Fox Theater in Atlanta to show 2001: A Space Odyssey in 70mm!

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  1. Patrick McCart

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    On August 19th at 8 PM, the Atlanta Fox Theater will be showing 2001: A Space Odyssey in 70mm. Tickets are at the low cost of $6.50
    http://foxtheatre.org/film.htm has a full schedule.
     
  2. Rob Lutter

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    Darn! Why can't this come down to Florida?! [​IMG]
    Uh, how long is the drive from Fort Lauderdale to Atlanta? [​IMG]
     
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    Rob Lutter said:
     
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    I know what ya mean... I drove up to Gainsville, FL last year to visit the University of Florida (which took 7 hours). I am going to Orlando for college which is a little better (3.5 hours... 2.5 being on a highway [I-95] and 1 hour on a dirt road).
    All in all, Florida is a big, long, boring state [​IMG]
     
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    You going to be there Patrick? I know I am. Maybe we can have an HTF row!!
     
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    *jealous*
    I don't even know if any theaters in Vancouver have 70mm capability anymore, but I'd certainly make the trip for that.
    If I had the money Brook, I'd be in that row with you. Nevertheless, save me a spot just in case. [​IMG]
    Hope to hear your thoughts when you guys DO see it.
    Jason
     
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    I drove 500 miles round-trip (New Jersey to Washington DC) to see it last November at the Uptown. The film is *easily* worth a substantial road-trip; I'd say that if you're within 5 hours of Atlanta, you should make the trip. You'll never forget seeing 2001 in 70mm!
     
  8. Patrick McCart

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    Yes, I'm going to try my hardest to get over to see it. I'll have my driver's license by then (as opposed to my learner's permit), so I HAVE to see this movie.

     
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    Also saw it at the Uptown definitely my top theater going experience ever. And they even had the intermission. [​IMG]
     
  10. Patrick Sun

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    Yes, I plan on going to see 2001 at the Fox.
     
  11. Brent Bridgeman

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    It doesn't take 9 hours to get to the Georgia/Florida border from Atlanta! More like about 5 hours. My wife and I drove down to see a shuttle launch last year and stopped in Daytona for the night. I believe it took me about 9-10 hours to get to Daytona. Then again, I am an Atlanta driver, and up here 15 mph over the speed limit is the norm (the Cliff is much slower). Heck, we drive down to the panhandle quite often, and it's a 4.5 hour drive to Panama City. That said, a drive from Fort Lauderdale would be pretty brutal. About the only thing to do is look at all the fruit stands and dream up a good Carl Hiassen book.

    By the way, I'll be there! Woohoo! I've never seen a movie at the Fox, but I don't think I'd want to be sitting in the back, even with a big screen.
     
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    I'm hoping to make the trip from Knoxville. I flew to DC to see it at the Uptown (and to visit my parents), so you know that I'm up for a three hour drive. I think an HTF dinner is definitely in order before the show.
     
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    I might be able to attend this. It all depends when I'm going to be in Atlanta and how long. I'm not dying to see it since I saw it in 70mm last year, but I wouldn't mind catching it again.
     
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    Are tickets available yet? I looked on Tickemaster.com but couldn't find them.
     
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    Tickets are the reason I've skipped out on all previous Fox showings, even though there have been some things I wanted to see.

    Individual tickets are only sold the day of the show at the Fox box office which opens 75m before showtime. I HATE waiting in lines, but for 2001, it will be worth it.

    If anyone has been before, how early do we need to look at getting there to get in line?

    I was considering a dry run next Monday when they are showing a double feature of Some Like It Hot and The Apartment.
     
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    Gah, that ticket policy stinkuweths!
     
  17. Brent Bridgeman

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    Hey, maybe if we get there real early and stand off to the Ponce De Leon side, we can see Keir Dullea come in and get an autograph! I wonder if Hal can print out an autograph? That's where I got to meet Robin Williams before his show. Now, THAT was amazing! Never laughed so hard in my life.

    Sorry, got off topic. By the way, there is a really good restaurant across the street called Bridgetown Grill (Carribean food). If you stop there, get the rib & chicken feast. You get a half slab of guava coated ribs and a jerked chicken breast. Very tasty, especially with a couple of Red Stripes.
     
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    Thank you, Brent. I was in Atlanta a few years ago and stayed in an old hotel directly across the street from the Fox. My main memory of the trip is an amazing Carribean meal, but I couldn't remember the name of the restaurant. I'm all for a pre-show gathering there. [​IMG]
     
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    A question for those who have seen movies before at The Fox: What do you think of their sound system?

    I saw The Perfect Storm at The Fox the summer it came out and all of the sound came through a cluster of speakers directly above the screen. The sound was so muddled that it was, in my opinion, unbearable.

    I would love to see 2001 there, but I'm worried about their current sound system.

    Also, if anyone's interested in a looong weekend in Atlanta, the following Monday (Aug. 22) the Fox will be showing The Last Waltz and a "Surprise Rock n' Roll Film". Not sure what it may be, but I'd love to see Stop Making Sense.
     
  20. Brent Bridgeman

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    I've never seen anything besides concerts or musicals at the Fox so I don't know about the sound for films. However, at the risk of being roasted, I would think that 2001 would be one movie that the sound wouldn't matter near as much as the visuals. Besides the music, there isn't a whole lot of dialog or sound effects in this one, right? Still, I would hope for great sound, but wouldn't be heartbroken without it.
    Darren, I believe that old hotel across the street is where Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh stayed before the premiere of "Gone with the Wind" at the Fox.[​IMG]
     

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