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oops! I meant to say Cinema 1 not “here”.
another thought on the 50th Anniversary. no matter
how WOW the new print supervised by Nolan is are
they opening it here or the Village East because
the Loews auditorium at the Lincoln Square and
auditorium 12 at Regal 42 St. can’t show 70mm?
while walking past this theater the other day I had
pangs of regret about the late but great Coronet/
Baronet, the Trans Lux East and the Sutton. now those
closed and were demolished because the land became
worth more than the theaters no matter popular could possibly bring in. so whenever I attend this theater
I wonder how is it still here?
the intro states that when this theater was twinned
in 1968 the main auditorium downstairs retained the
name while the upstairs auditorium was named the
Baronet in honor of the recently closed Coronet/
Baronet in Manhattan. the Coronet/Baronet didn’t
close till 2001.
to markp thank you your reply. as I said in a recent
post unless the newly remastered 70MM print of 2001
personally supervised by Nolan is shown in a theater
with a really big screen why bother? to repeat myself
its like showing a newly remastered 70MM print of
Lawrence of Arabia at the Cinema 2.
to Bill H. I recently saw Ready Player One at the
main auditorium of the Village East. it didn’t impress
as being anywhere near the size of screen at the Ziegfeld. since the Ziegfeld is no longer with us
the place to show Nolan’s personally supervised
frame by frame digital restoration of 2001 in 70MM
would be the Loews auditorium at the Loews Lincoln
Square or auditorium 12 at the Regal 42 St.
while I’m looking forward to Nolan’s supervised
frame by frame re-mastering of 2001 for the 50th
Anniversary since they’re releasing it in theaters
shouldn’t it play in theaters with really
big screens? in NYC its playing the main
auditorium of the Village East which isn’t an
especially large screen.
I remember seeing 2001 twice during its roadshow
engagement “in Cinerama” at this theater and
a few years later at the in 70mm at the Ziegfeld.
my point being simple- since Nolan supervised a
frame by frame re-mastering for the 50th Anniversary
why show it at a theater unless it has a really
big screen? its kind of like doing a frame by
frame digital re-mastering of Lawrence of Arabia
and showing it at the Cinema 2.
I have a question I hope my fellow moviegoers can
help me with. plus i’m asking it here since i don’t
no where else to ask it. after post-production work
was done the original cut of Call Me By Your Name
was 4hrs. the film as released is 2hrs. 12mins. is
there any way to find out what was in the excised
thank you to RogerA for replying. I know the Cinerama
Dome is on Sunset and Vine I have visited it many times
in my trips to L.A.. what I asked was if the photo
on top this page is not the Cinerama Dome in
Hollywood why is the photo there?
I was last out in L.A. the Spring of 2003 so I can’t
honestly vouch for the accuracy of the photo at the
top of this page. but if it isn’t the Cinerama Dome
on Sunset Blvd. and Vine was is it there?
thanks to rayman29 for replying. as I said for
yearssssssssss and yearssssssssssss the Summer
movie season has always started the 1st Fri. in
May. so are you saying that the Summer movie season
will now be starting the last Fri. in April? I ask
since the last week of April has for years been
a dumping ground.
I thank moviebuff82 for their reply. but I an still
of the opinion that for yearssssssssssssssssss that
specially the last week of April being a dumping
ground(negatively of course) for big studio films.
its kind of like an Oscar Bait film that had a long
held release between the first week of Oct. and
Dec. 31 gets pulled from said release date at the last
minute and is released in January you know its a turkey.
for yearsssssssss and yearssssssss the first Fri. in
May was the start of the Summer movie season. so i was
quite surprised that The Avengers: Infinity War was
switched from the 1st Fri. in May to the last Fri.
in April. for yearssssss the last week of April has
been a dumping ground. i am quite nervous about the
switch being an omen.
to BobbyS I thank you for your reply. I recently
watched an HD transfer of Circus World on YouTube
and found that while it may not have been Oscar
material it was an colorful entertaining movie.
so since the film’s roadshow engagement “in Cinerama”
at this theater lasted 19 weeks I can’t believe
said engagement at the Uptown in D.C.lasted only 3 weeks.
also presenting films “in Cinerama” lasted another
I see from the wonderful article that Circus World’s
roadshow engagement “in Cinerama” lasted 19 weeks.
now in D.C. it played the Uptown and on that’s
theater’s page someone stated that the film’s
roadshow engagement “in Cinerama” lasted a grand
total of 3 weeks. I can’t believe the film’s
roadshow ruin at the Uptown lasted only 3 weeks
considering it played the Capitol for 19 weeks.
does anyone know of a website that discusses what
happened to films that should have come out by now?
every so often I say to myself what ever happened
to film x,y or z.
I thank patryan6019 for their reply. I don’t see
the point behind issuing a blu-ray disc of the film
unless its in the correct aspect ratio.
also when 2001 gets its 50th Anniversary Reissue inMay it had better be shown in a theater with a reallybig screen.
the last week of February Olive Films released
a blu-ray disc of The Hallelujah Trail which opened
here. they botched it big time. my main critique
is simple. since the film was shot in Ultra-Panavison
70 the blu-ray disc should have an aspect ratio
of 2.75.1 but they give it 2.35.1. i had other
problems with the disc and sent it back to the
company headquarters. I haven’t received a reply yet
by mail or e-mail.
I wish people would stop equating being able to reserve seats online with traditional roadshow engagements
from the prime Sept. 1952 to Dec. 1972 period.
I thank moviebuff82 for their reply. to which if I
understand your reply correctly though Snyder didn’t
finish shooting JL he did film scenes that were not
use din the theatrical cut?
I don’t know why if directors shoot scenes that are
not used in the theatrical cut said scenes aren’t
included in the dvd/Blu-ray package. for instance
after post production work was done the 1st cut of
Call Me By Your Name was 4 hours. I would love to
know what was in the 1hr.48mins. not used.
while the book “Movie Roadshows” is a fascinating
book its only 99% perfect. a few roadshows in
Manhattan aren’t even mentioned. plus Holston lists
films as having had roadshow runs but offers no
I thank Peter A. for his reply. It validates my
thought that if Snyder didn’t finish directing the
film how can there be a “Zack Snyder cut”. which
prompts the question- why do people asking for one?
in WB’s plans to reboot the Superman franchise
I enjoyed Justice League wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy more than
either Man of Steel or Superman vs. Batman:Dawn of
Justice. now as everyone knows Zack Snyder had to
leave JL early because of his daughter’s tragic
death. now fans have been loudly asking for Snyder’s
cut of the film to be released. to which my question.
if Snyder didn’t finish directing the film how
can there be a Zack Snyder cut?
to Bill H.–
thanks for your reply. I don’t get it. I can get
a senior discount for a 3D-IMAX film at the Lincoln
Square but not a 70MM screening at the Village
East? what’s the logic?