Comments from Danny Baldwin

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Danny Baldwin commented about Aero Theatre on Jun 21, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Has been equipped with a 4K NEC projector with 3-D capability. Will run DCPs of the traditional classic fare all July…

Complete lowdown here

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Danny Baldwin commented about Royal Theatre on Jun 20, 2012 at 2:38 am

In late July or early August, the Royal will close to be carved up into a three-screen. The marquee will be removed and replaced.

The story ain’t pretty, but this is the sad reality of current exhibition.

At least they plan to keep the screen size of the big auditorium…

Hopefully, they’ll run a few classics on 70 to commemorate the theater’s run.

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Danny Baldwin commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on May 27, 2012 at 6:41 pm

It’s being put on by Playboy/Hugh Hefner, who has an affinity for film, and the website says nothing of digital (it normally reads “Digital Presentation”), so I’d say there’s a semi-good chance these are archival prints. Will need to get confirmation, though.

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Danny Baldwin commented about The Landmark on May 21, 2012 at 10:43 pm

The big houses (5 or 6 of them) are really pretty good. The rest are crummy shoe-boxes.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on May 6, 2012 at 10:50 pm

That’s a question for John Sittig. I don’t see why it would, though.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Apr 29, 2012 at 4:28 pm

The entire ArcLight Chain is now Christie Solaria… so I guess no more NEC. http://collider.com/hobbit-arclight-hollywood-cinerama-dome-digital-conversion/162066/

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Danny Baldwin commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Apr 19, 2012 at 7:01 pm

And what do you mean by “original design”? Even the Chinese has been remodeled.

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Danny Baldwin commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Apr 19, 2012 at 7:00 pm

It depends on what the latest opening date you’re willing to accept is and how you’re defining palace (do you mean built in the palace era?). From your criteria, the (Regency) Village is a good start.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Five Star Cinema Glendale on Apr 12, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Wow! Hadn’t heard of this. Thanks for the link.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Flower Hill Cinema on Apr 11, 2012 at 6:00 pm

The projection in the latter years was truly some of the worst in San Diego (though, when they went digital, they were able to “letterbox” Scope pictures on the fixed 1.85 screens—before everything was cropped). But, along with the second-run La Paloma, it was one of the only places in North County to see independent and foreign film (which ran alongside Hollywood fare). Now, Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas is the farthest North one can watch hot-ticket platform releases.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Flower Hill Cinema on Apr 11, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Theater 4

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Danny Baldwin commented about Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas - La Costa on Apr 11, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Now operated by Cinépolis as a luxury cinema. Still six screens.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Five Star Cinema Glendale on Apr 11, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Can now officially be marked as closed. I just found my pictures of the twin on the final day of their operation (which was final day of Mann operation, June of 2011).

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Danny Baldwin commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Apr 10, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Clearly, there is quite a bit of interest because it has nearly sold out the Dome. The 35mm show in one of the standard auditoriums has barely sold 50 seats by comparison.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Edwards San Marcos 6 on Apr 10, 2012 at 3:58 pm

It is! Though, that rendering makes it look like this location was like most every ‘80s/early '90s Edwards 'plex — meaning it probably had crummy fixed aspect ratio screens.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Mar 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm

A 2K digital presentation compare to 70mm for a movie natively shot in Todd AO? That’s funny. But the usual digital presentations in there look good – I’m sure it will be passable.

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Danny Baldwin commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Mar 26, 2012 at 7:17 pm

No word on the titles yet, but…

HOLLYWOOD, (KABC) – Grauman’s Chinese Theatre is planning to offer 25-cent admission on select days in honor of the theater’s 85th birthday.

On Mondays, starting April 2, admission to the theater will only cost a quarter. That’s the same as it was on opening day in 1927.

On those Mondays, Grauman’s will show classic films which premiered there over the past eight decades. Locals and visitors alike should come and celebrate!

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Danny Baldwin commented about Regency Village Theatre on Mar 26, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Especially considering that there were 900+ watching it at any given time at the Landmark and AMC Century City.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Mann Festival Theater on Mar 23, 2012 at 1:28 am

Yes, it did have a balcony. Not very big, but first row balcony was very good seating.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Ken Cinema on Mar 21, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Does anyone have any information on the Ken pre-1947 remodel? Did it actually show movies before then?

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Danny Baldwin commented about AMC 30 at the Block on Mar 18, 2012 at 11:04 pm

We had a church in one auditorium when I worked at the AMC La Jolla 12… in fact, they effectively used three auditoriums, because the neighboring two had to be kept vacant during services because the singing/music were easily heard through the walls.

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Danny Baldwin commented about AMC Burbank Town Center 8 on Mar 14, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Goes all digital on Friday.

That’s a sign that it should be around for awhile longer, I think… which pleases me to no end, because I’m a sucker for ‘80s mall plexes.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Village Theatre on Mar 7, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Yeah, they’re open and doing well. Vintage just doesn’t update their website.

http://www.movietickets.com/house_detail.asp?house_id=3351&rdate=3%2F9%2F2012&sortid=1

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Danny Baldwin commented about Theater screen for sale on Mar 5, 2012 at 10:58 pm

You’re right, Mark… and it’s always amazing how they’re able to fit a LieMax ratio screen into a space that once housed a side-masked Scope screen.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Five Star Cinema Glendale on Feb 29, 2012 at 12:06 am

I’m speculating, but it appears as though it may have closed again tonight. The final showtime set was at 5:45 and there are no times listed for tomorrow and beyond.

It would make sense for Vintage to call it quits, especially with the Marketplace now re-opened.