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AFI Silver Theater 70mm Spectacular Part 3


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#21 of 31 OFFLINE   mosesSupposes

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Posted September 01 2014 - 06:39 AM

Aside from that momentary distortion, the sound quality was excellent; rich, and directional at appropriate moments, and helped make the pink tolerable.

 

There were no explicit indications that it was 30fps but then I'm a 70mm newbie, having seen my first show abut five years ago and only a dozen or so in total.



#22 of 31 OFFLINE   Jim*Tod

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Posted September 01 2014 - 08:58 AM

Thanks.  Wish I could have made it up there for that, but it is a long trek from Richmond.



#23 of 31 OFFLINE   Dr Griffin

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Posted September 01 2014 - 04:21 PM

After seeing the 70mm print of Ryan's Daughter at the AFI, I have to say I was impressed. I've seen a few 70mm prints (which aren't getting any younger) in the last few years, and this was in pretty good shape. There was the requisite damaged here and there and slight fading, along with a pink/brown leaning. The sound did seem to be the 6 track mag with precise panning across the stage. Nice surround effect on the Overture, Entr'acte and Exit music. A 4K DCP of this, from the original elements would look fantastic. The colors of the present 2 disc DVD are much more balanced than the aging print could retain, so I would imagine a minor restoration and remaster wouldn't be too much work, and the end result should be spectacular.



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Posted September 03 2014 - 12:31 AM

see over @in 70mm .com about this Festival.

#25 of 31 OFFLINE   Dr Griffin

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Posted September 03 2014 - 11:27 AM

see over @in 70mm .com about this Festival.

Thanks for the link, a nice recap of the event. Lovely place to watch film with blaring THX sound system! If they do a part 4 next summer, I'll be there again.



#26 of 31 OFFLINE   Dr Griffin

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Posted September 07 2014 - 09:00 AM

Good in depth article on the AFI Silver Theater:

http://www.film-tech...1&style=classic



#27 of 31 OFFLINE   MrMiniver

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Posted September 07 2014 - 01:00 PM

Those theaters look like a horrible place to watch a movie.


Edited by MrMiniver, September 07 2014 - 01:01 PM.


#28 of 31 OFFLINE   GlennF

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Posted September 07 2014 - 01:18 PM

Gee,I was the complete opposite. I thought they did a pretty cool reno job to the theatres, especially the historic number one. Looks like a very nice place and not like the cookiecutter multiplexes you get elsewhere.

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Posted September 07 2014 - 01:20 PM

Gee,I was the complete opposite. I thought they did a pretty cool reno job to the theatres, especially the historic number one. Looks like a very nice place and not like the cookiecutter multiplexes you get elsewhere.

 

The theater 2 stadium seating cinema sure looks like a cookie cutter stadium seating theater to me. I could care less about the art deco. The only redeeming quality is that is THX approved.



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Posted September 07 2014 - 01:48 PM

I think the bright art deco colors on number one would distract me too much to enjoy a movie.  numbers 2 and 3 look OK to me.



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Posted September 07 2014 - 04:05 PM

There have been some changes since the photos were taken in 2009, but the main theater could be darker. 70mm & 35mm showings there are great though. The sound is a throwback compared to the underpowered run of the mill multiplexes of today.






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