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D-150 curved screen was such a great screen system. The new remodel 11/23 small screen is nothing like It was. Hope the Hollywood Cinerama opens soon with It’s huge curved screen.
Are the fountains working any color lights in the water?
Another St Francis Theatre was on Market ST in SF. It was torn down many years ago. This former theatre was Lefty O'Douls Buffett near the St Francis Hotel Union Sq.
Former Todd-AO UA SF Theatre just sits closed year after year. They just re painted and took all the graffito off. Removed the blade sign as It was all rotten last year. Time for a smart entertainment business to take It over and open again.
Nice photo Kino. Too bad Netflik spent a ton of money doing the 3 year remodel and they didn’t put back a nice small neon marquee out front to tell everyone what is playing inside. Just like the Chinese Theatre up the street they took off the neon marquee and tried to make the front look like it was. Many tourists go by daily and they have no idea what is going on inside. Lets hope the street people don’t trash the new courtyard. They probably did not replace the courtyard tile fountains either. At least we hear they did put in a nice blue stage curtain. Let’s see if the projection staff knows the proper way to open and close them.
Thanks Miss Drive In Sarah for the Honolulu Cinerama Theatre photo. The owners the Formans/Consolidated Theatres needed to keep this place open and show ‘SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE’ in Cinerama with the new DCP curved version for all the tourists. I think the building is still there but no longer with the huge Cinerama curved screen and pink curtains inside.
I guess they do have a new curtain as a friend saw It move the other night. I wonder if the new screen is larger then the last one they had?
Those new Dolby Atmos ceiling speakers on a string look so bad. There are other ways they could have mounted them. Put in the attic ceiling or aimed from top side walls tilted towards the center of the seating area below. I bet they won’t even show that many movies in Dolby Atmos sound. Hope to see some 70mm films in 6 track stereo surround not 35mm blowups. Would have been nice also If they had put in a curved screen like they had for Todd-AO or D-150. Netflik spent a ton of money and put in a semi small flat screen and probably no color effect lights.
Does anyone know does the new Egyptian Theatre have curtains now this photo looks like It does?
I wonder if the screen is any larger inside after this new remodel. I don’t think they put in stage curtains. Hope to see some 70mm films coming up.
Thanks ‘film’ for the ad. This was a great movie in 3D saw as a kid at the Golden State United CA Theatres Fruitvale Theatre in Oakland CA. My first 3D film. You can now buy It restored on Blu Ray 3D DVD If you search around. Loved the 3D effects and the surround sound at times. Watch out for the snakes.
Thanks Kino another bad Hollywood mistake not keeping the dragon neon marquee up
Thanks film for the photo. Too bad we have not many movie theatres left in the USA with such a nice curved screen and curtains to match.
A sad day for SF Market ST Theatres that had to take down or make their marquees flat. They say to make Market ST better looking. Thanks James Martin & Steve. At least the huge Fox Theatre up the street did not have to do this they already tore her down a big mistake.
Thanks Lou needs color lights!
Yes one of the best 3D rich color films ever made. I watched as a kid at the long gone Golden State Fruitvale Theatre in Oakland CA. My first 3D film. Great use of the then brand new stereophonic surround sound wall side speakers. Loved the echo sound effects from the hot desert used in Inferno. One of the few 20th Century Fox 3D movies.
In my opinion and many other 3D film lovers not one of the best 3D films ever made. Shot on a stage set with just a few 3D pop off effects. Great color and stereophonic sound. Played mostly just in 2D when It was released. Now restored on Blu Ray 3D with the stereo sound track. Like ‘Dial M For Murder’ very limited use of the 3D effects. Mainly depth shots.
One of the first Todd-AO curved screens in LA now torn down and lost. Thanks Bill & Greg
Does anyone know If the New Bellevue had a curved Todd-AO screen? Thanks
Thanks David for sad news. I knew Willis from the Theatre Historical Society (THS) when It was operating. He saved many cinemas. Hope his family can keep his showmanship dedication going with the circuit they own. Will miss you Willis. Terry
The Detroit United Artist Theatre was not the first theatre in Detroit to feature Cinemascope. The larger Fox Theatre had the first Cinemascope film ‘The Robe’ on the big wide scope screen. The United Artist Theatre was the fist cinema in Detroit to have the curved TOOD-AO curved screen and later featured D-150. Sitting empty for many years with no one to save her It will now just be a parking lot for the new apartments going into the theatre office tower. Maybe someone will put in some classic nice photos of the old UA Theatre in the new remodeled apartment lobby. I wonder If anyone has photos of the inside when It had the D-150 curved screen with stage curtains?
No mention about 70mm
Thanks Bill soon to open the New Vista Theatre with 35mm film projection. I wonder if they will put in 70mm projectors.
Thanks ‘film’ for this great Hollywood Warner Cinerama Theatre photo. I was there to see Cinerama on the giant curved screen. The theatre just sits empty now.
I wonder If they had a curved screen?