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to BobbyS I thank you for your reply. I recently
watched an HD transfer of Circus World on YouTube
and found that while it may not have been Oscar
material it was an colorful entertaining movie.
so since the film’s roadshow engagement “in Cinerama”
at this theater lasted 19 weeks I can’t believe
said engagement at the Uptown in D.C.lasted only 3 weeks.
also presenting films “in Cinerama” lasted another
I see from the wonderful article that Circus World’s
roadshow engagement “in Cinerama” lasted 19 weeks.
now in D.C. it played the Uptown and on that’s
theater’s page someone stated that the film’s
roadshow engagement “in Cinerama” lasted a grand
total of 3 weeks. I can’t believe the film’s
roadshow ruin at the Uptown lasted only 3 weeks
considering it played the Capitol for 19 weeks.
does anyone know of a website that discusses what
happened to films that should have come out by now?
every so often I say to myself what ever happened
to film x,y or z.
I thank patryan6019 for their reply. I don’t see
the point behind issuing a blu-ray disc of the film
unless its in the correct aspect ratio.
also when 2001 gets its 50th Anniversary Reissue inMay it had better be shown in a theater with a reallybig screen.
the last week of February Olive Films released
a blu-ray disc of The Hallelujah Trail which opened
here. they botched it big time. my main critique
is simple. since the film was shot in Ultra-Panavison
70 the blu-ray disc should have an aspect ratio
of 2.75.1 but they give it 2.35.1. i had other
problems with the disc and sent it back to the
company headquarters. I haven’t received a reply yet
by mail or e-mail.
I wish people would stop equating being able to reserve seats online with traditional roadshow engagements
from the prime Sept. 1952 to Dec. 1972 period.
I thank moviebuff82 for their reply. to which if I
understand your reply correctly though Snyder didn’t
finish shooting JL he did film scenes that were not
use din the theatrical cut?
I don’t know why if directors shoot scenes that are
not used in the theatrical cut said scenes aren’t
included in the dvd/Blu-ray package. for instance
after post production work was done the 1st cut of
Call Me By Your Name was 4 hours. I would love to
know what was in the 1hr.48mins. not used.
while the book “Movie Roadshows” is a fascinating
book its only 99% perfect. a few roadshows in
Manhattan aren’t even mentioned. plus Holston lists
films as having had roadshow runs but offers no
I thank Peter A. for his reply. It validates my
thought that if Snyder didn’t finish directing the
film how can there be a “Zack Snyder cut”. which
prompts the question- why do people asking for one?
in WB’s plans to reboot the Superman franchise
I enjoyed Justice League wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy more than
either Man of Steel or Superman vs. Batman:Dawn of
Justice. now as everyone knows Zack Snyder had to
leave JL early because of his daughter’s tragic
death. now fans have been loudly asking for Snyder’s
cut of the film to be released. to which my question.
if Snyder didn’t finish directing the film how
can there be a Zack Snyder cut?
to Bill H.–
thanks for your reply. I don’t get it. I can get
a senior discount for a 3D-IMAX film at the Lincoln
Square but not a 70MM screening at the Village
East? what’s the logic?
to Howard B. thanks for the info. I hope the 50th
Anniversary print will be shown in a theater with a
really big screen.
to Bill H.– the Village East Cinemas is in fact a
renovated Yiddish Art Theater originally built in
1912. the 70MM print of Ready Player One in playing
in what was the Yiddish theater’s main stage. all
the other auditoriums at Village East are renovated
also to Bill H.– don’t you think $20 with no senior
or children’s discount is a rip off? that’s the first
time I can remember a theater having no senior or
at what Manhattan theater or theaters will the
50th Anniversary re-issue(supervised by Christopher
Nolan) be playing?
though I frequently come here i didn’t see The
Phantom Thread here which is where my question
comes in. did they charge extra for the 70MM
engagement of TPT which lasted several weeks?
the reason I ask is simple. I saw Ready Player
One at the Village East which was showing it in
70MM in the main auditorium and they charged
$20 with no discounts for seniors or children.
that $20 was the highest price I have paid for
a film that wasn’t 3-D, IMAX or IMAX 3-D.
