Comments from markp

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markp commented about Amboy Multiplex Cinemas on Jun 24, 2017 at 7:22 am

The sinkhole is in the center of the concession area in the area where the attendants would have served you and where all the storage cabinets in the middle area was.

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markp commented about Linden Twin Cinema I & II on Jun 21, 2017 at 6:35 pm

I do. Those snipes really took a beating. Theatre kinda sucked as a 5 plex

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markp commented about Amboy Multiplex Cinemas on Jun 20, 2017 at 1:14 pm

I keep saying a nice 3 or 4 screen drive-in would be a big hit on this site. It once was a huge drive-in.

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markp commented about Amboy Multiplex Cinemas on Jun 20, 2017 at 5:22 am

I highly doubt after 12 years that this place will ever reopen. I was a projectionist here from 1984 till 2005.

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markp commented about Blue Star 1-4 Cinemas on Jun 20, 2017 at 5:15 am

I started there as a part time projectionist during the run of this movie.

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markp commented about Woodbridge General Cinemas II on Jun 20, 2017 at 5:13 am

I ran both of those movies there.

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jun 14, 2017 at 10:18 pm

Just finished watching Interstellar on fx and it brought back a flood of memories when I saw this movie here in 70MM. I could still picture myself and my wife sitting there with the awesome bright picture and amazing audio.

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markp commented about Woodbridge General Cinemas II on Jun 10, 2017 at 2:36 pm

40 years ago today this theatre reopened as a General Cinema with Rollercoaster in sensurround. It had closed in early January 1977 as a Walter Reade Theatre. I remember putting the titles up on the marquee early in the morning as our marquee letters had just arrived the day before.

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markp commented about Greenburgh Multiplex Cinemas on Jun 6, 2017 at 1:43 pm

Small Theatres. At the Amboys Multiplex where I worked for 21 years, we had theatres that seated 265 each AFTER they were split in half. How times have changed.

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markp commented about Cort Theatre Projection Room on May 31, 2017 at 8:45 am

I know this guy. But seriously, Ive known him since the early 80’s. I ran that equipment in the Rahway Theatre in the 90’s and 2000’s.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex on May 22, 2017 at 7:17 pm

It also premiered the same day at the General Cinema Menlo Park Twin in Edison NJ. Lines at that theatre stretched all the way down Lafayette Ave to Roosevelt Park. I know this because I soon would be working there.

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markp commented about Commack Multiplex Cinemas on May 22, 2017 at 7:15 pm

Coate, Ive seen many of your posts. I’m sorry I couldn’t provide exact dates. You do a great service to all of us CT readers.

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markp commented about Commack Multiplex Cinemas on May 22, 2017 at 8:51 am

Coate, I was a projectionist for NA in NJ at the Amboys Multiplex for 21 years. If they followed the pattern of splits/additions like they did at ours, then it was probably every two years. Ours opened as a 6 in 79. 2 were added in 81. 2 more in 83. 2 more in 85, and 2 were split in 87 to get us to 14.

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markp commented about Ritz Theatre on May 13, 2017 at 3:47 pm

A few weeks ago there were 2 huge genie lifts parked outside the building. I was thinking maybe they were taking molds of the ceiling dome to use in the new building. There are also a few holes cut into the roof. I hope construction starts soon on the new building.

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markp commented about Strand Theatre on May 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Yes they sure did ruin all the Wildwood theatres. They ruin everything they touch.

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markp commented about Radio City Music Hall on May 1, 2017 at 5:18 pm

HowardBHass, I’m sure it was DCP. I wasn’t there, I was working, but given that 35mm seems like a curse these days, I’m sure it was digital.

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markp commented about Bridgeton Drive-In on May 1, 2017 at 9:49 am

Mr_Film, those were the days. The drive ins and dollar houses always had the double features with the main feature run twice. I remember my father who was secretary of IATSE local 379 had to see someone at one of the drive ins, and they were showing “Woodstock” and “Prudence and the Pill” together, and “Woodstock” was shown twice.

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markp commented about Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Apr 22, 2017 at 5:16 pm

My wife does day work on
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and is a wardrobe attendant on Broadway Bandstand at the Bernard Jacobs.

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markp commented about Showcase Cinema de Lux Ridge Hill on Apr 15, 2017 at 11:11 pm

According to news reports there was a fatal shooting at this theatre last night

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markp commented about Kings Theatre on Apr 12, 2017 at 3:19 pm

Sad to say, but I was really looking forward to seeing a show at the Kings, but now I will have to think twice.

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markp commented about Loew's State Theatre on Apr 12, 2017 at 3:13 pm

I must admit it was better when all the grind houses were there.

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markp commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Apr 1, 2017 at 1:40 am

Guess the wiz bangs that run the equipment never heard of Lens adjust which is on every digital projector, or changing the xenon bulb that probably has a few thousand hours on it.

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markp commented about AMC Garden State 16 on Apr 1, 2017 at 1:37 am

Good old management run projection at its best

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markp commented about Amboy Multiplex Cinemas on Mar 29, 2017 at 7:39 pm

While I agree with you about not going in there, thanks for the photos, particularly the projection room. I spent 21 years working in that booth. The theater you took the photo with no screen has to be either 8 or 14. We removed those screens in dec 2008 to take to the Ritz in Elizabeth. I think a lot of the water damage is from the fact vandals have stripped the a/c units on the roof.

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markp commented about Loew's State Theatre on Mar 27, 2017 at 8:34 am

Mikeoaklandpark, I remember also getting the NY papers to see the ads and showtimes of all the theatres. That’s something that’s missing these days. And its sad how many of the grand old palaces in NY and Philly as well as NJ have all been demolished.