Movieville | News
- Regular Updates
- Big site updates 30 Jul 99
- New Landmark website 30 Jul 99
- American Cinematheque in trouble? 30 Jul 99
- Worth Reading 30 Jul 99
- Digital projection is here 25 June 99 - updated 30 Jul 99
- Silent Movie to reopen 28 May 99
- Most Fridays I list my "picks of the week" on the directory page.
- Max takes care of When Reviews Attack! on his own, so sometimes he's got reviews newer than my listed update date. Drop by his site and check!
Big site updates 30 Jul 99
- I've done a ton of work on the site this week, with new graphics, reorganization of the site directory, pages and nagivation setup. I did do something I hate to do and break some links, but it's all here somewhere and use the map if needed. In the next few weeks I'll finally be able to start updating theater reviews and adding several dozen new ones. As always, your feedback and comments are welcome.
In addition, I've opened www.movieville.com/movies, a site dedicated to movies themselves (as opposed to movieville.com/movieville's focus, which is moviegoing in Los Angeles). Go and read people's ten favorite movies - and send your own in if you like! And feel free to suggest other content - the site is new and wide open.
It's also approaching 5am as I write this so I'm just gonna stop and upload everything. I'm sure I've missed some stuff and broken things here and there. Sorry about that.
New Landmark website 30 Jul 99
- Landmark has got its own new web site, starting up Sunday (Aug 1):
The teaser page says there will be a Favorite Foreign Film poll, which sounds interesting and worth dropping by. I'll comment more on their site next week, as well as take a fresh look at the sites for other theaters and chains.
American Cinematheque in trouble? 30 Jul 99
- Article in the LA Weekly (paper, and online at:
Sounds like the Cinematheque, in just seven months, has run up some dangerous amounts of debt.
Worth Reading 30 Jul 99
- Other collected URLs worth checking out this week:
- LA Weekly - interview with LACMA's film programmer
- CNN - Paul Tatara on "The wane of critical thought"
- CNN - "Recreating 'Cinema Paradiso' in Baltimore's Little Italy"
www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/Movies/9907/28/baltimore.film.fest.reut/ (link broken 6 Sep 99)
- Wired - Universal gets mad about a site linking to its trailers
Digital projection is here
- Digital projection is here, at least in a limited test sort of form. "Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace" is playing at the AMC Burbank 14 and the Pacific Winnetka 20 (on one screen each) projected digitally.
Blake Middleton sent a long description and opinion of the two systems.
Byte.com has a three-part article looking at one of the systems, this time at one of the NYC metro-area screens.
I've heard rumors that "An Ideal Husband" at the Sunset 5 is also being shown this way. Anyone know for sure? I'll check over the weekend myself.
Update 30 Jul 99 - Tarzan is in digital at the AMC Burbank 6 or 8 or something. If it wasn't 5am I'd check on the details myself. (more later...)
Silent Movie to reopen
- Silent Movie has been purchased by an individual from Santa Monica, and published reports indicate he plans to reopen the theater in July. While the new owner was probably not able to get the film libary Austin owned (it was auctioned last Sunday) many silent prints are available for rent, and the new owner plans to also have more vaudeville and other entertainment true to the silent era.
I'll see if I can track this guy down and do Movieville's first news interview.
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