North By Northwest on the Big Screen - Oakland, CA

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  1. MikeM

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    Hey all, I just wanted to let you know that the Paramount Theatre in Oakland will be showing North By Northwest tomorrow (3/1) starting at 8pm.
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    It's a great way to check out the beautiful Paramount Theatre, and tickets are only $5. They also have a mini concert with the "mighty wherletzer" (can't spell it), as well as a cartoon and a newsreel. Not a bad deal.
    Here's the web site for the Paramount Theatre if anyone is interested.
    See ya there!
     
  2. Nate Anderson

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    I saw North By Northwest in the theatre here in Minneapolis about a year ago, and it was tons of fun (I had seen the movie before, but never on the big screen) It was cool to see it on the big screen.
     
  3. Edwin Pereyra

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    I also saw NxNW last year at a special screening with an in-person introduction by Pat Hitchcock.

    Mike, is the Paramount accessible by BART?

    ~Edwin
     
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    Edwin or Nate,

    How did NxNW look on the big screen? The DVD looked great, but it's my understanding that the original elements were not in good shape and it was the digital transfer that was cleaned up not a restorration of the film elements themselves.
     
  5. Carlo Medina

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    Mike,

    How long will it be at the theater? Spring Break is coming up and I could make a trip up there to see that movie (and tell the SO it's a "San Francisco" trip).
     
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    From their website, it looks like tonight's showing is the only one. Damn.
     
  7. Ken_McAlinden

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    Warner has some decent 35mm prints of NxNW circulating. They have problems, but are very watchable. I saw one at the Detroit Film Theater a few years ago. The problem, as I understood it when explained to me, is that they don't have early genration large format (NxNW was shot in VistaVision) materials that are viable for producing new prints.

    Regards,
     
  8. Edwin Pereyra

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    There's a short clip of what North By Northwest looked like before the Lowry Digital Images restoration in the making-of doc on the DVD.

    The color and clarity is actually pretty good, but there's dirt and scratches all over that scene.
     
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