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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.

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HowardBHaas commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 24, 2012 at 6:02 pm

NBC TV’s 1st look show is right now doing an inside look at Radio City’s Christmas show

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HowardBHaas commented about Cinemark signs deal to buy Rave Cinemas on Nov 20, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I’ve not been in a Cinemark. How are their auditoriums, esp in terms of projection & sound?

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HowardBHaas commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Nov 18, 2012 at 1:50 am

I agree with Bob, and also the earlier film “Stairway to Heaven” (US title) was shown in a gorgeous BW & Technicolor print. Wings had a very large audience.

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HowardBHaas commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Nov 15, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Anybody from Philly driving there? I am eager to see Wings but due to Hurricane, mass transit (Path from Jersey City to Newark) won’t do. Would be happy to share expenses. Let me know before Saturday.

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HowardBHaas commented about 'Wings', 'Stairway to Heaven' and Don Murray & Keir Dullea in person - Loew's Jersey Theater on Nov 15, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Anybody from Philly driving there? I am eager to see Wings but due to Hurricane, mass transit (Path from Jersey City to Newark) won’t do. Would be happy to share expenses. Let me know before Saturday.

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HowardBHaas commented about Castro Theatre on Nov 11, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Does the theater even have a 2k or 4k digital projector for new films? Because if it doesn’t, then the DVD is projected thru what I will call the slide projector and I would never pay a nickel to see it that way. For that matter, I’m not interested at all in movie theater projection of DVDs. Some movies are being put on 2k or 4k, and that’s a different discussion.

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HowardBHaas commented about Tioga Theater on Oct 8, 2012 at 7:30 am

http://hiddencityphila.org/2012/02/new-life-for-former-theater-jazz-club/

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HowardBHaas commented about Bala Theatre on Oct 3, 2012 at 7:57 pm

This week, a 2nd screen has been converted to digital projection.

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Neshaminy 24 Theatres on Sep 30, 2012 at 8:28 am

Anyone know if projectors here are 2k or 4k? Lawrence of Arabia will show Thursday only but if I attend, I want the 4k.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 27, 2012 at 5:00 pm

I just received (from the AFI Silver in DC) an email invite for the US premiere for The Hobbit at the Ziegfeld, to benefit the AFI, at 7 PM on December 6 for only $500 a ticket! (not for me).As to “The Master” surround, I had seen Bourne Legacy a few weeks before, here, and that movie had booming surround whereas not for The Master.

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HowardBHaas commented about Update on The Ziegfeld: 'The Master' doesn't help on Sep 27, 2012 at 6:22 am

I saw the last 70mm, Branagh’s Hamlet in 1996, in NYC Paris Theatre. “The Master” here in Philadelphia is being showcased at arthouses (Ambler, Bala, Hiway, etc) albeit in 35mm. It is at multiplexes but likely at smaller screens. So, though it was wonderful to see “The Master” at the Ziegfeld, on the huge screen, I agree it wasn’t a movie that should’ve been expected to fill the Ziegfeld.

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Sep 23, 2012 at 7:04 am

Yesterday, saw “The Master” in 70mm at the Ziegfeld in NYC, where it looked stunning! No use of curtain, and no surround sound but the score was great. At least a few hundred people attended the 3:30 PM show. Anybody see it here at the AFI?

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 22, 2012 at 9:55 pm

There were at least a few hundred people here today at the 3:30 PM show. “The Master” looked stunning in 70mm “flat” No curtain was used. No surround sound. I wish more movies were made in 70mm!

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HowardBHaas commented about Roxy Theater on Sep 21, 2012 at 8:12 pm

This article reports it closed but owner of building will himself reopen it with different format & redone http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/entertainment/movies/Roxy-.html

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Sep 17, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Visiting from out of town, I liked the weekend matinees! They had 2 or 3 screenings of each film, so sure, they can show one in the evening, too.

I would like to see the AFI website identify the auditorium any film is to show in. 70mm can only be shown in the historic auditorium, but I’d like to know for the 35mm shows which films will be there.

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Sep 15, 2012 at 9:16 pm

I really enjoyed the gorgeous print today of “South Pacific” The color filters didn’t damage the fun. Overture music before curtain opened, intermission at 1 hr 40 min, music again at end of intermission & at end of movie. Sound was excellent. 70mm beauty of this film beats the living daylights out of anything in 2k. I agree with other Internet reviewers who said this film isn’t right for a TV screen, that you need to see it on a larger screen (like the AFI Silver main auditorium) When Ray Walston appeared on screen, I expected to see antennas arise from his head, having watched so much of the TV show “My Favorite Martian” long ago.

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HowardBHaas commented about Lafayette Theatre on Sep 14, 2012 at 7:36 pm

What’s DCP mean, 2k or disc from DVD or Blu ray?

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Sep 14, 2012 at 10:17 am

Quickly looking at the Internet for what has been shown elsewhere, I think it is likely that “South Pacific” will be shown in 70 mm, 6 track stereo. I’d still be eager to hear about the sound track of “Khartoum” that was shown. Did anybody see “Lord Jim”?

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HowardBHaas commented about Uptown Theater on Sep 14, 2012 at 10:15 am

I have heard that “Trouble with the Curve” is probably opening here, in a week.

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HowardBHaas commented about Palace Theatre on Sep 8, 2012 at 12:56 pm

The essence of the news sited above is this excerpt:

For years, the status of four Broadway theaters owned by the Delijani family has been one of the biggest trouble points for the revitalization of Broadway. Although many have envisioned a revived Palace, State, Los Angeles and Tower theaters functioning as mini-epicenters of nightlife, the family has been slow to act, worried about the cost, loading issues and a perceived lack of parking.

Now, all that could change. If the new plan comes to fruition, the family could have a major role in really bringing back Broadway.

Next week, Shahram Delijani expects to file documents with the Department of City Planning for a proposal that would bring the turn-of-the-20th-century theaters back to life by transforming them into concert venues and delivering restaurants and bars. The plan involves securing a series of permits that would, in essence, consolidate all four venues into a single “theater complex,” even though they are on different blocks.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 5, 2012 at 7:15 am

I saw the trailer for The Master this weekend, in a movie theater, and the trailer was shown “flat” (1.85) albeit in 35mm. This movie is getting rave reviews. I will probably see it here, at the Ziegfeld.