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google it and find out.
umm, ok- so the link to that NJ.com article about this is where please?
The movies featured in the ads above were actually for the Woodhaven 4, not the theatre that this page is for.
Made yet another visit to AMC Woodhaven on Sunday (4/7/13) for a showing of “Evil Dead” – I really enjoyed it. It was on film.
Few things about this place. There was an issue with the computer system that morning, they held up the start of the movie to be sure those folks ( and it was quite a few) didn’t miss the movie or miss out on a trip to the concession stand.
For it being a violent horror movie, the crowd was quite well behaved. Couple of things stood out to me.
One, during the movie a patron (young man) got up and actually left the theatre to take a call
Second, during the movie, an AMC staffer came into to be sure things were well. They were.
AMC should be embarrassed to have their name on this third world complex. I attended a morning presentation of “Jurassic Park” in Digital IMAX 3D on 4.6.13
I’ve got no idea where to begin on how appalling the conditions there are or how misbehaved the patrons are.
Starting with the ticket girl having her back to people entering so she can do busy work, to both registers not cooperating with cards holding up concession lines. The red circle logo morphing into various expressions being stuck in an endless loop because the computer to start the show misfired. No “warning” to put on your 3D glasses. No messages about keeping it down during the show. Not that this mattered as I was physically threatened twice by patrons when I politely requested that they put the phone away. Elevators that take you to a different part of the complex because the 2nd floor bathrooms are locked.
Then the main floor bathrooms are in the most deplorable conditions. Graffiti, names scratched into walls and urinals. When I needed to use those bathrooms, one of the workers decided to put the 3D glasses recycle bin right in the way of the doors. How about whenever anyone gets up to use the rest room the door opens up and then the bottom right hand corner of the screen gets bright.
I attended a 10am screening. I can’t even wrap my head around what this bleephole is like in the evening. Unfortunately due to my schedule today, I had to go to this one to see the movie I have been waiting to see again for years. Tell ya folks, avoid this place at all costs. Yes, I’ve contacted AMC corporate about my displeasure.
Needless to say, I’ll never be back here again. I’d rather miss a movie than put up with that nonsense again.
First it was the remodel and now, this theatre is making headlines for the wrong reasons as a couple with down’s syndrome is claiming they were mistreated during their visit to the AMC Marlton 8.
Video the the KYW TV 3 story is included in link below
The Castro Theatre will be home to a stop on TCM’s “Road to Hollywood”. Tickets became available yesterday for the screening of “The Pink Panther” with guest Robert Wagner and hosted by Robert Osbourne on April 16th
Tickets (should any be left) are available at TCM’s website via the “Road to Hollywood” link.
One hopes that having TCM “in the house” will help along the fundraising for the Mighty Wurlitzer.
huh? I read that a few times and it didn’t make sense, which is this other theater you’re referring to please and where is it located in regards to this one?
Thanks Ian- great photographs- thanks for sharing. I hope that the powers that be here will put something on the main page so more people learn about the plight and also can contribute.
Some very sad news broke today regarding the Mighty Wurlitzer’s future at the Castro theatre.
I wasn’t even aware that the theatre didn’t own it. They do not. So the person who owns it is moving out of the organ and has designs to take with.
But if the money can be raised- the organ can stay- but it’s going to need alot of work.
There’s information about fundraising in the enclosed link below.
If someone can make this news a bit more prominent on the site and make sure as many people as possible can see it, that would be great.
A movie at the Castro Theatre without the Mighty Wurlitzer wouldn’t be the same.
Roxie has been named one of the top 5 Indie Cinemas in the Bay Area.
The Grand Lake made the 2013 A-List as one of the best Indie Cinemas in the Bay Area
Castro Theatre making the 2013 A-List of “Indie Cinemas” in the Bay Area…
Thanks for that insight Sam. “My Favorite Year” is one of my favorite movies. I had to chance to tell that to Mark-Linn Baker when he was performing off broadway a few years back. When he asked my favorite, telling him “Its a Mad Mad Mad Mad World” he didn’t seem to mind.
Outstanding photos, Ian. Well done!
at the 2:11 mark the name of the movie is Female on the Beach, which stars Natalie Schafer and Joan Crawford. Google is such an amazing thing.
Early shows are $10 here, just checked this morning for the weekend.
Will there be a parade? Plaque erected when they break a record. I mean, wow 17 weeks for a movie that is obviously making them money being allowed to continue playing there. Such an amazing accomplishment. Maybe they can get Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence for the parade. Please please take photos and post them here. This is so mindboggling. 17 WEEKS!!! WOW!!!!
WOW, great photo – thanks for sharing this.
Is that a record of some kind? If so please cite more about this amazing accomplishment.
Photos of the Fox marquee, advertisement for “Battle of the Century” and bit of write up about Laurel & Hardy’s appearance at the Fox are listed at the blog linked below
Had a bit of a chuckle at this morning’s screening of “Jack the Giant Slayer” in “Digital IMAX 3D. Crowd was sparse, the mind numbing promo fest better known as "first look” is coming to a thankful conclusion, the trailers are about to begin.
A voice cries out from the front of the auditorium “If you’ve got 3D glasses in the plastic packaging, come out and get the right glasses”.
Apparently they gave out “regular” 3D glasses instead of the AMC Digital IMAX 3D ones. It was quite humorous, but they did fix the mistake. Just something to point out for posterity.
There’s a “Croods” no talking/texting promo they are running now. Unfortunately it’s lost in the plethora of commercials that are run. No wonder no one pays attention.
Is the Market Street Cinema haunted? The folks from “Ghost Adventures” check this out on the episode that aired first on 3/1/13 and I’m sure will be running off quite a bit on the Travel Channel. Check the local listings in your region.
I’m not a believer (personally) but there’s alot of great tidbits about the history of this great venue, how the strip club now just in housed in part of the old Imperial theatre. Check this show out ( or place out in the City of Saint Francis, should your proclivities go that route)