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« Thread started on: Aug 30th, 2016, 12:06pm »

If anybody within travelling distance of London needs some joy in their lives: https://www.princecharlescinema.com/events/batman-returns/

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There are many great films I miss out on due to the obscene travel costs, but this is one I will not be missing!
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« Reply #1 on: Dec 1st, 2016, 10:03am »

It was AMAZING! Truly joyous.
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« Reply #2 on: Dec 4th, 2016, 12:53am »

Dang, dude, tell me more!
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« Reply #3 on: Dec 5th, 2016, 1:10pm »

It wasn't too busy, which was quite sad for such a wonderful film, but I guess 9pm on a Wednesday night isn't exactly the most convenient time of the week for people, I fortunately could take a little time off work for travelling back the next morning.

With how cinemas have sadly gone digital, it felt good seeing a 35mm print properly projected by a real projectionist again. I have to say, this is the first time I've seen a print that's 25 years old, as in this is an original print from the theatrical release! The sound had sadly degraded; it was clear enough, but louder music could get distorted. You could tell when reel changes were coming because the last few seconds and first few seconds were really badly scratched.

But you know what? I didn't care. I loved it all. This isn't like the shitty chain cinema local to me who for years before the digital switch butchered prints with untrained projectionists who didn't know how to operate the projectors. They would load the reels wrong and tear them up, frame it wrong, squash or stretch it in all directions, and would have the lamps down low in some misguided belief it would make the bulbs last longer. The guys in this independent actually know what they're doing, and take pride in their work - I quite like going there when I can. Films are projected with love by professionals.

We all know how magical the film is, and it was a wonderful atmosphere. The audience were clearly people who also regard the film with reverence and really got into it. It was funny how excitedly people were talking about it afterwards. It was very refreshing after all the inane comments I've heard from the mainstream audiences before and after all the newer Batman films.

The ballroom scene has always been a favourite of mine, you could feel the electricity in the air during that scene, it was very special. The boardroom scene between Bruce Wayne and Max Schreck got a lot of loves with Keaton's hilarious response to Michelle Pfeiffer, I always thought that was a genius application of Keaton's comic talents.

Fortunately the sound quality held out for Face To Face during the credits, what an ending!

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What really sums it up, is as a last minute addition, one in our group brought his new girlfriend; who somehow had gone her entire life having never seen a Batman film.
shocked I know, we're all horrified. Her reaction afterwards? "That... Was....... AMAZING!" We agreed.
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« Reply #4 on: Dec 5th, 2016, 4:04pm »

Awesome story, sir!
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« Reply #5 on: Dec 15th, 2016, 1:31pm »

That sounds really marvellous. The joy of cinema, indeed! Good to hear the audience seemed to appreciate the film as well.
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