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Giles, what was less about this 2001 screening than priors? I’ve seen it in 70mm at Uptown in year 2001, and Seattle Cinerama in 2013, both awesome screenings.
This summer’s 70mm festival here also includes (in addition to 2001) Continuing through September 9, the series also features three classic Hollywood musicals—The Sound of Music (1965), West Side Story (1961), and Hello, Dolly! (1969)—Cleopatra (1963), starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, directed by Joseph Mankiewicz; Tobe Hooper’s sci-fi cult favorite Lifeforce (1985); and Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master (2012) and Phantom Thread (2017).
I’ve posted the press release here-
I am not familiar with Lifeforce, but all the others would be restored prints.
Also not an art film playing only at art cinemas. Usually “wide release” means a movie playing at mainstream theaters everywhere.
what does that mean? are you saying 2001 was projected in 2.39 scope?
I clicked on this photo expecting to read about a closed movie theater but open! I read your comment on the theater’s page. Have you visited?
The new print is the same length since Kubrick himself made that cut, NOT any restored footage that was cut after world premiere. As to the cut footage, http://www.slashfilm.com/17-minutes-lost-2001-space-odyssey-footage/
The Loews auditorium screen was 65 feet wide, not a small-ish screen! and if photos were as readily found as you think, I’d have found them already!
Ugh, being from Philly, I’ve only been 2ce to the “Loews” auditorium, years ago but wonderful decoration, sat in balcony. I can’t quickly find any photos on this page or anywhere on the Internet! anyone take photos of it?
Have not seen any photos of the auditorium!
years ago, I put the screen sizes in the Intro above.
1945 movie on marquee
Washington Post obit article by Marc Fisher, regarding- longtime Washington morning radio host Frank Harden, 95, of Chevy Chase MD, died June 15 at home while watching a movie with his wife. Relevant here- “He introduced programs and read the news, on the radio, and at the Trans-Lux movie theater on 14th Street NW, where he provided a live news update between features on the silver screen.” From the article this sounded like 1940s, maybe 1950s.
Thanks. That explains it as I’m not really a big Star Wars fan & those were not filmed in 70mm anyway, they were blow-ups.
I went yesterday from Philadelphia & enjoyed pristine 35mm print of “The Godfather” from 2008 restoration (the box delivered had the date) projected with excellence by Mark P. The sound was nicely loud. I estimate about 150+ people attended. They enthusiastically applauded at the end & those who lingered thru the film credits applauded again! Ticket prices were super affordable at $3 each. Concession prices were reasonable & popcorn in boxes was sold. About 2 hours after the start, before the wedding scene in Italy, a short Intermissionoccurred so audience members had a restroom break & opportunity to get food or drink (including alcohol). I am very happy this historic theater honors its movie palace roots by showing a classic movie and in the format, 35mm, that was originally shown. Hurrah!
Alpinedownhiller, what is SW? what is ESB? They may have been movies I saw, but my brain does not know them by initials. You are writing here for anybody interested in this theater.
RobertEndres, you are right- the film I saw here didn’t look as wide screen as I expected! Would the keystone effect also affect 1.85 or (and some new films as well as old) 1.33/1.37?
I’ve not been to the AMC Garden State, but on my 1 visit here, to see the 70mm “Murder on the Orient Express” I estimated the screen width for the movie in that ratio (2.2, just like 2001 in 70mm) at about 34 feet wide, a fairly decent sized screen. Sightlines count too & there are excellent sightlines in the Village East main auditorium. Orient Express was properly matted/masked here. Surround sound was very good, too.
As I’ve been assisting with this list, I had this theater’s 2001 (70mm) screenings added to the list. http://www.in70mm.com/news/2018/one_movie/index.htm
“The Godfather” (1972) screens 3 PM Sunday June 17 in the main auditorium in 35mm!
I am an officially listed volunteer who coordinates with the sole official volunteer moderator of the site.
markp, that is great but I just looked up & AMC’s official website says the screening will be digital so consider telling whoever hired you they ought to correct that. I’m assuming the 70mm projectors have stayed there since at least The Hateful Eight, rather than a temp installation but if incorrect, let us know! better to post on that theater’s page though.
Not projecting at 2 corners is how the Washington DC Uptown’s curved screen is doing things with digital films but when in the year 2001 they showed a then new print of 70mm, it filled the screen! Robert, did the Dome open & close curtains for this presentation?
Alpinedownhiller, Can you please provide a link or at least the full name of the movie theater & the date that Paramus is getting 2001 70mm print? I am not finding that anywhere on the Internet.
There is only one version in a new 70mm print, of 2001 that’s being shown worldwide. It is the original roadshow version, which itself was 20 minutes shorter, cut by Kubrick himself, than the world premiere of the film at the DC Uptown. Those 20 minutes have not since been seen by anybody though most or all was found in storage in a cave.
To clarify, at this time, no movies currently in the main auditorium upstairs. Before the play began, there were movies & hopefully again after the play ceases. Don’t want anyone thinking there’s movies daily before & after the live show. Also, auditorium looks the same as early 1990s. No curtain/tab used for movies. The screen is very large. Lobby, stairs, etc. more or less also the same in this lovely historic movie theater.