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moviebuff82 commented about Do HDTV owners prefer movie theaters? on Mar 14, 2007 at 9:17 am

Going to the theaters offers an experience that’s better than just dozing off watching a movie on a tv screen.

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moviebuff82 commented about Travolta steps up for film causes on Mar 12, 2007 at 11:28 pm

You’re right.

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moviebuff82 commented about Travolta steps up for film causes on Mar 12, 2007 at 11:14 am

I mean John Travolta’s films have been stinkers lately, not until WIld Hogs came out. Same goes for the three other co-stars.

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moviebuff82 commented about Travolta steps up for film causes on Mar 12, 2007 at 9:52 am

This past weekend, I went to see “Wild Hogs”. This movie has brought back John Travolta’s career from the dead, and guarantees him a good sequel. Hopefully there won’t be any more bad weather to delay the restoration of that historic theater in the area affected by the recent tornadoes in Ocala, Florida. When I read this story upon checking out this website, I was happy to read that Mr. Travolta, although from Jersey, premiered his film for a cause, which is quite rare in most Hollywood premieres these days. Let’s hope it stays that way with future VIP events and other gala events.

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moviebuff82 commented about Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 on Mar 11, 2007 at 3:21 am

you mean the AMC’s 25 screens, BobT. BTW, which theater does more business, the AMC or Regal? I’d say AMC since it’s the most popular theater in America. Could CLearview be next if Regal doesn’t make any money on the theater?

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moviebuff82 commented about Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 on Mar 10, 2007 at 9:05 am

I’ve been to a REG theater (the one in South Plainfield) and the seats there are pretty good, it’s that the sound and picture aren’t that great…is this true for the E-Walk now that Regal took over. Looks like this theater will close for good in the future because AMC Empire 25 is getting all the good stuff (digital projection, classic movies, indies)…they should put a sports arena in there or a mall.

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moviebuff82 commented about Succasunna Cinema 10 on Mar 10, 2007 at 8:35 am

Went back to this theater with a group of young adults from the SCARC “Yacht Club” program (designed for young adults 18+ to go on trips like this one) after going to several Rockaway showings and the difference is huge. The projection and sound were excellent, there were no pre-show ads (maybe Clearview is getting ready to roll out the digital pre-show after that huge extension with Screenvision), and the seating remained the same the last time I visited there. Clearview is doing a good job for their moviegoing program. Rather than just get points off of tickets, I can get points off buying concessions, too. Plus tickets here are a bit cheaper than AMC’s, and they have a classics program. After the monstrosity that was AMC Rockaway 16, Succasunna is still alive.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex on Mar 8, 2007 at 1:08 pm

Here’s a recent article regarding the tenplex’s replacement…
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May 25 is the scheduled date for the opening, which will be attached to the mall instead of being a standalone theater like the current theater. Will it be better than Rockaway? Hopefully it will be for Paramus moviegoers who have to drive to Edgewater, Ridgefield Park, or West Nyack for their big screen fix.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Wayne 14 on Mar 8, 2007 at 1:03 pm

Here’s a list of movies that played in 70mm at this theater:
“Gandhi” 1/21/1983
“E.T.” 2/18/1983
“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” 5/23/1984
“2010” 12/7/1984
“Dune” 12/14/1984
“A Chorus Line” 12/10/1985
“Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” 11/26/1986
“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” 5/24/1989
“Dick Tracy” 6/15/1990
“Far and Away” 5/22/1992
“Hoffa” 12/25/1992

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moviebuff82 commented about Cinema 46 on Mar 8, 2007 at 11:57 am

Breaking news….the CompUSA which replaced the old movie theater will be closing this year…so much for a so-so computer store that took over a popular location…maybe the movies should come back there….too bad OfficeMax is still popular where the old GC Totowa Cinema was located. The last movie I saw at that theater was “Hook”, which was an ok movie to see in a small auditorium in Totowa, where there was no 70mm version. According to fromscripttodvd.com, the last 70mm movie that played there was the box office flop The Black Cauldron, Disney’s first PG-rated cartoon.

