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Lucy/Mame
Posted: 11/9/13 at 09:12am


This really happened.

"Tracy... Hold Mama's waffles."
Updated On: 11/9/13 at 09:12 AM
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Lucy/Mame
Posted: 11/9/13 at 09:23am
Incredible! I love the Cineramadome. I saw many movies there in my 23 years in Los Angeles.

The Little Mermaid (the day it opened), re-releases of Gone With the Wind, Wizard of Oz, plus West Side Story, Oklahoma! (both in 70mm), Dreamgirls, Evita ...

A great place to see a movie!

The only thing unfortunate about this photo is that they're about to see Mame.
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Posted: 11/9/13 at 09:32am
For some reason the Cineramadome reminds me of Chiara de Blasio.

Updated On: 11/9/13 at 09:32 AM
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Posted: 11/9/13 at 09:39am
By the way, "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" just passed its 50th anniversary two days ago on November 7th. It opened the Cineramadome back in 1963, the first movie to play there ... so the Cineramadome just passed it's 50th anniversary two days ago!

Happy 50th, Cineramadome! (And It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World!)

"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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Posted: 11/9/13 at 10:44am
Wow! Great pic! Warners went all out for that Mame premiere. Get a load of that signage! Oh and the dome decorated to look like a hat...they just don't do things like that anymore.
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Posted: 11/9/13 at 10:59am
Imagine Ethel Merman shrieking at Milton Berle on that HUGE screen!
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
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Posted: 11/9/13 at 11:16am
Remember seeing Mad when it opened @ Warner Theater in Times Square.

Awhile back TCM played a near complete version missing only 5 minutes and clocking in @ a shade over 3 hours. The complete sequence about how they go after the $$ was great go see. The only drawbacks are the obvious use of stunt doubles and the horrible rear projection work.
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Posted: 11/9/13 at 11:17am
They still do cool stuff at the Cineramadome occasionally.

"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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Posted: 11/9/13 at 11:25am
Is it still equipped for the 3 panel films? If so it would be great to show them in original cinerama
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
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Posted: 11/9/13 at 11:57am
One film I would love to see in it's original Cinerama presentation is John Sturges' The Hallelujah Trail starring Burt Lancaster, Lee Remick, Jim Hutton and the luscious Pamela Tiffin (who I still have a crush on after all these years and recently spotted on one of my walks in the Upper West Side)...I think the cinematography and stunt work in that film are top notch.
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Posted: 11/9/13 at 11:58am
Every few years they have a week long Cinerama festival where they show films (usually bad prints) in three projector Cinerama style. Cinerama aficionados from all over the world come to Los Angeles for the screenings of films like HOW THE WEST WAS WON, THIS IS CINERAMA, CINERAMA HOLIDAY, SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD, SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE and THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM (these were the only films ever shot in true 3-strip Cinerama). There were other feature films that were shot in Ultra Panavision 70 and Super Panavision 70 and projected in the 70mm Cinerama.

Updated On: 11/9/13 at 11:58 AM
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Posted: 11/9/13 at 12:04pm
Thanks

I remember seeing West in Cinerama and the buffalo stampede sitting in the center of the orchestra was something else. Beats home video or watching it on a device.

Saw many others in Panavision "Cinerama"
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
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Posted: 11/9/13 at 02:00pm
Still a cool theatre. The last time I went there was for a special engagement of Dreamgirls before the general release. The lobby had displays of costumes and props from the movie which was cool.
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Posted: 11/9/13 at 02:40pm
I wish they'd re-release My Dinner with Andre in Cinerama.
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
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Lucy/Mame
Posted: 11/10/13 at 02:26am
It's still the same only refurbished and it's the Arclight Dome with a whole added new theatre complex in the back. But yes- if any movie opened in LA even on multiple screens -THAT was the theatre to see it. I remember seeing Mae West stroll in for the premiere of "Sextette" godawful but a kick to see her, and every star imagininable (The cast) for the premiere of the sequel to "That's Entertainment". Also used to love it when they would have classic film festivals there - i saw "Citizen Kane" "Mr.Smith Goes to Washington" "Casablanca" and of course, spacey movies looked great there - "ET" "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" "2001". And in return to LA "The Empire Strikes Back". And then there was that incredible sound too - movies like "The Last Waltz". And a very long run - my friends and I went multiple times to see "Hair". OK, I'll - stop . This kicked off a wave if nostalgia in me. I moved from LA two years sgo and many of those friends have passed away. But oh, sweet memories.
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Posted: 11/10/13 at 02:18pm
i saw THIS IS CINERAMA and HOW THE WEST WAS WON when they both were released in 70 MM at the DOME...i may have seen MAME there but the movie was SO GOD DAMN AWFUL i don't remember too much from that evening...EXCEPT that MAME was the worst movie musical EVER made!...even worse than CAMELOT which i also saw at the DOME!...:)
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Posted: 11/10/13 at 03:10pm
Mame would have been great had Ball not been it. Oh well

Remake it with Bette and you would have a completely different animal.
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Posted: 11/10/13 at 03:31pm
Yeah, another over-aged actress as Mame Dennis.
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Posted: 11/10/13 at 04:41pm
As terrible as the MAME movie is, some of Lucille Ball's line-readings (in the comic scenes) are good, except for her wheezing rasp. But when it gets even mildly serious or sentimental, it's a laugh riot...wrongly. It's a shame that the old guards at major studios didn't get the drift from BONNIE AND CLYDE, THE GRADUATE, THE GODFATHER, and (in the case of MAME) CABARET-- just to name a few game changing American films.

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Posted: 11/10/13 at 04:45pm
I'd love to see The Greatest Story Ever Told in its original Cinerama presentation format.
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jemjeb2
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Posted: 11/11/13 at 11:33am
Jv92 - "some good comic line readings..." etc. Unfortunately, "Mame" was a musical.
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Posted: 11/11/13 at 11:56am
LOL but part of the "charm" and fun of being able to bash it all these years is indebted to the fact that Lucy did it. One of those movies that everyone says they hate but it is still watched.
Up next: Apr 01 Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Apr 05 Charo at RamsHead OnStage; Apr 07 Lady Gaga at Roseland Ballroom; Apr 13 Amaluna next to Citi Field; Apr 18 Disney Junior at MSG Theatre; May 06 Aladdin; May 13 Artpop Ball Lady Gaga at MSG; Jun 07 Varekai in Bridgeport, CT Jul 12 1:30pm Side Show; Jul 12 8:30pm Fantasia w/National Symphony Orchestra; Aug 16 The Visit: Williamstown Festival
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Posted: 11/11/13 at 12:14pm
Barely watched.

I tried many times to get through it, because friends always wanted to watch it.

It wasn't until this past July that I made it all the way through the film.

I wanted an "I SURVIVED MAME" button. I still do.
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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Posted: 11/11/13 at 12:42pm
One of the great unknowables is whether it would have been a good movie with Angela. I'm sure it would have been a BETTER movie with her, but I'm still not sure it would have been good.
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Posted: 11/11/13 at 12:50pm
I don't know if I'm in the minority on this or not, but I vastly prefer the nonmusical "Auntie Mame" to the musical "Mame."

The songs are fine, some of them are quite good, but so much was sacrificed in the plot and characters (no Nora Muldoon, no Mr. O'Bannion, etc.) that I think it was a step backwards. And unfortunately, I'll always compare any production (filmed or live) of Mame to Auntie Mame. Maybe if I saw a really good Mame, I could be swayed.
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Posted: 11/11/13 at 01:10pm
Besty (and company)..."Auntie Mame" (195 with Rosalind Russell is playing on the 'big screen' at Bow*Tie Cinemas (aka Chelsea Cinemas, West 23rd St between 7th & 8th Aves) for the Chelsea Classic movie night hosted by Hedda Lettuce at 7pm on Thursday, November 21. Tickets are $8.00

Was there for "The Swarm" last Thursday night. The movie was a complete and utter train wreck (oh come to think of it there was a train wreck in the movie that killed Olivia de Havilland and Fred MacMurray!) and it was really laughable and enjoyable because of Hedda's commentary and laser pointer.
Up next: Apr 01 Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Apr 05 Charo at RamsHead OnStage; Apr 07 Lady Gaga at Roseland Ballroom; Apr 13 Amaluna next to Citi Field; Apr 18 Disney Junior at MSG Theatre; May 06 Aladdin; May 13 Artpop Ball Lady Gaga at MSG; Jun 07 Varekai in Bridgeport, CT Jul 12 1:30pm Side Show; Jul 12 8:30pm Fantasia w/National Symphony Orchestra; Aug 16 The Visit: Williamstown Festival

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