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The HorrorThon starts tonight! All prints & digital have arrived – prints look great.
The Wolf Man
Drive-in Double Feature: Pit & the Pendulum PLUS The Premature Burial
The Black Room
The Mad Magician in Polarized Real-D 3-D – East Coast Premiere.
Glad you enjoyed it. Feel free: bigscreenclassics (at) gmail.com
DCP is the industry term for Digital Cinema Package; ie the hard disk containing a 2K version (in our case) of the movie as sent by the studio. If we were running a Blu or DVD, we would say so.
THE FALL 2012 SEASON, Saturday mornings at 11:30am
9/22 – THE GUNS OF NAVARONE – Gregory Peck, David Niven, DCP
9/29 – MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION (1954) – Rock Hudson, Jane Wyman , 35mm
10/6 – LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP – new restored 35mm print!
10/13 – RED RIVER – John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, 35mm
10/20 – Horror-Thon weekend
10/27 – YOU CAN’T CHEAT AN HONEST MAN – W.C. Fields, 35mm
11/3 – THE TRAIN – Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, 35mm
11/10 – Frank Capra’s YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU, DCP
11/17 – THE KILLERS – Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, 35mm
11/24 – A SHOT IN THE DARK – Peter Sellers, 35mm
12/1 – THIS GUN FOR HIRE – Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, 35mm
12/8 – IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE – James Stewart, DCP
Just imagine how much distortion there will be when they show the movie on the domed screen.
Thanks. The fall season will start on either September 15 or 22.
Cell phone jammers are illegal (with some exceptions) in the USA.
As linked above: http://www.thesenatortheatre.com/?page_id=23
Adding screens to the facility, not chopping up the main room.
Yes, prints are getting scarcer. I would prefer to run prints whenever possible, but if the studios make good digital versions of titles that do not have prints available, I’ll use them (like we did with Bye Bye Birdie, African Queen, etc.).
Just finished inspecting and setting up the 35mm print for THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES tomorrow morning. Absolutely mint, no scratches or wear that I could detect. Looks like it’s been run no more than a handful of times. It will look spectacular on-screen.
Funny :) . Just got the final dates confirmed, here we go:
4/7 – PRIDE OF THE YANKEES
4/14 – WHAT’S NEW, PUSSYCAT
4/21 – MOULIN ROUGE (1952)
4/28 – DEAD END (1937)
5/5 – VERA CRUZ
5/12 – WOMAN IN THE WINDOW
All in 35mm.
Yes, we’re starting on April 7 – the first show will be PRIDE OF THE YANKEES.
4/14 – awaiting confirmation
4/28 – awaiting confirmation
All in 35mm. Just waiting for paperwork on the 4/14 and 4/28 titles.
Sadly, no. The studios are not transferring all of their titles at 4K for eventual use in rep. cinemas. Some of them are content to tell us to play a Blu-ray or DVD instead of a 35mm or DCP. Sure, the evergreen titles (Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, etc.) will get a nice transfer to DCP, but you’re not likely going to see “On Dangerous Ground” or “This Gun for Hire” as a DCP in the near future.
So they added a guy in the auditorium to ride the sound & lights while keeping a projectionist only to thread up and make changeovers, etc.? Sounds like a monumentally dumb idea.
If there was “no man in the booth”, who was threading up?
Let’s hope that this time they get the aspect ratio of Hugo correct. When I went to see it Thanksgiving day it was cropped to ‘scope when it is supposed to be shown at 1.85. Totally ruining the 3-D photography of the best film of 2011. And no one at “Guest Services” understood a thing that I was talking about.
They also need to fix their non-3D auditoriums as Sherlock Holmes in #3 this past weekend was dim since they were running it through the 3-D lenses. And fix that annoying subwoofer boom while they’re at it :)
Thanks Chas, glad you enjoyed the show you made that weekend. As we announced, I ran that red reel as a demo so everyone understood why the program change – the Madhouse was even worse than that. Birdie should be great – brand new digital ‘print’ from Sony with 5.1 stereo track.
MPol – it happens. We’ve been lucky in the 9 years of our programs that it’s only happened a couple of times. Not a bad track record for almost 300 different shows in that time.
