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  • #41
    Re: Nightmare b4 xmas 3D Downtown Disney?

    Originally posted by CAspace View Post
    I am looking forward to seeing the Nightmare RealD release, I do not have very high expectations for the 3d version considering it was not shot in true 3D only converted although I do think it should be fun.
    Saw it last night... you're correct in your low expectations.

    I was hoping it would be better than Superman Returns since it wasn't as much of a rush job. Well, it's better 3D in some ways, but worse in others.

    It still suffers from the same problems that many 3D conversions have. Lumpyness, bad 3D mapping, inverted 3D, and, worst of all, underlying 2D elements visible outlining the dimensionalized characters.

    Also, Knick Knack was played before it -- this looked to be a rerendering of the original short rather than a conversion. One clue to this: the boobs of the girls in this Pixar short has shrunk significantly over the years.
    -Tim

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    • #42
      Originally posted by Aladdin View Post
      Almost sounds like what a few people said about DCA when it opened : " I don't care if it has a theme, when I visit DL it's
      close by, it's clean, and it's not that crowded. "
      When I go to a movie theatre, I don't go for the theming. I go for the movie. As long as the conditions are good so that my movie-viewing experience is good, I'm happy.

      As for those who insist that DCA has no theming, I'm just figuring they must just all be blind, because blind people are about the only people who can't see the theming in DCA.

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      • #43
        Re: Nightmare b4 xmas 3D Downtown Disney?

        Originally posted by cstephens View Post
        When I go to a movie theatre, I don't go for the theming. I go for the movie. As long as the conditions are good so that my movie-viewing experience is good, I'm happy.

        As for those who insist that DCA has no theming, I'm just figuring they must just all be blind, because blind people are about the only people who can't see the theming in DCA.
        Well, back to the AMC, if your happy with mediocre, that's
        fine for a local type theater, BUT if your a guest at the
        "Disneyland Resort", mediocre just doesn't cut it. Perhaps
        because you live near DL, your fine with a normal movie
        going experience. I'm sure most Anaheim residents would
        just prefer to avoid the "tourist destination", and go to some
        other local theater.

        However IF AMC at DTD had that special extra, and I'm not
        just talking about a themed lobby, but also an enhanced theater
        where you have at least one theater that has the capability of
        playing these movies that are being released in 3-D, it does
        create a better theater experience. And it would very well
        create that good word of mouth not only among the cast members,
        and guests, but also the local Anaheim residents.

        But if AMC doesn't do some modest improvements, especially at a location like DTD, THAT is a problem. If they don't keep up
        with technology that enhance their theaters, as advancement are available, their theaters WILL become even MORE uncrowded.
        I'm sure Disney would even use the AMC Theaters more, if they
        would have this technology in them.

        One other thought on this whole matter, IF AMC would have had the
        forethought and the attitude that the Disney Theater Location should
        be designed and developed with an attitude that at least one of the
        theaters could possibly be used for movie premieres, they quite possibly
        could have attracted Disney Premieres! WHAT IF they would have
        designed the front of the AMC theater as an Anaheim version of Grauman's
        Chinese Theater, complete with hand and foot prints in the entry area.
        And imagine all the celebrities that have visited DTD since it opened
        over five years that would have been willing to add to the collection. Then imagine one of the theaters decorated and crafted in the style
        of some of those on Hollywood Blvd,

        But nope. They blew it! They placed their stamped of mediocrappy
        on this theater. And it deserved to be so much more.
        Critter Country's a mess ev'r since the Country Bears were kicked out. Ya can't cover pooh with honey and 'spect people ta like it.
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        Life for Me! ~ ~ ~ Melvin, Buff, and Max!!! ~~~~ Dump the Dream Suite!
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        • #44
          Originally posted by Aladdin View Post
          Well, back to the AMC, if your happy with mediocre, that's fine for a local type theater.
          No, mediocrity isn't my thing - that's why I like the AMC Downtown Disney theatres.

          But thanks for your attempt at a backhanded insult.

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          • #45
            Re: Nightmare b4 xmas 3D Downtown Disney?

            Originally posted by cstephens View Post
            No, mediocrity isn't my thing - that's why I like the AMC Downtown Disney theatres.

            But thanks for your attempt at a backhanded insult.
            CS,

            I have nothing against you. Nor was I attempting to backhand you.
            It's AMC that's the problem and that's who this "feud" is with.
            If you like the AMC DTD theaters the way they are, and have had
            good experiences there, you're entitled to your opinion.

