Comments from rcdt55b

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rcdt55b commented about Bellerose Theater on Apr 3, 2005 at 6:12 pm

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 3, 2005 at 6:10 pm

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 5:44 am

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 1, 2005 at 4:38 pm

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 30, 2005 at 7:02 pm

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 4:56 am

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 3:58 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 6, 2005 at 6:22 pm

Single screen. Ran chinese movies.

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rcdt55b commented about Park Theatre on Mar 6, 2005 at 6:18 pm

I remember this building as “Eldee electronics” or something like that in the early 80’s

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rcdt55b commented about North Shore Towers Cinema on Mar 6, 2005 at 6:15 pm

Floral Park ends at Union Turnpike. This theater is well north of union.

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rcdt55b commented about 34th Street East Theatre on Mar 6, 2005 at 5:48 pm

That could be so. Cineplex had their offices there when they ran it. This theater had most of the orignal equipment in operation when it closed.

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rcdt55b commented about Uptown Theater on Mar 6, 2005 at 5:44 pm

Big theater chains don’t care about the customers anymore. If people complain, they get a free pass to come back. When they come back, they buy more candy and soda. That’s how it works now. It’s all about the money to them. I see it happening everywhere. People can write letters and complain all they want. It will not help. That is a FACT!!!!!

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rcdt55b commented about Angelika Film Center on Mar 5, 2005 at 4:19 am

Village Cinema is on 12th and 2nd ave.

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rcdt55b commented about Quad Cinema on Feb 26, 2005 at 6:45 pm

The Quad has 500 seats between all four screens.

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rcdt55b commented about Hempstead Theatre on Feb 25, 2005 at 11:28 am

This question just came up the other day. I don’t know if there is a law thats states that the show must be shown. I was told that there is a law that you can not start the show earlier than the scheduled time. Again, I don’t know if it is true or not but supposedly someone sued because the the feature started before the scheduled time. In all of the theaters I have worked in, we would never run the show if it was empty.

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rcdt55b commented about Greenport Theatre on Feb 23, 2005 at 7:09 pm

Does anyone of another theater that was on Front Street a long time ago. It is now a furniture store.

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rcdt55b commented about Hempstead Theatre on Feb 23, 2005 at 7:51 am

It wasn’t a very bad job multiplexing it. I did the re-install back in 1998. The theaters were still pretty big. The two balcony theaters had 800-1000 seats each with a full stereo set up. The other theaters were all mono. Of course it was all old, used equipment. A few breakdowns but not too many. The building was just to big to maintain and heat. The owners rented the two balcony theaters to an indian guy to run indian movies. The indian movies did amazing business. The problem was the guy never paid the owner so he got kicked out. The calderone eventually was leased to another indian guy. It just didn’t work out.

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rcdt55b commented about Greenport Theatre on Feb 13, 2005 at 2:57 pm

Greenport has begun major renovations in January. They will also do major renovations after next summer.

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rcdt55b commented about Herricks Cinema 4 on Feb 13, 2005 at 2:54 pm

All the screens have the correct aspect ratio. They also all have movable maskings. Someone must have forgotten to move the maskings to the right position. Since Clearview quaded it, they have kept the theater very clean.

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rcdt55b commented about Malverne Cinema on Jan 20, 2005 at 9:45 am

It would do much better if they upgrade the equipment.

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rcdt55b commented about Century's Floral Theatre on Jan 17, 2005 at 6:15 pm

Greg,
When you say “go through the passageway from the mezzanine”, as I remember, the passageway was about 6 or 7 steps up. When you got to the top, you had your choice to go up to the balcony seats or down a couple steps to the loge seats. Does that sound about right? Also, the Floral closed when I was 12. I didnt become a projectionist until about 6 years later. But you are right. We do have our own private little potty.

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rcdt55b commented about Century's Floral Theatre on Jan 16, 2005 at 6:12 pm

The restrooms were up there. I think I remember them being downstairs to the right when you walked in also.

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rcdt55b commented about Century's Floral Theatre on Jan 16, 2005 at 5:47 pm

Greg,
If you mean the upper lobby area, as I always called it, then no. That was open. When you went up there into the upper lobby, there were chains on the stairs leading up to the balcony.

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rcdt55b commented about Century's Floral Theatre on Jan 16, 2005 at 12:56 pm

Growing up in the late 70’s until it closed in the early 80’s, the balcony was closed most of the time. We always used to try to sneak up there.

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rcdt55b commented about Bellerose Theater on Jan 14, 2005 at 3:26 pm

You are right. Some houses on 262nd street near 86th avenue have 2 addresses. One for queens and one for nassau.