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HowardBHaas commented about Angelicum Cinema on Aug 25, 2019 at 9:40 am

On October 23, 1992, I saw “My Cousin Vinny” here. My notes indicate the theater was modern, not ornate, and did not use a curtain.It had a few hundred seats & a medium to large screen. Frommer wrote that English language films are shown in their original version here with screenings Wednesday to Sunday, starting at 5 PM but at 2:15 PM Sundays. This was the only Milan cinema in the 1991 Frommer Italy guide book.

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HowardBHaas commented about Victoria Theatre on Aug 25, 2019 at 9:24 am

recent article https://www.keystoneedge.com/2019/08/12/a-small-town-movie-theatre-comes-back-to-life/

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HowardBHaas commented about Palace Theater on Aug 25, 2019 at 7:40 am

This photo is from 1917 according to the January 12, 1992 Phila Inquirer article.

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HowardBHaas commented about Paris Theatre on Aug 23, 2019 at 8:26 am

I wish that article’s indications would come true! However, at least one article indicated that the theater is not booking new films because allegedly the building owner is not going to keep it as a theater. This month, August, I believe is the last month of the 10 year City Cinemas lease. Again, I truly wish the reports of the theater’s pending death are exaggerated & that the Paris could live on with more movies, but I fear the worst.

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HowardBHaas commented about Renel Theatre on Aug 23, 2019 at 5:22 am

Google street view shows the former theater is Upper Room Missionary Baptist Church

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HowardBHaas commented about Loew's Theatre on Aug 21, 2019 at 7:05 pm

Photo of this theater’s auditorium as gym http://www.montrealinfo.com/en/news/2019-08-13/closure-of-the-mansfield-athletic-club

scroll to last photo of this theater’s auditorium as Club Med https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/little-trace-remains-of-montreals-glamorous-theatre-era

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HowardBHaas commented about Philadelphia Film Center on Aug 20, 2019 at 11:05 am

Tonight & next Tuesday eve, “Apocalypse Now Final Cut” here. Digital. The theater has 2k projection, 7.1 surround sound. My notes are that the “Redux” version was here 7-31-01.

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HowardBHaas commented about Paris Theatre on Aug 19, 2019 at 5:18 pm

Unfortunately, if you google “Paris Theatre NYC closing” you will find many articles. It is sad, very sad, since so many people love this theater, myself included.

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HowardBHaas commented about Paris Theatre on Aug 19, 2019 at 3:26 pm

from what I can figure, August is the last month of the 10 year lease that City Cinemas holds. The theater’s last day may be this Thursday, or next Thursday, or whenever, but I fear it is coming!

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HowardBHaas commented about Sedgwick Theatre on Aug 19, 2019 at 7:38 am

This is the fountain in the foyer, the space whose photo was posted by Atmos on August 11, 2019. The fountain can be seen at the far end. The writing on the back of that foyer photo mentions “Grand Foyer of Sedgwick Theater Showing Decorated Vitrolite Drinking Fountain Panels” and the panels are from Vitrolite Products Co. That photo is dated August 24, 1928.

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HowardBHaas commented about Union County Performing Arts Center on Aug 16, 2019 at 10:50 am

Projectionist Mark informs me that tonight “Stand by Me” print is beautiful! from website- remember only $5- The classic coming-of-age “Stand By Me” (1986), based on Stephen King’s novella “The Body,” comes to the UCPAC on 35mm film! Ticket includes free popcorn and entry to a pre-show in which an organist plays the historic “Biggest Little Wurlitzer!”

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HowardBHaas commented about 2004 Foyer, fountain area, courtesy Greg Prichard on Aug 15, 2019 at 11:03 am

The tiled wall is original.

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HowardBHaas commented about Norris Theatre on Aug 15, 2019 at 9:09 am

Actually the main lobby. Miami’s Wolfsonian Museum has an original of this photo. Another original is elsewhere, also won at recent Ebay auction from an album of architect W.H.Lee.

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HowardBHaas commented about Norris Theatre on Aug 15, 2019 at 9:07 am

Actually the main lobby. The original of this photo is at Miami’s Wolfsonian Museum.

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HowardBHaas commented about Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX on Aug 14, 2019 at 12:16 pm

Living in Philly, I saw only one movie there, in 2001, in aud 2, because I was seeing more movies in historic theaters. The opening article has the screens at 32 to 45 feet wide (with 4 of them being 36 feet wide) except for 2 auditoriums with 64 feet wide screens. The 64 feet wide is huge, but I did not know that there were such large screens in this plex when it opened. I’d fear now they don’t use masking so scope movies in those 2 large screens which have flat dimensions, would be letterboxed.

