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Giles commented about Cinemark Egyptian 24 and XD on Jun 16, 2010 at 8:05 pm

while visiting the theatre today to see ‘The Karate Kid’ (in XD) I enquired about the XD presentation of the upcoming ‘Toy Story 3’ and was told the sound system has been upgraded to 7.1 Discrete sound.

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Giles commented about Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX on Jun 15, 2010 at 11:11 pm

any news if the RPX system/auditorium has been upgraded for 7.1 sound for ‘Toy Story 3’?

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Giles commented about AMC Dine-In Disney Springs 24 on Jun 15, 2010 at 11:02 pm

okay… another question: has the EXT screen been upgraded to 7.1 sound for Friday’s opening of ‘Toy Story 3’??

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Giles commented about Senator Theatre on Jun 13, 2010 at 7:24 pm

yeah I was very surprised to see that the restored ‘Metropolis’ bagan last Friday.

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Giles commented about Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14 on Jun 9, 2010 at 6:23 pm

which one is auditorium #2 – I’m drawing a blank? I keep on waiting til the really large screens the ones behind the front concession stand get the digital conversion, since digital projection is key/ideal for the largest screens.

wonder if any of the two 3D screesn will be upgraded to 7.1 sound for the ‘Toy Story 3’ engagement??

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Giles commented about IMAX and AMC to develop more IMAX-lite theaters for 2011 on Jun 8, 2010 at 1:21 pm

personally if I were a theatre owner, I’d just install a Christie Solaria 4K DLP on my largest screen and Dolby 7.1 sound processing and call it a day – screw IMAX. Personally I don’t have a problem with Cinemark’s XD (Barco projector) system – the sound is vastly better than the IMAX-lite screen.

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Giles commented about Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club on Jun 8, 2010 at 1:09 pm

well… um…. even converted to showcase ‘live’ plays/musicals – this theatre is not surviving. I’m not sure where the fault lies, but it’s not able to operate under current management (or lack there of). Personally I’d book concerts and comedy acts/comedians – or even, (shock!] put a screen back up and show movies! Even in it’s current configurement, which I must admit isn’t well suited to live performances – the stage is set way too back.

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Giles commented about Fairfax Corner 14 + XD on Jun 2, 2010 at 2:53 pm

word is that ALL 14 screens will be converted to digital projection by as early as October of this year (Barco 4K upgradeable)

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Giles commented about Avalon Theatre on Jun 1, 2010 at 2:17 pm

special martini drinks are on sale at the concession/bar in with the theme of ‘Sex and the City 2’

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Giles commented about Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX on Jun 1, 2010 at 1:40 pm

For $18.50 I expect them to have cell block technology so that NO one can call/receive/text – at all.

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Giles commented about Avalon Theatre on May 26, 2010 at 8:35 pm

on a different topic, the restored ‘Metropolis’ will be shown a week starting July 9th – woohoo!!

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Giles commented about AMC Loews Uptown 1 on May 26, 2010 at 8:33 pm

oh I know they don’t give a crap about the Avalon – and given that my money always goes to the non-profit independent theatre – AMC can suck it.

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Giles commented about AMC Loews Uptown 1 on May 26, 2010 at 8:10 pm

Oh I don’t doubt ‘Sex and the City 2’ won’t be a megahit, I just think it’s rather assholish on AMC’s part to book this at the Uptown and at Mazza (DC/Maryland’s ‘Rodeo Drive’) when the Avalon wants the piece of the pie as well â€" and they should, since they deserve the money more so, in my opinion. Sure AMC has the clout and power to book anything it wants but they continually screw the Avalon over when it comes to the summer Hollywood fare. I’m really surprised that the closeness and proximity between the Avalon and Mazza is not being compromised, I’m sure though AMC would supercede the Avalon’s booking ability

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Giles commented about Avalon Theatre on May 26, 2010 at 7:51 pm

in a selfish move on AMC’s part (and to undermine the Avalon) they booked ‘Sex and the City 2’ at both the Uptown and Mazza – my money is going to the non-profit Avalon – not the corporate leech.

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Giles commented about AMC Loews Uptown 1 on May 26, 2010 at 7:34 pm

in a completely asinine move on AMC’s part: AMC has booked ‘Sex and the City 2’ at the Uptown (and Mazza for that matter) I was hoping for ‘Prince of Persia’ – but no luck.

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Giles commented about "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" free showing at Fresh Meadows 7 on May 26, 2010 at 7:30 pm

I also noted that Fotokem did a relatively new hidef transfer of the movie which has recentely been shown on MGM-HD

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Giles commented about El Capitan Theatre on May 19, 2010 at 9:21 pm

I assume the soundsystem will be upgraded to 7.1 discrete digital sound for ‘Toy Story 3’s 3D engagement?

