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HowardBHaas commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 22, 2018 at 1:53 pm

this is the website. Costs though differ over time due to people, conditions, etc. https://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl

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HowardBHaas commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 21, 2018 at 2:40 pm

I just calculated inflation online at the federal Dept Labor, for $4 in 1968 and it says $29.27. However, as nice as the Village East is, it isn’t from my understanding (having never been there) the Capitol, so a lesser charge is appropriate.

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HowardBHaas commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 21, 2018 at 1:20 pm

So for those who saw it at Village East (or others reading this thread) is there a printed 2001 program being handed out (or sold)?

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HowardBHaas commented about United Palace of Cultural Arts on May 21, 2018 at 6:11 am

Article- https://www.6sqft.com/behind-the-scenes-at-the-united-palace-theatre-washington-heights-opulent-wonder-theatre/

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HowardBHaas commented about United Palace of Cultural Arts on May 21, 2018 at 6:10 am

The 2018 schedule is below:

Jan 28: Wall-E

Feb 11: My Fair Lady

March 25: Metropolis

April 29: On The Waterfront

May 6: Aliens

June 3: Inside Out

Aug 19: Lawrence of Arabia

Sept 16: Sister Act

Oct 28: The Exorcist

Nov: Annual Gala Screening

Dec 16: It’s a Wonderful Life

Past movies include:

2017

Mar 5: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Apr 2: Blade Runner (2007)

May 7: The Sound of Music

June 5: Dog Day Afternoon

June 25: Coming to America

Aug 6: Jaws

Sept 10: City Lights (with live organ)

Oct 29: Night of the Living Dead

Nov 19 (Annual Movie Gala): Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

Dec 17: It’s a Wonderful Life

2016

“It’s a Wonderful Life” with pre-show caroling and introduction by Donna Reed’s daughter Mary Owen

“The Wizard of Oz” introduced by New York Post Chief Film Critic Lou Lumenick

“Mary Poppins” with pre-show thank you to Lin-Manuel Miranda

“Fiddler on the Roof” with pre-show mini-concert by musicians from the Broadway revival, including violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins

Opening night of the Dominican Film Festival of New York with the international premiere of “La Familia Reyna” (The Reyna Family)

“Wild Style” with Q&A by director Charlie Ahearn and a pre-show breakdance

“Singing in the Rain” with song and dance routine by the Bathtub Ginnys

And a vintage clothing fashion show

“Frozen” with a magic show by Queen Elsa

2015

“Miracle on 34th Street” as part of “The Women of Fox Film Festival” with the Fort Lee Film Commission

“Seven Year Itch” as part of “The Women of Fox Film Festival” with the Fort Lee Film Commission

“Phantom of the Opera” with live organ, mini concert by Broadway performers, and costume parade

“Down Argentine Way” as part of “The Women of Fox Film Festival” with the Fort Lee Film Commission

“A Fool There Was” & “Bright Eyes” as part of “The Women of Fox Film Festival” with the Fort Lee Film

“Mad Hot Ballroom” The 10-year anniversary and reunion

“Selma” and Q&A with Amelia Boynton Robinson

“On the Town" with Lou Lumenick and mini concert by cast members from the Broadway show

“Rear Window” with Lou Lumenick and a vintage clothing fashion show

“Sweet Smell of Success” with Lou Lumenick

“Moonstruck” with Lou Lumenick

2014

“It’s a Wonderful Life” with Donna Reed’s daughter Mary Owen

“Elf” with youth performances by Broadway Performing Arts Center

“Frankenstein” with Gary Lucas performing the world premiere of his new score

“Guys and Dolls” with Lin-Manuel Miranda and mini concert by Broadway performers

“The Fisher King” with Lin-Manuel Miranda and writer Richard LaGravenese

“Manhattan” with Lin-Manuel Miranda and assistant director Fred Blankfein

“The Warriors” with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Lemon Anderson

“King Kong” with John Landis and Lin-Manuel Miranda

“Ghostbusters” with Lin-Manuel Miranda, David Margulies (Mayor Lenny), and “real life” Ghostbusters

“West Side Story” with Rita Moreno and Lin-Manuel Miranda

“The Muppets Take Manhattan” with Lin-Manuel Miranda and actor/director Lonny Price

2013

“Casablanca” with Lou Lumenick and a celebration of the Return of Film to the Palace

The U.S. premiere of “200 Cartas”

“Celebrating Sousa in Film and Musical Theatre”

The Best of the Dominican Film Festival

The World Premiere of “Trouble in the Heights”e the official website changes-

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HowardBHaas commented about Metropolitan Theater on May 21, 2018 at 6:08 am

Article- https://ph.asiatatler.com/life/inside-the-manila-metropolitan-theatre-restoration

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HowardBHaas commented about City Cinemas Village East on May 20, 2018 at 4:01 am

Whatever projection issues of any sort here, Peter didn’t say the theater caused any scratches. Screenings here only began Friday. There are reported issues elsewhere with this version of the movie, as to the version itself having scratches & color issues, though there’s also reported good sides to it.