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HowardBHaas commented about Ardmore Theatre on Aug 5, 2019 at 4:16 pm

Auditorium may be demolished to build residential replacement. http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/mainlinetimes/plans-discussed-to-demolish-part-of-the-ardmore-movie-theater/article_ff5c9cce-af16-11e9-b6e8-873ad3fb9e74.html

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HowardBHaas commented about Embassy Theatre on Aug 4, 2019 at 2:34 pm

There is an old comment that states Richard Wolfe (who operates the Roxy in Northampton) was the last operator. Actually, he informs me today as to the following: “Paul Angstadt and myself had a lease for the Embassy when it burned. The fire occurred two weeks before we were to take over.”

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HowardBHaas commented about Fox Theatre on Jul 31, 2019 at 5:27 am

Democrats competing for president debating here https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/07/30/cnn-debate-stage-setup-timelapse.cnn

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HowardBHaas commented about Trocadero Theatre on Jul 29, 2019 at 12:58 pm

The Troc is winding down as a theater, with tonight’s Pulp Fiction being the final Monday movie night. The Troc posted this at Facebook: TONIGHT ✨ Join us for the final Movie Monday at the Troc ~ PULP FICTION (1994)! $3 gets you in & goes toward a drink or snack at the bar. Doors open at 6:30pm, movie plays at 8pm. Arrive before 7pm and get a $3 token for the bar! Dress as a character from the movie and get a $3 token for the bar! Stick around after for trivia & prizes! 21+

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HowardBHaas commented about Odeon West End on Jul 17, 2019 at 4:56 am

article about construction, including rendering of the cinemas but I only see one auditorium-where is relation to it, would be the 2nd? https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2019/07/03/inside-the-londoner-a-new-hotel-for-leicester-square/

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HowardBHaas commented about Union County Performing Arts Center on Jul 15, 2019 at 1:20 pm

Projectionist MarkP posted on Facebook that the Forrest Gump 35mm print arrived, that he inspected it, and it is in excellent condition! Prior to the film, Paul Citti will play the pipe organ. For only $5 you get admission & a small popcorn, to enjoy the movie that won Academy Awards including Best Picture on the big screen of a real movie palace! July 19, see http://www.ucpac.org/films

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HowardBHaas commented about Paris Theatre on Jul 12, 2019 at 2:09 pm

Why write in code? what’s FF? TOTS?

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HowardBHaas commented about Paris Theatre on Jul 12, 2019 at 5:11 am

The Deadline article that I linked above on June 19 implies that some movies won’t even be made! or will go direct to streaming, not be shown in movie theaters, due to the closure of the Paris because so much of the revenue of many art films came from the long run at the Paris Theatre! So the closing of the Paris is a disaster for anyone anywhere in the US (or elsewhere) who enjoys seeing art movies in a movie theater! see excerpt below from the article-

…“the prospect of not having Paris anymore would be a serious problem, said Tom Bernard, partner in Sony Pictures Classics, who has heard the rumors and counts the Paris Theater as one of the great remaining showcase theaters in Manhattan.

“When you launch a film in the Paris and it is a hit, that could be one-third of the box office because your film would play there for months, sometimes all through an Academy season,” he said.

He said the slow disappearance of theaters willing to play arthouse movies for long stretches will make it harder to see another Green Book or a similar picture succeed in a slow rollout fueled by audience word of mouth."

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HowardBHaas commented about Paris Theatre on Jul 12, 2019 at 5:06 am

This article is about NYC becoming a Hollywood East with more production of movies & TV shows especially in Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx. Here are a few sentences from the article: “Last year, 332 movies were filmed in New York City, officials said. In 1980, there were 121. But at least four major studios now operate in the city, returning New York to its roots as a production nexus, similar to the 1920s and ’30s before Hollywood took over.”

Now from me- in addition to the showcasing of new movies, the Paris has hosted premieres & previews, including this year, of many movies & some TV shows including “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” So it is very unfortunate that after the movie “Pavarotti” finishes this month or August at the Paris, that the wonderful Paris Theatre will cease forever! https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/10/nyregion/robert-de-niro-studio-queens.html?mc_cid=d9e92fdaa2&mc_eid=91acd9b937

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HowardBHaas commented about Cinema 1, 2 & 3 by Angelika on Jul 9, 2019 at 5:38 pm

You can go onto the City Cinemas website & send in an email to them, asking them. Or, ask for the theater management next time you are there or telephone & ask.