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Mike (saps) commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Jun 6, 2005 at 9:15 am

Just a note about eating in the area…the Journal Square Pub, right next door to the theater, has a 25 seat dining room downstairs from the cozy pub, and they serve delicious Italian food. Before the show Friday my friend and I shared a fresh arugala and tomato salad, and each had a chicken parmegiana hero, and paid $10. each, including tax and tip.

It’s always a treat to see a show at the Jersey, especially a double feature, but I did miss seeing any shorts or trailers or cartoons.

And it was a treat to meet fellow cinemaphile KenRoe…we didn’t know each other and were just talking theater stuff, when it turned out we had one or two things in common!

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Mike (saps) commented about Apollo Theatre on Jun 2, 2005 at 4:17 pm

What town is that, Gerald? Maybe I’d like to check out that Jerry Lewis cinema.

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Mike (saps) commented about Apollo Theatre on May 29, 2005 at 3:18 pm

Many early foreign films tackled subjects and depicted things that weren’t possible in Hollywood movies. And it was a natural progession that many “art” theatres devolved from racy foreign films to soft core domestic nudist films and slowly but surely to hard core; there are many examples of this across the nation, including the Cameo and Tivoli in New York and the Park in Champaign, Ill., to name just a few. But when the hard core market exploded, it wasn’t at the Apollo, which eventually swiched to mainstream shows.

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Mike (saps) commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on May 29, 2005 at 8:31 am

So it’s been neglected in one way or another since soon after its opening.

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Empire 25 on May 28, 2005 at 1:30 pm

I saw several of those opening attractions, including Casablanca and 42nd Street, which were great to see on a brand new screen with bright projection and the Eltinge auditorium as lobby, all on 42nd Street itself.

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Mike (saps) commented about Art Greenwich Twin on May 28, 2005 at 8:55 am

LImovies, wanna run that by us again?

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Mike (saps) commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on May 27, 2005 at 11:13 am

My word! I want this theatre to reopen exactly as described above.

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Mike (saps) commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on May 27, 2005 at 8:03 am

Warren, you are some kind of demi-god around here. How are you in real life?

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on May 25, 2005 at 11:34 am

I wonder if the Ziegfeld could be expanded upwards, maybe with a proper balcony installed and a few hundred more seats. I’d love to go to a 2000+ seat theatre on a regular basis.

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Mike (saps) commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on May 25, 2005 at 9:57 am

um…heartbreaking

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Mike (saps) commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on May 25, 2005 at 9:57 am

Hearkbreaking.

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Mike (saps) commented about Seattle Cinerama on May 23, 2005 at 11:50 am

What are the current uses for the Paramount, 5th Avenue, Moore and Neptune? (I know I could look it up, but…) Are they live performance spaces or do they still show movies? I wonder if any tours arre available. Thanks!

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on May 23, 2005 at 10:29 am

So, do you think is the best digital projection in the city?

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Mike (saps) commented about Seattle Cinerama on May 21, 2005 at 8:47 pm

And while I’m there, are there any recommendations for great movie houses that I should check out?

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Mike (saps) commented about Seattle Cinerama on May 21, 2005 at 8:41 pm

I meant the 68 foot screen.

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Mike (saps) commented about Seattle Cinerama on May 21, 2005 at 8:41 pm

I’ll be in Seattle in September and hope to see somehting on the 90 foot Cinerama screen, rather than the 60 foot (but still impressive!) screen.

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Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on May 21, 2005 at 8:34 pm

How is the digital projection at this theater? I know there are several brands out there, some newer and better than others, and of different quality.

So who has the best digital projection, this screen or the ones at AMC or Loews? Or are there others I should consider for the best digital presentation?

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Mike (saps) commented about Lyric Theatre on May 21, 2005 at 1:25 pm

Listed as Bijou: /theaters/8371/

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Mike (saps) commented about Capitol Theatre on May 20, 2005 at 10:31 am

Nice set of photos, RobertR. Thanks for the link.

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Mike (saps) commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on May 19, 2005 at 5:01 pm

Nice four photos Connelly at your link above. Thanks for the treat.

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Mike (saps) commented about St. George Theatre on May 18, 2005 at 3:27 pm

The St. George website says that a classic movie night is coming soon.

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Mike (saps) commented about Lyric Theatre on May 17, 2005 at 7:01 pm

Thanks for the link; really fascinating stuff. Not completely accurate, and with a typo or two, but well worth a visit.

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Mike (saps) commented about Anco Theatre on May 16, 2005 at 6:52 pm

Bryan, I’ll thank you on every page for the beautiful link you have provided to us.

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Mike (saps) commented about Times Square Theatre on May 16, 2005 at 6:50 pm

Warren, there is a beautiful shot of the Times Theater at the link above. Thanks again, Bryan. These are real beauties.

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Mike (saps) commented about AMC Empire 25 on May 16, 2005 at 6:49 pm

Holy cow, what a collection of vintage photos at that link above. Thanks so much, Bryan. The first 24 photos are of 42nd Street theaters, which I hadn’t seen before. Quite a treat.