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J.Cooper commented about Warner Theatre on Feb 28, 2005 at 6:09 pm

Too bad the grand ‘ole Warner Theatre has been cut up into 4ths. to make a theatre complex of 4 small-theatres..I saw “PHANTOM OF THE OPERA” Sunday matinee 2-27-05 in the right side upstaires balcony theatre. AND-Be sure you go early and grab a seat in the seats of 7-rows that go the length of the the top the center on the center aisle. Or you will be watching from a side-angle.But, that is the cramped lay-out of so -called modern “theatres"of today. I would have really enjoyed seeing"PHANTOM” on a full large movie screen of the 40’s-50’s—it is a wonderful musical that captures the great stage musical, but with young stars to try and bring in the young crowd. I saw “Phanton of the Opera” 4-times on Broadway-NYC..a stupendous show that you must see at least 2-times before the un-forgettable music sinks in. The film’s rich production sets and camera work is beautiful! Some things changed from the stage production. They had to. But, the leading stars bring it all to life. Too bad the movie cridits slammed it. After all Andrew Lloyd Weber is too succesful with his plays..Hollywood can’t stand that. The fans love the play—and the movie.I was a theatre circuit owner and film booker for Warner Brothers many-many years ago. I witness Sunday a wonderfulksuprise..when “The Phantom” ended, the audience burst into an applause. Some stood up and waited until all the credits rolled by as the great soundtrack of the music played. Now-“that’s going to the Movies!!