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bigjoe59 commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on Sep 19, 2018 at 1:21 pm

Hello-

thanks to Peter A. again for his reply. as you state HTWWW
has been available on home video(vhs,dvd,blu-ray) since the dawn of the home video market. now the only time TWWOTBG has ever been issued on home video is a vhs from MGM Home Video at the advent of the home video revolution which has been long been out f print. so what would they have used to strike(if that’s the correct term)the vhs from approx. 30? years ago if
as you say the original camera negative has water damage.

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bigjoe59 commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on Sep 18, 2018 at 12:46 pm

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thanks to Peter A. for his reply. if I understand your reply correctly Warner Bros. Hone Video which has home video rights to all of MGM’s roadshow epics wouldn’t want to spend the necessary $$$ to restore Grimm. but didn’t they do an extensive restoration/remastering of HTWWW before they released the Blu-ray disc Oct. 2008?

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bigjoe59 commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on Sep 17, 2018 at 12:55 pm

Hello From NYC-

I hope someone with indepth technical know how can answer a question. if the Dome was able to find a print of Grimm good enough to show a few years back why isn’t it good enough to use for mastering for a Blu-ray disc?

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bigjoe59 commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on Sep 16, 2018 at 4:14 pm

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in response to vindanpar’s 9/2/18 comment about Camelot’s 1968 Labor Day schedule posted on the photos page. in said post vindanpar said the film’s run was pretty good at the Dome compared to its roadshow run at the Warner in Manhattan- “it pretty died as a roadshow in New York”. how is 34 weeks pretty much died as a roadshow in New York?

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bigjoe59 commented about Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre on Sep 8, 2018 at 10:41 am

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to dickneeds111, I agree with you a well run theater is a we’ll run theater regardless of where its located. I was just wondering out of curiosity how many of the grand old movie theaters that were built from the get go specially as 1st run venues have continued to operate as such since the day they opened.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Aug 30, 2018 at 1:49 pm

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to markp thanks for your reply. as I said the screening at the Cinema 1 was at the absolute most 20% full. so when I see a film on the opening weekend and the theater isn’t very full and then I hear it had a huge opening weekend I say to myself “where?”.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Aug 27, 2018 at 1:56 pm

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to anyone who saw Crazy Rich Asians at this theater the opening weekend August 17-19. i saw it Sat. 8/18 at the Cinema 1 and the theater was at the most 20% full.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Aug 26, 2018 at 2:23 pm

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I thought the only IMAX 2001 print to play NYC was the unrestored one playing this week at Lincoln Square. when is an IMAX print of the restored 4K version playing NYC?

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bigjoe59 commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Aug 23, 2018 at 3:14 pm

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thanks to Peter A. for clearing up my questions about the Twilight Time Hawaii Blu-ray. many prominent road- show films can’t have complete roadshow prints on Blu- ray since in many cases the complete roadshow print no longer exists. but it does for Hawaii so the fact their did an HD transfer of the general release print only baffles logic.

also for another bit of info. I always thought Twilight
Time did the remastering themselves.

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bigjoe59 commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Aug 23, 2018 at 3:06 pm

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I enjoy chatting with fellow movie buffs via this site since IMDB did away with their message boards. to which a thought- I wish people would stop equating being able to reserve seats online nowadays with traditional roadshow engagements popular from 1952-1972.

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bigjoe59 commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Aug 21, 2018 at 3:32 pm

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to Bill H.– i agree its fortunate that the complete roadshow cut of Hawaii at least exits. but to repeat my question since the roadshow cut was in decent condition why use the general release print for the blu-ray?

also if they had used the original Super Panavision 70 negative for the Twilight blu-ray of Exodus how different would it have looked and sounded?

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bigjoe59 commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Aug 20, 2018 at 2:52 pm

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to Bill H.– you might be able to answer this question. why in the name of God, Mother Nature and all things would Twilight Time have used the general release print to do the HD transfer when a complete copy of the original roadshow cut exists. I can think of no rationale behind their decision.

also I think the Twilight Time Blu-ray of Exodus is perfect in both picture and sound. if they had used the original Super Panavision 70 print instead how would Blu-ray disc have looked and sounded differently?

