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veyoung52 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Aug 14, 2007 at 10:07 am

Back to “Porgy and Bess,” a few years ago a pristine 35mm 4-track mag print was run at a university screening in Brooklyn for one or two performances only, then moved to the Berlin Film Festival. I haven’t heard of a 70mm print of this classic being shown in decades.

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veyoung52 commented about Alexandria Theatre on Aug 5, 2007 at 11:11 pm

While I was stationed in Monterey in 1966/7, I saw “The Bible” at the United Artists on Market Street. At the time it seemed as if there too a deep curve screen had been replaced by a smaller one on a flat track.

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veyoung52 commented about Warner Beverly Hills Theatre on Aug 4, 2007 at 9:37 pm

Basically something like “dreamed sins” or “sins dreamed of”…something in that line.

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veyoung52 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jul 30, 2007 at 4:48 pm

Thanks for clearing that up.

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veyoung52 commented about Warner Theatre on Jul 27, 2007 at 9:05 am

Thanks, sydneybird.

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veyoung52 commented about Warner Theatre on Jul 27, 2007 at 4:31 am

Sydneybird, thanks, you have actually answered a question that many Cinerama historians have been debating for years….which USA Cinerama houses maintained their installation into the 1970’s. And the Pittsburgh Warner was a mystery. Would you happen to know if the screen/curtain setup was retained until the theatre’s final closing as a theatre? Thanks.

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veyoung52 commented about AMC 309 Cinema 9 on Jul 15, 2007 at 11:00 pm

Haven’t been there since “The Rock” in 1996 when the first twenty minutes of the feature was projected two-perforations out-of-frame, and, presumably, I was the only sighted person in the auditorium as nobody made the slightest fuss. Finally, I got up and informed an usher of the problem. He looked at me as if I had just landed from another planet, mumbled something unintelligble and walked away. About ten minutes later, the problem was corrected.

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veyoung52 commented about Senator Theatre on Jul 15, 2007 at 10:52 pm

Am glad to see that Master Jedi projectionist Steve Guttag has popped up here. As for longislandmovies' question above, the first time I went to the Senator, for the run of the 70mm restored “Vertigo”, the Saturday afternoon matinee was as close to sell-out as possible.

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veyoung52 commented about Green Hill Theatre on Jul 15, 2007 at 10:48 pm

The Green Hill specialized only in British comedies during the 50’s (possibly even earlier). Lots of Terry Thomas, Peter Sellers, and, as mentioned above, the “Carry On” series. House was basically the only Philadelphia house to run British films until the downtown Trans-Lux latched onto “The Mouse That Roared” in 1959 which ran for weeks on end, after which time distributors were more prone to book UK entries into center city houses.

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veyoung52 commented about Goldman Theatre on Jul 15, 2007 at 12:45 pm

And it was a mess! An absolute insult to moviegoers. As a friend of mine said after its twinning, “I wouldn’t go to that theatre if it were the last building on earth with oxygen!”

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veyoung52 commented about Eric I & II on Jul 14, 2007 at 1:20 pm

Yep, the Shapiro family. Sold out to United Artists a while ago.

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veyoung52 commented about Kings Theatre on Jul 11, 2007 at 9:55 am

Thanks, Warren

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veyoung52 commented about Kings Theatre on Jul 10, 2007 at 1:14 pm

Is this the theatre I see close by when I get off the “B” train and exit at the west end of the Prospect Park station?

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veyoung52 commented about Fox Theatre on Jul 9, 2007 at 9:06 am

Heck, I’d like a Cine-Miracle!

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veyoung52 commented about Fox Theatre on Jul 8, 2007 at 1:37 pm

No, “The Exorcist” opened at the StageDoor. This theatre was carved out of the Fox' stage. The Milgram, formerly the Stanton, formerly the (first) Stanley, was just a few doors west of the Fox fronting on Market Street. The S tageDoor fronted around the corner on 16th Street. You may indeed have seen EX at the StageDoor at some time subsequent to its opening, but, go check the newspapers yourself, THE EXORCIST opened in Philadelphia downtown at the Stage Door.

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veyoung52 commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Jul 1, 2007 at 10:43 pm

“I wonder what they are doing with the decor? City dump?"
Speaking of which…anybody remember the huge vertical "Spartacus” sign that hung there during that film’s run at the then-DeMille?. I recall seeing it later in a dump alongside the West Side Highway.

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veyoung52 commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Jun 25, 2007 at 11:18 am

Thanks, William, I didn’t realize the building had been sold fifteen years ago.

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veyoung52 commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Jun 24, 2007 at 4:49 pm

I understand that the Times Square Church is holding on to its lease there for dear life.

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veyoung52 commented about Stanley Theatre on Jun 24, 2007 at 4:32 pm

Yes, on the North side of Market Street was the Erlanger.

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veyoung52 commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Jun 20, 2007 at 9:38 am

Thanks, Warren

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veyoung52 commented about Plaza Theatre on Jun 19, 2007 at 8:11 am

This theatre, exterior and interior, is featured on FoodTV Network’s “Good Eats with Alton Brown”, episode “Pop Culture” (Number EA1010) featuring popcorn. Interior view clearly shows new projection booth located under former balcony.

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veyoung52 commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Jun 18, 2007 at 9:41 am

yes, that’s what I thought. It was definitely operational during the DeMille period.

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veyoung52 commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Jun 18, 2007 at 9:04 am

I wasn’t referring to the loge section, but to a separate enclosed area under the balcony (as I recall on the right side of the auditorium facing the screen). It even included a multi-channel array of loudspeakers.

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veyoung52 commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Jun 17, 2007 at 6:03 pm

Was the “enclosed” section under the balcony and used especially, I believe, for parents with babies, installed during the conversion to the DeMille in ‘59? Thanks

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veyoung52 commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Jun 17, 2007 at 4:05 pm

Rew, was this “special seating section in front” a separate section on the orchestra floor? Thanks.