Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Movies should always be watched on the big screen!

I saw It's a Wonderful Life at 8pm on 12/10/08 on the Giant Screen at the Continental Theatre in Denver. My wife and I had never seen the film before (!) and we both had a Wonderful evening.

The print was in beautiful shape and the 4:3 b&w monaural presentation was outstanding.

There were close to 200 people in attendance, all respectfuly quiet. The group added to the exprience - when George starts to lose it near the end, the tension and anticipation in the room were palpable.

The lobby was otherwise pretty empty. I doubt there were 200 people in all 9 other auditoriums that night. Note to Hollywood and cinema chains - more classic screenings = more money!

It was terrific to see the Flashback Features back on the BIG screen at the Continental after their disappointing move to a smaller auditorium this past summer.

Fortunately, the Continental has recently posted the first listings for their 2009 series, all of which will be presented on their Giant 78' x 35' screen!

01/14 Raiders of the Lost Ark
01/21 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
01/28 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
02/04 Jurassic Park
02/11 Top Gun
02/19 Terminator 2: Judgment Day
02/25 Live and Let Die
03/04 Blazing Saddles

Bravo to Regal Cinemas and the management of The Continental for showing these great films Back on the BIG Screen!

Check our Back on the Big Screen listings for classic film screenings near you!

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