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HowardBHaas commented about Bow Tie Cinemas to acquire Clearview on Apr 30, 2013 at 12:16 pm

There’s more than 41 cinemas on Clearview website so I am curious whether they will take over Philly burbs cinemas of Bala & Anthony Wayne.

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HowardBHaas commented about CinemaCon showcases movie theater advances on Apr 28, 2013 at 11:02 am

I agree that popcorn prices are outrageous but I’m looking forward to the introduction of Dolby Altmos sound. Dolby Altmos means many different tracks or points or sound throughout the auditorium. I’d doubt that a theater needs to set it too loud. As to movies at home, movies are supposed to be larger than life on large screens, not TV screens.

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HowardBHaas commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Apr 16, 2013 at 9:36 am

Since the Arclight has no Imax, could the Chinese obtain only the Imax version of a film whose non-Imax showings would be at the Arclight?

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HowardBHaas commented about Orpheum Theatre on Apr 16, 2013 at 9:28 am

photos including ornate lobby here http://www.flickr.com/photos/sethgaines/page4/

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HowardBHaas commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Apr 12, 2013 at 9:18 pm

I recently added the last sentence to the Intro above, as to future seating capacity. As to original seating capacity, Theatre Historical Society of America (not an online source) has it at 2,200 seats when it opened in 1927.

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HowardBHaas commented about City Line Center Theatre on Apr 6, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Kevanos, the link to Youtube video doesn’t work anymore? I enjoyed that video & would like to see it again.

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HowardBHaas commented about ACE Theatrical Group embraces long history of preserving historic treasures and reactivating local arts communities on Apr 5, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Thanks, Mike. Friends of the Boyd welcome any theater operator as dedicated to restoration as this one. The challenge is the renovation costs.

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Mar 26, 2013 at 6:44 pm

I’ve posted the Loews auditorium original screen size in the Intro above.

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HowardBHaas commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Mar 23, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Are those classics shown in 35mm or, as I’m guessing, 2k or 4k digital?

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Burbank 16 on Mar 23, 2013 at 10:18 am

65 foot wide screen, 4k 3D laser projection, starting only at this theater,

http://broadcastengineering.com/laser-projection-demonstration-lights-gi-joe-retaliation-amc-theatres-burbank-16-using-christie-tech

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HowardBHaas commented about “South Pacific” 55th Anniversary – The Roadshow Engagements on Mar 19, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Tonight at Music Box in Chicago, but this doesn’t say which format. I’m guessing 35mm. I was lucky enough to see it last summer in 70mm at AFI Silver. http://www.tcm.com/2013/roadtohollywood/

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HowardBHaas commented about Senator Theatre on Mar 17, 2013 at 8:34 am

JodarMovieFan, the Facebook group with prior owner has recently commented, that’s where I read of planned May reopening which they mentioned (and so I amended the Intro above).

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HowardBHaas commented about Ambler Theatre on Mar 17, 2013 at 7:41 am

Chuck, I didn’t set it that way so you shouldn’t receive that message. Recently a London England group asked me to include a couple photos, so they could see them. The Ambler photos that I posted there I have since pisted to photos on this page. I will try to double check settings later, if I can find them!

Late last year, the Ambler went digital, with 4k in its historic “front” auditorium. (Aud 2 retains 35mm in addition to digital). A week ago, I enjoyed “Emperor” in that auditorium. Thursday eve, I enjoyed 4 k restored print (hard drive) of “Dr. Strangelove” in that auditorium.

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HowardBHaas commented about Senator Theatre on Mar 15, 2013 at 6:55 pm

Although I didn’t add my name to the cluster of contributors to the Intro above, I wrote the language that says 3 auditoriums are being ADDED in addition to the original auditorium. No constriction whatsoever is being made on the original auditorium. Facebook has at least 2 sites, one from the prior owner, one from new owner. Both have photos.

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HowardBHaas commented about Old Greenbelt Theatre on Mar 15, 2013 at 7:42 am

article about renovations, thankfully to upgrade its systems but keep as cinema- http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-08-29/local/35492680_1_digital-projector-renovations-theater

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HowardBHaas commented about Richmond Theater on Mar 7, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Hidden City Philadelphia today: http://hiddencityphila.org/2013/03/books-take-stage-in-a-former-theater-in-port-richmond/

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HowardBHaas commented about Regal Cinemas LA Live Stadium 14 on Mar 5, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Very amusing. I looked over there & yes indeed, your sharing your 2009 photos, Chris, would be most welcome here.

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HowardBHaas commented about Million Dollar Theatre on Mar 4, 2013 at 10:13 pm

These members get 1st purchase opportunity to March 23 rare screening of director’s print of Blade Runner: http://www.lahtf.org/

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HowardBHaas commented about Regal Cinemas LA Live Stadium 14 on Mar 4, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Why isn’t there a single photo in the photo section? Somebody please photo the exterior & post it. Don’t steal a photo from the Net, do your own. And, if possible, the Premiere cinema with its balcony.

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HowardBHaas commented about Theater Historian David Naylor Passes Away on Mar 3, 2013 at 8:10 am

Oops, meant to write “step forth for”

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HowardBHaas commented about Theater Historian David Naylor Passes Away on Mar 3, 2013 at 8:08 am

“Great American Theaters” was the 1st book that I purchased about historic movie theaters. I learned about the design & history of movie palaces and how other cities saved them. It educated me to step for Philadelphia’s Boyd, an effort that continues. Of course, Ross Melnick & Andreas Fuchs are among the world’s leading chroniclers today of historic movie theaters!

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HowardBHaas commented about Theaters raise revenue and tensions by charging to show trailers on Feb 27, 2013 at 7:47 am

Amen to JohnRice comment as to commerical preshow & concession prices. I also arrive early to chose my seats (which I prefer to do in person so I’m not asking for reserved seatings). And, I agree with Mikeoaklandpark that the chains who run 8-9 trailers are showing too many.

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Marlton 8 on Feb 25, 2013 at 4:04 pm

In reply to hdtv267, HD TV at its best is said to be equivalent to 16mm, so yes, 2k & 4k digital film projection should be better than TV even if perhaps not always up to 35mm standards. And, yes, I’d look forward to a report in writing- and photos if someone would, as to these changes.

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HowardBHaas commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Feb 18, 2013 at 9:48 pm

I saw “One, Two, Three” when it was earlier shown, in 2004 at the Loews Jersey. It was an awesome movie & looked great on the huge screen.

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HowardBHaas commented about Loews State Theatre 4 on Feb 18, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Photos of the original State have been removed from this theater’s page.