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sorry that last statement from me was referring to Jeff S' comment.
hence why we’re seeing 4k transfers and digital projection screenings of not only these Bond films, but prior presentations like ‘Blade Runner’, ‘El Cid’, ‘Troy’ (DC) (Arclight Dome), ‘Dr. Strangelove’ (Landmark LA)
I know for a fact the restoration and transfers were 4K, but I’m not sure if the Ziegfeld’s system can project 4K – anyone care to confirm. In what I’ve read, 4K not 2K can better replicate the look of film.
someone refresh my memory: I remember seeing a reissue of ‘2001’ at the Uptown that was part of a showcase of other classic films
the other two I remember seeing then were:
'West Side Story’
does this ring a bell, were their other films. I assume there were (?) I think this was in the 90’s (I think).
while I agree the Uptown is larger and more engulfing – I have a problem with the surround sound channels firing directly into the balcony area – if you’re on the first floor it’s fine, but the balcony sound configurement is not ideal. For the record, The AFI main theatre is also THX certified.
even though I didn’t see ‘Spiderwick Chronicles’ at Udvar Hazy – the DMR transfer to IMAX didn’t impress me in the slightest – for a conversion of 35mm to 65mm – the image looked way too soft and unremarkable. (for the record I saw this at Raleigh’s Marble’s Kid Museum – the screening of the 3D Grand Canyon feature on the other hand (which I saw the same day) looked far superior, since it was shot in native IMAX 65mm resolution.
I do know that the Udvar Hazy IMAX screen is getting the non-digital ‘film’ versions of ‘Kung Fu Panda’ and ‘The Dark Knight’ since they are featured as such on the Smithsonian’s website.
I just don’t like the fact, that the screenings at times can and evidently will get cancelled at the drop of a hat.
oh… :( if that’s true that’s really annoying… looking at AMC’s Tyson’s website, one theatre is not accounted for, suggesting that the conversion is happening… if it isn’t til November that bites – it just means trekking over to Hoffman. Do you have a link to IMAX’s news regarding Tysons Jodar? I’m not finding it on their website.
I am so itchin' for the July opening of the IMAX digital screen – I’m assuming it’s on one of the theatre’s largest screens. I saw ‘Zathura’ on Screen 3 (the one directly behind the concession stand/wall) and at an aspect ratio of 1.85:1 – the image was jawdropping – wall to wall, ceiling to floor (the sound was also was amazing – it took on a pseudo IMAX experience)
I must miss it by accident everytime. I know ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ is a continual favourite. This engagement will be the first time I will have seen it at the Silver, the prior time I saw 2001 in 70mm was a mini-festival of 70mm films over at the Uptown.
‘Blade Runner: The Final Cut’ begins on the 2nd of May – no word yet if it’s 35mm or a DLP presentation.
‘2001’ (in 70mm !!!)
April 25 – May 1
BLADE RUNNER and DR. STRANGELOVE were both projected in 4K on Landmark’s Sony system.
sorry, correction, I had forgotten that it was two initially and a third screen was added. In it’s current configuration, the space is now just one auditorium with raked seating. Too bad, no films are being presented for this year’s Filmfest at the Greenberg.
Question: was it the release of SCHINDLER’S LIST that the Avalon’s sound system got converted to DTS? As I recall I remember seeing it opening weekend and the studio got the theatre not to sell concessions, due to the thematic and serious nature of the film.
The Avalon also saw the brief and only installation of Sony Dynamic Digital Sound for the release of the director’s cut of DAS BOOT in 1997.
The Tenley theatre had a 70mm system when LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Frank Oz remake) opened in December of 1986. Question: was the theatre always set up with three auditoriums? or was it just one theatre initially?
are the Bond films being shown in 4K DLP since they were mastered that way – I know the Ziegfeld has a NEC system, but wasn’t sure if it was outfitted as such to playback 4K.
so NEC units can playback 4K files – correct? From the literature I’ve seen on the systems that’s my understanding.
it’s no different than recent films getting DMR’d for IMAX, most of those films are 35mm to begin with and the masters then converted to IMAX specs, the audiomix might differ, but it’s the same process when films in the past received 70mm engagements that were'nt shot in 70mm.
well … ?!? don’t leave us hanging here ???
The Uptown theatre in DC has it’s poster up as a ‘coming soon’ feature. (horray!)
I think it is, I’ve never asked, but I assume it is, since Landmark and Sony did work out a deal to install Sony 4K systems to select Landmark theatres. ‘Bubble’ looked great in DP when it played awhile back. I don’t know if you know this, but one Sony 4K system is at the National Geographic auditorium – I’ve seen film there but not a DP feature – I missed it, but I assume Sony/Columbia might have given the Geo a harddisc drive of ‘Night at the Museum’ for the DC sneak peak.
I read awhile back, an article on 4K and Fox had transferred a 70mm print of ‘The Sound of Music’ to digital and the 4K presentation pretty much mirrored/replicated 70mm spot on – 2K doesn’t have the resolution of 4K or 70mm/Imax for that matter. Feret – it’s just a rumour at this point about IJ4, it’s mentioned over at in70mm.com, it’d be pretty cool though if say a dozen 70mm prints could be created and distributed to the top film markets that have theatres that still have 70mm projectors – DC’s is pretty much a lock, it’s the Uptown.
I will miss you cigarette burns and grain…. ;)
did you hear, Spielberg and Lucas Films is rumoured to premier the latest Indiana Jones film at Cannes in 70mm… oh if they could rekick that trend back up, then screw DLP…. resurrect 70mm!!!!!!
just a reminder to all that the Avalon is doing a campaign called the Avalon Legacy Campaign
“The campaign is a community effort to raise $2 million for the historic theater. This campaign will fund renovations and help secure the future of the independently owned and operated theater. We will also be celebrating the theater’s 85th year in operation, and the 5th anniversary of the reopening of the theater as a nonprofit community film center.”
money raised would be allocated to the following proposals/plans: