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markp commented about Plainfield Edison Drive-In on Feb 21, 2015 at 8:08 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 5:56 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 2:18 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 5:39 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 9:35 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 11:04 am

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 5:32 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 2:08 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 5:40 pm

Great Job Bill. Sorry I had to miss it.

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markp commented about Kings Theatre on Feb 7, 2015 at 7:40 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 4:49 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 1:57 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 7:48 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 3:56 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 11:40 am

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 8:30 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 8:27 pm

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

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 10, 2015 at 3:47 pm

Thanks for the tip movieguy. Sadly when my wife and I went to see Interstellar on Veterans Day, the curtain wasn’t used. I went to the Ziegfeld on purpose cause A) I was never there. B)I wanted to see the movie on film, and C) I wanted to see the curtain. Well 2 out of 3 aint too bad. I had later found out from Joe Masher that there was a technician in the building that day and that’s why the curtain wasn’t used. But the rest of the time, theres no excuse.

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markp commented about "Bow Tie Cinemas Permanently Closes Bedford Playhouse" From Bedford, NY. on Jan 8, 2015 at 8:04 pm

I didnt think so. But some of the interior features resembled it.

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markp commented about "Bow Tie Cinemas Permanently Closes Bedford Playhouse" From Bedford, NY. on Jan 8, 2015 at 1:59 pm

When cablevision owned it I cleaned the screens here in the early 2000’s. It was a nice theatre in a nice town. Reminded me of a GCC theatre. It had that look. Don’t know if GCC ever operated it at one time.

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markp commented about Ritz Theatre on Jan 3, 2015 at 5:13 pm

I saw that about a month ago spectrum. Im hoping it happens cause Im an unemployed projectionist and stagehand who was helping out on the remodel by the former owner in the mid and late 2000’s. I really want to work here again.

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markp commented about Strand Theatre on Jan 1, 2015 at 6:07 am

networkmike, I dont know how it is now-a-days, but when I was a projectionist in an adult theatre from 1978 to 1990, I can say I saw some interesting things going on in the 800 seat auditorium of the theatre. But I also say to you that theres nothing like viewing it on the big screen, so go enjoy.

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markp commented about Ritz Theater on Dec 29, 2014 at 7:55 am

walterk, I just found another booth shot of Mr Spewak next to the projectors. Im thinking of bringing it to the historical society to scan. I will ask my wife if our scanner still works and then maybe I can get it out to you. If not then I will bring it to you the next time your in the state.

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markp commented about Happy Holidays from Cinema Treasures on Dec 24, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Same to you.

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markp commented about Ritz Theater on Dec 20, 2014 at 6:46 pm

walterk, I spoke to my mom the other day and she did indeed know and graduated with Alice. Small world.