3 Days of 3-D is Coming Soon!

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  1. Bob Furmanek

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    We are proud to announce the 3 DAYS OF 3-D Film Festival at the
    historic Lafayette Theatre in Suffern, New York, on February 27-28-29,
    2004.

    3 DAYS OF 3-D will present 10 of the best classic films made during
    the 1950s in the miracle of Third Dimension, including KISS ME KATE,
    CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, DIAL M FOR MURDER, IT CAME FROM OUTER
    SPACE, GORILLA AT LARGE, INFERNO, MISS SADIE THOMPSON, ROBOT MONSTER,
    GUN FURY and HOUSE OF WAX. You'll see big stars such as Rita Hayworth,
    Vincent Price, Grace Kelly, Rhonda Fleming, Rock Hudson, Howard Keel,
    Donna Reed, Kathryn Grayson, and Raymond Burr all so close that you'll
    feel you can reach out and touch them! Also on each program will be a
    selection of ultra-rare 3-D short subjects, including ones with Bugs
    Bunny, The Three Stooges, Casper the Friendly Ghost, and many more.
    All films will be presented in authentic dual-projector, synchronized
    3-D with polarized glasses (not red & blue anaglyph)!

    The Lafayette Theatre is a vintage, fully-renovated 1000-seat 1924
    movie palace and was one of the first theatres in Rockland County
    equipped to show 3-D films in mid-1953, but hasn't shown a 3-D film
    since October of that year. All of these films will be presented in
    genuine, double-system 3-D - the best method of all - using special
    Polarized viewing glasses and two projectors running with interlock
    synchronization. Important note: We will not be showing any 3-D films
    in the inferior anaglyph system (red & blue glasses) that you might be
    familiar with from Spy Kids 3-D. The polarized method of 3-D
    presentation assures you of bright and clear images with no color
    distortion! We are proud to be the only movie palace on the East Coast
    to bring a full weekend of dimensional entertainment to you.

    Advance money-saving multi-show tickets are available NOW on the
    website: Friday Night Passes are $15, Saturday and Sunday All-Day
    Passes are $30 each. The Full Festival pass is $65. Advance passes
    also give you priority seating for each show before the general
    public! Individual tickets are priced at $8.00 for each show and will
    be available at the Lafayette Theatre Box Office and on the internet
    (after January 1).

    Go to the website for complete details:
    http://www.bigscreenclassics.com/3days3d.htm
     
  2. DaViD Boulet

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    Wow.

    If I lived nearby (or had a friend willing to put me up) I might consider taking a 3-day vacation from work!

    dave [​IMG]
     
  3. Shawn D

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    Very cool, this theater is only like a mile from where I work ! I'll be checking this out.
     
  4. DaveF

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    Sounds really awesome...except you're 340 miles away [​IMG] Rochester, NY -- it's like a whole different state.
     
  5. Kyle McKnight

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    So when are the 3D DVDs coming out?
     
  6. Dwayne

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    Kyle is like the plain-clothes admin of the forum. [​IMG]
     
  7. George Monroy

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    No JAWS?

    That is wack.
     
  8. Bob Furmanek

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    No, this event is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the great 3-D boom of 1953/54. That's why all the features and shorts are from the golden age of 3-D film-making.

    Jaws would be out of place, and would stick out like a sore shark.
     
  9. Peter Apruzzese

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    Bob is correct, this festival is celebrating the anniversary of the golden age of 3-D, so no Jaws 3-D. Besides, we're only equipping our booth to run genuine double-system interlock 3-D, not the over/under single strip of the early 80s films.

    Pete
    www.bigscreenclassics.com/3days3d.htm
     
  10. Steve Phillips

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    If you are in the area, be sure to go.

    I saw all of these at the World 3-D Expo last year, and the effect was simply astonishing. Yes, even in ROBOT MONSTER!
     
  11. Bob Furmanek

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    This 3-D print of ROBOT MONSTER is the only complete 3-D element of the entire film. (The materials used for the terrible anaglyph video conversion are incomplete.) As Steve said, for such a quick production, the film is very well photographed. It has less stereo photographic errors than some of the major studio productions!

    The film works so much better in true 3-D. It most certainly does not deserve its reputation as the worst film ever made. Given the script that he had to work with, the low budget and the 4 day shooting schedule, I think Phil Tucker did a fine job. It played to nearly 800 people at the World 3-D Expo, and got a huge ovation!

    If you're in the New York area, don't miss it. It's very unlikely this rare 3-D print will be shown on the East Coast again.
     
  12. Peter Apruzzese

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    I've been running a number of the features as tests over the past few days and am astounded by the results. I hope that some HTF members can make a showing or two - I think you'll be pleased.
     
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    If I had more vacation time and wasn't a few states away Peter, I would be be there in an instant!

    I won't comment on 3-D classics such as HOUSE OF WAX, CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE, DIAL M FOR MURDER, and repeat what many have already said before. In short they are *must-see* 3-D films from this era.

    KISS ME KATE has aged extremely well for a 50 year old film (a musical no less) and offers an excellent 3-D presentation. One of the best 3-D films (IMO) ever!

    INFERNO actually surprised me when I viewed it for the first time in 3-D (I don't count my old anaglyph television recording as a 'true' 3-D viewing) as the stereoscopic process increased the sense of isolation in the dessert, which is an important aspect that is lost in standard flat viewings.

    The complete ROBOT MONSTER 3-D print is also a sight to see, given all of the previous (shudder) anaglyph versions have never shown the opening credits in true 3-D. For such a low budget production the elaborate (3-D) opening credits are some of the best of the 1950's.

    GORILLA AT LARGE and MISS SADIE THOMPSON feature excellent story lines and beautiful 3-D photography. Again if you have only seen the previous 3D TV red/blue anaglyph versions, you have not really seen these films in real 3-D.

    What separates these films from the 1980's 3-D crap (even the ultra low budget "kids film" Robot Monster) is the film makers realized 3-D was only a tool like color, widescreen or stereo sound. It does not replace a decent plot, character development, and other staple marks of a good film. This is why all of the films above have been offered (as flat 2D) on TV, DVD, or on video even fifty years later:
    They were good films, period.
     
  14. Peter Apruzzese

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    Did anybody from the HTF make it to the event?

    We had around 2000 people for the weekend and it was a blast. I was very pleased to hear comments from people that the 3-D was the best they'd ever seen anywhere; for all the long hours it took to get it right, I was hoping for that reaction!
     
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    I was away this weekend Peter, otherwise I would have come to these great shows. I'm sure that anyone that went to them had a great time. I also enjoyed reading your comments in the Bergen Record on Friday.

    So, Pete, what's coming up? A&C, more 3D, a Sci-Fi festival perhaps? Do tell.[​IMG]
     
  16. Peter Apruzzese

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    Yes to all three, Tino. [​IMG]

    The Spring 2004 season announces tomorrow and has an A & C film. The other events will be coming over the next year.

    Pete
     

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