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HowardBHaas commented about Hiway Theatre on Jan 13, 2013 at 5:03 am

Oops, 2013.

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HowardBHaas commented about Hiway Theatre on Jan 13, 2013 at 5:03 am

Don’t miss the photo gallery & video about the Hiway at that article (January 13, 2012 Philadelphia Inquirer, front page!) that RickB links. Registration is free online for the Inquirer.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 4, 2013 at 11:26 am

In addition to use of the curtain, I’d root for upgrade to 4k projection as mentoned above.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 3, 2013 at 5:15 am

Perhaps Raysson made that up as something we can dream for the Ziegfeld?

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HowardBHaas commented about Digiplex Destinations buys seven theaters from UltraStar in CA, AZ on Jan 2, 2013 at 7:30 am

I can’t tell whether you are serious or sarcastic in your comment.

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HowardBHaas commented about Roxy Theater on Jan 2, 2013 at 6:28 am

December 21, 2012 Washington Post article about the closure of Takoma Park video store owned by Annie and Barry Solan states the two met in 1975 at the State which Barry described as a “raggedy old vaudeville theater.” The article states that in 1979, Barry became a co-owner of the State where he screened films such as “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Our Hitler” an 8 hour movie. After they married in 1981, he bought other theaters including Philadelphia’s Roxy before entering the video business.

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HowardBHaas commented about Loew's State Theatre on Jan 2, 2013 at 6:27 am

December 21, 2012 Washington Post article about the closure of Takoma Park video store owned by Annie and Barry Solan states the two met in 1975 at the State which Barry described as a “raggedy old vaudeville theater.” The article states that in 1979, Barry became a co-owner of the State where he screened films such as “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Our Hitler” an 8 hour movie. After they married in 1981, he bought other theaters including Philadelphia’s Roxy before entering the video business.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 1, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Odd that marquee wouldn’t be nicely decorated since the New York premiere of the movie was held here. I’ve now posted my photo from August of The Bourne Legacy, which I saw here, without curtain. Is Les Mis marquee decor simpler than Bourne Legacy marquee? just plain gold letters then.

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HowardBHaas commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec 31, 2012 at 6:20 pm

A decade ago when I was last there, I understood the screen width to be 80 feet.

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HowardBHaas commented about Walter Reade Theater on Dec 27, 2012 at 7:22 am

Do they open & close a curtain?

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HowardBHaas commented about AED Globe Theatre on Dec 19, 2012 at 5:17 am

Is it still open? I don’t find a website.

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HowardBHaas commented about Happy 50th, “Lawrence of Arabia” on Dec 10, 2012 at 8:24 am

The closest that I’ve come is seeing in 1989 the “restored” version in 70mm, 6 track Dolby SR on the huge screen at the Uptown Theatre in DC. I didn’t see the color corrected version of a decade ago, or the version shown recently in US multiplexes in 4k. But, the version that I saw was one of the best movie experiences of my life!

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HowardBHaas commented about Goldman Theatre on Dec 9, 2012 at 9:02 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 12:28 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 2:14 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 9:01 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 4:02 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 10:53 am

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 17, 2012 at 11:50 pm

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 5:45 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 5:43 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 12:53 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 5:30 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 5:57 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 6:28 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.