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HowardBHaas commented about Newtown Theatre on May 26, 2014 at 9:03 am

May 26: Wizard of Oz at 3 p.m., 5:10 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 27: The Godfather at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. May 28: Singin’ in the Rain at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. May 29: Casablanca at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Admission to each movie will be the same price that was charged the year the movie was released. Those prices are: Wizard of Oz, .23 cents; Godfather, $1.70; Singin’ in the Rain, .53 cents; and Casablanca, .27 cents. Additional donations will be accepted at the door.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ritz Theatre on May 24, 2014 at 7:46 am

Did this theater get a digital projector & if so how did it afford to?

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HowardBHaas commented about Empire Cinema on May 17, 2014 at 10:09 pm

After you enter the Impact auditorium, and the IMAX auditorium, before the movie starts (so as to not violate copyrights) please take photos of the auditorium & post in the photo section! Are they using curtains (tabs) in those 2 new auditoriums?

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HowardBHaas commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on May 4, 2014 at 6:52 pm

is the building being demolished? or the interior redone for another tenant?

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HowardBHaas commented about Boyd Theatre on Apr 18, 2014 at 9:57 pm

Status hasn’t changed because the building remains for the moment. Without suggesting “blame” or “boycot” but simply listing those for the “destruction” as you characterize it, the following testified or wrote in support of the application of Live Nation & iPiC (for which developer Rodin Group will purchase & lease the property): Center City District. Rittenhouse Row. Boyd’s store. Sharon Pinkenson of the Film Office. City Councilperson Clarke, State Senator Farnese, State Rep. Sims. Leaders of William Penn House & 1920 Chestnut Street, both residential buildings nearby. Of course, nobody is more upset than I am. Friends of the Boyd will continue to document & publicize the long & wonderful history of the Boyd. Thanks to those above who expressed their support.

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HowardBHaas commented about Pearl Theatre at Avenue North on Feb 22, 2014 at 8:36 am

Out of date links are ok to keep here because people can search for those news links once they have the basic info. Inquirer articles can be located whether in their archives online or Philadelphia Free Library online or in person at libraries.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 13, 2014 at 6:47 pm

checking Ziegfeld for the weekend, I saw other titles today & tomorrow & googled found this Variety explanation-

New York City’s Ziegfeld Theatre will host a two day, five film retrospective celebrating the collaborations between Academy Award-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio Feb. 13 and 14.

New York Film Society’s Kent Jones will moderate a conversation Thursday with DiCaprio, Academy Award-winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker and Oscar-nominated writer Terence Winter prior to the screening of their latest film, “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

Thursday’s screenings are “The Aviator,” “The Departed” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Friday will end the retrospective with showings of “Shutter Island” and “Gangs

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HowardBHaas commented about Colonial Theater on Feb 10, 2014 at 10:08 pm

I saw a movie here in its last year, when it had about 900 seats (not 1100). The seats certainly were all on one floor. Glazer’s hardback lists 954 seats.

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HowardBHaas commented about District theater boom on the rise on Jan 24, 2014 at 3:53 pm

I don’t think there would be enough customers for 2 new art multiplexes not far from Union Station in addition to E Street.

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HowardBHaas commented about Regal Moorestown Mall Stadium 12 & RPX Theatre on Jan 8, 2014 at 3:02 pm

article with photos http://moorestown.patch.com/groups/arts-and-entertainment/p/photos-new-regal-theater-in-moorestown-offers-extraordinary-experience

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HowardBHaas commented about Uptown Theater on Jan 6, 2014 at 9:42 am

Mike, a week ago, I enjoyed American Hustle here. Of course, you can google for the film listings. There are often 3 D films showcased here.

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HowardBHaas commented about Regency I & II on Jan 5, 2014 at 7:57 am

Vince Young informs me that Love Story, which bigger box office grosser that opened in 1970, opened here in Philadelphia on Christmas Day 1970.

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HowardBHaas commented about Prince Music Theater on Dec 31, 2013 at 11:23 am

In light of new movie Saving Mr. Banks, I asked Vince Young where Mary Poppins was shown in Center City Phila. & he replied as follows: It was the Christmas attraction at Philadelphia’s favorite theatre for musicals….the Midtown….and ran for months!

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HowardBHaas commented about Rose Zambrano & 1939 auto (photo from her daughter Maria Zambrano) on Dec 16, 2013 at 11:08 am

Maiden name Rose Palange for those who knew her by that name.

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HowardBHaas commented about Friends of the Boyd fight for the Boyd's survival on Nov 30, 2013 at 8:10 am

People on this site should ask “If after destroying all but the Boyd Theatre’s facade in Philadelphia to build a new multiplex, will iPic then go around the United States & destroy all but the facades of beloved historic movie theaters to build new multiplexes?”

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HowardBHaas commented about Boyd Theatre on Nov 11, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Friends of the Boyd hope people will visit & “like” our Facebook page as we continue to make our case that Philadelphia should join almost every US city (as LuisV knows) in restoring & reopening a historic downtown movie palace, not just keep its facade!

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HowardBHaas commented about Boyd Theatre on Oct 10, 2013 at 9:40 pm

I thought you meant a missing chandelier when you worked there. The original light fixtures including auditorium’s central chandelier are in off site storage. Prior owner allowed us (Friends of the Boyd) to remove what we wanted from projection booth. We have in storage those movie projectors (for future projection) but I don’t know how well they will have held up over the years. Film premieres & festivals now use digital projectors. Our mission is to save the theater, exterior & interior, including the grand auditorium.

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HowardBHaas commented about Boyd Theatre on Oct 10, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Which missing chandelier? one from the balcony? elsewhere? As to other comments, we must save the Boyd. Please “like” & follow us on Facebook & our email updates (enter contact info at www.FriendsOfTheBoyd.org)

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HowardBHaas commented about Is the second screen coming? on Sep 30, 2013 at 11:45 am

Don’t want this.

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HowardBHaas commented about Teaneck Cinemas on Sep 14, 2013 at 8:48 pm

news http://www.northjersey.com/arts_entertainment/movies/223308381_New_owner_of_Teaneck_Cinemas_finds_history_inside_theater.html

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HowardBHaas commented about Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on Sep 10, 2013 at 8:37 am

Restoration done, photos here Prepare to have your socks knocked off! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2414149/Hammersmith-Apollo-opens-doors-5million-refit-restored-art-deco-designs.html

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HowardBHaas commented about Empire Cinema on Sep 6, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Paul, my impression from the renderings is the Imax to be in the front, and IMPACT to be current rear section.

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HowardBHaas commented about Philly Hotlist Final Days on Sep 5, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Several of my favorite historic cinemas are here!

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HowardBHaas commented about Seattle Cinerama on Aug 26, 2013 at 8:36 pm

I sure hope this extremely rare surviving Cinerama house continues to show 2001 (and other classic 70mm films) and How the West Was Won. Paul Allen paid for new prints of those films. I myself have no interest in those other films you mention.

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HowardBHaas commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Aug 26, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Exciting debate but everybody calm down a bit. Cliffs, Robert has already replied that this will be the 1.9 aspect ratio screen that is the future of IMAX, not its past (i.e. your “full, traditional IMAX screen). Apparently, IMAX is changing with the times just as the Chinese is doing.