The HONDO restoration

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  1. Bob Furmanek

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    Fascinating article. Thanks.

    Here's hoping we actually get to see a theatrical showing of this in stereoscopic 3-D.
     
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    It was an interesting article, but the author was a tad too picky with that last remark. Considering how long it has been since 1953, I think it would be accurate to say "few have seen John Wayne in 3D". Certainly few living viewers have. I, for one would love to see a theatrical showing of Hondo.
     
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    Her exact quote was "very few people have ever seen him in the 3D format."

    Now, if she had said "very few living people" - that would be different. The film grossed over 4 million dollars. At an average of 49 cents a ticket, that's a LOT of people who saw the film in theaters.

    By the way, the world premiere was in your home town. Is the Majestic Theater still there?

    Bob
     
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    Great informative article. Thank you!
     
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    The Majestic in downtown Houston is long gone. Indeed, there are no more "old time" theaters here any more. Of our last few, the Alabama is now a bookstore, and the River Oaks is no longer a big screen theater with a balcony. It has been split into multiple screens and now only shows Sundance-type fare. The Tower theater became a Hollywood video store. It's all cineplexes now.
     

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