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vic1964 commented about The Hollywood Recycling Machine on Aug 2, 2007 at 11:20 am

It is the greed of taking advantage of a built in audience instead of taking a chance with a fresh idea.It would stop if people stopped going to them.

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vic1964 commented about Made in Chicago on Aug 2, 2007 at 11:12 am

I also think THE FUGITIVE is tops.Number 2 CONTINENTAL DIVIDE with John Belushi.

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vic1964 commented about Projectionist remembers on Aug 1, 2007 at 5:43 pm

It is not me,i am from London,Ontario.I was 9 years old when ENTER THE DRAGON came out,but i relate to their stories.

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vic1964 commented about Projectionist remembers on Jul 31, 2007 at 12:39 pm

Thank you,i really enjoyed that being a projectionist myself who just happens to be running LA VIE EN ROSE right now!I am also a big Bruce Lee fan and i remember how exciting it was to watch a Bruce Lee film with an audience back then because he had so much presence and ability.

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vic1964 commented about Century Theatre on Jul 27, 2007 at 8:49 pm

This was the sister theatre to Windsor Ontarios Capitol which is on the endangered list.

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vic1964 commented about Sunset Drive-In on Jul 27, 2007 at 8:20 pm

Wow,i would love to see pictures!Do they have a website?I just moved out of a screen tower apartment.The Mustang in London Ontario which used to be called the Sunset.

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vic1964 commented about Not to be missed theaters on Jul 6, 2007 at 1:05 pm

The Hyland Cinema in London Ontario Canada is the cities last single screen still in operation.Built in 1933 as the Elmwood,closed in 1989,reopened 2005 as an art theatre.It is very nice and the only alternative if you want the classic feel.400 seats down from 600.I am getting ready to mount curtains salvaged from downtowns last movie palace.

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vic1964 commented about Capitol Theatre on Jul 5, 2007 at 5:09 pm

This theatre lasted 86 years and became the last movie palace in downtown London,it was in great shape and a dream project for anyone who might have renovated it.[me!]Our so called city hall gave out a demolition permit like ice cream to a child,with the understanding the facade will be preserved.It was only when the developer wanted to remove it as well that it became an issue with council.We cant have a gap tooth downtown!

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vic1964 commented about Happy 25th, 'Blade Runner'! on Jun 25, 2007 at 6:35 pm

I saw it first run at the Capitol in London Ontario and then later at our famous Park theatre in a 70mm double feature BLADE RUNNER and THE ROAD WARRIOR!My friends and i went many times.I ran it as a projectionist at the New Yorker in the 90s many times.

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vic1964 commented about ISO theater in need on Jun 15, 2007 at 12:31 pm

I was speaking with someone involved with the Woodstock drive-in who knew everything about the Capitol and he spoke positively about it.He was picking up a film from me for the drive-in.He may be the owner of the drive-in,This was about a year ago,i will try to investigate as i want to know more myself.It is located on main street downtown.Woodstock is booming lately with a new Toyota plant under construction and rumours of a second!

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vic1964 commented about Capitol Theatre on Jun 14, 2007 at 6:33 pm

In the 70s 4-track magnetic was installed in the main theatre 1.The booth from 1976 on was located in the center of the original auditorium.The stage half kept mostly intact but the back half altered mainly with drop ceiling hiding the ornate ceiling above.For 30 years of this new booths existence was the chance to look above the drop ceiling and see center auditorium ceiling preserved above.This devision was carefully executed to be undone one day.This June 25 is one year since demolition.The days leading up to it was the closest it came to restoration with most fake walls and drop ceiling removed,original booth exposed,port hole window glass and everything.It was an amazing site to see,but i was one of the few to see it.My eyes are watering even now.

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vic1964 commented about Capitol Theatre on Jun 14, 2007 at 4:08 pm

I am grateful to Mark Cosens for saving this gem,as i had the honor of projecting on and off during the 90s!I cant wait to see more input on this theatre page.

