The Best Movie Theater In The World Is…

The Best Movie Theater In The World Is…


Daniels: FAVORITE MOVIE THEATER
TO WATCH A FILM IN… Silverman: OOH. Shannon:
OH, WHAT A GREAT QUESTION. IN NEW YORK, I REALLY LIKE
THE PARIS THEATER. Gavron: THE ZIEGFELD — I THINK
THAT’S HOW YOU PRONOUNCE IT. Spielberg: I LIKE SEEING FILMS AT THE ZIEGFELD
IN NEW YORK CITY. Walicka-Maimone: FOR NEW YORK, ZIEGFELD IS THE THEATER
TO WATCH MOVIES. MacDonald: IT’S FILM FORUM
IN NEW YORK. Stockhausen: I LIKE TO GO TO
THE ROSE CINEMAS AT THE BROOKLYN
ACADEMY OF MUSIC. Goddard: THE WHITE ROXY
IN WHITE ROCK, NEW MEXICO. Ozturk: THE SHERIDAN OPERA HOUSE
IN TELLURIDE, COLORADO. Shannon: IN MY HOMETOWN
OF LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY, WE HAVE A MOVIE THEATER —
THE KENTUCKY THEATRE. Thom: MIGHT BE THE BEST
MOVIE THEATER IN THE WORLD. IT’S CALLED THE STAG THEATER AT SKYWALKER SOUND
IN MARIN COUNTY IN CALIFORNIA. Baillie: I JUST REMEMBER
WATCHING “STAR WARS” IN THAT THEATER,
AND IT JUST BEING SO INTIMATE AND SO CLOSE AND SO COMFY. Graham: THE CASTRO THEATRE
UP IN SAN FRANCISCO. IT’S JUST ONE OF THESE
MAGNIFICENT OLD THEATERS. Rogen: WE ONCE SCREENED
“THE INTERVIEW” THERE, WHICH WAS NICE, ‘CAUSE IT WAS
IN [Laughing] A MOVIE THEATER, WHICH WAS A SPECIAL THING
FOR THAT MOVIE. BUT YEAH, THAT IS
ONE OF THE COOLEST THEATERS I’VE EVER HAD A SCREENING IN. Hu: THAT THEATER STILL HAS
AN ORGANIST THAT PLAYS. YOU KNOW THAT THE FILM’S GONNA
START BECAUSE THEY PLAY “SAN FRANCISCO,
OPEN YOUR GOLDEN GATE.” Guggenheim: FAVORITE MOVIE
THEATER, BAR NONE, IS THE CINERAMA DOME
ON SUNSET BOULEVARD. Boyle: THE DOME. I LOVE
THE DOME IN L.A., AS WELL. WHENEVER I’VE BEEN THERE, THAT’S
AN EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE. Spielberg: I DON’T HAVE
ANY SINGLE MOVIE THEATER. YEARS AGO, IT USED TO BE
THE CINERAMA DOME. Poon:
IT’S GOT THE CURVED SCREEN, AND THE SOUND SYSTEM IS AWESOME, AND YOU CAN ACTUALLY SIT
ANYWHERE IN THE THEATER AND GET A REALLY GOOD VIEW. Silverman: HERE IN L.A.,
I LIKE THE HOLLYWOOD ArcLight — NOT THE CINERAMA DOME. JUST THE REGULAR THEATERS THERE. IT’S FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE MOVIES. Sorkin: I LOVE
THE ArcLight HERE IN L.A. Cannon:
IT’S THE ArcLight THEATERS JUST ‘CAUSE THE BIG SCREEN
ISN’T AS COMFORTABLE. Long: THEY HAVE REAL BUTTER FOR
THE POPCORN, SO I START THERE. Hoy: IT’S THE ArcLight
IN SHERMAN OAKS, ‘CAUSE IT’S CLOSE TO HOME
AND IT HAS STADIUM SEATING. Nicolaides:
A SPECIAL, SPECIAL TREAT FOR ME WHEN I WAS A KID WAS
TO GO TO GRAUMAN’S CHINESE. Allain:
I GREW UP WITH THE HANDPRINTS AND THE FOOTPRINTS,
AND IT WAS ALWAYS THE EXPERIENCE OF GOING THERE AND TOUCHING
AND PUTTING YOUR FEET IN. Abu-Assad: IN LOS ANGELES,
I LIKE THE LANDMARK THEATERS. YOU KNOW, THEY ARE
KIND OF VERY SMALL AND THEIR CHAIRS ARE COMFORTABLE
AND THE SOUND SYSTEM IS GOOD. Gregson-Williams:
I LIKE THE IMAX THEATER AT HOWARD HUGHES ‘CAUSE
IT’S BIG AND IT’S LOUD. MacDonald: IN L.A., IT’S
ABSOLUTELY THE AERO THEATRE. IT’S PERFECT. IT’S TINY. IT HAS A GREAT HISTORY. Silverman: ON THE OTHER SIDE
OF THE SPECTRUM BUT ALSO FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE
MOVIES, I LOVE CINEFAMILY. IT’S JUST, LIKE,
OLD COUCHES AND STUFF. Gordon-Levitt: WELL, I’LL GIVE
HONORABLE MENTION TO THE NEW BEVERLY,
BECAUSE IT DESERVES IT. BUT I’LL SAY CINEFAMILY, WHICH DOES ITS THING
AT THE SILENT MOVIE THEATRE. Larson: MY FAVORITE
MOVIE THEATER IS CINEFAMILY. IT’S THE SILENT MOVIE THEATRE
ON FAIRFAX. IT’S KIND OF LIKE GOING TO
A REALLY GOOD RECORD SHOP WHERE YOU CAN SORT OF
CLOSE YOUR EYES AND PICK ANYTHING
AND YOU KNEW IT WOULD BE GOOD BECAUSE THE TASTE LEVEL’S
SO STRONG THERE. Daniels: IT’S PROBABLY
A SCREENING ROOM OR A MOVIE THEATER
OUT HERE IN L.A. THAT I HAVEN’T GOTTEN
TO GO TO YET. THAT’S — THAT’S
MY FAVORITE MOVIE THEATER. JUST THE BEST EXPERIENCE EVER. I CAN’T WAIT TO HAVE IT.

