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KramSacul commented about El Capitan Theatre on Dec 22, 2013 at 8:03 am

Never thought the screen size was small at the El Capitan but it depends on what aspect ratio the screen is set up for since they seem to mask it down vertically for scope (common width). 1.85:1 films are pretty tall. Taller than anything at Arclight for sure.

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KramSacul commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Oct 7, 2013 at 3:17 am

Anyone else notice the rattling behind the screen during bass heavy scenes? I think a speaker is either blown or something is not secured. Needless to say it happened a lot during Gravity.

Still really impressed with the presentation. 3-D, picture, sound is really top notch not to mention the spacious seating. Yes, I wish they would mask the top and bottom for scope films but that’s a minor quibble since the blank space disappears into the darkness.

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KramSacul commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Oct 4, 2013 at 3:33 am

Are they masking the screen for 2.35:1, leaving it unmasked (yuck) or is Gravity taking up the whole screen? I guess I’ll find out tomorrow. They really need to get rid of the Screenvision preshow. Totally ruins the atmosphere and it looks like garbage.

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KramSacul commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Sep 24, 2013 at 5:18 pm

I agree. It’s a visually impressive screen but not IMAX in shape or vertical height.

I was very impressed with The Hobbit trailer showing in 2.35:1. Just awesome to see the full length of the screen being used and the 3D was very clear and not dim like you see at Arclight. I hope they actually mask the top and bottom and not leave it empty when wide films play there.

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KramSacul commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jul 23, 2013 at 12:57 am

I wonder what they’re planning on doing with the sides between the pillars. There’s some strange box shapes there. Is the space between the pillars and theater wall still accessible?

I hope they kept the curtains closing between the side pillars when the lights dim as well as the hidden drinking fountain on the right side.

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KramSacul commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on May 15, 2013 at 7:22 pm

That was the real thing, not a replica.

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KramSacul commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Apr 21, 2013 at 3:24 pm

I think this is one of those projects where we really have to wait and see how it turns out. It could be great or it could be a disaster (Egyptian theater). I just hope that when I walk into this new Grauman’s it won’t be like they forcefully jammed an IMAX theater inside.

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KramSacul commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jan 16, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Mr. Wright, did you hear anything about any changes to the forecourt such as bringing back the palm trees or fixing the right side fountain? Also, do you know if the heating system is functioning? When I saw The Hobbit there a few weeks ago it was freezing.

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KramSacul commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jan 15, 2013 at 10:42 pm

While I’m not looking forward to the idea of my favorite theatre being ripped up and needlessly reconfigured again (seriously why?) I’m optimistic about the lighting getting some TLC. I hope whatever new seating they put in will match the rest of the theatre and not look like something they got from AMC. The same goes for the curtain and the screen.

It will always be Grauman’s no matter what this page says.

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KramSacul commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jan 14, 2013 at 4:08 pm

I think the steps were added during the 2001 remodel.

If anything good comes out of another remodeling I hope the lighting inside the theater is taken care of. There are a lot of burnt out/non functional lighting elements right now.

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KramSacul commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jan 12, 2013 at 5:17 pm

The exposed screen for The Hobbit looked roughly the same size when I saw Attack of the Clones there in 2002. I’m betting closer to 60ft.

The idea of stadium seating inside Grauman’s sickens me. The sightlines are excellent now. The current reclining seats from the last remodel are a pain to sit in but making it into a standard AMC or that Egyptian theater abomination is just a bad idea.

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KramSacul commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec 31, 2012 at 3:08 pm

I’m pretty sure the full width of the screen at Grauman’s is closer to 70ft than 90ft. I was there last night and the screen is as masked down as much as it was when I saw Attack of the Clones there in 2002.

Great presentation btw but the lack of heating was inexcusable. The awkward reclining seats which were put in for the 2001 restoration also need to go. Sadly I don’t think the current management cares that much.

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KramSacul commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Oct 4, 2011 at 3:56 am

The majority of 35mm prints I’ve seen at Arclight Hollywood over the years have been mediocre at best so all digital presentations are long overdue. Film is a superior medium to shoot on but the garbage prints that are churned out today aren’t doing it any justice.

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KramSacul commented about Could the 3D fad die like it did during the 50's? on Apr 8, 2010 at 5:36 pm

When is 3-D going to cease being called a fad and more of a technology which is revisted every couple decades?

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KramSacul commented about Could the 3D fad die like it did during the 50's? on Apr 2, 2010 at 8:17 pm

With the success of Avatar and other 3-D films I don’t think 3-D is dying out anytime soon.

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KramSacul commented about Regency acquires Bruin, Westwood Village cinemas on Apr 2, 2010 at 2:33 am

True. Hopefully they’ll actually play something worth driving to scary Westwood to see.

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KramSacul commented about Regency acquires Bruin, Westwood Village cinemas on Apr 1, 2010 at 4:35 am

Regency Bruin and Village… That doesn’t sound right.

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KramSacul commented about Bow Tie Cinemas will use Technicolor's non-digital 3D projection system on Mar 6, 2010 at 2:40 am

3-D on a budget.

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KramSacul commented about The iPhone Palace on Mar 2, 2010 at 5:19 pm

The end of civilization/America comments are hysterical. It’s a cute novelty toy not the downfall of mankind in a box.

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KramSacul commented about Avatar crosses $1 billion worldwide...fastest to reach milestone!!! on Jan 8, 2010 at 11:14 pm

Inevitable posts about inflation and the added cost of 3-D glasses in 3 2 1…

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KramSacul commented about 5 Movies to watch for in IMAX 3-D on Jan 6, 2010 at 2:23 am

Typical gloom and doom. I enjoy watching films in 3-D, 2-D, film, and digital.

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KramSacul commented about A Guide to seeing "Avatar" in several formats on Jan 6, 2010 at 2:19 am

The comments are more informative than the article.

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KramSacul commented about Regency Bruin Theatre on Dec 26, 2009 at 5:07 am

Any chance of Arclight Westwood?

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KramSacul commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Dec 16, 2009 at 7:21 pm

And for you to complain about me complaining. Nice to see you venture out of the usual forums. ;–)

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KramSacul commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Dec 16, 2009 at 3:05 am

Apparently the screen has also been upgraded for optimal brightness. Now if only they could fix the cross reflections and geometry distortions I would consider watching a movie in there again.