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The city should actually be listed as North Hollywood, not Los Angeles.
Good friggin riddance!
I posted this on the Paramount D/I page a couple of weeks ago.
BREAKING NEWS: The drive-in is RETURNING to this swap meet! The news reports says it’s gonna be a 2 screener (like it was originally) equipped with digital projection and all the trimmings. It’s slated to open in Spring 2014!
The article: http://www.thedowneypatriot.com/blogPost.do?id=1171
I believe the La Jolla (San Diego), Chicago (opening later this year) and Virginia (opening in 2015) ArcLights are built from the ground up.
AMC had better turn this place into another Dine-In. It’s the only way the theatre will compete against ArcLight. And Laemmle.
Hold on to your popcorn buckets!
Tucked away in the recent announcement of ArcLight Cinemas expansion to Santa Monica, CA is the following:
“ArcLight also owns and operates the historic Cinerama Dome and programs the TCL Chinese Theatre and IMAX in Hollywood.”
Great job, Michael!
They didn’t lower any masking for “Gravity” either. Probably won’t for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” either.
I would suggest taking the issue up with IMAX, not theatre management. However…if they DO decide to move the masking, they’d better have someone in the projection booth at all times or else folks will complain about the masking staying low during 1:78 IMAX sequences.
BTW…the full screen IMAX sequence in Hunger Games was AMAZING! Can’t wait to see the FULLY EXPANDED screen in 2014 when the laser projection system is unleashed!
Addressing Scott’s point: There is a fine line between correcting inaccuracies & insulting someone. Many times that line is crossed. There IS a way to be corrective, but in a non-insulting tone.
Thanks Ross for putting your foot down. The vitrol reached horrifying levels as of late. Here’s to days of peace & movie memories!
I believe it was Chuck1231.
Any plans to do a tribute to our late CT member Chuck Van Bibber? His family on some of the St. Louis theatre pages that he passed away recently? We had our battles (!!!) but he definitely merits a tribute due to his contributions to CT.
WOW! So very sorry to hear about your loss. I’ll make no bones about it – your dad and I (and many of us) had our battles here on Cinema Treasures regarding historical accuracy and whatnot. But one thing can’t be denied: his love and passion for cinema and movie theatres – particularly the ones in the great city of St. Louis – was real.
R.I.P. Mr. Van Bibber. May God comfort your family during this time of grief.
I pity the poor souls who have to watch Episode 7 here in December 2015.
There are screens at run of the mill multiplexes BIGGER than the one at El Capitan. Not joking. For all the lavishness they put into the theatre including the high priced VIP seating and pre-movie shows, that screen is SMALL SMALL SMALL. No wider than 50 feet in my guesstimation.
“Demolished” means ABSOLUTELY TORN DOWN with no remains left. That picture is a GUTTED building, not a DEMOLISHED one.
You want demolished? Take a stroll around the corner and see the grassy knoll that was once The National.
The story of the asbestos:
Probably because it’s not “DEMOLISHED.” As I earlier stated on May 30, 2013 they found asbestos in the construction. The only way to deal with asbestos is by gutting the theatre to get all the gunk out and then rebuilding it afterwards.
Nothing can top it…but if the studios won’t pay for prints, what is IMAX to do? Play “Elysium” in their 15/70 screens for almost 3 months and hope to survive?
If you think I’m joking…
Just came back from my 2nd trip to “Gravity.” Lots of improvements. No more dumb preshow. Curtain stays closed till their announcer guy introduces the feature. Ushers all around to help patrons find their seats. Still no ticket kiosks built, though (They GOTTA make this happen! With all that randomness on Hollywood Blvd, that street level box office is not safe!).
And here’s something to make you chuckle: They’ve added a dash of showmanship by playing the legendary “Thus Spoke Zarathustra” (a.k.a. the 2001 A Space Odyssey theme) as the curtains open. EPIC!
Just as I figured.
Ken: I think they’re claiming the 99W in Newberg as their D/I according to articles I’ve read.
2 on this “list”: Video rental stores per capita. WTF????
Um…“scope” and “widescreen” are the same thing. :)
I DID NOT KNOW that Disney used both theatres for premieres! I recant my original statement!
Shucks…with the free for all going on with “Gravity” playing at Chinese & The Dome coupled with the “Thor” sequel playing at The Dome & El Cap, we just may see Episode 7 playing at theatres located across the street from one another after all!