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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.
Never heard of CINE-GRAND
Glad I was able to help.
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.
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.
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.
Never had a scratch in the 9 years I was a projectionist there. But that all ended in march 2004
its a bit over 10 years since this large single screen theatre bit the dust.
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.
So open for a while longer. Still only 20 or so years not long for a multiplex before biting the dust.
20 years for a theatre. The life spans are getting shorter and shorter.
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??
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.
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.
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.
This theatre is no longer listed on the Bow Tie website. Is it closed? Or was it taken over by a different chain.
Not only that Peter, but even in the days of 20 min reels, the trailers would have been spliced together.
Beautiful Theatre. AS a former projectionist, I loved the shots of the projection room.
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.
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.
My father was a projectionist here from 1967 till early 1972. I was the last projectionist to work here in 1988.
This week marks 16 years since this theatre closed. A question: If the original theatre was 1250 seats, shouldn’t the seat count be higher since they added an addition to the building in the early 70’s ? I think that was a 500 seat addition? Maybe rrettino would know.
They started with the ending 9 prices about a month ago here in New Jersey.
I’ll see what I can do walterk. Im at the arena 8 am to load in a show. Its at least 8 hrs if not more. And if I get showcall I dont leave at all. We shall see. I drove by last week. The big demo dumpster was gone and nothing happening. All doors were locked. Gonna check again next week.
I hope your right Vito. I wish one day I could see the booth at RCMH, but I know its a pipe dream.