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ABC TV Good Morning America just showed footage of “star studded screening of Black Panther at Museum of Modern Art” here. World premiere was at Hollywood LA’s Dolby Theater.
Heartbreaking photos of what was still inside here-
Giles, thanks. As to curtain, did you arrive before the last screening stopped as I wrote above? As emails still mentioned free souvenir program while supplies last, you got one? Check the Old Greenbelt’s website “about” which says 5.1, albeit its 4k digital projector is more than the Avalon has (assuming they haven’t upgraded from 2k) & all of these wonderful historic theaters (AFI # 1, Avalon, Old Greenbelt) main screen is about same size: 40 feet wide, which is great. AFI Silver projectionist told me Phantom Thread soundtrack for the 70mm print is 6 track DTS.
Phantom Thread is still in 70mm here. My photo on the marquee is included in this interesting article, http://www.in70mm.com/news/2017/phantom_thread/index.htm
JodarMovieFan, yes, curtain used as I’ve seen it usually including last month at European Film Festival. Get there when last showing is finishing. (There’s only a few minutes of trailers so you can calculate using the movie length time). Curtain closes. You can enjoy closed curtain for awhile, but long before new feature time, curtain opens for slides, trailers, etc. then the movie is played, then curtain closes again. The use of the curtain enhances the movie experience. Living in Philly, I’ve yet to visit Greenbelt but it is on my bucket list! So, yes, rather than see The Post in aud 2 here, sure, see it at the Greenbelt. Also, I should mention that souvenir programs for Phantom Thread are only as long as supplies last.
Saw Phantom Thread in 70mm today (35mm blowup), souvenir program included (for ticket price, no discounts, $18). Wonderful presentation of interesting movie. For those like JodarMovieFan who didn’t like The Master, you won’t like this movie. Good movie though.
Big (1988) at 10 AM today at the Uptown. Is there a family classic series on weekend mornings?
Wheelbarrowjohnny, I was only in this movie theater once, since I live in Philly, but I really enjoyed reading your post! And, as an official volunteer for this website, I read a lot of comments that don’t really say anything about the theater or its history, but yours really does give us so many interesting tidbits, so thanks!
Thanks, BigJoe. The Phantom Thread ebay link describes that booklet as 24 pages. The Hateful Eight program that I have is 14 pages, counting from cover to back. All of these current booklets (Victoria and Abdul included) being discussed have been free, whereas in the original Roadshow days those souvenir programs were purchased. It is really is delightful that studios are going to the effort to provide these nice materials for moviegoers.
From what I’ve read elsewhere (email from AFI Silver), The Phantom Thread program is freely handed out. I attended last weekend at Paris of Victoria & Abdul but did not know of any program. What did Victoria & Abdul program look like? a real program like The Hateful Eight one? or a couple page brochure?
Auditorium # 3 is set to “flat.” No matting/masking is used, so a ‘scope movie is letterboxed at top & bottom. The other auditoriums use masking/matting for a proper presentation. Manager last week told me auditorium 3 uses “digital masking” i.e. make believe, The Emperor Has No Clothes.
The date I took the photo is 2017. My camera was set incorrectly so Photo Info loaded incorrectly.
A former Uptown projectionist who has commented on this page, tells me that until c. 1986, the Uptown’s giant letters on the facade had always spelled out the name in a manner that I think would’ve been like this “U….Up…Upt…Upto…Uptow…Uptown…..U….”
With leather chairs & those sconces, this would be theater 6 or theater 7.
Yesterday, enjoyed “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in 70mm Imax. It was shown as it is everywhere only in ‘scope, not 1.43 aspect ratio so letterboxed on the screen. Opened Thursday. Full house at my screening yesterday (1 PM, as 10 AM was earlier).
I saw “Star Wars:The Force Awakens” in a commercial movie theater, not in an Imax, so I can’t compare as they have different format sound systems. The new Star Wars movie is fun.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I saw today at Franklin Institute in 70mm Imax, so I can confirm it is shown only in ‘scope, not 1.43 so it was letterboxed where I saw it. It did have tremendous resolution as to details.
at Murder on the Orient Express screening in 70mm.
I saw yesterday there is a for lease sign outside, confirmed online http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/562-Broad-St-Newark-NJ/7332878/
Looking at 3D screenings, there’s a set that looks like it will be in the large Loews auditorium for The Last Jedi.
Murder on the Orient Express is in 70mm in aud 2?
Justice League is in 70mm in Loews aud? I don’t see that at AMC website or elsewhere.
“Justice League” in 70mm here this weekend.
I visited this theater for the 1st time on Saturday. In the historic auditorium (# 1) I saw “Murder on the Orient Express” shown in 70mm. It is only being shown in 70mm in LA & NYC (including in NY at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square but when I clicked online, not in the large Loews auditorium there). The ticket lobby ceiling is gloriously ornate. The main lobby or foyer as described in the Intro (I helped with the text) & the historic auditorium is, as Ross indicated in the Intro, like a Golden Age Hollywood movie palace! The stadium seated auditorium provided for great sightlines. Surround sound was very good. There are also some classics shown on some Wed evenings, sometime in 35mm. This 2017 article has great photos https://www.6sqft.com/the-urban-lens-inside-the-village-east-cinema-one-of-nys-last-surviving-yiddish-rialto-theaters/
I’ve added now to the photo gallery here my own photo of the concession foyer. It looks much better now especially without the terrible metal trough thing that ran along the ceiling.
You might try harder to spell. “Rows” not rolls. Haas not Hass.