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MovieTix86 commented about Cinemark Egyptian 24 and XD on Nov 5, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Saw Astro Boy in #23 (one of the smaller auditoriums), which I enjoyed both presentation and plot-wise.

Cinemark appears to be refurbishing the theatre, as I noticed that the carpeting throughout the theatre seems to have been replaced recently. The carpeting in the auditorium was also replaced. Lower lighting was moved from the top of the steps to the bottom quarter of the side walls.

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MovieTix86 commented about AMC Columbia 14 on Oct 30, 2009 at 10:01 pm

Jodar, that’s precisely the reason why I didn’t see it in IMAX DLP. I had originally planned to but my relatives didn’t want to pay the extra evening surcharge for IMAX and didn’t want to see a film that late. Most theatres are showing the IMAX DLP version once in the early afternoon between Where The Wild Things Are IMAX screenings and also during the evening – this theater is not.

I may see this again in DP at another area theatre if this one does not add earlier showtimes for IMAX DLP. As you said, Bow Tie Annapolis Mall 11 is showing it in DLP; Cinemark Egyptian 24 also has DLP screenings and Landmark Harbor East is showing the film in 4K.

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MovieTix86 commented about AMC Columbia 14 on Oct 29, 2009 at 11:44 pm

I saw Michael Jackson’s This Is It in auditorium #2 tonight. The 35 mm presentation was quite good, especially for a concert film. Due to the aspect ratio of the film, the large screen in #2 was utilized at full height with no top down masking. It’s a shame the director decided against a 3D release since the scenes were still shown, though in 2D.

I did have one minor gripe: during an interview scene near the beginning of the film, the dialogue of the person skipped due to a reel change.

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MovieTix86 commented about Harbor East Cinema on Oct 28, 2009 at 11:15 pm

The theater website needs to be updated to
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According to the official site, Disney’s A Christmas Carol and Avatar will be the first two movies shown in 3D.

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MovieTix86 commented about AMC Columbia 14 on Oct 24, 2009 at 5:23 pm

Jodar, I’m not sure what you’re referring to when you say “older movie with a new system”. When I went there on October 22, they were still working on the 4K system. Hence, why I said auditorium #6 was closed.

I saw “Where the Wild Things Are” in auditorium #2, which was a 35 mm film presentation. On the same day, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” was shown in #14 but in 35 mm film and not DLP 3D as in previous weeks. The movie appears to be showing in 3D now, so they may have been working on the DLP projector again.

Sorry if I wasn’t clear enough in my last post.

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MovieTix86 commented about AMC Columbia 14 on Oct 23, 2009 at 7:17 pm

Jodar, was the movie shown in auditorium #6? When I went to see “Where the Wild Things Are” yesterday (in auditorium #2), it was closed. So I’m assuming the 4K system is in that auditorium.

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MovieTix86 commented about AMC Columbia 14 on Oct 21, 2009 at 11:10 pm

According to MovieTickets.com and Fandango, the documentary film, “Amelia”, will be shown in Sony 4K at this theater and AMC Loews White Marsh 16 starting on Friday (October 23).

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MovieTix86 commented about Cinemark Egyptian 24 and XD on Oct 14, 2009 at 7:20 pm

Online ticketing has been moved from the Muvico web site to Cinemark.com and Fandango

Cinemark is now showing live and prerecorded events at this theatre via NCM Fathom. The first event shown was “Mayweather vs. Marquez Live in HD”.

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MovieTix86 commented about East Point 10 Cinemas on Oct 2, 2009 at 10:37 am

Correction on previous comment: this theater is now an independently owned and operated theatre. Regal Entertainment Group no longer operates this theatre.

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MovieTix86 commented about East Point 10 Cinemas on Sep 26, 2009 at 9:52 pm

This theater appears to be closed. Its listing on Fandango still exists but online ticketing has been removed. Also, it’s showtime listings were not shown in the local newspaper (Baltimore Sun) this weekend.

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MovieTix86 commented about AMC Stonebriar 24 on Sep 19, 2009 at 8:19 pm

Auditorium #17 was reopened last week as an IMAX Digital theatre: IMAX Entrance

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MovieTix86 commented about Cinemark Egyptian 24 and XD on Sep 18, 2009 at 11:04 pm

One of the largest auditoriums is to be converted to large-format Cinemark XD by the end of the year. It seems that Cinemark is trying to compete with the IMAX Digital theatres in the area.

