Comments from Danny Baldwin

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Danny Baldwin commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Mar 30, 2012 at 10:50 am

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 5:17 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 3:55 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 22, 2012 at 11:28 pm

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 2:18 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 9:04 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 8:21 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 10:57 am

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 8:58 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 28, 2012 at 10:06 pm

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.

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Danny Baldwin commented about University Village 3 on Feb 23, 2012 at 3:25 pm

The facilities aren’t as bad nowadays, save for the graffiti on the seats and general griminess. They have surround sound and (I’m pretty sure) movable masking. But the audiences are just as bad as Chris explained.

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Danny Baldwin commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Feb 18, 2012 at 9:20 am

moviebuff, AMC has switched to Fandango for ticketing for all theaters.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Galaxy Glendale Marketplace on Feb 14, 2012 at 9:13 pm

But it’s so much better than most of the Americana shoeboxes… I, for one, am grateful Galaxy saved it, at least for the short-term.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Million Dollar Theatre on Feb 14, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Pretty common trick when the aperture plate doesn’t stop some light from spilling onto the screen masking…

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Danny Baldwin commented about Galaxy Glendale Marketplace on Feb 14, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Exchange 8 (formerly 10) – Vintage Marketplace 4 – Galaxy Americana 18 – Pacific

All within a couple blocks of one another… all playing essentially the same stuff.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Million Dollar Theatre on Feb 13, 2012 at 10:25 pm

200 is significantly more than the crowds when I’ve gone…

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Danny Baldwin commented about Galaxy Glendale Marketplace on Feb 13, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Wow… It is the Galaxy Theatres as in THE Galaxy Theatres… It’s a nice plex, but I’m surprised they picked it up…

From a quick scan online… The pricing is better than the Americana now… $10.50 evening, $9 matinee, $7 senior/child, though I don’t know if they still give a parking discount/validation like Mann did.

Galaxy was big on upgrading to digital early on — wonder if they’ve paid to upgrade this place already.

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Danny Baldwin commented about AMC Dine-In Theatres Marina 6 on Feb 10, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Brad- you wouldn’t say that if you had been to an Alamo Drafthouse.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Regency Village Theatre on Feb 6, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Rather amazing that they seem to have gotten out of the customary 2-week contracts on CHRONICLE and STAR WARS (neither is slated to move to the Bruin, which is getting JOURNEY 2).

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Danny Baldwin commented about Music Hall Theatre on Jan 8, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Yeah, and they have showtimes extending past the weekend…

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Danny Baldwin commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jan 7, 2012 at 1:40 pm

New article in the Hollywood reporter on future plans for the Chinese: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/graumans-chinese-theatre-makeover-hollywood-279246

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Danny Baldwin commented about Los Feliz 3 Cinemas on Jan 6, 2012 at 6:06 pm

One of the reason the Vista can still exist is because the Los Feliz serves as a moveover house. A necessary evil, I think.

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Danny Baldwin commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jan 6, 2012 at 11:51 am

Same operator.

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Danny Baldwin commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec 28, 2011 at 10:56 am

I thought the $16 price-tag was only for Grauman’s, but I just discovered online that it’s also for the Chinese 6. WOW! Higher than ArcLight prices for a 1990s-style multiplex with third-rate product? I didn’t think that price-point was that big a deal for Grauman’s, but I would be amazed if #s didn’t drop for the adjoining theaters.

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Danny Baldwin commented about Crest Theatre on Dec 25, 2011 at 10:03 pm

It is not reopened. THE LION KING was simply the last movie that they played. And at $4.5m, there is very little chance it will ever be open as a movie theater again.