Comments from markp

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markp commented about Grand 16 on Jul 24, 2015 at 2:04 pm

Sorry to say this, but it looks like its getting to the point where its not safe to go to the movies anymore. Too many crazies out there.

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markp commented about Ritz Theater on Jul 12, 2015 at 11:56 am

Yes waltery and you found the old International Projectionist magazine that my father hid, and read many years ago.

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markp commented about Cinemark Hazlet 12 on Jul 10, 2015 at 8:30 am

Went here last night to Minions. Real nice job they did on the remodel. Nice open lobby, with a comfy seating area by the cafe. The electric recliners are awesome. Picture and sound was just right. Finally, sound that wasnt blasting. Definitely going back.

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:04 am

Yes Mike (saps) I use to open and close the curtain and raise and lower the lights.

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jun 24, 2015 at 9:05 am

You can learn anything on the internet these days. But if you were like me, then you actually worked with the different formats. During my 39 years as a projectionist, I worked with 16, 35, and 70MM film, 15/70 IMAX, Digital. Aspect ratios of 1.37, 1.66, 1.75, 1.85, 2.25, 2.35, 2.55. Thats about all you need to know back then to put on a good show.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Freehold Metroplex 14 on Jun 23, 2015 at 12:36 pm

I dont have any photos hdtv267, but I know for a fact its been done cause the Mountainside 10 theatre was done at the same time (one year ago) along with the Monmouth Mall 15. Us union stagehands did 90% of the work.

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jun 21, 2015 at 10:00 am

THeres got to be someone, anyone who has a love of cinema or a ton of money who could take this place over and keep it going like has happened in many other cities around the country. Christ, at this point I wish Tarantino would take it over. At least we know film would always be there.

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markp commented about Blaker Theatre on Jun 20, 2015 at 4:13 pm

Those lines for “Jaws” were quite common. At a drive-in here in New Jersey, police were called to help with the traffic from cars lined up over 1 mile on the side of a two way street.

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markp commented about Reading Cinemas Manville 12-Plex on Jun 17, 2015 at 5:49 am

Having worked in nearby Hillsborough for about 10 years, and following the many floods in Manville from the 2 rivers, this place has always been referred to as 180 in any articles. Perhaps 140 is another store within the retail center.

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markp commented about Carteret Twin Cinema on Jun 15, 2015 at 7:22 am

Was sitting around yesterday while I was at work, and it had hit me that it was 43 years ago that this place had just opened. I remember my dad was the opening day projectionist. I still remember the “New” smell the building had. A great little cinema it was.

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markp commented about AMC Woodhaven 10 on Jun 13, 2015 at 3:01 pm

We did the same thing last summer at the AMC Mountainside 10 in New Jersey. I thought it was weird that they would cklose half the complex during the summer.

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markp commented about Majestic Theater on Jun 10, 2015 at 4:36 pm

I drove by it Saturday night on my way home from an arena gig. Nothing left.

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markp commented about Atco Drive-In on Jun 9, 2015 at 1:28 pm

The Amboys Multiplex, also own ed by National Amusements and on the site of the former Amboys Drive in is also for sale. Our building has yet to be demolished, having closed on May 25, 2005. Also on 39.5 acres.

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markp commented about Lafayette Theatre on Jun 7, 2015 at 12:32 pm

The Basie still has its 35MM connected, (last used 1/13/2015), but we do mostly DCP or Blu-ray as well.

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markp commented about Lafayette Theatre on Jun 6, 2015 at 10:14 pm

Yes, mostly concerts. I wont know till a few days before if its 35 or DCP. I ran it there 3 years ago and it was 35mm. Now, not sure. Will keep you posted.

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markp commented about Lafayette Theatre on Jun 6, 2015 at 2:41 am

Just curious, are you getting a print or DCP ? Im running it on June 24 at the Count Basie Theatre and trying to figure out what I mighy expect

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markp commented about Majestic Theater on Jun 5, 2015 at 5:09 pm

I passed it about 2 weeks ago on my way to NYC on the bus. Gonna seem strange to see an empty lot. Looks like nothing much going on at the Ritz these days.

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markp commented about Union County Performing Arts Center on May 31, 2015 at 5:05 am

Was there as the projectionist last night to run 1927’s Wings on the updated projection equipment. Nice to be back there after 15 years.

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markp commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on May 29, 2015 at 7:59 pm

I think LuisV has a great idea. Now if only the right people would see it.

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markp commented about Middlebrook Galleria Cinemas on May 26, 2015 at 4:07 pm

Drove by this place today for the first time in a long time. The marquee by the highway still bears clearview cinemas on it. So Bow tie never bothered to change it, and now this cine grand outfit hasnt done anything either. I hate to see what the inside of the theatres look like, or what the presentation looks like.

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markp commented about State Theater on May 22, 2015 at 2:43 pm

met Irv not long ago and gave him some insight as to how the 2nd floor was laid out. He, like you, is a very nice gentleman. I just ordered my copy yesterday. Btw, nothing much going on at the Ritz lately. Just passed by it on Tuesday.

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markp commented about General Cinema Essex Green I-III on May 18, 2015 at 3:08 pm

Their so-called flagship theatre, ( you must remember we are talking about the 60’s and 70’s) was the Menlo Park Cinema in Edison NJ (one screen ‘60 –'76, two screens '76 –'91)

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markp commented about Wellmont Theatre on May 18, 2015 at 3:04 pm

As someone who works here on occasion to load in/out shows, I can tell you this place does huge business. But oh what a pain in the a** to load gear in.

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markp commented about Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas on May 16, 2015 at 12:05 pm

THis theatre, and its sister twin the Amboys Multiplex in Sayreville NJ, both opened on Dec 7, 1979. But this one lasted 10 years longer. The Amboys closed in late May 2005 after the floor in the lobby collapsed. As mentioned above, its a shame as these were some of the last non-stadium theatres left. Im not really a fan of stadium or digital, but its an evil thats here to stay.

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markp commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Apr 27, 2015 at 11:32 am

I wish them well, from a projectionist with over 39 years expierience.