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while I am an avid moviegoer there is something I’m still
confused by- what 70MM means. is it the aspect ratio of the
film stock to shoot the film or the size of screen showing
it? for instance how can the Cinema 1 show a film in the
same way the Ziegfeld could?
is there any chance this theater will be anythinganytime soon?
has patronage at this theater picked up? the last time I was
there there were more staff than patrons.
in the case of Star Wars and Reds I’m guessing the
souvenir programs might have been sold only at the
Loews Astor Plaza. I saw both films again at other
1st run theaters in Manhattan and don’t remember the
programs being sold.
also there were films that had exclusive 1st runs at
the Ziegfeld after Cabaret that had souvenir programs-
The Rose which opened Nov. 1979 and Gandhi which opened
the last two souvenir programs I purchased at a theater
when I saw the film were The Lion King(June'94) at RCMH
and Hercules(June'97)at the New Amsterdam. both were
special 2 week engagements were stage shows that played
at the theaters noted before the films opened wide. the
souvenir program for The Lion King which was beautifully
designed is one of the great film souvenir programs
it was nice it was almost out. what I meant to ask
was how was the viewing experience of seeing it in
original 3-Strip Cinerama on film and not a digital
Hello from NYC-
how was the recent screening of HTWWW in original 3-Strip
to vindanpar- I compliment you on your Oct. 23 post.
speaking of souvenir programs. I went to see Star Wars
1st screening opening day May25, 1977 at the Loews Astor
Plaza. programs were kind of on the way out but I hoped
they’d have one anyway. when i entered theater and
didn’t see anyone at a table hawking the program i went
“ohm well”. as I approached the refreshment stand what
did i see but a huge stack of programs on a counter
behind the stand.
interestingly four and a half years later at the 1st
screening opening day of Reds they had a person at a
table hawking the souvenir program.
to vindanpar- since you missed out on Twilight Time’s
A+ blu-ray disc of Nicholas and Alexandra they recently
issued Anne of the Thousand Days on blu-ray. in terms
of the richness of the colors and the crispness, clarity
and sharpness of both the picture image and the
multi-channel audio tracks its everything a blu-ray
disc of a large scale historical drama should be.
a question- if Netflix does wind up taking a long term
lease on the theater will they show other films or just
their prestige Oscar Bait films?
I really liked The Last Jedi and simply don’t get the
hate for the film. so can someone in an intelligent adult
manner describe to me what was soooooooo wrong with
the film. I look at this way- if it was sooooo uneven why
did it make two truckloads of $$$.
to Howard B. -the Paris Theater has been a jewel in NYC’S
cultural like since May 1949. so I don’t know how much one
can say the landlord liked the Paris as a movie theater if
he jacked up the rent after the most recent lease
expired to a level City Cinemas was not willing to pay.
considering the landlord of the building that houses this
theater isn’t exactly a movie buff for closing it to
begin with I’m surprised it wasn’t already gutted. but
everytime I’ve passed by the theater which still has Pavarotti
marquee up I had a feeling something was up.
to vindanpar- yes I still have the long horizontal program
from when I saw 2001 at the Capitol. its in mint condition.
I looked at eBay and saw it goes for $125. damn.
also I myself went to the office for National Publishers
which was in a large office building that was at the N.E.
corner of Bway and 42 St.. this was toward the end of the
roadshow era say 69/70. several of my programs had been
damaged in an accident. the receptionist was kind enough
to let me look thru the stock room. It was like being a
kid in a candy store.
in recent comments I mentioned I had 140 movie souvenir
programs/brochures. of those 140 14 are hardcover-
Around the World in 80 Days
Kings of Kings
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
Mutiny on the Bounty
How THE West Was Won
My Fair Lady
The Greatest Story Ever Told
does anyone remember any other movie programs/brochures
that were hardcover?
to Al A. as always thanks for the info. two additionalquick questions-
I ask about whether it was presented “in Cinerama”
since the Cinerama logo is used on the cover of the
new Twilight Time restored/remastered Blu-ray disc.
also was “Holiday in Spain” the exact same film as
“scent of Mystery” except for the Smell-o-Vision part?
to moviebuff82- thank you for your reply. I can see the
thought you expressed as valid for some small film no had
ever heard of. but for a big studio film on the opening
weekend is highly surprising.
did both “Holiday in Spain” and “The Golden Head”
open here and if so were they advertised as being
I go to the 19tht St. a good deal and until rather recently
they had 10a.m., 10:30a.m. or 11:00 etc….. for any big
release on its opening weekend. so I’ve been surprised by
the rather late first screening of the day for a number of
would anyone happen to know why a number of the AMC/Loews
theaters recently have had rather late first screenings of the day even on Sat. and Sun.?
I thought Russell did a rather nice job. but like Hepburn
she couldn’t hit the high notes well so her vocals were
enhanced by Kirk who assisted with the high notes.
to digital3d- I wouldn’t mind seeing GM in the DolbyTheater but without 3D. 3D is just a way of squeezing more$$$ out of moviegoers. it fact 3D does nothing for 99%of the films show that way.
a question for people knowledgeable with projection. what
was the point of Ang Lee shooting the film the way he did
if no theater can in fact show it that way?
it s kind of like his last film Billy Lynn’s Long Half Time
Walk. without the high frame rate projection there was
nothing special about it. it was just a average film about
a young man adjusting to home life after returning from war.
to vindanpar- I had a feeling she had to have known. on the
50th Anniversary blu-ray disc they included Wouldn’t It Be
Lovely and Show Me as Hepburn shot them. even better is on the
soundtrack cd they should have included the songs as she
shot them as a bonus. a few years ago they released a nicely
remastered cd of the Gypsy soundtrack album. what made it
special was simple- in addition to including all the
soundtrack LP tracks they also included as a bonus all of
Russell’s song as she shot them before her vocal’s were
enhanced by Lisa Kirk I think it was.
apparently very few theaters in the entire U.S. can show
Gemini Man exactly the way Ang Lee shot it? but apparently
some theaters will come damn close. which auditorium in
this theater will show the film as close as possible to the
way Ang Lee shot it?
i should have said the reprise of Just You Wait as
Eliza is kneeling front of the fireplace looking for
the ring is all Hepburn but that the original rendition
of the song was mostly Hepburn with an assist from Nixon.
also I have heard as well that till the premiere of MFL
at this theater that Hepburn had no idea her vocals had
almost totally been replaced. is it really possible she
had no idea whatsoever?