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I thank Simon S. for his reply. but it prompts
another question. exactly how was an A movie
differentiated from a B movie? for instance I
had never heard of “The Wind Can Not Read” until
I went thru the photo pages for this theater.
so since I had never heard of it I assumed it
was B movie.
the often pined for Golden Age of Hollywood lasted
from the beginning of the sound era to approx. the
early 60s which is where my question comes in. it is
my impression that during this roughly 34 year period
Hollywood operated very much on the A movie and B
movie production levels. so for someone who has a
detailed knowledge of the Roxy’s bookings would you
say the theater played as many B movies as A movies?
to Comfortably Cool. the ad for the premiere
opening of AAE was neat. did I misunderstand the ‘
ad? I got the impression from the info in the
lower left hand that it was a reserved performance
i went to see Victoria and Abdul the day after it
opened which I enjoyed a great deal but. i find the
new reserve seating policy annoying. when i got on
line it went from the box office to the corner of
the Bergdorf Goodman building. because there’s only
one ticket seller and you have to pick a seat from
the little screen it took forever to get from the
corner of the BG building to the box office. if the
theater was looking for a way to raise prices just
do so. the reserved seat policy is a waste of time.
I’m hedging the bet that Blade Runner 2049 will
play both the Imax auditorium and the Loews downstairs.
now on any of the online ticket services how can I tell
which showing is in the Loews auditorium?
Hello From NYC-
with every new post on the subject I get more confused.
I have always been under the impression that the
Dome was built specifically for 70MM single lens
version. also how could a 3-Strip print of IAMMMMW
exist if it was shot in Ultra Panavision 70 not
the 3-Strip process?
I am a bit perplexed by silver’s 9/21 comment. when
the Archlight chain took over the Dome several years
back and renovated the theater I thought it was for
the expressed purpose of being able to show 3-Strip
films. so after all the time and $$$ involved why would they stop showing 3-Strip films?
I thank Scott for his reply. in terms of the
grand ornate movie theaters build between 1914-1941
the only one which opened from the get go as a 1st
run venue and has continued to operate as such is
the Chinese in Hollywood. out of all 50 states that’s
kind of sad.
the era of building grand ornate movie theaters was
approx. 1914-1941. now many still exist in prime
condition. for instance the Castro in San Francisco
has been in continual operation since it opened
Sept. of 1922 but its was built from the get go as
a 2nd/3rd run neighborhood which is where my
question comes in. I am looking for grand ornate
movie theaters built from the get go as 1st run
venues and have continued to operate as such since
the day they opened. NYC nor San Francisco have
any left. does Chicago?
aside from Windjammer, West Side Story and HelloDolly was the Chinese ever used for a reserved seatengagement?
i just walked by 100 3rd Ave. last weekend and its
now a upscale bar Nevada Smith’s. but i am perplexed
by something. the width of the bar is no way near
the width of the theater front in the photo at the
top of this page. can someone explain this?
I was wondering has anyone seen DUNKIRK at the Dome
then saw it at another theater? could you please
describe the difference.
thanks to Mikeoaklandpark for your reply. I am still
baffled by it all. I can’t tell you the number of
BIG eagerly awaited films that I have seen where the
auditorium I see it in is virtually empty. then when
I read on Mon. morning that the film had a huge opening weekend I can’t help but wonder where the $$$ came
for people who saw IT at this theater was your
particular auditorium any where near full? i saw
it at an other AMC/Loews theater and the place
was maybe 15 percent full. so how did the
film gross $123 mil on the opening weekend?
I thank Purplepielord for his link of April 2013.
but I still don’t see how the theater in the photo
at the top could possibly have been housed in the
same building as the bar Neveda Smith’s its current
i’m assuming that when this theater opened it was a
2nd/3rd run neighborhood theater. at what point did it
become a 1st run venue?
to Al A., boy the stuff you know and I thought I knew
a lot. I wasn’t aware Mark “Shark Tank” Cuban was the
owner of the Landmark chain. what you said about
affording the same films as the places you stated is
certainly a valid point. but is the new multiplex
going to be art house fare or a mix with big studio
films. one thing I like about the Sunshine is it only
plays art house fare.
thanks for the reply. as I see it the success of the
new multiplex depends on the people in the immediate
are frequenting it. I doubt anyone else will venture
to 57St. and 12th Ave. to see a film. its kind of
like the 62 St. and 1st Ave. multiplex which opened
in 1992? while it was a modern state of the art
facility at the time it didn’t help it in succeeding
and that was a fairly residential area as well.
to Al A.– i hope you don’t mind me posting a
question on this page since the theater in question
doesn’t have a page yet. this Sept. Landmark Theaters
will open a multiplex on 57Th St. and 12th Ave. who
in the name of God is going to go to a theater on
57th St. and 12th Ave.?
I wasn’t aware Union Square was the only theater to
have it. I was just asking fellow moviegoers who
might have experienced it was it was exactly. so I
thank AL A. for his frank critique of it.
exhibitors are forever thinking up ways to get
more $$$ from moviegoers eventhough movie tickets
in Manhattan are already to frigging high. to
which what in God’s name is 4DX?
i had passed by this theater many times in my
teen years when it was an art house. to which
a question.i suppose anything is possible in the
big wide world of ours but i can’t believe this
theater went from being an noted art house showing
foreign films and low budget indies for decades
then the next week turned into a gay porn house.
I’m guessing there most have been a period of
time when it was simply closed down and unused.
Hello from NYC-
to Escott O. Norton many thanks for your reply. as
I said I saw it at the IMAX theater in the Loews
Lincoln Square complex in Manhattan and with the
size of the screen, the new laser projection system
and the A+ sound system it was like I was on the
beach with the stranded soldiers.
also if you’re ever in NYC and go the IMAX at
Lincoln Square rows h or g are the perfect rows.
thanks to Chris Utley for your thoughts on the
subject. the remakes of Cinderella, Pete’s Dragon
and Beauty and the Beast were “live action”. so
if I understand your new reply correctly the
upcoming “live action” remake of The Lion King
isn’t “live action” at all but a animated remake
using different animation technology than what
was available in 1994.
thanks to Chris Utley for your reply but it makes
me even a tad more confused. again there are no human
characters in The Lion King only animals. so if its
going to be like TJB photorealistic CGI how is it a
“live action” version?