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The December 2013 calendar is up. Great assortment of titles, Gravity and Dial M for Murder in 3D. Noir City Xmas. The annual Christmas Eve San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus concert. Kinsey Sicks. Other cinematic standouts include Marx Brothers classics on December 30th and “Singin in the Rain” on New Years Eve
Of major note to those in San Francisco or going to be on December the 16th, a benefit concert to raise funds for the restoration of the Mighty Wurlitzer.
I made a return to the Nob Hill in November of 2013. This was on a Saturday evening for the live show with 2 stars- Kieron Ryan and JR Matthews. During their show, Kieron brought up his boyfriend from the audience to join in.
It was a fun night and interesting program to say the least. Other dancers performed before and after the headliners.
There were women in attendance as well and in the audience- Myself and other male members of the audience were uncomfortable about their being there. But legally- they can not be kept out.
Back in October a member had posted that he heard from theatre personnel that Catching Fire and Hobbit sequel were going to be presented on film. That might have changed though for a myriad of reasons.
Not that it helps folks attending here, but let me throw out that it will be showing in 70MM Imax at the Metreon in SF
Official word from the General Manager of the Loews AMC Metreon that “Hunger Games- Catching Fire” will be screened in 70MM Imax film.
Made a visit to the Bay Street in November of 2013. Saw the Robert Redford movie “ All is Lost”. Presentation went well, I was in auditorium number 1 for this.
The staff was friendly and theatre clean.
The review by the above writer is spot on. The banner ad for Thor was outside the windows and thus covered up the collection of star photos you’d see as you went up the escalator.
Very sad to hear, I was considering checking that out for when they screen the “Doctor Who 50th Anniversary”
The Embarcadero Center Cinema shall be re-opening on November 1st, 2013. So please update accordingly then- thanks to the renovations, there will be SEVEN screens instead of the original 5. Reserved Seating. Four of the “screening lounges” will feature luxury recliners, print at home and mobile ticketing and a beer and wine lounge.
Grand Re-opening features include “12 Years a Slave” and “ Blue is the Warmest Color”. November 8th sees “ The Dallas Buyers Club” open.
Ah Kip Noll, such fond memories of meeting him at another NYC venue called the Follies. One of my favourites back then.
I remember making a special trip up to see this one.
Article about the re-opening (including photos)
Thanks for the update Steven. When I was in town last November, I spoke with the manager who said they’d be switching to digital, but at that time, it wasn’t 100% that they’d be all digital. Sorry to hear that and glad at least for the time being Lincoln Square is keeping some film.
I’m looking forward to checking out the ATMOS, hopefully Gravity is still running. If they’ve got “Ender’s Game” there I won’t be attending.
Anyone attended “Gravity” at the IMAX here? reports of not the entire screen being used coming from the Lincoln Square in NYC and it running digital with prints only being used for “Catching Fire” and “ Hobbit sequel”.
Also, Fandango was selling tickets in DBOX and I am not yet getting confirmation on this- anyone there?
Thanks for that update bear. I almost made the pilgrimage to the Lincoln Square for Gravity. Now I’m happy I didn’t. Maybe for Hobbit when I made my Christmas visit. Thanks again.
IMAX 3D is the way to go for this movie and as close as your eyes can handle. Sound is amazing as are the 3D visual effects, especially certain parts I won’t mention without giving plot away.
Actually, there’s a sliding scale of pricing depending upon what time you attend.
I know the shows earlier in the day are a bit less expensive. Your best bet to figure out what works out best for you , would probably be to check out Fandango’s website or AMC’s. The pricing and times for the shows are listed there.
My apologies for not adding CityWalk and Rave. I found a photo a while back of the 98 boxes of film for the Hobbit in 3D IMAX. Looked like an amazingly daunting task.
Sad news about 15/70 going away totally.
Here’s some numbers….
Chinese Theatre IMAX is 90' x 46'Lincoln Square IMAX is 76' x 97'Metreon IMAX is 80' x 100'
Very well written Kurt. Thank you for sharing
woo hoo- Dollar Hot Dogs!
Thats the link to the theater page via StarPlex if someone wants to update even more accurately!!
@Robert- there are railings at the Metreon and also at the Lincoln Square in NYC. It does sadden me to read what you posted about Interstellar not being run on film anyplace. I was so hoping to attend this at the Metreon next year. Perhaps you can provide linkage to this please or it is on the IMAX site?
yea, here’s the article here
Wish my scheduling had worked out for this round of Bill Castle’s films. I went last time and had a blast,er, buzz at the screenings.
knowing I’m about 2 ½ months late to the party, circling back to what Howard and Mike mentioned, I attended a movie at the Columbus Circle, not very large, my senility is keeping me from recalling the film I saw there. I vaguely recall going down these steps to get into the theatre?
Unless I’m looking at that photo incorrectly, it seems like they might have “imax” there for a couple years already.
Work is beginning on the ACT renovation of the Strand.
It will be divided into three theatres actually.. From today (8/5/13) SF Chronicle..
“The architectural rendering shows 15 rows of seating, steeply raked, on the main floor and another five rows on the balcony, with boxes to the side. As opposed to 1,025 seats at the main stage, known informally as the Geary and formally as the American Conservatory Theater, the Strand will seat 285. Upstairs will be an ultra-experimental "black box” third stage seating 120"
It’s scheduled to re-open in January of 2015.
Link with details including photos is here, if someone wishes to link up, that would be great, and easier for the other members..
Thank you for the confirmation mhvbear, I appreciate it .