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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.
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.
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.
Cinema 3 heading toward 2
This looks to be down by cinema 3 – 4 area
Left many butts in that ashtray
Film reel storage bins.
DTS stereo disk
Looking toward projector 8
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.
I do. Those snipes really took a beating. Theatre kinda sucked as a 5 plex
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.
I highly doubt after 12 years that this place will ever reopen. I was a projectionist here from 1984 till 2005.
I started there as a part time projectionist during the run of this movie.
I ran both of those movies there.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes they sure did ruin all the Wildwood theatres. They ruin everything they touch.
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.