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HowardBHaas commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 17, 2018 at 2:35 pm

a few old timers assert Ziegfeld was not as good as prior roadshow houses. I will note the Astor Plaza would’ve also been a great house for 2001 new print. The print will later play at Museum of the Moving Images in Queens.

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HowardBHaas commented about Prince Theater on May 17, 2018 at 10:16 am

Not many new movies in main auditorium but Solo: A Star Wars Story starts May 24 for a one week run in the main auditorium.

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HowardBHaas commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 15, 2018 at 2:33 pm

As to 2001 new print, read the Chicago Sun Times article that I linked above.

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on May 14, 2018 at 7:33 pm

JodarMovieFan, Yes, new 2001 print here. I’m not sure what’s “Kmo” but US cities continue to have 70mm festivals. Google Chicago Music Box 70mm festival for their awesome 2017 festival. Or Sommerville (outside Boston). Or Hollywood Theatre Portland OR. Or, travel to the Museum of the Moving Images in Queens later this year (likely August) for 70mm: Cleopatra, The Sound of Music, West Side Story, and Hello, Dolly, and more!

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HowardBHaas commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 14, 2018 at 4:25 pm

2001 does NOT have the footage edited by Kubrick after world premiere. Perhaps City Cinemas Village East has included intermission time. Chicago’s Music Box has same running time as prints we’ve seen. Compliments to new print here https://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment/2001-a-space-odyssey-returns-looking-just-as-audiences-saw-it-50-years-ago/

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HowardBHaas commented about Museum of the Moving Image on May 9, 2018 at 2:42 pm

I had screen size figures placed in the Intro above some time ago. I’ve enjoyed the 70mm epics that I’ve seen here. Having been in the City Cinemas Village East (which is also getting 2001: A Space Odyssey in 70mm), I’d say the main aud there has a similar sized screen. Projection & surround sound are top notch in both MOVI and the Village East.

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HowardBHaas commented about Museum of the Moving Image on May 9, 2018 at 10:51 am

The new 70mm print of 2001: A Space Odyssey will be shown here July 26 to Aug 5.

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on May 7, 2018 at 12:16 pm

The new 70mm print of The Sound of Music starts a 2 week run May 18 at the British Film Institute on the southbank of London. I don’t know of any US engagements yet. I saw the movie in 70mm in a classic series at the DC Uptown in 1991 and a glorious new print in 2013 at Seattle Cinerama. So yes, audiences will be in for a treat with a new print.

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HowardBHaas commented about Kings Theatre on Apr 30, 2018 at 12:10 pm

Please note that in regard to richardgreen’s comment, this site is not tripadvisor, google reviews, yelp. etc. This site is more an appreciation of movie theaters, in terms of their architecture, history & experience. No doubt this theater is working to correct violations & make sure nobody gets sick, but as stated, this website’s purpose is not to serve as a focus of such comments.

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HowardBHaas commented about Hiway Theater on Apr 24, 2018 at 7:49 am

Wonderful article with theater history by a researcher who I know- https://www.theprojectorjournal.com/mcgettigan.html

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HowardBHaas commented about Oriental Theatre on Apr 24, 2018 at 4:13 am

