Comments from markp

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markp commented about State Theater on Mar 17, 2015 at 4:54 pm

Just passed the 44th anniversary of this theatre closing down forever (3/15/71)

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markp commented about Radio City Music Hall on Mar 12, 2015 at 11:15 am

I noticed the booth looked dark. No film on this show I guess. Im just thankful my wife got called to work the show since her Broadway show closed in January. This ol projectionist doesn’t have much to do these days. Would still love to see your magnificent booth someday. You guys keep up the good work.

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markp commented about Times Square Theatre on Mar 11, 2015 at 8:26 am

Lets hope for that. Went by it just last night.

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markp commented about Radio City Music Hall on Mar 11, 2015 at 8:21 am

Went to the dress rehersal of the spring spectacular last night. It is in a word, “spectacular.” The costumes were awesome, the rain scene was incredible, and the statue of liberty, while I feel is a bit too large, was amazing as well. One downer was the video wall used for the 3D effect as well as other portions in the show, I could see some seams and some squares were brighter than others. (This coming from a former projectionist with over 37 years expeirience) And to be fair I was in the 2nd row from the stage. But otherwise, a job well done and a truely great show. Perhaps the start of a new annual tradition.

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markp commented about Lafayette Theatre on Mar 8, 2015 at 6:15 pm

I was thinking the same thing as mdvoskin. But in fairness, its still not as bad as the page for the amc rockaway 16. In fairness, movieguy is just passionate about the theatre and I cannot fault him for that.

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markp commented about Loew's Victoria Theatre on Mar 6, 2015 at 5:01 pm

Thank goodness. Still hope it can be saved.

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markp commented about Loew's Victoria Theatre on Mar 5, 2015 at 8:23 pm

Matt, it was posted earlier the auditorium is demolishede. Are you saying it still there? Or just the lobby as has been previously posted.

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markp commented about New City Cinemas on Mar 3, 2015 at 11:10 am

Jack, I use to clean the screens at this theatre. You cant believe what an abortion it is.

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markp commented about Plainfield Edison Drive-In on Feb 21, 2015 at 10:08 pm

Oh yes I remember that popcorn room very well. Thankfully when I worked there the manager put whoever he didnt like or who was under age to work long hours back there. I only did a few shifts back there in my years there.

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markp commented about Deer Lake Drive-In on Feb 21, 2015 at 7:56 am

I passed this drive-in many times on my way to see my best friend up in Shamokin. Such a shame it has been demolished. He worked there a few times in the 80’s.

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markp commented about Plainfield Edison Drive-In on Feb 20, 2015 at 4:18 pm

I cant stand 3D. I was the last projectionist to work at Menlo Park. I started there during Star Wars.

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markp commented about Plainfield Edison Drive-In on Feb 20, 2015 at 7:39 am

By all means, keep rambling. I do it all the time, having been a projectionist for over 39 years. I had a good friend who worked here in the late 70’s, at the same time I worked at the Menlo Park and Woodbridge Twins. We would always let their staff in for free and they would let ours in for free. Those old theatres and drive ins beat any multiplex of today.

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markp commented about Movies at The Market Fair 10 on Feb 17, 2015 at 11:35 am

UATC08, I worked on the AMC conversion in Mountainside NJ from end of May to end of Aug 2014. 10 screens. They completely gutted and remodeled the entire place in that time, while keeping at least 4 screens open at all times. Im sure once AMC has their plans finalized, you will see this place redone in 2 to 3 months tops.

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markp commented about United Palace of Cultural Arts on Feb 12, 2015 at 1:04 pm

theatrefan, is there any link to that show on youtube or somewhere else?

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markp commented about Loew's Paradise Theatre on Feb 11, 2015 at 7:32 am

DaveM, thats different than the way they did the Jersey in Jersey City. There, they dropped the wall down from the balcony cutting off the front part of the orchestra. They split the area under the balcony for cinema 2 & 3, and the balcony became cinema 1. All the seats in the front orchestra were removed.

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markp commented about Kings Theatre on Feb 8, 2015 at 4:08 pm

With all the wonderful photos of the newly opened Kings, can we get a photo on the page showing that, instead of the plastic covered chairs? I think the Kings deserves it.

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markp commented about Kings Theatre on Feb 7, 2015 at 7:40 pm

Great Job Bill. Sorry I had to miss it.

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markp commented about Kings Theatre on Feb 7, 2015 at 9:40 am

Well maybe another time. I got called into work for……you guessede it, 12 noon. Maybe I will get here to see a concert in the near future. If someone can post photos, it would be great.

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markp commented about Ritz Theater on Feb 1, 2015 at 6:49 am

walterk, Happy New year. I havent been by the Ritz lately, as I was very sick most of January. My wife said the block across the street from the parking lot has been completely demolished. As the weather warms I will swing by and check on the progress.

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markp commented about Kings Theatre on Jan 28, 2015 at 3:57 pm

@Jeffrey1955, yours are cut off to the right also. Maybe its my screen setting. @Matt Lambros, thanks so much. My wife and I hope to make it.

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markp commented about Kings Theatre on Jan 28, 2015 at 9:48 am

LuisV, your comment above is cut off to the right. What is going on Saturday Feb 7th? Is it a tour of the theate?? I would love to go if it is.

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markp commented about Los Angeles Theatre on Jan 21, 2015 at 5:56 am

Oh Im sorry I missed it. I’ll have to try and catch it if they ever repeat it.

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markp commented about Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas on Jan 16, 2015 at 1:40 pm

This theatre, along with the Amboys Multiplex Cinemas, were built and opened at the same time. Amboys closed 10 years ago this coming May after the lobby floor caved in. Its a shame this one is gonna close. Hope something good happens to it. The Amboys is just sitting there rotting away.

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markp commented about Count Basie Theatre on Jan 13, 2015 at 10:30 pm

The 35mm print of “Interstellar” looked and sounded FANTASTIC tonight. And of course all my changeovers were flawless. I havent lost a step in 35 years.

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markp commented about Paramount Theater on Jan 13, 2015 at 10:27 pm

Patsy, you think these two are bad, you should see the pictures of the Proctors Theatre in Newark.