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Paul Mayer
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Consolidated Theatres restored centennial snipe

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Connor Wilson
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On my trip to Hawaii back in February I did catch a movie at Consolidated Ward 16, and it opened with the famous trailer. When I saw it, it looked to have already been restored, like an OCN transfer with titles re-done digitally. It sounded great too, so obviously that was remastered. I didn't know you could go one step further. For one thing, I'm glad that the Facebook and Twitter logos look to be gone, those kind of undercut the experience.

I hope to hear from our friend Claude if he does catch this restored trailer later on this week or year, to see if it's a worthwhile upgrade.

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Claude S. Ayakawa
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Connor, according to the article Paul had posted, Consolidated's restored trailer will make it's debut with the new STAR WARS film beginning tomorrow night. I was at a Consolidated theatre last week and they were using the trailer that was not restored along with a specially add on with well known Hawaiian entertainers discussing movies they have seen at a Consolidated theatre when they were growing up. Consolidated recently published SHOW PARADE, a handout and in iit is an article on how the trailer was created when the company celebratned it 75th anniversary 25 years ago. It is too bad my dear friend Faith Tom who wjas Vice President of Theatres Operations at Consolidated had passed away seven years ago. When she was around, I never paid to see movies at a Consolidated theatre because she always gave me passes. I was also invited to special showings and movie premieres. I still remember the night when Faith had to check a print of GODFATHER 3, a couple of days before it opened and she invited her sister and me to see it with her at the Cinerama Theatre after thst night's last show was over at 12:30 am Despite the late hour, I enjoyed the movie very much and felt honored to see the latest GODFATHER film with my two friends in that large theatre

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Terry Monohan
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Looks great and the stereo surround sound must sound good, they spent some money to restore It, I am surprised they did not use a larger and better type font lettering at the end in place of the white type that says Consolidated Theatres. Maybe next time they re do the trailer on the 200th anniversary they can upgrade the name of the company with nice large Hawaiian rainbow lettering or something in ocean blue. Still It so nice they still show this before the movie starts. Was not this the chain that Cinerama Theatres/Pacific Theatres owned? Claude thanks for your notes about seeing Godfather at the Cinerama Theatre. I think this Godfather film was shot in flat 1.85 so It must have looked small in the middle of the giant curved Cinerama screen in mono sound. Best of luck to Consolidated Theatres on your centennial and may the curved screens light up for many years in the future for a new generation to enjoy.

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