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  1. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Okay Doc, you're in danger of being excommunicated from fajita/poker gatherings. If you attend the next one, some tribute to the host will be in order. ;-)
  2. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    I'd do it, but have rehearsal Tuesday. BTW, Doc, Poker at my place Friday, 7:00.
  3. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Nils: thank you and Linda for bringing the kids to the concert! Mark: thank you for attending also! I hope you get your Baltic Bich ply sliced okay today at Jonathan's. Post pics of your subwoofer construction process.
  4. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    I've got to be at Zilker early - put out signs and then 7:00 stage call. I'll watch this thread to see if you guys plan to meet earlier than that and maybe I can join you. "According to their online schedule they'll be back on track by Tuesday." Not quite - the beginning schedule really...
  5. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Greg, Nils and Mark: great - hope to see you there! Mark, if you come to Austin, definitely bring that veneer. Nils, that Blu-ray list is indeed impressive. I don't think I'll buy into a format war - who knows, neither Blue-ray nor HDDVD may survive. However, if one is the clear winner in a...
  6. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Okay, I continue to futily attempt to get my Austin HT friends to attend my Austin Symphonic Band (http://www.asband.org) concerts, so please consider our Fathers Day concert at Zilker Park Hillside Theater this Sunday evening at 7:30. The admission price is spot on for this group: FREE! And...
  7. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Well, let's go!!
  8. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Nils, that list is AWESOME!! That's got to be as good or better lineup as ANY restored movie theater in the country! I'm ready for Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Patton, Lawerence of Arabia, etc. We could make some great evening events out of these! How about a movie...
  9. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Nils: thanks for the great news! I can't wait for the "Final Cut". I wasn't aware that Harrison Ford didn't like the versions that have been released. Different subject: you guys probably know I have several WWII movies. I stumbled on a sleeper at Hollywood video: "Soldiers and Saints". A low...
  10. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Doc, I've tried long as well as short notice. I think it's the Austin problem - we are one of the best symphonic bands in the nation, but can't get big audiences in Austin because of the overabundance of live pop music. If we were in a normal city, we'd be well-know, have full audiences and...
  11. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    I do have a live entertainment suggestion for tonight (although I've never been able to get any of this group to come to our indoor concerts): The Austin Symphonic Band's last indoor concert of the season is tonight at 8:00pm at the Reagan H.S. P.A.C. The theme is "Tribute to a Generation...
  12. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Hey, check out today's woot - $599.99 with a $100 rebate on top of that, for a Hitachi EDP J32 WVGA 854 x 480 3-panel LCD projector. Introduced last November at $1499 MSRP. Selling on-line (B&H Photo) for $999. http://www.woot.com It might be a good, budget entry-level HT projector.
  13. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Well, thank you Nils for posting all those statistics, but... WOW!! Did I say WOW!? My colleagues and I arrived at our Las Vegas hotel just as the 4th quarter began, so we watched it on the sports book video wall. Most of the betters were for SC, but we made enough noise to overpower...
  14. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    MERRY CHRITSMAS, EVERYONE!! Have a blessed, happy day! Nils, I went to Costco yesterday afternoon and looked for that Hitchcock movie collection, but couldn't find it:frowning: I'll check Costco's web site, and, for grins, Amazon for their current price. Too bad you can't go to C.E.S. It...
  15. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    You Atkins are quite the socialites! My sister and her fairly new husband will be here for a few days beginning the 29th, from Des Moines,IA and my other sister from SA and my 90-year-old aunt will be at my house for a couple of days. Other than that, no excitement for me :frowning:
  16. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Okay, back to Movies. I've received from Amazon: "Alice's Restaurant" The Complete "Thin Man" Collection "King Kong" (Collector's Edition) Warner Bros. Classic Holiday Collection ("Boys Town"/"A Christmas Carol 1938"/"Christmas in Connecticutt") Who's up for a movie night? Nils, when...
  17. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Oh Lordy, Nils has descended from his lofty, erudite movie expertise position into the lowly depths of turkey depravity, not unlike the food-on-a-stick I saw last week in the Oriental "night market". We won't go there. Nils: shame, shame, shame. A more subdued bikini color would have lent a bit...
  18. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Oops! Never Mind.:b
  19. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Nils, thanks for the "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" reminder! I shall rent it today. There is an old holiday film about a well-known syndicated cook/culinary expert. Turns out she really can't cook...help me out here Nils with the movie photographic memory. Hmmm... Never mind, here it is...
  20. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Then, you'd better supply not only the turkey, but also the stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pies, broccoli cheese dish and the Jack Daniels! Okay, no takers - how 'bout the next weekend (Friday evening)?
  21. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    No problem, KID, and BTW, UP YOURS! Looks like we finally have a restoration/transfer that is BETTER than previous efforts. If only Ben Hur had the same fortuitous result. I'm back from the Orient. A "flight" over there that has to be told only in person. So, how about Texas Hold 'Em this...
  22. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    I'm leaving tomorrow morning: DFW to Tokyo, an hour later on to Taipei. Couple of days there, then back to Tokyo to meet with a couple of huge consumer electronics companies that are interested in licensing our new I.P. projection technology. Native Texan takes on the 800-lb gorillas. Doesn't...
  23. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    I can't do Sunday. There's a strong possibility that I'll leave Saturday morning for a biz trip to Taiwan and Japan. Not fun - lots of hours in the air. So, trip or not, I think I need Oktoberfest! Who's in?
  24. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Doc, we must have done a mind-meld in our past. Spot on. Over the heads of the masses. NEXT: Shazam is trying to put together a Friday pm exodus to OCTOBERFEST in New Braunfels. From his e-mail: "OK…this Friday is the time! Pork chops on a stick! Beer! Music! Beer! Gingerbread! Beer! And...
  25. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Inquiring minds want to know: who IS "JUST woman"? Is "JUST woman" a comic character?
  26. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Very ahhh...nice, Nils. I'm baaack! From Mexico City buz trip. Trip from hell going. TWO broken airplanes in a row and about 6 gate changes, left 4hours late, got to Mexico City hotel at 12:30 am. I hear American is giving us 6,000 frequent flyer miles as a token of their "sincere" apology. :)
  27. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Ahhh...brisket, popcorn and horror. WE know how to do Halloween right! Well, I'm off to Mexico City tomorrow on an emergency business trip and won't be back to Austin until Saturday NIGHT! It ain't fair, I say! I'll do my best to not get kidnapped. I need to do a fajita/poker evening real...
  28. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    I'm BAAACK! Lee, bring a package. I found some 4 oz packages at the new Target. Hey, who's coming this evening! Lee and Shazam have confirmed. Who else? Bring your top two selections and the group will vote on which one we will watch.
  29. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    I'm about to leave town - hope to see some of the regular 'monsters' here Sunday evening!
  30. Hank Frankenberg

    Austin Movie Nights!

    Well, my "Three Disc Collector's Edition" of "The Wizard of Oz" arrived today. Here's what the label on the shrinkwrap says: "Pristine Ultra-Resolution Restoration!" Back of the case: "Disc One: Featuring a New Digital Transfer from Restored Film Elements Presenting the Movie's Technicolor...
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