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markp commented about Times Square Theatre on Sep 20, 2018 at 5:02 pm

NYer, that would be so awesome. Too bad it wont happen.

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markp commented about Times Square Theatre on Sep 19, 2018 at 5:47 pm

I read on a facebook link it going to be retail. How sad.

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markp commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Sep 12, 2018 at 5:48 am

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.

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markp commented about RKO Commack Twin on Sep 9, 2018 at 5:20 am

It was an RKO-Stanley Warner, and an RKO Century Warner before closing up.

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markp commented about AMC 19th Street East 6 on Sep 9, 2018 at 5:04 am

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.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Aug 30, 2018 at 5:16 pm

Thanks moviebuff82

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markp commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Aug 30, 2018 at 4:58 am

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.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Aug 29, 2018 at 5:01 pm

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.

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markp commented about AMC Kips Bay 15 on Aug 29, 2018 at 10:39 am

Not with me. I grew up with a family of projectionists. I was taught SHOWMANSHIP.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Aug 29, 2018 at 5:17 am

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.

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markp commented about AMC Kips Bay 15 on Aug 29, 2018 at 5:12 am

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.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Aug 26, 2018 at 7:46 pm

They should show a 5/70MM version at the Regal E Walk across the street from the Empire. FILM.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Aug 19, 2018 at 3:58 pm

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.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Aug 1, 2018 at 1:25 pm

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.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Jul 23, 2018 at 3:34 pm

bigjoe59, at the AMC conversions I worked on a few years back, the screen sizes are usually the same size or bigger than before.

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markp commented about All Jersey Multiplex Cinemas on Jul 20, 2018 at 10:18 am

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.

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markp commented about Union County Performing Arts Center on Jul 17, 2018 at 6:42 am

Upcoming 35MM films. Sept 15, Dirty Dancing. Oct 16, Phantom of the Opera. Nov 24, ET.

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markp commented about Film Forum on Jul 17, 2018 at 6:40 am

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.

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markp commented about Carteret Twin Cinema on Jul 10, 2018 at 4:15 pm

I remember it like it was yesterday.

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markp commented about Carteret Twin Cinema on Jul 10, 2018 at 4:14 pm

rivest266, I remember that day like it was yesterday. My dad was the opening day projectionist.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Jul 2, 2018 at 3:56 am

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.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on Jun 29, 2018 at 5:04 pm

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.

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markp commented about Menlo Park Twin Cinema on Jun 25, 2018 at 3:43 pm

I remember working there when that was playing.

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markp commented about AMC Garden State 16 on Jun 21, 2018 at 5:14 pm

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.

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markp commented about AMC Garden State 16 on Jun 20, 2018 at 5:45 am

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.