Media, Arts, & Society | July 18, 1987
Published Letter to
Letters, in Los Angeles Times
Note: I had won tickets to the Grand Opening of the Cineplex
Odeon theaters, in Universal City, for having picked The
Godfather as my favorite movie -- it was listed amongst the
top ten most popular movies in a contest conducted by the L.A.
Times. That was quite an evening: Not only was the marquee of
the huge multiplex studded with titles like Gone With The
Wind, Casablanca, and It's A Wonderful Life; but
also our audience, for The Godfather, was able to meet
and chat in person with Abe Vigoda, a family favorite, and the
parents of Francis Ford Coppola -- he, a famous musician; she,
an accomplished novelist.
I am afraid I must disagree with Kent Wilson,
who wrote in criticizing the beautiful Odeon (Saturday
Letters, July 11).
Although I must admit that the print of The
Godfather, like that of Dragnet, which he saw [on
another evening], did have some glitches, I found parking both
neat and convenient, with escalators to ground level; the seats
no more crowded than any other, less ambitious cinema complex;
the screen and sound superior to that of the average theater [I
believe this was one of the first venues for Lucasfilm's
state-of-the-art THX audio system]; and the Art-Deco
architecture such as to make movie-going an experience again.
Archive of COMMUNICATION: Media, Arts, & Society
| Editor | Values
| Legal | Links