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moviebuff82 commented about Everett faces tough road ahead on Mar 20, 2008 at 11:33 am

so sad….what caused the damage? Maybe the weather.

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moviebuff82 commented about ISO: Jersey theater for sale/lease on Mar 20, 2008 at 11:33 am

I’m not sure, there are quite a few spots. Monmouth County has fewer theaters than any surrounding counties in New Jersey, due to the massive shore which is right by. The busiest one is the one at Monmouth Mall. Most people go to the shore, the mall, or the racetrack. You should look up CT and type in the zip code and find the closest theater that is closed, not demolished.

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moviebuff82 commented about Radio City Music Hall on Mar 20, 2008 at 11:30 am

1939, a great year in movies, and a busy one for the hall….I first saw that movie while I was in high school in Ridgefield…very interesting movie about politics. They should remake the movie as Mr. Obama goes to Washington!!! Just kidding…what’s the next big thing to come to the hall? Last thing I heard was the xmas show.

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moviebuff82 commented about Plan for Regal, AMC, Cinemark to go all digital on Mar 20, 2008 at 11:28 am

I agree. Movie theaters aren’t as well run as a government building (such as the White House). They are a public institution, unlike the private sector. And there’s more eavesdropping to be heard around the plexes, whether it’s gossip or complaints.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Plaza 8 on Mar 20, 2008 at 11:22 am

that’s good…since the age of the marquee is almost over due to the internet. The Loews over in East Hanover still uses the marquee sign, although it’s updated every weekend. There’s still a marquee right by the Loews over in Ridgefield Park, although it doesn’t mention movies. Over in Wayne, there’s a nice electronic marquee sign right by Route 23 and Willowbrook Blvd. showing titles of each movie. BTW, what’s the latest on the new megaplex over in Xanadu that will threaten the future of both Secaucus theaters? If that happens, then both theaters will soon be turned into more retail space, even though the current climate is not going to make that happen.

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moviebuff82 commented about Newton Theatre on Mar 19, 2008 at 2:07 pm

thanks for the corrected spelling.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Menlo Park 12 on Mar 19, 2008 at 1:07 pm

probably both.

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moviebuff82 commented about Newton Theatre on Mar 19, 2008 at 11:21 am

Much like Ziegfeld was incorrectly named Zeigfeld in the highest commented on Cinema Treasure, which is much larger than the newton but was built many years after the small theater. Hopefully the twin will have good projection and digital sound in both auditoriums and keep prices lower than the AMC over in Rockaway!!!

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moviebuff82 commented about Roy's Hall on Mar 19, 2008 at 11:20 am

Those crazy politicians. It’s mostly a Republican run town with few Democrats and one of the workers for the township committee, Al Davis, might go to jail for what he did with papers and such.

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moviebuff82 commented about Parsippany Cinema 12 on Mar 18, 2008 at 12:50 pm

Recently outside the theater, there is a newly made sign saying Clearview Cinemas 12, and it’s more attractive than the mighty rockaway building. The font used in the sign is similar to the one in succasunna. The font used in the Mansfield still uses the original logo and not the new one with the filmstrip next to it. The slogan for this chain is true…people are avoiding the high priced chains like AMC in favor of smaller ones like Clearview, which will soon nearly equip all of their profitable theaters into digital venues while keeping prices a half buck lower than AMC and Regal. Since the AMC opened, traffic around the Route 46 area has slowed down, but has built up a bit since DLP was installed at this theater. Same could be said for Succasunna and other theaters.

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moviebuff82 commented about Parsippany Cinema 12 on Mar 18, 2008 at 12:45 pm

FYI, Narnia 2 will be in DLP and advance tickets are on sale as well as those Met Opera HD shows that the Rockaway lacks!! The Met HD shows are also playing at other Clearviews with DLP, and they’ll charging around like $22, which is like a bargain to Opera fans but not for moviegoers!!!

