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markp commented about Kings Theatre on Apr 5, 2008 at 6:01 am

Please Luis, find out for us. I would have went, but I’m working in the projection room out here in Jersey all day Monday.

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Apr 5, 2008 at 5:57 am

Yep, that’s good ole Jimmy D and his band of pencil pushers hard work at it again. They don’t have a SINGLE manager in the entire clearview chain who’s been a manager for 29 years. The a-holes fired them all, or made life so miserable, they quit. I know, I witnessed a lot of it during my time there. All these crack heads they have working now only know “platters” (not only the easy way out, but the ruination of the industry in general) Give ME reel-to-reel anytime, and it will be flawless. I’ve just recently done it in a reportory, and will again in a few weeks. So all you Ziegfeld lovers, get on the horn and speak up. There is absolutly NO reason for that kind of DUMB answer about the focus. Clearly, this person has NO CLUE AT ALL, just like most of them who work for Clearview.

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markp commented about Is a free movie theater feasible? on Apr 4, 2008 at 4:00 pm

I have had the same crazy thought at times. I would LOVE to be able to run some of the old movies I did from the late 60’s and into the 70’s. As a union projectionist now for almost 33 years, I have many fond memories of the days of the “double feature”. The only problem I see, other than getting film, if that was your thinking, is that everything is on DVD, and our culture is so NOW oriented. No one seems to care about yesterday. (except those of us here on CT)

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markp commented about More 3-D films coming on Apr 4, 2008 at 3:53 pm

They say, Love movies, that this whole “digital” thing is going to be the “end all be all”. I always have, and always will prefer good old 35mm to anything. And yes they can call me old fashioned, but I have been running it for almost 33 years, and as my dear old father used to say, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.

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markp commented about Oceanside Twin on Apr 4, 2008 at 3:49 pm

Another one bites the dust.

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markp commented about Regency Village Theatre on Apr 4, 2008 at 3:48 pm

As a projectionist of almost 33 years, some of these titles bring back memories. I remember running many of the above titles as a “co-feature” in some of the “dollar houses” I started out in. Great movie line-up above Mike, and a great time in the movie industry as well. Wish I could go back in time.

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markp commented about Polk Theater on Apr 4, 2008 at 5:24 am

Good point.

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markp commented about Polk Theater on Apr 4, 2008 at 4:08 am

I’m glad to see others loved that documentary as well. A quick question. Do any of you think that we lost a lot of those old grand palaces because of Robert Moses?

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markp commented about Polk Theater on Apr 3, 2008 at 12:32 am

Hey LuisV, if you ever get a chance, try to check out an old PBS series they run called “New York, A documentary film” You will want Episode 7. About an hour into it they really show the true destruction of the once beautiful Penn Station, a treasure in and upon itself. It makes me think of all the theatres we lost the same way. (Roxy, Capitol etc.) In the episode it mentions how “no one seems to care”, which in fact is why we have lost so many great movie palaces, and even some not so great ones, all in the name of what they call progress.

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Apr 3, 2008 at 12:21 am

Sorry for the double entry. My mouse was accidentally hit by a spoon.

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Apr 3, 2008 at 12:19 am

There is NO common sense in the land of Jimmy Dolan.

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Apr 3, 2008 at 12:19 am

There is NO common sense in the land of Jimmy Dolan.

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markp commented about Everett faces tough road ahead on Apr 2, 2008 at 3:51 am

Any updates? Whats going on? Will it reopen?

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markp commented about Local projectionist shares memories on Apr 2, 2008 at 3:50 am

Well David, at least you found a place that has a curtain. So many of these places today run those damn advertisements before the movie, that just makes me want to leave and never come back.

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markp commented about Regal Union Square Stadium 14 on Apr 2, 2008 at 3:38 am

Going to get even worse if Regal ever decides to get rid of the union projectionists, like they did around the rest of the country.

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markp commented about Amboy Multiplex Cinemas on Apr 1, 2008 at 4:20 am

I remember that night well as I was one of the projectionists working there that night. At that time we used to have 2 projectionists on each shift. Each of us would do 7 theatres, 1-7 & 8-14. “New Jack City” was playind in Cinemas 8 and 13. The melee broke out in Cinema 13, just as I was starting to thread up for the midnight show. This is probably the one incident which started Amboys eventual downward spiral.

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markp commented about Radio City Music Hall on Mar 31, 2008 at 3:29 pm

As a matter of fact Warren, I’m old enough and do remember that crap playing there in 1978. What a shame.

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markp commented about Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas on Mar 31, 2008 at 2:42 am

That’s great Jon, but for us true film lovers, and old time movie palace lovers, we just can’t justify calling this new sheetrock multiplex a Cinema Treasure. Sorry.

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markp commented about Paramount Theatre on Mar 30, 2008 at 2:10 pm

Lets all hope and pray this one gets saved NativeForestHiller. We don’t need another one going retail or condo. Why can’t people see that reportory and performing arts is the way to go?

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Mar 30, 2008 at 5:17 am

What I meant Rory is exactly what you said. Not too many of us are left who can make reel-to-reel changeovers. In todays cinema world, candy sellers and popcorn poppers run the show, not trained professionals. As for the era its from looking old, give me that ANY time over all this digital crap their pushing. I like the old 35mm film look. Enjoy your trip here, and your movie.

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Mar 29, 2008 at 4:22 pm

They would not have been able to get the print if they did not run it reel-to-reel, (the way ALL films should be shown). Many film companies want a signed waiver, stating that you will not platter the print. Now all you have to hope is that there is no clown in the projection room running the print, or else, so much for that new print.

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markp commented about Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas on Mar 28, 2008 at 12:53 am

We would consider THIS a cinema treasure? I don’t think so.

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markp commented about Varsity Theater demolished on Mar 27, 2008 at 4:18 pm

Too sad, in fact sickening bobosan

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markp commented about Varsity Theater demolished on Mar 27, 2008 at 1:08 pm

Great job on the video bobosan. I’m no building expert, but I have to agree with Bob Jensen. I did not see any sort of weaknesses in those remaining walls. It looks like yet another case of would’ve, could’ve, should’ve. Too late now. By the way, is this area of theatre where the screen would have been?

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markp commented about Seeking partners to reopen Ridgewood Theatre on Mar 26, 2008 at 9:39 pm

Although I work in the industry as an IATSE projectionist and stagehand, I wish I had money to help. But I have viewed pictures of this glorious theatre on their CT site, and please please please, somebody step in and save it. NO MORE RETAIL, SAVE THIS CINEMA TREASURE!!!!!