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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?
JodarMovieFan, I’m sorry. I heard weeks ago of Porgy & Bess cancelation. I should’ve posted it here. I think that was because of ownership not theater competition.
I keep notes of what I see, and my notes are 70mm for Raiders. Somebody may wish to check the Washington Post ad.
I meant the Northeast region, not coast, and checking the AFI page, I see that you, JodarMovieFan, are aware of the 70mm series at the Silver.
JodarMovieFan, yes, 2001 was last 70mm for me too at the Uptown, and yes, no more equipment but digital. You are presumably aware that the AFI Silver now has a 70mm festival with 13 titles? Though I agree they belong on the mega sized Uptown screen, it is still neat they are there. I am not sure that there’s any other theater showing 70mm in all of the Northeast coast of the USA.
I saw the 70mm print of “The Raiders of the Lost Ark” that I mentioned in the Intro, in 2001. It really is a shame that such re releases & special events are ignored at the Uptown by AMC.
Often, 35mm projection simply looks better, more impressive.
Interior photos on a real estate website. Copy & paste into brower:
A friend visiting this area tells me the largest auditorium is named the Cinema Capri (apparently after the beloved late single screener of Arizona).
Ah, main auditorium screen to be preserved-
Alamo’s founder, Tim League, describes the plan envisioned in the Alamo blog on Thurssday, February 16:
“Even though our plan is to subdivide the balconies into small boutique theaters, we will be doing it in such a way as to pres rve nearly all of the amazing architectural details of the space. We would still preserve the massive downstairs screen and transform that space into a potential premiere venue with state of the art sound and picture. We have been working hand-in-hand with the both historic and neighborhood groups to make sure that our restoration plans meet with their approval. The great news is that the theater interior is largely in good shape. A large percentage of the interior details have been preserved and even most of the light fixtures are intact.”
What happens to the ornate auditorium seen in article 2? does all that get covered up or gutted so 5 screens emerge?
Great, but might you be able to post again the photo, this time right side up? If you can, I can have the existing one deleted….
Vince Young tells me that “Magnficient Men” road show was 35mm here, not 70mm.
Article with photo of auditorium
ABC TV news tonight showed a very long line of people going into the Uptown for “The Dark Knight Rises” ABC news asserted that moviegoers aren’t going to let that one person (the Colorado shooter) destroy everybody’s plans.
This is confusing. I help with this site in regard to changing Introductions, whether theaters open, closed, etc. From movie listings online, 2 movies are playing so both auditoriums are open? former balcony and former main floor? Does the main floor have the original size screen that seems to be in those BW photos? That main floor has a huge seating capacity?
I’m not speaking for Ross & Patrick, but a discussion of a collection of souvenir programs that don’t relate to a particular theater IS going off topic. Ed, some of your post above would seem relevant to the Radio City page on this website. There are conversation threads over at cinematour
The Ritz Bourse reopened after being closed for a few weeks for installation of new air conditioning system.
For people who have been posting them here, and those who don’t know- there are exterior & auditorium photos of this one on cinematour. It doesn’t matter if other websites steal those photos. THIS website has a policy against that so those photos have been removed.
Guardian article with a photo
DVDs projected via the equivalent of a slide projector (rather than a 2k or 4k movie industry projector)?
And, by digital, 2k or 4k (both being real movie theater projection) or DVD projected via the equivalent of a slide projector?
Thanks, The County Theater, which shows first-run, art, independent, and foreign films, is “ahead of the curve” for small theaters, Toner said. Its 4,100 members and other supporters responded to a Digital Cinema Challenge by surpassing the $200,000 goal for a minimal conversion.
The additional $110,000 paid for a full conversion, including 3D in one auditorium, projectors with capacity for 4,000 lines of resolution (2,000 lines is the current standard), new screens, and other equipment.
Rick. From that article, here are the details:
Below is from today (July 9, 2012) Philadelphia Inquirer article on South Street:
The other major sore spot is the abandoned Royal Theater owned by Kenny Gamble’s Universal Companies.
“In another couple of years, the building will fall over,” said Feibush of OCF Realty. “It’s in terrible shape. It can be fixed. A dozen developers would love to turn it into something beautiful.” So far, Gamble’s group has only proposed leaving the facade up and building houses behind it, Feibush said, and the community rejected that plan.
Universal Companies did not return several calls for comment.