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PeterApruzzese commented about AMC Rockaway Inner 6/Outer 6 on Oct 27, 2014 at 1:57 am

Since they used the long play platter system, that would have been impossible.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Capitol Theatre on May 3, 2014 at 1:45 am

No mention of Cinerama in either LA or NY engagements:

http://fromscripttodvd.com/70mm_in_new_york_1964.htm

http://fromscripttodvd.com/70mm_in_los_angeles_1964.htm

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PeterApruzzese commented about Capitol Theatre on May 3, 2014 at 1:41 am

I don’t think so. It was filmed in SuperPanavision 70 and tech credits around the Internet say that it only had regular 70mm prints. Why do you think it was billed as a Cinerama presentation?

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PeterApruzzese commented about Ken Cinema to close? on Apr 22, 2014 at 1:12 am

Regarding the lead above, the theatre has digital projection according to that linked article. It’s a lease problem, not an equipment upgrade problem.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Golden Age Revival Theater opens in Westwood on Mar 31, 2014 at 3:35 pm

The website says all movies are in DVD format, with Blu-Ray when possible.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Jan 11, 2014 at 8:50 pm

RIP Jeff Barker, friend and organist at the Lafayette Theatre from 2002 to 2013. Jeff passed away on December 31, 2013.

More info on Jeff and his career here: http://www.gstos.org/Jeff_Barker.htm

And a brief clip of Jeff speaking and playing from a few years ago: http://youtu.be/ZJ8kfbqL_LQ

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PeterApruzzese commented about Fabian 8 Cinema on Dec 27, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Original Fabian: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/2851/

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PeterApruzzese commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Oct 26, 2013 at 6:32 am

Also remember that the majority of the “Roadshow” runs were of the shorter version. The film only played in its longer cut for about 4 weeks in the five premiere theatres: New York, L.A., Chicago, Boston, London; as of about 12/18/63, all of those engagements began playing the new shortened version and all future Roadshow engagements also received the shortened version.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Sep 16, 2013 at 8:51 pm

If I had to guess – and I am guessing – more than likely they asked Paramount Pictures for their top-grossing “classic” titles that are on DCP instead of 35mm. The majority of their audience isn’t concerned with the presentation format, as sad as that might be.

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PeterApruzzese commented about 3-D Film Expo returns to the Egyptian on Aug 27, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Yes, it has.

But back to the main point – the World 3-D Expo should be fantastic. Wish I could go this time.

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PeterApruzzese commented about 3-D Film Expo returns to the Egyptian on Aug 26, 2013 at 1:07 pm

No, the ownership has changed hands so I’m no longer involved with their programming or projection. They are most likely 100% digital from now on for everything.

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PeterApruzzese commented about 3-D Film Expo returns to the Egyptian on Aug 25, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Both, though most of the vintage features are presented dual 35mm polarized.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Paramount Theatre on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:16 am

As of July, the Paramount is no longer under the management of Majestic-Star Entertainment. See this article for more details: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2013/07/07/news/doc51d8c876aef6c218364984.txt

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Aug 17, 2013 at 4:49 pm

We had a couple of years where we would break even over the course of the season with the classics, but mostly because of It’s a Wonderful Life or Wizard of Oz. The past several years saw a declining paying audience at the shows. And the special weekend events like the Horror-Thon were never money makers at all for us.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Aug 13, 2013 at 12:20 am

Not at all Rhett, as far as I know the theatre will continue the Saturday morning shows though the series will not be called “Big Screen Classics” any longer.

Good question, MD. My gut feeling is that they will be screening DCP for the most part.

Thanks Mark. Should be interesting to see the digital down at the Basie. Hopefully it means they run more movies, though some of the magic will be lost if its not on film.

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PeterApruzzese commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Aug 11, 2013 at 4:11 am

It should be 2.20. If I had to guess, the DCP was probably created with the 2.20 image windowboxed within a 2.39 frame to keep the same height, but not as much width, as a 2.39 show.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Aug 10, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Thanks for your kind words. No, I am not involved with the programming at the Lafayette any longer.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Aug 9, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Just to update, as of July 2013 Majestic-Star Entertainment and Nelson Page are no longer the operators of the Lafayette Theatre. The Benmosche family will continue to operate the Lafayette with first-run movies and the Town of Ramapo is planning to continue to sponsor the Saturday morning classic movie series. Thanks for all the support on CT – we had a great 10 years up there! Please continue to support the Lafayette.

As of now, they do not have a new website; the new phone number for the box office is 845-547-2121.

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PeterApruzzese commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Aug 4, 2013 at 6:37 pm

Sounds like they ran The Dirty Dozen with the wrong aperture plate and/or lens. A print would not have things cropped off of it.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Paramount Theatre on May 31, 2013 at 10:44 pm

The week-long Hoboken International Film Festival begins tonight at the Paramount:

http://newyork.newsday.com/entertainment/hoboken-film-festival-to-open-in-middletown-friday-night-1.5380096

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PeterApruzzese commented about Kinnelon Cinema 3 on May 21, 2013 at 5:47 am

It was built mostly using the Jerry Lewis design but it never operated as a Jerry Lewis Theatre.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on May 10, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Perhaps at the next Horror-Thon, bolorkay.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Apr 3, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Spring Season of Big Screen Classics ready to announce:

4/27 – Judgment at Nuremberg – 1961, Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, 35mm

5/4 – Hans Christian Andersen – 1952, Danny Kaye, Farley Granger, 35mm

5/11 – The Vikings – 1958, Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Ernest Borgnine, 35mm

5/18 – Sweet Smell of Success – 1957, Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Martin Milner, DCP

5/25 – Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much – 1934, Peter Lorre, Leslie Banks, DCP

6/1 – The Stranger – 1946, Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, 35mm

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PeterApruzzese commented about Ramapo aims to keep the Lafayette a first-run movie theater on Apr 3, 2013 at 2:14 am

Ummm, we installed our digital projector at the Lafayette in March of 2010. The town financed the purchase of it back then.

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PeterApruzzese commented about “South Pacific” 55th Anniversary – The Roadshow Engagements on Mar 22, 2013 at 12:40 am

MPol – highly unlikely.