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2 top notch, experienced projectionists projected almost 4 miles of film each time, including using a platter, of Oppenheimer, in regular 70mm (not IMAX) daily, starting July 21, last day Sept 21. A total of 224 shows.
4 shows Friday thru Sunday, 3 shows the other days.
First 6 weeks the times were 8:45 AM, 12:45 PM, 4:45 PM, 8:45 PM. And 12:30 PM 4:30 PM. 8:30 PM. Final 3 weeks were 9:30 AM, 1:15 PM, 5:00 PM 8:45 PM. And Noon, 4:00 PM 8:00 PM.
Some days Mark Joseph Pusillo was the projectionist. Other days Rich Rettino.
Considering the above comment, was this theater previously permanently equiped with Dolby Atmos surround? Is it really equiped now?
Oppenheimer has been showing in 70mm in auditorium 15, with about 290 seats and a nice large screen that appears to be about 35 feet wide. For those interested, auditorium 5 sits about 485 and has a huge screen that appears to be 60 feet wide.
I just went to Google and typed in “hollywood reporter paris theater reopens” and the article appeared.
Only Netflix premieres, plus retros including a 70mm classic film series! If you google, you can likely read the article.
I think there ought to be a difference between the preferences of people who would prefer for fixed seating, and more film screenings, and legal landmarking, so I understand government’s wishes to landmark the theater but not obligate fixed seating. Historic preservation law is one matter. Policy & shows are another.
Sony had purchased Loews and rebranded to Sony for awhile. When acquired by Cineplex Odeon, the rebranding made no sense, so was changed back to Loews & became part of new Loews Cineplex which eventually itself was acquired by AMC. AMC ran the Tower East until it eventually vacated.
Why was the great weekly classic series discontinued in 2022? it was always popular. There are still 35mm prints of classics.
“Searching for Mr. Rugoff” had a few movie theater screen screenings, including NYC. Paying $5 to stream a movie in HD is not outrageous, in my opinion.
link to a wonderful video of the auditorium by Andy Molholt, including the curtain https://www.youtube.com/shorts/gxQpGUDjLFk
There’s no change here at all, for the past 3 years it has been the same arrangement! Netflix, Bow Tie, and others like a company that assists with projection.
I am an American who for more than 20 years, has every year (except for the Pandemic years of 2020 & 2021) visited England. I saw many movies at this theater, though only once it had 2 screens, and remain upset it was demolished. As to the new building which I saw in May, it is an exceptionally nice building, with beautiful materials. I’ve now posted 2 of my photos on that theater’s page. I would like to see a movie in the larger auditorium in that new building.
The high rise would reportedly be above the existing facades, keeping the facades.
Beautiful photos, Ian.
The Bruin is great, but the Village is palatial.
I agree with Mike. By the time I started, as a visitor from Philadelphia, seeing movies in NYC in the late 1980s, all the grand Midtown 70mm roadshow movie palaces were gone or chopped up (the Criterion & Embassy 2-3-4 ex DeMille). This theater was long gone.
Ridethectrain, this is not the website for technical specifications, but unfortunately, nowhere seems to explain. I’m thinking AMC Prime has Dolby Atmos surround sound but not Dolby Vision picture quality? Here in Philadelphia the downtown AMC Fashion District has both Dolby and Prime auditoriums. I’ve only seen one movie so far in Prime, but many in Dolby.
Thanks, Ed. In March of this year, I returned for the 70mm screening of “Murder on the Nile” and I posted photos in the photo gallery, of this beautiful theater.
I’m in Philadelphia, and on vacation last month, visited Cardiff for the 1st time. I’ve posted photos of the facades & the refurbished former auditorium of the Prince of Wales. Great job, Weatherspoon!This place stands as a loving tribute to the live theater and cinema that it used to be, and serves current customers just fine.
My friend Ken Roe, who is the volunteer Moderator of this website, and I visited the restored foyer and upstairs areas (except for the auditoriums) last month of this theater, and we’ve posted photos. Fantastic refurbishment, Odeon!
My friend Ken Roe, who is the volunteer Moderator of this website, and I visited the restored foyer last month of this theater, and we’ve posted photos of the foyer and the restored facade. Great job, Picturehouse!
To continue from my 2017 post, I’ve visited this theater each year from its 2015 reopening thru 2019, when I had to pause due to the Pandemic my visits to London from Philadelphia. In 2018, I enjoyed a sold out local premiere of an Australian film “Breadth” which was accompanied by a wine reception, and in 2019, “That’ll be the Day” (1973) with a Q & A with the film writer & producer. Last month, I enjoyed “Downton Abbey: A New Era” here and I posted photos of the beautiful auditorium and marvelous hand drawn staffer posters for the movie and for “Top Gun: Maverick” The history panels showcasing the theater’s most remarkable history are no longer in the concession foyer, but I hope they return.
Ian, your 3rd photo link above goes to surfers.