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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 04:29 AM

Anybody catch Casablanca on the big screen Wednsday

It was great!! The theater was packed and everybody had a great time!!

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Reply Anybody catch Casablanca on the big screen Wednsday (Original post)
thelordofhell Mar 2012 OP
Staph Mar 2012 #1
Paladin Mar 2012 #2
aint_no_life_nowhere Mar 2012 #3
Auggie Mar 2012 #4

Response to thelordofhell (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:30 PM

1. I saw Casablanca in a local theater a few weeks ago.

Incredible! The theater was packed (and had been for each of the three showings!), and the crowd gave a standing ovation at the end.

I love watching movies in the theater. Sitting at home alone, in a semi-lighted room, watching a (relatively) smaller screen, is not the same as sitting in a large dark room with a crowd, with the pictures on the screen filling your entire line of sight. There's something almost primal about story-telling in the dark.


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Sat Mar 24, 2012, 12:10 PM

2. Seeing Old Flicks In A Theater Makes A Difference, Doesn't It?


I got the chance to see "The Maltese Falcon" in an old theater a few years ago in Houston---it was like seeing it for the first time, even though I'd seen it at least a dozen times on TV.....

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Mon Mar 26, 2012, 03:57 PM

3. I saw it on the big screen at UCLA when I went to film school many years ago

They showed lots of old films like Psycho. Something about seeing a great film on a large screen with a large audience makes you fall in love with movies even deeper than before.

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Mon Mar 26, 2012, 06:16 PM

4. Saw it years ago -- you forget how rich black and white film can be.

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