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Vito commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Dec 8, 2010 at 8:49 am

OK Bill, call me I’ll bring my tools.
I hope the speakers are on wheels

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Vito commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Dec 7, 2010 at 5:37 am

Bill I know WSS is one of your all time favorites and I am sure you are salivating over the thought of a 50th anniversary showing to come. As to the original 6 tracks I believe, as someone already mentioned here, he picture is unlikely to be shown that way at the Ziegfeld. I am thinking they removed the regular stage speakers for left/right center and replaced them with sub woofers. If they were to acquire a 6 track print with the original recording they would have to replace the subwoofers. As I recall, and someone please correct me if I am mistaken, Back when 70mm first arrived Mike Todd felt that the huge (in those days ) screen would have a dead spot between the left/right and center speakers so the six tracks were born to correct that problem. Of course, today’s image sizes do not compare with what we had with Oklahoma, for example, so the need for left/right center speakers is no longer an issue, plus the addition of the fifth track used for mono boom sub woofer, and the sixth track used for stereo surrounds added a nice touch. What a magnificent idea for the Ziegfeld to put the original speakers back for a proper 70mm WSS showing, perhaps they are still back there somewhere collecting dust. I wish that for you my friend

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Vito commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Dec 6, 2010 at 11:14 am

Well we all know that 70mm DTS prints of “The Sound of Music” are out there and we also know that the Ziegfeld has a 70mm DTS reader so ….

Poor Craig who must be thinking, gosh there is no pleasing these Cinema Treasure guys. Well….we are after all a tough lot, but even a second best 35mm showing will be appreciated
Hey, it could be worse they might have shown the 35mm print with a mono optical track, member those?

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Vito commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Dec 6, 2010 at 9:23 am

Sound of Music in 35mm not 70mm, Gosh Craig that’s too bad, oh well at least it’s not Digital, I’m sure a four track mag print was not struck so I assume Dolby digital sound format?

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Vito commented about Loew's State Theatre on Nov 24, 2010 at 2:53 am

saps, I my be able to help with ads which ones are you looking for?

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Vito commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 21, 2010 at 10:36 am

Welcome NewYorker64 have fun perusing in here I am sure you will find it informative snd entertaning. Have fun!

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Vito commented about Paramount Theatre on Nov 17, 2010 at 10:45 am

I have fond memories of that Gleason show, I took my parents to see it and my mother talked about it for months.
Here is the original ad.
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Vito commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 13, 2010 at 8:54 am

Robert, We were refering to the last holiday show

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Vito commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 12, 2010 at 7:48 am

Sad time Tinseltoes, here is the original ad from that last stage/screen presentation.

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Vito commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 11, 2010 at 8:45 am

Good news RCDTJ I as so hoping they would get them repaired

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Vito commented about Paramount Theatre on Nov 11, 2010 at 7:37 am

Sorry William I meant to write Tinsletoes had the title wrong.
I believe he meant “North” and not “Lost”

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Vito commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 11, 2010 at 6:55 am

Thanks KCDTJ,Cirque Du Soleit will be exciting please keep us up to date when that happens. Bet you are reallly looking forard to that

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Vito commented about Paramount Theatre on Nov 11, 2010 at 3:19 am

I am sure William meant “Noth To Alaska"
Here is the original ad

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Vito commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 11, 2010 at 3:00 am

RCDTJ,Shame about the organs please keep us advised
What is going on at RCMH the entire month of June preventing TONYS?

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Vito commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 10, 2010 at 8:53 am

WOW 7000 watts, I wouldn’t wanna be anywhere near that
if it blew, KABOOM!
Seriously though, It is very nice to know that you folks are continuing the great tradition of the Hall in making the presentation as fabulous as it can be.

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Vito commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 10, 2010 at 7:51 am

Thanks RCDTJ we can always cont on you to keep us up to date on these matters. Explain please new gels and focus on second projector.

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Vito commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 10, 2010 at 7:48 am

Whatever…I am an old geezer who very much enjoys the trips down memory lane those posts provide.

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Vito commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 10, 2010 at 6:49 am

Tinseltoes,I love your posts and anytime I have a corresponding original newspaper ad I will post it.
Pleae keep em coming

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Vito commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 10, 2010 at 5:23 am

Well it is a bit early perhaps they could offer those shows in December. 3-D interlock working alright I guess?

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Vito commented about Loew's State Theatre on Nov 10, 2010 at 5:20 am

I was thinking the same thing Bill,talk about gross exaggeration

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Vito commented about Loew's State Theatre on Nov 10, 2010 at 4:28 am

Nov 10th, On this date in 1953 the second picture releaesd in CinemaScope opened simultaneouly at the State and Globe.
I belive HTMAM was actually the first movie filmed in Scope but Zanuck in his wisdom decided to release “The Robe” first to introduce the miracle you see without glasses.

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Vito commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 10, 2010 at 4:17 am

Nothing has been written about the Christmas show which opened last week Anyone know of any changes from last year or any info on the show at all.

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Vito commented about Radio City Music Hall on Oct 19, 2010 at 9:59 am

To go along with Tinseltoes post on “White Christmas” here is the original newspaper ad.

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Vito commented about 1959's "House on Haunted Hill" returns to nearly 500 theaters on October 28 on Oct 19, 2010 at 5:06 am

Only one way to see that movie, in a movie palace on a big screen in 35mm presented with Emergo. I mean come on, how much fun was that when it was first released.

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Vito commented about Hazlet 12 on Oct 12, 2010 at 5:44 am

Hello Vince nice hearing from you. I still get chills thinking about that 50 cent day it was quite an experience. The people just kept coming and coming and…well you know. We ran out of everything in the stand impossible to have any sort of order on the lines of people waiting for the next show. But funny thing is as crazy as it was I had fun. I was just happy our employees showed up the next day after what they went thru the night before. I was not sure even the managers would come back, but happily everyone did.
The theatre has changed dramatically now under Regal some for the better and some for the worse.

Mike I don’t think Hollywood had anything to do with Hazlet not using union operators it was just a sign of the times with management taking over the booths. I do not approve of front of the house staff running the booth, but as with National it won’t be long before the booth is 100% digital which requires computer skills rather than projection.
But the good news is they now this week they have a new GM an excellent theatre man who will be very good for Hazlet.