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markp commented about "Alien" 30th Anniversary on Aug 22, 2009 at 1:20 am

I actually had the pleasure of running it at the split GCC Menlo Park Twin. 800 seats sold out every show day after day. The 70MM rocked. 10 years later, I had the pleasure to run the last 70MM film there in 1989, “The Abyss.”

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markp commented about Regent Highland Park Village Theatre closes; may re-open in 2010 on Aug 21, 2009 at 8:57 am

9 months for renovation of a 4 screen theatre seems a little long. They can build a whole new complex from the ground up in less time.

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markp commented about New Jersey Theater for rent---full time or part time on Aug 20, 2009 at 11:36 am

I dont want to be a pessimist, but its awful hard to make money with anything that seats 200.

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markp commented about Movie Palace History summarized online on Aug 19, 2009 at 12:57 am

Beautiful story and photos.

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markp commented about New operators for NY theaters on Aug 19, 2009 at 12:50 am

Watch these 2 bite the dust soon.

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markp commented about Loew's Palace Theatre on Aug 14, 2009 at 7:56 am

Really awesome pictures. She needs to rescued soon or it may be too late. Looks to be heading down the same road as Loews Kings in Brooklyn N.Y. Hopefully someday she can see a rebirth.

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markp commented about Ocean Theatre on Aug 13, 2009 at 5:58 pm

I miss this theatre, as well as the Shore Twins a few blocks away. It just doesn’t seem the same in Wildwood anymore without them.

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markp commented about Robert E. Lee Theater in New Orleans to be demolished on Aug 13, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Yet another one bites the dust.

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markp commented about TCM teaming up with drive-in theaters on Aug 13, 2009 at 11:59 am

I said years ago that TCM should try something like this at indoor venues. Not just any indoor venue, but real treasures, such as the Ziegfeld in New York, the Lafayette in Suffern N.Y., the Ritz in Elizabeth N.J. Big theatres, with big screens, the way movies should be shown. Perhaps someday this can become reality.

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markp commented about What will they think of next? on Aug 13, 2009 at 12:59 am

And those 18 shoeboxes are exactly the reason intermissions will never come back as Howard suggested. As my owner said, where do you put the people? Multiplexes have ruined everything, in this persons opinion.

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markp commented about Bala Theater named to endangered list on Aug 13, 2009 at 12:57 am

That’s a cablevision thing Howard, and thats the only reason those 2 theatres are still Clearview. If cablevision ever loses the franchise rights down there, those theatres will be sold quicker than you can say boo.

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markp commented about Grauman's Chinese for sale on Aug 13, 2009 at 12:54 am

Just another sorry sign of the times.

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markp commented about Rolling Acres Cinema on Aug 12, 2009 at 9:39 am

Just back from a visit to family out this way. The theatre is most definitly closed, as is the entire mall. Only J.C. Penney and Sears remain, only because they own the stores. A May auction of the mall got no bidders at all. A shame too, since photos show it being a rather nice mall, but my relatives said crime in the area killed it years ago.

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markp commented about Redstone sees substantial interest in theaters on Aug 12, 2009 at 9:30 am

The once mighty Redstone empire will soon be history.

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markp commented about Promotion causes spike in Tuesday moviegoing on Aug 12, 2009 at 9:29 am

I am very surprised that Clearview has the theatres Justin speaks of still in their fold. 5 years ago when they got rid of all us union projectionists, they said they only wanted theatres in a cablevision area, meaning it had to be IN a cablevision supplied area, not comcast or patriot or any other company. I guess over the past 5 years they changed their way of thinking, because in 2004, I remember they got rid of Edison and Woodbridge because Comcast was the cable supplier.

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markp commented about Director John Hughes - Don't You Forget About Him. on Aug 12, 2009 at 9:21 am

AND…most important, his movies were fun AND entertaining without all the bells and whistles we have today.

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markp commented about Director John Hughes - Don't You Forget About Him. on Aug 12, 2009 at 9:20 am

I remember when the theatres I was working at as a projectionist was going to get any of his movies, the manager would order extra stock and have on extra staff. His movies were in those days boxoffice gold, at least where I worked.

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markp commented about New drive-in theater to open in Goochland County, Virginia on Aug 12, 2009 at 9:08 am

We need MORE around the country, espescially here in New Jersey !!!

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markp commented about Landmark status sought for Shore Theater at Coney Island on Aug 12, 2009 at 8:58 am

Last saw this theatre about 10 years ago. I often said what a gem it would be be again if it were to reopen as a multi-purpose venue.

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markp commented about Hillsborough Cinemas on Jul 30, 2009 at 6:03 pm

Theatres 2, 3, and 4 have digital projection.

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markp commented about Sonic to offer 3D download service on Jul 30, 2009 at 1:06 am

I dont blame you one bit MPol. I keep hoping that one day I can somehow get the owner of the Ritz in Elizabeth NJ to show movies again, classics, in a big 2700 seat theatre. I will never give up hope that things will change someday.

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markp commented about Sonic to offer 3D download service on Jul 29, 2009 at 10:30 am

Its just going to continue until they find a way to kill theatres all together. The world is headed in a direction where there will never be a reason to leave your house. You can now work from home, shop from home, download music and video from home, its just never going to end. And that’s very sad.

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markp commented about Looking for a theater in Northern New Jersey on Jul 29, 2009 at 10:26 am

I know I’m in the minority here, but it would be a shame for the Montauk to be demolished. Looking at the slide show on its link, it looks to be in terrific shape considering it was an adult movie house for years. At least in the case of the Ritz that I posted about above, the current owner has completely renovated it. It just needs someone who can bring it to life. People say no one will come to Elizabeth, but they said the same thing about New Brunswick 21 years ago, and now look at it. The State Theatre is one of New Jerseys finest. With the right shows, movies etc, people will come. I’ve been to the Ritz several times over the past 4 years and I feel safe there day or night. The same thing can happen to the Montauk, if only the right people cared.

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markp commented about Looking for a theater in Northern New Jersey on Jul 28, 2009 at 1:38 am

I don’t know what you plan to do (movies, stage shows etc.) but the 2700 seat Ritz Theatre in Elizabeth, completely remodeled is supposedly for sale, or I guess could be leased. 908-352-7315 or www.ritztheatre.net Good luck with whatever you get.

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markp commented about We want to help independent theaters on Jul 25, 2009 at 1:36 am

I agree longislandmovies. And I also like the way CinemarkFan thinks up above as well.