            However, my opinion is that they are running just a plain ol' theater,
            when it should have been something special. Disney has had a
            reputation of setting the bars a few steps higher, and I would expect
            that at for the places in DTD. AMC blew a lot of possibilities with
            their theaters in DTD. Unfortunately, they decided for the theaters
            to be nothing special, and that's what they got.
            Critter Country's a mess ev'r since the Country Bears were kicked out. Ya can't cover pooh with honey and 'spect people ta like it.
            An Adventurers It's Time to Put the Spotlight Back on Bring Back the REAL Disney Gallery
            Life for Me! ~ ~ ~ Melvin, Buff, and Max!!! ~~~~ Dump the Dream Suite!
            Meese-ka Moose-ka Mice-Chatter!

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            • #46
              Re: Nightmare b4 xmas 3D Downtown Disney?

              If you guys want a movie theater with the closest thing to the "disney touch", go to the El Capitan. It's OWNED by Disney. AMC, isn't. Would it be great if that AMC location tried a little harder to seperate themselves from the rest of the pack? Definitely. But they didn't and they run a clean, well-maintained theater and that's all that matters in the end for me.


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              • #47
                Re: Nightmare b4 xmas 3D Downtown Disney?

                Originally posted by Coheteboy View Post
                If you guys want a movie theater with the closest thing to the "disney touch", go to the El Capitan. It's OWNED by Disney. AMC, isn't. Would it be great if that AMC location tried a little harder to seperate themselves from the rest of the pack? Definitely. But they didn't and they run a clean, well-maintained theater and that's all that matters in the end for me.
                Yes, I highly recommend the El Capitan, too, IF you have the
                time to travel there and back. But on shorter trips to Disneyland,
                it would be nice if DTD had something with just a touch of what the
                El Capitan offers.
                Critter Country's a mess ev'r since the Country Bears were kicked out. Ya can't cover pooh with honey and 'spect people ta like it.
                An Adventurers It's Time to Put the Spotlight Back on Bring Back the REAL Disney Gallery
                Life for Me! ~ ~ ~ Melvin, Buff, and Max!!! ~~~~ Dump the Dream Suite!
                Meese-ka Moose-ka Mice-Chatter!

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                • #48
                  Re: Nightmare b4 xmas 3D Downtown Disney?

                  This was announced in this weeks CM reference guide.

                  The AMC Theatres 12 in Downtown Disney District is now providing descriptive narration and closed captioning services for all movies shown in one specific theater. This will be a benefit for guest with disabilities and allows them to reach out to the community. Every week, a feature will be selected to run in auditorium 6 that will be Rear Window Cationing (RWC) or Descriptive Voice System (DVS) or both. The guest receives a set of headphones which has a narration playing through them describing all the activity taking place on the screen while listening to the dialogue, sound effects, music etc.


                  So it appears that they do care about the guest experience. But face it the AMC chain is not known for having lavish locations. They are a giant movie chain that cracks out cheap cookie cutter theatres across the country. The AMC at WDWs DTD looks like a barn made out of sheet metal. But at least one of their theatres there is set up with the Real D system. Does anybody out there know of a spectacular AMC anywhere?

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                  • #49
                    Re: Nightmare b4 xmas 3D Downtown Disney?

                    Originally posted by Disnerd View Post
                    But face it the AMC chain is not known for having lavish locations.
                    I'm going to have to highly disagree with this one... the Easton Town Center location in Columbus, OH has the most screens in Ohio at 30 screens. About a year ago, they converted one theater to an IMAX screen.

                    When Easton Town Center first opened, the AMC was co-owned by Planet Hollywood, so the front lobby was filled with all kinds of movie props -- actually, the entire mall from the planet hollywood to the upstairs theater was filled with as many movie props as they could fit in the space. Eateries downstairs included Planet Cool and Planet Pizza, upstairs at the theater, they added Planet Snacks where they had beer, chicken fingers, and other non-traditional movie theater food.

                    Well, time has passed enough that Planet Hollywood is no longer there. So, to capture a bit more of the typical Easton crowd, they turned it into this:



                    Angel statues on pillars gaurding the escalator going up to the theater, a huge chandalier, movie quote tiles at the top of the escalator, more fancy lighting in the halls, that huge AMC marquee in the first photo, LCD menus... definately the nicest AMC I've seen and in some ways, nicer than its AMC Planet Movies days.

                    Most of the Planet eateries are gone, the beer and real food snack counter just changed names.

                    I just really miss that lasagna at Planet Hollywood.
                    -Tim

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                    • #50
                      Re: Nightmare b4 xmas 3D Downtown Disney?

                      Neat bit of info, Fru-Boo! We have an AMC 30 that also converted
                      one of their theaters to a (mini) IMAX. In fact, that's where I
                      saw "Open Season" in 3-D.

