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in reference to cmbussmann’s Dec. 20 comment. I saw
Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool last weekend and
found evidence of said dinginess, musty and
how long will The Phantom Thread be shown in 70MM and
how will the program be available?
if the free The Phantom Thread program is 24 pages
that must be a record for a free giveaway brochure.
the brochure handed out free when I saw Victoria
and Abdul at the Paris was 4 pages but elegantly
and beautifully designed.
do you mean The Phantom Thread had an actual
souvenir program for purchase or was it really
a free brochure like the one the Paris handed
out during the run of Victoria and Abdul?
I was shocked to learn the nearby Lincoln Plaza
Cinema is closing at the end of January because the
landlord say construction work is necessary on the
30 year old building. the article i read said the
Lincoln Plaza was also getting competition from the
more recent Bruin Monroe Film Center opposite
Julliard. i have been to both theaters and don’t
remember the 6 year old Bruin Monroe Film Center ever playing what can best be called major low budget
indies and foreign films. as an example- I don’t
remember the Bruin Monroe Film Center ever playing
a low budget indie or foreign film on the same level
as the Lincoln Plaza’s current films- Mudbound,
Wonder Wheel or Darkest Hour.
anyone who actually believes the owners will re-open
it as a cinema once the alleged necessary construction
is done are fooling themselves.
i don’t see how this theater has had competition
from the more recent Bruin Monroe Film Center across
from Julliard? the films that play the Lincoln
Plaza can best be called major low budget indies
and foreign films. i don’t remember the Bruin Monroe
Film Center ever playing a major low budget indie.
as an example- i don’t remember the Bruin Monroe
Film Center ever playing films on the same level as
the Lincoln Plaza’s current films- Darkest Hour,
Wonder Wheel or Mudbound.
do we really need another upscale boutique for
The Last Jedi won’t be in the Loew’s auditorium?
I thank Al A. for his reply. but there is one
equation I guess you would call it that I still
don’t understand. I can’t tell you how many
big highly promoted films I’ve seen on opening
weekend where the auditorium was rather sparsely
filled. and when I hear the film had a BIG
opening weekend I go Where? then when I see a
big highly promoted film on opening weekend
and the auditorium is packed I expect the film
to have a huge opening weekend but it flops.
I don’t get it.
I thank moviebuff82 for your reply. I thought it was
a wayyyyy better film than either MOS or BVS so go
figure. but I don’t the audience size/opening weekend
numbers. I have seen big highly promoted films
here where right before the film actually begins
I can tell there are very few people in the auditorium.
so I figure the opening weekend will be on the
downside yet it makes a truckload of $$$. likewise I
have seen big highly promoted films here where the
auditorium was packed and the crowd waiting for the
next showing was substantial yet the film had a
disappointing opening weekend. I don’t get it.
I thank Mikeoaklandpark for his reply but I should
have been more exact in my question. I should have
said I am referring to actual engagements not special
quickie engagements before a film opens wide. that
would also exclude Anastasia from 1997.
a question. I liked Justice League wayyyyyyyyy
better than Warner’s first two films in its reboot
of the Superman franchise- Man of Steel and Superman
vs Batman: Dawn of Justice. in fact the auditorium
I saw it in was maybe not sold out but rather well
filled. the crowd in the waiting area for the next
show was a damn good size too. so Mon. morning when I read in a Yahoo news blurb that the film “stumbled”
I was surprised considering the two crowds noted
above. then this morning I read the opening weekend
was $96 mil. how is that “stumbling”?
I apologize for asking this question again but
I can’t remember what the answer was. what was
the last big studio film to have an exclusive
1st run engagement at the Ziegfeld?
one’s memory can play tricks on you but and there’s
always a but. when the 1st Cinerama film This Is
Cinerama was released the Spring of 1973 I could
swear the Ziegfeld used a curved screen. yet a
comment says the re-issue was shown on a flat screen.
I thank xbs2034 for their reply. but I’m still
wondering if I were sitting in the theater watching
it what difference would I notice? I figure there
must be some significant difference if they’re
bothering to theatrically release it.
since i’m guessing it will play here does anyone
know what’s distinctive/different about the
remastered Titanic that will be released the first
week of Dec.?
what thehorror13’s post fails to mention is the
uncomfortably small size of the men’s room. i am
surprised they didn’t expand it during the 2000
tri-plexing. i can’t believe it meets the NYC
Building Code standards.
I thank markp for his reply. I thought at the least
there was 1 person maintaining all the digital equipment
for an entire multiplex. if there’s no “projectionist at all what if something goes wrong?
also I would appreciate an answer to my central
question about projection being too frigging dark.
when I saw Wonderstruck I could not read what the
kids were writing on the pads.
this is a question about projection that I have
noticed lately. is it possible the projectionist
doesn’t use the right lite on the projector? this
is a problem I have noticed at virtually all
theaters. case in point. this past weekend I saw
Wonderstruck and I thought a few scenes were wayyyyy
to dark. for instance the scene with the two boys
in the 1977 section communicating by notepad while
crouching in a corner of the Museum of Natural
History. I could hardly see what was written on
to lazydave- why can’t they simply renovate the
Palace to its original condition as is? otherwise
I have this picture in my head of the theater
collapsing onto 7th Avenue.
I thank Simon S. for his reply. but it prompts
another question. exactly how was an A movie
differentiated from a B movie? for instance I
had never heard of “The Wind Can Not Read” until
I went thru the photo pages for this theater.
so since I had never heard of it I assumed it
was B movie.
the often pined for Golden Age of Hollywood lasted
from the beginning of the sound era to approx. the
early 60s which is where my question comes in. it is
my impression that during this roughly 34 year period
Hollywood operated very much on the A movie and B
movie production levels. so for someone who has a
detailed knowledge of the Roxy’s bookings would you
say the theater played as many B movies as A movies?
to Comfortably Cool. the ad for the premiere
opening of AAE was neat. did I misunderstand the ‘
ad? I got the impression from the info in the
lower left hand that it was a reserved performance