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HowardBHaas commented about Paris Theatre on Mar 27, 2021 at 11:44 am

The website states the next feature, Mank, will also be shown in 35mm. Paris Theatre email stated that today Saturday & tomorrow there will be one screening, 3:30 PM each day, of Dog Day Afternoon, also in 35mm. Email stated that Dog Dog Afternoon (1975) was one of the films that inspired The Trial of the Chicago’s 7 author/writer Sorkin.

HowardBHaas commented about Union County Performing Arts Center on Feb 25, 2021 at 4:56 pm

I understand The Shining print is from WB Archives and like new condition! Mono sound like I think the original sound was when the movie was released. Tomorrow eve, see my post above on Jan 21.

HowardBHaas commented about Parkway Theater on Feb 11, 2021 at 9:30 pm

how was this theater twinned? was there a balcony which became the 2nd screen?

HowardBHaas commented about Union County Performing Arts Center on Jan 21, 2021 at 10:30 pm

a quick glimpse online does indicate 150 max due to ongoing restrictions. I’ll say that will NOT be a problem because quite a few people are avoiding all movies out of fear. This is an enormous theater so everybody can be distanced quite a bit apart, so hopefully should feel “safe.”

HowardBHaas commented about Union County Performing Arts Center on Jan 21, 2021 at 7:39 pm

35mm movie schedule: all Fridays 8 PM Jan 22, Spaceballs, Feb 26 at 8 PM, The Shining, March 19 at 8 PM Caddyshack, April 30 at 7:30 PM Wizard of Oz, July 9 at 8 PM Jaws. $5, organ concert included. I understand the Spaceballs print is great, like new!

HowardBHaas commented about 1982 PA Historic Resource form on Jan 16, 2021 at 4:44 pm

1982 PA Historic Resource Survey Form.

HowardBHaas commented about AMC Lincoln Square 13 on Dec 22, 2020 at 8:06 pm

Thieves stealing bags from moviegoers is unfortunately common worldwide. Watch your bags!

HowardBHaas commented about Village at SOPAC on Dec 8, 2020 at 7:20 pm

I think the cinemas are part of the live complex.

HowardBHaas commented about Narberth Theatre on Dec 1, 2020 at 4:02 am

The gofundme notes the Narberth reopened. Full text-

Dear Narberth Movie Theater Customers, Supporters, Friends and Contributors,

Since 1927, the Narberth theater has brought the best films and big screen events to our neighborhood. Over the years we have opened our doors to hundreds of groups, organizations, and people to entertain. Among the organizations we have worked with are Penn Valley Elementary School, Saint Margaret School, and Lower Merion High School.

We closed on March 12th due to COVID-19. We have managed to survive the past five months due in part to receiving a small PPP loan as well as an Economic Injury Disaster Loan. We were able to re-open our doors on August 31st with a 25% occupancy restriction imposed by the state of Pennsylvania. With this sort of restriction in place, along with the dangers of COVID-19, business has cratered. The effect has been catastrophic and we are left scrambling to stay open.

With no government support looking likely and no clear end in sight to the pandemic, we ask that you please help us keep the projectors lit. The PA governor has just recently decreased the 25% occupancy restriction to 10%, making it nearly impossible to generate any sort of income.

With utility bills, rent, payroll, and other expenses piling up, we need your help.

As always, we thank you for your support. We have the best customers and supporters and we miss seeing you at our theater.

Please be safe and be well during this difficult time.

Best regards,

Greg Wax

HowardBHaas commented about Narberth Theatre on Dec 1, 2020 at 3:57 am

The theater reopened in August or September. It may only be open during weekends. I went there a couple weeks ago to see a movie. Attendance at ALL our local movie theaters is low because audiences are concerned about Covid, though the state government set strict reopening standards to keep people safe. So, yes, theaters are suffering as they have mucho expense and too little revenue since reopening (and none during the shutdown).

HowardBHaas commented about 34th Street East Theatre on Nov 1, 2020 at 11:27 pm

another Trans Lux might fit the bill-

HowardBHaas commented about Lafayette Theatre on Oct 19, 2020 at 10:58 pm

a quick google search does not mention renovations! so perhaps rather than “telegraphing” please link or spell out what is being referred to.

