Comments from Marcel

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Marcel commented about Art Theatre re-opening August 15th on Jul 23, 2008 at 6:20 pm

Best wishes to you- I was in Long Beach last week and the whole area is so nice.

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Marcel commented about The Dark Knight Sets Single Day Box Office Record on Jul 19, 2008 at 6:30 pm

Awesome night- My friends and I got the last six seats at the Arclight in Sherman Oaks, Ca for the 12:45 AM show. They ended up adding an additional auditorium I heard. The movie is great, and it is a memorable experience with friends, which is what it’s all about.

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Marcel commented about Tucson indy cinemas on Jun 21, 2008 at 8:44 am

Awesome marquee! I’d love to visit this area.

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Marcel commented about After 30 years, GREASE is still the word! on Jun 14, 2008 at 7:50 pm

Too bad they didn’t run another re-release. I remember the twentieth anniversarry re-release in ‘98. The theater was packed and people sang along, danced and applauded. It was a great time. 1978 was one of the last great opportunities to see such a film on a big screen.Soon into 1979, the movie palaces begun to close, the theatres twinned and tripled and small screen multiplexes took over.

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Marcel commented about Where to see Indiana Jones? on Apr 9, 2008 at 2:59 pm

I believe the Lafayette Theater in Suffern is getting it? They have the teaser promo in the lobby. If they book it, I can’t think of any place else in New York State you would want to see it. This theatre is awesome- huge screen, balcony, the works!

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Marcel commented about Drive-ins in WNY/NW PA/Triad Area (NC) that have gone dark on Mar 27, 2008 at 3:41 pm

The Rockland Drive-In on rt.59 in Monsey, New York-the awesome maquee is still there and the gigantic screen.

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Marcel commented about The WGA strike: When will it end and do we really care anymore? on Jan 22, 2008 at 3:30 pm

Thanks David Burris and Loves movies/Hates Going-This past weekend I took a friend to the Lafayette Theater in Suffern, N.Y. I sat in awe at this old movie palace and tryed to imagine a time when it was like that every time you go to the movies! Even “Mad Money” begun to look good there. (I went to see the theater!)

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Marcel commented about The WGA strike: When will it end and do we really care anymore? on Jan 21, 2008 at 6:02 pm

Fresh writers and new ideas would be wonderful. I stopped watching television years ago. Out of the 96 movies I saw last year, I think 15 were mainstream. I’d love to make the money they make- They can move to my town and work in my factory with me for $13.00 an hour and really see what hard times are. There has to be a writer out there who can write the oscar show- a few short jokes/and the nominees are/and the winner is…it’s not a big deal-people would appreciate a shortened, to the point telecast.

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Marcel commented about Lafayette Theatre on Jan 20, 2008 at 5:36 pm

I attended this theater this wekend. Every square inch of the place is still immaculate and the staff is over-friendly. Even watching “Mad Money” here was a great experience. The balcony is still open-a big plus. They have a banner up for the new “Indiana Jones” movie-hope they get it-I’ll be back. If you haven’t been here, this is an absolute must!!!!!

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Marcel commented about Hanover Theater on Jan 14, 2008 at 6:06 pm

This is great news- I hope it is as much as a success as the Gettysburg Majestic and the Carlisle. Both had fantastic renovations and are terrific venues.

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Marcel commented about Mystery Camden, S.C. theater on Jan 10, 2008 at 1:53 pm

Thank You Long Island Movies-I will post the pics soon!

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Marcel commented about Rockland Drive-In on Jan 8, 2008 at 10:51 am

I rode by this Drive-In last Sunday-the screen and marquee are still standing. I want to go take pictures soon!

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Marcel commented about The CLOVERFIELD movie poster. on Dec 6, 2007 at 3:48 pm

Regardless of the Cloverfield advertisement, I’m plain sick and tired of movies about New York and Los Angeles being destroyed. I don’t see the entertainment value or attraction. This film sounds like a bomb anyway, and “I Am Legend” will get eated up by the new National Treasure, The Golden Compas and Charlie Wilson’s War.

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Marcel commented about Fox Oakland's $68 million dollar restoration nears completion on Nov 21, 2007 at 3:33 pm

Wonderful news- can’t wait to see it. I took photos of the Oakland back in ‘98. I visited the nearby Paramount for a screening of “Miracle On 34th Street.” If you live in the area, and haven’t experienced this theater-it’s another must.

