should be June 16th, 1995 and Batman Forever instead of Batman Begins.
Trailers are shipped three ways usually: flat (such as the trailers for American Gangster, Juno, Valkyrie and The Bucket List), scope (such as this, Speed Racer, Rambo, Kung-Fu Panda and the last three Pixar films) and both flat and scope titles (such as Deception, Jumper, Street Kings and The Spiderwick Chronicles). Theatres then outfit the trailers shipped both ways for their respective formats but they are compatible with either one.
They showed Indy trailers with Step Up 2 and that was shot flat.
I also find it odd that the Empire 25 in New York hasn’t booked it or been confirmed to book it.
That’s strange that Spielberg would distribute this film only, especially since George Lucas is one of the biggest proponents of digital cinema.
I’ve been here twice for Little Children and The Diving Bell and The Butterfly and they both were a few of my favorites in their respective years. Great theatre too.
Bad Moon came out in 1996.
I read that Penitentary was a big hit at this theatre.
According to Woody’s clippings, Angel and Police Academy were two of the final films shown.
Weird thing I noticed looking through Tucson Weekly archives: when they played the second show of Casino at around midnight, only the first half was shown. I bet this caused lots of complaints from night owls.
I saw Inspector Gadget here in 1999 back when it was 20 screens. However, I always thought it was 24 screens and therefore thought this was the BarryWoods. I remember being so wowed with a 20 screen theatre and everything surrounding it. The theatre was non-stadium seating but a very filled theatre. The Blair Witch Project was also playing well and you could hear that one in the halls where the auditoriums were.
In short, I’ve got to come here again to remember again. Even with fewer screens.
I made a mistake. I saw Inspector Gadget at the Ward Parkway. The actual first time I was here was April 20th, 2007, when I saw Meet The Robinsons in 3-D and Hot Fuzz (in a nearly 600 seat auditorium). Great theatre.
The quadded Murray Hill opened on December 21st, 1990 with The Bonfire Of The Vanities (on two screens), The Sheltering Sky and The Field.
Bug was one of the most underrated films of 2007.
I’ve seen three films here: Beowulf (in IMAX 3-D), American Gangster (in 35mm) and Sweeney Todd (in 35mm). I can see why it’s Wehrenberg’s flagship. DLP in half of the auditoriums, IMAX with big titles and the place is the behemoth in general. Last time I was here, Cloverfield and 27 Dresses had opened that day and the place was busy as mentioned. It got to the point where police officers were yelling at the kids to leave the lobby where a number of them were hanging out/talking on cell phones or not buying tickets to sold out showings of Cloverfield, 27 Dresses, Mad Money, I Am Legend and One Missed Call.
This person mentions seeing obscure films such as Demons, The Drifter, Dolls and Bedroom Eyes here along with reviews for some of them. In fact, he talks about a lot of obscure films playing in New Jersey in the 1980’s.