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terrywade commented about Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on Apr 7, 2024 at 6:56 pm

Thanks Ken I like the multi color lights in the ceiling. Another example of what you won’t find in any inside auditorium theatre these days in the USA. They have boring bright white lights.

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terrywade commented about March 2024 on Apr 7, 2024 at 8:13 am

Too bad someone did not safe the color neon. It’s smash and grab now. Thanks BT for the closed up destruction sad image.

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terrywade commented about Landmark Chez Artiste on Apr 6, 2024 at 4:50 pm

Now mention of STEREO sound on Fantasia. I wonder If they played in stereo or Mono? Disney and the theatre owner needed to put what type of sound this film print had.

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terrywade commented about Fairfax Boxoffice Area on Apr 2, 2024 at 8:26 pm

How often as a kid I waited on Saturday mornings in front of this box office for the Fairfax Theatre to open. They would turn on the side florescent tube lights in the poster cases just before the lady entered the ticket booth with her change for the day. The coins came down a machine with a bowl at the end and the Globe tickets came out of a metal flat dispenser. The main doors would open with a real ticket taker. You could smell the hot dogs and popcorn aroma when the deco glass doors opened. Those were the days long gone. Today they would probably get robbed in the first hour after opening.

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terrywade commented about Palace Theatre 20-30 Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC - Previously The Metro on Apr 2, 2024 at 8:09 pm

MOGAMBO just missed 3D Cinemascope and Stereo 4 Track Mag Surround Sound coming out in 1953. Thanks Film for the nice ad.

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terrywade commented about Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park on Apr 1, 2024 at 7:24 am

Too bad Drafthouse Cinemas is for sale. They built too many small screen theatres and expensive food and drinks. Got rid of the union projectionists. We will miss the pre show entertainment and 35mm/70mm films shown in select markets. The bank people that took It over want their cash now. At least they were different then AMC, Regal & Cinemark Theatres. Lets see if Landmark Theatres makes a bid to buy the Drafthouse chain. They can get into the food and drink movie business.

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terrywade commented about Capri Theatre 1913 Elm Street, Dallas, TX - 1953 3D Presentation. on Mar 26, 2024 at 7:32 am

Thanks FILM for the ad. Inferno was the first 3D film I ever watched by 2Oth Century Fox and had great surround stereophonic sound. Saw at the United California Fruitvale Theatre in Oakland CA long torn down. We have a restored Blu Ray 3D copy now in stereo for our 3D TV. The best is the snake coming off the screen and the surround sound used with the rock echoes. The cheap one projector converted 3D movies they make now are worthless. A few distance shots and nothing coming out at you.

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terrywade commented about New Fillmore Theatre 1329 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA - 3D Presentation on Mar 20, 2024 at 4:36 pm

Greg & Film*** We saw many years ago a 70mm film print of ‘House Of Wax’ in stereophonic surround sound and dual 3D at the Fox Grauman’s Chinese Hollywood Theatre. Both left and right images were on the same single 70mm film frame I think It was the great StereoVision system.

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terrywade commented about Oppenheimer in analog IMAX 70 MM 16 perf at Chinese theatre on Mar 20, 2024 at 8:22 am

Just like the Cinerama projection booth days many prime seats lost in the center. Hope they put drapes or dark paint on the wood siding. The surround sound will get screwed up If you buy a seat near the new projection booth on the side back. Many center back prime rows won’t be so hot anymore. The Chinese Theatre Hollywood \will not use the old 70mm film IMAX system much It may be a portable take out thing?

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terrywade commented about IMAX 70 MM 16 perf Oppenheimer at Chinese theatre on Mar 20, 2024 at 3:13 am

I wonder If they covered up the cheap plywood with curtains. The sound of the projector must have leaked? Almost just like the old Cinerama center booth days. Many of those projection booths were made of cement blocks. Thanks Kino

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terrywade commented about Hayworth Theatre 2509 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA - 1990 - Previously known as Vagabond Theatre on Mar 19, 2024 at 8:07 am

Thanks Film for the ad. Hope they release soon in Blu Ray 3D. The Bubble had some of the best off the screen 3D of any movie.

