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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Sep 17, 2012 at 2:42 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 7:16 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 5:36 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 8:17 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 8:15 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 10:56 am

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 5:15 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.

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Sep 1, 2012 at 1:55 pm

JodarMovieFan, I saw Jurassic Park in digital sound, DTS, I think, at the Uptown when it was issued in 1993. An Internet search indicated Khartoum prints had been put in DTS sound. I’m hoping Mr. Guttag will clarify.

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HowardBHaas commented about City Cinemas Village East on Sep 1, 2012 at 5:36 am

The balconies shown in the website’s photos are still open?

We will delete the “1200 seats” from the Intro.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Aug 30, 2012 at 8:28 pm

As to the Master in 70mm at the Ziegfeld: yea! Yea! yea!

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Aug 28, 2012 at 7:14 pm

TV’s Dr. Who’s new season’s premiere had its premiere to a packed house Saturday eve http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2012/08/recap-doctor-who-premiere-screening-in-new-york/

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HowardBHaas commented about Director supporting efforts to maximize number of 70mm showings of '"The Master" across the country on Aug 28, 2012 at 2:48 pm

yes, according to the link, Philadelphia is getting it but not in 70mm. The Boyd had 70mm projection & could have it again in the future. A donor Angel would expedite it!

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HowardBHaas commented about Director supporting efforts to maximize number of 70mm showings of '"The Master" across the country on Aug 27, 2012 at 8:26 am

The AFI Silver website states that it will be there (for the Washington DC region).

Where will it be shown in NYC?

I am unaware of where it might be shown in Philadelphia. Regal’s United Artists Reivew used to have 70mm but I am unsure if those projectors remain.

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HowardBHaas commented about Milgram Theatre on Aug 27, 2012 at 7:50 am

Having seen Khartoum at the AFI Silver this weekend, I asked Vince Young where it originally was shown in Center City? I had it in Boyd notes but that was incorrect. Vince replied it was shown here at the Stanton aka Milgram.

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Aug 26, 2012 at 5:21 am

I saw “Khartoum” yesterday (meeting none of you but a local friend joined me) & posted a photo of it on the marquee (though during day, not eve when vertical lights up). The movie was enjoyable. All the bells & whistles were employed starting with overture music before curtain opened, and including intermission after 1.5 hours. It seemed to be in 2.76 wide aspect ratio. The print looked excellent. The sound was from behind the screen. I will guess this was a newer print with DTS sound rather than 6 track, but I would like to know if anybody can post.

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Aug 24, 2012 at 5:11 am

What aspect ratio will Khartoum be shown? 2.35 scope or the wider 2.75 or 2.76 various websites say it was originally shown? http://www.reelclassics.com/Techtalk/aspectratio-graphics.htm

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Aug 23, 2012 at 10:52 am

though I wrote the Intro & that “Juno” profile photo is mine, I almost never get to attend here since I live in Philly but I will see “Khartoum” on Saturday. I’ve changed my own profile photo so if any of you would like to say hello before or after the movie, you know what I look like! (but will be minus suit & tie).

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Aug 22, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Steve, is the “Khartoum” film (Saturday) a 6 track print, with the sound on the film or is it a newer DTS print? any idea when the print is from?

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HowardBHaas commented about Senator Theatre on Aug 21, 2012 at 4:40 pm

JodarMovieFan, unfortunately no, as reported by the Sun, reopening has now been postponed from 12-12 to 3-13.

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HowardBHaas commented about Allen Theatre on Aug 21, 2012 at 8:52 am

Divided up into smaller auditoriums- http://blog.cleveland.com/architecture/2012/08/renovated_allen_theatre_at_pla.html

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HowardBHaas commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Aug 20, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Bigjoe59, you are not doing your homework very well as you aren’t even mentioning the Chinese and El Capitan (then Paramount)on Hollywood Blvd!! others esp in Westwood Village (esp Fox Village and Bruin), Beverly Hills, and so forth.

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HowardBHaas commented about Golden Gate Theatre on Aug 20, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Article about CVS opening http://www.theeastsiderla.com/2012/08/former-east-l-a-movie-palace-debuts-in-new-role-as-drug-store/

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HowardBHaas commented about 35mm era fades as theaters go digital on Aug 20, 2012 at 11:08 am

Resolution. Blu Ray has the pixels equivalent to 16mm. To get 35mm, we need more than 2k though less than 4k. However, 35mm has a nicer “look” onscreen (if it is a good print, nicely projected). And, I’m speaking about the “film” the product, rather than the projection. Have you asked the theater projectionists, Alps about the projection? they are using either 2k projectors or 4k projectors, not both, and I doubt they are receiving 4k films.

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HowardBHaas commented about 35mm era fades as theaters go digital on Aug 19, 2012 at 6:35 pm

The last 2 comments don’t make sense to me. Films that are shot with 35mm cameras are superior to those shot with 16mm cameras. Blu ray is actually sort of equivalent to 16mm, but not as good as 35mm. I believe most films are sent out only in 2k, not 4k. Many previews are shown in all houses, so they don’t digital imax in order to present many trailers.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Aug 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm

I was here today (Saturday) for 1 PM movie, 2nd week of The Bourne Legacy. Only about 30 people were in the audience. There was NO use of the curtain. It has been 3 years since I was last here, for a Harry Potter film, where the curtain was used. Is the curtain ever used? For a busy opening? for classics? for premieres? is it broken?