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markp commented about San Angelo to sell 40 acres, get drive-in theater on Apr 10, 2009 at 11:46 pm

Sweet!!! We need many more, many more. Espescially up here in the northeast.

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markp commented about Paramount Theatre on Apr 10, 2009 at 9:01 am

In todays Star Ledger, there is an article about a gentleman who purchased this theatre for 2 million dollars and wants to bring it back to its former glory. He said however that he is not against putting all retail in it if his plans for a theatre fall through.

It shows him standing under the marquee.

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markp commented about Beacon Theatre on Apr 9, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Tonight, Thursday at 10pm on MSG Network, there is a 1 hour special on the restoration of this beauty. Should make for interesting viewing. I’ll be watching.

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markp commented about Motion-enhanced seats coming to a theater near you on Apr 9, 2009 at 12:13 pm

3D, Digital projection, motion seats. Why dont we just build a freakin amusement park in the lobby. Movies are getting so far away from what they use to be, its making people like me just want to stay home.

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markp commented about Strand Theatre on Apr 7, 2009 at 10:23 pm

This is a shame. Its too bad it couldn’t have been saved like the Ritz in Elizabeth.

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markp commented about Goochland drive-in theater to open this summer on Apr 7, 2009 at 10:17 pm

We need more people like this. Bring back the drive-in!!!

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markp commented about Fox won't foot 3-D glasses bill on Apr 6, 2009 at 10:24 pm

You just watch. I keep telling people this whole 3D thing is going to be a flash-in-the-pan. Already the cost of glasses is an issue. It wont stop there, trust me. Give me that old reliable 35mm (or 70MM) anytime. (Man I’m getting tired of having to repeat that)

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markp commented about Forum Theatre Arts Center on Apr 6, 2009 at 10:20 pm

This theatre did great business with mainstream movies when I was the projectionist between 1980 to 1983, prior to it being sold.

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markp commented about National Amusements theater auction sparks interest on Mar 31, 2009 at 9:49 pm

Slowly crumbling…

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markp commented about AMC to upgrade several screens for RealD on Mar 31, 2009 at 9:47 pm

Yippie, everyone just cant wait to eliminate film. Well, I just started doing digital at the theatre I work at this past week. If thats the future of movies, then I’m done (and not only because I wont have a job), but because you can have it. Its too bright, too antiseptic for my taste, and the colors dont seem life like. As I’ve said many, many times, give me good old 35 or 70 MM and THAT’S how movies should be!!!

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markp commented about Former Cineplex Odeon duo found guilty on Mar 30, 2009 at 11:15 am

Its sad how money seems to ruin people. They have a good thing and somehow greed takes over. Amazing.

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markp commented about National Amusements theater auction sparks interest on Mar 30, 2009 at 11:13 am

That sound you hear is the once mighty Redstone empire slowly crumbling away.

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markp commented about Cinema Treasures at ShoWest on Mar 30, 2009 at 9:17 am

Bravo to a_projectionist!!! He hit the nail sqaurely on the head. This has been my gripe for years. Before you were a showman, now we are just button pushers. All the joy is gone. And this past weekend, I ran my very first digital projector. Now I dont want to sound anti-digital, but its too bright, too antiseptic for me. And its so easy, that once the conversions are done, what few projectionists are left will be gone for good. I’m sure many of the folks on this site will agree with me. 2 projectors and changeovers. The way FILMS were meant to be shown, by true movie professionals.

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markp commented about Hillsborough Cinemas on Mar 29, 2009 at 12:41 am

And as of this weekend, Digital projection on 2 of its screens.

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markp commented about Webster sold to MassConcerts on Mar 28, 2009 at 9:16 am

Wish someone would buy the Ritz in Elizabeth N.J. instead of it sitting there doing nothing.

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markp commented about Cinema Treasures at ShoWest on Mar 27, 2009 at 11:58 pm

You should suggest that they find a way to keep old movies on film by striking new prints, instead of everything going to digital, which most rep houses are never going to install.

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markp commented about The show's over at Ceres' drive-in movie theater on Mar 26, 2009 at 10:54 am

Sad.

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markp commented about Clock ticking on Warner Bros. succession on Mar 25, 2009 at 9:41 pm

I hope I’m wrong, but watch this once mighty distributor go down the tubes. They already said they dont want to print anymore film prints for reportory. They said as the prints get unrunable, they just make them digital.

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markp commented about Parkway ends on Mar 25, 2009 at 8:17 am

Sad to say, but just another sign of the times.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Plaza 8 on Mar 24, 2009 at 9:15 am

A friend of mine asked me if I knew about a theatre being built near the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel. Is this Kerasotes Showplace 14 the one he could be referring to? Also, with Muvicos money woes, I guess someone else will be finishing the plex in Xanadu. (If Xanadu itself ever gets finished)

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markp commented about Majestic Theatre on Mar 24, 2009 at 9:10 am

I remember my father who was a projectionist at the Royal Theatre around the corner telling me that this theatre started to show porno around 1971. His childhood buddy Nick was the projectionist at this place during that time, and they would carpool together to work, since they set their schedule to work the same days and hours. They bothb left the 2 theatres to open up the brand new Jerry Lewis Twin Cinema in Carteret N.J. in June 1972.

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markp commented about New Vision Theatres Rialto Theatre on Mar 23, 2009 at 9:45 pm

The theatre is currently undergoing a complete renovation. All new seats, new carpets, new concession area, and 2 digital projectors. The 2 theatres in the old balcony have been given new floor plan so there are less seats, but more leg room. Scheduled to re-open on Friday March 27.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Plaza 8 on Mar 21, 2009 at 8:19 am

And to my friend christophersepp, I wake up every day hoping things go back to the way they once were, but as you said, I think its just a pipe dream.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Plaza 8 on Mar 21, 2009 at 8:13 am

What other theatres in Edison, Justin??? You dont mean that hunk of junk on Oak Tree Road that Clearview used to run, that now shows Bollywood films on 6 of the 8 screens?? And I like the theatre in Menlo Park. I remember when it was built, I was there for 3 weeks helping to install all the screens. What that theatre needs is some TLC, which they wont get from AMC.

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markp commented about Count Basie Theatre on Mar 19, 2009 at 3:59 pm

I’m sorry screeningroom, because for me as the house projectionist, it means not only a days pay lost, but also more important, the joy of running reel-to-reel the way film should be shown. The problem is that the sponser only gave the theatre so much money to work with. I’ve been told that to ship the film prints back and forth costs a lot, and it chews the budget up. I agree that if its advertised as a FILM series, then it should be shown on FILM. But most of todays public, except for us true film and palace lovers here on CT, most people today dont know or care if its film or video. And thats really the true sadness of it all.