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theatrefan commented about IFC Center on Sep 22, 2015 at 11:34 am

When they converted this place from the Waverly to the IFC, did they basically gut it to the bare walls? I was here for Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte last night in Auditorium #1 and all I could see was bare brick walls & exposed ceiling duct-work, talk about the lack of ambiance. Guess that unfinished style is in nowadays, the post industrial grungy half finished style.

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theatrefan commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Sep 22, 2015 at 11:25 am

Are there even any old time projectionists left who know how to do a proper changeover? Repertory films are usually not allowed to be run on a platter. Guess they better get the DCP version nowadays that’s all they know.

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theatrefan commented about BAM Rose Cinemas on Sep 22, 2015 at 11:22 am

Does BAM have the capability to show 70mm films?

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theatrefan commented about Kings Theatre on Sep 20, 2015 at 10:04 am

Isn’t the Jersey’s original Wonder Morton now at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara California?

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theatrefan commented about AMC 19th Street East 6 on Sep 20, 2015 at 10:00 am

Looking at the Marquee photo’s, how lazy is AMC to not have the rest of it marquee filled in with black squares like Loew’s had always done in the past? Oh that’s right right I forgot in everyone of their renovations they completely ditch movie titles on a marquee for just their stupid logo, great way to do film exhibition AMC Entertainment!

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theatrefan commented about Williamsburg Cinemas on Sep 20, 2015 at 9:47 am

Went here earlier in the year to see a film, upon arrival all of our bags were checked before entry for contraband smuggled concession items, needless to say I had none on me, but I will never return here.

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theatrefan commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Sep 20, 2015 at 9:36 am

Although I couldn’t make it this weekend, I did get to see Where Eagles Dare at BAM on Thursday and they also messed up the changeover as well and they charge 14 dollars not 8 like the Jersey. I am glad to hear that Navarone was at least shown in Dolby Stereo.

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theatrefan commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Sep 19, 2015 at 7:15 pm

If anyone attended the Navarone screening last night, was it actually in magnetic stereo sound? Thanks.

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theatrefan commented about Kings Theatre on Sep 19, 2015 at 7:13 pm

Shame it won’t be like what they have at the Loew’s Jersey, thanks to the invaluable contribution of the GSTOS folks.

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theatrefan commented about AMC Georgetown 14 on Sep 19, 2015 at 7:12 pm

IMIN or LIEMAX, take your pick. Typical AMC Bait & Switch deceptive advertising.

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theatrefan commented about Kings Theatre on Sep 17, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Looking at the schedule of events here, they seem to have a great deal of gaps between certain shows. Wouldn’t it be great if they got some donated projection equipment and a screen and do some sort of classic film programming here? Perhaps they could even entice TCM as a corporate sponsor and have Robert Osborne host this series as a companion to the regular cable channel. I think it would be better than just having this magnificent theatre sit dark, unoccupied and empty in the long stretches in between the regular live programming. Plus people would be exposed to seeing some of the greatest films ever made by Hollywood, in a grand movie palace that was designed to showcase them. If the Jersey & 175th can do it, why can’t the Kings?

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theatrefan commented about American Theater on Sep 17, 2015 at 12:59 pm

I got to go see The Butler here during the final weeks of operation in August 2013. The theatre was still in very good condition with many of the original architectural details preserved in the lobby. The staff were extremely friendly and courteous. It’s a shame this had to become a Marshall’s just like the Loew’s Oriental did. I am sure there was a great need in the community for yet another clothing store to buy designer discount duds, instead of a movie theatre, yeah right!!!

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theatrefan commented about Village East by Angelika on Sep 17, 2015 at 11:41 am

I had the pleasure of attending a midnight screening of Rocky Horror Picture show here about 14 years ago. It was a great show and also a wonderful auditorium.

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theatrefan commented about RKO Fordham Theatre on Sep 17, 2015 at 11:38 am

Thank You DavidZornig & NittyRanks, it’s a great photo of a long gone era!

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theatrefan commented about Palladium Times Square on Sep 17, 2015 at 11:31 am

I had the pleasure of seeing 2001: A Space Odyssey here during the 70mm reissue by Warner Brothers/Turner in Dec. 2001. While the auditorium and lobby were nothing special, the picture and sound quality were both excellent. The picture was bright, sharp & the soundtrack was crystal clear as well. In a bit of a funny irony I had also seen 2010: The Year We Make Contact in Dec. 84, seventeen years prior, no where even close to the original from 1968. I can only imagine what a breathtaking experience it must have been to see 2001 originally at the Loew’s Capitol in 68.

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theatrefan commented about UA Lynbrook 6 on Sep 4, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Is there not anyway they could save the front Facade of the Lynbrook Theatre & incorporate it into the new structure? It’s such a same a architecturally significant structure will be replaced by the big ugly box, with no personality, charm or character whatsoever. What ever happened to adaptive reuse?

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theatrefan commented about Loews 20 North Versailles on Aug 31, 2015 at 11:28 pm

Does any part of this former Loews Theatre still exist inside? or has it all been torn out to make way for the Flea Market. This had to be one of the shortest lifespans of any theatre during the multiplex building boom in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s.

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theatrefan commented about AMC John R 15 on Aug 31, 2015 at 11:12 pm

Opened by Star Theatres in 1989, the Architect on record was ROBERT L. WOLD & ASSOCIATES. Typical Star Theatre Design that Loews adopted and ran with throughout most of the 90’s all over the country to suit their purposes. Sadly as AMC is renovating most of these theatres they lose the Star, Loews & Magic branding that they originally had and become an AMC theatre.

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theatrefan commented about AMC Village 7 on Aug 31, 2015 at 1:15 pm

They keep advertising the new AMC reclining seats that are supposed to be installed here at other AMC Theatres, does anyone here know if they have finished yet?

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theatrefan commented about AMC Empire 25 on Aug 31, 2015 at 1:10 pm

Went to see a film here Yesterday in Auditorium #2, the wallpaper was ripped off the wall, the 4 seats directly in front of me were covered by black garbage bags. AMC you are doing a wonderful job running your NYC flagship location straight into the ground! The only decent house is the Prime theatre, otherwise you are taking chances going to catch a flick in this place. The people of Regal Cinemas across the street do however know how to maintain a theatre properly, let’s hope the film you want to see is showing there, if you don’t mind having your bags checked.

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theatrefan commented about New World Stages on Aug 31, 2015 at 12:53 pm

Thanks, Al & Howard! The Cineplex Odeon Chelsea also had I believe #6 & #7 as THX Auditoriums. Now when you check the THX Website there is not one single theatre in all of Manhattan with it at all. The last two I remember seeing were Lincoln Square & Union Square.

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theatrefan commented about New World Stages on Aug 31, 2015 at 8:09 am

When this complex was first opened by Cineplex Odeon in 1989 one of the auditoriums had LucasFilm THX Certification, anybody here remember or know which auditorium number it was?

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theatrefan commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Aug 15, 2015 at 6:18 pm

moviebuff82, what are the red and green tickets that cannot be used for Disney movies?

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theatrefan commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Aug 14, 2015 at 5:01 pm

When did they leave 1540 Broadway to move to 400 Plaza Drive in Secaucus N.J. was it around 87/88? I know the headquarters were moved back to Manhattan by then owner Sony Corp in 1993.

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theatrefan commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Aug 12, 2015 at 11:10 am

Thanks mdvoskin, Your right the UA State in the immediate area tended to play similar types of films. The one thing also to keep in mind is that these films tended to sometimes attract a rough and rowdy crowd, so I wonder if vandalism was an issue during the waning days of the Loew’s Jersey as well?