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Giles commented about AED Globe Theatre on Feb 17, 2009 at 9:37 am

just a question – no intended harm. I used to keep all the Weekend Post film Sections back from the mid eighties, and clipped all the horror movie ads, sadly I clipped off the theatre info, of the one’s I saved, it’s also interesting to see the theatre guide and what played where on the back of what I clipped out.

Since I have lived in the Tenleytown area most of my life, it was the best since alot of the theatres were in walking distance, The Tenley, The Jenifer, Outer Circle, KB Studio, 4000 Wisconsin, Mazza, The Cinema, sadly, Mazza the only one’s that left now. :(

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Giles commented about Emerging Pictures has Hitchcock films available on Feb 17, 2009 at 9:28 am

“Haven’t all those titles been shown on HDNet? I would also take newly struck 35mm prints over old HD transfers.

posted by Kram Sacul on Feb 13, 2009 pm28 4:00pm"

yes they were, but why do you think they are ‘old’ HD transfers?

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Giles commented about AED Globe Theatre on Feb 17, 2009 at 9:24 am

but was the Jenifer Cinema engagement in 70mm?

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Giles commented about AED Globe Theatre on Feb 16, 2009 at 10:41 pm

I could have sworn I saw Superman in 70mm at the Uptown but according to this post it’s 70mm engagement was at the Embassy:
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Rich37…
I’m not sure. I only have a partial list of where the “Superman” 70mm prints were booked.

Belleville, IL â€" BAC CINEMA
Bloomington, MN â€" SOUTHTOWN
Boston, MA â€" CINEMA 57
Chicago, IL â€" ESQUIRE
Costa Mesa, CA â€" SOUTH COAST PLAZA
Los Angeles, CA â€" CHINESE
Los Angeles, CA â€" NATIONAL
Los Angeles, CA â€" WARNER CENTER
New York, NY â€" ASTOR PLAZA
New York, NY â€" MURRAY HILL
New York, NY â€" ORPHEUM
Northbrook, IL â€" EDENS
Oak Brook, IL â€" OAKBROOK
San Diego, CA â€" CINEMA 21
San Francisco, CA â€" NORTHPOINT
San Jose, CA â€" TOWN & COUNTRY
Schaumburg, IL â€" WOODFIELD
Washington, DC â€" EMBASSY CIRCLE

posted by Michael Coate on Dec 15, 2008 am31 11:14am

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wow, my memory is going, I know that I saw ‘Baraka’ at the Embassy and I assume it was likewise in it’s native 70mm resolution. Would be very curious to know what else was presented in 70mm at the Embassy.

Giles
Giles commented about AMC to build 100 digital IMAX screens on Feb 9, 2009 at 3:05 pm

I just read that Warner Bros. will actually begin releasing all their movies in 4K for the few Sony digital projection systems that are in the market, if this is the case, and as I mentioned before, maybe AMC should redirect their effort, time and money to Sony’s 4K systems for technology that is superior to IMAX-“2K”-Digital.

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Giles commented about E Street Cinema on Feb 9, 2009 at 2:56 pm

and for the record the stadium seating auditoriums are not 7 and 8, but 1 and 4

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Giles commented about E Street Cinema on Feb 9, 2009 at 2:53 pm

For this year’s Oscar Nominated (Live Action/Animation) Showcase, they moved it from auditorium #1 to #3. For once it’s properly framed, since the DP system was off to the side and created a slight off centre image on auditorium #1 (oddly this wasn’t a problem when they presented ‘Bubble’). While the screen is not as large as #1, the image is still great. I know that movies tend to rotate alot from screen to screen at E Street, but it would be great to see an actual full length movie in digital projection (for awhile E. Street was getting some pretty shoddy looking 35mm prints. ‘There Will Be Blood’ was a disaster, in that one of the reel changes was flipped upside down AND going backwards) ‘Che’ would have been ideal to see since it was actually shot with 4K cameras.

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Giles commented about AMC Columbia 14 on Feb 9, 2009 at 1:22 pm

I have to say even though the theatres are nice, the clientele aren’t. The last movie I saw there; 2005’s ‘Exorcism of Emily Rose’ was my last, to say the teenagers were extremely rude and disruptive is an understatement – a near melee almost ensued when several audience members got sick and tired of some kids that wouldn’t shut up, expletives were said and it got somewhat ugly.

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Giles commented about Bigger Knight better than Oscar Night on Jan 29, 2009 at 12:32 pm

and in terms of ‘Best Sound’ the Academy overlooked two of the best mixes I heard/experienced in the theatre: ‘Incredible Hulk’ and ‘Prince Caspian’ Personally I thought ‘Benjamin Button’ was pretty mediocre, not Fincher’s best by a long shot.