From Landmark’s website so this info won’t disappear-  INFO: 3 Screens DLP Digital Projection and Sound. Built in 1927. Operated by Landmark since 1976. The Oriental Theatre is located a mile north of downtown, a mile south of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and 5 blocks west of Lake Michigan, in the heart of Milwaukee’s Eastside. On November 13, 2009 the theatre opened its own bar at the concession stand. In addition to a wide selection of gourmet concession items, theatre patrons are now able to enjoy cocktails, wine by the bottle or glass and beer from Milwaukee and the world. Patrons are welcome to bring their drinks into the auditorium, so they may enjoy them prior, during and after their movie-going experience.   The Oriental is Milwaukee’s only operating movie palaces, certainly the most beautiful and ornate one that has shown movies for 90 years solid. When the Oriental opened on July 2, 1927, it featured 2 minaret towers, three stained glass chandeliers, 6 larger-than-life Buddhas, several hand drawn murals, 8 porcelain lions, dozens of original draperies, and hundreds of elephants. This is how the papers described the Oriental when it opened and this is how it could be described today! The Oriental Theatre was the crown jewel among the 45 theatres in the Saxe Brothers' chain. The motif is not what first comes to mind today as being ‘oriental.’ Designed by Gustave A. Dick and Alex Bauer, the themes of the decor are East Indian, with no traces of Chinese or Japanese artwork. Milwaukee’s Oriental is said to be the only standard movie palace ever built to incorporate East Indian decor.    Miraculously, the Oriental survived as a movie theatre until 1972, when local electricians the Pritchett Brothers purchased the theatre and graciously obliged the request of Parallax Theatres (now Landmark Theatres) to start running the Oriental in 1976. Landmark developed the programming strategy of repertory films; short runs of classic and cult double features, and the Oriental existed as a popular ‘calendar’ house for many years until video and cable TV again took away the customers.    Landmark then switched programming strategies to foreign and specialty films and now is the largest “art” house circuit in the country. In the ‘70s and '80s, the Oriental was also known for live performances, and was the venue to see such acts as Iggy Pop, Laurie Anderson, INXS, Supertramp, Jay Leno, Blondie, Devo, REM, Tears for Fears and Milwaukee’s own Bodeans, among others. The Pretenders lost their opening act one fateful day, so they invited three guys who happened to be regular performers on the sidewalk in front of the theatre to take their place. Such was the beginning of the Violent Femmes, whose Greatest Hits compilation pays homage to the Oriental.

After live performances were discontinued, Landmark refocused the Oriental as solely a movie theatre. In 1988, the Oriental was painstakingly and successfully triplexed by adding 2 theatres underneath the balcony without touching any of the original artwork of the main auditorium. A one-of-a-kind vending stand was added, and the two new theatres were sensitively created by architects and artists to match original designs and colors of the theatre.   The Oriental Theatre is the U.S. record holder for a current and continuing film engagement. The Rocky Horror Picture Show has played as a midnight film since January, 1978. Rocky Horror now shows every second Saturday of the month with a live shadow cast.   Best Movie Theatre (2017, 2015-2001) - Shepherd Express

Top 10 Historic Movie Theatre (2015) - USA Today

“Readers' Choice: The 25 Best Movie Theatres in America” (2011) - Flavorwire.com

“One of the 10 Best Movie Theatres in America” (2009) - Moving Pictures Magazine

“One of the 10 Best Movie Theatres in America” (2005) - Entertainment Weekly

One of Travelocity’s 2005 “Local Secrets, Big Finds” in Wisconsin - Travelocity

Best Make-Out Spot (2004) - OnMilwaukee.com

Best Movie Theatre (2001-1993 Reader’s Choice) - Shepherd Express Metro

Favorite Milwaukee Area Movie Theatre (2001 Web Browser Poll) - OnMilwaukee.com

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Loews Uptown 1 on Apr 17, 2018 at 6:33 am

The IGN article mentions a 4k blue ray release. Whether or not released in 4k in theaters, select theaters nationwide in US already announced 70mm dates of 2001.

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Loews Uptown 1 on Apr 16, 2018 at 4:46 am

More inaccuracy! Cameras are used to record, they are not film projectors. This theater has 4k projectors.

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Loews Uptown 1 on Apr 14, 2018 at 8:06 am

I don’t understand a word Jeffpiatt wrote above. Digital projectors don’t project 35mm or 70mm film. 70mm Imax is great but is different than regular 70mm film (and projectors).

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HowardBHaas commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Apr 14, 2018 at 4:42 am

I knew I recalled reading somewhere it was more than 90 feet but couldn’t quickly find that online yesterday! Thanks. Sometime in the next week, I will get that into the Introduction.

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Loews Uptown 1 on Apr 13, 2018 at 6:45 pm

Of course, 70mm was great on the Uptown’s huge curved screen & yes, those 35mm blow up to 70mm films you cite (including the recent Phantom Thread, as “Music Box” is a historic Chicago movie theater that does show these 70mm films) could’ve been played on the old projectors.

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Loews Uptown 1 on Apr 12, 2018 at 7:39 pm

JodarMovieFan, 2001 will definitely this time not have the scenes cut after world premiere restored- they’d have announced such. There’s been discussion online that this print isn’t likely from original negative either, but it will likely still look awesome. http://hollywood-elsewhere.com/2018/03/not-so-fast-on-that-70mm-2001-mastering/

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HowardBHaas commented about AMC Loews Uptown 1 on Apr 12, 2018 at 5:25 am

Since I assist with both websites, I will note that 3 theaters have announced- in Chicago (Music Box), NYC (Village East), and Boston area (Sommerville). There are all great historic theaters though without Uptown’s huge curved screen. We look forward to updating the list when announcements are made. I’d expect AFI Silver to likely show this sometime. http://www.in70mm.com/now_showing/index.htm