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Paul Adsett
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 - posted May 13, 2016 01:39 PM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Well it's not often that I will praise today's multiplex cinema, most of them being like cold black tombs, but last night we went to see the new George Clooney film Money Matters at the brand new Epic Theater near here. The film was mediocre at best, but the cinema itself was amazing. The auditorium was not huge, but the screen was. I would estimate the field of view from where we were sitting (about 3/4 back from the screen) at about 120 degrees. As large as that screen appeared, and being curved, it seemed every bit like Todd-AO to me, the picture was brilliantly and uniformly lit and pin sharp. Now the good part, the seats are leather recliners! Yes, you can lie down fully flat if you want to, there is so much space around each seat that it still does not block the aisle and people can still walk by. Altogether the ambiance of the theater was great, more like a very large private screening room with all the comforts of home.
Best of all they are going to show a classic film one might every week, so I expect to be going to this great new cinema quite frequently.

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Dino Everette
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 - posted May 13, 2016 02:05 PM      Profile for Dino Everette     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Wow, I used to run a theater in Orlando many moons ago called the Northgate Fourplex on Edgewater drive....Last time I went by it in the 1990's it was all abandoned....Do you live in Orlando Paul? I am actually going back there for Thanksgiving this year...

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Paul Adsett
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 - posted May 13, 2016 03:10 PM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Dino,
Sent you an email

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Andrew Woodcock
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 - posted May 13, 2016 03:34 PM      Profile for Andrew Woodcock         Edit/Delete Post 
Many others should follow their lead here Paul!
Sounds like the perfect public theatre. [Wink]

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Claus Harding
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 - posted May 13, 2016 07:29 PM      Profile for Claus Harding   Email Claus Harding   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Those niche theatres could become the new alternative to the "cine-supermarkets" we currently avoid [Smile]

Claus.

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Paul Adsett
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 - posted May 13, 2016 07:58 PM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Claus,
This new Epic Theater is hardly a niche cinema- it's a full blown shopping center multiplex with about 12 screens! The whole feel of the place is luxurious, with thick carpeting in the hallways and beautiful décor and wall sconces. I have never heard of Epic Theaters before, but this one definitely sets the bar for all future cinemas

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Dave Groves
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 - posted May 14, 2016 11:59 AM      Profile for Dave Groves   Email Dave Groves   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sounds absolutely wonderful. What are the seating capacities and does anyone have any pictures so we can all drool?

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Paul Adsett
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 - posted July 28, 2016 10:16 AM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Article in Today's Orlando Sentinel about the new luxurious Epic Theater's in Florida:

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/consumer/os-epic-theatres-expanding-20160727-story.html

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Dave Groves
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 - posted July 28, 2016 02:06 PM      Profile for Dave Groves   Email Dave Groves   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Those seats look very comfy. Who needs a film when you can doze off on one of those. My son went to a cinema in Nottingham (he's recently moved there) and rang to tell me they have leather recliners and the 3D was on a massive screen. I think it was a 'Showcase' theatre. Personally I find many of these places so bland, and being invited to sit watching a blank screen I don't find terribly exciting. How I miss the atmosphere of the old places where the manager greeted the patrons with a smile and asked, on the way out if you'd enjoyed the film. Being shown to a seat by the usherette with her torch was part of the experience and you could actually afford to go three times a week. Still, at least the Cinema still exists and here, in the U.K. buildings are on the increase. Interesting times.

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Paul Adsett
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 - posted July 28, 2016 06:15 PM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I know exactly what you are talking about Dave. A large part of my youth was spent in the local cinema in the Cardiff area of the UK. We would buy a ticket for 1/6d (Balcony was half a crown) and be shown by an usher to a seat about halfway back from the screen.
There would be organ music playing and the curtains were closed in front of the screen. Then the house lights would dim and the curtains would pull back as the Pathe Cockerel crowed, heralding the latest edition of Pathe News, or British Movietone News "Leslie Mitchell reporting" This would be followed by one or two trailers and then the second feature, often a western or film noir, would play out for about and hour and a half. Then the big feature would come on for about 2 hours. So you really got your money's worth.
Those day's are long gone, but fortunately they can be emulated in our own home cinema's, which many of us try to do.

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Mark Silvester
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 - posted July 30, 2016 02:36 AM      Profile for Mark Silvester   Email Mark Silvester   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
That Cinema looks great Paul.

I shall have to pay a visit there when I am in Orlando in July 2017.

All the best

Mark [Smile]

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