Comments from SethLewis

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SethLewis commented about Regal Union Square Stadium 14 on Nov 11, 2015 at 4:48 am

ON a quick trip to NYC this weekend from London…caught Spotlight…great picture but what a dump…Badly lit inside Concessions emptied out for a 9pm show on a Sunday night What a treat to have reserved seating in most multis here in the UK This theatre badly needs an update or reconfiguring

The upside respectful audiences (once they found seats) that actually bothered to watch the credits

SethLewis commented about Stonestown Twin on Sep 7, 2015 at 2:54 am

Was taken there with a group to see Trog with Joan Crawford when I was 12/13…a treat to see that it’s still up and running

SethLewis commented about RKO Proctor's 58th Street Theatre on Sep 6, 2015 at 2:33 am

I remember this at the end of its natural life in the mid 60’s…Mostly Warner Bros and Universal product…As an 8 or 9 year old was taken to fare such as Not With My Wife You Don’t and The Spy with the Cold Nose

SethLewis commented about City Cinemas Cinema 1, 2, and 3 on Jul 20, 2015 at 10:24 pm

For anyone complaining about movie ticket prices…try London £18 or the equivalent of $24 in the West End…the upside is that we can transfer our supermarket loyalty points into cinema tickets to ease the pain…Membership schemes also help

SethLewis commented about Picturehouse Central on Jul 12, 2015 at 3:02 pm

A great experience…a lovely ground floor cafe…well laid out mezzanine entrance with multiple ticket and snack points…pick and mix, donuts, and another bar so a great place to meet and chill before and after The cinema layouts appear to be similar to the old Cineworld but with new seats Saw Love & Mercy the Brian Wilson story great projection and sound No adverts Despite the high prices this is a great grown up place to see a movie

SethLewis commented about Empire Cinema on Jul 1, 2015 at 11:47 pm

With the probable loss of the Curzon West End, the Odeon Covent Garden is worth fighting for…decent screens and lobby…a block away from traffic…sadly the Vue West End was a couple of years before its time…only screens 5 and 7 are any good and the place is a tip

SethLewis commented about Gaumont Madeleine on Jun 15, 2015 at 12:44 pm

It is all retail…believe optical and FNAC I might have seen a Tom & Jerry cartoon festival here as a young child…my 3rd or 4th trip to the pictures

SethLewis commented about Grand Central Theatre on Jun 11, 2015 at 1:26 am

This was showing Plaza Suite in 1971
Weird that I came across leafing through NYT ads last night
Was a newsreel theatre before that

SethLewis commented about ABC Piccadilly Circus on Apr 8, 2015 at 4:59 am

Saw The Conformist, and Slackers here in the early 90’s…not a great experience but at the same time a testament to London offering the chance to see some classic films in theatres

SethLewis commented about Picturehouse Central on Apr 8, 2015 at 4:47 am

The Odeon Covent Garden was not a bad conversion from the ABC 1&2…The Panton Street needs to go…now! The most uncomfortable theatre in London

SethLewis commented about Pathé Groningen on Feb 28, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Good sized screens and an easy going Dutch atmosphere Saw Jackie Brown, Arlington Road here

SethLewis commented about Majestic Bastille on Jan 12, 2015 at 1:35 am

A good neighbourhood first run Saw Gone Baby Gone here in early 08 with maybe 5 other people on a cold January Friday night

SethLewis commented about Regency I & II on Dec 26, 2014 at 10:21 am

This may have been explained before but appreciate it being answered again…how did the opening day preview practice get put into place in Philadelphia…the first day of the new attraction sharing the billing with the outgoing attraction…so a double or sometimes triple feature

A memory of my days at Penn…sneaking off and seeing two for the price of one…and often some very incongruous double bills

SethLewis commented about Max Linder Panorama on Dec 21, 2014 at 6:18 am

A fun place to see a blockbuster or revival…saw Antonioni’s The Passenger and Spiderman 3 (on May Day) here

SethLewis commented about City Cinemas Cinema 1, 2, and 3 on Dec 17, 2014 at 9:28 am

What is the overall new seat count?

SethLewis commented about City Cinemas Cinema 1, 2, and 3 on Dec 8, 2014 at 6:20 am

This is a relief…can’t imagine living in NYC with the way it is being screened now…what the UES needs in a Kips Bay style multiplex for the big commercial films and a Lincoln Plaza style multiplex for art house product and then everyone’s needs are served

Easier said than done I realise

SethLewis commented about UGC Normandie on Dec 2, 2014 at 1:38 am

Saw The Blood Diamond, Zodiac, I Robot, King Kong on the big curved screen…a great place to see a movie

SethLewis commented about Hollywood-Boulevard on Dec 2, 2014 at 1:36 am

This was owned and programmed by a distributor Raymond Chateau and promoted heavily by Guy Lux on his TV shows

SethLewis commented about 777 Theatre on Nov 11, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Sadly revival theatres are a distant memory of youth no only served by museums or treasures like the Film Forum…saw the great Aussie double bill of Breaker Morant and Gallipoli here in 1982 with a very full house

SethLewis commented about UGC-Toison d'Or on Nov 10, 2014 at 6:05 am

A good if somehow hard to navigate multiplex in a good moviegoing city…lots of good sneak previews and a good mix of mainstream and art house programming

SethLewis commented about Capitole on Nov 10, 2014 at 6:04 am

So many memories of this as a 4 plex when I lived in Brussels in 79 – Foul Play, Hard Core, The Great Train Robbery and several others…

SethLewis commented about Vue Shepherd's Bush on Nov 9, 2014 at 6:53 am

Add to my list Gone Girl in the double aisled Screen 9…as good as anything out there for its time…

SethLewis commented about Cineworld Hammersmith on Nov 9, 2014 at 6:50 am

Still going ‘strong’…some Polish programming in view of neighbourhood demographic as well as blockbusters

SethLewis commented about Vue Westfield Shepherd's Bush on Nov 9, 2014 at 6:08 am

Have seen The Artist, Magic in the Moonlight, Behind the Candleabra, Shutter Island, Crazy Hearts, Lincoln, Crash, Hugo, Carnage, Mr Turner (just last Sunday) and quite a few more here since it has opened…a great documentary about Vidal Sassoon with the man himself in person a few months before he passed…The Tree of Life with a crowd expecting a much more mainstream Brad Pitt film rather than a Terence Malick picture (which I loved)

Intended to be a National Amusements Delux became a few shortly before the mall opened and the cinema opened about 5 months after the mall in 2009

SethLewis commented about Vue Westfield Shepherd's Bush on Nov 8, 2014 at 9:09 am

With the Vue Shepherd’s Bush (in a shopping complex across the road which dates back to 2001) our local multiplex for better or for worse

For better A decent mix of blockbuster and art house programming Screens that are well laid out with some rows of two or three off to the side for privacy Late shows now most nights in a good mall with very good eating options

For worse Ignorant staff who do not take responsibility for the shortfall’s of the company in terms of communication Poor alignment with the Westfield Mall website in terms of film times and pricing Scene screens with in seat service that have never really taken off – £19 for these screens is ludicrous (even though I have been known to have paid it)

Things could be far worse but a lot better with professional management rather than simply supervision