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HowardBHaas commented about 70mm Film Series Returns to the AFI Silver Theatre on Jun 30, 2013 at 12:52 pm

This year, I saw the 4k restored Lawrence of Arabia at the Ambler Theatre and the digital restoration of Cleopatra at UA King of Prussia. Lawrence was shown with surround sound. Cleopatra wasn’t. Both had gorgeous colors & looked stunning. Neither looked like 70mm resolution. There’s a restored 70mm Cleopatra & I was hoping the AFI Silver would show that.

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Jun 24, 2013 at 6:03 pm

JodarMovieFan, I’ve glanced at the online calendar. Films that were filmed in 65mm and so possibly will be part of the 70mm series (in addition to those you listed) include in July, Star! and in August, Samsara, Ice Station Zebra, and Cleopatra

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HowardBHaas commented about Richmond Theater on Jun 24, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Photo in ex-auditorium in yesterday’s Philadelphia Sunday Inquirer in Business section re Port Richmond “Area gets younger, but Polish food endures” http://articles.philly.com/2013-06-23/business/40148369_1_port-richmond-northern-liberties-swiacki-meats

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Jun 21, 2013 at 2:06 pm

JodarMovieFan, I saw “Gettysburg” in 35mm when it was released and thought it excellent. It is 70mm blow up. I think the 70mm series is likely films that aren’t blow up, and am eager to see the full list (not yet available online).

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HowardBHaas commented about Movie theaters roll out marquee architecture on Jun 18, 2013 at 5:28 pm

My comment was for the other news item, where I’ve now placed it. By googling WSJ, I read the article. The Metro & other historic theaters are mentioned for the interesting architecture.

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HowardBHaas commented about Spielberg and Lucas discuss claim more expensive movies are coming on Jun 18, 2013 at 5:27 pm

I noted at the UA King of Prussia 16 page tomorrow’s preview $50 screening of World War Z, but loaded with extras, I think that’s an exception. Unfortunately, many people seem content to watch movies on TV or other devices so it is hard to believe that many movies will be $50 and impossible to believe they will be $100 or $150.

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HowardBHaas commented about Movie theaters roll out marquee architecture on Jun 18, 2013 at 4:26 pm

I noted at the UA King of Prussia 16 page tomorrow’s preview $50 screening of World War Z, but loaded with extras, I think that’s an exception. Unfortunately, many people seem content to watch movies on TV or other devices so it is hard to believe that many movies will be $50 and impossible to believe they will be $100 or $150.

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HowardBHaas commented about UA King of Prussia Stadium 16 and IMAX on Jun 18, 2013 at 3:28 pm

United Artists King of Prussia Stadium 16 is the only Philadelphia cinema to advertise the $50 Mega Ticket for World War Z, June 19 at 7:30 PM in 3 D preview screening that includes a HD digital copy (when available to download), a pair to keep of 3D glasses, a limited edition poster, and a small popcorn.

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HowardBHaas commented about Coronet 1 & 2 on Jun 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm

I saw a movie in the Cinema 3 that was a small single screen in the Plaza Hotel http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/6461

I didn’t get to the Paramount Columbus Circle but figured it wasn’t too small http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/2654

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HowardBHaas commented about Eric Pilgrim Gardens on Jun 17, 2013 at 3:22 pm

These are Abt’s comments from the homepage item as to Mystery Eric Theatres-

who could forget the exit doors BELOW the screen. Saw Damnation Alley in Sound 360 here (a failed attempt at recreating sensurround). The theater also had 70MM capability (Starman, Raiders, among others) and, for its time, was a well run house.

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HowardBHaas commented about Eric Reading on Jun 17, 2013 at 12:25 am

Thanks. I will revise the Intro.

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HowardBHaas commented about Eric Allentown on Jun 15, 2013 at 1:27 am

M Coate, we (Friends of the Boyd) purchased 22 Eric theater photos. I’ve gone to a lot of time & effort to identify all but one & post them on this site (since only one -this one- had its name on the back of the photos) and I’ve added a few theater pages when needed such as this one. I do prefer as accurate details as I can find, but have no time to research primary sources for most theaters. However, if anybody puts detail info as Comments, I do take the time to revise the Introduction. Coming soon: a night time photo! We purchased the remaining photos from the series.