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terrywade commented about Astor Theatre on Mar 14, 2024 at 8:10 am

Thanks Grind this great classic Astor Theatre NYC ad. In this day and age the Oscar people would probably go after the Astor people for not using the copyright AMPAS logo on the Oscar statue. They can be very sticky when you use their logo. With the new LA Academy museum/theatre now open they sell a ton of movie junk on line and in their store. Some does not have any copyright info.

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terrywade commented about Oppenheimer presented in IMAX 70 MM film 16 perf on Mar 13, 2024 at 9:20 pm

Thanks KINO one of the only Imax Theatres with curtains.

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terrywade commented about Regal Times Square on Mar 13, 2024 at 9:18 pm

Thanks for the photo. Too bad Regal did not put in fluorescent black light glow rugs. Joy carpets makes some great glow rugs. We have in our cinemas

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terrywade commented about Broadway Theatre on Mar 6, 2024 at 8:24 am

The Broadway Theatre a 70mm Todd-AO roadshow theatre for many years.

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terrywade commented about Santa Cruz Cinema on Feb 28, 2024 at 6:05 pm

The red neon sign above the candy counter that said REFRESTMENTS fell last month off the mirror and broke. Almost hit a popcorn server. Mark the manager tells me they are having the sign re made. The West Wind Syufy gang is spending money to fix up the place. A good tax rite off for them as the Syufy’s mainly own malls these days were their former drive Inns were. West Wind had to buy a new ice machine also they are re doing the lobby elevators and a new LED marquee will be coming soon. New laser projectors have been put in space #3 & #4. They are replacing the light bulbs in the marquee tower to color LED bulbs. Hope new glow rugs will be put in soon and some neon lobby ceiling lights repaired. Santa Cruz needs a 4DX or Screen X installation this is the cinema to have them in downtown Santa Cruz CA.

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terrywade commented about United Artists Theatre on Feb 13, 2024 at 7:44 am

Had a great curved TODD-AO screen then D-150.

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terrywade commented about Detroit Opera House on Feb 13, 2024 at 7:42 am

Former Grand Circus Theatre downtown Detroit.

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terrywade commented about Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall on Feb 13, 2024 at 7:40 am

Former Cinerama Theatre for the Detroit area. Opened after NYC.

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terrywade commented about Redford Theatre on Feb 13, 2024 at 7:34 am

They can still show 35mm or 70mm 6 track mag film movies here and the curtains still work. Don’t show as many film prints anymore most DCP. Nice to hear the pipe organ before the feature starts. Thanks NS for the image photo.

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terrywade commented about Castro Theatre on Feb 8, 2024 at 7:48 pm

The Castro Theatre is now closed for almost two years for s big remodel job. Can’t wait to see all the improvements.

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terrywade commented about Egyptian Theatre on Feb 1, 2024 at 7:47 am

Thanks Kino too bad they didn’t put in a large curved type D-150 screen like they had before. Tiny screen now. Those Dolby Atmos speakers on the ceiling look junky strange on the deco ceiling. At least I have been told they put in blue stage curtains during the latest remodel job. Does anyone know If they replaced the courtyard water fountains? Thanks

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terrywade commented about Marq*E Stadium 23 Cinemas on Feb 1, 2024 at 7:38 am

Thanks Ryan nice semi curved screen

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terrywade commented about Castro Theatre on Jan 28, 2024 at 3:32 pm

Let’s hope they put some color bulbs in the ceiling light not just shine white spotlights up to It.

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terrywade commented about UA Egyptian Theatres D-150 screen (75 x 30 feet) on Nov 18, 2023 at 10:45 pm

D-150 curved screen was such a great screen system. The new remodel 11/23 small screen is nothing like It was. Hope the Hollywood Cinerama opens soon with It’s huge curved screen.