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Teacher_AZ_84 Jan 9, 2011 11:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Tfom (Post 5117968)
That does stink. I was lucky enough to hold on to my job, if I hear of something I will let you know.

That would be great. I just have a feeling with around $750 million cuts coming, there will be all sorts of hiring freezes.

nickw252 Jan 10, 2011 1:05 AM

More work on the Westin Downtown
 
Just walked by this Sunday afternoon and there were workers on the job and the first floor lobby construction is progressing well.

http://i51.tinypic.com/k1phjk.jpg

dtnphx Jan 10, 2011 4:29 PM

Lookin' good.

Schadenfreude Jan 11, 2011 12:28 AM

http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/a...9/661de819.jpg

They put up tickers and flat screens outside the new studio

Vicelord John Jan 11, 2011 12:43 AM

Is there a fence in front of the windows? I was kind of looking forward to giving them a hard time and pushing my face against the window.

HooverDam Jan 11, 2011 2:34 AM

I know its the Republics building and all, but it seems like such an odd spot for that street side studio. The sidewalk isn't particularly wide there and the view of the back of the Herberger is going to be rather uninteresting. It seems it would've been better if they could've been in one of the other AzCenter towers, facing some of the Arizona Center gardens, or near Civic Space or something.

Tfom Jan 11, 2011 3:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Teacher_AZ_84 (Post 5119696)
That would be great. I just have a feeling with around $750 million cuts coming, there will be all sorts of hiring freezes.

Yeah, what am I saying. I'll probably get canned. Kids in this country understand math pretty well anyway, right.

I guess I'll have to resort to my fall back on my plan to be an international male model or professional beer taster. I should start checking craigslist now, but I'm not gonna worry. I bet there's a bunch of those jobs out there.

Vicelord John Jan 11, 2011 3:27 AM

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Originally Posted by HooverDam (Post 5121128)
I know its the Republics building and all, but it seems like such an odd spot for that street side studio. The sidewalk isn't particularly wide there and the view of the back of the Herberger is going to be rather uninteresting. It seems it would've been better if they could've been in one of the other AzCenter towers, facing some of the Arizona Center gardens, or near Civic Space or something.

Not only that but there are a bunch of trees in the way.

HX_Guy Jan 11, 2011 4:17 PM

So looks like Al Roker bailed on the 12 News thing tomorrow. That's lame...would have been some good exposure for downtown and Phoenix to have his segments on all the shows he does come from downtown.

azliam Jan 11, 2011 8:29 PM

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Originally Posted by HX_Guy (Post 5121711)
So looks like Al Roker bailed on the 12 News thing tomorrow. That's lame...would have been some good exposure for downtown and Phoenix to have his segments on all the shows he does come from downtown.

Where did you find this out? Apparently KPNX hasn't updated their website to let us know this.

bwonger06 Jan 11, 2011 8:34 PM

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Originally Posted by azliam (Post 5122038)
Where did you find this out? Apparently KPNX hasn't updated their website to let us know this.

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articl...t-changes.html

HX_Guy Jan 11, 2011 8:36 PM

Here as well...

http://www.downtownphoenix.com/blog/...-live-updates/

Apparently his appearance was cancelled due to bad weather and because of the news in Tucson.

Vicelord John Jan 11, 2011 8:50 PM

Black people are afraid of Arizona.

HooverDam Jan 11, 2011 11:30 PM

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Originally Posted by HX_Guy (Post 5122051)
and because of the news in Tucson.

Which makes no sense. Would he avoid NYC because there was a shooting in Philly?

Vicelord John Jan 11, 2011 11:53 PM

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Originally Posted by HooverDam (Post 5122306)
Which makes no sense. Would he avoid NYC because there was a shooting in Philly?

I doubt it's due to fear of being shot, but likely has to do with all the news NBC wants to cover and likely asking for all hands on deck this week.

HX_Guy Jan 12, 2011 1:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Vicelord John (Post 5122342)
I doubt it's due to fear of being shot, but likely has to do with all the news NBC wants to cover and likely asking for all hands on deck this week.

Yes, they stated this is the reason.

phoenixheadphones Jan 12, 2011 10:38 PM

Hey guys, I've been checking in on this site for a few months now, and you guys do a great job keeping up with everything going on around town. So i wanted to say hi, and i come bearing gifts. I know you guys have talked about FilmBar before, and I just got a press release saying their opening on Feb. 2nd.

FilmBar
815 North 2nd Street
Phoenix AZ 85004
www.thefilmbarphx.com

Opening Thursday February 3, 2011
Screening THE RED CHAPEL http://www.theredchapel.com
AND
METROPOLIS (Complete Restoration)

Downtown Phoenix Art-House Cinema FilmBar Opens February 2, 2011

In 1981, the Palms Theater on Central Avenue closed, leaving downtown Phoenix vacant of any downtown single-screen movie theater.

That will change in early February as FilmBar, a digital cinema with a beer/wine/coffee/soda bar opens for business Thursday February 3, 2011 at the former location of Arizona Stamp and Engraving, 815 North 2nd Street, just two blocks South of “Roosevelt Row” and Phoenix’s authentic Arts District. The adaptive-reuse project, which began in early summer 2010, is the product of consultation with the owner Kelly Aubey and Phoenix architect Tazmine Loomans (http://www.bloomingrock.com)

The FilmBar venue will screen independent contemporary and classic art-house fare, including new indies, powerful documentaries, classic, cult and experimental films from filmmakers international, national and local. Programming will help fill the “niche” smaller independent films that have typically passed by the larger Valley multiplexes, as well as a nod to both classic fare and the stronger non-narrative directions of contemporary video artists.

Most films shown will screen multiple days and multiple times a day, with weekend matinees, a late-night feature every Friday and Saturday and “Mixed Bag Mondays”.

Unlike the typical art-space “sheet on a wall” approach, FilmBar will feature all the amenities of a major theater, including comfy theater seating and state of the art digital projection -- but on a more personal scale. FilmBar will also offer an adjoining bar/lounge, providing the perfect place to relax before and after watching a film.

The theater itself will be entered from a separate bar/lounge, serving a great selection of beers, wines, coffees and sodas in an atmosphere described by the owner as “Morocco meets Durant’s”. All drinks and snack foods can go into the theater area, though it’s also important to note that FilmBar will be 21 and over only.

Screening prices will range from $8.00 a seat for regular shows Tuesday-Sunday (special engagements with filmmakers will be higher) to $5.00 for “Mixed Bag Monday” repertory shows. Local filmmakers are encouraged to contact the FilmBar programmer to look over completed works for future screenings. The theater will also be available during the day for private rentals.

All are encouraged to view details and show-times at the FilmBar website;
http://www.thefilmbarphx.com

dtnphx Jan 12, 2011 11:07 PM

Welcome to the board, and thanks for the update! Very excited about this.

gymratmanaz Jan 13, 2011 12:09 AM

welcome, welcome, welcome!!!!!!

Don B. Jan 13, 2011 4:28 AM

That filmbar thing sounds great for DT Phoenix. Most pleased...

--don


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