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HowardBHaas commented about Randolph Theatre on May 27, 2013 at 9:40 am

Dial M for Murder world premiere in 3D here http://www.3dfilmarchive.com/dial-m-blu-ray-review

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HowardBHaas commented about Ambler Theatre on May 27, 2013 at 7:36 am

Last weekend, I enjoyed 4k restored Lawrence of Arabia, in 5.1 surround sound at Ambler’s main auditorium. The curtain isn’t used often but it was opened after the overture music. Showing again 7 PM this Wednesday! Check out the wonderful lineup of classics including Gone with the Wind in August.

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HowardBHaas commented about Uptown Theater on May 23, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Uptown is currently showing new Star Trek Into the Darkness movies, in 2D & 3D showings. Last I asked, late 2011, the curtain motor had broke & the company wasn’t repairing it.

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HowardBHaas commented about April 28, 2013, in the rain, photo courtesy of Seth Gaines on May 21, 2013 at 7:40 pm

April 28, 2013 photo courtesy of Seth Gaines.

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HowardBHaas commented about Collingswood Theatre on May 19, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Tinseltoes, a google search reveals your link is Scottish Rite Auditorium, not this theater.

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HowardBHaas commented about Old Greenbelt Theatre on May 17, 2013 at 7:26 am

The Old Greenbelt Theatre will be able to renovate its art deco lobby, after it was awarded a $75,000 grant from Partners in Preservation.

For nearly a month, the Greenbelt theater competed against other historic places in the DC metro area for the possibility of winning some grant money to help them rennovate.

Although they did not take first place, they were still awarded $75,000 after a committee reviewed their needs. from- http://greenbelt.patch.com/articles/old-greenbelt-theatre-wins-75k-grant

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HowardBHaas commented about Odeon Glasgow on May 16, 2013 at 6:28 am

Photo essay http://brucepeter.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/the-odeon-cinema-in-glasgow.html

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on May 13, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Yes, right, as Ken Roe & I wrote in our Intro for LA’s Egyptian, it was shown there, though we have for about 6 months. So far as I know, it was only in the 1950s & 1960s that some films played some showplace theaters for more than one year.

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HowardBHaas commented about Lyric Theatre on May 12, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Yes, the new “The Great Gatsby” shows Robin Hood sign on a Broadway or Times Square theater in 1922 and in another thread Al Alvarez replied to my question that it had its local original run here at the Lyric.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on May 12, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Thanks, Al re Robin Hood. That movie opened Grauman’s Chinese, but I didn’t know where here it opened.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on May 12, 2013 at 9:08 am

Myself, I don’t see movies in 3 D but I enjoyed The Great Gatsby in 2 D! It depicts well the Roaring 20s including movies like Robin Hood on Broadway theater signs. The movie is doing good box office nationwide 2nd only to Iron Man 3.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on May 12, 2013 at 7:47 am

Anyone who likes the Ziegfeld & is eager to see the new The Great Gatsby in 3D, can enjoy that movie now at the Ziegfeld!

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HowardBHaas commented about Radio City Music Hall on May 12, 2013 at 7:45 am

The 1922 Robin Hood is shown at a Broadway theater in new The Great Gatsby film. If anyone knows where, you might wish to post on that theater’s page.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ritz at the Bourse on May 7, 2013 at 10:57 am

U Penn alumni magazine article about seeing a film here http://www.upenn.edu/gazette/0513/elsewhere.html

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HowardBHaas commented about Clearview's First & 62nd on May 1, 2013 at 9:04 am

Al, et al, the Post is correct as I have heard from people who know, that the building will be replaced with new construction. This cinema’s days are indeed numbered.

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HowardBHaas commented about Bow Tie Cinemas to acquire Clearview on Apr 30, 2013 at 11:03 am

I have found out that our local 2 Philly burb cinemas will indeed become Bow Tie. Congrats to Bow Tie for their growth and let’s all say together “Long live the Ziegfeld!”

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HowardBHaas commented about Bow Tie Cinemas to acquire Clearview on Apr 30, 2013 at 9:16 am

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 8:02 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 6:36 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 6:28 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 6:18 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 7:28 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 1:22 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 3:44 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 3:35 pm

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