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moviebuff82 commented about Sparta Theatre on Mar 18, 2008 at 12:43 pm

in mid-april…

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Mar 18, 2008 at 12:43 pm

just like when AMC had in the past back when stadium seating was a few years in its infancy…recently I was on the theater’s tickets site and found that advance ticketing is now on sale for the next Narnia movie. The first one I saw in one of the Succsunna’s newer theaters, theater #9, which will show the next film in DLP. Checking the rockaway showtimes, it’s not in DLP but in plain old 35mm. Pretty soon they’ll have sales for upcoming summer blockbusters, and hopefully the new Batman will be showing in that new IMAX screen!!! Not to mention Kung Fu Panda as well!!! FYI, the next indiana jones, which will return to rockaway after three movies at the old rockaway, will be presented in 35mm, not in DLP, since it’s the way the director wanted it to be. Last summer proved to be a busy one for Rockaway as it made more money than Parsippany due to its size and price. Parsippany, on the other hand, showed most of their summer hits in digital and sometimes showed an Indian film, which Rockaway rarely does since the last movie playing there to be in Indian was The Namesake, which bombed moreso at the Rockaway theater than any Clearview theater, some of which have still running the movie. Pretty soon the Newton theater will reopen, and that would take away some of the Rockaway moviegoers who drive down Route 15 to this big theater!!!

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moviebuff82 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Mar 18, 2008 at 12:08 pm

I think it means all of the apes movies. There are five, and the remake won’t be shown, thank god.

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moviebuff82 commented about Newton Theatre on Mar 18, 2008 at 12:07 pm

thanks for the update, peter? What movies will be playing there, and what will be new at the theater? Here’s a link to upcoming films this coming april…
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moviebuff82 commented about Plan for Regal, AMC, Cinemark to go all digital on Mar 18, 2008 at 11:32 am

Yesterday’s purchase of Bear Stearns by JPMorgan Chase is similiar to Clearview’s buyout from Cablevision nearly ten summers ago this year, a month before the chain was set to open its newest theater and the only clearview with the most screens, the Mansfield 15 (later shortened to 14). Originally made by Nelson Furman and completed by Clearview, this theater finally got digital projection in half of its 14 screens, a year after its sister theaters in Morris County with 10 or more screens got the same systems from Technicolor Digital/Real 3D/DLP/Dolby digital cinema. At the time of the purchase, Cablevision’s stock was more expensive than Clearview, and after buying the Wiz (closed), Rangers, Knicks, and the Garden, not to mention the legendary Radio City and Beacon Theatres, the stock tanked due to languishing debt. Since the mid-2000’s, the company has rebounded due to growth in its highly profitable cable business and attendance at its venues. They even bought those Voom HD channels from the failed venue. Recently there were rumors that Cablevision might spin off its Rainbow Media group (which also includes the now hot AMC movie channel plus WE and Fuse) into a separate entity. But with this credit crisis/recession whatever, that might not happen.

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moviebuff82 commented about Regal to possibly end newspaper listings on Mar 17, 2008 at 12:24 pm

I used to go to a Regal cinema, the Hadley 16 over in South Plainfield. I went there to see “Hulk”, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, back in 2003 and 2005. For “Hulk”, me and my respite group were very late for the show since the movie started on time rather than the previews, and this was before regal united with other chains to show the digital preshow now known as “First Look”. I was a bit upset. But after seeing “Charlie” at Succasunna first and then seeing it again at the larger Hadley theater, I didn’t mind at all. The only gripe was that the sound was Dolby and not digital and that the projection was so-so. I prefer AMC over Regal and I never been to a Cinemark theater since those places are far away. As for movie listings, Cinemascore keeps track of the showtimes for the local papers, and they are almost accurate. If a theater’s showtimes are not listed, then they tell you to call the theater for more info or go to the website. Nowadays there are fewer movie ads in the papers and one reason why the newspapers are going up in price. Why pay .50 to 1.00 when you can get it for free by internet, or if you don’t have it, by phone!!! For regal and loews theaters owned by AMC, dial 1-800 Fandango or fandango.com. For other chains, go to moviefone.com and/or movietickets.com. THat’s the way of the future. Even Cablevision has a somewhat accurate version of Hollywood.tv on its cable service.

