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hdtv267 commented about Starplex Luxury Cinemas at Ridgefield Park 12 on Sep 1, 2013 at 1:46 pm

woo hoo- Dollar Hot Dogs!

http://www.starplexcinemas.com/locations.php?theaterid=1033

Thats the link to the theater page via StarPlex if someone wants to update even more accurately!!

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hdtv267 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Aug 24, 2013 at 4:11 pm

@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?

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hdtv267 commented about Pagoda Theatre on Aug 20, 2013 at 1:46 pm

yea, here’s the article here

sigh

http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Curtain-finally-falls-on-Pagoda-Palace-Theater-4744800.php

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hdtv267 commented about Film Forum on Aug 19, 2013 at 1:48 pm

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.

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hdtv267 commented about Coronet 1 & 2 on Aug 10, 2013 at 2:23 pm

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?

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hdtv267 commented about AMC Concord Mills 24 on Aug 8, 2013 at 9:53 am

Unless I’m looking at that photo incorrectly, it seems like they might have “imax” there for a couple years already.

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hdtv267 commented about Strand Theatre on Aug 5, 2013 at 1:44 pm

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..

http://www.sfgate.com/performance/article/ACT-to-begin-Strand-Theatre-renovation-4706484.php

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hdtv267 commented about Lincoln Plaza Cinemas on Jul 31, 2013 at 9:43 am

Thank you for the confirmation mhvbear, I appreciate it .

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hdtv267 commented about Castro Theatre on Jul 30, 2013 at 2:50 pm

August 2013’s calendar is up now. Some great choices, something for everyone, what stands out is at the end of the month a 70mm screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo”

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hdtv267 commented about Embarcadero Center Cinema on Jul 30, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Thanks Scott, great set of photos.

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hdtv267 commented about Embarcadero Center Cinema on Jul 30, 2013 at 9:50 am

The Facebook page has alot of photos of the renovations, well last time that I looked the box office and one the auditoriums was ripped apart.

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hdtv267 commented about Lincoln Plaza Cinemas on Jul 24, 2013 at 1:11 am

This will be one of the three NYC venues to “premiere” the San Francisco set Woody Allen movie “Blue Jasmine”.

Is this a usual venue for Allen’s movies in NYC? I don’t recall it being here before.

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hdtv267 commented about AMC Loews Bay Terrace 6 on Jul 17, 2013 at 2:04 am

I concur with Chuck. I’ve always had great email exchanges with AMC on various complex issues and had them dealt with to my satisfaction.

Oh and please watch the double posts as well. I’m pretty sure you can go back and delete the extra one.

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hdtv267 commented about Bryn Mawr Film Institute on Jul 8, 2013 at 6:08 am

Attended this morning (7/6/13) the first of the summer series of Marx Brothers classics- today was “Animal Crackers”. It was a very nice turnout. Glad to see parents bringing children to attend ( which was the point of the 11am screening)

Was in theatre 1- its a very long and narrow theatre. Very dark and unable to really get photos. Even with the pre-show ads from merchants in the region.

I had to go back and read some of the earlier comments on this theater. I had a deja vu feeling when I walked in, reading the esteemed Mr Haas comments about Budco, that explained why I was having Orleans flashbacks. Reading about injuries someone said that they had, that explains the bizarre marks on my right arm and left knee that I noticed when showering on Saturday post movie (my shower wasn’t due to the visit to the BMFI itself, just the overall adventure in the middle of a July heatwave)

I chuckled at the puppet show pre-show about keeping cellphones off, talking down- etc. However even with the work that the folks at the BMFI put into this- someone again thinks they are in their own world, not only with the phone out, but I think taking video off the screen. Umm, the Marx Brothers movies are on DVD.

Also some parent/guardian thought it was a good idea for their child to wear “light up shoes” to a movie theater.

Now, the presentation and sound were good. I was so happy seeing the Marx Brothers on the big screen again. Will I make the trip back there again? Going to have to be for something very special though.

I salute the volunteers, wish Mrs. Goodfriend nothing but success and applaud them for bringing back the films that they do. However, it’s just not for me and that’s a shame.

