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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 10, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Looks like age has finally caught up with the organs. The organs have been inoperable since Sunday. They have been working on them, but may not have them for at least the next few days, if not more. I can’t imagine it being easy to get parts for them.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 10, 2010 at 8:30 am

We bought a new set of polarizing gels for the 3-D. Both port windows have them. They were a better quality than the old ones. They seem to work better at blocking the light. The lens on the second machine had focus issues last year. We took it apart and replaced some of the elements and that fixed the problem. We also tried a different company for the 7000Watt lamps this year. These lamps are supposed to work better with the extreme angle of the projectors. So far they definitely do.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 10, 2010 at 7:47 am

Vito. Email already came out that all optional shows except one, were cancelled. They won’t be adding them in December. 70MM 3-D is working great. We got some new gels and we fixed the focus on the second projector.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 10, 2010 at 4:47 am

No changes at all from the last 2 years. Tickets sales must be slow. All optional shows were cancelled already. Most of the late night Friday and Saturday shows are out.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Oct 12, 2010 at 5:42 pm

It’s a shame “The Two Towers” wasn’t film.

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rcdt55b commented about Jackson Heights Cinema on May 15, 2010 at 6:00 pm

The Jackson will reopen within the next 2 weeks……….

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Dec 15, 2009 at 12:39 pm

It’s been about 5 years since we have run through New Years.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Dec 15, 2009 at 7:16 am

That’s another surprising thing. Last year, there were large sections that were empty for the 9:00 AM shows. This year, they are filled.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Dec 15, 2009 at 5:38 am

Better than good. I’m shocked to see so few empty seats. Even the 10:00 PM shows on the weekends have been packed.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Dec 14, 2009 at 6:17 am

One of the trusses was lowered to work on it. It has the wreaths and gold balls on it. The ice rink is no longer on the band car elevator. It comes up on elevator 3 and stays there.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Dec 9, 2009 at 9:50 am

I hope this works. Here are some pictures I took today. During each show there are 2 projectionists, at least 8 spot operators and countless other stagehands.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Dec 9, 2009 at 7:44 am

The spotlight operators are still here and being used. We do still use film here at times.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Dec 8, 2009 at 9:53 am

We still go on the buzzes today.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Dec 5, 2009 at 2:33 pm

All Xenon bulbs now. All spots are used throughout the year off and on.

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rcdt55b commented about Community Twin Theatre on Dec 5, 2009 at 7:22 am

There seems to be some major renovations going on at the theater.

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rcdt55b commented about Malverne Cinema on Nov 29, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Finally going to start upgrading to stereo in existing screens. Woohoo!!!!

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rcdt55b commented about Quad Cinema on Nov 29, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Slow business but still going strong. Recent and upcoming festivals are helping.

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rcdt55b commented about Greenport Theatre on Nov 29, 2009 at 4:27 pm

I’m surprised they closed early too. At least they have the Cafe rented again. Too bad they won’t upgrade the sound in the theaters there.

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rcdt55b commented about Lily Theatre on Nov 28, 2009 at 6:39 pm

Still Firestone.

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rcdt55b commented about Century's Floral Theatre on Nov 28, 2009 at 6:30 pm

Ken, getting back to that 1929 theater opening. I’m pretty sure it was the Lily theater. It’s only 2 blocks to the east of Tyson Avenue. You mentioned Tucson Avenue. I’m pretty sure it’s Tyson.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 28, 2009 at 2:05 pm

As I thumb through the pages*

First show……..

Organ……..10:32
Stage Show…10:45
Organ……..11:18
Trailer……11:19
Feature……11:22
Intermission.1:03
Feature……1:08
End……….3:06

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 26, 2009 at 10:14 am

Yep. The 3-D is still 70MM on the silver screen. The file cabinet is great. So much info.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 25, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Gone With The Wind…..4/24/75-4/28/75
2001…..5/1/75-5/5/75
Singing In The Rain……5/8/75-5/12/75

Sorry Ed. No grosses listed on any.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 25, 2009 at 12:11 pm

Some pretty interesting stuff I just came across here. There is an old filing cabinet in the old generator room here. In it are books dating back to the early 30’s with most if not all the movies that played here. Pretty big collection. Goes into the 70’s.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 25, 2009 at 9:52 am

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)……..