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Beware the AMC 25

By sanmilton
Written March 21, 2013
Despite a disclaimer slide warning that some North American cinemas might experience transmission interruptions, the broadcast went smoothly for once, nearly six hours of it. Great performance of a Wagnerian masterpiece that is in a league of its own! But the AMC 25 is apparently going to take at least a month to repair an escalator used to assist patrons down from its lofty cinematic heights, and the foyer of screening room 17, where "Parsifal" was shown, smelled as if someone had recently used it as a toilet. Aren't more effective cleaning products available to movie "palaces"?
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Parsifal

By stornay
Written March 21, 2013
Excellent production -- thought the Encore performances were done without the intermission features, so starting at 6:30 p.m. made it a very late night, especially for a weeknight. Would suggest cutting the intermission features or starting earlier. The musical performances were spectacular!
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parsifal

By peterson.otis55
Written March 22, 2013
really loved the total lack of lilting irish tenors and prima donna sopranos! yet that can't save this opera based on convoluted profound misunderstandings of the gospel, what it says about a lost humanity the church has been saying for centuries. and waaaaaaaay better
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The Metropolitan Opera: Parsifal Encore

By Grannyfox
Written March 21, 2013
While this movie/opera is very long, the singing and music is superb! It was a very different treatment with lots of fake blood symbolizing the torment of mankind. It is always interesting when you are taken backstage to see how they create the scenery and special effects. I appreciate your theatre for running the Met HD series. This movie/opera is not for kids but any adult who appreciates good music and opera will love it.
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PARSIFAL Encore

By Stanzi
Written March 21, 2013
I loved the content. FOUR problems at THIS THEATER Kips Bay theater. 1. Sound system could not cope with some of the music and turned tinny and off pitch 2. A damage in the screen marred the appearance of the projection,and looked like a big staple on a white shirt 3. During intermissions, the transmission and the house lights were inconsistent and unreliable. 4. The Synopsis passed around after almost everyone was seated was in the tiniest type imaginable
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