Comments from Chris Utley

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Chris Utley commented about Electric Dusk Drive-In on Feb 13, 2019 at 7:42 am

LOL @ Joe. Having attended both of those D/I’s regularly, you’re prone to see more SUV’s, Flat bed trucks and minivans with kiddos running around them than any Passion Pit behavior!

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Chris Utley commented about Vermont Drive-In on Jan 10, 2019 at 5:39 pm

Yep. Whole thing’s been torn down with no remains for about 20 years now.

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Chris Utley commented about Northland Cinema on Jan 10, 2019 at 2:58 pm

This is a picture of the adjoining mall, not the actual movie theatre

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Chris Utley commented about February 27th, 1976 grand opening ad a 4-screen drive-in on Jan 10, 2019 at 2:55 pm

Skin & Skin on 1 & 2, Eastwood & Eastwood on 3 & 4!

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Chris Utley commented about Marcus Ronnie's 20 Cinema on Jan 7, 2019 at 7:50 pm

So the Wehrenberg name is officially off the theatre? Wow.

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Chris Utley commented about AMC Mesquite 30 on Jan 6, 2019 at 9:53 am

Went here for the first time on 1/5/19 and saw a film in the Dolby Cinema room. The screen is one of the largest for a Dolby out of all the AMC DFW locations. Sound and picture are great but the bass transponders built into the seats didn’t function with the same impact as other Dolby auditoriums. IMAX room looked decent for a LieMax. All in all, a pretty decent theatre.

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Chris Utley commented about UA Galaxy Theatre Stadium 10 on Dec 29, 2018 at 3:13 pm

Went here for the first time today. 90’s era relic that could use a 21st century lobby refresh. But the screens were big – although that 80 foot designation is a bit too much – and the sound system was really nice.

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Chris Utley commented about Studio Movie Grill Plano on Nov 15, 2018 at 1:14 pm

Not a fan of this location. Decor is nice like most SMG’s but the sound is TERRIBLE! Your living room soundbar or home theatre will pump more wattage than this theatre does!

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Chris Utley commented about Studio Movie Grill The Colony on Nov 15, 2018 at 1:10 pm

This might be the single best sounding theatre in ALL of North Dallas. High quality with thundering bass in even the smallest of their auditoriums.

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Chris Utley commented about Coyote Drive-In on Sep 27, 2018 at 4:22 pm

As of 9/27/2018, the drive in is now closed until further notice.

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Chris Utley commented about Electric Dusk Drive-In on Aug 20, 2018 at 5:32 pm

Why go to a fake drive-in when there’s one off the 105 & Paramount Blvd. and another off the 605 & Valley Blvd?

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Chris Utley commented about April 19th, 1991 grand opening ad on Aug 20, 2018 at 5:00 pm

3 screens for this mess? REALLY???

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Chris Utley commented about AMC Stonebriar 24 on Aug 2, 2018 at 4:18 pm

This is a totally MEH AMC location that got a Dolby Cinema auditorium in early summer 2018. Theatre is lifeless and void of personality.

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Chris Utley commented about Rock Road Drive-In on Aug 2, 2018 at 4:06 pm

Yeah, the description needs a bit more cleanup.

Opened showing mainstream Switched to porn and the trouble with the city occurred Wehrenberg took over in 1977 and it stopped showing porn Closed in 1980 and now a junkyard

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Chris Utley commented about Rock Road Drive-In on May 24, 2018 at 9:21 pm

Facts on this drive-in need to be corrected. It opened as Olympic. Name changed to Rock Road when Wehrenberg took over in 1977 and it closed in 1980.

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Chris Utley commented about Studio Movie Grill Royal Lane on May 16, 2018 at 8:39 pm

Saw a 70MM print of “Ready Player One” here in April 2018. Great experience!

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Chris Utley commented about AMC Classic Valley View 16 on May 16, 2018 at 8:33 pm

You can see the wrecked and tattered remains of Valley View with the AMC portion of the complex still standing as you travel the 635 freeway. Frankly, they really should put the theatre out of its misery.

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Chris Utley commented about El Capitan Theatre on Feb 28, 2018 at 6:33 am

Answering an earlier question about why El Cap doesn’t show movies in 3D: It’s technically a Dolby Cinema house. Doesn’t use the Dolby Cinema name but it’s the same technical framework: Dolby Vision HDR projection plus Dolby Atmos audio. I have yet to see a Dolby Vision/Cinema house equipped for 3D. Frankly, it doesn’t need it! It’s presentation is already the best in the business…topped only by full screen 70MM IMAX.

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Chris Utley commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec 20, 2017 at 4:56 pm

Justice League was shot in 1.85:1. Zack Snyder intentionally shot it that way because 1.85:1 will fill 85% of a TrueIMAX screen as opposed to 2:35 sitting smack dab in the center of the screen. Never saw the IMAX version so can’t confirm if any scenes were shot with IMAX cameras.

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Chris Utley commented about AMC Northpark 15 on Oct 6, 2017 at 6:26 pm

Overrated movie theatre in an overcrowded mall with bad bad parking!

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Chris Utley commented about AMC Village On The Parkway 9 on Aug 26, 2017 at 2:11 pm

Went here in early August 2017. Lots of personality for an AMC. The Prime auditorium is now a Dolby Cinema auditorium – and the BEST ONE I’ve been to!

The zoning war between this place and LOOK is over. They’re both showing the same titles day and date.

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Chris Utley commented about Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley on Aug 26, 2017 at 2:05 pm

Went here in early August 2017. Lobby looked nice but the auditoriums could use a lil TLC

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Chris Utley commented about El Capitan Theatre on Aug 22, 2017 at 12:01 pm

Again, it’s the same tech used for the 2016 Jungle Book remake

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Chris Utley commented about El Capitan Theatre on Aug 22, 2017 at 9:55 am

Substitute the phrase “Live Action” with Photorealistic. “Live Action” is a distinction between hand drawn animated cartoons vs Photorealistic movement, backgrounds and activity. But it’s still all animated. Disney with all their power isn’t gonna make a herd of lions and hyenas speak.

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Chris Utley commented about El Capitan Theatre on Aug 19, 2017 at 6:25 am

Big Joe: They’re using the same technique as the highly successful Jungle Book remake where the animals were 100% photorealistic CGI and there was only 1 human character in the film. The film was shot on soundstages where the jungle environment was digitally recreated as well.