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He may have been referring to the post-explosion scene as the “replica.”
Digital projection will be installed from May 5-9 with reopening scheduled for May 10, 2013.
RogerA: Try typing lacurbed.com and searching for Chinese Theatre.
I REALLY don’t see Disney allowing Thor 2 in IMAX AND at the El Cap at the same darn time. Ditto for Avengers 2…although, for the sake of history, they may make an exception for Star Wars Episode VII
I predict their grand reopening title will be Hunger Games: Catching Fire. It makes no sense to open in September/October. No hot titles (unless you count “Gravity” w/Sandra Bullock & George Clooney set in outer space).
Before and after renderings of the remodel:
Y'all know doggone well that Disney WILL NOT allow any of their titles to play in any other Hollywood theatre not named El Capitan!
IMAX has pimped themselves so hard through their theatre retrofits that now it’s commonplace to see them bouncing multiple titles through their different theatres. In Cliff’s scenario above, Star Trek may leave Chinese when Fast and Furious 6 opens…but it would most likely continue to play at AMC Universal Citywalk and/or AMC Century 15. The addition to IMAX at Chinese gives IMAX gives them a much bigger playing field to work with: Rave & AMC Century to the west, Chinese & Citywalk to the north, and AMC Burbank to the slightly farther north. With 5 theatres to play with (and we haven’t event talked the suburbs yet), I don’t think booking will be that much of a pain for IMAX!
According to an article I read, the screen specs are 94 feet wide by 46 feet 2 inches tall. DEFINITELY doesn’t sound like a LieMax!
So…they’re turning the most famous movie theatre in the world into…AHEM…an IMAX!
Regarding your question, it’s commonplace for studios to juggle their release schedules as they see fit. IIRC, American Gigolo didn’t hit theatres till 1980 even though they included it in this trailer. So “Meatballs” could have very well been a last minute addition to their release slate.
The Skyview has now been converted to digital projection on both screens. Still no news on when they’re building that 3rd screen, though.
I remember seeing this during intermission at the Holiday Drive-In in Overland (St. Louis), MO. Incredible find!
They need to revive the M rating. It’ll be the perfect fit for films which push the borderlines of PG-13 but not too intense for R.
I was also in LV…and went here…in April of last year and saw the potholes & debris first hand.
Well…stealing them don’t work! :) And I lost the originals.
Can I steal the photos that I sent to CinemaTour and upload those? :)
The writer of that article and it’s (flamers) blog posters PROBABLY DO NOT KNOW that these changes are being made to features which have already been altered from their original specs. :)
This drive-in is slated to convert to digital projection in 2013.
The 4 newer screens were built in 1989 – LONG after AMC took it over and the Mid-America name faded into memory.
If they do their stadium seating like the Village in Westwood did (installing rizers that will maintain the slope), it’ll work.
I am not saying that the screen isn’t 90 feet wide. I believe you. There’s a truckload of side masking hiding all that extra screen space. All I’m saying is that the screen was not displaying it’s full 90 feet wideness on the Saturday 12/18 showing of The Hobbit. If they’ve since changed that since my visit, perhaps I should make a return visit to see this super wide presentation.
As everybody knows, the Cinerama Dome is 82 feet wide. The Hobbit at Grauman’s Chinese was nowhere close to that. I don’t need a tape measure to figure that out. :p
I saw The Hobbit there. No way that was 90 feet wide (at least not on opening weekend). 65 feet sounds more reasonable.
In other news…TCL CHINESE THEATRE??? According to The Hollywood Reporter, that will be this theatre’s new name. Barf.
Did they repave the fields? Too much debris & potholes in it’s current config.
You’re welcome (for the photo)