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rcdt55b commented about Uptown Theater on Jul 18, 2005 at 11:30 am

The uptown does indeed have 2 prints. One for the managers and one for the projectionists. Oh, by the way, the managers print no longer will run in Dolby digital because of the damage to it. So if you are going to see a movie there, find out when the projectionists' print is running or else you will only hear it in analog sound. What a surprise!!!

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rcdt55b commented about Greenport Theatre on Jul 6, 2005 at 12:29 am

The theater did open on Wednesday the 29th of June. Everything but the cafe is up and running.

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rcdt55b commented about Uptown Theater on Jul 3, 2005 at 1:46 pm

I’m sure it was a misthread. Piddy, if you think the managers are not the ones scratching the prints then think again. Managers have no business in the booth.

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rcdt55b commented about Uptown Theater on Jun 29, 2005 at 11:59 pm

Unfortunately, this is what happens when you take the qualified, union operators out of the booth and replace them with managers and concessionists that do not know what they are doing. They do this because they know people will still go to the theater. They will complain, but they will still go. Say goodbye to the perfect presentations. They are a thing of the past.

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rcdt55b commented about Greenport Theatre on Jun 26, 2005 at 8:36 pm

The theater is about a week behind in reopening. It should be opened the week of the 25th. Major work was done on the lobby, concession and bathrooms. A cafe was put in. A new concession stand and box office was put in. New carpeting and tile was installed. A lot of projection room work was done. New automations and house light controls were installed. Nothing was done to the theaters themselves, though. All the theaters will be completely renovated after the summer including upgraded sound systems and new screens and maskings.

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rcdt55b commented about Greenport Theatre on Jun 18, 2005 at 9:23 am

The theater will reopen this coming Friday the 24th. They are not finished yet with the first phase of renovation though. The second phase, which will be a major overhaul of the projection and sound systems, will begin after the summer. Some work was done on the projection already so there will be some improvement to the presentation now.

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rcdt55b commented about New York Times Asks "Digital Projection of Films Is Coming. Now, Who Pays?" on Jun 12, 2005 at 9:17 pm

That’s what I have been saying for years. The problem is that it is all about the money. It will be cheaper to eliminate film and shoot everything with digital. You’re not gaining much with digital other than unscratched films. It’s just cheaper.

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rcdt55b commented about Century's Floral Theatre on May 28, 2005 at 3:24 pm

While I do agree that parking was a major issue with the Floral, which is by the way my favorite theater of all time, the major problem was that is was a single screen. You can not make it today with a single screen theater. It costs too much money to keep it going. I do agree that quading it would have kept it going (if you had the parking). The problem with quading it is that they would have destroyed the theater. As a service tech for many theater, I have seen the old singles that have been cut up. It’s digusting what they cover up or cut apart to multiplex these places. I went to the Kenmore once in Brooklyn on a call and when they split the downstairs theater into two, they just built new side walls in front of the old walls. There was about a one foot space in between the old and new wall. You could look behind it an still see the old fabric on the walls. Thank god the Floral closed before they butchered it.

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rcdt55b commented about Quad Cinema on May 2, 2005 at 8:53 pm

Those are only the second version in the last 12 years. They do that on purpose. They like that feel to them. Unfortunately, I can’t get the dam tunes out of my head after hearing them all day.

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rcdt55b commented about Angelika Film Center on Apr 26, 2005 at 1:37 am

Celluloid Freak,
You really don’t know what you’re talking about. To just call all these theaters dumps is just idiotic. The Quad does great business, always has always will. Just because these theaters might not be up to your standards (whatever they are) doesn’t mean they are not worth going to. I guess all the people that go to the Quad tolerate substandard quality. Dumps, I don’t think so.

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rcdt55b commented about Loews Cineplex Cinema 5 on Apr 23, 2005 at 3:07 pm

It’s the end for this theater. Only a tiny gutted out section of the building is standing.

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rcdt55b commented about New York Times Asks "Digital Projection of Films Is Coming. Now, Who Pays?" on Apr 11, 2005 at 12:15 am

Digital technology may be hear to stay, but they have been saying that it will replace film for 12 years now. It’s nowhere close to being widespread. A couple of theaters here and there use it once in a while. Film will be around for a long, long time.

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rcdt55b commented about Quad Cinema on Apr 9, 2005 at 1:14 am

Again, as mentioned before, Renovations were done here a few times. The quality of the presentation is excellent. All the equipment is up to date. You do not hear sound from the other theaters now. It is possible that it was that way in the past. Also, the Quad is not like any other multiplex. It is an art house. It is not supposed to be like the other big plexes. It is a comfortable little theater, that again, does very good business.

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rcdt55b commented about Quad Cinema on Apr 8, 2005 at 10:20 pm

The Quad runs mainly art and gay films. They also host about six to eight large film festivals each year from all over the world. It is a very well respected theater.

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rcdt55b commented about Quad Cinema on Apr 8, 2005 at 5:51 am

If the Quad is such a dreadful theater, why do they continue to do the business that they do. It is an extremely clean, well maintained and very well run theater.

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rcdt55b commented about Uptown Theater on Apr 5, 2005 at 4:35 pm

Unfortunately this theater will never be the same if they continue to use non union, non professionals to run the booth. As you all have seen in these posts, the quality of presentation here is being destroyed. It will not change until the professional operators are put back in place. This is a fact. I have seen it happen for the last 10-15 years. This will continue to happen until enough people start to complain and stop going to these theaters. The theater owners do not care because people continue to go. If you are not satisfied with the presentation, demand your money back. This has to stop! Stop letting these people take advantage of the paying public.

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rcdt55b commented about Loews Cineplex Cinema 5 on Apr 4, 2005 at 3:19 pm

Almost every old theater I know becomes a church.

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rcdt55b commented about Bellerose Theater on Apr 4, 2005 at 2:12 am

The karate store still has not opened up. Looks like the place really is cursed.

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rcdt55b commented about Loews Cineplex Cinema 5 on Apr 4, 2005 at 2:10 am

Half the building has been torn down. I wonder what happened to all the equipment.

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rcdt55b commented about Quad Cinema on Apr 2, 2005 at 2:44 pm

I will have to find the newspaper article about it. If it wasn’t the first multiplex, then it was the first quad. I know that for sure. I’ll get back to everyone.

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rcdt55b commented about Quad Cinema on Apr 2, 2005 at 1:38 am

The Quad is the first theater to be a multiplex in the United States. It opened in the 70’s as a quad and continues. It still does very well, too. The only thing that has changed with the box office is that it is now closed in by glass.

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rcdt55b commented about Quad Cinema on Mar 31, 2005 at 4:02 am

It sound like the box office got robbed. I’ve been the projectionist there for 11 years now. They have been robbed about 3 or 4 times during that time. It’s very easy because the box office is so close to the exit.

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rcdt55b commented about Uptown Theater on Mar 24, 2005 at 12:56 pm

Not to mention all the outsourcing. How many times have you called an american company for customer service and someone from India picks up. How many Seven Elevens are owned and run by americans. None that I have seen. Cheap labor. That’s what it’s all about. Nothing else. It does not matter how hard you work anymore. It’s all about money. Screw the customer. Give them a free pass to come back. They will just buy more popcorn and candy.

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rcdt55b commented about Oceanside Twin on Mar 17, 2005 at 11:58 pm

People do anything to save money. If they would just put a little money into the place, then maybe they would be doing better.

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rcdt55b on Mar 7, 2005 at 2:22 am

Single screen. Ran chinese movies.