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I was a relief boogie-projectionist.
We all had to work there at some time.
Well, those days are gone.
Bob Seeling thought he would retire here. HAAA
Yes, this was a real theater, and I did work here.
This was my Sunday relief work in the late 70s. It was a nice place to relax and enjoy the little lake across the street. I gotta watch the video above again. I never saw the concession stand in it when I watched it before. Hmmm, okay, let’s watch it again…
I use to love this booth. The State and Los Angeles were my two favorite boothes on Broadway. This was a long, narrow and a deco booth. It was just comfortable.
What was strange about State is you had to walk to the corner of the street, walk North to another business, take an elevator upwards, get out, and from there you would open a door to enter the projection room. Hey, that was nice. Nobody could bug you up in the booth.
In the late 70s, I can remember we had a black and white projection tv that was operated from the booth and hit the main screen. Can you imagine? I think in the 40s, they would broadcast information about the war. Awesome Theater.
This place is so awesome. I am a pilot, so I really fell in love with this place. It is located on what used to be the Army/Air Force Mitchel Field. The museum is fabulous. Airplanes on the ground and hanging from the ceiling. They even have a real lunar orbiter.
This is the large IMAX, not the same kind of IMAX you see in a movie theater. When you walk in, you will see the huge clear windows. On the other side is the IMAX projection room. You can see everything that goes on in there. The guy inside is Jack.
Tell Jack hello for me. HAVE FUN!
William, did you see Carl’s movie, “Ricky Rosen’s Bar Mitzvah?”
They are still there? OMG Guess that explains why I am not there. Oh well, gotta find a new plan as the snow flies around me. My car got stuck, and I had to walk up the dirt road to my cabin. It is really snowing like crazy here tonight.
Jerry, how ya doing brother? Well, he left his message two and a half years ago. Oh well, it is the thought that counts.
William, boo-hoo. I should or wish I was. William, I left Strong and the hell of taking care of theaters in New Jersey and New York. I am in my cabin in the Poconos, PA, wondering what I will do when I finally grow up.
I left Strong a couple months ago. I did explain on the Movie City 8 page. Strong is only doing the digital part with Clearview. Clearview should stick with MSG and RCMH and sell the smaller theaters to Mom and Pop that know how to make a neighborhood theater work the right way.
Sorry, just an opinion…
movie534, I absolutely love what I did, but I was pushed to where you could not think. It was like flying an airplane in a spiral dive. That is crazy. Well, I have read your messages, so you know exactly what I am talking about.
And the poor public had to put up with this money-saving. No professional showmanship and I say GOODBYE!!!
movie534, it was a mess! We had a list of problems for each and every theater. Anything from bulbs, bulb blowers, lamphouse vein switchs, relays, LEDs out of alignment, dust within sound pots, lack of oil, gears, it went on and on. Each house had 5 to 10 problems.
NCS was taken over by Strong. I had to quit a couple months ago. It was one job when all theaters were union. But, with almost all theaters run by kids, it was a joke. I had to hang it up and say, Bye-Bye! And most management thought it was great to just keep calling in the service guy.
There were three of us to handle all theaters, ALL THEATERS, in New Jersey and New York. I would return two or three times a day to some theaters. I worked six am until midnight and finally said, Adios.
Can you blame me?
William, Good God I miss Carl. We were party animals in BelAir in the 90s. My age, and he just goes. Sad.
Did extra here. Knatcal, how sad, the National is gone???
Ran a few movies there. I think I met Mike Shaw.
Ned Fairbairn, we had to meet. I did some projection fill-ins there also.
In 99, when I was at El Capitan, I was seeing a girl who rented the Vogue and helped her in the projection booth, besides having worked there in the late 70s. They did film stuff back then.
Did the Vogue and Hollywood across the street.