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MarkDHite commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Jun 24, 2018 at 10:22 am

The Roxy’s Cinemiracle screen for “Windjammer” was reported to be 100 feet wide. But it was in use only for a few months and was removed immediately following the 23-week run of that movie. The Roxy’s regular wide screen, initially installed for “The Robe”, was 68x24 feet. This screen was able to be flown out and allowed the stage to be used for the Roxy’s stage shows.

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MarkDHite commented about RKO Grand Theatre on Jun 16, 2018 at 6:05 pm

This is amazing. I’ve never seen this view before! Thanks for posting.

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MarkDHite commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Jun 16, 2018 at 4:05 pm

Bill, you actually have taken us back. Your descriptions make me feel like I was there! Thanks for that.

FYI: If you didn’t know: 2001 is still running at the Village East, at least through June 21, per their website. Also it is now at the AMC Garden State 16 in Paramus, June 16-19.

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MarkDHite commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 23, 2018 at 5:46 pm

I love the detailed description of the “2001 Experience”. Makes me want head over there now!

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MarkDHite commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 20, 2018 at 4:16 pm

Oh gosh. I had heard John Harvey was Ill. I’m sorry to know he has died. He was the nicest person, and the work he put into that Cinerama run in Dayton, I think it was about 1.5 years, was unbelievable. Installing the screen and projectors, which he owned, and then running almost all of the shows himself. His prints of HTWWW and This Is Cinerama were as gorgeous as you could ever hope to see. May he Rest In Peace!

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MarkDHite commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 20, 2018 at 4:26 am

No sadly I was never in the Capitol. I saw 2001 during the 1990s Cinerama revival at the New Neon Cinema. Fantastic, but not the same as your experience at the Capitol.

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MarkDHite commented about Fox Theatre on May 19, 2018 at 11:03 pm

Any news of the new 70mm print of 2001:A Space Odyssey appearing at the Fox this summer?

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MarkDHite commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 19, 2018 at 12:35 pm

That’s exciting news! Thanks Bill.

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MarkDHite commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 19, 2018 at 1:55 am

73 times? Holy crap! That’s amazing. I think I’ve seen it about five times and once in Cinerama.

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MarkDHite commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 18, 2018 at 3:04 pm

Bill, it will be great to hear your impressions of the new print then! Are you going today?

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MarkDHite commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 16, 2018 at 11:33 am

Edward Bowes, aka “Major” Bowes, was the manager of the Capitol Theatre. The mayor of New York in 1931 was Jimmy Walker who is not in this picture.

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MarkDHite commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 14, 2018 at 12:26 am

A live clip of the credits and applause for Nolan and the daughter of Mr. Kubrick

https://www.pscp.tv/w/bcjAKTFZTEVKbk56UkxERU58MUJkeFlSWURXZVFLWP7R1USP3gyh-bn_zyGAWXLLcQcgR9FEXkrCrZvTwoEQ?t=55s

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MarkDHite commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 11, 2018 at 3:31 am

Two more “2001” 70mm engagements noted:

June 13-19: Santa Monica – Aero Theatre/American Cinematheque

July 26-August 5: New York – Museum of the Moving Image

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MarkDHite commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 9, 2018 at 8:34 pm

Awesome. Thanks!

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MarkDHite commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 9, 2018 at 8:13 pm

Okay, my brother asked me this and I have no idea of the answer. Anyone?: Was 2001 filmed in anamorphic 70mm ala “Mad World”? And, if so, are the new prints the same or are they adjusted optically to a non-anamorphic/flat image? He wants to know if what we see now is really the same as what we saw in 1968 at the Cinerama theatre. Thanks for any insight!

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MarkDHite commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 8, 2018 at 5:12 pm

The LA Times piece doesn’t say that the original negative no longer exists. It says that the interpositives (I’ll have to look that up) used to make the new prints were made from the original negative in 1999.

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MarkDHite commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 6, 2018 at 8:57 pm

Thanks Bill! Because I have no life, this what I did today. With the help of Google, Reddit and Twitter (I also drank coffee and ate coffee cake ;–)

2001: A Space Odyssey – 2018 70mm engagements

May 18-25: New York – Village East

May 18-24: Chicago – Music Box

May 18-28: San Francisco – Castro

May 18-23: Los Angeles – ArcLight Cinemas (including 2 showings at Cinerama Dome)

June 1-14: Boston – Somerville Theatre
June 1-3: Portland – Hollywood Theatre

June 6-?: Toronto – TIFF Bell Lightbox

June 15-25: Brookline MA – Coolidge Corner Theatre

June 16-22: Austin – Ritz Theatre/Alamo Drafthouse
June 16-26: Columbus – Gateway Film Center

June 22-28: Tucson – Loft Cinema

June 29-?: Plymouth MN – Emagine Willow Creek

July 5-12: Silver Springs MD – AFI Silver Theatre

July 6-12: Coral Gables FL – Coral Gables Art Cinema

July 30-31: San Francisco – Alamo Drafthouse New Mission

August 9-12: Detroit – Redford Theatre

August ? : Brooklyn – Alamo Drafthouse

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MarkDHite commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 6, 2018 at 6:04 pm

Well, here’s another:
Somerville Theatre in Boston June 1 – 14.

http://somervilletheatre.com/70-mm-presentations/

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MarkDHite commented about Gateway Film Center on May 6, 2018 at 5:34 pm

“2001: A Space Odyssey” opens June 16, 2018 for a 10-day run of the special 50th anniversary 70mm release by Warner Bros. One of just a few select sites around the country.

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MarkDHite commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 6, 2018 at 5:25 pm

Also the Lightbox cinema in Toronto starting June 6. Apparently the only run in Canada, per this article:

https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/movies/2018/04/20/unaltered-2001-returns-for-lightbox-run.html

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MarkDHite commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 6, 2018 at 4:52 pm

Yes, very cool! Good to know about Portland.
It’s bizarre to me though that of the many showings during the five-day run at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood, only two individual screenings are scheduled for the actual Cinerama Dome theatre, and of course, as you said, they are both sold out. The others have tickets available.

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MarkDHite commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on May 6, 2018 at 3:57 pm

2001 update: The Christopher Nolan-supervised 70mm release opens May 18 at these theaters:

New York – Village East
Chicago – Music Box
San Francisco – Castro
Los Angeles – ArcLight Cinerama Dome

also:
June 16: Columbus – Gateway Film Center

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-ca-mn-christopher-nolan-2001-20180503-story.html

These are the only ones I have found so far. Am assuming there will be other June dates since there seem to be at least four prints for the US release. If I had unlimited funds, I would go to LA for sure to see it on a real Cinerama screen.

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MarkDHite commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Apr 17, 2018 at 7:14 pm

https://www.citycinemas.com/villageeast/film/2001-a-space-odyssey-in-70mm

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MarkDHite commented about Loew's Capitol Theatre on Apr 17, 2018 at 7:02 pm

According to Fandango, “2001” in 70mm is scheduled for a 7-day run at the City Cinemas Village East/Jaffe Art Theatre starting May 18.

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MarkDHite commented about AMC Loews Uptown 1 on Apr 17, 2018 at 3:21 pm

IGN doesn’t say anything about a theatrical 4K release. It does beg the issue that these articles are so vague. But 2001 on 70mm film is touring the US this summer for sure, with some theatres having already announced dates. It would be nice for an official list, though, as the various venues are engaged for the film.