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markp commented about Rivoli Theatre on Sep 15, 2014 at 5:00 pm

techman707, when I lost my job as projectionist in May of 2013 (after 37 years) the owner I was working for said that the film companies would love to see all theatres gone and have everything go to pay per view. Now I dont know if this could happen, but you never know.

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 9, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Will do

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 9, 2014 at 8:33 am

To whoever keeps changing the photo, please leave the one with the curtain closed, as opposed to the one with the screen ad showing on the screen.

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markp commented about Tarantino takes over programming at New Beverly on Sep 8, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Probably the first cinema in the country to go from film to digital to film. I would love to see more of them do it.

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markp commented about Cameo Theatre on Sep 8, 2014 at 2:29 pm

From a porn palace to Gods palace. Pretty Amazing.

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markp commented about AMC Bay Plaza 13 on Sep 5, 2014 at 7:11 pm

AMC did the same renovations at the Mountainside Theatre in New Jersey. I worked on that one, and as we finished one phase of work, the contractors would shift to this location.

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markp commented about Ritz Theater on Aug 25, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Cant believe how good it looks above the false ceiling.

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markp commented about Former Carteret vaudeville theater to be restored on Aug 25, 2014 at 2:36 pm

walterk, you probably knew my father who was the projectionist here from 1946 till it closed in 1965. Im hoping to secure a job as a stagehand here once it opens.

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markp commented about Hazlet 12 on Aug 22, 2014 at 3:49 pm

We shall see Vito.

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markp commented about Ritz Theater on Aug 22, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Im sure hoping I get a job there when its done.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Jersey Gardens 20 on Aug 21, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Went here with my wife last night to see “What If”. (Dont bother, it stunk} But the expeirience was nice. I hope AMC doesnt remodel this one and leaves the black maskings on the screens, something they just got done removing in the mountainside remodel.

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markp commented about Hazlet 12 on Aug 21, 2014 at 3:16 pm

A friend of mine who lives near this theatre told me the other day that Cinemark has half the complex closed and are gutting and remodeling it.

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markp commented about Ritz Theater on Aug 15, 2014 at 3:24 pm

walterk, yeah Im sorry too. Would have been nice. I cant wait for your comments.

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markp commented about Hazlet 12 on Aug 12, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Vito, thats how I use to care about the marquees I did in Woodbridge and Menlo Park. If you saw this thing at Hazlet, you would lose your dinner. There are no movie titles. Just the word Cinemark across the whole thing.

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markp commented about AMC Loews New Brunswick 18 on Aug 12, 2014 at 1:32 pm

I was the first projectionist from the union to work here sharing the booth with management. Unfortunately I ended up running the entire 2 booths most of the time.

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markp commented about Ritz Theater on Aug 12, 2014 at 8:52 am

On page 13 of todays Star Ledger, a very small article about the Ritz. Its official, the town has taken title of the building, and now the process of restoring it to a 1250 seat performing arts center begins. Also mentions the 6 screen movie theatre to be built nearby.

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markp commented about Hazlet 12 on Aug 12, 2014 at 8:48 am

The old marquee with the black letters you changed by hand is gone, replaced with an LED screen that simply says “Cinemark”

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markp commented about AMC announces massive reseating project on Jul 17, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Im currently working on the upgrade of mountainside nj.
The seats can be 5 feet wide if you raise the armrest in between. And yes prices will go up espescially because of all the fancy tile work, new screens, speakers, concession stand and yes they will have reserved seating. Also the seat capacity in each theatre is greatly reduced. In the 4 theatres we did so far, seating was reduced by almost half.

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markp commented about Woodbridge Center Twin Cinema on Jul 1, 2014 at 3:33 pm

If im not mistaken, the theatre lasted till 1980 or 81.

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markp commented about Ritz Theater on Jul 1, 2014 at 3:32 pm

walterk, I will be doing a union job monday thru friday from 7 to 4 mon thru fri starting july 7. Depending on extra work perhaps we can get together on a weekend.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Mountainside 10 on Jun 25, 2014 at 8:56 am

Theatres 1 thru 4 have been renovated. New screens, seats and speakers and carpet. We go back July 7 to start phase 2, cinemas 5 thru 8. Phase 3 after that followed by lobby and restrooms. Concession stand being moved from center of lobby to back by rear entrance, which will be closed off. Coke free style coming also

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markp commented about Ritz Theater on Apr 20, 2014 at 5:52 am

Hello RkoRoxy. We know each other. You know me from the local and working together. The only thing I know right now in speaking to people is that the town is in negotiations to buy it. Then they will find a company or corporation who restores. This process may take up to 2 years from what I’ve been told. Im interested in this too, as my father was a projectionist here for years and Im interested in getting on the stage crew.

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markp commented about View of the auditorium during renovation on Apr 19, 2014 at 4:39 am

Looking a lot better. Cant wait for the finished product.

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markp commented about Mamaroneck Playhouse on Apr 19, 2014 at 4:37 am

Another beautiful theatre about to be demolished. I remember the interior had a lot of brick work inside, from my days when I use to clean their screens. Such a shame.

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markp commented about Circus Drive-In on Apr 19, 2014 at 4:30 am

Drive-in 54, Ive been saying this same thing for years about ANY drive in for New Jersey. Ive always said if I won the lottery I would tear down the vacant Amboys Multiplex in Sayreville NJ (a former drive-in) and put up a nice 4 screen drive-in. But I have a buddy of mine who constantly tells me, taxes too high, cost of labor too high, compact cars not good to sit in for 2 hours, on and on. Ive said if you open it from say the time you turn the clocks ahead till the time you turn them back, youd make a fortune. My buddy depresses the hell out of me, but I for one think they could make money in Jersey.