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HowardBHaas commented about Paris Theatre on Dec 14, 2015 at 5:32 am

The movie “Carol” began its Oscar showcasing in NYC & LA & has been doing well here. In the 1st weekend, the director & producer appeared on stage to chat. In the 2nd weekend the producer appeared.

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HowardBHaas commented about 12-5-15 photo of Foyer where new auditoriums 3 & 4 are on Dec 7, 2015 at 11:36 am

Meant where auditoriums 3 & 4 are.

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HowardBHaas commented about County Theater on Dec 3, 2015 at 4:57 pm

To expand with 3rd auditorium & more lobby space- http://patch.com/pennsylvania/doylestown/county-theater-purchase-poor-richards-expansion

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HowardBHaas commented about City Cinemas Village East on Dec 2, 2015 at 6:40 pm

Star Wars will be at the Ziegeld instead. The Hateful Eight in 70mm list is growing here: http://in70mm.com/news/2016/hateful_8/index.htm

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HowardBHaas commented about Bala Theatre on Nov 26, 2015 at 6:09 pm

I didn’t mean from this site. I meant from an official website of the theater itself when still open. That’s what I noted in my own photo gallery on my computer, where I have more of them. FYI, originally, the rules of this website were to post photos we ourselves taken, albeit those rules aren’t being enforced anymore.

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HowardBHaas commented about Bala Theatre on Nov 26, 2015 at 5:46 pm

I captured that photo long ago from a website that belonged to the Bala Theatre, not any such individual.

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HowardBHaas commented about Sam's Place One and Two on Nov 26, 2015 at 8:26 am

That 1928 photo is from the City of Philadelphia Archives!

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Nov 25, 2015 at 3:38 pm

I did see in year 2001 the 2001 movie in 70mm properly presented at Uptown as stated above & 2 years ago at Seattle Cinerama

AFI Silver website has The Hateful Eight in December- which means 70mm Ultra Panavision- same super wide aspect ratio that Khartoum was presented in a few years at AFI Silver

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HowardBHaas commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Nov 23, 2015 at 10:11 am

NYC’s Village East showed Interstellar in 70mm, so since they have their own 70mm projectors, there would be no reason to install projectors meant for theaters that don’t have them.

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HowardBHaas commented about Charles Cinema on Nov 20, 2015 at 8:05 pm

I’ve no doubt the Astor screen was huge. I’ve seen huge screens such as the DC Uptown, Seattle Cinerama, etc. But when I lived in Boston the Astor wasn’t open anymore & the Charles was the best there was. And, it was good.

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HowardBHaas commented about Charles Cinema on Nov 20, 2015 at 7:33 pm

Oops, I had looked up Beacon Hill as per comment by Roger A & meant the Beacon Hill in my comment.

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HowardBHaas commented about Charles Cinema on Nov 20, 2015 at 6:39 pm

I was never in the Astor. I’d expect it would have a large screen. I wouldn’t have been in the Cinema 57 before it was triplexed. The Charles had a very large screen, 50 feet by 25 feet is what was reported. It was my favorite place to see a new movie in Boston in the early 1980s when I was there for school and later when I visited.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 12, 2015 at 1:37 pm

I saw Hamlet in 70mm in 1996 at the Paris. I’d be happy to see The Hateful Eight there. It is the same movie operator as the nearby City Cinemas 1,2,3 which showed Interstellar in 70mm when the Ziegfeld also had it. Weinstein’s company is setting up 70mm projectors……

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 11, 2015 at 12:42 pm

I’ve confirmed that the Star War screenings will be all 3 D. The film will be showcased in that format.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 11, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Opening weekend (Nov 6-7) 7 PM shows of Spectre nearly sold out so expect a great audience for Star Wars. The Ziegfeld in past years has always done well with Star War movies! As to Star Wars, it will be 3 D digital. I don’t know for sure for this one, but usually the Ziegfeld does all 3 D rather than the 2 D version.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 2, 2015 at 7:11 pm

As I am familiar with the management, I can assure everybody that the theater is still operated by Bow Tie. I rather like seeing the A Walter Eeade Theater sign again, but they have not risen from the dead to retake the cinema.

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Oct 11, 2015 at 4:44 am

Star Wars 70mm, this sounds likely http://makingstarwars.net/2015/08/star-wars-the-force-awakens-imax-presentation-details/

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HowardBHaas commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Sep 30, 2015 at 2:33 pm

What year were most movies shown in digital in the main theater? In 2010, I saw Made in Dagenham in digital but what about 2009 Quantum of Solace? digital or 35mmm?

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HowardBHaas commented about PlayStation Theater on Sep 16, 2015 at 3:24 pm

I will add that the auditorium was orange in color. My photos are linked but none of the auditorium as even its last days staff didn’t allow interior photos. My digital camera then wouldn’t likely have well captured the auditorium though my current camera would as evidenced by my photos of the Ziegfeld, Paris, and in other cities shared on this site.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 16, 2015 at 3:21 pm

The Ziegfeld is pretty but not the nation’s prettiest single screen movie house. San Francisco’s Castro. El Capitan & others in LA. Suffern NY’s Lafayette. And, so forth. But the Ziegfeld is the most impressive place for NYC to host a movie premiere! And, it is a tremendous moviehouse for all of us to cherish & see more movies for as long as it remains open!

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HowardBHaas commented about PlayStation Theater on Sep 16, 2015 at 1:21 pm

Unlike the Ziegfeld, there really weren’t any “surroundings” nor was the auditorium very notable in terms of visuals other than being large. It had great sightlines & great surround sound & used the curtain. It was a great presentation of movies.

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HowardBHaas commented about Lansdowne Theatre on Sep 6, 2015 at 7:09 am

Facebook plea for help in restoring 1,358 seats so that’s the current seat count.

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HowardBHaas commented about Prince Theater on Sep 1, 2015 at 9:28 am

Today Inquirer article states 156 seat cabaret Prazz Room to be upstairs http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/music/20150901_Cabaret_returning_to_Phillyat_a_couple_of_venues.html

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HowardBHaas commented about New World Stages on Aug 31, 2015 at 7:05 am

Auditoriums 1 & 2 were identical with 524 seats each & 40 foot wide screens for scope. With full use of the curtain, I saw the restored “Spartacus” road show in # 1 in 70mm 6 track in 1991. # 4 had 208 seats. # 5 had 182 seats. Aud 6 had 366 seats. I didn’t see a movie in # 3.

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HowardBHaas commented about New Metro Twin on Aug 23, 2015 at 9:47 am

not sure if this listing is current re what sounds like vendor booths http://www.besenretail.com/2626-broadway.htm