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HowardBHaas commented about Mystery Eric theatres on Jun 14, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Not bad! All but one photo positively identified! 22 photos of 13 different Eric theaters were acquired by from someone who had received them in 1980 from Sameric Corporation (originally there would have been many more at Sameric) 5 exterior photos of the Sam Eric (Boyd), Eric Mark One (a rendering), Eric Rittenhouse, Eric Wynnewood, and Eric King have no numbers on the backs. 3 photographs (30592, 3, and 4) have been identified as Eric Concordville (Delaware County, PA). 4 photos (31622, 3, 4, 5) have been identified as Eric Pilgrim Gardens (also Delco) 2 exterior photos (32893, 4) appear to be Eric Lawrenceville, NJ 3 photos (32629, 31, 35) have been identified as Eric Allentown 2 exterior photos (36378, 83) have been identified as Eric Reading (which will soon be added to this website) One exterior photo (38785) has been identified as Eric II Pennsauken, NJ One auditorium photo (39130) there are suggestions, but no corroboration yet One exterior photo (40323) appears to be Eric Feasterville (Bucks County, PA A few more photos are on their way, so stay tuned!

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HowardBHaas commented about Avalon Theatre on Jun 14, 2013 at 12:44 pm

from Avalon email yesterday- On June 24th, the Avalon will begin the project to install elevator access to Avalon 2 as the final project funded by the Avalon Legacy Campaign. In addition, the downstairs and upstairs lobby areas of theater 2 will be renovated, and new, fully accessible bathrooms will replace the existing restrooms.

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HowardBHaas commented about Odeon Colchester on Jun 14, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Plans to turn it reconstruct the facade & into residences http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/10469546.__14_million_plans_for_former_Odeon_site_unveiled/

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HowardBHaas commented about Mystery Eric theatres on Jun 14, 2013 at 1:50 am

Tim, thanks for the info, which I will incorporate into that theater’s Intro. Theatre 5 isn’t likely Pennsauken, though. Eric II Pennsauken is 38785. Theatre 5 is 39130. If Theatre 5 was the Pennsauken, then like all the other photo series, the 1st 3 numbers for Theatre 5 would be 387. These auditoriums all seem to have looked so alike…..

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HowardBHaas commented about Mystery Eric theatres on Jun 14, 2013 at 1:15 am

I know Theatre 5 isn’t the Eric Mark One because I was there. It is not the Concordville or others I’ve added here because there’s “series” numbers on the back & it doesn’t jive with any of the photos we have. Please add your Pilgrim Gardens recollection to that theater’s page.

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HowardBHaas commented about Mystery Eric theatres on Jun 13, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Thanks, http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/3432added Mystery Theater 4 to that Pennsauken page.

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HowardBHaas commented about Eric Pilgrim Gardens on Jun 13, 2013 at 1:55 pm

2009 photo as Dollar Tree store http://www.flickr.com/photos/62355920@N00/3457316773/

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HowardBHaas commented about Eric 4 on Jun 13, 2013 at 12:58 am

I added 3 photos to the photo gallery. The Eric sign isn’t in same exact place as cinematour photos that are later, but maybe sign was moved? Hopefully the photos belong to this theater but if not, somebody ID which Eric theater they belong to, please.

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HowardBHaas commented about Mystery Eric theatres on Jun 13, 2013 at 12:56 am

I added Mystery Theatre 1 photos as Eric Concordville though it disturbs me that the Eric sign isn’t in exact same place as the later Cinematour photos. But, unless someone has a better match…..

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HowardBHaas commented about Mystery Eric theatres on Jun 13, 2013 at 12:13 am

Theatre 2 has been identified as the Eric Pilgrim Gardens which I then added as a page at this website. I’ve been thinking Theatre 1 could be the Eric Concordville so appreciate the comment. Thanks, Richard as to Eric Reading. Might you or anybody have a street address so we can properly add it to this website? Would appreciate more thoughts including Theatre 4. As to Theatre 5, and the exteriors, these & other Eric theaters appear to have been designed by the same architects & are hard to distinguish one from another!

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HowardBHaas commented about Boyd Theatre on Jun 10, 2013 at 10:26 pm

auditorium photo available http://www.ebay.com/itm/MC-PHOTO-acx-091-Boyd-Theater-Easton-PA-Historic-/390604300456?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item5af1d4a0a8

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HowardBHaas commented about UA King of Prussia Stadium 16 and IMAX on Jun 7, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Last night the audience hadn’t expected Brad Pitt would appear in person at a screening of World War Z but there he was http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/06/06/brad-pitt-makes-surprise-appearance-at-king-of-prussia-movie-theater/

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HowardBHaas commented about Eric Mark I Theatre on Jun 4, 2013 at 4:41 pm

another photo http://www.flickriver.com/photos/recoveringscot/5632928708/