Comments from markp

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markp commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Oct 8, 2014 at 12:31 pm

As a former projectionist with over 38 years expierience, I couldnt have said it better myself RogerA. Kudo’s.

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Oct 8, 2014 at 12:27 pm

I plan on going there to see it in 70MM. It will be a pleasure to watch a movie on FILM instead of digital.

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markp commented about Ritz Theater on Oct 4, 2014 at 9:51 am

walterk, about 3 weeks ago I drove by here on my way to work. There was a large container dumpster outside. I guess it was for all the interior demo that was going on. On my way in 2 days ago the dumpster was gone and all appears quiet for now.

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markp commented about Eric I & II on Oct 1, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Anytime L. Weigard.

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markp commented about Cinemark Hazlet 12 on Oct 1, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Vito, I worked all summer on a renovation at the AMC mountainside theatre. Same thing happened there. Some theatres seat capacities were cut in half. 200 seat theatres suddenly had 100 seats.

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markp commented about Beloved Marin cinema could be torn down for housing on Oct 1, 2014 at 12:45 pm

So why dont Lucas or Spielberg buy it and save it?

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markp commented about Union County Performing Arts Center on Sep 28, 2014 at 6:14 pm

They need a projectionist?? Im available

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markp commented about Boyd Theatre on Sep 23, 2014 at 10:30 am

Looks like another one bites the dust.

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markp commented about Jerry Lewis Cinema on Sep 22, 2014 at 5:13 pm

I didnt think Jerry Lewis Cinemas opened anything more than 2 screens. Were there theatres added on?

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markp commented about What about the curtains? on Sep 17, 2014 at 4:45 am

Vito, what you just described was what my father use to call “showmanship”, something thats been lacking since I would say the late 70’s/early 80’s as the age of twinning and the birth of multiplexes took place. As he always told me, I came into the game a few years too late.

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markp commented about Rivoli Theatre on Sep 15, 2014 at 5:00 pm

techman707, when I lost my job as projectionist in May of 2013 (after 37 years) the owner I was working for said that the film companies would love to see all theatres gone and have everything go to pay per view. Now I dont know if this could happen, but you never know.

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 9, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Will do

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 9, 2014 at 8:33 am

To whoever keeps changing the photo, please leave the one with the curtain closed, as opposed to the one with the screen ad showing on the screen.

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markp commented about Tarantino takes over programming at New Beverly on Sep 8, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Probably the first cinema in the country to go from film to digital to film. I would love to see more of them do it.

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markp commented about Cameo Theatre on Sep 8, 2014 at 2:29 pm

From a porn palace to Gods palace. Pretty Amazing.

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markp commented about AMC Bay Plaza 13 on Sep 5, 2014 at 7:11 pm

AMC did the same renovations at the Mountainside Theatre in New Jersey. I worked on that one, and as we finished one phase of work, the contractors would shift to this location.

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markp commented about Ritz Theater on Aug 25, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Cant believe how good it looks above the false ceiling.

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markp commented about Former Carteret vaudeville theater to be restored on Aug 25, 2014 at 2:36 pm

walterk, you probably knew my father who was the projectionist here from 1946 till it closed in 1965. Im hoping to secure a job as a stagehand here once it opens.

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markp commented about Cinemark Hazlet 12 on Aug 22, 2014 at 3:49 pm

We shall see Vito.

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markp commented about Ritz Theater on Aug 22, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Im sure hoping I get a job there when its done.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Jersey Gardens 20 on Aug 21, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Went here with my wife last night to see “What If”. (Dont bother, it stunk} But the expeirience was nice. I hope AMC doesnt remodel this one and leaves the black maskings on the screens, something they just got done removing in the mountainside remodel.

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markp commented about Cinemark Hazlet 12 on Aug 21, 2014 at 3:16 pm

A friend of mine who lives near this theatre told me the other day that Cinemark has half the complex closed and are gutting and remodeling it.

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markp commented about Ritz Theater on Aug 15, 2014 at 3:24 pm

walterk, yeah Im sorry too. Would have been nice. I cant wait for your comments.

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markp commented about Cinemark Hazlet 12 on Aug 12, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Vito, thats how I use to care about the marquees I did in Woodbridge and Menlo Park. If you saw this thing at Hazlet, you would lose your dinner. There are no movie titles. Just the word Cinemark across the whole thing.

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markp commented about AMC Loews New Brunswick 18 on Aug 12, 2014 at 1:32 pm

I was the first projectionist from the union to work here sharing the booth with management. Unfortunately I ended up running the entire 2 booths most of the time.