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PeterApruzzese commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Mar 12, 2010 at 6:55 pm

It doesn’t have the original sound mix on it.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Mar 12, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Hope we see some of the CT regulars come to the Lafayette tomorrow morning for the Big Screen Classics spring season opening attraction – DOCTOR NO. I inspected the print last night and it looks to be in great shape and – surprise – has the re-mastered stereo soundtrack.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Mar 7, 2010 at 2:26 pm

The digital 3-D system debuted this weekend and looks as good as it can – excellent brightness & uniformity. With nearly 1000 seats – and about 600 prime seating locations for 3-D – the Lafayette is a great place to showcase. We hope you can come out and experience it soon.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Mar 4, 2010 at 11:28 am

2K for now.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Mar 4, 2010 at 8:00 am

The Lafayette’s new digital projection system premieres on Friday 3/5 with Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland”, presented in Real-D 3-D. Hope some of you come out for the historic event this weekend!

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PeterApruzzese commented about Happy 45th, "The Sound Of Music" on Mar 2, 2010 at 10:57 am

Fascinating article Michael, thanks for writing it. Somewhere in my house I have a foot-long chunk of a 70mm print of SoM, it was given to me by a projectionist I worked with at the Cinema 46 in Totowa, NJ. The reel it came from was in the booth of the Cinema 46 and was from a print that ran at the Bellevue in Upper Montclair. If I recall his discussion about it, they had two prints over the 100 weeks it played there (he was the chief projectionist) and this reel was from the second print. He took it with him and used it as his 70mm set-up reel at the Cinema 46. It was bizarre to come in early one morning at Cinema 46 and see a faded reel from the film playing just prior to our 70mm engagement of Poltergiest there.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Teaneck Cinemas on Feb 23, 2010 at 10:05 am

While we don’t have any regularly scheduled classics set up for Cedar Lane, we hope to do the occasional show. Ironically, one of the problems is the theatre’s success with its regular line-up of first-run, indie, and foreign films – the studios do not like us scheduling the classic film shows at a time when we have to cancel a showing of one of the regular films.

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PeterApruzzese commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Feb 18, 2010 at 2:15 pm

What good is the digital IMAX when you can still clearly see the pixels on screen as you can at the AMC Rockaway?

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PeterApruzzese commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Feb 18, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Too bad it will be all digital as it still doesn’t look nearly as good as well-done film projection.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Feb 18, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Here’s the final confirmed Big Screen Classics spring schedule for the Lafayette, all shows begin at 11:30am:

March 13 – DR. NO
March 20 – INHERIT THE WIND
March 27 – MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN
April 3 – THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956)
April 10 – IT’S A GIFT
April 17 – GILDA
April 24 – THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1956)
May 1 – THE LADY EVE
May 8 – THE RED SHOES (new restored print)
May 15 – SABRINA
May 22 – THE APARTMENT
May 29 – CHAPLIN FESTIVAL (4 SHORTS)
June 5 – PAL JOEY
June 12 – ANATOMY OF A MURDER
June 19 – THREE STOOGES/LOONEY TUNES

We’re very happy with this line-up, a nice wide range of films. Hope to see you there!

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PeterApruzzese commented about Teaneck Cinemas on Feb 18, 2010 at 6:56 am

Hi Bolorkay,

No offense taken – thanks for your support. Yes, there are checks taken as much as possible. The auditorium had a show the night before with no incident and I was told the afternoon run-through of the print of The Godfather yesterday was fine. So whatever the problem is (the technicians are coming out today to see what’s up) happened with no advance warning. If it’s an electrical fault with the lamp mechanism, there’s no way to predict that it would happen. An issue such as that tends to happen at the worst time. I could document all the problems over the years (exploding lamps, burned out amplifiers, blown speakers, et al) that I’ve either seen as an audience member, heard about, or been a part of at all types of theatres.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Teaneck Cinemas on Feb 15, 2010 at 12:22 pm

Hi bolorkay –

The Godfather showing will be the concluding classic show at Cedar Lane for now. We will still have a few special events there (silents, film festivals, etc.), but no regularly scheduled classics.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Jan 28, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Coincidence…c'mon, Bill. :)

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Jan 26, 2010 at 10:31 am

Hi Bill. Unless something unusual crops up, it should start at the regular time of 11:30 am on Saturday, April 3. It’ll be a great show.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Jan 26, 2010 at 9:39 am

We’re still getting the final dates on the rest of the spring titles, but here are some of the confirmed films we are running this spring: DR. NO, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956 version), IT’S A GIFT, THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1956 version), THE LADY EVE, THE RED SHOES, SABRINA, THE APARTMENT. I’m expecting to get the final seven confirmations in the next week or so and will post the final lineup when it’s all ready. See you there!

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PeterApruzzese commented about Charelston Film Festival March 11th to 14th! on Jan 15, 2010 at 10:26 am

Good luck with the festival – sounds like a great event.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Court Street Theatre on Jan 10, 2010 at 1:57 pm

For sale:

Article in MLive

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PeterApruzzese commented about A Guide to seeing "Avatar" in several formats on Jan 5, 2010 at 9:14 am

Depending on the location’s screen type, certain digital 3-D playdates got 1.78-formatted ‘prints’.

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PeterApruzzese commented about 5 Movies to watch for in IMAX 3-D on Dec 31, 2009 at 3:53 pm

Digital 3-D uses polarization, the same as the ‘old analog 3-D’ did, which includes all of the 1950s 3D films and the early 80s films. Spy Kids and Sharkboy weren’t in polarized 3D, thedy were in comic book anaglyph 3D. ‘Old 3D’ is just as impressive as digital 3D is shown properly.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Dec 28, 2009 at 9:33 am

MPol – Thank you; I hope you make it to a show some time. In addition to our Saturday morning Big Screen Classics shows, the Lafayette is open every day for first-run films.

Jodar – Just to update, the opera boxes are available for seating on Saturday nights (I don’t recall the price). We opened them up by popular demand – people had been asking for a couple of years to be able to sit up there.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Dec 27, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Jodar -
The opera boxes are not normally open for seating at films. We do open them for special events such as the It’s a Wonderful Life showing. In my opinion, they are not great for movie watching because of their angle to the screen. Since we use a silver screen, the viewing angle is optimized for the seats on the floor and loge; the opera boxes are a bit out of the reflectivity range, so you get a dimmer picture in them.

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PeterApruzzese commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Dec 21, 2009 at 7:40 pm

3-D trailers: Alice, Dragon, Hubble, Shrek 4, Percy Jackson & the Olympians. In 2-D, they ran the trailer for some Tom Cruise disaster called Knight & Day.

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PeterApruzzese commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Dec 20, 2009 at 6:31 pm

Yes, lights went down all the way when the trailers ended.

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PeterApruzzese commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Dec 20, 2009 at 5:03 pm

Saw the noon show today in IMAX ‘digital’ 3-D here (lieMAX). The presentation was pretty good, though you can still clearly see the pixels from the digital projectors if you are seated in the front half of the house. Place was packed for that show and the one coming in. The movie was OK, about a 2 out of 4. Way too long, too derivative, and too silly at times. Technically very accomplished other than a few 3-D mistakes (too much camera shake during some action scenes, for example).

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PeterApruzzese commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Dec 15, 2009 at 9:25 pm

Sit as far away as possible – the back row is good for the Imax-lite screens.