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Casablanca

By woodywoodrum
Written March 22, 2012
Sensational. I wish there had been time for more behind the scenes type-of-info, because I really liked the Q&A and Robert Osborne's interview as much as seeing this beautiful, digitally-clean copy of my favorite movie up on the big screen - saw it once on-screen, in a copy that had been around since the 1970s and this was a totally different experience. I hope this could become a regular show here and nationally. Eclectic crowd of young, old, first-timers and those who have seen it many, many times. Most walking out would definitely come for other events - nothing like seeing your favorite movies up on the big screen for the first time, or at least the first time in a long time. Thanks for this. Don't forget, all the movie lovers of the world cannot get to Los Angeles for film festivals, or to Chicago, New York, Atlanta or other large metropolitian areas, but are still very much in love with the movies. Thanks again, Woody woodrum
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You must remember this...

By holdenpike
Written March 22, 2012
Remains one of the greatest films ever made. The Robert Osbourne TCM intro was nice, if totally unnecessary. The audience did chuckle when Hugh Hefner was the first "celebrity" to give their views on this classic. There were a couple issues I had with the digital transfer, that there were some hot spots throughout if there were large portions of white - as in say Ingrid Bergman's perfect face - where there was an odd and unintended flashing. But otherwise, the sound was terrific, and it's always great to see a masterpiece on the big screen.
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Great movie, poor visual "contrast" on the "big" screen

By Eloise_in_CA
Written March 22, 2012
It was lovely to see Casablanca in a movie theater. Nice idea by TCM for the 70th and Robert's intro was, overall, fun and interesting. At AMC Mission Valley 12 in San Diego, the sound quality was excellent, seats comfortable, and the film itself wonderful as always. HOWEVER....for a one-time special event, I have several issues: 1. there was no mention of Dooley Wilson in the intro. Big mistake. The music and his performance added so much to the film. 2. the visual "contrast" on the screen was surprisingly poor. Everything was in shades of gray. My DVD at home is better. For a $12.00, in-theater experience, this was a disappointment. 3. how about a really BIGGER screen next time, in a BIGGER theater, instead of a small-ish multiplex?
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Thank You AMC

By rsdobrushin
Written March 22, 2012
AMC has to release at least one classic movie a month...It is too rough to wait 3 to 4 months between shows....West Side Story was amazing on the big screen but nothing like Casablanca...I saw parents bringing 12 year old kids to the show...thank you for releasing that last night and maybe we can get a Cagney or Tracey movie next...How about Captain Courageous or Angels with Dirty Faces Next!!! thank you AMC
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Wonderful experience

By Lilac_Girl
Written March 23, 2012
It was a great experience to see Casablanca on the big screen once again. I saw the unrestored version in Palo Alto, CA a few years back at the Stanford Theatre. I wish we had a theater in GInesville that showed these classic films. Thanks to TCM for sponsoring the showing. The opening presentation by Robert Osbourne was very enjoyable also. Thanks again TCM
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