so I visited The Film Forum last night for the first time, to see GBU. (About 40 people were in attendance for the Sunday night showing).
RE: the theater: dj's description of the theater was correct: the seats are basically flat on the floor, no stadium seating; and the volume is rather low. Sit too close and you'd have to crane your neck to see the screen; sit too far back, and you can't hear much. I sat about 8 rows from the back, and it was decent enough. The sound is definitely low; I really like when a theater has a BOOMING sound system. But it is what it is and that's that. (A more eloquent sentence never hath been spoken).
Anyway, I enjoyed myself very much. The movie looked beautiful. Unfortunately, they used the Dolby 5.1 audio (is the English mono available in this John Jerk restored version?)
There was a decent crowd there (I'd say about 40-45 people), they seemed to enjoy it, there was one group of girls that kept giggling really loud at all the jokes (was pretty funny actually), I went over to the loudest giggler afterward and invited her to join the SLWB
I am sure glad I've discovered this theater, they have an awesome lineup of movies in the coming weeks and months. I've always been dreaming of finding a theater that shows classic movies on the big screen, and now I am glad I finally did. (Maybe one day I'll tell them to crank up the volume
) But I do plan on becoming a frequent guest at The Film Forum. Only problem is that I don't have many friends who are really into classic movies (and I never go to movies alone). If anyone here ever wants to go, please post here (or shoot me a PM or whatever).