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celboy commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Apr 9, 2010 at 11:21 pm

Can anyone tell me how to ensure getting Imax tickets instead of Liemax tickets. Fandango lists 2 theaters. Do I just have to get tix in person?


I definitely want to see one imax film print before the projector gets replaced.

celboy commented about AMC Kips Bay 15 on Apr 9, 2010 at 11:15 pm

Its too bad they converted good old theatre 10 to Liemax. Paying 19.50 for one ticket will surely keep me selective about if the particuliar movie is worth it. And Liemax isn’t.

So what is that ….one ticket ,a soda and popcorn $30-35…ouch!

celboy commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on May 22, 2008 at 9:13 pm

Just came from the 715 opening day Indy 4. It was advertised as digital yet we ended up with film. Was there a problem?

celboy commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Oct 9, 2007 at 2:36 pm

I went and saw it Friday night and I think it was one of the best motion picture experiences I’ve ever had. I found it just one small step below a 70mm presentation. The movie could not look any better.
I do plan to see it again before it goes.

celboy commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Oct 2, 2007 at 10:25 am

Those hdcam settings refer to the downconverter board.So you’re projecting ntsc?
Where do you work?
I work @ a NY Post House in NYC so feel free to contact me off list to respond.

celboy commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Oct 2, 2007 at 8:48 am

REndres: So that I correctly understand you—You’ve got films that are file based with stretched images and also HD transfers from D-5 HD decks. Or is the D5 got 2k data on it (via an add on data box by Panasonic).

celboy commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Oct 2, 2007 at 6:38 am

Also does anyone know how many digital projectors, the theater has had? I remember seeing a grey Barco once and I thought a Blue Christie but maybe that was a NEC.

celboy commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Oct 2, 2007 at 6:35 am

<<The Ziegfeld has an NEC 2500 2K projector and a Dolby Digital Showplayer. …. I’ll be interested in all of your responses to the presentation at the Ziegfeld (one caveat: we use an anamorphic for digital 2.35 projection, the Zigfeld may letterbox, although “Star Wars” was presented anamorphically. Even that raises quetions, as some techs feel the added glass of an anamporhic softenes the image, although you gain resolution by squeezing the image across the full DLP chips.)>>

REndres, can you elaborate a little on the anamorphic digital comment? Thats new to me. Is it similar to the early TI Dlp projector w/anamorphic attachment from early d-cinema? And the files on the server are squeezed—not 2.35 AR but 1.89AR (chip size)?

celboy commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 20, 2007 at 2:20 pm

Thanks for the info, Roadshow; I re-checked my info (email) and I was told (as of May 22) Spider-Man 3 was playing in 4k only in London & Tokyo. Maybe the 4K installs had/were projecting uprezzed 2k. Well, alot can happen in a couple months. It is surprising Sony isn’t really publicizing it.

celboy commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 20, 2007 at 11:51 am

I’ve gotta say that I’ve never thought much of stadium seating. i never liked the way alot of the theaters keystoned the image due to the auditoriums short throw. Or maybe thats just the stadiums I’ve been to.
I prefer old theaters with projection done right.
I would think the Ziegfeld would lose seats with modern stadium seating.

I’ve never thought stadium really increases the amount of good seats that much. To me, there always only a few good seats that have the sweet spot.

celboy commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 20, 2007 at 9:03 am

It was my impression that the only installed 4k projector in use right now is in Japan for Spider-Man 3. I think it will still be a while before 4k & its storage requirements becomes attainable for chains like Clearview. I would think BladeRunner is a DCI 2k presentaton.

celboy commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 7, 2007 at 10:51 am

Can’t wait for this one.
I may have to take the day off.
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Deckard is a Blade Runner, a police man of the future who hunts down and terminates replicants, artificially created humans. He wants to get out of the force, but is drawn back in when 4 “skin jobs”, a slang term for replicants, hijack a ship back to Earth. The city that Deckard must search for his prey is a huge, sprawling, bleak vision of the future. This film questions what it is to be human, and why life is so precious.
Friday October 5th – Thursday October 18th (New Print)

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<<All of this was occurring as the fifth version â€" Scott’s final cut â€" was painstakingly assembled from original elements, including the original 65mm negative. De Lauzirika has been working on it over a seven-year period. “And this time, Ridley approved every single thing that went into it â€" every single cut, every single effect,” he says.“We’re right back to square one,” Galvao says of The Final Cut elements. “We scanned the cut negative, plus the negatives we dug out of vaults in England, here at Warner Bros., and [co-executive producer] Jerry Perenchio’s vault as well. We went through and viewed every frame of every roll that we could find.” “Honestly, I got to go through 977 boxes and cans of mag, IP, INs, 65mm visual effects comps, 35mm original dailies … everything ever printed,” de Lauzirika says. “I saw amazing, amazing material â€" much of which we’ve been able to pull and put on the DVD in some form, even if it didn’t make it into The Final Cut.“I think The Final Cut is the best version of them all. The picture and sound on it are just astounding. We really put a lot of work into the restoration, and we transferred the actual original neg at 4K, and it just looks stunning. Even more stunning are the visual effects, which were originally 65mm elements, then scanned at 8K. It looks like 3D. It’s so sharp, with all these details that I’d never seen before.”
According to Galvao, the assembly and restoration for The Final Cut included some reworking of the original effects â€" tightening some mattes, doing some wire removal, etc.>>

celboy commented about Regal Union Square Stadium 17 on Nov 2, 2006 at 2:39 am

I just wanted to get any feedback on the “Original Halloween” screening over the last 2 nights at certain Regal/AMC theaters nationwide. It was from a HD source(720P?).
I saw Halloween in NYC Hallowen night & was pretty disappointed. While it wasn’t an ntsc dvd, it was disappointing for no screen masking to cover up 2.35 letterboxing on the HD.I do so enjoy seeing 2 different blacks on display. It also came from the pre-show projector which to me, is not a good way to market Digital Cinema.The theater should use the higher quality projectors when they are charging us normal admission.
I was also hoping they could’ve removed more grain in the HD transfer.
When it was over, I would’ve preferred a slightly dirty film print.
Can anyone give me more technical info and/or observations.