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Curzon Mayfair under threat…Not good…Next cinema saving campaign in London
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
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!
The age old problem with Hollywood just gets worse…too many blockbusters at the same time with few options for adults…Years ago Miramax opened Brassed Off opposite Jurassic Park…the fact that some markets are over screened and some under screened just does not help…Am missing the days when we used to queue and talk about movies beyond opening weekend
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!
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!
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
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…
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
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
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
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
The transition to the York had to be very very brief…was it ever the EastWorld as well as the Art East?
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!
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
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!
Dutch Pathe’s cinemas are just the right combination of modern with respect for traditions…not too in your face!
Fellini’s Roma or Sleuth arguably the last NY exclusives that did not day date with the suburbs
Odeon launching limitless subscriptions scheme this week as well
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)
A disgrace that this is the only theatre in downtown Boston…Loews had a bit of class in booking studio and art films
Restaurants and bars around the corner tarted up too
Looking forward to seeing Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer Feb 15th
Live within walking distance and happy that its listed!
Thanks for the brilliant list…Significant in the evolution of distribution
From 1969 a few exclusives and the end of roadshows…then in the 70’s day dating with New Jersey and Long Island so moviegoers did not have to travel into the city for an event…then day dating with the East Side – people wouldn’t go to 54th St and rather see a film in Loews Tower East..to showcases and a lot of films which could not fill a thousand seats on a good day
It’s not theatres that got smaller it’s the movies:)
Sadly it was bound to happen
Was at the opening attraction Marooned in its second weekend…then plenty more over the years…The Last Waltz, Sleuth, Earthquake, Close Encounters, Lawrence of Arabia restored in 1998, Last Temptation of Christ, Mountains of the Moon, Dreamgirls
At the same time it was an awkward design up the escalators…the red was somewhat tacky and the marquee never fully did it justice
A shame a manageable main theatre and a couple of small sub-run theatres couldn’t have been carved out of it
1045 show of H8teful Eight this morning with my fellow film geeks…great fun good crowd participation…the fun of seeing a couple of black countdown numbers after the overture…a programme
And even walking concessionaires with hot dogs at the intermission
The film – just good Tarantino grand guignol…Jackie Brown remains his masterwork in terms of real characters with an assist to Elmore Leonard…but it works…the overture by Morriconne is lovely as is the opening them…love the retro credits at the beginning…great photography, colour, songs by Crystal Gayle and Roy Orbison opening and closing the second part
Lovely for a London audience to join in a round of applause and actually stay for the credits! The 245 show appeared to be close to a sell out