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markp commented about Amboy Multiplex Cinemas on Jul 1, 2017 at 9:47 am

Seattleprojectionist, no it was always a National Amusements from day one. But the fact that both GCC and NA home offices were close to each other in Boston, they used the same supplier for many things. It made it easy for me as I worked as a projectionist in 2 GCC theatres for over 10 years and this place for 21 years.

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jun 30, 2017 at 4:04 pm

I have to say the renderings have nothing of the old place left. I think its a real shame what its going to look like.

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markp commented about Amboy Multiplex Cinemas on Jun 27, 2017 at 3:58 pm

amboyurbex, I give you a ton of credit for going in there and getting photos. The air must be foul. I was in there in late 2008 to get screens and sound equipment out and the air was stale then. And rumor has it cinema 1 and 2 flooded during Sandy when the Raritan River swelled. You brought back a flood of memories for me when I saw those projection room photos. Spent 21 years working there.

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markp commented about Projection Room on Jun 24, 2017 at 4:30 am

Cinema 3 heading toward 2

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markp commented about Projection Room on Jun 24, 2017 at 4:29 am

This looks to be down by cinema 3 – 4 area

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markp commented about Ash Tray on Jun 24, 2017 at 4:27 am

Left many butts in that ashtray

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markp commented about Metal Boxes on Jun 24, 2017 at 4:26 am

Film reel storage bins.

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markp commented about DVD on Jun 24, 2017 at 4:25 am

DTS stereo disk

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markp commented about Projection Room and Reels on Jun 24, 2017 at 4:23 am

Looking toward projector 8

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markp commented about Amboy Multiplex Cinemas on Jun 24, 2017 at 4:22 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 3:35 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 10:14 am

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 2:22 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 2:15 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 2:13 am

I ran both of those movies there.

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jun 14, 2017 at 7:18 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 11:36 am

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 10:43 am

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 5:45 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 4:17 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 4:15 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 5:51 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 12:47 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 11:00 am

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 2:18 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.