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bigjoe59 commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Aug 20, 2018 at 2:31 pm

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to Bill H.–

why was the Cinerama logo at the end of The Hateful Eight if it wasn’t presented “in Cinerama”?

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Aug 19, 2018 at 3:10 pm

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as many people are I am a bit confused by screen aspect ratios. for instance when 2001 played the Village East in May in was advertised as being shown in 70MM film. so is the upcoming screening in the IMAX auditorium going to be the same 70MM film print or will in be in IMAX. i’m of course assuming an IMAX film would have a larger aspect ration.

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bigjoe59 commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Aug 19, 2018 at 1:31 pm

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I saw Hawaii twice during its roadshow at this theater. quite enjoyable. an interesting fact it was the last roadshow film to have a hardcover souvenir program.

another interesting fact. although a complete copy of the roadshow cut exists when Twilight Time issued a Blu-ray disc they used the general release print.

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bigjoe59 commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Aug 19, 2018 at 1:17 pm

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when 2001 had its 50th Anniversary 70MM reissue earlier this year at the Village East the Cinerama logo came up at the end.

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bigjoe59 commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Aug 17, 2018 at 2:19 pm

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thanks to Bill H. for his info. I had always thought that the only engagement that used the original cut was the world premiere engagement in D.C. if the original cut did in fact play the Capitol for a few days I might seen it.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Aug 8, 2018 at 12:46 pm

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I thank mhvbear for their reply. if understand the info correctly 2001 won’t be the IMAX theater’s sole occupant such limited screenings.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Aug 7, 2018 at 4:09 pm

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I just read an article that said tickets for the film’s one week release in IMAX went on sale August 3rd. i see nothing on this theater’s official ticket order page.

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bigjoe59 commented about Palace Theatre on Aug 7, 2018 at 12:50 pm

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to Al A. I see what you mean by it being sold as a
light comedy based on the critics quotes you quoted.

another question about 55 Days at Peking. you said based on the screening times given in the ad for its run at the Trans Lux 85 St. that theater probably didn’t use an intermission. now the other day I was listening to the 55 Days….. soundtrack album and it does have a track titled “Intermission”. so did the Palace run it with an intermission?

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bigjoe59 commented about Palace Theatre on Aug 6, 2018 at 1:08 pm

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to Al A.. you have been most helpful with replies to my many questions but I simply can not believe TDOAF was sold in Miami as a light comedy. that would have been an insult to any Holocaust survivors living in the Miami area.

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bigjoe59 commented about Strand Theatre on Aug 3, 2018 at 3:44 pm

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I may have asked this question in the past if so please so kind as to reply with any additional thoughts on the matter. I like The Greatest Story Ever Told which i saw twice during its roadshow here. now at the time it was considered a financial dud for United Artists. this is where my question comes in. the film’s roadshow run at this theater ran 44 weeks which is a decent run for a roadshow film. so if it was such a $$$ dud for UA couldn’t the Warner have gotten out of showing it? i can’t believe they’d show the film for 44 weeks if it wasn’t at least breaking even each week.

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bigjoe59 commented about Palace Theatre on Aug 3, 2018 at 2:53 pm

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recently I watched TDOAF on blu-ray and its a quite well made touching film. i don’t know if its non- success every place except NYC and Miami is a sign of subliminal anti-semitism or people just didn’t want too see such a depressing film no matter how good is was.

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bigjoe59 commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Aug 2, 2018 at 1:49 pm

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what exactly is the schedule of 2001 being shown
in the IMAX auditorium?

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bigjoe59 commented about Palace Theatre on Jul 31, 2018 at 3:29 pm

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as always thanks to Al A. for your info. I can’t help but wonder why 55 Days…… went the continuous performance route whereas Kings of Kings, El Cid, The Fall of the Roman Empire and Circus World had traditional roadshow engagements.

you’ll find this interesting assuming of course I
understood my friend out in Calf. correctly. whereas
The Diary of Anne Frank had a roadshow engagement at
this theater that lasted 5? months its sole first
run engagement in San Francisco was a 2 week run at
the S.F. Fox.