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Giles commented about Paramount ponies up for 3-D deal on Jan 29, 2009 at 10:28 am

oh, now I know why AMC/Regal promised mass conversion to digital projection came to a screeching halt. As far as AMC is concerned they are more interested in converting screens to mini-IMAX specs than with standard DLP, let alone REAL-D (3D).

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Giles commented about Bigger Knight better than Oscar Night on Jan 29, 2009 at 10:23 am

what’s a tad hypocritical is that originally Nolan refused Warners to release it to the IMAX-Digital screens, well… this time around Warner’s booked said screens.

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Giles commented about Lee Highway Multiplex Cinemas on Jan 26, 2009 at 12:57 pm

according to an email I received from National Amusements, they are not remodeling nor are there plans on reopening the Lee Highway Multiplex – oh well.

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Giles commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 26, 2009 at 11:30 am

‘Boeing Boeing’ was a blast, I saw it with Bradley Whitford and he was hysterical – heard the Jerry Lewis film version of the play is vastly inferior.

response to this posting:

“A movie theater operator friend tells me 2 k shouldn’t be used on movie screens larger than 40 feet wide.

Perhaps it would have looked better with a 4k projector?
posted by HowardBHaas on Dec 27, 2008 at 10:38am"

NEC’s systems (which are installed at the Arclight Dome) are meant for screens 40 feet and wider according to the online literature I’ve seen regarding the system.

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Giles commented about Minnehaha Theater on Jan 26, 2009 at 10:14 am

apparently. :)

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Giles commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 26, 2009 at 10:13 am

the odd thing about pricing though, was that for the preview run, there weren’t any reduced priced tix (I payed full price), though for it’s Broadway run, my friend saw quite a few reduced prices from online tickets outlets.

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Giles commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 26, 2009 at 9:52 am

on topic regarding ‘West Side Story’ (I’m surprised east coast dates of the 70mm print screening haven’t been announced, yet… NYC or DC [AFI Silver]) I saw ‘West Side Story’ at the National (DC) and I generally liked it, the dancing and singing were top notch, and the casting of Anita and Maria were great, the role of Tony though was the one thorn in it’s side, he was so bland.

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Giles commented about Minnehaha Theater on Jan 26, 2009 at 9:41 am

I just read somewhere that only two people can eat at Ben’s for free, Obama and Bill Cosby… just thought I’d pass that interesting tidbit along.

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Giles commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Jan 19, 2009 at 11:56 pm

from what I can tell from the website, it’s a one time showing of the non-3D version but with a Q&A with the director and writer.

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Giles commented about Lee Highway Multiplex Cinemas on Jan 17, 2009 at 11:32 pm

and if IMAX were seriousily in the cards, Merrifield could actually add on and/or build up an IMAX to two to three story dimensions, something the other IMAX-Digital auditoriums are lacking {i.e, height).

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Giles commented about Lee Highway Multiplex Cinemas on Jan 17, 2009 at 11:15 pm

but the planned IMAX screen over Tyson’s is currently stalled, if National Amusement’s did a complete revamp stadium seating, all digital DLP, non-digital IMAX they’d steal AMC thunder by a huge margine.

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Giles commented about AMC to build 100 digital IMAX screens on Jan 17, 2009 at 12:39 pm

of the theatres in the DC area, it appears the IMAX systems can also be used to playback standard DLP movies. With ‘The Day The Earth Stood Still’ underperforming, those screens are definately adding non-IMAX features to said screen.

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Giles commented about Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14 on Jan 17, 2009 at 12:29 pm

I just noted this when I saw ‘My Bloody Valentine 3D’ yesterday, but the ceiling lights in their sole DLP auditorium never go fully out, they remain on (faint, but still there – they also create a glare on the glasses themselves). To say the least they are very distracting when an essentially dark film (and in 3D) can, and should be the only visual source. I kind of subtly complained and asked if the lights could be manually turned all the way off, the answer was no. I shot a complaint to corporate over this, since I wasn’t too pleased with how management handled the situation.

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Giles commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Jan 5, 2009 at 10:04 am

I’m really looking forward to the David Fincher showcase and seeing “Moulin Rouge!” on the big screen again

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Giles commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Jan 5, 2009 at 9:35 am

(psst… I bring in Panera stuff in all the time.) I do like the beer the Silver has on tap. Their popcorn though is waaay oversalted. Compared to Landmark’s popcorn their corn is vastly inferior.

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Giles commented about 70mm "West Side Story" in Chicago on Dec 30, 2008 at 12:54 pm

‘West Side Story’ is currently in play form is having it’s pre-Broadway run here in Washington DC before moving on to New York City. I hope to see it since it’s been getting decent reviews.

as for the rollout of the film’s is becoming apparent it’s making the rounds, San Francisco, LA, Chicago … it’s the East Coast theatres I’m interested in knowing where it’s going to get booked.