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moviebuff82 commented about Succasunna Cinema 10 on Mar 17, 2008 at 4:08 am

Check this article out…
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pretty good piece on how a movie theater can be used for religious purposes during the morning hours!!!

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moviebuff82 commented about Plan for Regal, AMC, Cinemark to go all digital on Mar 16, 2008 at 7:57 am

and improve the presentation.

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moviebuff82 commented about 10,000 Screens to be converted to show 3-D movies on Mar 14, 2008 at 11:41 am

Even though 35mm is still being used, 70mm is making a comeback. Samsara will be the first film shot in true giant widescreen since Baraka, and IMAX versions of blockbuster movies have added lots of money to the regular versions that play in theaters. My local AMC in Rockaway is converting one of its screens to an IMAX MPX theater, using a digital version of what will likely be the longest running 70mm film format of all time.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Mar 14, 2008 at 11:28 am

That’s nice of them. They’re the biggest posters of movies I’ve seen in a Morris County theater. They put the posters on the front and sides of the theater, just not the back of it right by Route 80, where motorists would pay too much attention on the posters and less on the road. Inside the theater, there is a very big chandelier that looks like a shining star, and there are two floors…one for the public to enter and one for the employees to work the projection rooms. The elevator is only for employees and not costumers. One thing that would be missed if a theater was converted to IMAX would be the lack of seating for the disabled, but AMC might put some gaps for those wheelchairs near the front of the screen.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Mar 13, 2008 at 6:51 pm

i bet the theater pays lots of money for those big posters.

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moviebuff82 commented about As economy dives, Hollywood thrives on Mar 13, 2008 at 11:53 am

I for one reason went to like 15 or so movies, mostly during the summer season when most people go to the movies. THat was last year. This year, I’ve seen around 5 or so, and for the summer there will be fewer threequels as Indiana Jones comes back. I’ll probably see that, as well as The Dark Knight in IMAX, and Iron Man. I’m a busy worker at a CVS, so I try to go the movies during days when attendance is slow, such as a sunday afternoon when everyone else is watching sports on their HDTVs. Unlike sports, movies are commercial free and don’t have intermissions like they used to anymore, which can be a pain but if you go with someone and have to go to the bathroom, when you come back, the person will tell you what you’ve been missing.

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moviebuff82 commented about Plan for Regal, AMC, Cinemark to go all digital on Mar 13, 2008 at 11:48 am

I first saw a digital movie in a theater by seeing “Nightmare Before Xmas 3D” at the Jersey Gardens 20 in Elizabeth back when digital 3D was not a major thing. The picture was sharp and the sound good, but the brightness was a bit dark…due in part to the dark shaded Real D glasses. The next showing was a DLP showing of Ratatouille at the AMC Garden State 16 in Paramus. Since i didn’t get to sit near the guardrail, I sat in the lower seats, and the picture was brighter and the sound great, but it was not sharp. The third and last movie I saw in DLP was “National Treasure 2” in Succasunna in Technicolor Digital Cinema, and the picture and sound was good (a little quiet at times), and the titles and credits were sharp while the action was a bit blurry. Out of all the presentations, the Technicolor DC was the best. Currently nearly every popular Clearview theater except the smaller ones have half or some screens equipped with this technology, and Clearview is doing the right thing. Look at what Beowulf (and Hanna Montana) did for the digital industry. The only movies that lure people away from their homes that they can’t get on bluray, DVD or TV are movies that are shown in IMAX 3-D, IMAX, and digital 3-D. Heck, some theaters are showing films in a format that even the latest HDTVs cant produce, 4K.

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moviebuff82 commented about Plan for Regal, AMC, Cinemark to go all digital on Mar 12, 2008 at 3:28 pm

yup. just like vinyl and vhs and analog tv.