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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Sep 26, 2016 at 9:29 am

Is it safe to assume that there is no nitrate film left in the film “safe” in the closet at the end of the hall? I was going to go through all the film in there this season.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Sep 2, 2016 at 4:37 pm

I can’t believe how packed it was. Throughout the day, they kept releasing more and more seats. They even seat people behind the projectors in the first mezz.

My biggest complaint was the non use of ANY masking. How do you not mask the image on ANY side?????

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Jul 13, 2016 at 12:46 pm

NewYorker, I think you are right about not having the big names in the show. Last year when Derek Hough took a day off, their was a clear audible moan from the audience. Also, the thought was that there would be more tourists in the summer.

On the projection side, we replaced the 11 digital projectors on the choral stairs and in the booth with 22 newer, brighter ones. They also replaced some of the LED walls and legs with newer ones and also added more.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Jul 13, 2016 at 11:57 am

I won’t comment on the quality of the show itself since I have seen every show so far and it wouldn’t be fair. I do have to say though that ticket sales are EXTREMELY bad. Attendance has been awful.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 23, 2016 at 8:06 am

Not only are they not using the organs, but there will be a digital soundtrack to supplement the orchestra. Oy!!!

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Mar 20, 2016 at 4:25 pm

Didn’t miss it. Wasn’t allowed to talk about it. I will tomorrow if anyone wants to know about it.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Dec 21, 2015 at 1:07 pm

1/6/65-1/27/65 Father Goose 1/28/65-3/3/65 36 Hours ¾/65-3/31/65 Dear Heart 4/1/65-5/12/65 Operation Crossbow 5/13/65-7/14/65 Yellow Rolls Royce 7/15/65-9/15/65 Sandpiper 9/16/65-11/3/65 Great Race 11/4/65-12/1/65 Never Too Late 12/2/65-1/5/66 That Darn Cat

Sound Of Music did not play here in 1965. I have ALL the original books here that were used by the projectionist since the building opened.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Dec 11, 2015 at 2:39 pm

The only Santa part that is on a track is the 3D flight from the North Pole. The rest of the show is all him. The other main characters say and sing there own vocals also. The rest of the ensemble pretty much runs off of tracks. I’m pretty sure the Rockettes are tracks too but I’ll check.

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rcdt55b commented about Quad Cinema on Nov 24, 2015 at 12:18 pm

New opening date is May 2016. Seating lowered to around 100 per screen.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 18, 2015 at 3:32 pm

Not only did she use the front wall, but she used the sides also. It took 27 digital projectors to do it. It was a good show.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 12, 2015 at 7:50 pm

We did go back to linear 3D gels this year which is better than last year’s circular 3D gels because of less double image. This isn’t the reason for what you saw though. There are 2 vertical braces behind the screen which are right up against the screen itself. Each one is a third of the way in from each side. Because the screen is so big, there is some slack in it. When the house fans are turned on, the screen is blown back onto these braces. On bright scenes, the braces are very visible while watching from the front. The second problem is the silver screen. It is extremely reflective. So because the screen isn’t sitting perfectly flat now, it looks like 3 sections of different brightness. We complained enough over the last few years about the braces that they finally removed the diagonal ones so it wasn’t as noticeable.

BTW, that screen is not the new one. It’s the same one we have used for the Christmas show for the last 4 years. The new picture sheet, which is also a silver screen for some reason, is only used for movies.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 4, 2015 at 4:44 pm

I agree 100%. We still do use film from time to time also.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 4, 2015 at 4:26 pm

You are correct. 36.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Oct 28, 2015 at 12:22 pm

They had no music at all before the shows which was strange. They will be used again for the Christmas show this year. They were actually working on one of them yesterday.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Oct 28, 2015 at 10:37 am

For the 30th anniversary of “Back to the Future”, they had 2 screenings 2 weeks ago. Thursday night and Friday night 8PM. Christopher Lloyd, James Tolkan, Alan Silvestri, and Bob Gale were at each screening.

We ran the dialogue track but the music track was cut and played live by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra on stage. They seated the entire house except for the 400 section of the first Mezz. We had 2 Christie digital projectors there for the movie. It’s the first time we used the new house picture sheet since it was installed in April.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Oct 27, 2015 at 12:35 pm

The curtain operates as it always did. As for the other things you mentioned, maybe you should see the show first before commenting.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Oct 27, 2015 at 6:50 am

Not sure why you think the hall is lost. The curtain works fine and in any configuration needed. The proscenium is specifically for the Christmas and Spring shows only. We ran Back to the Future last week on the newly installed house picture sheet to 2 very large audiences. I think the Hall is doing just fine.

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rcdt55b commented about Quad Cinema on May 14, 2015 at 3:49 pm

Closed for 8 months for massive renovations. Gutting the entire first floor. It will remain a quad. Dolby atmos in one theater. 16/35MM film on one screen. Digital on all 4.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 17, 2015 at 4:02 pm

We actually did just install a brand new house picture sheet this past Monday.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Mar 12, 2015 at 4:58 pm

Nope. In fact, they are sealed up so you can’t even tell they’re there.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Mar 11, 2015 at 6:40 am

It’s not just you Mark. We see the seams and tile color differences from the booth. The wall is crap. Always was, always will be.

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rcdt55b commented about Jackson Heights Cinema on Feb 5, 2015 at 7:02 am

Was the theater running again since the last Indian owner?

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Dec 15, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Hey David. Is it possible that they renumbered the seats since then? The 2 seats house left of the console in BB are actually 412-413. They are definitely used as handicapped seats if needed. There was a wheelchair there yesterday for one of the shows. I looked at the ticket list and every show seems to be sold out for those seats till the end of the run. Sorry.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 11, 2014 at 8:27 am

I’m not denying the fact that it looks bad. It also cut into the size of the 3-D image. We had to make the picture smaller.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 11, 2014 at 6:01 am

The false proscenium was added for 2 reasons. First it hides the speakers used for the show. Remember how the speakers used to be hung from the ceiling in plain sight? Secondly, it added surface area for the digital projection elements used for the Christmas show and spring show so it actually didn’t save money at all.

As far as the organs go, they do sound great. The reason they do is because components that haven’t worked in years, were all fixed. They are now able to use the entire range of effect available to them.

Crowds have been decent. Remember, the official opening night is not until this Thursday. After that, attendance usually picks up.