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Yes Jack I agree with you about the twinning. I was the screen cleaner for Clearview at the time. Cinema 6 is a crackerbox. The 304 was a nice size decent theatre.
My wife is once again a dresser on the Christmas show. I will probably be there the day of the last dress rehersals, as always. Lets hope the 70mm stays forever. I miss being a projectionist. Damn digital.
The mall this theatre is in was actually planned back in the 90’s. General Cinema originally was going to build there. Years of back and forth between state and local leaders caused the project to not start years later after GCC was long gone.
To answer your question thebrat, todays projectionists arent projectionists. All these chains got rid of us professionals years ago. I managed to hang on for a total of 37 years by working my last 10 for an independant after the union got thrown out by clearview. And joemasher, will 70mm be at the Zieg for the entire run?? Im planning on going in the 2nd week, as I cannot make it the first 9 days its there.
I use to clean the screens for Cablevision when they had the theatre and until they felt that was a waste of money. This is a very beautiful theatre. The triplexing was done very nicely. I hope you can still do 35mm stuff. I, as a now former projectionist, after 38 years, love to see folks who still embrace film over digital.
moviebuff, the only theatre I saw in NJ gonna play it in 35 mm is the Lincoln Cinemas in Kearney
This is the theatre your thinking about. Also the Amboys Multiplex opened in 1979 and closed in 2005.
Good for Nolan. Keep it up. This whole push to digital was stupid and only the smart theatres retained some of their film equipment.
On my way into the city yesterday on the bus, for the first time in 3 months, the theatre is now nothing but a very small pile of rubble. And yes the Multiplex sign by the turnpike is still there as is the marquee by rte 1. A For Sale sign hangs from it.
As a former projectionist with over 38 years expierience, I couldnt have said it better myself RogerA. Kudo’s.
I plan on going there to see it in 70MM. It will be a pleasure to watch a movie on FILM instead of digital.
walterk, about 3 weeks ago I drove by here on my way to work. There was a large container dumpster outside. I guess it was for all the interior demo that was going on. On my way in 2 days ago the dumpster was gone and all appears quiet for now.
Anytime L. Weigard.
Vito, I worked all summer on a renovation at the AMC mountainside theatre. Same thing happened there. Some theatres seat capacities were cut in half. 200 seat theatres suddenly had 100 seats.
So why dont Lucas or Spielberg buy it and save it?
They need a projectionist?? Im available
Looks like another one bites the dust.
I didnt think Jerry Lewis Cinemas opened anything more than 2 screens. Were there theatres added on?
Vito, what you just described was what my father use to call “showmanship”, something thats been lacking since I would say the late 70’s/early 80’s as the age of twinning and the birth of multiplexes took place. As he always told me, I came into the game a few years too late.
techman707, when I lost my job as projectionist in May of 2013 (after 37 years) the owner I was working for said that the film companies would love to see all theatres gone and have everything go to pay per view. Now I dont know if this could happen, but you never know.
To whoever keeps changing the photo, please leave the one with the curtain closed, as opposed to the one with the screen ad showing on the screen.
Probably the first cinema in the country to go from film to digital to film. I would love to see more of them do it.
From a porn palace to Gods palace. Pretty Amazing.