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Movieholic commented about Cinerama Hollywood on Dec 23, 2015 at 10:36 am

I saw the remake of “The Amityville Horror” here on my last L.A. visit here ten years ago. Like the Uptown in D.C. the curved screen is impressive, as is the large auditorium.

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Movieholic commented about AMC Uptown 1 on Dec 23, 2015 at 10:26 am

I wish Boston had more theaters like this one. Love the curved screen. I saw “Inception” here with my sister five years ago. It was also a treat to sit in the balcony, something very few theaters have now. But then there are hardly any single screen palaces like this one left in the country, depending on where you live.

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Movieholic commented about AMC Empire 25 on Dec 23, 2015 at 10:16 am

It’s an understatement to say this place is HUGE! I saw “Captain Phillips” here two years ago in, I think, Auditorium 6, which is probably one of the smaller ones but still nice. I’d come back.

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Movieholic commented about Loew's State Theatre on Dec 23, 2015 at 9:35 am

If time travel is ever invented, which is highly unlikely, LOL, this and the old Loews Orpheum, when it was a twin, are two Manhattan movie houses I’d love to visit. I know it’ll never happen but a guy can dream, can’t he?

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Movieholic commented about Loew's 72nd Street East on Dec 23, 2015 at 9:24 am

The dismal 1996 remake of the French film “Diabolique” is, sadly, the only movie I saw at this fine theater. I repeat myself frequently when it comes to most of the NYC cinemas I’ve visited past and present.

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Movieholic commented about Murray Hill Cinema on Dec 23, 2015 at 9:18 am

I only saw “Eight Men Out” here in 1988. Very good movie. The theater was okay. I only remember there wasn’t much leg room between the seats.

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Movieholic commented about Palladium Times Square on Dec 21, 2015 at 11:25 am

I take that back. Snapple is a far worse name.

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Movieholic commented about AMC 84th Street 6 on Nov 25, 2015 at 6:11 pm

Two more movies I saw here that I forgot to mention: Blue Steel & Pretty Woman. The next time I’m in New York I’ll have to come back. Most of the NYC theaters I visited back in the day are, sadly, long gone.

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Movieholic commented about Sutton Theater on Nov 25, 2015 at 6:07 pm

The only movie I saw here was the Shelley Long comedy Hello Again in 1987. I don’t remember much, other than it was a big single screen cinema with comfortable seating and a screen. My sister and I arrived late, just as the beginning credits were finished rolling. It was the day after Thanksgiving, I think, and we’d just seen Dirty Dancing, the second time for both of us, at the Quad Cinema in Greenwich Village. I wish time travel was possible. I’d go back to the days when theaters like this one were open and see anything that was playing.

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Movieholic commented about Palladium Times Square on Nov 25, 2015 at 4:46 pm

I totally agree with you on the name RobertR. I can’t think of a more stupid name that reeks of greedy corporate synergy.

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Movieholic commented about Hartsdale 1-4 on Oct 9, 2015 at 3:56 pm

This and the Galleria Twin were the two cinemas I visited most frequently during my childhood. Interestingly enough, I saw Back to the Future and Back to the Future Part II at the Hartsdale 3 & 4 on the same screen. I think the last film I saw before it closed was A Perfect World sophomore year in college.

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Movieholic commented about Galleria Twin Cinemas on Oct 9, 2015 at 3:45 pm

As a kid, this was the only White Plains movie theater I had visited since most of the others, with a couple of exceptions, were closed by the time my family and I moved here. I saw many movies at this place, including Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Revenge of the Nerds, the first R-rated movie I was ever allowed to see on the big screen, an experience I’ll never forget, LOL, Gremlins, War Games, Max Dugan Returns, Creepshow 2, Back to the Future Part III, and too many other titles to mention here. There wasn’t anything distinctive about it, but both auditoriums had plenty of seats and big enough screens, including Dolby Stereo capability in Cinema 1 I think. Sadly it attracted a lot of less than desirable clientele as I got older, as did the Galleria Mall in general, which is probably why it closed in the early 1990s. But it was definitely a fun place to go to the movies while it lasted.

