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They were doing the renovations when I worked there running Dunkirk in July. 4 theatres at a time.
Drove by what was the old Ritz Theatre. They are filling in the hole in the ground that was the basement under the lobby. There is a new construction trailer across the street in the vacant lot. I wonder if this is for the replacement that will be built.
The shopping center this theatre was in is undergoing a major facelift. When they took down the current façade, the old white aluminum that was on each side of the old marquee made its appearance once more. For at least a few days its a reminder of the old days of the Jerry Lewis Twin Cinema.
Nothing but a hole in the ground and a pile of rubble. Very sad.
Yup, He died 45 years after his theatres did.
Yes the Woodbridge was a nice theatre even after it was twinned. I was the first employee hired by Bob when GCC took it over. I loved doing the marquees. I also have many great memories of Menlo Park. I would return to both theatres as a projectionist in the mid 80’s (85). I would be the last projectionist at Menlo along with my partner Ed. Many great memories.
I’m happy to report that our 70MM print of “Dunkirk” went out in the same pristine condition it was received in. As a matter of fact it is being shipped back to Warner Brothers to be used for select future screenings.
Its even better at the Regal E Walk on 42nd St
I do a pretty good job of projecting 70MM at the Regal E Walk up in Times Square.
Highly doubtful. With all the water that’s leaked in over the years the moisture has probably caused a lot of damage.
Ive been saying a nice 4 screen drive in would be a hit. 2 larger screens by the river, and 2 smaller ones by the former circle. Open it up from mid march till mid November. It would be a gold mine
Mikeoaklandpark, yes I remember it vaguely from the early 70’s when my parents took me there. walterk, as of now my schedule looks like I will have off all day and night on Saturdays, and Tuesday and Thursday nights. Still not confirmed.
walterk, you back in jersey?
I read where Nolan purposely made the music loud in Interstellar to immerse you in the movie. I agree it did drown out the volume a bit much.
Seattleprojectionist, I last worked full time as a union projectionist 4 years ago last month, when the 10 plex I worked at went digital. I run the occasional 35mm at a non union house once in a blue moon, and I’m lucky enough to be doing 70mm at the Regal Theatre in Times Square NYC. I was hired to do Hateful 8 and now they hired me back to do Dunkirk. And as you a stagehand the rest of the time at Prudential Center Arena in Newark NJ. And less yearly income to go along with it.
Seattleprojectionist, no it was always a National Amusements from day one. But the fact that both GCC and NA home offices were close to each other in Boston, they used the same supplier for many things. It made it easy for me as I worked as a projectionist in 2 GCC theatres for over 10 years and this place for 21 years.
I have to say the renderings have nothing of the old place left. I think its a real shame what its going to look like.
amboyurbex, I give you a ton of credit for going in there and getting photos. The air must be foul. I was in there in late 2008 to get screens and sound equipment out and the air was stale then. And rumor has it cinema 1 and 2 flooded during Sandy when the Raritan River swelled. You brought back a flood of memories for me when I saw those projection room photos. Spent 21 years working there.
Cinema 3 heading toward 2
This looks to be down by cinema 3 – 4 area
Left many butts in that ashtray
Film reel storage bins.
DTS stereo disk
Looking toward projector 8