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Old 06-07-12, 05:59 PM   #1
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Movies you REALLY want to see in the theater

I'm not talking about current releases, but movies that were released when you were either too young to attend , or before you even lived. Movies you love but haven't seen theatrically and really want to see on the big screen.

My list:

2001
Blade Runner
Alien and Aliens
Any of David Lean's movies from the 50s or 60s
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom-the only one I have not seen in theaters, caught Raiders at a restoration screening.
Clockwork Orange
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Old 06-07-12, 06:18 PM   #2
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Re: Movies you REALLY want to see in the theater

speaking of David Lean, I'm hoping 'Ryans Daughter' is shown at the rumoured AFI Silver 70mm Film Festival

I've never seen 'Jaws' on the big screen

the first time I saw 'Alien' was on VHS and a little 13 inch TV - it was not ideal way to see/experience it. The second time, 70mm on the Uptown screen - was unreal, scary, intense.

the thing I remember about the theatrical screening of 'Aliens' was the when the facehugger scampers towards Ripley and leaps onto her face - the entire audience was wincing... pause... scream!

I really like 'Speed Racer' - I resent not seeing this in IMAX

now if I could time travel - I'd love to experience the hype and see 'The Exorcist' with a sold out audience in 1973 (for the record I was four in '73)

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Old 06-07-12, 06:35 PM   #3
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Re: Movies you REALLY want to see in the theater

BLUE VELVET and DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978)
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Old 06-07-12, 06:40 PM   #4
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Re: Movies you REALLY want to see in the theater

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BLUE VELVET and DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978)
I saw Blue Velvet at a midnight showing in London! The bus ride home was a little freaky, though.
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Old 06-07-12, 06:59 PM   #5
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Re: Movies you REALLY want to see in the theater

I've seen a fair number of older favorites on the big screen during my college years, and at various showings over the years around the Boston area. One biggie for me that I haven't seen in a theater, though, would be the original King Kong. Maybe The Searchers, Forbidden Planet and some Hammer films, as well.
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Old 06-07-12, 07:13 PM   #6
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Re: Movies you REALLY want to see in the theater

Others:

The Searchers
Superman -1978, and part II if I could find the Donner Cut
War of the Worlds-George Pal
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
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Old 06-07-12, 07:25 PM   #7
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
That one would be on my list as well. For kids that grew up in the 50s, I bet that one was almost the equivalent experience as seeing Star Wars was for those of us who were kids in the 70s.
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Old 06-07-12, 07:41 PM   #8
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Re: Movies you REALLY want to see in the theater

King Kong
Frankenstein
Psycho
Night of the Living Dead
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Old 06-07-12, 07:42 PM   #9
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Re: Movies you REALLY want to see in the theater

All in 2D:

Terminator
Terminator 2
The Shining
Jaws
E.T.
Star Wars original trilogy (theatrical)
Back to the Future - Part 1
Jurassic Park
Psycho
The Dark Knight (IMAX scenes shown)

Would also love for seasonal movies to be shown (i.e. Halloween (1978) in October, Home Alone (1990) in December)
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Old 06-07-12, 07:48 PM   #10
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Re: Movies you REALLY want to see in the theater

I'd love to catch 35mm showings of:

Street Trash
any Godzilla film made up to 1994
Hardcore
Death Wish
Altered States
Day of the Dead (1985)
Brain Damage
Electra Glide in Blue
Vanishing Point
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Old 06-07-12, 07:50 PM   #11
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Re: Movies you REALLY want to see in the theater

Terminator 2

Back when it was released all my neighborhood buddies grouped up to see it, I declined the invitation. I regret not going.
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Old 06-07-12, 08:00 PM   #12
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Re: Movies you REALLY want to see in the theater

2001
Lawrence of Arabia
Bridge on the River Kwai
Braveheart (Yes, I unfortunately missed this one during its theatrical run)
Blade Runner
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Old 06-07-12, 08:05 PM   #13
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Old 06-07-12, 08:20 PM   #14
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Re: Movies you REALLY want to see in the theater

My one and only film I want to see on the big screen is Lawrence of Arabia
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Old 06-07-12, 08:29 PM   #15
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If I got a theater with really good sound, 1980s Flash Gordon.
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Old 06-07-12, 08:30 PM   #16
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Yes, Alien & Aliens on big screen was awesome. Walking home through the West Covina suburbs was rather unnerving!
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Old 06-07-12, 09:05 PM   #17
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Old 06-07-12, 09:32 PM   #18
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Re: Movies you REALLY want to see in the theater

Saw 2001 and Citizen Kane. Saw Wild at Heart and Lost Highway. Saw Evil Dead II. And a handful of others. Madstone Theaters used to show old movies before they closed (after only being open for a couple years). A place opened in Mesa AZ last year and closed already.

With all the distractions in my day to day, I tend to stay more focused when I'm watching a movie in the theater. Because of this, home theater will never wn.

I'd want to see the big movies. Die Hards, Terminators, Superman, Indiana Jones, Back to the Future. Maybe Dune.
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Old 06-07-12, 09:34 PM   #19
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Re: Movies you REALLY want to see in the theater

Chasing Amy
Alien
Aliens
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Infernal Affairs
Jackie Brown
A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
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Re: Movies you REALLY want to see in the theater

I'm so glad that I got to see Lawrence of Arabia and 2001 at the Uptown in DC, both were experiences I will never forget.

I would have to say This is Spinal Tap is my number 1, it's my favorite movie and I would love to see it on the big screen with the sound turned to 11. I'd also love to see the Steve McQueen classic Le Mans, the racing footage is mesmerizing.
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Old 06-07-12, 09:42 PM   #21
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Re: Movies you REALLY want to see in the theater

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I'm not talking about current releases, but movies that were released when you were either too young to attend , or before you even lived. Movies you love but haven't seen theatrically and really want to see on the big screen.

My list:

2001
Blade Runner
Alien and Aliens
Any of David Lean's movies from the 50s or 60s
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom-the only one I have not seen in theaters, caught Raiders at a restoration screening.
Clockwork Orange

I saw a double feature of The Shining and Clockwork Orange a few years ago during the summer movie series at The Paramount.
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Old 06-07-12, 09:48 PM   #22
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Re: Movies you REALLY want to see in the theater

I saw Lawrence of Arabia years ago when it was restored, and my parents took us to special showings like Seven Samurai and Singin' in the Rain. I'd love to see some other big musicals, though, like Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
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Old 06-07-12, 09:51 PM   #23
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Re: Movies you REALLY want to see in the theater

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Boogie Nights
The Road Warrior

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Old 06-07-12, 09:54 PM   #24
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Imagine seeing a John Holmes flick on the big screen. I'd get nightmares.
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Old 06-07-12, 10:19 PM   #25
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BLUE VELVET and DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978)
Saw DotD theatrically around 1982, double-featured with the original Mother's Day. Freaked me OUT!

Anyway, I'd like to see a big epic in a theater, like Ben Hur or Gone With the Wind, neither of which I've yet seen at all.

Or my favorite all time movie, West Side Story.
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