the odd part is I saw both Wonder Woman and
Murder on the Orient Express in 70MM last year
at the Cinema 1 also a City Cinemas theater
and they didn’t charge extra or not have the
senior or children’s discount.
last year this theater held 70MM engagements of
Wonder Woman in June and Murder on the Orient Express
in Nov. to which my question, did the Cinema 1
charge extra? I went to see Ready Player One at
the Village East and they were charging $20 for
everyone children and seniors as well as adults.
isn’t an unreserved seat roadshow engagement what
New York called a reserved performance engagement?
granted there are a number of condos/co-ops being
build in the area but the people who will eventually
be moving into said developments had better be
ardent film goers such as myself.
also i found the fact that the theater where I saw
Journey’s End had no masking annoying. while I’m
watching the film you can’t help notice the rest
of the screen. don’t state of the art theaters mask
also outside each auditorium is a lit display stating
which film is playing. when i walked into the space it
was so long that I thought I was some Greek hero in a
maze looking for the Minotaur.
also a regular adult ticket of $18.50 is to use the
expression about rents “too damn high”. also the
senior ticket is $16.00 which is higher than the
regular adult ticket at some art houses.
also being a spanking new state of the art theater
means very little. when the 62 St.& 1st Ave. multi-
plex was built the area was already quite residential
and being a spanking new state of the art theater
did not help it get a foothold in the neighborhood.
I went to this theater for the first time to see
Journet’s End. it was a first rate film and to say
the theater is saturated with state of the art
technology would be an understatement. but there
were more staff than patrons. regardless of the
quality of the films its playing who’s going to
trek to the West Side Highway to see a film besides
me? and yes the theater is not between 11th and 12th
avenues. it is literarly right next to the WSH.
have any other frequent patrons at this theater
visited the new Landmark 57th St.? I went yesterday
to see Journey’s End. the theater is state of the
art and the film was first rate but there were
more staff than patrons. as I posted when the 57th St.
was about to open who does Landmark think is going
to trek to the Westside Highway(its right next to
the 57th St.) to see a movie?
as a reply to my question about TWWOTBG another
question. if a 3-panel print in reasonably good condition exits why hasn’t a Blu-ray disc been
issued? the guy who owns it would make a mint.
for regular patrons of this theater I have a question.
of all the Cinerama films(both the original 3-panel &
the 70MM process) I believe The Wonderful World of the
Brothers Grimm is the only one not yet released on
blu-ray disc. recently I read the reason why was the
original camera negative was damaged in a fire a few
years back. this is where my question comes in. if I
am not mistaken at a recent Cinerama Festival this
theater held TWWOTBG was shown. so if a print was in
good enough shape to show at the festival why hasn’t
a blu-ray been issued?
I thank digital3d for a detailed reply. I had never
heard the term KDM before. now if i understand the
other part of your reply correctly in your opinion it
is conceivable that though the dvd/blu-ray came
out yesterday Tues. 3/13 Sony Pictures Classics
might keep CMBYN at the Union Square for however
long it still brings in the crowds?
I thank digital3d for a detailed reply. I have
seen Call Me By Your Name many times at the Regal
Union Square and each showing has been jammed
packed if not sold out. so since its been out
nearly 4 months its nice its still doing decent
biz. if I am not mistaken since opening it has
only played the Paris and the Union Square. so
it was nice to see it still doing packed business
the week after the Oscars. I wonder since the
dvd/blu-ray came out today if the business at the
Union Square will tapper off. it would be
interesting to see it this again weekend just to see
what the crowd size is.
also what is a KDM?
I have been thinking of digital3d’s 3/5 comment. for'
instance this past Sat. 3/10 i saw Call Me By Your
Name again. while Best Adapted Screenplay is nice to
win i figured more than likely the film or films
that would benefit winning Oscars the most are the
Best Picture and Best Director winners. so I was
surprised that the 3p.m. screening at the Union
Square was say 85% full. one wonders if the dvd/
blu-ray of CMBYN coming out tomorrow 3.13 will effect
the film being pulled or can the Union Square
keep it as long as it makes $$$?