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markp commented about Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 on Jan 10, 2016 at 7:26 am

We finished the run of Hateful 8 on thursday night, Jan 7. I am very proud to sat that the print went out in the same pristine condition it arrived in back on Dec 23.

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markp commented about Count Basie Theatre on Jan 1, 2016 at 4:06 am

I highly doubt it HowardBHaas. As the house projectionist I can almost guarentee they with be digital or blu ray. Too much money to ship the film and pay me to inspect them. With the other format all I do is start them. I dont even load them. Yup, welcome to the world of digital.

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markp commented about AMC Garden State 16 on Dec 28, 2015 at 4:02 pm

Gee the print is already scratched? Amazing. Im projecting it at the E Walk in NYC and it doesnt have a scratch yet. Good ol AMC.

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markp commented about Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 on Dec 26, 2015 at 5:31 pm

Al Alvarez, Im glad you enjoyed the quality presentation on screen. Im a little disappointed there is no top or bottom masking but the tech did a good job to make the plate look good. Im taking great pain to make sure that print stays in the condition it is now. I am only there for 2 weeks as the projectionist, but so far our theatre is one of only a handful, and the only one in NYC with no problems. I hope to keep it that way.

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markp commented about AMC Neshaminy 24 Theatres on Dec 26, 2015 at 12:58 pm

The only problem with using the top down masking would be that you would have lost a lot of the side of the frame. 70MM is supposed to look like a piece of ribbon on the screen. Wide and stretched out. And its funny you mention “Far and Away.” That was the last 70mm I ran until this week.

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markp commented about Amboy Multiplex Cinemas on Dec 26, 2015 at 6:45 am

Theatre was built on fill in 1979. Time to sue had long passed by.

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markp commented about AMC Neshaminy 24 Theatres on Dec 26, 2015 at 6:43 am

I have two comments to make Cinedelphia. One, I am one of 2 projectionists at the Regal E Walk in NYC for the 70mm run. No theatre is equipped for top and bottom masking as no one has used 70 in years. Lenses were all built brand new for this movie. And as far as the equipment couldnt fit, thats BS. If they ran 35 in this theatre they can run 70. Same size equipment. AMC has been having issues all over. They lost a show at Lincoln Square. My theatre has had the best reviews in NYC. And we are showing it in the second largest house in the complex.

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markp commented about Loew's State Theatre on Dec 23, 2015 at 6:17 pm

I was just talking about this place with someone today. I was in here twice in my life, both on school trips. The first time to see “Doctor Doolittle” when it was a single. Then a while later “Oliver” after it was twinned.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Palisades Center 21 on Dec 20, 2015 at 8:08 am

I worked at City Center for a short time after the retrofit. They did a quality job. Moved the screen up about 30 feet closer and lost 120 seats, but it was nice. Havent been there in 10 years since I left.

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markp commented about Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 on Dec 20, 2015 at 8:05 am

Thank you NYer. I will post on here if I get it.

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markp commented about Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 on Dec 19, 2015 at 11:22 am

70MM installed for “Hateful 8”. I am awaiting word on if I will be one of the projectionists there for the run.

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markp commented about AMC Garden State 16 on Dec 14, 2015 at 1:20 pm

Yup. And I cant wait to see how long it takes for the dopes running the booth will blow up the print. I applied to 3 different companies looking for PROFESSIONAL projectionists with 70MM expierience. (which I had from the 80’s and 90’s) But no response, except from one one who told me he hired students from a vocational school. Yeah, Im sure theyre gonna know what their doing. Yup this ol timer is just gonna sit back and watch the horror stories light up the internet.

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markp commented about Benn Theatre on Dec 14, 2015 at 4:26 am

In my early days as a projectionist, I worked in some older theatres that we did the same thing. It was because the theatres did not install masking motors so the projectionist could operate it from the booth.

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markp commented about City Cinemas Cinema 1, 2, and 3 on Dec 11, 2015 at 12:13 pm

I was told, but could not confirm, that only 3 theatres in NYC getting it in 70. Lincoln Square, E Walk and Village East

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markp commented about City Cinemas Cinema 1, 2, and 3 on Dec 11, 2015 at 3:39 am

Glad you had a great time. Village East is getting it. I applied to be projectionist since they were looking for people with expierience, (39 years) and I had run 70MM in the 80’s and 90’s. I was told they hired kids from a vocational school. Lets watch that $15,000.00 print get trashed the first weekend.

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markp commented about City Cinemas Village East on Dec 1, 2015 at 10:54 am

I had a gentleman from Boston Light and Sound contact me but the work was in Boston for 3 weeks. Everything I would make would b e spent on hotel, etc. If it was NYC then thats a different story.

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markp commented about City Cinemas Village East on Dec 1, 2015 at 4:03 am

And here I am a 39 year veteran of projection who ran numerous 70MM shows in the 80’s and early 90’s, and I sit home unemployed and a part time stage hand. Damn digital.

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markp commented about Franklin Square Cinemas on Nov 28, 2015 at 1:46 pm

I was the screen cleaner for clearview for a few years from about 1997 till 2004. I must have cleaned many of the screens in your theatres.

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markp commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 13, 2015 at 5:34 am

rcdt55b, yes you described what I was seeing perfectly. Thats exactly what I said to the folks I was with, that it looked like 3 sections. Every time I leave, I always look up to the booth and always wish, although I know never possible, what it would be like to see the booth. My projection career of 38 years ended 2 years ago when digital took over. Now Im just a stagehand. Have a good show run.

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markp commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 12, 2015 at 6:28 pm

Saw the Christmas show tonight at 530pm. Awesome as usual. But its funny, even on the new screen, which was huge and awesome, from my seat JJ505 off aisle E, the image looked like 3 varying shades of brightness. Im wondering if its the 3D glasses causing me to see this???

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markp commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Nov 8, 2015 at 5:35 pm

And for that they are to be applauded.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Nov 6, 2015 at 10:39 am

I wonder if AMC even kept the 70MM projector. In most of their theatres they just rolled all film equipment right into the dumpsters.

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 1, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Hard to disagree with you alps. Im just happy that in my 38 years of full time projectionist I was able to run 35, 70, and 15/70 IMAX. The last 2 years have been hard for me, now being a stagehand, but as Ive been told, time marches on.

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 1, 2015 at 11:55 am

Trust me Mikeoaklandpark, Tarantino will want any theatre that can show it on 70mm to show it in 70mm. He hates digital. At his New Beverly Cinema out in California, the first thing he did when got full ownership was trash the digital projector.

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Oct 30, 2015 at 7:04 pm

walterk, I hope we can visit that place. I have not heard from them at all. I wonder if the stuff in the attic got saved. I would go see the hateful 8 with my wife after she gets out of Radio City, if they get it.