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The Old Greenbelt Theatre will be able to renovate its art deco lobby, after it was awarded a $75,000 grant from Partners in Preservation.
For nearly a month, the Greenbelt theater competed against other historic places in the DC metro area for the possibility of winning some grant money to help them rennovate.
Although they did not take first place, they were still awarded $75,000 after a committee reviewed their needs.
Yes, right, as Ken Roe & I wrote in our Intro for LA’s Egyptian, it was shown there, though we have for about 6 months. So far as I know, it was only in the 1950s & 1960s that some films played some showplace theaters for more than one year.
Yes, the new “The Great Gatsby” shows Robin Hood sign on a Broadway or Times Square theater in 1922 and in another thread Al Alvarez replied to my question that it had its local original run here at the Lyric.
Thanks, Al re Robin Hood. That movie opened Grauman’s Chinese, but I didn’t know where here it opened.
Myself, I don’t see movies in 3 D but I enjoyed The Great Gatsby in 2 D! It depicts well the Roaring 20s including movies like Robin Hood on Broadway theater signs. The movie is doing good box office nationwide 2nd only to Iron Man 3.
Anyone who likes the Ziegfeld & is eager to see the new The Great Gatsby in 3D, can enjoy that movie now at the Ziegfeld!
The 1922 Robin Hood is shown at a Broadway theater in new The Great Gatsby film. If anyone knows where, you might wish to post on that theater’s page.
U Penn alumni magazine article about seeing a film here
Al, et al, the Post is correct as I have heard from people who know, that the building will be replaced with new construction. This cinema’s days are indeed numbered.
I have found out that our local 2 Philly burb cinemas will indeed become Bow Tie. Congrats to Bow Tie for their growth and let’s all say together “Long live the Ziegfeld!”
There’s more than 41 cinemas on Clearview website so I am curious whether they will take over Philly burbs cinemas of Bala & Anthony Wayne.
I agree that popcorn prices are outrageous but I’m looking forward to the introduction of Dolby Altmos sound. Dolby Altmos means many different tracks or points or sound throughout the auditorium. I’d doubt that a theater needs to set it too loud. As to movies at home, movies are supposed to be larger than life on large screens, not TV screens.
Since the Arclight has no Imax, could the Chinese obtain only the Imax version of a film whose non-Imax showings would be at the Arclight?
photos including ornate lobby here
I recently added the last sentence to the Intro above, as to future seating capacity. As to original seating capacity, Theatre Historical Society of America (not an online source) has it at 2,200 seats when it opened in 1927.
Kevanos, the link to Youtube video doesn’t work anymore? I enjoyed that video & would like to see it again.
Thanks, Mike. Friends of the Boyd welcome any theater operator as dedicated to restoration as this one. The challenge is the renovation costs.
I’ve posted the Loews auditorium original screen size in the Intro above.
Are those classics shown in 35mm or, as I’m guessing, 2k or 4k digital?
65 foot wide screen, 4k 3D laser projection, starting only at this theater,
Tonight at Music Box in Chicago, but this doesn’t say which format. I’m guessing 35mm. I was lucky enough to see it last summer in 70mm at AFI Silver.
JodarMovieFan, the Facebook group with prior owner has recently commented, that’s where I read of planned May reopening which they mentioned (and so I amended the Intro above).
Chuck, I didn’t set it that way so you shouldn’t receive that message. Recently a London England group asked me to include a couple photos, so they could see them. The Ambler photos that I posted there I have since pisted to photos on this page. I will try to double check settings later, if I can find them!
Late last year, the Ambler went digital, with 4k in its historic “front” auditorium. (Aud 2 retains 35mm in addition to digital). A week ago, I enjoyed “Emperor” in that auditorium. Thursday eve, I enjoyed 4 k restored print (hard drive) of “Dr. Strangelove” in that auditorium.
Although I didn’t add my name to the cluster of contributors to the Intro above, I wrote the language that says 3 auditoriums are being ADDED in addition to the original auditorium. No constriction whatsoever is being made on the original auditorium. Facebook has at least 2 sites, one from the prior owner, one from new owner. Both have photos.