More info and other planned XD locations: Cinemark XD

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MovieTix86 commented about "Avatar" trailer tickets available today on Aug 18, 2009 at 8:37 pm

The standard length trailer will be released online at apple.com/trailers on Thursday, which will likely include some footage from the extended 16-minute trailer.

According to IMDB, the movie will actually be shown in two different aspect ratios depending on the format. The standard 2D version will be shown in 2.35:1 and 3D will be shown in 1.85:1

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MovieTix86 commented about AMC Tysons Corner 16 on Jul 18, 2009 at 9:21 pm

Looks like this theatre will not be getting the IMAX Digital conversion. According to AMC’s IMAX page, this theatre is no longer listed under the Coming Soon tab.

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MovieTix86 commented about Cinemark Egyptian 24 and XD on Jul 17, 2009 at 10:07 pm

All Muvico signage has been removed (except for the logo above the automated ticketing kiosks) and replaced with Cinemark branding. According to the official ticketing web site (View link), Muvico passes and gift cards will be accepted until September 18.

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MovieTix86 commented about Imax fans try out enhanced theater experiences at North American theaters on Jun 14, 2009 at 11:44 pm

Here is a more complete article from the same site (registration not required): View link

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MovieTix86 commented about Imax fans try out enhanced theater experiences at North American theaters on Jun 12, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Cinemark XD (Extreme Digital Cinema, formerly XD3):
http://www.cinemark.com/XD.asp
Cinemark Press Release

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MovieTix86 commented about Cinemark Egyptian 24 and XD on May 30, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Cinemark has installed a DLP system with RealD 3D in auditorium #11. I saw Up 3D in this auditorium, which looked much better than my previous 3D viewings in #18. Like the other large auditoriums in this theater, the sound was good. Auditorium #11 has 483 seats. I have yet to see a 3D film in #7. All three digital auditoriums are currently showing Up 3D.

There is a sign in the box office window notifying patrons about the operator change from Muvico to Cinemark. Another sign tells patrons that the theater will be accepting Muvico passes and gift certificates until May 31 (tomorrow).

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MovieTix86 commented about Sony to install digital projectors in all AMC theaters on May 18, 2009 at 11:02 am

It’s official: like AMC, Regal will convert all of its theaters to 4K in the next 3 to 5 years.

Source (Regal Press Release): View link

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MovieTix86 commented about Sony to install digital projectors in all AMC theaters on May 17, 2009 at 9:30 pm

This hasn’t been officially confirmed yet but apparently Regal has also signed a deal with Sony.
Source: View link

According to the Sony Digital Cinema site and Fandango, Regal Knoxville Center Stadium 10 currently has 4K in all auditoriums.

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MovieTix86 commented about AMC Columbia 14 on May 4, 2009 at 10:39 pm

The patrons at this theater can be a mixed bag. At a sold out IMAX screening of Watchmen, the patrons were actually quite friendly and well-behaved. They moved to the center to make more room and some even helped save seats if someone had to step out.

On the other hand, at a regular 35 mm screening of Watchmen, a woman in the back of the auditorium laughed loudly during scenes that were not that funny and the woman sitting directly behind me kept talking to herself during the movie. These people were not teenagers/young adults either, they were middle-aged people.

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MovieTix86 commented about AMC Tysons Corner 16 on May 4, 2009 at 10:26 pm

Theater Photo:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sonolens/1270887189/

This theater would actually be a good location for an IMAX conversion due to the size of its largest auditoriums, especially compared to the auditorium sizes of current IMAX Digital installs.

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MovieTix86 commented about Sony and RealD to provide 3D digital cinema system on Mar 29, 2009 at 3:51 pm

AMC theaters with Sony 4K projectors now have RealD 3D installed. At least two screens per theater were retrofitted.

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MovieTix86 commented about Cinemark Egyptian 24 and XD on Mar 20, 2009 at 9:32 pm

As evidenced by the Cinemark Tickets and Showtimes page, this theater is now known as Cinemark Egyptian 24.

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MovieTix86 commented about Cinemark Egyptian 24 and XD on Mar 20, 2009 at 6:23 pm

Here is the article about the Cinemark acquisitions: MiamiHerald.com