Comments from markp

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markp commented about Ritz Theater on Nov 21, 2014 at 6:06 am

Drove by here just the other day. All quiet. Nothing going on lately.

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 11, 2014 at 5:06 pm

Went to the 2:45pm show today. About 75 people in the audience. No curtains, but I was informed by Joe Masher that there was a tech there tweeking things, which I can believe as we were not let in till 2:35 and there was a film loop running on the screen. The presentation was flawless, no scratches or dirt. It did start out of frame, and there were people talking in the booth that we could hear. Sound was kickin. My wife and I had a great time.

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 10, 2014 at 4:37 pm

If all goes well I will be at the 245 show on Tuesday. Cant wait

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markp commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 8, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Like I said, I guess being a projectionist for over 38 years, I notice these things the average joe would not. If they ever give booth tours Im in, LOL

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 8, 2014 at 4:37 am

On Motion Picture Technology, there have been reviews and comments coming in from all over the country. There were some comments about sound problems from various venues, but none from New York City. There was one comment about the IMAX in Pallasades Center about dust specs thru the entire movie. And in many venues complaints about scratches. But again nothing yet from the Ziegfeld. Im hoping to go next week either Monday or Wednesday.

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markp commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 8, 2014 at 4:29 am

If it will help rcdt55b, I was sitting in row EE seat 503. Vito, I have seen photos of the booth, but like you, and you know me for many years, Im just a booth junkie I guess. And now more than ever since I dont work in the business anymore because of digital, I just love seeing old projection rooms.

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markp commented about Middlebrook Galleria Cinemas on Nov 7, 2014 at 6:18 pm

Never heard of CINE-GRAND

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markp commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 7, 2014 at 6:16 pm

Glad I was able to help.

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 7, 2014 at 5:02 am

bigjoe59, yes I know the Zeig doesnt get those exclusive runs anymore, but they do have the movie 3 days earlier than everyone else, and its being shown on film. We all sit here and read everyday the love of film folks like myself and you have, and I just figured it would have been a bigger draw. I walked by yesterday on my way to the RCMH christmas show to check on showtimes for next week. Im hoping to go monday. Even my wife said to me why not just see it in here in Jersey where we go. And I said because I want to see it on film.

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markp commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 7, 2014 at 4:38 am

And I also looked back up to the projection room port windows and saw 2 projectionists looking out at the end of the show. Oh how I miss projection, and wishing that one day I could see this iconic booth. Once again my wife is working the show. Heres to to a great run.

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markp commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 7, 2014 at 4:32 am

Saw the Christmas show at 5:30 last night. Glad to see they revamped it a bit and got rid of that stupid game playing skit. A quick question, when I was watching the 3D segment, why was the left side of the screen significantly brighter than the rest of the screen. It looked as if the screen had a bright patch sewn in, which of course I know is not possible. It was just a bit distracting, but I still enjoyed it, knowing it was on film. I should add I was 5 rows from the screen on the aisle just left of house center.

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markp commented about Middlebrook Galleria Cinemas on Nov 6, 2014 at 10:01 am

Never had a scratch in the 9 years I was a projectionist there. But that all ended in march 2004

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markp commented about Best Buy Theater on Nov 6, 2014 at 6:58 am

its a bit over 10 years since this large single screen theatre bit the dust.

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 5, 2014 at 5:54 pm

What is wrong with people?? I cant wait to get to this theatre (hopefully next week) to see this movie, on FILM, 70MM FILM. I was hoping to here this place was packed.

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markp commented about Showcase Cinemas Bridgeport on Nov 5, 2014 at 4:44 am

So open for a while longer. Still only 20 or so years not long for a multiplex before biting the dust.

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markp commented about Showcase Cinemas Bridgeport on Nov 4, 2014 at 6:45 am

20 years for a theatre. The life spans are getting shorter and shorter.

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markp commented about Middlebrook Galleria Cinemas on Nov 2, 2014 at 5:30 pm

I havent been in there since I left in March 2004 as the last union projectionist. It wasnt bad then. How dirty and in disrepair is it??

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markp commented about Middlebrook Galleria Cinemas on Nov 2, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Drove by here today. Really strange closing. All poster cases still have posters of all recent movies. A box was on the boxoffice counter that said RealD 3D glasses. And not one sign or mention that its closed or a new owner coming in. Also the old marquee on Rte 35 still says Clearview Cinemas on it. I guess Bowtie wasnt putting any money into this place.

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markp commented about UA Cinema on Nov 2, 2014 at 2:56 pm

KGordonMurray, I guess you probably know a projectionist I worked with for 9 years at the Middlebrook Galleria Cinemas in Ocean Twp. Jerry Cunningham. He was a great guy to work with.

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markp commented about Middlebrook Galleria Cinemas on Oct 29, 2014 at 9:20 pm

Wow, thats a shame. I really loved this place when I was projectionist there from 1995 to 2004. The AMC up the road has always been a drag on this theatre. And another problem was each time someone new took over they kept changing the policy, prices, showtimes, etc.

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markp commented about Middlebrook Galleria Cinemas on Oct 28, 2014 at 5:15 am

This theatre is no longer listed on the Bow Tie website. Is it closed? Or was it taken over by a different chain.

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markp commented about AMC Rockaway Inner 6/Outer 6 on Oct 27, 2014 at 6:19 am

Not only that Peter, but even in the days of 20 min reels, the trailers would have been spliced together.

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markp commented about Los Angeles Theatre on Oct 25, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Beautiful Theatre. AS a former projectionist, I loved the shots of the projection room.

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markp commented about Los Angeles Theatre on Oct 23, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Is this the theatre featured in the Capitol Cities video Safe and Sound?? If it is there is a great shot of the projection room at 1:11 of the video.

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markp commented about Plainfield Edison Drive-In on Oct 23, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Just curious, it was an old UA indoor/outdoor. If the indoor was 2, which it was after twinningt, and the drive in was a single screen, shouldnt it be listed as 3 screens? And then there would still be the seat count for the indoor.