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markinthedark commented about Seattle Cinerama on Aug 7, 2014 at 5:19 pm

I hope they don’t attempt to LieMax the place.

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markinthedark commented about Historic West Seattle movie theater facing money woes on Aug 2, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Hopefully somebody can update this theatre into a successful neighborhood theatre like The Majestic Bay in Ballard. West Seattle is one of the few under screened areas of Seattle.

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markinthedark commented about AMC Loews Factoria Cinemas on Jun 24, 2014 at 4:22 pm

I noticed the Factoria has showtimes on June 27th for the next Transformers movie. Did Paramount change their “no more 35mm” policy or did AMC install some digital projectors?

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on May 9, 2014 at 2:16 am

Who wants to take a picture and post the Friday LA Times Arclight/Pacific ad featuring the Chinese Theaters? Would love to see how they feature them compared to the other theaters.

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markinthedark commented about Santa Monica theater upgrades could touch Laemmle too on May 5, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Any ArcLight will spell the end for the AMC 7 and Broadway 4…unless they can play day and date for those who don’t want to pay ArcLight prices.

Also troublesome for the Laemmle. Look what the presence of the ArcLight did to the once popular Sunset 5 in it’s final Laemmle years.

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Apr 29, 2014 at 1:52 am

Seems odd because there is an Arclight (direct competition) just around the corner from the Chinese. Why would they attempt to book desired films at the Chinese when they weigh preference on the Arclight/Cinerama Dome?

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Apr 28, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Thanks. Up in Seattle now and I miss the LA Times Theatre ads on Fridays.

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Apr 28, 2014 at 2:03 pm

RobertAlex or Chris: Can one of you snap a photo and post the a current Pacific Theaters listing in the LA Times with The Chinese Theatres listed? Would love to see it.

So essentially does this mean Pacific/Arclight books and manages the place and splits the profits (if any) with the owners?

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markinthedark commented about Ken Cinema on Apr 28, 2014 at 1:53 pm

I wish Landmark had had the some reaction to community support when they shut the NuWilshire in Santa Monica, Rialto in Pasadena, Egyptian in Seattle, etc. It seems that rather than having a chain of cozy art house theaters as they want to be another Arclight with venues like The Landmark in West LA.

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markinthedark commented about AMC Loews Factoria Cinemas on Mar 26, 2014 at 10:42 am

Anyone know when AMC’s lease is up?

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markinthedark commented about "Veronica Mars" success shows people still go to the movies on Mar 26, 2014 at 1:56 am

I have never seen anything Veronica Mars or Tyler Perry so I have no bias for or against them. Just going by basic numbers and trends. There was once a conservative film critic on the radio who railed against a film that I can’t remember but it obviously was against his principles and he hammered on the film as a “bomb” that “didn’t crack the top 10”. It was a limited art house release and it was disingenuous of him – he knew better – so I called him out on it. Ever since then I try to defend the relativity of “success”.

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markinthedark commented about "Veronica Mars" success shows people still go to the movies on Mar 20, 2014 at 4:16 pm

raysson – what you are not noticing is that Veronica Mars was a limited release at only 291 theaters but had a per screen average of $6233 which was higher than almost everything in the top 10 including 300. With its $2 million take opening weekend against a $6 million budget and factoring in VOD, DVD and other revenue streams this film will make a tidy profit. A film does not need to open in the mega-millions to be considered a success.

Single Moms Club was indeed in the top ten, opening at #5.

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jan 15, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Does Arclight program the 6-plex as well?

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markinthedark commented about AMC Loews Factoria Cinemas on Jan 5, 2014 at 4:03 am

Just took my daughter to see Frozen here in glorious 35mm. Excellent presentation on screen #5 (part of the original triplex). Note: they have Anchorman 2 but not Wolf of Wall St. or the new Paranormal film thus confirming Paramount has stopped 35mm releases. I really hope AMC does something to keep this place open. Not only for the theatre geek history but that it has plenty of parking & less crowds making it a great alternative to going through the pain of taking your kids to a movie in downtown Seattle and Bellevue.

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec 12, 2013 at 9:02 pm

“When the screen is expanded does that mean to the right and left like a proper 2.35 side masked screen in a normal theater?” – Sorry I meant once the lazers are unleashed.

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec 12, 2013 at 8:35 am

When the screen is expanded does that mean to the right and left like a proper 2.35 side masked screen in a normal theater?

If so, what would that mean for “full IMAX” sequence in a narrower aspect ratio?

Or is the screen getting bigger and keeping the same dimensions?

I finally experienced LIEMAX at the AMC Century 15 and was shocked how small it was. Aside from booming sound the letterboxed image was no bigger than a usual mid-sized multiplex screen.

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Oct 16, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Escape Plan starts the Friday at both the Chinese 6 and the Arclight. Looks like the shared bookings will go beyond IMAX titles.

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Oct 2, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Chinese 6 now has showtimes for Gravity as well. I wonder if this will be the new booking pattern: Chinese complex plays IMAX titles, Arclight rejects and move-overs. Arclight plays anything they want. Will be interesting to see what happens with the next Disney IMAX title.

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Oct 1, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Both the Chinese and the Chinese 6 now have tickets on sale for Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Oct 1, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Now that we know Chinese IMAX and Arclight Hollywood will be playing Gravity simultaneously the question are will the Chinese 6 be showing alternate showtimes as well (no listings yet on the website) and could the Chinese share future bookings with other theaters like the El Capitan (Episode VII playing across the street from each other!!).

The Seattle Cinerama books the same films as a Regal and AMC that are only blocks away.

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Aug 30, 2013 at 2:30 am

Thanks for the update Escott. I really hope it all works out. I am just sorry my next trip down to LA will be before it reopens. Chris: if you are ever in Seattle, give me a shout. The Cinerama awaits you.

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markinthedark commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Aug 29, 2013 at 5:36 pm

What about the Chinese 6? Will it be playing the same titles in standard 2D or 3D that the Chinese will be playing in IMAX? Will the Arclight or El Capitan be sharing those titles like they did the last Terminator film? Are they doing anything to upgrade the Chinese 6? Have not been there in a couple years…

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markinthedark commented about AMC Renton Village 8 on Jul 9, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Looks to be occupied and showing Indian films.

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markinthedark commented about 70mm Film Series Returns to the AFI Silver Theatre on Jun 28, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Is there a list out there of what 70mm prints survive?

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markinthedark commented about Eric Pilgrim Gardens on Jun 14, 2013 at 4:11 am

Are those exit doors in the middle of the screen?