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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Dec 19, 2007 at 9:02 pm

Step inside!
current photos of the historic, main Auditorium:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/avatar1/159111720/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/avatar1/159111720/

organ console:
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HowardBHaas commented about 1927 Istanbul cinema renovated to be Opera House it was meant to be on Dec 19, 2007 at 4:17 pm

Ken Roe has been kind enough to add the theater here:
/theaters/22431/

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HowardBHaas commented about Fox Theatre on Dec 19, 2007 at 2:58 pm

photos of restoration, click on each month:
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May 2000 article with photo of Art Deco chandelier:
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larger version of chandelier photo:
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photo of ceiling under restoration:
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Masonry repair:
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HowardBHaas commented about Sureyya Opera House on Dec 19, 2007 at 2:36 pm

photos of exterior:
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12-10-07 Photo of exterior at night, as opera house:
View link December 17, 2007 news

Article has a photo of the beautiful Lobby:
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Another news article:
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HowardBHaas commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Dec 18, 2007 at 9:45 pm

Premiere of Atonement at the Odeon Leicester Square:
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HowardBHaas commented about Astor Theatre on Dec 18, 2007 at 7:11 pm

2007 photo of Astor Theatre historic auditorium:
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HowardBHaas commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Dec 17, 2007 at 8:43 am

To answer above, 70mm projectors a gift from another theater Loews operated,
/theaters/406/
ex KB Cinema in Washington, D.C. where I enjoyed 70 mm fillms including Glory and Godfather Part III. The last comment raves about 70mm films there.

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HowardBHaas commented about Odeon Kensington on Dec 14, 2007 at 8:33 pm

The curtain:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/buddha_is/1450246468/

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HowardBHaas commented about Rex Cinema on Dec 14, 2007 at 8:13 pm

Proscenium Arch:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hackstonr/2110306963/

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HowardBHaas commented about Alex Theatre on Dec 14, 2007 at 8:12 pm

Exterior lit up at night, 2007
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Daytime: View link
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/btmeacham/799819212/

ticket booth:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/btmeacham/799842858/

LA Conservancy, Scarface: http://www.flickr.com/photos/btmeacham/799845538/

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HowardBHaas commented about Alex Theatre on Dec 14, 2007 at 8:12 pm

Exterior lit up at night, 2007
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Daytime: View link
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/btmeacham/799819212/

ticket booth:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/btmeacham/799842858/

LA Conservancy, Scarface: http://www.flickr.com/photos/btmeacham/799845538/

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HowardBHaas commented about Capitol Theatre on Dec 14, 2007 at 4:54 pm

2007 photo of beautiful drinking fountain in the theater-
http://www.flickr.com/photos/goodharbor/288726979/

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HowardBHaas commented about United Palace of Cultural Arts on Dec 11, 2007 at 11:39 pm

I’ve toured this fantastic exotic movie palace.

Here’s more photos from CTA visit this year that I found on flickr.

Lobby
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more lobby or foyer View link

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HowardBHaas commented about Phoenix Cinema on Dec 11, 2007 at 11:29 pm

Ken, I love that last photo, close up of one of the Art Deco panels on the auditorium’s side walls. If the panels are different, please photo & post the others!

Here’s another excellent 2007 photo of auditorium facing screen:
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2007 view of Art Deco grille near the screen:
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HowardBHaas commented about Pathe City on Dec 11, 2007 at 11:06 pm

The Art Deco reference for the City was revised to Dutch Functionalism.

Thanks to Roloff for these 2006 to 2007 photos
Auditorium 1:
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2005 photos Auditorium 1
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Screen 3, added in basement in late 1970’s, closed September 2005
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Screen 4, with many columns, closed for some time before the complex closed for renovation
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Auditorium 5
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Auditorium 7 with his caption
The City was the first cinema in Amsterdam to split it’s original auditorium to become a multiplex. The balcony of the main big auditorium got split into 3 small ones in the late seventies, this one was the last one to be added on March 31st 1977, with 274 seats originally. Rumour has it, the screen can be rolled up so one can view the big screen of the main auditorium again.
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HowardBHaas commented about Pathe City on Dec 11, 2007 at 9:35 am

The Tuschinski has elements of Art Nouveau and Expressionist, among other designs, but is Art Deco. It is featured in what is just about a centerpiece of the V & A Art Deco book, and is absolutely wonderful.

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HowardBHaas commented about Vue Nijmegen on Dec 11, 2007 at 9:28 am

2007 exterior at night;
http://flickr.com/photos/pulp-o-rama/1842413529/
2007, a look into the Lobby:
http://flickr.com/photos/pulp-o-rama/1842409599/
auditorium facing screen:
http://www.jtbioscopen.nl/cinema.asp?id=47

This has 2005 photo of exterior and 1956 photo of lounge or lobby with furniture of the time:

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Dec 11, 2007 at 9:24 am

Saturday December 8, I saw the 1:30 PM “Enchanted” movie in its 3rd week at the Ziegfeld. Sweeney Todd posters & little photos are in the exterior display cases and staff told me that movie starts December 21. There’s a poster for the digital concert, too.
For “Enchanted” as usual, film presentation & surround sound were outstanding.

4 COSTUMES designed for the movie’s main characters (Prince, Princess, lawyer & his girlfriend) are on display in a large display case in the upstairs Foyer, a display appropriate for a flagship theater. Looking at flickr, the movie’s stars appeared at the Ziegfeld for a premiere. Flickr photos show a premiere at El Capitan in Hollywood, and a world premiere in London.

After the digital preshow, two curtains closed for a few minutes, a touch that I greatly enjoy. The see thru white curtain was present. NEW CURTAIN? I’m sure if the front curtain is the same curtain as before, as it looked white, with a red border at its bottom. After the preshow ended, the theater wasn’t exceptionally well lit, so I’m not sure.

“Enchanted” began with the animated scenes, but in “flat” or something less than full scope, and showing the screen (not curtained or matted). Several minutes later, the animated scenes end and real people in New York City are depicted. As soon as real people are seen, the movie becomes scope, using the entire screen. It was puzzling to see exposed screen to the left & right for the 1st few minutes. In other theaters, sometimes entire movies are presented that way. Do multiplexes mat that over, for this film, or do the same? Since the change is very sudden, and the animated time is short, I don’t fault the theater for doing it this way. I’m just curious.
Regardless, kudos to the Ziegfeld for maintaining an overall quality presentation.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas commented about Orpheum Theatre on Dec 11, 2007 at 9:22 am

Step inside with 2006-2007 photos of this gorgeous movie palace:

Lobby & foyer: View link
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Auditorium Facing Balcony: View link
Facing Balcony & side view View link
Auditorium seats & side view: http://www.flickr.com/photos/boeke/247748315/
Wurlitzer organ console: http://www.flickr.com/photos/boeke/247841650/

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Dec 11, 2007 at 9:21 am

For historic photos, click on the exterior photo for a gallery. Each photo can then be clicked to enlarge:
http://www.ibdb.com/venue.aspx?id=1393

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HowardBHaas commented about Palace Theatre on Dec 7, 2007 at 5:40 pm

I’m not sure if the out of date? photo can be changed at this point, but I’ve sent in the theater website correction, and you should expect that will be fixed with a day or two.

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HowardBHaas commented about Palace Theatre on Dec 7, 2007 at 8:20 am

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this is unclear to me, whether Palaace to be demolished is the historic Art Deco theater or if Art Deco adjoining & to be saved?

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HowardBHaas commented about Palace Theatre on Dec 7, 2007 at 8:16 am

the website says the Palace is closing down? and they have a new home somewhere else?