Unfortunately the print of Madhouse was even worse than the print of Hound. We’ve decided to change out those two programs as no suitable materials for either title could be obtained.
“The Skull” (1965) (replaces the scheduled showing of The Hound of the Baskervilles), presented in HD courtesy Paramount Pictures. Starring Peter Cushing & Christopher Lee.
“Scream and Scream Again” (1970) (replaces the scheduled showing of Madhouse), presented in 35mm courtesy of MGM. Starring Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing.
“The Skull” (1965) (replaces the scheduled showing of The Hound of the Baskervilles), presented in HD courtesy Paramount Pictures.
“Scream and Scream Again” (1970) (replaces the scheduled showing of Madhouse), presented in 35mm courtesy of MGM.
Thanks MPol and Marcel.
Print updates for the HorrorThon, which starts Friday night (note Metropolis begins at 8pm):
HD version of Metropolis (Moroder version) looks fine. If you like that version, you’ll be very pleased. Sounds great.
Mysterious Island digital ‘print’ from Sony arrives tomorrow but should look flawless and it has the new 5.1 stereo surround sound on it.
Monster that Challenged the World is a mint 35mm print, it’s pretty much new and will be great to project.
Double Feature: “X – The Man with X Ray Eyes” is near-mint and has perfect color; “Planet of the Vampires” is also near-mint with perfect color. A little treat – it has the original Italian title on it! “Terrore Nello Spazio”
The Hound of the Baskervilles print has, unfortunately, faded color. Almost sepia-tone. MGM has no other print. We’re trying to obtain an alternate source (possibly an HD transfer), but will run the print if nothing else can be found.
Madhouse has not arrived yet.
Friday the 13th is the uncut version (I’m told it’s 10 seconds of new footage) and looks fine via Paramount’s digital print.
If you can only make one show, make it the double feature as it’s going to be a lot of fun and look great.
Just a note, the Metropolis show on Friday is an 8pm start.
HD version of Metropolis looks fine. If you like that version, you’ll be very pleased. Sounds great.
Double Feature: “X – The Man with X Ray Eyes” is near-mint and has perfect color; “Planet of the Vampires” is also near-mint with perfect color. A little treat – it has the original Italian title on it! “Terrore Nello Spazio”.
Friday the 13th is the uncut version (I’m told it’s 10 seconds of gory footage) and looks fine via Paramount’s digital print.
Yes, the Saturday night show is a genuine Double Feature – 2 for 1 – just like the old days.
THE HORRORTHONThe Lafayette’s annual salute to classic horror and science fiction films is coming October 21-22-23.
Friday 10/21: Giorgio Moroder presents “Metropolis”
Saturday 10/221:30 “Mysterious Island”3:45 “The Monster that Challenged the World ”
Drive-In Double Feature begins at 7:30 (rare drive-in trailers and promos show between the features): “X – The Man with the X-Ray Eyes” PLUS “Planet of the Vampires”
3:45 “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (1959)
5:45 “Madhouse” (1974)
8:30 “Friday the 13th” (1980)
Here’s the fall season:
9/17 – The Guns of Navarone, with Gregory Peck & David Niven (digital restoration, with stereo sound)
9/24 – Dodsworth, with Walter Huston & Mary Astor
10/1 – Wuthering Heights, with Laurence Olivier & Merle Oberon
10/8 – State of the Union, with Spencer Tracy & Katharine Hepburn
10/15 – Written on the Wind, with Rock Hudson & Laurne Bacall
10/29 – The Uninvited, with Ray Milland & Gail Russell
11/5 – Bye Bye Birdie, with Ann-Margret & Dick Van Dyke (digital restoration, with stereo sound)
11/12 – Elmer Gantry, with Burt Lancaster & Jean Simmons
11/19 – Winchester ‘73, with James Stewart & Shelly Winters
11/26 – The Wizard of Oz, with Judy Garland
12/3 – Bringing Up Baby, with Cary Grant & Katharine Hepburn
12/10 – The Bells of St. Mary’s, with Bing Crosby & Ingrid Bergman
12/17 – It’s a Wonderful Life, with James Stewart & Donna Reed