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Marcel commented about Plaza Twin opening under new management/name on Nov 20, 2007 at 2:53 pm

Good luck and best wishes to you-

Marcel
Marcel commented about Movie ticket prices...good for the box office, bad for moviegoers on Nov 13, 2007 at 3:37 pm

I used to see three or four movies a week, not alot considering I completly stopped watching television about six years ago. I’m more choosy on what I see now, considering the price. I try to stick with art house and foreign films of better quality. I think the movie price is right for the times. People don’t realise that they have more expenses now than they did say thirty years ago. You didn’t have the cell phone bill, the internet, cable, the fancy SUV…So you had money to go to the movies and at the gas pump!

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Marcel commented about Peepland on Aug 22, 2007 at 5:08 pm

This was a weird rheater. I remember my Dad taking me here in ‘88 as a kid to see “Shakedown” The auditoriums were down in the basement and it smelled bad. It was creepy. Cine 2 was showing some odd art house film called “Girl On A Swing”. I remember passing by here in Dec. of '89 and shocked to see this theater with two huge first run films" “The Little Mermaid” and “Christmas Vacation”. I believe this theater was sandwiched somewhere between the Embassy 2-3-4 and the Criterion Center. As bad as all theese theaters may have been, they sure looked pretty all lit up in a row at night. There was nothing like it. Times Square has lost all it’s original charm. It’s sad.

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Marcel commented about Sharing Cinema on Jul 3, 2007 at 10:27 am

The biggest problem today is that both parents have to work two jobs to support their families and the rare moments they are with their kids is not spent disciplining them, it’s spent spoiling them to make up for it. In the seventies, my mom brought us to the movies at four/five years old and you were told to be quiet once, then you were disciplined. If you are “afraid” you couldn’t make your child behave in a public place, guess we know who the parent is…

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Marcel on Jul 2, 2007 at 9:41 am

Do you mean the “Mountain Drive-in” in Liberty? In my 1982 film ad scrapbook, I have ads for this theater-never heard of Loch Sheldrake having a Drive-in, just the Strand which became the Hippodrome. I believe Mountain Drive-in closed around 1983. It showed first-run features.

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Marcel commented about Happy 30th, Star Wars! on May 30, 2007 at 4:53 am

I was five when “Star Wars” was released-I lived in Middletown, N.Y.,about fifty miles from Manhattan. The closest place showing “Star Wars” to us was The Monticello Twin Cinema in the catskills, about thirty minutes away. This was around July of 1977. A few Drive-Ins showed it later on, and it never really got a wide release in the Middletown area till July of 1978! I remember the Monticello theater showing it every hour on their two screens. Not unusual now, but it was back then. I more remember seeing “The Empire Strikes Back” because I was eight. We went to the Dtive-In-the second feature was that Dom Deluise film-“Fatso”– my Aunt got grossed out and we bolted! I wish I was living in California and older when it first opened at the Chinese Theatre. Must have been awesome!

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Marcel commented about Cinema 304 on May 23, 2007 at 7:22 am

Roger-you have an awesome web sight. I’ve visited and taken many pictures of theaters in the Rockland County Area, sorry I missed this one.

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Marcel commented about Rae Twin Cinema on May 22, 2007 at 6:56 pm

Were they affiliated with Waldbaums? I have a White department Store Circular- they are on the back page. There was one at the Monticello N.Y. shopping center which housed a Jerry Lewis Twin Cinema.

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Marcel commented about Rae Twin Cinema on May 22, 2007 at 6:49 pm

goldthorpe- your talking about White Department Stores-didn’t last long. Opened around 1970 and went under in 1974. They were affiliated with Waldbaums.

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Marcel commented about Apex Theatre on May 22, 2007 at 7:22 am

A great book has been published on all of Baltimores theaters, called “Motion Picture Exhibition In Baltimore” by Robert K. Headley. Borders has it. There is a great shot of the Cluster here. It’s unbelievable how many theaters Baltimore had at one time-and look at it now. The Apex must be one of the last porn theaters in the country.It doesn’t advertise in City Paper any longer-wonder if it’s closed.

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Marcel commented about Tower Theatre on May 22, 2007 at 6:56 am

I spent the night at this theater as an extra during the filming of “The Replacement Killers” back in 1997. I took a stroll and got to check out all the old theaters downtown while nobody was on the streets. A great night.