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  1. That was great… I agree with the Cinerama Dome in LA and Captain Blood's in OC Awesome atmosphere and "SOUND"

  2. My favorite was the Esquire theater in downtown Milwaukee , where I watched Star Wars a bazillion times. Sadly, it is no longer there.

  3. Empire Leicester Square Empire 1, was thee best cinema of the UK until it was rapped by digital and slaughtered by LIEMAX for crappy tv screen video wall abomination that they have now at cineworld Yuck.

    RIP Empire 1, 1330 THX 35/70mm

    Fuck digital cinema!

  4. tough tough tough tough TOUGH

    Here are some of my favorite theaters from my lifetime…

    AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland is possibly the best theater in the East Coast as far as I know, at least Silver II. The classic Silver I is more capable (70mm anybody?) but the sound reflections, especially in dialogue, are kind of inappropriate to me. For sound, I'd see a movie in Silver II or even the cute little Silver III. They play classic films a lot, in a plethora of formats, and with great presentation. They also play the indie fare of the day regularly. If you love movies you should definitely visit there once. Every time I went was a great time.

    The late Ziegfeld Theatre in Manhattan, New York, was another favorite of mine. It made me sad beyond belief that it closed down to become a ballroom. It was such a comfortable theatre, watching a movie there felt like watching it at home, but much better. The last film I caught there was Interstellar, presented in 70mm film. Sad the place wasn't around long enough for Kubo and the Two Strings or Dunkirk.

    So far, I've loved the new Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn, NY, but I've been there only twice. Gets packed real fast and the A/V setup is fantastic, apart from HVAC noise in Theater #6. You haven't tried movie food until you try their Ropa Veija Beef Tacos.

    Some honorable mentions: Avalon in Washington, DC; Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, NY; Picturehouse Central in London, GB; Kew Gardens Cinemas in Kew Gardens, NY; Sunshine Cinema in New York, NY; Alamo Drafthouse in Ashburn, VA; Angelika Mosaic in Fairfax, VA

  5. My favorite theater CHAINS: AMC, and B&B Theatres.

    Because:

    AMC: Imax, Stadium Seating, Coca-Cola Freestyle
    Both: Leather Recliners
    B&B Theatres: they do these retro nights where they'll show classics for a very cheap price.

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