Moral of the story: Avoid Regal Union Square 14 in Manhattan. Movie looked great, and wish I could have gotten to see it. But for the second time in Theater 5, a projection problem made a movie unwatchable.

In the first twenty minutes of the movie, the sound cut out repeatedly -- maybe 50 times -- for five to seven seconds, replaced by ear-splitting static. Then it stopped altogether and management came into the theater to apoloogize and out free passes "but not for the opera". They said they'd resume projection for those who wanted to see the movie "despite the intrusion of the static", which apparently they couldn't fis. A few hardy souls stayed. For most of us, the magic had been destroyed. We left.