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vindanpar commented about Criterion Theatre on Nov 30, 2021 at 3:30 pm

Do you remember the sound from the original roadshow engagement? Was it spectacular or just good stereo?

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vindanpar commented about Criterion Theatre on Nov 30, 2021 at 12:36 pm

No. Most of the films in the boxes I don’t want. I’ll get Oliver! when it comes out individually. You’re the first person to mention that noise.

Other than that what do you think of the 4k over the Twilight Time?

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vindanpar commented about Criterion Theatre on Nov 29, 2021 at 10:02 pm

The premiere was a benefit for The Mayor’s Commission on Youth.

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vindanpar commented about Criterion Theatre on Nov 29, 2021 at 9:53 pm

https://youtu.be/ISu5eNfRkBI

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vindanpar commented about Woods Theatre on Nov 26, 2021 at 1:41 pm

Why no interior shots of this theater? Did I miss them?

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vindanpar commented about April 1956 photo credit Chris Brame. on Nov 25, 2021 at 1:33 pm

The notorious The Conqueror. I believe it was Scorsese who said he saw the Searchers at the Criterion which maybe played after? This would be shortly before the theater’s renovation including a new marquee for The Ten Commandments later in the year.

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vindanpar commented about Criterion Theatre on Nov 19, 2021 at 1:20 pm

Just noticed he’s not looking very happy.

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vindanpar commented about Criterion Theatre on Nov 19, 2021 at 1:18 pm

Great seat. $1,338.33 in today’s money.

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vindanpar commented about Loew's State Theatre on Nov 16, 2021 at 8:42 am

Walter Matthau was Wilder’s second choice and I think he would have been better than Ewell.

In the early 80s somebody put on the front of the Loews State Times Square building a reproduction of the figure of Monroe that was exactly the same as when the film originally played there. Anybody else remember that?

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vindanpar commented about Loew's State Theatre on Nov 16, 2021 at 8:42 am

Walter Matthau was Wilder’s second choice and I think he would have been better than Ewell.

In the early 80s somebody put on the front of the Loews State Times Square building a reproduction of the figure of Monroe that was exactly the same as when the film originally played there. Anybody else remember that?

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vindanpar commented about Rivoli Theatre on Nov 9, 2021 at 9:27 am

‘There was never a true D-150 shown in New York City.’

So where were they shown?

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vindanpar commented about Radio City Music Hall on Oct 28, 2021 at 4:52 am

One of the very few good movies to play at the Hall in the 70s.The only thing I remember of the stage show was Linda Hopkins who was wonderful and a very rare performer to find on the stage in a Music Hall stage show.

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vindanpar commented about Rivoli Theatre on Oct 15, 2021 at 4:26 pm

I only saw bits and pieces of Cleo on TV and never had any desire to sit through the whole film. I finally got to see it on its 50th Anniversary when it was shown in theaters in the complete 4 hour version. I went twice. I thought it was tremendous.

The original cut by Mankiewicz was 6 hours and the studio did throw out those 2 hours which is incredibly unfortunate as I would have loved to have seen it.

I’ll purchase it when if ever it comes out in 4k.

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vindanpar commented about Rivoli Theatre on Oct 15, 2021 at 3:29 pm

Thank you for that ad CC!

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vindanpar commented about Rivoli Theatre on Oct 14, 2021 at 4:13 pm

I read that the prints of 2001 had not been shipped out yet to the rest of the country so that Kubrick was able to have all first run prints cut. So that the Uptown and Capitol were the only theaters to show it for a brief period as Kubrick first edited it. Considering how meticulous he was I assume he had all that film destroyed as he had all models used in the film destroyed so that it would be impossible for them to be used in other movies.

Anybody know if any of those snips actually did survive? It would depend on a cutter being sneaky and being able to hide the film like the editor of 1776 did when Jack Warner demanded that Cool Cool Considerate Men not only be cut from the film but also be destroyed.

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vindanpar commented about Rivoli Theatre on Oct 14, 2021 at 1:31 pm

What did it say at the end of the showing at the Capitol? Filmed in Cinerama or just the logo like on the 4k?

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vindanpar commented about Rivoli Theatre on Oct 14, 2021 at 8:22 am

Moviejs1944 uploaded a picture for The Bat Whispers which I did not know opened at the Rivoli. It was one of the first films filmed in 65MM. I saw its restoration at MOMA. But there was no mention of widescreen on the theater signage so I guess they showed the 1.33 version. This is odd because if they didn’t show the 65mm first run in NY where else would they show it in this format except in Hollywood? Very odd.

Anyway the best thing about the film is its title. The wide screen added nothing to its mise en scene. But the outside display at the Rivoli is spectacular.

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vindanpar commented about Rivoli Theatre on Oct 14, 2021 at 8:06 am

I hope grindhouse doesn’t mind that I took his ad for the Syosset for 2001 and also placed it here as this is where I saw it in ‘76 and it was one of the greatest cinematic experiences of my life. I wasn’t expecting that it was going to be that all too rare religious experience for me. They showed it on the Dimension 150 screen and the end of the print it said filmed in Cinerama.

I saw it again in 78 and it was not nearly as impressive on the Todd AO screen and at the end it said filmed in 70mm or some variation of the 70mm process.

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vindanpar commented about Apollo Theatre on Oct 13, 2021 at 3:57 pm

I assume the ad Gerald De Luca just posted for Gold of Naples is the American cut. I prefer it to the original Italian because it is shorter and tighter. And the ending with Mangano at the door seeking entry is so devastating nothing should come after it. One of the great endings. A great film if you haven’t seen it.

How come there was a time when truly beautiful women could be great actresses?

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vindanpar commented about Virginia Theatre on Oct 9, 2021 at 8:40 pm

So how many roadshow theaters did Atlantic City have? Virginia, Embassy, Shore, Center,…any others? That’s quite a few. I’m surprised the Virginia did not get Oliver! or Funny Girl the two big roadshows of summer ‘69.

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vindanpar commented about Virginia Theatre on Oct 4, 2021 at 7:08 am

Mikeoaklandpark so I imagine you got to know the theaters of Atlantic City and Philadelphia quite well perhaps with a side trip to Manhattan? Lucky you. It must have been painful watching the Randolph come down.

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vindanpar commented about Palladium Times Square on Oct 1, 2021 at 12:14 pm

It was a giant bunker getting the best films while great Times Square theaters like the Rivoli and Criterion were rotting. I didn’t understand it at all.

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vindanpar commented about Radio City Music Hall on Oct 1, 2021 at 9:53 am

One of those films that looked like a made for TV movie blown up on the Music Hall screen.

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vindanpar commented about Criterion Theatre on Sep 22, 2021 at 3:18 pm

bigjoe I agree the video and sound of the TMM bluray are very good. Just too bad about the mono incidental music. Maybe Funny Girl will come out in 4k. It would have been nice to have the very lavish Half a Sixpence in bluray but that looks doubtful. Paramount is going to concentrate on streaming so no Paint Your Wagon on bluray either. According to reviews they botched the On a Clear Day bluray.

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vindanpar commented about Criterion Theatre on Sep 21, 2021 at 4:06 pm

bigjoe did you see it originally at the Criterion?