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Yes, the bus has been a consistent pain in the ass. Still having issues. As far as the 3-D is concerned,…….
“Soon Santa is off, and the sleigh ride from the North Pole to Manhattan, with 3-D effects on the giant LED screen at the back of the enormous stage, draws oohs and aahs.”………
At least part of that is right. It does get lots of oohs and aahs. It IS still on 70MM film (as it should be)……..
Typical Cineplex installation.
A distraction to the live show? I don’t think so. Just another way to cut a job and give the people less.
Just found out a change for Christmas show.All the video projection that was on both sides of the 1st Mezz has been eliminated.
It doesn’t mention wardrobe specifically on my schedule. October 20th is first day of load in. October 30th is first tech rehearsal.
Early?? It’s 3 days later than last year..lol.
Christmas show load in starts October 20th!!!!!
Still running. Upgraded some equipment also. Nice place.
They are definitely not pictures of either the Calderone or the Hempstead theater.
The old theater is now a sporting goods store called East End Sporting Goods. The “M” is still on the marquee.
Apparently the economy has not affected the Christmas show that much. Opening day has only been pushed back about one week.
It could be Tyson Avenue which is in walking distance of the Floral
As bad as you may think the article is, it’s exactly what is happening. It’s all about money today. It doesn’t matter if there is a historic place there. Same with the bowling alley. They can get more money with something else in it’s place. It’s not going to change.
I would like to hear of any other stories like this myself. I doubt and hope that there are no others. I have been here for 15 years and never have I heard of or seen anything like this.
The quarter moon you are seeing is actually a reflection from the subwoofer driver. I should have painted it when I replaced the screen last year. As far as the picture not being centered, they probably didn’t adjust the masking right. All the aspect ratios for all 4 screens are correct. We are one of the few theaters around that actually have the proper lenses and plates for all 4 aspect ratios.
The first couple weeks I thought attendance was up but now it has dropped off. Most of the optional shows have been cancelled already. I suspect the remaining ones will be also. Also, from what I have heard, they are looking to start the shows next year later into the season.
The economy does not seem to be affecting ticket sales. I am surprised at how crowded it has been so far. Much better than I expected. BTW, the 3-D film looks better than ever. Judging by the reaction from the audience, which we can here in the booth, they agree.
Bob, the shutter gear actually was replaced. It was also replaced 2 years ago when it stripped during a show. Someone else replaced it then. It was a rubber gear. They installed a fiber gear. When I rebuilt the projector last week, I replaced it with a fiber gear again. I also had to replace some other gears that stripped. That led to changing bearings, the oil pump, and a few other things (while I was in there). As far as running film more, that probably will not happen. Although the exhaust is now much better, they have dedicated projectors 2 and 3 to the Christmas show. They do not want to use them for any kind of film shows.
Well all the work is finally done in the booth. Projector 3 has been rebuilt after stripping gears on the last show of last year. The new motion controller has been installed and FINALLY programmed 100%. We have increased the airflow from the lamphouse exhaust by more than 300%. We have also improved the water flow through the traps. After realigning both lamphouses 3 times, we have improved the light output, although not as much as I was hoping. The final thing we did was steady the picture from one of the machines that was giving us trouble last year. The new 3-D film has arrived. Nothing other than sponsors had changed on the print. Content remained unchanged from last year. After viewing it, we are happy with the repairs that were done. The picture from both machines were rock solid, bright and focus was sharp. Too bad we don’t have an entire 70MM print to run.
Yes, the 2008 Christmas show is here already. From what I have been told, there will not be many changes from last year’s show. We will be in next week to start loading everything in. It sounds like projection will remain the same also. We need to do some repairs in the booth as one of our 70MM projectors had a meltdown on the last day of the show last year. Not to mention the 3D interlock system which literally had a meltdown also. Oh well. It should be a fun week.
Suspiciously defensive? LMAO. I just find it funny that people blame “theater policy” on their own lateness. I was only telling you to give it another try because it is a good theater to see a movie at. I’m not worries about everyone loving the theater. Enough people do. I just find your reasoning lame, that’s all.
I personally could care less if you came to this theater or not. Just don’t make it seem like it’s the theaters fault because you could not get there on time. The policies are here for a reason. People don’t like being interuppted by customers coming in 20 minutes after the movie starts looking for a seat.
It’s a shame you don’t try it again. You are missing a very good movie experience. As far as the policy goes, they are the same policies that keep it a well kept, well running theater.
On that note Vito, when I started in this business 19 years ago, they were saying the same thing about digital…..3 or 4 years….It wil NOT be as soon as people think.