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Rocky opened as an exclusive at the Cinema II Thanksgiving weekend and went wider before Xmas
I saw it there and the then Columbia I&II…and at a theatre in the Philly suburbs
Amazing the last refurbishment was in 1992 25 years ago
We’ve avoided this theatre like the plague in the last 10 years only using it for the odd exclusive or London Film Festival showing but did enjoy a long list of pictures here before and after the refurb – Driving Miss Daisy, Bonfire of the Vanities, The Fugitive, Faithless, Serial Mom, Big Night, Fifth Element, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Scream, Don Juan De Marco, Dick Tracy, Home Alone, Butcher Boy, LA Confidential, True Romance, Scooby Doo 2 (yes with my then young nephew), Brokeback Mountain (exclusive), The Aviator (exclusive) and probably quite a few more
Expect the LFF will make more use of Odeon Leicester Square, Odeon Covent Garden, PictureHouse Central and the Prince Charles but OLS and OCG are probably due for refurbs too
This part of London is desperately underscreened…
There was a rumor of a Virgin/UGC complex coming in before it went over to Cineworld…any updates?
Another great trip to the movies at Scott Bridgwater last night for Rogue One…Cordial welcome proper ushering…the curtain closes after trailers and reopens for the feature…great locally sourced ice cream
And a 1/3 London prices
My only complaint is that with only 2 screens sometimes need to travel to Taunton to catch pictures in first week
But long live Scott’s Bridgwater
You go to Paris and have a great range of international film programming…All the US pictures and a well-curated mix of local and international product…The Odeon Panton Street does some good sub-run programming but is seriously out of date…This site just needs good programming to survive (a la the old Swiss Centre cinema)
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
Great…UES is badly underscreened…Interesting that Cinemex and Cinepolis 2 Mexican chains now have a presence in Manhattan but far from critical mass
It will be interesting if the evolving demographics of NYC can make a go of this…Manhattan remains badly underscreened
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
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
It’s a start
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!
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