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SethLewis commented about City Cinemas Cinema 1, 2, and 3 on Nov 21, 2016 at 7:16 am

A lot of this is happening in London with commitments to build theatres in the lower ground floors…I would imagine that NYC will start to see this a la Loews NY 1&2 (now Beekmans) So the commitment to redevelopment would likely include theatres

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SethLewis commented about Clearview's First & 62nd on Nov 16, 2016 at 11:54 am

Great…UES is badly underscreened…Interesting that Cinemex and Cinepolis 2 Mexican chains now have a presence in Manhattan but far from critical mass

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SethLewis commented about iPic Fulton Market on Nov 10, 2016 at 10:48 am

It will be interesting if the evolving demographics of NYC can make a go of this…Manhattan remains badly underscreened

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SethLewis commented about La Cezanne on Nov 8, 2016 at 8:40 am

A lovely city and a cool place to go to the movies…Saw Gladiator and Jet Set here while working in Aix…all of the multiplexes had different purposes…this one far more commercial than the other two which would programme much more art house fare Lovely to have old school independents rather than Pathes

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SethLewis commented about Odeon Leicester Square on Oct 9, 2016 at 1:21 pm

Great time yesterday morning 10:30 London Film Festival show La La Land with a Q&A with Damien Chazelle & Ryan Gosling

Scary the number of attendees that seemed never to have been there before and totally lost…the back rows are super hard to see in the dim light but that’s a churlish comment..the atmosphere of a full house…applause after the opening number and at the end was so so good…definitely in need of a refurb and probably a reduction in seats but there have to be enough tentpoles and interesting pictures to keep this busy

Next Saturday morning…Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals

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SethLewis commented about Curzon Mayfair on Sep 25, 2016 at 2:25 pm

It’s a start

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SethLewis commented about Curzon Mayfair on Sep 19, 2016 at 2:13 pm

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/thousands-back-campaign-to-save-mayfair-curzon-from-closure-a3348601.html

Curzon Mayfair under threat…Not good…Next cinema saving campaign in London

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SethLewis commented about Odeon Marble Arch on Sep 12, 2016 at 12:19 pm

Used to ride the bus past until June…sad to see the pictures getting ready for the demolition….remember it as a child in the 60’s

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SethLewis commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Aug 30, 2016 at 1:12 pm

Reserved seats are a way of life in the UK…if there is something we are serious about we book it with preferred seats (I like an aisle for my long legs)…Plenty of people go at the last minute…You get used to it…yes it takes the spontaneity and some of the fun out of moviegoing but think that if you can manage a mid-week afternoon show, or wait until Weeks 2 or 3 you pretty much can walk in and enjoy…The screen is reading the seating plans online and not ending up too close…Enjoy!

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SethLewis commented about Odeon Taunton on Aug 29, 2016 at 5:10 am

Have been here a few times since the late 90s'…more recent experiences quite good for a regional multiplex – Anchorman 2 / Central Intelligence / Life of Pi in 3D / Zoolander 2 Sausage Party preview tonight!

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SethLewis commented about Prince Charles Cinema on Aug 24, 2016 at 1:37 am

Great great summer season of films in 35mm and 70mm…Caught The Right Stuff in 70mm last night stunning presentation…good popcorn and bar too…we need to support this!

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SethLewis commented about Odeon Marble Arch on Aug 16, 2016 at 2:13 am

A shame but the old Marble Arch was very hard to book as a single screen from the 80’s onwards and the latest incarnation was a bit of a mess…tight stadium seating that was never comfortable…Speed 2…The Full Monty…The Tailor of Panama so you can tell when the last times I was there

Odeon did a pretty good job sorting itself out to be sold from a service perspective hopefully new owners will leave it alone Basements may be the best we can hope for and take perspective that the Kingston plex is essentially downstairs and very good

RIP Odeon Marble Arch as we knew it

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SethLewis commented about Cineworld Haymarket on Aug 11, 2016 at 2:09 am

With a bit of cleanup this could be a great place to see a movie…Screen 1 has depth height and atmosphere that the Empire 1 and Vue screens are lacking – and with the Odeon Leicester Sq due for a refurb this could work…like anything it needs care and some investment…

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SethLewis commented about New York, NY - NYC's Most Incredible Old Movie Theaters on Aug 4, 2016 at 1:38 pm

Great piece…would like to see more on The Plaza 58th between Madison & Park (Now Tao Restaurant) and some of the Spanish theatres the Eagle and Cosmo

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SethLewis commented about Paris Theatre on Aug 1, 2016 at 2:41 pm

According to the City Cinemas web site Madre Mia opening August 5th This theatre is hard to book for and pictures here deserve at least a month if not more

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SethLewis commented about UA Showcase 8 on Jul 31, 2016 at 4:16 am

When I lived in Vegas was grateful to have movies on the strip – ConAir, The Devil’s Own and a couple more especially late night…but yes it was at best a generic 80s pre-stadium seating UA plex

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SethLewis commented about Wisconsin Avenue Cinemas on Jul 12, 2016 at 6:55 am

Saw my first film in DC here Tommy Lee Jones in Cobb Appreciate the impact it had on DC residents but a pretty basic CO plex in my mind…Toojay’s deli around the corner a treat Went back and did Trainspotting and Brando in Island of Dr Moreau back to back

Loews Pentagon City more convenient for big studio pictures

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SethLewis commented about First Avenue Screening Room on May 6, 2016 at 6:59 am

The transition to the York had to be very very brief…was it ever the EastWorld as well as the Art East?

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SethLewis commented about Scott Cinema on May 2, 2016 at 5:51 am

A great experience here last night seeing Eye in the Sky Great welcome delicious ice cream quality digital projection and sound

My first time here in a few years – Mission Impossible 4 before that Tron and Avatar and Erin Brockovich

We need to keep this one alive!

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SethLewis commented about Vue West End on Apr 23, 2016 at 5:44 am

This is now a complete tip…The local Vues at Westfield (White City) and Shepherds Bush are better maintained. Westfield even hosts premieres. While the Empire was being refurbished in the early 90s this was a first choice – there was a lot of good WB and Disney product also coming through the pipeline

A real shame

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SethLewis commented about Trans-Lux 85th Street Theatre on Mar 29, 2016 at 11:36 am

This was an old school neighbourhood house for most of my lifetime mid-60s onwards with an interesting mix of programming…some soft-core day dating with Broadway, some showcase (WB, UA & Universal circuits) and at the end some first run And Saturday matinees with matrons!

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SethLewis commented about Pathé De Munt on Mar 26, 2016 at 2:15 am

Dutch Pathe’s cinemas are just the right combination of modern with respect for traditions…not too in your face!

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SethLewis commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Mar 2, 2016 at 12:39 am

Fellini’s Roma or Sleuth arguably the last NY exclusives that did not day date with the suburbs

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SethLewis commented about Odeon Orpington on Feb 27, 2016 at 4:39 am

Odeon launching limitless subscriptions scheme this week as well

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SethLewis commented about Cineworld Hammersmith on Feb 26, 2016 at 6:58 am

Sad to know that this being demolished…rarely go there now that we have 26 Vue screens in Shepherds Bush…still nothing then through Hammersmith and Chiswick (this latter could likely support an art house or 2)