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vic1964 commented about ISO theater in need on Jun 14, 2007 at 3:29 pm

Im sure you have but just in case.The Capitol in Windsor Ontario is a gem worth considering and the Capitol in Woodstock is for sale cheap but i dont know much about it other than it had a balcony.

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vic1964 commented about Wanted: Performing arts theatre in any condition. on Jun 7, 2007 at 12:21 pm

Actually it is across the bridge from detroit.Niagara falls is 3hours away.The location in downtown Windsor near the waterfront is good but i think the theatre may have been mismanaged.The decision to keep the back have devided for instance instead of a complete restoration.I think its worth a look but good luck anyhow.

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vic1964 commented about Wanted: Performing arts theatre in any condition. on Jun 6, 2007 at 6:10 pm

Please check out the Capitol in Windsor Ontario Canada.It is a Thomas Lamb theatre bult by Loews in 1920.Great location!It has a page on this site.

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vic1964 commented about Palace Theatre on Jun 5, 2007 at 7:14 am

The pictures reveal a once great theatre and Michael Branch has my sympathy.

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vic1964 commented about State Theater Lives again on Jun 4, 2007 at 2:46 pm

Michael Moore is the man,i wish we had more like him.

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vic1964 commented about When will retro be more in style? on Apr 20, 2007 at 11:33 am

In my city i know what its like to lose every last one of these so i relate completely.This looks like a great place.

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vic1964 commented about Allen Theatre on Apr 12, 2007 at 8:36 pm

I forgot to mention Londons Capitol had extreme width!

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vic1964 commented about Allen Theatre on Apr 12, 2007 at 8:34 pm

C.Howard Crane may have been a visionary regarding screen width because he designed the Capitol in London Ontario which opened in 1920 and was also called the Allen originally.

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vic1964 commented about State Theatre on Apr 12, 2007 at 4:22 pm

BayCityJohn! I enjoyed your video very much and wanted to share the fact that my beloved Capitol theatre in London Ontario was also a C Howard Crane Masterpiece.

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vic1964 commented about The age of the aficionado on Apr 1, 2007 at 12:35 pm

What Really bugs me is for example THE DEER HUNTER.For years it was non anamorphic,poor quality,no extras and then suddenly a special edition appears looking fantastic but hardly any extras.I think some fans of the film may purchase it but the cheap version is so deeply saturated in video stores and dvd collections that the new version is mostly ignored.I agree a not so special edition hurts the value of the medium.I have started a HD DVD collection now!It is great but expensive.

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vic1964 commented about Do you remember seeing Return of the Jedi in the theater in '83? on Apr 1, 2007 at 9:28 am

As good as Dolby Digital and DTS can be they are still below cd quality sound in general, although that is soon to change with Digital Cinema.The sound quality of big magnetic audio tracks on an up to date system cant be touched if the print is new.Also theatre accoustics in a stadium seating, square room can be bad for sound.Theatre palaces were designed with good sound in mind.In my home theatre i easily out perform the typical multiplex.THX houses with surround EX are close and in some ways better but overall 70mm 6-track Dolby Stereo sound has yet to be topped.The best sounding 70mm i ever heard was FAME,THE WALL,APOCALYPSE NOW,EMPIRE,JEDI,RAIDERS,TEMPLE OF DOOM,BRAINSTORM and STAR TREK films.

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vic1964 commented about Do you remember seeing Return of the Jedi in the theater in '83? on Mar 30, 2007 at 11:06 am

In London Ontario Canada we were lucky to have the Park theatre,800 seats,2 and half story tall curved screen and 70mm 6-track Dolby Stereo.Wow it was great!Empire played the same way 3 years earlier and 1 year earlier a Star Wars/Empire double feature played in 70mm here!Those were great times.

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vic1964 commented about Capitol Theatre bankrupt and closed on Mar 20, 2007 at 9:53 am

This is a Thomas W .Lamb theatre which must be saved!Its not like we have any more of these around here!