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Movieholic commented about Coolidge Corner Theatre on Oct 8, 2015 at 5:01 pm

Watching Sicario, which was a terrific, tense, and gripping thriller, yesterday in the main theater downstairs, I was pleasantly reminded of how much I love this landmark independent art house gem. I’ve seen many films, most of them good, the past fifteen or sixteen years I’ve been coming here and will without a doubt keep coming back. For fun, the first movie I saw was either “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” or “Taxi Driver” in 1999.

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Movieholic commented about Loew's 34th Street Showplace on Sep 19, 2015 at 8:20 am

I’m wondering if anyone would be able to list the bookings after the first five years. Just curious. It’s fun to see which movies played here and at other theaters back in the day.

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Movieholic commented about RKO National Twin on Sep 17, 2015 at 5:35 am

I was twelve when my dad took me to see “Spies Like Us” at this theater. The movie was very funny, and still is to this day. I remember it played in the upstairs cinema that, I think, used to be the balcony before it was twinned. I didn’t see many films in Times Square as a kid because it wasn’t the cleanest or safest neighborhood, particularly at night. This was a fun theater to visit though. I also saw “Jo Jo Dancer: Your Life is Calling” and “Judgment Night” here.

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Movieholic commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 16, 2015 at 8:55 pm

xbs2034 you are absolutely correct. Thanks for pointing that out. I should have mentioned it. HowardBHaas I haven’t been to the others theatres you mentioned but want to, particularly the El Capitan in Hollywood.

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Movieholic commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 16, 2015 at 3:42 pm

The Ziegfeld is arguably the most beautiful, magnificent single screen movie house in the nation. I’m amazed it is still open, considering there are very few single screen cinemas left in the country. Seeing “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” here last year brought back so many memories. The screen wasn’t as big as I remembered but that may be because the movie was shown in Digital 3D. The other films I saw:

Roman Polanski’s Pirates Cry Freedom Lawrence of Arabia – the 1989 reissue in truly stunning 70MM; this was a totally mesmerizing experience, a real treat Edward Scissorhands Strange Days

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Movieholic commented about AMC 84th Street 6 on Sep 16, 2015 at 3:33 pm

I haven’t been to this theater in about twenty five years but want to return. Most of the movies I saw here were when I was in high school. List below.

Good Morning Vietnam Major League Lock Up A Dry White Season Black Rain Johnny Handsome Next of Kin Look Who’s Talking Harlem Nights We’re No Angels Driving Miss Daisy Internal Affairs Flashback The First Power The Handmaid’s Tale Crazy People Tales from the Darkside: The Movie Q & A Arachnophobia The Freshman Air America My Blue Heaven

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Movieholic commented about Loew's 34th Street Showplace on Sep 16, 2015 at 3:21 pm

Of all the Manhattan cinemas I had the pleasure of visiting this is one out of the three or four I frequented the most. I saw many movies here, most of them good. The list is long but distinguished. I’ve included them below in no particular order. The basement auditorium was probably the best for seeing an event movie, like “Star Wars,” or “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” especially in 70 MM. The two upstairs ones were fine too. I liked the sloped seating.

Return of the Jedi A View to a Kill Explorers Rocky IV The Delta Force Pretty in Pink Back to School Radio Days Moonstruck The Accused Rain Man Mississippi Burning Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade The Hunt for Red October

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Movieholic commented about Palladium Times Square on Sep 16, 2015 at 2:54 pm

The only movie I saw at this theater, when it was known as the Loews Astor Plaza, was “Jade.” I literally arrived right when it was starting and had no time check out the surroundings. I only remember the screen and auditorium being large. I wish I’d seen more films here.

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Movieholic commented about Wang Theatre on Feb 28, 2015 at 4:41 pm

I’m sorry to read movies won’t be shown anymore because I loved the classic films series, some of them seen for the first time by me on the big screen. “National Lampoon’s Animal House” was a truly enjoyable night out, sadly overshadowed by 9/11 the next day. “Ben Hur” couldn’t have looked or sounded more spectacular, especially in 65 or 70 MM. (I’m not sure which format was utilized for the presentation). “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “Some Like it Hot,” “Silence of the Lambs,” and “Guys & Dolls” are among the other fine films I had the pleasure of seeing.