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Giles commented about Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX on Apr 19, 2010 at 9:33 pm

“Regal Entertainment Group Launches New Giant Screen Format RPX: Regal Premium Experience(SM)
Theatres to offer an enhanced experience in sight and sound

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Apr 08, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Regal Entertainment Group a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, announced the launch of a new giant screen all-digital format called the Regal Premium Experience(SM) (“RPX”). The RPX is a custom-built premium environment featuring elegant and luxurious seats with high-back headrests, a giant immersive screen illuminated by high-quality digital projectors and completed with a state-of-the-art sound system for the best picture you’ve ever heard!

“Regal patrons have shown a strong preference for viewing films in premium environments,” stated Greg Dunn, President and Chief Operating Officer for Regal Entertainment Group. “Each RPX location will be individually designed and tailored by our technicians and will feature high-quality digital projectors and screens complemented by a custom surround sound system. The addition of the RPX locations to Regal’s already successful IMAX® strategy will complement and extend the number of Regal theatres featuring premium movie-going experiences.”

Regal Entertainment Group currently operates 43 IMAX® Theatres. The company expects to add The IMAX Experience® to additional locations while also launching additional RPX locations in 2010.

The first RPX location will open on May 7 at Regal Cinemas E-Walk Stadium 13 on 42nd Street in New York. The Regal Premium Experience at E-Walk will include a massive screen stretching more than 60 feet wide to present bright, eye-popping movies in RealD 3D and 2D. The brightest, clearest images possible are delivered to the screen by dual 30,000 lumen digital projectors. The 100,000 watt digital audio system will surround moviegoers in a specially designed 9.1 speaker array providing pinpoint sound. This powerful sound system incorporates 273 loudspeaker components including eight 21" subwoofers for deep resonating bass.

Tickets for Iron Man 2 in RPX at Regal Cinemas E-Walk Stadium 13 will be on-sale this Friday, April 9th, 2010."

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the price for the RPX experience a whopping $18.50 – ouch!

can someone find out and post back which audiotirum is getting the conversion. Thanks.

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Giles commented about Cinemark Egyptian 24 and XD on Apr 19, 2010 at 9:25 pm

the 3D wasn’t that great, nor the whole color scheme of the movie but it was the soundmix of ‘Clash of the Titans’ on the XD screen that took center stage… again. The music score was unmemorable but the sound effects had a tremendous amount of auditory power. Notably during the end Kraken destruction scene and inside Medusa’s lair.

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Giles commented about AMC Dine-In Disney Springs 24 on Apr 19, 2010 at 9:21 pm

so… can someone here check out ‘Kick Ass’ on the EXT screen and report back with their thoughts on the system? I’d really like know what other theatres in the AMC chain, corporate wants to convert

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Giles commented about Cinemark Egyptian 24 and XD on Mar 30, 2010 at 3:32 pm

saw ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ today in XD and when compared to the Sony 4K presentation I saw last Saturday – it blew it out of the water. The image was brighter, which the manager stated happens when they show 3D movies in XD – to compensate for the glasses darkening the image they readjust and boost the light output. Not only was the picture a marvel (in 2K no less) – I could see a ton of visual information like scales on Toothless and individual hairs on the neck and arms of Hiccups’s father, but the sound was amazing – I heard sound effects I hadn’t initially heard (apparently there are six speakers behind the screen). The sound is superior to the IMAX setup clearly from the fact that there are 16 speakers along the sides and back of the auditorium, as compared to only two speakers in IMAX configured auditoriums. On the whole, the XD presentation of ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ had a lot of ‘wow’ moments that the Sony 4K did not effectively convey. Definately worth my time and 14 bucks – major thumbs up!

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Giles commented about AMC Tysons Corner 16 on Mar 26, 2010 at 3:23 pm

the screen is most definately NOT the same size as Hoffman’s – it’s larger.

As for the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ color scheme – I’m sure it was the fact that the film’s many sequences come of as monochromatic as designated by the film’s Director of Photography and director Tim Burton, hence why the colours don’t really have a pop, it’s sharp, but not as a dynamic colour range.

From what I’ve read about ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ – the IMAX versions have been reframed to 1.44 and 1.78 for IMAX Digital thus utlizing the whole screen.

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Giles commented about AMC Tysons Corner 16 on Mar 10, 2010 at 8:01 pm

yeah this needs another opinion on the matter, I don’t want to be touting something that aint so… you know what I’m saying… :)

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Giles commented about AMC Tysons Corner 16 on Mar 10, 2010 at 5:32 pm

so I made it out to the theate this morning, and wow, I was very, VERY impressed. The first trailer ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ (3D) was stunning – I uttered an audible “whoah!”. ‘Alice in Wonderland’s image filled all the of the 1.78 framed screen. The sound on the other hand seemed too bombastic at times, very very aggressive and alot of bass, I’d be curious to know if any of the adjoining theatres blocks out the sound. I’ve only been to Hoffman’s IMAX-lite screen and Tysons easily blows that theatre out of the water. I’d say it’s the same size or even larger than King of Prussia’s (PA) IMAX screen

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Giles commented about New cinemas coming to Leesburg, VA and Pigeon Forge, TN on Mar 10, 2010 at 5:09 pm

well… looking at the chains website:

http://www.cobbtheatres.com/cinebistro.asp

CineBistro’s look pretty swanky.