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NYer, that would be so awesome. Too bad it wont happen.
I read on a facebook link it going to be retail. How sad.
Well with managers having to take care of booth duties these days, I guess they just don’t have time to take care of old xenon bulbs and other projection issues.
It was an RKO-Stanley Warner, and an RKO Century Warner before closing up.
thehorror13, simple answer. Less maintenance. No motors to burn out. No pulleys getting stuck on tracks. I hate it too, since in all my 42 years as a projectionist, Im use to masking. Its just another byproduct of digital. With film, masking could cover any imperfections with the projector aperture. Digital gives you nice straight ridged lines.
alpinedownhiller thanks again. When I ran H8 and Dunkirk at the Regal E Walk for almost 3 weeks each, as well as Murder on The Orient Express for 4 weeks and Phantom Thread for 11 weeks at this theatre, all the prints went back dirt free and scratch free. Its what I do.
alpinedownhiller, thank for your kind words about the 70MM showing at Paramus. I took great pride in setting up those lights the proper way. My partner and I made sure it was done right, just like in 1968.
Not with me. I grew up with a family of projectionists. I was taught SHOWMANSHIP.
bigjoe59, my wife and I went to the Cinemark in Hazlet NJ last night to try to see this movie. They had it on 2 screens, and all shows were sold out. Ended up at AMC Jersey Gardens, where they also had it on 2 screens. Our theatre had about 150 seats of which at least half, if not more were full.
This is what happens when A) there is NO projectionist, the whole thing is run by a computer, and B) you have people who have no idea how to handle showings of movies like this. When I ran H8 at the Regal E Walk, or 2001 at the AMC Garden State, the first thing I did was tell management to take the entire theatre off automation. I started, raised and lower lights and shut down everything myself. 2001 at Garden State was perfect. Its just too bad it only played one week.
They should show a 5/70MM version at the Regal E Walk across the street from the Empire. FILM.
bigjoe59, it will be IMAX. I was in contact with Warner Bros when I heard it was coming because if it was 70MM my team would have been running it. We don’t do the IMAX.
Bill Huelbig, No I will not. The theatre had retained Local 306 projectionists for 70MM IMAX showings. I’m hoping something comes along soon. I only worked two days all of July and have nothing till August 18.
bigjoe59, at the AMC conversions I worked on a few years back, the screen sizes are usually the same size or bigger than before.
Looks like the built some small gas storage towers on the southwest corner and the rest is all storage containers. A regular industrial looking area. You would never know a movie theatre or drive in ever existed.
Upcoming 35MM films. Sept 15, Dirty Dancing. Oct 16, Phantom of the Opera. Nov 24, ET.
You always have to have some idiot who ruins it for everyone else. Sad. Btw HowardBHass, we have 3 movies upcoming at Rahway in 35MM. I will post the dates and titles there.
I remember it like it was yesterday.
rivest266, I remember that day like it was yesterday. My dad was the opening day projectionist.
moviebuff82, Fox showed Murder on the Orient Express last nov and Focus showed Phanthom Thread for 3 months the beginning of this year. They have to make arrangement with Warners to use the equipment since Warners owns it.
moviebuff82, where did you hear about no more 70MM at Lincoln Square. I worked there just a few months ago and it is permanently installed in the Kings Theatre (# 2). Warner Bros. owns it and books any 70MM in there.
I remember working there when that was playing.
Bill Huelbig, as far as 70MM goes here at this theatre (and the other two where my projection team work) this movie, as well as any 70MM was booked by the film company, in this case Warner Bros. The same goes for the Regal E Walk and AMC LIncoln Square. Its because these three theatres do not have in house projectionists like the City Cinemas Village East or Cinema 1-2-3. They book it then hire us. They would like to get it into Lincoln Square. I told WB if you do take our print from Garden State.
Bill Huelbig yes I was your projectionist. I hope you liked the way I did the lighting. I tried to replicate the way my dad did it 50 years ago.