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moviebuff82 commented about Egyptian Theatre on May 22, 2017 at 11:42 am

The first Alien movie played at this theater nearly 38 years ago.

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moviebuff82 commented about Hollywood Theatre on May 22, 2017 at 11:41 am

When star wars moved over to this theater two weeks after its run at the chinese 40 years ago this past thursday, it had to be renovated and retrofitted with 70mm dolby stereo while the chinese showed Sorcerer. Star Wars stayed at this theater until August 3rd, 1977, when it returned to the chinese with a lavish ceremony. What movie played in its place?

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moviebuff82 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on May 22, 2017 at 11:38 am

40 years ago this past thursday Star Wars had its premiere at this theater when it was a single screen venue and played there for two weeks before being moved to the hollywood cinerama due to Sorcerer playing there. That movie didn’t fare as well as Star Wars, and when Star Wars returned to the Chinese during the first weekend of August, there was a lavish ceremony featuring R2D2 and C3PO putting handprints on the cement. By then, Star Wars was playing in around 1,000 theatres, a huge improvement from 32-40 theatres during Memorial Day weekend of 1977 when Fox deemed that movie a B-picture while The Other Side Of Midnight was supposed to be their big hit. Same thing happened with Poltergiest becoming the A picture while ET was the B five years after the movie came out.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Clifton Commons 16 on May 18, 2017 at 11:38 am

I don’t know…ask amc’s facebook page?

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moviebuff82 commented about Radio City Music Hall on May 17, 2017 at 3:45 pm

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/arts/television/jimmy-fallon-tonight-show-interview-trump.html?_r=0 check out the picture as Fallon is sitting on top of the marquee.

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moviebuff82 commented about Century's York Theatre on May 17, 2017 at 11:28 am

Had this theater remained open it would’ve been a Cineplex Odeon, then a Loews Cineplex, and finally an AMC.

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moviebuff82 commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on May 17, 2017 at 11:28 am

I wonder what the chinese will do for its 100th?

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Columbus Park 15 on May 17, 2017 at 11:27 am

how about reserved seating?

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on May 16, 2017 at 2:24 pm

According to Dolby’s facebook page, they said that crew members are hard at work on the screen. I wonder if it will open in time for Alien or maybe other Dolby Cinema movies soon.

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moviebuff82 commented about Alpine Theatre on May 16, 2017 at 2:23 pm

It looks like a classy theater

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moviebuff82 commented about Auto Vue Drive-In on May 16, 2017 at 2:22 pm

How does it fare against other driveins?

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moviebuff82 commented about Vista Theatre on May 16, 2017 at 11:44 am

Makes sense.

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moviebuff82 commented about MGM Amphitheater on May 16, 2017 at 11:44 am

Another lost treasure in San Diego.

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moviebuff82 commented about Adams Theatre on May 16, 2017 at 11:43 am

Was it the first ever theater in San Diego?

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moviebuff82 commented about Center 3 Cinemas on May 16, 2017 at 11:42 am

When did dolby stereo get installed?

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moviebuff82 commented about Valley Circle Theater on May 16, 2017 at 11:41 am

Why didn’t this theater show ET and Titanic during their runs? Those movies torched Star Wars as the top blockbusters of the 20th century!!!

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moviebuff82 commented about Hillcrest Cinemas on May 16, 2017 at 11:40 am

Since Landmark is owned by 2929, they often show movies by Magnolia, Magnet, and 2929.

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moviebuff82 commented about Cinema 21 on May 16, 2017 at 11:39 am

When this theater opened was it the largest in San Diego?

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Fashion Valley 18 on May 16, 2017 at 11:38 am

Any chance this will get a Dolby cinema?

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moviebuff82 commented about Ultrastar Mission Valley 7 on May 16, 2017 at 11:37 am

Digiplex also now owns the Sparta theater since AMC bought carmike in nj.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Fashion Valley 4 on May 16, 2017 at 11:37 am

dcubs, did aliens and alien 3 play here? I know future alien movies have played in this theatre’s successor.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Mission Valley 20 on May 16, 2017 at 11:34 am

Dolby Cinema information can be found at https://www.dolby.com/us/en/platforms/dolby-cinema.html. AMC has it as an exclusive for its larger theaters, while their competition have Regal RPX, Cinemark XD, as well as Big D which AMC acquired from Carmike. Worldwide, there a few chains that have it according to the website. The dolby auditorium is a retrofitted screen with projection that is crisper and natural and brighter than a normal screen, reserved rumbling recliners, and Dolby Atmos surround sound. Upon entering the theater, a video wall featuring the upcoming movie awaits moviegoers on their way to the theater. Before the movie, a soundcheck trailer is shown informing the audience about the process. Much like THX, a person checks all the equipment and seating before each show to make sure that the presentation is top notch. My local AMC in Rockaway is getting it soon.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on May 13, 2017 at 6:27 pm

I went to see Guardians in 2d in one of the auditoriums that had a 3d dispenser for the glasses. The preshow was in the wrong aspect ratio but the feature was in the correct aspect ratio. As for the movie it was awesome and the visuals and audio were good. This movie will have legs. I went by theater #9 and they’re hard at work on the Dolby Cinema. There’s a sign that says coming soon dolby cinema at amc.

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moviebuff82 commented about New Beverly Cinema on May 11, 2017 at 11:35 am

I learned about this theater by watching the documentary Out of Print on amazon prime. It’s pretty good.

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moviebuff82 commented about Cineplex Odeon Route 17 Triplex on May 10, 2017 at 4:59 pm

35mm.