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hdtv267 commented about AMC Franklin Mills 14 on Jul 7, 2013 at 11:09 am

Well due to timing for seeing the 3D version of “Despicable Me 2” saw me heading back to this venue again. It was 9:30 am and I was pleasantly surprised at what I saw.

The staff was quite welcoming this time. Even though minor confusion about the 3D glasses, but I just attributed that to it being roughly 30 mins before show time. I’m sure they sorted it out as the rest of the patrons came in.

People were well behaved as best I could see. I headed down to the front of the theatre half way through. Not because of problems, but because I wanted a better vantage point to enjoy the 3D.

There seemed to be a slight issue at the beginning with the AMC logo , but I let management know and it was cleared up right away. We got the info about putting the 3D glasses on and the “please be considerate” screen was kept up for a bit.

Will I go back? Not really sure. It might have been the morning after a holiday.

But since I took the time to bitch so much last time, I wanted to come back and say that job well done this time out.

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hdtv267 commented about AMC Neshaminy 24 Theatres on Jul 4, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Kudos to the staff of Neshaminy 24. Quite a plethora of Philadelphia region residents chose to celebrate the birth of our country with either Johnny Depp, Kevin Hart, Gru and his minions or many of the other choices.

They were lined up deep down the Neshaminy Mall and crowds on either sides of the gated entry ways. This was the early morning shows.

The cashiers kept it moving, a second concession stand opened to handle the crowds. Well done, hopefully they’re able to keep it together for the night and weekend shows. I think that they will. Well done!

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hdtv267 commented about AMC Headquarters Theatres on Jul 3, 2013 at 4:42 pm

it is- so where is the link providing that information?

please post it in the future.

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hdtv267 commented about Clifton Commons 16 on Jul 3, 2013 at 4:41 pm

why?

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hdtv267 commented about Avon Theatre on Jul 3, 2013 at 4:40 pm

I fail to see how this and the rest of your trip along Hollywood Blvd today is really “contributing something to the conversation” and “staying on topic”

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hdtv267 commented about Hawaii Theatre on Jul 3, 2013 at 4:38 pm

why?

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hdtv267 commented about Hollywood Century Theater on Jul 3, 2013 at 4:34 pm

yeah, I fail to understand what that even is supposed to mean.

“Genders”? huh?

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hdtv267 commented about The Battle Over Texting Continues on Jul 3, 2013 at 2:26 am

As the phones have gotten smarter, the public has gotten dumber. I attended a movie recently, woman arrived late with 2 bratty children in tow. Takes out the phone, starts looking at Facebook mid movie. I coughed to get attention and got a nasty glare in my way.

Gave it a few minutes, continued. I went and got a manager and she actually engaged him in a loud debate about the situation. Oh they left early.

Then the small child who began playing a Nintendo DS during a crucial scene of “Man of Steel” while the parent sat by idly.

This was at early morning shows. I don’t even want to think what it’s like in the evening.

People have become insufferable. No clue of how to act in public and terrifying enough, it’s getting worse.

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hdtv267 commented about Embarcadero Center Cinema on Jun 28, 2013 at 1:38 am

Well now this theatre can be marked as “RENOVATING”. Photos from the remodel have been promised on their Facebook page for the duration.

Here’s hoping that they re-open on time for November 8th (or at least by the 13th), if so I’ll try to get some photos to post up here.

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hdtv267 commented about Embarcadero Center Cinema on Jun 25, 2013 at 6:48 am

From the theatre’s Facebook page…

“Have you heard the news? We are about to experience extensive renovations to our Embarcadero Center Cinema and will be temporarily closed starting this Fri, June 28 until November. When we reopen, guests will experience new changes including newly remodeled concessions and box office areas, and the addition of a wine and beer bar! Be sure to come out and see a film from now until Thurs, June 27.”

Landmark notes that the expected re-opening date in early November.

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hdtv267 commented about Uptown Theatre on Jun 20, 2013 at 2:25 am

The Uptown seems to be closer to re-opening. Renovations continuing and during Black Music Month, the venue will be open for a day of “hard hat tours”

The full story on KYW Newsradio’s site

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/06/19/historic-uptown-theater-celebrates-black-music-month-by-opening-doors-for-tours/

PLEASE ADD VENUE’s Website to theatre listing http://www.philadelphiauptowntheatre.org/