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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Oct 21, 2014 at 11:13 pm

http://in70mm.com/news/2014/interstellar/index.htm

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816692/technical?ref_=tt_dt_spec

As to aspect ratio, The Master was 1.85 “flat” but 70mm was commonly 2.20 not 2.35 (scope)though a few early 70mm films half a century ago were even wider.

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HowardBHaas commented about Gothamist names NYC's best on Oct 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm

My favorites are the Paris, which is on the list, and the Ziegfeld which should be on the list.

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HowardBHaas commented about MacArthur Theater on Oct 14, 2014 at 6:57 pm

My notes indicate the KB Cinema had 24 speakers. That’s likely from an old newspaper article, but I might have also counted them up on the walls.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Oct 7, 2014 at 5:05 pm

THIS is the Ziegfeld page, where masking is used. For complaints on lack of masking in newer or redone theaters, please post on those pages.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Oct 6, 2014 at 6:01 pm

It is a 4k projector but I don’t know what model. In all films, surround sound comes from Ziegfeld’s surround speakers. NO surround during my screening of The Master. I would’ve heard the ocean & so forth! Gone Girl’s audio was a special treat.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Oct 6, 2014 at 3:30 pm

I saw The Master at the Ziegfeld. Projetion was excellent. There was no surround sound, which is the complaint. Surround is normally excellent as it was yesterday for Gone Girl which I saw there.

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Oct 6, 2014 at 7:36 am

JodarMovieFan, I saw Gone Girl yesterday at the Ziegfeld. For several years, I haven’t seen the curtain used. The surround sound is incredible. It is a quicker trip from Philly than DC, but if you want to see Interstellar in regular 70mm, your other choice might be to wait to see it if is in a 70mm classic series or showing at the AFI. I doubt the Regal Majestic wants it next door at the same time.

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HowardBHaas commented about City Line Center Theatre on Oct 3, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Thank you for the new link!

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Oct 2, 2014 at 11:56 pm

JodarMovieFan, so far AFI hasn’t booked it. DC has 70mm Imax but if you want to see it in regular 70mm, go to NYC to the Ziegfeld (where I saw The Master). I didn’t know the Senator no longer has 70mm. https://interstellar.withgoogle.com/70mm-film https://interstellar.withgoogle.com/imax-experience-in-70mm

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HowardBHaas commented about Astor Theatre on Sep 29, 2014 at 4:30 pm

The implication I would get from the above language is that the film was the 1st to open at a theater primarily still being used as a legit theater. Other theaters may have switched full time to movies, or built as nickelodeons.

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HowardBHaas commented about Sam's Place One and Two on Sep 26, 2014 at 7:07 pm

Alan, most of that info is already in my Introduction above but thanks for the 1963 closing date, which will be included above.

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HowardBHaas commented about 50 Years of Pop on Sep 25, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Ah, I didn’t see the engagement list yesterday & wanted to see it. Now I see there’s a page 2 to the article, and there’s the list.

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HowardBHaas commented about Seattle Cinerama on Sep 24, 2014 at 11:34 am

Facebook page says closed August 3. Reopening date not announced. Fall sometime.

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HowardBHaas commented about Boyd Theatre on Sep 23, 2014 at 11:58 am

The update is that the theater is posted for Sheriff’s sales as taxes not paid to the School District.

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HowardBHaas commented about What about the curtains? on Sep 16, 2014 at 11:36 am

I see fewer movies because there aren’t curtains! And, today there’s a trend away from masking which will result in my seeing fewer movies, too.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 10, 2014 at 8:17 am

I like that photo, the one with the curtain. I posted it. I’ve taken my own photos but not as nice as this one. During the years we weren’t allowed to post photos, somebody sent that photo to me with the request that I share it, which is what I did. Haven’t seen the curtain close at the Ziegfeld in a while, so can’t take new photos with current camera of it closed.

Today’s movie theaters are starting to also not even use masking! New multiplexes & redone movie houses have decided that with digital film, masking isn’t needed, even when the screen isn’t filled with the movie image. So we keep going further away from proper presentations….

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Sep 6, 2014 at 7:44 am

Yes, we’ve now met. Thanks again for taking the photo. Had seen a 70mm print of The Sound of Music in 1991 at the Uptown. My article at top right links to my article last year about 70mm festival at Seattle Cinerama. Saw magnificient newer, restored looking 70mm print of The Sound of Music there.

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HowardBHaas commented about Uptown Theater on Sep 5, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Please be clear. Did AMC state they will close this theater?

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Sep 4, 2014 at 8:47 am

I wrote up this year’s 70mm film series here. There’s links & names of the prior festivals’s movies, too http://www.in70mm.com/news/2014/afi_festival/index.htm

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Aug 22, 2014 at 8:07 am

I had intended on going this past Sunday to see silent 35mm The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and 70 mm The Agony and the Ecstasy. I had read that prints shown in prior years elsewhere in the world of the 70mm print were excellent. Did anybody see it this past weekend? How was the print?

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HowardBHaas commented about Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 on Aug 20, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Vague post. He’s referring to other theaters (formerly “sister theters” the Sony State 4 screener & the Astor Plaza being given over to other uses. This theater remains with as many screens as when it opened.

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HowardBHaas commented about Castro Theatre Organ IndieGoGo Campaign on Aug 7, 2014 at 3:58 pm

That is a spectacular photo! Thanks, Tinseltoes.

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HowardBHaas commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Aug 4, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Sometimes Hollywood studios had more than one “world premiere” sometimes one in LA & one elsewhere.

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HowardBHaas commented about A.B.C. Theatre on Jul 20, 2014 at 7:59 am

According to Glazer’s hardback book Philadelphia Theatres A-Z, it only operated as a theater intermittently for 5 years. That began 1914, so I wouldn’t expect anybody at this time to recall it.

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HowardBHaas commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Jul 12, 2014 at 10:21 pm

I should have written that Ryans Daughter and Cheyenne Autumn were shown in English but with Swedish subtitles. Googling, I don’t see any other prints reveal themselves as being shown anywhere so I’m going to guess the AFI Silver simply didn’t bother to list it that way?