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hey you learn something new everyday. what exactly is the
difference between the 1989 Katz/Harris restoration that
played he Ziegfeld and the 2012 one you mentioned?
the Paris had a 70MM showing of the restored Lawrence ofArabia? when ? I thought the Ziegfeld ran the 70MM releaseof the Katz/Harris restoration of LOA?
to Comfortably Cool- I am well aware the current Lyric
Theater which houses the truly spectacular play Harry
Potter and the Cursed Child is not the same Lyric that
William Fox used for exclusive engagements of his most
spectacular films of the 1910s and 1920s. since the intro
at top is for the original Lyric Theater I’m surprised
the info about Fox’s leasing of the theater wasn’t included.
i remember when E.T. opened here June of 1982 there were
lines around the block for a few weeks.
the intro should also note that filmmaking pioneer
William Fox rented out this theater for some of his
big films such as A Daughter of the Gods and The
Queen of Sheba and Sunrise.
i happen to like the two Fantastic Four films that Chris
Evans made. so hopefully other Evans devotes can answer a
question. i recently bought the disc set with both films on
separate discs but the discs contain no extras except
audio commentaries. if i had bought the films on the separate
discs did they have extras? thanks for any help.
to vindanpar- I saw Napoleon twice during its original
rum at RCMH. I honestly can’t remember how the curtains
were used. so I wouldn’t worry about having a “senior moment”
especially if that’s the only “senior” thing you have.
I thank Ed S. and mike saps for their replies. as with the
Candler Theater I’m guessing the Lyric and the Apollo on the
north side of the street though razed were likewise in
perfectly decent shape for renovation.
exactly how long was this a gay porn house?
isn’t this the burlesque house in which the recent
play The Nance takes place?
Hello- a comment and a question.
*not noted in the detailed intro is that the
Chandler Theater opened as a movie palace not
a legitimate theater. its first film was the
1914 Italian epic Anthony and Cleopatra.
*also I’m assuming the reason the theater was
razed rather renovated was that no one wanted to
spend the $$$ needed rather than that the theater
in such condition renovation was impossible.
this theater closed the end of Jan. 2018 after 30?
years in business. the building management company
said it would reopen after necessary structural building
renovations were completed. basically wasn’t that
one big fib?
in vindanpar’s comment of 7/17/19 he said Zefferelli’s
R&J was a replacement “for the shameful presentation of
This is Cinerama”. what was shameful about the presentation
it certainly had one of the classiest most well appointed
to DEFG- I thank you for your reply but I’m a bit confused.
are you saying the scene toward the end of the 1956 film and
the 2016 BBC mini-series where Dolokhov rescues Pierre as
Napoleon’s troops are leaving Russia was invented and
doesn’t occur in the novel?
also might you know why Russian films in 1968 still weren’t
doing live sync sound but dubbed in the dialogue in post
to DEFG – I still prefer the 1956 Paramount version. why in
God's name would a 7 1/2 Russian version leave out
Dolokhov rescuing Pierre at the end? especially
since Dolokhov apologizes to Pierre for his affair
with Helene and any hurt it caused Pierre.
also I love Nino Rota's score to the 1956 film.
I have it on cd and have played it many times.
as to your note of "very poor casting" I thought
Audrey Hepburn WAS Natasha.
two other critiques of the Russian film.
while Napoleon is scene thru out the 7 1/2 hrs.
he never has any dialogue or any acting
there were live sync sound short films in the
1920s so why would the most expensive film ever
made at the time not have such? the poorly dubbed
in Russian dialogue was a big disappointment.
my favorite version of War and Peace is now the
8-part 2016 BBC production.
to Mark_L thanks info on War and Peace’s dates at this theater.
Comfortably Cool- I too prefer the 1956 Paramount
version directed by King Vidor. the full length
Russian version recently released by Criterion doesn’t
even have Dolokhov rescuing Pierre at the end. plus
the dialogue wasn’t recorded live but dubbed in during
post-production. so how do we know its even the
voice of the actor we’re looking at?
does anyone know the beginning and end dates of War and
Peace’s roadshow run at this theater? the reason I ask
is simple. i just picked up the 50th Anniverary Blu-Ray
disc of Sweet Charity. in the film’s opening sequence
we get a good shot of the intersection of Bway, 7th Ave.
and 47 St.. we see Shirley Mclaine jumping on the sofa
in the Castro showroom. we get a bird;s eye view of
this theater’s marquee with War and Peace. so I’m
wondering if this scene was shot at the beginning or
the end of W&P’s run at this theater.
speaking of City Cinemas. does anyone have any inside info
on the rather abrupt closing of the 86th East? it was so
abrupt even the staff was taken aback.
thanks to Peter A. for the info. also have you watched the
Blu-ray disc of Endgame yet? if you do I’m sure you will
agree with me the extras are extremely disappointing
and could have fit on the disc with film.
does anyone know of a site that has reviews and
discussions on dvds and blu-ray discs? the reason
i ask is simple. recently i bought the blu-ray disc
of Endgame. the film on my widescreen 1080p LED
t.v. was !!WOW!! now since the extras were on a
separate disc i figured they would be first rate
and of a nice running time. guess what? if you
combined the running time of all the extras I’m
edging the bet you could have included them on the
disc with the film. not only that but in the
extras there’s virtually nothing about the actual
making of Endgame. probably the most disappointing
extras I’ve come across on a blu-ray disc.
Hello from NYC-
to Roger A.– thanks for your reply. a question. it is my understanding that when Arclight took over management of the
Dome they renovated it so it could show the original 3-strip
Cinerama films since it was built in 1963 to exhibit the
70MM Cinerama films. so why have some of the screenings
of the original 7 3-striup films been digital and not on
to Roger A.– if I understand your post the Dome will be
screening HTWWW on actual film not digital which a number
of the Cinerama screenings have been.
granted its still open but its still playing “Pavarotti”.
it makes me worry they haven’t boked another film.
have they fixed the escalator yet? they could have torn
out the old one and put in a new one in a shorter period