HowardBHaas commented about Loews State 1 & 2 theater 1969 on Sep 24, 2020 at 8:35 pm

Wonderful! The 1st photo for this site, I posted, from a friend, same movies but yours is light at night.

HowardBHaas commented about Eric Pilgrim Gardens on Sep 16, 2020 at 8:06 pm

DO, how many seats did this theater have?

HowardBHaas commented about Boulevard Theatre on Aug 28, 2020 at 10:20 pm

According to Ken Roe, status: Still looks like it is open as a restaurant with live shows in October 2019 Google Street Views. Still open as the Boulevard Columbian Latino restaurant with live performances.

HowardBHaas commented about Cinema 1, 2 & 3 by Angelika on Aug 18, 2020 at 1:40 pm

Online including City Cinemas website would indicate this theater is not permanently closed. The article likely meant 86th St.

HowardBHaas commented about Orpheum Theatre on Aug 16, 2020 at 6:40 pm

Kudos to Ken Roe for hugely expanding the Intro and for adding his beautiful 2002 photos!

HowardBHaas commented about Empire Cinemas - London Haymarket on Jul 29, 2020 at 11:50 am

Great that this wonderful historic movie palace will continue to showcase movies!

HowardBHaas commented about Palladium Times Square on Jun 13, 2020 at 11:31 pm

The new theater website photos continue to show the Astor Theatre’s raised section of seats. Is RAD simply a local entity? not part of a national concert promoter?

Also, Zoetmb do you have a source for the 61 foot size of the Astor Plaza? I had read it was about the size of the Ziegfeld, though it did look large.

HowardBHaas commented about Sayre Theatre on May 31, 2020 at 3:39 pm

Today’s Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer front section has a photo of theater manager Jessica Saviano holding 3 huge bags of popcorn in front of the marquee & facade with the caption “While the small movie theaters run by Bradford County’s art council remained shuttered, Sayre Theatre manager Jessica Saviano sells popcorn curbside for $10 a bag.

HowardBHaas commented about Arcadia Theatre on May 10, 2020 at 1:54 pm

Mentioned in today’s Sunday, Philadelphia Inquirer, in article re Coronavirus- B section- The Region- headline Code Yellow, BACK TO LIFE: In tiny town, reconnecting after the shutdown. “The art deco Arcadia Theatre, visible through the cafe window at Dunham’s has no timetable for reopening.” Dunhams is mentioned as a department store and adjacent hardware store. There’s a photo of Nancy Dunham.

HowardBHaas commented about Old Town Theater on Apr 11, 2020 at 11:22 pm

3-8-19 news- what will occupy the long-vacant Old Town Theater in Alexandria: a Patagonia retail store.

The outdoor apparel and equipment retailer will open in the 8,500-square-foot space, Patagonia spokesperson Corley Kenna confirmed to the WBJ. While Patagonia gear is sold at dozens of other locations around Greater Washington, this will be just the second dedicated store for the company in the region after Georgetown.

The retailer is keeping its plans for the store pretty quiet for now, but did say plans on a 2020 opening.

from the company’s website: Opening March, 2020 Taking great care to preserve its beautiful character and value as a performance venue, we’re pleased to announce the spring opening of a new Patagonia store in Alexandria’s beloved Old Town Theater at 815½ King Street. It’s our first store in Virginia, and we’re really excited to join the community. We realize what it meant to see the theater close back in 2014, but we intend to keep a lot of its energy alive by providing a steady stream of events, films and presentations, as well as a gathering place to support environmental nonprofits working to defend clean water and air, protect wildlife and divest from dirty technologies. The stage remains a stage with sound and lighting, and the balcony provides a rotating gallery for the work of area artists and a place to host meetings and events. The space devoted to product will hold a beautiful selection of quality clothing and gear for the whole family.

HowardBHaas commented about AMC Uptown 1 on Mar 13, 2020 at 5:37 pm

AMC confirmed they will no longer operate the theater. “Yesterday was AMC’s final day of operations at the location and all associates have been provided the opportunity to move to nearby AMC locations,” AMC director of corporate communications Ryan Noonan told WTOP.

HowardBHaas commented about AMC Uptown 1 on Mar 13, 2020 at 11:16 am

Many loving tributes online over time, including this article

HowardBHaas commented about AMC Uptown 1 on Mar 12, 2020 at 6:39 pm

No movies listed after today! If closing, I hope another movie operator takes over the Uptown!