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Chris Utley
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From: Torrance, CA
Registered: May 2003


 - posted December 03, 2006 03:20 PM      Profile for Chris Utley   Author's Homepage   Email Chris Utley         Edit/Delete Post 
David: The movie theatre industry came up with a golden rule to describe the Edwards/AMC situation: Thou Shalt Not Ontariolize Each Other. 52 friggin screens within walking distance of one another. Ridiculous! FWIW, I avoid that AMC like the plague. Me and my peeps will always choose the Edwards!

Dan: You're right. The Dome looks and feels much much bigger than the Seattle Cinerama. But the Seattle Cinerama seems a bit more cozy than the Dome does. It's the warmth & fuzziness that I enjoyed the most about the Seattle Cinerama. The Dome always has been...and always will be...a BEAST! A sexy beast, yes, but a BEAST nonetheless!

I understand the curve issues. Folks have been complaining for years about the focus issues at the Dome. They also complain a lot about Pacific/Arclight using a standard built screen instead of the 2000 strip louvered screen. Does anyone know why Pacific/Arclight made the decision to use a standard screen when they upgraded the Dome?

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Dan Roben
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 - posted December 03, 2006 04:01 PM      Profile for Dan Roben           Edit/Delete Post 
Three words, Chris: Cost, cost and cost.

I don't have any $ specifics, but let's face it: There just isn't much demand for a 2000 strip louvered screen these days, is there?

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Mark Richey
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 - posted December 11, 2006 11:18 AM      Profile for Mark Richey   Author's Homepage   Email Mark Richey         Edit/Delete Post 
I know they've been open for several years, but I'm still in awe that 52 screens are piled right next to each other. Do the two theaters show the same movies? And if not, do they open everything on multiple screens ("A Good Year" still on 4 screens!)?

PS: Sorry about the thread hijack. Um…Big screens rock!

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Jeff Arellano
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From: Monterey Park, CA
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 - posted December 11, 2006 06:11 PM      Profile for Jeff Arellano   Email Jeff Arellano         Edit/Delete Post 
Mark, here is what is showing at the Edwards:

Apocalypto (R)
Blood Diamond (R)
The Holiday(PG-13)
Unaccompanied Minors (PG)
National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj (R)
The Nativity Story (PG)
Turistas (R)
Deck the Halls (PG)
Deja Vu (PG-13)
The Fountain (PG-13)
Casino Royale (PG-13)
Happy Feet (PG)
Happy Feet: The IMAX Experience (PG)
Borat (R)
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (G)

And at the AMC Ontario Mills, just a mere few hundred feet away:
Apocalypto (R, No Passes)
Blood Diamond (R, No Passes)
The Holiday (PG-13, No Passes)
Unaccompanied Minors (PG, No Passes)
Guadalupe (PG)
National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj (R)
The Nativity Story (PG)
Turistas (R)
Deck the Halls (PG)
Deja Vu (PG-13)
The Fountain (PG-13)
Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny (R)
Casino Royale (PG-13)
Happy Feet (PG)
Harsh Times (R)
Stranger Than Fiction (PG-13)
Borat (R)
Flushed Away (PG)
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (G)
Babel (R)
Saw III (R)
The Departed (R)
The Queen (PG-13)

Don't forget, less than 5 miles away is the Edwards Mountain 14 (to the west) and AMC Victoria Gardens (2 miles to the north)

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Mark Campbell
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 - posted December 11, 2006 06:38 PM      Profile for Mark Campbell   Email Mark Campbell         Edit/Delete Post 
I hope they have enough screens covering National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj

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Chris Utley
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 - posted September 01, 2009 03:43 PM      Profile for Chris Utley   Author's Homepage   Email Chris Utley         Edit/Delete Post 
Revisiting this post to clarify something. Over the years of being both here and at Cinema Treasures, I've learned a lot about movie theatre technology including sizes, sound, layout, architecture, etc. With all I've learned I can confirm something: there is NO WAY that The Grand Palace in Ontario is 85 feet wide! It's still a lovely place, but the screen sure ain't as wide as the Dome. It may be about 75 feet wide, but 85 is a MAJOR STRETCH - and a case of my eyeballs playing tricks on me! [Eek!]

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Michael Furlinger
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From: Charleston, SC
Registered: Aug 2004


 - posted September 11, 2009 11:14 PM      Profile for Michael Furlinger   Email Michael Furlinger         Edit/Delete Post 
The screen @ the hippodrome is 74ft wide.Charleston sc

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