Comments from Ron Newman

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Ron Newman commented about AMC Loews Boston Common 19 on Mar 20, 2017 at 7:15 pm

And I believe this theatre now has a bar in one of the lobby levels called MacGuffins, but it’s much smaller and less fancy than the original Back Lot lounge.

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Ron Newman commented about AMC Loews Boston Common 19 on Mar 20, 2017 at 10:17 am

If you go back to old comments, you will find discussion of the Back Lot, especially in this comment by Ian Judge (who managed the theatre in its early years):

http://cinematreasures.org/comments?page=5&theater_id=10382#comment-44980

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Ron Newman commented about AMC Loews Boston Common 19 on Mar 20, 2017 at 10:11 am

It was a bar specifically for moviegoers.

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Ron Newman commented about AMC Loews Boston Common 19 on Mar 20, 2017 at 7:33 am

That seems like a very wasteful use of a prime space in a luxury hotel building.

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Ron Newman commented about Colonial Theatre on Jan 12, 2017 at 6:42 am

I hope that will include somehow adding more legroom to the balcony seats. I’m 5'4" and I don’t comfortably fit into them.

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Ron Newman commented about Colonial Theatre on Jan 8, 2017 at 5:09 pm

The Colonial Theatre will reopen in January 2018 under the management of London’s Ambassador Theatre Group, according to a Boston Globe article.

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Ron Newman commented about Copley Place Cinemas on Dec 2, 2016 at 7:55 am

Yes, but it burned down in 1986. We’re talking about a (never-executed) plan from more than 30 years ago.

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Ron Newman commented about Copley Place Cinemas on Dec 2, 2016 at 5:53 am

First I’ve heard of the Orson Welles plan to expand into Boston. Do you know anything more about this?

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Ron Newman commented about Main Theatre on Nov 23, 2016 at 2:52 pm

The current occupant of this building is HUB Community Development Corporation: http://thehubcdc.com/

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Ron Newman commented about Wang Theatre on Sep 16, 2016 at 10:06 am

Boch is also a prominent local supporter of Donald Trump, a characteristic generally incompatible with art or culture of any kind.

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Ron Newman commented about Boston Opera House on Aug 13, 2016 at 8:50 pm

Why was it cancelled?

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Ron Newman commented about Wang Theatre on Aug 8, 2016 at 3:47 pm

It’s been years since the Wang Theatre showed a movie, but they will screen Mel Brooks' “Blazing Saddles” on October 22. Brooks will be on stage “to provide a behind-the-scenes look at his illustrious career and talk about the making of his 1974 western comedy starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder.” The event will include an audience Q&A session.

Mel Brooks is in the saddle again, en route to Citi Wang Theatre (Boston Globe)

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Ron Newman commented about Studio Cinema on Jul 5, 2016 at 9:24 am

Are they planning any special event for that 95th anniversary?

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Ron Newman commented about State Theater on Jun 17, 2016 at 10:11 am

Are they presenting any live shows or movies at this theatre while working on it?

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Ron Newman commented about Boston University Theatre on Jun 10, 2016 at 10:01 am

One of the buildings that will be demolished and replaced with new development is the former Symphony Cinema.

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Ron Newman commented about Boston University Theatre on Jun 10, 2016 at 9:59 am

Or it may be named after a donor to the theatre’s fundraising campaign. (I had a short conversation about this on the theatre’s Facebook page.)

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Ron Newman commented about Symphony Cinema on Jun 9, 2016 at 1:42 pm

Boston University sold this along with the nearby BU Theatre (which houses the Huntington Theatre Company). The Huntington will remain, but the former Symphony Cinema building will probably be demolished and replaced with newer development.

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Ron Newman commented about Boston University Theatre on Jun 9, 2016 at 1:12 pm

In today’s Boston Globe: Deal gives Huntington control of BU Theatre

The theatre is being sold, but the Huntington Theatre Company will remain there and will refurbish it. I expect they will want to change the theatre’s name.

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Ron Newman commented about Apple Cinemas on Jun 7, 2016 at 2:06 pm

Where are these photos you are referring to?

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Ron Newman commented about Wollaston Theatre on Jun 6, 2016 at 11:16 am

What will be built on this site? Is there a news story about it?

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Ron Newman commented about Grandview Theater and Drafthouse on May 6, 2016 at 8:58 am

Were the other seats replaced by tables or other furniture?

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Ron Newman commented about Regent Theatre on Apr 24, 2016 at 9:38 pm

The Regent celebrated its 100th anniversary yesterday (Sunday, April 24, 2016) by showing the same movie that it opened with in 1916: “Rags” with Mary Pickford. They also presented seven short vaudeville acts before the film.

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Ron Newman commented about Boston Opera House on Apr 12, 2016 at 9:05 pm

I think this will be the first movie shown here since it closed as the Sack Savoy in the late 1970s. Do they still have projection equipment?

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Ron Newman commented about C. Walsh Theatre on Apr 4, 2016 at 12:29 pm

Looks like the C. Walsh theatre will be gone soon. Suffolk University is selling the building (and those surrounding it) to a developer who will convert it to residential use.

http://www.universalhub.com/2016/two-former-suffolk-university-buildings-beacon

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Ron Newman commented about Somerville Theatre on Mar 26, 2016 at 1:09 pm

These days it’s first-run Hollywood with some foreign or art films, and various film festivals. And lots of concerts. Second-run doesn’t really exist around here anymore.