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HowardBHaas commented about Lafayette Theatre on Feb 17, 2013 at 12:16 pm

I’m curious as what version of Gone with the Wind is being shown today? I’m guessing a 1.33 Academy ratio and likely 35mm. The 1998 restoration was said to have problems. Perhaps an older print?

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HowardBHaas commented about Paramount Center on Feb 11, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Video showing Psycho at the Paramount (shortly before 6 minutes) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DjRzj_Ufiew

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HowardBHaas commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Feb 11, 2013 at 6:59 pm

Video showing Pscyho at the Demille http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DjRzj_Ufiew

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HowardBHaas commented about 6 NYC theaters that go beyond the silver screen on Jan 30, 2013 at 10:51 pm

Al, no 4 letter words here.

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HowardBHaas commented about 6 NYC theaters that go beyond the silver screen on Jan 30, 2013 at 6:50 pm

hah? Nitehawk is the 1st one on the list!

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HowardBHaas commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Jan 23, 2013 at 4:19 pm

2k, 4k, or blu ray or disc?

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HowardBHaas commented about Warner Theatre on Jan 20, 2013 at 7:57 pm

I thought the Wang Center finished their classic movie series years ago & there are no more movies there.

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HowardBHaas commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Jan 13, 2013 at 11:53 am

Looking at the Odeon’s official website today, I see it proclaims that the Odeon Leicester Square premiere screen is Europe’s premiere cinema.

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HowardBHaas commented about Empire Cinema on Jan 13, 2013 at 11:50 am

As of this date, still 9.95 lbs all day everyday with website proclaiming that it is the Best Value in the West End.

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HowardBHaas commented about Hiway Theatre on Jan 13, 2013 at 7:03 am

Oops, 2013.

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HowardBHaas commented about Hiway Theatre on Jan 13, 2013 at 7:03 am

Don’t miss the photo gallery & video about the Hiway at that article (January 13, 2012 Philadelphia Inquirer, front page!) that RickB links. Registration is free online for the Inquirer.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 4, 2013 at 1:26 pm

In addition to use of the curtain, I’d root for upgrade to 4k projection as mentoned above.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 3, 2013 at 7:15 am

Perhaps Raysson made that up as something we can dream for the Ziegfeld?

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HowardBHaas commented about Digiplex Destinations buys seven theaters from UltraStar in CA, AZ on Jan 2, 2013 at 9:30 am

I can’t tell whether you are serious or sarcastic in your comment.

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HowardBHaas commented about Roxy Theater on Jan 2, 2013 at 8:28 am

December 21, 2012 Washington Post article about the closure of Takoma Park video store owned by Annie and Barry Solan states the two met in 1975 at the State which Barry described as a “raggedy old vaudeville theater.” The article states that in 1979, Barry became a co-owner of the State where he screened films such as “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Our Hitler” an 8 hour movie. After they married in 1981, he bought other theaters including Philadelphia’s Roxy before entering the video business.

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HowardBHaas commented about Loew's State Theatre on Jan 2, 2013 at 8:27 am

December 21, 2012 Washington Post article about the closure of Takoma Park video store owned by Annie and Barry Solan states the two met in 1975 at the State which Barry described as a “raggedy old vaudeville theater.” The article states that in 1979, Barry became a co-owner of the State where he screened films such as “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Our Hitler” an 8 hour movie. After they married in 1981, he bought other theaters including Philadelphia’s Roxy before entering the video business.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 1, 2013 at 9:52 pm

Odd that marquee wouldn’t be nicely decorated since the New York premiere of the movie was held here. I’ve now posted my photo from August of The Bourne Legacy, which I saw here, without curtain. Is Les Mis marquee decor simpler than Bourne Legacy marquee? just plain gold letters then.

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HowardBHaas commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec 31, 2012 at 8:20 pm

A decade ago when I was last there, I understood the screen width to be 80 feet.

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HowardBHaas commented about Walter Reade Theater on Dec 27, 2012 at 9:22 am

Do they open & close a curtain?

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HowardBHaas commented about AED Globe Theatre on Dec 19, 2012 at 7:17 am

Is it still open? I don’t find a website.

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HowardBHaas commented about Happy 50th, “Lawrence of Arabia” on Dec 10, 2012 at 10:24 am

The closest that I’ve come is seeing in 1989 the “restored” version in 70mm, 6 track Dolby SR on the huge screen at the Uptown Theatre in DC. I didn’t see the color corrected version of a decade ago, or the version shown recently in US multiplexes in 4k. But, the version that I saw was one of the best movie experiences of my life!

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HowardBHaas commented about Goldman Theatre on Dec 9, 2012 at 11:02 am

Today, I posted a 1960 slide of the Goldman. Arcade Building is north, as is a trolley. Marquee for the Richard Burton movie reads: The shameless things done in the name of love. The BRAMBLE BUSH.

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HowardBHaas commented about Theater closed since 2005 gets $4 million makeover on Dec 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Ken, the homepage has a “Submit your favorite” (theater) “add” button so if you (or anybody else) would like to provide the information requested (or do your best), that it will be added to the site by volunteer Ken Roe.

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HowardBHaas commented about Lansdowne Theatre on Dec 1, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Exterior is featured in “Silver Linings Playbook”

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HowardBHaas commented about Crest Theatre likely to lose two of its three screens on Nov 26, 2012 at 11:01 am

To clarify, it seems as if those additional screens are in the basement, that the main auditorium is intact.