GOJIRA (Godzilla 54) Screening

Discussion in 'Rochester, NY' started by STAR-WARS-FREAK-JPB, Sep 19, 2004.

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  1. STAR-WARS-FREAK-JPB Force Ghost

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    I just got back from seeing the remasterd 50th Anniversary Rialto Print of the original Godzilla movie that has never been screened outside of a couple Convention screenings. It was at Cornell University in Ithaca. It was a small dream of mine to see this film in a theater. I thought I was going to be the only fan there out side the college. We got there and there was no one there at all until later. There was a kid and his parents that were into it from the Rochester, NY area as well as a couple guys form Buffalo who I briefly talked with that were fans. There were about 40- 50 there I think. Mostly college students. At first it did not seem like there was going to be that many at all but they all came right before the start time which was 9:20 PM. The quality was better than I expected. Only a couple a rough spots and a lot of the scenes looked a lot brighter then I have ever seen them, which was a good thing. Some of the best shots were made even better. I was glad to see the turn out that it had. No loud annoying kids there to make fun of it or anything. Another family was there, a girl and her parents. She had the US Imperial Godzilla figure with her. Some other guy had a GINO (AKA Tri Star Sony Godzilla) Shirt on and my friend and I joked about that between our selves for a while. If you do not know that stands for Godzilla In Name Only. Then on the way home, going through the town of Ithaca, we past a Pizza place that was called GINOS NY pizza. That's how it was spelled. I know it had nothing to do with it but it was funny to see. Anyway It was fun and I was glad I went. The girl at the ticket window asked me if I was as a student so she would know how much to charge and I said no and then she said so you must be a fan then and I said yeah I drove all the way from Rochester and she laughed or something. It was great. I got a picture of myself with the poster as well. SO I have seen 4 Godzilla movies in a theater. G85 back in 1985, Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 1993 at a NJ art house for the Asian Fantasy Film Festival back in 2001, G 2000 and today GOJIRA. I hope to see more. Unfortunately Rochester is to small a city for cool art houses that would do Godzilla movies or festivals like others this year. None that show Rialtos releases either. At least I saw GOJIRA. And I did not even think I was going o be able to do that. I thought NY was the closest screening back in June.
  2. HothGirl Jedi Knight

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    Dec 23, 2002
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    I wonder if The Little theatre would do any screenings? They're more into the artsy type films so maybe they'd be interested.
  3. STAR-WARS-FREAK-JPB Force Ghost

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    No, unfortunately they do more modern films, and have never returned to me with any interest. If I had the money I would rent one of the films that Sony has a print of and try and work something out with them. Sony wants some of the take in, and charges about $100 to rent a film. They have prints of several of the films that they were given for cons and stuff when they got there licensing for there film and distribution rights for Toho films.
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