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Although I don’t reside in the Buffalo, NY area, here’s hoping that the Market Arcade can and will make the move towards digital by raising the money for it. I wish the theatre owner(s) and the Buffalo, NY area residents all the best of luck to keep their only movie theatre in town open!
I’ve admittedly never come across any “flaming” or other antagonisms on this site personally, but reading/hearing about them is sufficient enough to be grateful for the new anti-flaming/insults policy. Thanks again, Ross.
What a nice-looking movie theatre! Although I don’t reside in Ogonquit, ME, I sincerely hope that they’re able to raise the necessary funds for going digital.
I know I’m late in responding here, but here’s hoping that everybody had a great Thanksgiving.
What a great photo! Thanks for posting it!
Thanks for the new rules against flaming, Ross. They’re a welcome breath of fresh air. I wish the owners/proprietors of more forums/websites and chatrooms had such rules.
The idea of a corporation like Honda getting involved in saving drive-in theatres by giving them free digital projection is new to me! If that’s really happening, then it’s fantastic (in a good way, that is.)!
Although I’m not a resident of Owego, NY, I wish the community all the best of luck in raising the funding for the necessary conversion to digital projection. Both of the independent, non-profit theatres in my area had to do it, and I’m glad to see that they’re both still operating as a result. It’s hard when a cherished movie theatre bites the dust.
Again, all the best of luck to the Owego community.
Whatever’s comfortable for people…that’s what’s important. Imho, stadium-type seating definitely provides a direct view of the movie theatre screen without looking at the backs of people’s heads, plus it’s probably less of a strain on people with neck problems, etc., because they’re not looking up, if one gets the drift.
I like to sit in the middle of the movie theatre, preferably in an aisle seat, or as close to the aisle as possible.
While the movie theatre ratings are guidelines that don’t have to be enforced, one must also bear in mind, however, that there are some movies that’re clearly not appropriate for kids to see due to lots of “blue” language, explicit sex, violence, and extreme graphicness.
Scrapping the plans for an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on Manhattan’s West Side:
That’s too bad. Although I don’t reside in NY at all, I was sort of hoping that the plan would go through, and that maybe it would pave the way for a possibility for an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema here in the Boston area. I like their zero-tolerance policy regarding texting/cell phone use in the movie theatre during the movie(s). We could use some of that in theatres here!
Too bad! Another one bites the dust. (sigh)
Although I don’t reside in the area, it’s sad to read/hear of yet another movie theatre having to close its doors.
I like that PSA Vimeo video about the anti-texting/talking/cellphone use during the movies in the Alamo Drafthouse. It would be so great if more movie theatres throughout the United States had this sort of a zero-tolerance policy towards texting/cellphone use in the movies.
I’m agreeing with hdtv267 about the texting/cellphone use, and unnecessary talking, etc., in the movie theatres. He’s got some points, and if movie theatre managers want to keep the movie business going, they’ll have to get tougher on people who text, talk, and do other annoying stuff in the movie theatres.
Imho, there’s nothing wrong whatsoever with a 40th-year Anniversary celebration/screening of a cool movie. I saw “American Graffiti” 40 years ago, when it first came out, and thought it was a pretty cool movie. I wouldn’t mind seeing that one again, at some point.
This kind of texting, cell/smart phone use, and unnecessary, prolonged talking in movies really shouldn’t be tolerated. I agree with Trolleyguy…this kind of stuff really shouldn’t be tolerated. I personally think that managers of theatres should make hard-and-fast rules against all of the above behaviors in their theatres, enforce them, and administer swift justice in the form of evicting persistent troublemakers from the movie theatre(s) with no refunds if they persist on behaving like that. If people act like children, they should be treated like children.
Although I don’t reside in Wickenburg, AZ, I wish the townspeople and others in the area all the best of luck in raising the funds for the Saguaro Theatre’s conversion to digital projection so that it will be able to remain open.
The only 2 non-profit, independent movie theatres in our area did manage to raise the funds for conversion to digital projection, and they’re still open. Here’s wishing the same good luck for the Saguaro theatre’s proprietor and its audiences.
Sooner or later, however, 35-mm film will be dead. It won’t go on forever, and, if the fact that most movie theatres have ended up converting to digital projection in order to survive is any indication, the drive-ins, like the majority of other independent, non-profit theatres, will have to switch over to digital projection or go dark, if one gets the drift.
What a fantastic-looking theatre, both inside and out! I wish everybody in the NY area the best of luck and enjoyment in seeing films in this palace.
Well, if the smaller, independent, non-profit movie theatres convert to digital projection, it only makes sense that drive-ins, too will have to follow suit if their proprietors wish to keep them open and in business.
The Rave Cinema in Little Rock, AR will be taken over by Cinemark sooner or later, as most of the Rave Cinemas here in the United States have.
Given the overall anti-labor climate that has existed here in the United States since the late-1960’s, when President Richard Nixon was elected into office and took power, Regal’s anti-labor stance is not the least bit surprising.
I have gone into a Regal Theatre in my area, and, unfortunately, it’s not the cleanest, the concessions are expensive, and, moreover, they don’t care what kind of shape the films shown to their customers are in.
I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey when it first came out, and at least afew times since. It’s a cool film, and certainly a good product of its time, like lots of many other great films of that general period.
Although I’m not a resident of the area, I wish the residents of Watertown, WI all the best of luck in raising the necessary funds for the Towne Theatre to convert to digital projection, so that they can stay open and make it possible for the community to enjoy it.