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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 12, 2015 at 1:37 pm

I saw Hamlet in 70mm in 1996 at the Paris. I’d be happy to see The Hateful Eight there. It is the same movie operator as the nearby City Cinemas 1,2,3 which showed Interstellar in 70mm when the Ziegfeld also had it. Weinstein’s company is setting up 70mm projectors……

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 11, 2015 at 12:42 pm

I’ve confirmed that the Star War screenings will be all 3 D. The film will be showcased in that format.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 11, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Opening weekend (Nov 6-7) 7 PM shows of Spectre nearly sold out so expect a great audience for Star Wars. The Ziegfeld in past years has always done well with Star War movies! As to Star Wars, it will be 3 D digital. I don’t know for sure for this one, but usually the Ziegfeld does all 3 D rather than the 2 D version.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 2, 2015 at 7:11 pm

As I am familiar with the management, I can assure everybody that the theater is still operated by Bow Tie. I rather like seeing the A Walter Eeade Theater sign again, but they have not risen from the dead to retake the cinema.

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Oct 11, 2015 at 4:44 am

Star Wars 70mm, this sounds likely http://makingstarwars.net/2015/08/star-wars-the-force-awakens-imax-presentation-details/

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HowardBHaas commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Sep 30, 2015 at 2:33 pm

What year were most movies shown in digital in the main theater? In 2010, I saw Made in Dagenham in digital but what about 2009 Quantum of Solace? digital or 35mmm?

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HowardBHaas commented about PlayStation Theater on Sep 16, 2015 at 3:24 pm

I will add that the auditorium was orange in color. My photos are linked but none of the auditorium as even its last days staff didn’t allow interior photos. My digital camera then wouldn’t likely have well captured the auditorium though my current camera would as evidenced by my photos of the Ziegfeld, Paris, and in other cities shared on this site.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 16, 2015 at 3:21 pm

The Ziegfeld is pretty but not the nation’s prettiest single screen movie house. San Francisco’s Castro. El Capitan & others in LA. Suffern NY’s Lafayette. And, so forth. But the Ziegfeld is the most impressive place for NYC to host a movie premiere! And, it is a tremendous moviehouse for all of us to cherish & see more movies for as long as it remains open!

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HowardBHaas commented about PlayStation Theater on Sep 16, 2015 at 1:21 pm

Unlike the Ziegfeld, there really weren’t any “surroundings” nor was the auditorium very notable in terms of visuals other than being large. It had great sightlines & great surround sound & used the curtain. It was a great presentation of movies.

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HowardBHaas commented about Lansdowne Theatre on Sep 6, 2015 at 7:09 am

Facebook plea for help in restoring 1,358 seats so that’s the current seat count.

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HowardBHaas commented about Prince Theater on Sep 1, 2015 at 9:28 am

Today Inquirer article states 156 seat cabaret Prazz Room to be upstairs http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/music/20150901_Cabaret_returning_to_Phillyat_a_couple_of_venues.html

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HowardBHaas commented about New World Stages on Aug 31, 2015 at 7:05 am

Auditoriums 1 & 2 were identical with 524 seats each & 40 foot wide screens for scope. With full use of the curtain, I saw the restored “Spartacus” road show in # 1 in 70mm 6 track in 1991. # 4 had 208 seats. # 5 had 182 seats. Aud 6 had 366 seats. I didn’t see a movie in # 3.

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HowardBHaas commented about New Metro Twin on Aug 23, 2015 at 9:47 am

not sure if this listing is current re what sounds like vendor booths http://www.besenretail.com/2626-broadway.htm

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HowardBHaas commented about Movies on Aug 6, 2015 at 4:51 am

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/sauconvalley/mc-hellertown-theater-dental-office-20150415-story.html

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Aug 5, 2015 at 9:04 am

Ah, had some time to ID the owners- http://nypost.com/2013/07/17/fisher-bros-take-a-stake/ not mobsters, a leading NYC family

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisher_Brothers

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Aug 5, 2015 at 6:39 am

Solow owns the Paris & does want to keep it as a cinema, though note that he’s in his 80s & I don’t know what happens after him. When years ago, I looked online for Ziegfeld owner, it is someone else, another individual who is a successful owner of Manhattan real estate.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Aug 4, 2015 at 3:28 pm

http://nypost.com/2015/04/09/whats-next-for-the-endangered-ziegfeld-theatre/

http://vanishingnewyork.blogspot.com/2015/04/ziegfeld-museum.html

http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/04/14/ziegfeld_theatre_icon_of_follies_and_red_carpets_may_close.php

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/new-yorks-ziegfeld-theatre-danger-786922

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Aug 3, 2015 at 3:35 pm

Scroll back or google “Ziegfeld may close” as the prior operator Cablevision (Cleaview)is losing money paying the rent. BowTie is operating it under that arrangement.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Aug 2, 2015 at 12:42 pm

I don’t speak for Bow Tie but I will say Bow Tie is still operating the Ziegfeld. Walter Reade’s return is only the historic nameplate.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Aug 2, 2015 at 6:07 am

I saw the new Mission Impossible movie at the Ziegfeld yesterday, with great projection & surround sound. As has been the pattern for some time, the curtain isn’t used for regular movies but I was told by someone in charge (not on scene) that it works just fine! On the theater marquee can be seen A Walter Reade Theater, for the 1st time since in years since before the current operator BowTie put their nameplate there, Clearview covered it up with their own nameplate. This year’s news reports have indicated that the Ziegfeld’s future is endangered, so visit & enjoy while open!

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HowardBHaas commented about Arclight Bethesda on Jul 23, 2015 at 7:59 pm

Can somebody please take a photo, of the theater’s exterior or lobby or an auditorium, and post it so this page hss one?

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HowardBHaas commented about Loew's Valencia Theatre on Jul 21, 2015 at 4:57 am

new set of great photos here http://gothamist.com/2015/07/20/tabernacle_queens_movie_palace.php#photo-1

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HowardBHaas commented about W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre on Jul 21, 2015 at 4:16 am

restoration photos from architectural website- http://www.bravura-arch.com/portfolio/brown-theatre/

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HowardBHaas commented about Mahoning Drive-In on Jul 20, 2015 at 5:54 am

Inquirer article yesterday on how 2 ex Temple film students + long time projectionist are running it with 35mm films- http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/movies/20150717_Temple_grads_runopen-air_nostalgia_palacedrive-in_theater.html

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HowardBHaas commented about Boyd Theatre on Jul 9, 2015 at 9:13 am

The Architectural Committee denied the plans primarily because they felt new construction plans weren’t specific enough. The full Historical Commission has since approved the owner’s proposal for the Boyd’s Chestnut St facade. Earlier new owner was going to preserve the facade, Grand Lobby, and Foyer but later decided to put a Loading Dock & other uses in the Foyer. Some issues (Sansom St redo for Loading Dock, the residential tower, and the design of the infill building between Boyd & 1900 Chestnut will return to Historical Commission. Friends of the Boyd invite all to visit our website & our Facebook page for updates. This week, we’ve been posting on Facebook photos of the beautiful Monel metal figures (designed by artist Alfred Tulk) that were in the auditorium & were retrieved by the owner.