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terrywade commented about CineArts at the Empire on Mar 14, 2023 at 12:35 am

Now word on the street is the two new young guys that bought the former Empire Theatre in SF will try to turn the building into condos. I don’t think the city permits or neighborhood groups will not let this happen. The cinema just sits there with graffiti. Turn the place into one single event space for music shows, comedy club or rental entertainment with drinks and food. Take out the wall in the former loge area and make one large seating area. The new owners need to try to keep this cinema as is with a deco remodel and try to get permits and funding to build above like in NY on air space not condos but a movie themed motel. The pricy area has no motels or hotels. Parking can be rough.

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terrywade commented about OLIVER! Nominated for 11 Academy Awards Loew's Tara in Atlanta on Mar 13, 2023 at 12:37 am

Thanks Cliff they don’t mention 70mm in this ad, I wonder If they ran a roadshow 70mm/stereo film version?

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terrywade commented about Cinema East on Jan 26, 2023 at 9:05 am

No mention of Super Cinerama or 70mm in this ad. Thanks DB

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terrywade commented about Sorrento Athenaeum, carpet detail on Jan 22, 2023 at 10:48 pm

Thanks for the photo. Hope they have some black lights on this theatre lobby carpet to make It glow pop. I wonder If any carpet places in the USA sell this print design. Joy Carpets in the USA makes many black light glow rugs for movie cinemas and home theatres.

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terrywade commented about Cineworld Cinema - Newcastle upon Tyne on Jan 14, 2023 at 7:59 pm

These SUPER SCREEN signs would bother me while watching a movie. Hope they go off after the trailers or can you still see the reflection? Nice size semi curved screen. Thanks SK

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terrywade commented about Phipps Plaza Theater on Jan 14, 2023 at 11:58 am

Thanks Stan for the info. Such a great curve screen cinema before ABC got money hungry and did a chop job. Showmanship at It’s best with color curtain lights and the great ABC Plitt UltraVision® system long gone.

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terrywade commented about Golden Triangle Mall 5 on Jan 10, 2023 at 12:00 am

So great to see these short clips in a movie theatre. If I had a cinema I’d run the classic hard to find intermission trailers along the candy/drink short teasers. Most are available on DCP. I have some on 16mm film and use them when making my trailer reels. Thanks Dallas for the photo. Looks like a nice curve screen also. Do they have curtains? You won’t find these short movie treasures at a big circuit plex.

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terrywade commented about AMC Esquire 7 on Dec 21, 2022 at 4:42 pm

Thanks Chris so nice that AMC is adding some color lights around the screen in some theatres.

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terrywade commented about 4-Star Theatre on Dec 12, 2022 at 12:43 pm

After all these years the 4 Star now has STEREO SURROUND!!!! Too bad they did not tear out the tiny back side art space and enlarge the whole place into one semi large movie space with curtains. At least they are open with new sound.

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terrywade commented about Palm Theatre on Nov 4, 2022 at 3:15 pm

A recent visit to the Palm Theatre Nov 3 2022 4PM watching Triangle Of Sadness in the small Theatre #2 space had problems. While a nice little clean art cinema in San Luis Obispo this auditorium did not have the right stage speaker working along with the two lame surround speakers. Too make maters worse they left the bright work lights on even after the one trailer they showed finished and the movie started. Had to find someone at the candy counter to tell them about the light and speaker issue. Never corrected the sound but they did turn off the work light. The Palm is the only game in town for most art movies. I wonder how long the sound problem has been going on in this auditorium?

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terrywade commented about Earl Carroll's Vanities of 1945 on Oct 28, 2022 at 5:19 am

Thanks DB 54 for the ad. Must have been a great stage show. A few years later this theatre became a Cinerama® Theatre I believe for Boston.

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terrywade commented about Civic Theatre 267 Queen Street, Auckland on Sep 25, 2022 at 7:59 am

So nice with multi color lights. Many of these type of classic theatres just put in white light bulbs.

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terrywade commented about UCI Kinowelt Mundsberg on Sep 25, 2022 at 7:57 am

Thanks Kino. These need Yellow or Blue bulbs not white. Nice effect.

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terrywade commented about Royal Palast on Aug 31, 2022 at 5:40 pm

Thanks Kino, such a great looking screen, I guess no room for stage curtains.

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terrywade commented about Lido Theatre on Aug 18, 2022 at 6:23 pm

Thanks Brade for this great 3D ad. It was probably not shown in the original two projector set up like in the 1950’s. Fox West Coast Theatres was the name before Mann took over.

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terrywade commented about Cinelounge Tiburon on Aug 12, 2022 at 8:49 pm

Now open as of Aug 11 2022 under new owners from LA. Called CineLounge® Tiburon. Fully remodeled 3 cinemas state of the art. 2 auditoriums with 70 seats each and a small one at 25 seats I believe.

https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/movies-tv/heres-the-story-behind-cinelounge-the-bay-areas-newest-movie-theater They may have curtains but not sure.

Please change to open Thanks

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terrywade commented about RKO Albee Theatre on Aug 12, 2022 at 8:25 pm

Not one mention about FANTASOUND® Stereo. Hope they did not run in mono.

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terrywade commented about Amityville Twin on Aug 10, 2022 at 8:38 pm

What no 3D showings of Frankenstein? This film had great 3D!

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terrywade commented about RC Cola Taste Test Booth in lobby of Cozy Theater on Aug 10, 2022 at 8:35 pm

Thanks for the photo. I always liked Royal Crown® better then Pepsi® or Coke® products. Hard to find now.

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terrywade commented about RPX (Regal Premium Experience) auditorium on Aug 8, 2022 at 8:07 am

The better new cinemas feature the Dolby Atmos® system

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terrywade commented about RPX auditorium entrance on Aug 8, 2022 at 8:05 am

The RPX Regal screens are not as nice as the Cinemark Century XD screens. The XD screens have a great curve to them.

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terrywade commented about National Theatre on Aug 4, 2022 at 6:08 pm

Must have ben a busy time for the projectionist in the 70mm booth. I wonder If they had a platter then or reel to reel?

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terrywade commented about Coliseum Cinema on Jul 27, 2022 at 7:54 am

Thanks Brian for the great photo. You won’t find any movie theatre circuits in the USA putting in waterfall curtains like at the Coliseum Cinema. The USA movie people have no showmanship. Now Lets get the Coliseum folks to put in some red or blue curtain stage lights.

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terrywade commented about Auditorium 2, photo 11-21-21 trailer, letterboxed as no masking on Jul 26, 2022 at 9:04 am

So sad new theatres don’t bother with masking on the top and sides. You see white screen showing. The days of nice moving drapes with color lights and masking are mostly gone. The circuit companies try to fit in as many tiny auditoriums as they can so the screens are not that wide. Thanks Howard for the photos.

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terrywade commented about Alamo Drafthouse Staten Island on Jul 24, 2022 at 5:51 pm

I guess they did not put in 70mm in Staten Island like many of the other Alamo Cinemas. Looks like only one semi large auditorium the rest tiny flat screens. Same lights and wall covering like all the other Alamo places.