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It looks like a cool movie house!!
It would be a shame to see this grand-looking theatre either go the way of movie theatre heaven or to be restored as an over-priced concert hall.
I saw a 50th-year Anniversary re-release of “The Sound of Music” with my sister and a good friend of hers, in Iowa City, IA, when I made my annual road trip and visit to my sister in Iowa City, IA, and we all had a wonderful time. The film was brand new, and absolutely pristine, to boot. Seeing it on a great big, wide movie theatre screen added much magic and dimension to a cool film.
It’s too bad that there isn’t a Cinerama here in the Boston area. I wish there were.
One way for theatre proprietor(s) to prevent teenagers from drinking in movie theatres is to implement an extremely strict “We do not serve alcoholic drinks to minors (i. e. people under 21 years of age) policy and get tough on adults in the audience who do share/serve drinks to minors.
Sounds cool! I’ll be posting more on cinematreasures.org in the future.
It’s true that spilled beer does stink, but maybe movie theatres who do serve alcoholic beverages should also implement a mandatory “clean up after oneself” policy for patrons who do spill their beer or whatever.
This theatre looks like the kind of theatre that deserves a good, thorough renovation! Hope everybody in the area enjoys it!
The various movie theatres here in the Boston, MA area now serve beer and wine (but no hard liquor, i. e. whiskey, to my knowledge.), and so far, there’s been no disastrous results. They do have a policy, however, of not allowing people to bring alcoholic beverages outside the theatre, or they will be subject to arrest and permanent banning from the movie theatre(s).
This is such a riot! A surprise wedding in front of the big screen of a cinema! Wow! I’ve heard of surprise weddings, but this one tops them all!
Well, Mike…I’ll miss you, too. It’s a nice website, and a nice blog. Here’s hoping that the blog comes back up soon, and wishing you the best of luck, wherever you go.
I read the article in ‘We Got This Covered" with interest. It’s an excellent article that gets right to the heart of the matter regarding movie theatres and the fantastic experience that one can have, seeing a movie as it’s meant to be viewed, with a whole slew of other people, whether one knows them or not. No matter how many people claim how wonderful and fantastic watching a wonderful movie on an expensively elaborate home theatre system is, absolutely NOTHING beats seeing a great movie in a real movie theatre, on a great big, wide screen, with the lights down low. The experience is very special indeed!
As someone who’s enjoyed posting here on CinemaTreasures.org for a long time, I’ve enjoyed the blog a great deal. Here’s hoping that it’s not going on a permanent hiatus.
I think that having a curtain really does add to the experience of seeing a movie in a real theatre. The Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA, and the Somerville Theatre, in Somerville, MA both still have curtains in their big main screens, which is great. So does Cinestudio cinema in Hartford, CT.
It’s a real starter and a real ender to a feature movie, especially a good classic film.
“So why don’t Lucas or Spielberg buy it and save it?”"
That’s a good question. They probably should. Even though I’m not a resident of this area, I favor the right of the town/city to have its own movie theatre for people to enjoy.
Ahh… yes…Mary Poppins! I remember that film, and when I saw it for the first time. It was such a cool film. I liked it when everybody got the “laughing disease”, and ended up floating in the air!
Hi, Cimarron. Welcome to the party! The fact that you’re late doesn’t matter, so don’t worry about it. My love for West Side Story, which began with my introduction to the music back in the summer of 1962, while attending day camp out in Tucson, AZ, prior to entering the sixth grade, when a girl in the group I was with brought in a copy of the LP album soundtrack of the Broadway stage version of West Side Story, and played it for the group. It was then that my love of West Side Story instantly took off, and has continued, unabated, to this day.
I first saw the movie version of West Side Story around Christmastime of 1968, as a high school Senior, and fell in love with this great classic from the start, and I love it still. The first time I saw the film West Side Story in the theatre, it did include an intermission. I’ve admittedly seen West Side Story more times than I can count, some with the intermissions, some without. More recent showings have included the Intermission, however, and I’ve seen some digitally-restored, HD versions of this film too, including showings with live renditions of the musical score from the film by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which added a whole new dimension to an already-fantastic classic film.
p. s. Pardon my rambling.
Radio City Music Hall….a magnificent theatre! May it never, ever bite the dust like so many other theatres here in the United States have done.
Hmmmmm….it’s difficult to know whether or not shorter trailers will alter the movie experience (for me, anyhow) at all. Probably not for me, though. Whether or not shorter movie trailers should be implemented really does depend on the individual film, however.
I saw “American Graffiti” 41 years ago, when it first came out, and liked it a great deal. I’ve also seen a number of the James Bond movies, which were also very cool. It’s good to see the great older films re-emerge.
It’s only a matter of time, imho, before other film companies start to really follow suit. Here’s keeping my fingers crossed for smaller, independent non-profit movie theatres and hoping they stay afloat and in business, whether they convert to digital projection or not.
That’s a good question. I kind of get the feeling that it’s yet another attempt to drive the few smaller, independent non-profit movie theatres that’re left here in the United States out of business, but that’s just my take on it. The dinner-and-a-movie concept is a good idea, but it would have to apply to all movie theatres, eventually.
Also, if AMC avoided playing only the schlockier films that’re coming out nowadays, it might be feasible, but who knows?
I, too hope that the year 2014 brings success to the movie industry and that it continues to boom, and that more of the older classics are also played along with newer ones. Digital projection is the wave of the future, it seems. I’ve seen at least a couple of really great old classic films that’re digitally restored: “West Side Story” (my all time favorite film, hands down!), and “Lawrence of Arabia”. I think that there are other classics that’re restored, and that there may be more coming down the road, if one gets the drift.
A belated Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year to everybody here in CinemaTreasure.org.
Radio City Music Hall….aaaaahhh, yes! I remember seeing a special 40th-year Anniversary screening of the great, golden-oldie-but-goody classic film, West Side Story back in early October of 2001, with some friends, among 5 or 6 thousand other people, and loving every minute of it! What a spectacular theatre for such a spectacular event!
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!