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HowardBHaas commented about Rialto now dark on Aug 23, 2007 at 7:12 pm

Interesting that William mentions the Alex.
Like other theater chains, Landmark is likely going to be more concerned with their megaplexes like their new Westside /theaters/20482/
2000 seats, 12 screens. That’s their for-profit economics.

It is unlikely the Rialto will reopen with the existing auditorium for daily movies, regardless of whether additional screens are added to the auditorium or not. I don’t know whether Landmark would consider dividing up the auditorium, but maybe that misses the point of saving the interior.

Perhaps either of these could be models for South Pasadena to follow with the Rialto:
Aleks in Glendale
/theaters/8/

Warner Grand, San Pedro
/theaters/21/

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas commented about Presidio Theatre on Aug 23, 2007 at 6:48 pm

Photos including interior and including the former main chandelier of the auditorium, here:
http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/2926.html

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HowardBHaas commented about Rare glimpse at Philadelphia movie theaters on Aug 23, 2007 at 6:25 pm

link was omitted to Dennis' photo of Theatre 1812
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As to Box Office:
(at the Goldman) Funny Girl was # 1 at 1968 box office.
http://www.boxofficereport.com/database/1968.shtml

2 was 2001: A Space Odyssey, followed by The Odd Couple, Bullitt, Romeo and Juliet

(at the Midtown) # 6 was Oliver

Planet of the Apes followed, then Rosemary’s Baby, then Yours, Mine and Ours,

(at Theatre 1812) # 10 was The Lion in Winter

(at Cinema 19) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was # 17

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas commented about AMC Palace Theatre on Aug 22, 2007 at 7:22 am

Yes, large curved marquee.
Photo by Dennis Zimmerman with Lion in Winter on marquee:
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Thanks to Dennis for taking the photo & allowing it to be posted.

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HowardBHaas commented about Goldman Theatre on Aug 22, 2007 at 7:12 am

Photo by Dennis Zimmerman of Funny Girl in 70 mm on the marquee (before the twinning that horrified Vince):
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Thanks to Dennis for taking the photo and for allowing it to be posted.

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HowardBHaas commented about Prince Theater on Aug 22, 2007 at 7:02 am

Photo by Dennis Zimmerman with Oliver on marquee:
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Thanks to Dennis for taking the photo & allowing it to be posted.

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HowardBHaas commented about Randolph Theatre on Aug 22, 2007 at 6:57 am

Ice Station Zebra on marquee, photo by Dennis Zimmerman:
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Thanks to Dennis for taking the photo & allowing it be posted.

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HowardBHaas commented about Sam's Place One and Two on Aug 22, 2007 at 6:50 am

Photo by Dennis Zimmerman with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on the marquee:
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thanks to Dennis for taking these photos and allowing them to be posted.

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HowardBHaas commented about Stanley Theatre on Aug 22, 2007 at 6:44 am

Photo by Dennis Zimmerman of Finian’s Rainbow on the marquee, shown in 70 mm:
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Thanks to Dennis for granting permission for the posting, and for his taking this and other theater photographs!

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas commented about Odeon Kensington on Aug 21, 2007 at 3:51 pm

This website says the theater has been sold for redevelopment:
http://users.aber.ac.uk/jwp/cinemas/cinlondon.html

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HowardBHaas commented about Anthony Wayne Theatre on Aug 21, 2007 at 3:30 pm

More photos of exterior:
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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Aug 21, 2007 at 2:19 pm

to be more exact, it looks like one week of Dirty Dancing, then one week of Saturday Night Fever.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Aug 21, 2007 at 1:14 pm

Deester, why do you think Ben Hur was “never” actually shown as wide as 2.7? This website seems to state that in Germany, Ben Hur will be presented in October in 2.76 aspect ratio

http://www.in70mm.com/festival/2007/index.htm

I also seem to recall reading that in certain roadship presentations it was indeed originally so presented?

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas commented about UA King of Prussia Stadium 16 and IMAX on Aug 21, 2007 at 5:55 am

Here’s 10-30-2002 Philadelphia Business Journal describing that the 5 story screen, closed as am Imax a year before in United Artists bankruptcywill be reopened as an 8 story high IMAX for action films & IMAX films. This was then one of 5 arrangements Regal was doing (three in California & one in Texas) bringing Regal’s total to eleven. The article states IMAX converted “Apollo 13” and “Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones” into IMAX format.
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HowardBHaas commented about Regal Marketplace at Oaks Stadium 24 on Aug 20, 2007 at 6:59 pm

The June 1999 Philadelphia Magazine ranked this movie theater as a nearly perfect 4.8, with the comment “Staff is like a welcoming committee.”

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Plymouth Meeting Mall 12 on Aug 20, 2007 at 6:33 pm

Long ago, as the Fox was demolished in 1980.

I’m rather selective myself and as you can tell from my “well designed” description, I agree with the magazine, and with Andrew. The screen sizes are large, sound actually is surround, and the auditoriums are comfortable.

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HowardBHaas commented about Kinnelon 8 on Aug 20, 2007 at 5:57 pm

Shame on them for taking patrons' money but providing poor product: lousy projection of the film. Clearview knows better because they do a better job elsewhere.

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HowardBHaas commented about Regal Marketplace at Oaks Stadium 24 on Aug 20, 2007 at 4:45 pm

As of now, major newspapers list only two other 24 screen megaplexes in the entire Philadelphia area: the AMC Neshaminy Mall 24 and the AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24.

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HowardBHaas commented about Kinnelon 8 on Aug 20, 2007 at 4:16 pm

Photo and review here View link

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HowardBHaas commented about Frank Theatres Montgomeryville Stadium 10 on Aug 20, 2007 at 4:10 pm

This is exterior in 2006 as a 7 screener are here:http://www.maglietta.org/my_so_called_life/movies/franktheatres.htm

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Neshaminy 24 Theatres on Aug 20, 2007 at 4:08 pm

That above site also has a photo of the lobby with concessions stand.

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Neshaminy 24 Theatres on Aug 20, 2007 at 4:07 pm

more exterior photos & description here:
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HowardBHaas commented about UA Oxford Valley Theatre Stadium 14 on Aug 20, 2007 at 4:05 pm

Exterior photos at
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HowardBHaas commented about Ritz 5 Theatres on Aug 20, 2007 at 1:13 pm

March 20, 2007 outside photo of Halle Barry arrival for Perfect Stranger:
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HowardBHaas commented about Devon Theater for the Performing Arts on Aug 20, 2007 at 12:56 pm

Exterior photo from this month,
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