                      Interesting to know the history of the Planet Hollywood/AMC
                      relationship in Columbus!

                      Even in the realm of AMC theaters, DTD theaters are
                      getting left behind in the dust. The situation is even
                      worse than what I first thought.

                      And just look at how various places in DTD have added
                      additional quick food pick up areas/carts, or have expanded
                      these types of areas in DTD. The Italian place Added a pizza
                      slice pick up window, expanded to the space next door and added
                      sandwiches/salads. The Bakery did have a quicker pick up
                      area, as did Jazz Brenan's, Tortillas Jo's has a quicker window too.
                      And Wetzles has done an astonishing business in DTD, too. Not to
                      mention the additional food carts that have been added.

                      All makes you wonder how much additional business AMC could do
                      in the "food court" business IF they would have a an Outdoor window
                      AND patio seating area (for anyone walking by, not just exclusive to
                      movie patrons) serving some expanded movie food such as Nacho,
                      Chicken Strips, and mini pizzas.

                      (In fact, THAT is really a multi million $ idea for ANY movie Theater
                      in the world! just send me 1% of your increased profits for this idea.
                      WHY in the world would movie theaters restrict their food sales to
                      movie patrons only, when they could incorporate an additional window
                      for food/soda service to others walking by, ESPECIALLY in mall areas!)

                      Think of All the traffic from Paradise Pier Hotel, DL Hotel, DTD parkers,
                      and all other foot traffic on that end of DTD that could have been
                      tempted to stop a an AMC outdoor food window for a quick snack!

                      By limiting your sale of food items to movie patrons only, they are
                      actually refusing business to all that potential business. They could
                      actually be increasing their sales and profits! Then consider that
                      people sitting in their patio area would see the movies playing at these
                      theaters and no doubt that would increase their attendance in the
                      theaters! It would be a win-win situation!!!!

                      Yeah AMC blew it real bad when they opened their theaters here by
                      not thinking about these things, nor have they enhanced their theaters
                      or location since opening day.
                      Critter Country's a mess ev'r since the Country Bears were kicked out. Ya can't cover pooh with honey and 'spect people ta like it.
                      An Adventurers It's Time to Put the Spotlight Back on Bring Back the REAL Disney Gallery
                      Life for Me! ~ ~ ~ Melvin, Buff, and Max!!! ~~~~ Dump the Dream Suite!
                      Meese-ka Moose-ka Mice-Chatter!

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                      • #51
                        Re: Nightmare b4 xmas 3D Downtown Disney?

                        The DTD AMC will let you in to buy food without seeing a movie. It's the only place in DTD you can get a hot dog in a bun. Unless you go to whitewater snacks. Wetzels stopped selling their hot dogs in a bun at their cart.

                        And I stand corrected about the AMC in Ohio. But then I've never visited the Buckeye state. But none of the AMCs I've been to have never been anything to crow about. But I do like the DTD AMC. Small crowds and the CM discount makes it the cheapest movie in town.

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                        • #52
                          Re: Nightmare b4 xmas 3D Downtown Disney?

                          Originally posted by lisaboo View Post
                          So then why is it playing at my Imax?

                          Nevermind, *sigh* teach me to trust my 15 year old cousin when he tells me something. He said it was playing at our Imax but I just went and looked at their website and it isn't. So you all were correct.

                          Edited again...now I am just going to sob and cry, they aren't even showing it in Sacramento. I will have to drive all the way to SF to see it! Argh!!
                          Dublin is closer and easier to get to than SF is from the Sac area if you ask me and the Regal Hacineda Crossings theater there is also showing it:
                          http://www.fandango.com/TheaterPage...._RealD(Website)

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                          • #53
                            Re: Nightmare b4 xmas 3D Downtown Disney?

                            Took my kids to see the Real-D presentation here at the Galaxy Theatres in Las Vegas at the Cannery Hotel casino. They actually had employees dressed up as the characters from the movie it was great!!! The Galaxy Theatres are the best theatres I have ever been to. They are all digital, so any movie that is shot with a digital system are shown in the DLP digital technology. They routinly have employees "dressed up" for big movies, like this one and in race suits for CARS. They have elevators for disabled guests to be able to watch from the top of the theatre never having to use stairs. They have a 6PM curfew for anyone under 16 without a parent, it keeps down the gang members and other loud and rude teens away and keeps the trouble very minimal (many theatres here have graffiti all ove the seats and have teens talking and yelling during the entire movies. I was in a movie at the galaxy where security came and escorted a large group out for being too loud at the movie.

                            OK, anyway there is my commercial for Galaxy.

                            The movie, it was overlayed with 3D pretty good, nothing terrific but still good and of course very clear since it is in digital.

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