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moviebuff82 commented about Lowest rated Oscar telecast on Feb 29, 2008 at 11:28 am

Can’t wait to see if Indy wins best picture for Mr. Speilberg, who hasn’t won an oscar in 15 years!!! If he wins, then ratings will skyrocket from this year.

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moviebuff82 commented about Morris Plains Drive-In on Feb 29, 2008 at 11:26 am

that must’ve been some big space for such a drive-in.

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moviebuff82 commented about Looking back at "The Day After" on Feb 28, 2008 at 2:56 pm

a year later, red dawn came out.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Fullerton 20 on Feb 26, 2008 at 2:20 pm

this was the site of a stabbing that occured during a showing of a horror movie on the same night as the oscars.

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moviebuff82 commented about Looking back at "The Day After" on Feb 26, 2008 at 12:23 pm

yuppers. Out of all the cities, I like the one in which the ship blows up the white house.

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moviebuff82 commented about Looking back at "The Day After" on Feb 26, 2008 at 11:39 am

To this day, the idea of nuclear war still exists in the minds of TV producers. Look at the last season of “24”, in one of the episodes, a big explosion that eerily looks like something out of Hiroshima occurs. Even theatrical movies have used it, mostly in sci-fi movies set in the future, such as Terminator 2 and its TV series sequel, The Sarah Connor Chronicles. If the TV movie “The Day After” were remade for post 9/11 audiences, then the planes carrying the bombs will be from Iran but the city will still be the same.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Feb 24, 2008 at 10:58 am

on a brighter note, the AMC in Rockaway is selling newer snacks other than popcorn, such as frooti tooties for the kiddies and Nestle Ice Cream, in order to make more profit. Remember, concession sales are number 1 at this theater in line with ticket sales. Maybe in the near future they will sell the pizza that older theaters have!!!

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Feb 24, 2008 at 10:52 am

went to see “Spiderwick” in theater #11, very well behaved crowd. One issue that I should mention is that there are a bunch of imperfections on the projection screen, not the film. This makes watching bright scenes annoying, but darker scenes are ok. The sound system was pretty good. The only splice occured near the end of the film, but it didn’t distract the sound system. I sat one row above the front-row seating for a better view, and the film projection was very sharp and there was no masking issues. Too bad AMC won’t have IMAX just in time for Kung Fu Panda. BTW, how’s the installation going on the new IMAX digital? I can’t wait to see it!!!

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Feb 23, 2008 at 12:52 pm

Today was the first time an oscar movie marathon has played in an AMC in Rockaway. What was the experience like…I couldn’t come due to the bad weather, but was it crowded, and how was presentation and service? Let me know tomorrow.

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moviebuff82 commented about Radio City Music Hall on Feb 23, 2008 at 12:51 pm

he’s not as well known as the rockettes, I suppose.

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moviebuff82 commented about The Eighth Wonder of the World turns 75! on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:45 am

I agree. King Kong, even though its showing its age, still provides thrills and chills!!!

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moviebuff82 commented about The Eighth Wonder of the World turns 75! on Feb 19, 2008 at 11:35 am

I can’t make it…I’ll probably rent it from Netflix on regular DVD, since all versions of Kong are not on Bluray. The 2005 remake was one of the first big HD-DVD titles during the format’s heyday and came packed in with the HD-DVD drive for the Xbox 360. It was also made into a video game for all systems. Donkey Kong took inspiration from the movie, as well as Rampage. The movie was also colorized (1933) and shown heavily on Ted Turner’s channels, since Time Warner now owns the rights to the movie, once owned by RKO. Followed by a sequel, Son of Kong, which didn’t do well as the first one. Referenced in many popular songs, as well as parodied in TV ads. Without King Kong, there would’ve been no Cloverfield.

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moviebuff82 commented about Radio City Music Hall on Feb 17, 2008 at 7:33 am

Some of these musicians haven’t survived, and younger musicians have filled in those orchestra seats, continuing the tradition of bringing great music to the Christmas Spectaculars. When will Radio City show a movie again? Last one I heard was the Die Hard event last summer. I’d like to see Indiana Jones play its world premiere at this theater, even if it plays at the Ziegfeld.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Feb 17, 2008 at 7:01 am

How long is the lease at this theatre? The originals had like 20 year leases that were not extended. And I read a report that says AMC’s profit was down a bit in the 4Q from the 3rd quarter as ticket prices went up. This weekend’s box office looks a bit dissapointing. Good thing AMC still uses the A.M. Cinema program in Rockaway providing $6 showings rather than Parsippany, which charges the second highest matinee pricing in the area!

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moviebuff82 commented about The Eighth Wonder of the World turns 75! on Feb 17, 2008 at 6:58 am

I agree. I hope they don’t remake Star Wars or ET or Close Encounters or worse, the Matrix!!!

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex on Feb 16, 2008 at 7:58 pm

thanks for changing the status of the theater, CT. I wonder what will become of this now barren building. I guess a million people visited this theater during its 42 year run.

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moviebuff82 commented about The Eighth Wonder of the World turns 75! on Feb 16, 2008 at 7:56 pm

I’ve seen the 1976 version as well as the 2005 version, but not the 1933 version. The 2005 version stays true to the original and has some pretty good effects. Between King Kong and Godzilla, I’d say King Kong has the edge in movie culture.

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moviebuff82 commented about Radio City Music Hall on Feb 16, 2008 at 7:28 pm

Oh sorry….which musician has performed the most at the hall? I’d say probably Elton John.

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moviebuff82 commented about Yesterday's outage on Feb 14, 2008 at 1:34 pm

i was worried about that..hopefully someone would respond to my comments this weekend while the theater editing policy thing goes on.

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moviebuff82 commented about New Theater Editing Policy on Feb 14, 2008 at 11:43 am

You’re right. Cinema Treasures existed way before Wikipedia changed the way we read info about stuff. Wikipedia doesn’t even have a listing for Clearview Cinemas, it’s only mentioned once in the Cablevision wiki. There are wikis for other theater chains as well.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Clifton Commons 16 on Feb 13, 2008 at 12:06 pm

One of several sites playing Hannah Montana in 3D.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews East Hanover 12 on Feb 13, 2008 at 12:01 pm

Later this year this theater will turn 15 years old. A few years after opening in 1993, other loews locations in North Jersey adopted the Star Design, which is still in use today even with people now wearing AMC uniforms as well as the trailers. Both this theater and the Succasunna theater owned by Clearview are near the start and end of Route 10, respectively. Both have sloped down seating but Clearview has the advantage with digital projection (even though they have no morning prices). What will the next 15 years bring for this struggling theater? Only time will tell…

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Starplex Ridgefield Park 12 on Feb 13, 2008 at 11:55 am

Last spring of 2007, the theater was closed for awhile because of a methane gas leak. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Loews' second theater in Bergen County, several years after the opening of the Showboat Quad in nearby Edgewater, and I’ve read blogs online that say that this theater is not a true AMC theater, as it’s now called. Only a few Loews locations that have stadium seating, an IMAX theater attached to it, or huge crowds survive after AMC buys these locations. It was nearby the site of a fatal crash near the 80/95 interchange where some high school kids were killed trying to cross the road.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex on Feb 12, 2008 at 5:15 pm

i agree with you.

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moviebuff82 commented about New Theater Editing Policy on Feb 12, 2008 at 4:47 pm

The main opposition against CT is a site called CinemaTour, and there are other sites that want to be the next site tracking old places…CinemaTour’s info is very accurate even though it doesn’t have the new policy like C Treasures does.