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markp commented about Middlebrook Galleria Cinemas on Nov 8, 2014 at 2:18 am

Never heard of CINE-GRAND

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markp commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 8, 2014 at 2:16 am

Glad I was able to help.

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 7, 2014 at 1:02 pm

bigjoe59, yes I know the Zeig doesnt get those exclusive runs anymore, but they do have the movie 3 days earlier than everyone else, and its being shown on film. We all sit here and read everyday the love of film folks like myself and you have, and I just figured it would have been a bigger draw. I walked by yesterday on my way to the RCMH christmas show to check on showtimes for next week. Im hoping to go monday. Even my wife said to me why not just see it in here in Jersey where we go. And I said because I want to see it on film.

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markp commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 7, 2014 at 12:38 pm

And I also looked back up to the projection room port windows and saw 2 projectionists looking out at the end of the show. Oh how I miss projection, and wishing that one day I could see this iconic booth. Once again my wife is working the show. Heres to to a great run.

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markp commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 7, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Saw the Christmas show at 5:30 last night. Glad to see they revamped it a bit and got rid of that stupid game playing skit. A quick question, when I was watching the 3D segment, why was the left side of the screen significantly brighter than the rest of the screen. It looked as if the screen had a bright patch sewn in, which of course I know is not possible. It was just a bit distracting, but I still enjoyed it, knowing it was on film. I should add I was 5 rows from the screen on the aisle just left of house center.

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markp commented about Middlebrook Galleria Cinemas on Nov 6, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Never had a scratch in the 9 years I was a projectionist there. But that all ended in march 2004

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markp commented about Best Buy Theater on Nov 6, 2014 at 2:58 pm

its a bit over 10 years since this large single screen theatre bit the dust.

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Nov 6, 2014 at 1:54 am

What is wrong with people?? I cant wait to get to this theatre (hopefully next week) to see this movie, on FILM, 70MM FILM. I was hoping to here this place was packed.

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markp commented about Showcase Cinemas Bridgeport on Nov 5, 2014 at 12:44 pm

So open for a while longer. Still only 20 or so years not long for a multiplex before biting the dust.

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markp commented about Showcase Cinemas Bridgeport on Nov 4, 2014 at 2:45 pm

20 years for a theatre. The life spans are getting shorter and shorter.

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markp commented about Middlebrook Galleria Cinemas on Nov 3, 2014 at 1:30 am

I havent been in there since I left in March 2004 as the last union projectionist. It wasnt bad then. How dirty and in disrepair is it??

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markp commented about Middlebrook Galleria Cinemas on Nov 2, 2014 at 11:05 pm

Drove by here today. Really strange closing. All poster cases still have posters of all recent movies. A box was on the boxoffice counter that said RealD 3D glasses. And not one sign or mention that its closed or a new owner coming in. Also the old marquee on Rte 35 still says Clearview Cinemas on it. I guess Bowtie wasnt putting any money into this place.

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markp commented about UA Cinema on Nov 2, 2014 at 10:56 pm

KGordonMurray, I guess you probably know a projectionist I worked with for 9 years at the Middlebrook Galleria Cinemas in Ocean Twp. Jerry Cunningham. He was a great guy to work with.

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markp commented about Middlebrook Galleria Cinemas on Oct 30, 2014 at 4:20 am

Wow, thats a shame. I really loved this place when I was projectionist there from 1995 to 2004. The AMC up the road has always been a drag on this theatre. And another problem was each time someone new took over they kept changing the policy, prices, showtimes, etc.

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markp commented about Middlebrook Galleria Cinemas on Oct 28, 2014 at 12:15 pm

This theatre is no longer listed on the Bow Tie website. Is it closed? Or was it taken over by a different chain.

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markp commented about AMC Rockaway Inner 6/Outer 6 on Oct 27, 2014 at 1:19 pm

Not only that Peter, but even in the days of 20 min reels, the trailers would have been spliced together.

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markp commented about Los Angeles Theatre on Oct 26, 2014 at 1:01 am

Beautiful Theatre. AS a former projectionist, I loved the shots of the projection room.

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markp commented about Los Angeles Theatre on Oct 24, 2014 at 1:18 am

Is this the theatre featured in the Capitol Cities video Safe and Sound?? If it is there is a great shot of the projection room at 1:11 of the video.

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markp commented about Plainfield Edison Drive-In on Oct 23, 2014 at 9:34 pm

Just curious, it was an old UA indoor/outdoor. If the indoor was 2, which it was after twinningt, and the drive in was a single screen, shouldnt it be listed as 3 screens? And then there would still be the seat count for the indoor.

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markp commented about Royal Theatre on Oct 23, 2014 at 9:02 pm

My father was a projectionist here from 1967 till early 1972. I was the last projectionist to work here in 1988.

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markp commented about Blue Star Cinema on Oct 23, 2014 at 8:54 pm

This week marks 16 years since this theatre closed. A question: If the original theatre was 1250 seats, shouldn’t the seat count be higher since they added an addition to the building in the early 70’s ? I think that was a 500 seat addition? Maybe rrettino would know.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Bay Terrace 6 on Oct 23, 2014 at 8:49 pm

They started with the ending 9 prices about a month ago here in New Jersey.

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markp commented about Ritz Theater on Oct 23, 2014 at 8:48 pm

I’ll see what I can do walterk. Im at the arena 8 am to load in a show. Its at least 8 hrs if not more. And if I get showcall I dont leave at all. We shall see. I drove by last week. The big demo dumpster was gone and nothing happening. All doors were locked. Gonna check again next week.

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markp commented about Radio City Music Hall on Oct 23, 2014 at 8:43 pm

I hope your right Vito. I wish one day I could see the booth at RCMH, but I know its a pipe dream.

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markp commented about Ritz Theater on Oct 23, 2014 at 3:47 pm

And you know walterk, that Joe was my father.