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moviebuff82 commented about Menlo Park Twin Cinema on Mar 6, 2007 at 4:05 pm

I don’t know; when did it get certified by THX?

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Mar 6, 2007 at 3:45 pm

When 300 opens this weekend, please post any info regarding the presentation of the film, which will look a bit different than those commercials advertising the film that were shown in HD. The film will play on three screens (probably the two big auditoriums and the third biggest) at the theater with normal 35mm projection and Dolby Digital EX surround sound with a running time of nearly 2 hours (not including the AMC Moviewatcher Network stuff as well as the trailers).

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moviebuff82 commented about Menlo Park Twin Cinema on Mar 6, 2007 at 3:40 pm

yes.

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moviebuff82 commented about Paramus Drive-In on Mar 4, 2007 at 8:59 am

Years after the theater closed, the movies are returning to the Plaza in a much different form, this time a 16-plex slated to open in the spring of this year. When that happens, I will post the Garden State 16 on this site. Hopefully it will be much better than the aging Route 4 Tenplex, which has outlasted all of its nearby cinema competition (Paramus Picture Show, Route 17 Triplex, and Bergen Mall) as the most popular multiplex in Paramus.

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moviebuff82 commented about Clifton Theatre on Mar 4, 2007 at 8:55 am

Thanks for that photo!! This was back in the days before TV lured people away from theaters like the Clifton theater, which was mentioned in a recent issue of Clifton Merchant, the town’s magazine. From its humble beginnings as a popular place for Hollywood’s Golden Age to showing blockbusters on a large screen to its status as a popular hangout for urban moviegoers to its fateful end as a transformation to a Walgreen’s, the Clifton Theater was the first theater to open in Clifton that paved the way for other theaters in the surrounding area, mostly the still open Allwood Sixplex, which is much nicer but smaller than the Clifton Quad.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Mar 3, 2007 at 4:16 pm

went to see terabithia, decent presentation that was a bit out of focus and some channels in the surround sound were out of phase. any word on when digital projection is coming to this theater? i can’t hardly wait!

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moviebuff82 commented about Menlo Park Twin Cinema on Feb 28, 2007 at 12:29 am

Was that screening crowded when Alien came out?

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moviebuff82 commented about Digital Cinema and You on Feb 26, 2007 at 11:34 am

‘nuff said.

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moviebuff82 commented about Menlo Park Twin Cinema on Feb 26, 2007 at 8:53 am

Probably.

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moviebuff82 commented about Menlo Park Twin Cinema on Feb 26, 2007 at 5:57 am

I use that site and read that some of the theaters I used to go to, such as those in Wayne and Paramus, used to have 70mm screens that have been chopped up into smaller 35mm screens.

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moviebuff82 commented about Menlo Park Twin Cinema on Feb 25, 2007 at 4:18 pm

Wished the rockaway 16 had 70mm rather than the blurry 35mm.

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moviebuff82 commented about Menlo Park Twin Cinema on Feb 25, 2007 at 11:18 am

what was the difference between those two formats?

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moviebuff82 commented about Menlo Park Twin Cinema on Feb 25, 2007 at 5:08 am

When I was young, I remember reading the showtimes and already knew that the movie was playing on a lot of screens (e.g., Loews Wayne).

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moviebuff82 commented about Menlo Park Twin Cinema on Feb 25, 2007 at 12:21 am

that’s kinda weird since most movies nowadays can be played on two or three screens; was “Star Wars” the first movie to play on multiple screens because of its increasing popularity?

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moviebuff82 commented about Digital Cinema and You on Feb 24, 2007 at 10:11 am

I agree with you, vic. Look at how a THX certified theater can have excellent projection while having decent sound. The only Clearview Cinema in my area to have digital is its most famous: The Ziegfeld Theater. They also have sharper projectors at their local theaters, which gives them a bit of an advantage over their larger competition.