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cmbussmann commented about Metrograph on Jun 28, 2016 at 9:59 am

Metrograph is great! Especially the balcony! Went to see House Of Traps (1982) and had a blast. Place is bit twee but I like their programs and am thus far quite satisfied.

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cmbussmann commented about Film Forum on May 12, 2016 at 1:21 pm

No way! Those are gimmicks that belong in the cookie-cutter big box theaters only!

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cmbussmann commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Mar 17, 2016 at 11:41 am

I read that the audio system from the Ziegfeld ended up at the newly opened Metrograph!

http://metrograph.com/about/theaters

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cmbussmann commented about Sunn Cinema on Feb 26, 2016 at 7:03 pm

The Sunn Cinema is heavily featured in the film Gas Food Lodging (1991). Fairuza Balk’s character repeatedly attends matinee’s there and even goes into the projection booth. If I find a good still, I’ll add it to the photo section.

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cmbussmann commented about Good lord on Feb 12, 2016 at 10:15 am

Evil exists.

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cmbussmann commented about Ziegfeld demolition 02/03/2016 on Feb 5, 2016 at 7:14 am

Personally, I hate photos like this. I want to remember the Zieg in all its glory!

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cmbussmann commented about Rio Theatre on Feb 4, 2016 at 6:49 am

Visited The Rio just after New Year’s to see Patti Smith perform. It was incredible! And the venue has been nicely maintained. I snapped some photos of the marquee, ticket booth, & lobby which I will upload here shortly.

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cmbussmann commented about Balboa Theatre on Feb 4, 2016 at 5:11 am

Added two lobby photos from Dec. 2015.

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cmbussmann commented about Balboa Theatre on Feb 3, 2016 at 6:46 pm

Saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens during my X-Mas sojourn in SF. It’s a fantastic neighborhood theatre with a great, congenial staff. Loved the experience!

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cmbussmann commented about Times Square Theatre on Feb 3, 2016 at 11:21 am

Still from the movie “Times Square” (Moyle, 1980).

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cmbussmann commented about Times Square on Feb 3, 2016 at 10:36 am

Thank you!

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cmbussmann commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 1, 2016 at 8:50 am

If anyone has an image of the Ziegfeld marquee from the run of Times Square (opened 10/22/80), please post it or contact me.

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cmbussmann commented about Cooperstown Theatre on Jan 29, 2016 at 11:45 am

The New York State Historical Association Library in Cooperstown is hosting a small exhibit detailing Smalley’s history in Cooperstown; they also house the theatre’s archive (1921-1955 only). I took several pictures and added them here.

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cmbussmann commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 29, 2016 at 10:04 am

Can’t stomach the thought of the Ziegfeld being gutted. An absolute shame!

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cmbussmann commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 26, 2016 at 5:59 pm

Amen to that! I dragged so many people to the Ziegfeld over the years and none of them walked away less than awed.

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cmbussmann commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 22, 2016 at 2:06 pm

Went to the 12:45pm screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens to pay my respects and say goodbye. The house was fairly packed — more people than I’d seen in years and even more waiting to get in to the next screening. They drew the curtains after the final credits: a fitting and appropriate touch that those of us who lingered appreciated. I loved this place with all my heart. It was the best theater for epic blockbusters in Manhattan (the faded opulence always making even the most mediocre film a true experience) and its closure will leave a big void.

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cmbussmann commented about It’s Fade to Black for Midtown’s Iconic Ziegfeld Movie Theater on Jan 22, 2016 at 1:47 pm

Final screenings are next Thursday. Go say goodbye, if you can.

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cmbussmann commented about It’s Fade to Black for Midtown’s Iconic Ziegfeld Movie Theater on Jan 21, 2016 at 9:43 am

Devastating news…

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cmbussmann commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 21, 2016 at 7:51 am

So sad the Ziegfeld is closing. Can’t say I’m surprised but it hurts none the less for knowing it was inevitable.

Saw a lot of movies here since moving to NYC and am glad I made the effort to do so. I feel like a lot of people took this place for granted.

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cmbussmann commented about Williamsburg Cinemas on Aug 24, 2015 at 7:27 am

Very disappointed with the screenings I’ve been to here. The theaters are wide but not deep and in some of the smaller one, the projector is so close to the screen that it messes up the aspect ratio and the picture doesn’t fill the whole screen. On top of that, last night they showed the trailer for the film they were about to screen. I’ve never had that happen ever!

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cmbussmann commented about Lincoln Plaza Cinemas on Jul 22, 2015 at 9:42 am

Had never seen a movie here before and I won’t be going back. This place is totally dingy, with a faint musty smell, and uncomfortable, cramped seating. The screens are tiny too! Hard to justify $14 on even the best film if the setting is so poor. Considering both the Paris & Ziegfeld are near-by, I doubt I’ll ever be back here.

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cmbussmann commented about Paris Theatre on Dec 16, 2014 at 6:20 am

I really would have enjoyed The Imitation Game at the Paris last night but the audience was awful. Lots of talking and texting. The film itself was fine, well projected with great audio but the patrons there are getting ever ruder.

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cmbussmann commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 17, 2014 at 5:46 am

It is not just Interstellar, which I agree did not have a good sound mix, but other films recently too. The previews before The Drop were ear-splitting. I think the Ziegfeld just feels obligated to crank the volume since the space is so huge.

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cmbussmann commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 14, 2014 at 7:57 am

The curtains were working at Interstellar last night, though the audience laughed at them closing after the previews only to just open again one second later with another preview to follow.

The 70mm presentation was beautiful visually but the audio was awful. As with other recent visits, the overall volume/decibel level was way too high for both the previews and the film. My ears were ringing afterward. Unless Bow Tie addresses this issue, my next visit to the Ziegfeld might sadly be my last.

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cmbussmann commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 18, 2014 at 6:56 am

Hadn’t been to the Ziegfeld in awhile, not since Bow Tie took over, and I thought they had the place looking nice. My only complaint (I’m not as big on the curtain as others here are) is that the previews were way too loud, much louder than the feature. I was tempted to get my earplugs out!