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HowardBHaas commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Feb 17, 2016 at 3:22 am

Spectre was the 3rd James Bond movie in a row I’ve seen here! Once a year, I like to be in London, and been fortunate enough to be able to plan timing of vacation to see the Bond films. As to surround sound, even the Rear Circle is great!

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HowardBHaas commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Feb 16, 2016 at 1:32 pm

I don’t know re booth angle. I do enjoy the Circle at the Odeon L. Sq., most recently saw Spectre and Legend there during my Fall vacation. I’d prefer the Royal Circle but more often sit in Rear Circle due to the price difference.

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HowardBHaas commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Feb 16, 2016 at 8:12 am

What isn’t being specified here is The Hateful Eight was made in a process not used in 50 years, since Khartoum, UltaPanavision 70, so 2.76 wide times height, meaning not as tall. Usually 70mm is 2.2 wide (for scope films) though The Master was “flat” so not so wide. Properly projected, Hateful Eight end credits shouldn’t have looked curved. Didn’t see them that way at AFI Silver outside of Washington D.C.

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HowardBHaas commented about Good lord on Feb 15, 2016 at 6:23 pm

People would’ve happily purchased the chairs, at least the end chairs with Z on them.

And, this IS a sad picture.

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HowardBHaas commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Feb 14, 2016 at 3:53 pm

It sounded to me like the screen was properly masked for The Hateful Eight but trailers etc before subject to that extra masking.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 13, 2016 at 9:02 am

I’ve added a comment to the photo so it would confuse everybody else, too.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 13, 2016 at 9:00 am

in response to bigjoe59 asking for the TV listings for a certain day in 1950.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 13, 2016 at 8:12 am

Bill, on Feb 8 you added a “Leading Events Today” item to the photo gallery but I don’t see Ziegfeld relevance. Was something cut off the item or what don’t I understand?

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 12, 2016 at 2:42 pm

maybe Dreamgirls in 2007 but don’t tell me a short period of time doesn’t count. http://www.playbill.com/news/article/listen-dreamgirls-begins-roadshow-engagement-at-nycs-ziegfeld-dec.-15-137050

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 12, 2016 at 11:48 am

Also, Gandhi (1981) was shown for 31 weeks, another famous film showcased prominently here!

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 12, 2016 at 11:36 am

That’s a subjctive determintion, but I was the one who added the movies in the 2nd to last paragraph of the Intro so I will say that Ryan’s Daughter, Cabaret, Close Encounters, and Apocalpyse Now (the original run)were among the most famous new movies that were showcased for a long period of time at the Ziegfeld. Also if by expanded version of Apocalpyse Now, you mean Redux, that was issued only in 35mm & in NYC, at the Astor Plaza.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 10, 2016 at 1:33 pm

Would like screenings at the Hollywood, now church http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/312

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 10, 2016 at 10:02 am

Interesting article. ast customers would’ve have purchased & cherished the end chairs with Z on them! It also looks like from that article that the neat sconces remain in the auditorium. It would be a shame if they too are trashed. Others took better photos of the chairs, but I’ve got photos of the sconces in my gallery here https://www.flickr.com/photos/howardbhaas/albums/72157634640390968

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HowardBHaas commented about It’s Fade to Black for Midtown’s Iconic Ziegfeld Movie Theater on Feb 10, 2016 at 8:56 am

Past customers would’ve have purchased & cherished the end chairs with Z on them! It also looks like from that article that the neat sconces remain in the auditorium. It would be a shame if they too are trashed. Others took better photos of the chairs, but I’ve got photos of the sconces in my gallery here https://www.flickr.com/photos/howardbhaas/albums/72157634640390968

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Feb 10, 2016 at 5:19 am

AMC owns the Loews name so they can keep it if they wish. When AMC has totally redone other multiplexes with recliner chairs, etc. at least sometimes they did remove the Loews name. This one was built as a flagship of Loews & is well known in NYC by that name, so it could perhaps stay even if the whole theater is redone.

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HowardBHaas commented about Old Greenbelt Theatre on Feb 8, 2016 at 8:13 am

I am an official volunteer but can’t edit the Intro outright. Post a new Intro or amendments in a comment & if the site editor doesn’t see it, I will & will send it to him. Also if you can please post any photos of the theater in the photo gallery, that would be great, too!

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HowardBHaas commented about 1-22-16 Green Room on Feb 4, 2016 at 7:42 pm

I hadn’t know until recently either. It was lavishly furnished.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 4, 2016 at 12:13 pm

Link to the news story that I posted. Don’t neglect to check out the links on the right including the interesting “early years” link http://www.in70mm.com/news/2016/ziegfeld/index.htm

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 2, 2016 at 5:40 pm

The Ziegfeld Museum artifacts ought to go to a museum!

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 2, 2016 at 6:09 am

Bill, in Philly burbs on June 29, 2000, AMC TV hosted a free screening of “Psycho” (1960) with Janet Leigh appearing in person. That was part of a national tour so that would’ve also been in NYC. I saw the movie in 1997 at Radio City as part of a Universal classic series.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 1, 2016 at 8:56 am

Walter Reade Jr’s widow & daughter visited in last days-

http://historictheatres.org/blog/2016/01/31/a-fond-farewell-to-nycs-ziegfeld-theatre/

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HowardBHaas commented about 2005-01-15 The Aviator on Jan 31, 2016 at 8:17 pm

meant 2005

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HowardBHaas commented about 2015-01-15 The Aviator on Jan 31, 2016 at 8:17 pm

meant 2005

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HowardBHaas commented about 2015-01-15 The Aviator on Jan 31, 2016 at 8:17 pm

meant 2005

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 30, 2016 at 3:35 pm

in this new article, awesome set of photos by David Mack of last night, especially that of the Ziegfeld exhibits: http://gothamist.com/2016/01/30/photos_the_last_night_at_the_legend.php#photo-1