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markp commented about Metropolitan Theatre on Feb 7, 2018 at 1:58 pm

Al Alvarez, when they were filming porn movies in the 70s and 80s they would film two versions. The hard version would show the close up of the private areas, and the sex act, the soft would only show from the waist up on both men and women.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Feb 7, 2018 at 9:33 am

70MM Phantom Thread now booked thru March 8. It may go longer if it wins any academy awards.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Jan 23, 2018 at 4:00 am

70MM Phantom Thread being held over for a 6th week starting Jan 26.

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markp commented about Jerry Lewis Cinema on Jan 11, 2018 at 1:11 pm

The one in Hillsborough NJ was a single. The twin in Carteret NJ also retained the Jerry Lewis name until it closed in the fall of 84. The one in Union NJ was a single but was eventually twinned.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Jan 5, 2018 at 4:52 pm

bigjoe59, the 70MM will be there one more week as of now till the 11th. Its possible it could go to the 14th. The programs are gone. I don’t know if they are getting anymore.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Jan 3, 2018 at 5:00 am

Just a side note. The Phantom Thread booklets are on a table outside the Kings Theatre and next to the door leading to the projection room. If your lucky you might see me as you enter. I always come down to refill my soda.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Jan 1, 2018 at 5:14 pm

NYer, I was not there on Saturday. I think the print is ok considering it was blown up from 35MM. I have one of those programs. Nice touch. I’m back in there on Tuesday.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Dec 30, 2017 at 2:51 pm

70MM extended for a third week.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Dec 18, 2017 at 1:44 pm

70MM returns for 2 weeks starting 12/24. The Phanthom Thread. I will be there as projectionist most weekdays till Jan 5th.

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markp commented about AMC Empire 25 on Dec 7, 2017 at 5:52 pm

Word is that Regal across the street is going to have Last Jedi on all 13 screens the first week.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Dec 2, 2017 at 12:50 pm

We did very good business with MOTOE. Weekend crowds sold out the theatre (375 seats). Even week night early shows did well. The theatre upstairs ran JL in 70MM for only 9 days. Warners wanted to cut their losses early. We ended up having 83 showings between Nov 9 and 30th. And what helped was this was the only screen showing it in the complex. You had to see it in 70MM or go elsewhere.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Nov 26, 2017 at 10:14 am

As of now the 70MM MOTOE is scheduled to end Wednesday the 29th

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markp commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Nov 16, 2017 at 5:47 pm

15MM70 we run a digital back up but after a few hiccups on Friday it has not been needed since.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Nov 16, 2017 at 4:32 am

HowardBHass, It is trust me. I kid a lot of my friends that I always wanted to go to the Kings Theatre and wish I could have worked there. Now that I’m running MOTOE in theatre 2, I can say I did (sort of). The reason this happened is Fox couldn’t reach an agreement with Warners on the use of the equipment from H8 and Dunkirk. So another company brought in 70MM equipment and it was put in the theatre that was pre wired for Tribeca Film Festival.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Nov 15, 2017 at 6:47 pm

15MM70. I am working all day Friday and Thanksgiving. Sat night and mon tues wed matinees. Theatre 2 is fully masked top and bottom. I am not involved with Auditorium 1. That has a separate projection crew.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Nov 15, 2017 at 4:52 am

I am the projectionist for MOTOE. So far presentation has been spot on since Saturday. (We had some DTS issues FRiday) Screen properly masked and everything. I saw the two who will be running JL. I’m not saying a word.

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markp commented about City Cinemas Village East on Nov 14, 2017 at 5:04 am

xbs2034, I wasn’t there for that one. I was at Radio City watching the Christmas Spectacular. (My wife is a dresser there). I’m doing all the matinees everyday plus fri and sat night. Our picture does look good, I must admit.

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markp commented about City Cinemas Village East on Nov 13, 2017 at 5:22 pm

xbs2034 I am the projectionist running it at Lincoln Square. What show did you see it? I am one of 3.

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markp commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 10, 2017 at 8:27 pm

Saw it last night. Awesome as always

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markp commented about AMC Empire 25 on Nov 9, 2017 at 8:03 am

I have a question. As an old time (41 years) projectionist, all I ever had to worry about was Flat (1.85) or Scope (2.25). What the heck is Pillarboxing? Must be a digital thing. Oh and btw, I hate these theatres with no masking.

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markp commented about Kings Theatre on Nov 3, 2017 at 11:00 am

Orlando, sorry to hear this. I like you, have memories of some old theatres here in NJ. I am now the house projectionist at the Union County Arts Center, and I try to get more classic films in there. I am also trying to get equipment installed and running at the Brook Arts Center in Bound Brook. Lots of hurdles. Money. Management. But I will not give up. I, like you, have it in our blood.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Oct 30, 2017 at 2:29 pm

bigjoe59, there are no projectionists in the booth anymore. Everything is run by a computer. If a manager turns the sound up for one show, they probably don’t remember to go back and turn it down. Welcome to the age of digital.

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markp commented about Amboys Drive-In on Oct 17, 2017 at 10:50 am

The Drive in closed the first week of January 1979. Construction started on the 6 screen Amboys Cinemas thereafter. The 6 plex opened Dec 7, 1979.

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markp commented about Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 on Sep 20, 2017 at 8:06 am

They were doing the renovations when I worked there running Dunkirk in July. 4 theatres at a time.

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markp commented about Ritz Theatre on Sep 11, 2017 at 11:38 am

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.