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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.

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markp commented about Cinema 304 on Oct 23, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Yes Jack I agree with you about the twinning. I was the screen cleaner for Clearview at the time. Cinema 6 is a crackerbox. The 304 was a nice size decent theatre.

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markp commented about Radio City Music Hall on Oct 23, 2014 at 3:38 pm

My wife is once again a dresser on the Christmas show. I will probably be there the day of the last dress rehersals, as always. Lets hope the 70mm stays forever. I miss being a projectionist. Damn digital.

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markp commented about AMC Aviation 12 on Oct 22, 2014 at 5:17 pm

The mall this theatre is in was actually planned back in the 90’s. General Cinema originally was going to build there. Years of back and forth between state and local leaders caused the project to not start years later after GCC was long gone.

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Oct 21, 2014 at 1:45 pm

To answer your question thebrat, todays projectionists arent projectionists. All these chains got rid of us professionals years ago. I managed to hang on for a total of 37 years by working my last 10 for an independant after the union got thrown out by clearview. And joemasher, will 70mm be at the Zieg for the entire run?? Im planning on going in the 2nd week, as I cannot make it the first 9 days its there.

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markp commented about Bala Theatre on Oct 18, 2014 at 2:02 pm

I use to clean the screens for Cablevision when they had the theatre and until they felt that was a waste of money. This is a very beautiful theatre. The triplexing was done very nicely. I hope you can still do 35mm stuff. I, as a now former projectionist, after 38 years, love to see folks who still embrace film over digital.

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markp commented about All Jersey Multiplex Cinemas on Oct 14, 2014 at 12:31 am

Your Welcome.

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markp commented about Theater owners complain about Interstellar film release on Oct 12, 2014 at 11:16 pm

moviebuff, the only theatre I saw in NJ gonna play it in 35 mm is the Lincoln Cinemas in Kearney

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markp commented about All Jersey Multiplex Cinemas on Oct 12, 2014 at 1:31 am

This is the theatre your thinking about. Also the Amboys Multiplex opened in 1979 and closed in 2005.

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markp commented about Theater owners complain about Interstellar film release on Oct 12, 2014 at 1:29 am

Good for Nolan. Keep it up. This whole push to digital was stupid and only the smart theatres retained some of their film equipment.

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markp commented about All Jersey Multiplex Cinemas on Oct 9, 2014 at 4:42 pm

On my way into the city yesterday on the bus, for the first time in 3 months, the theatre is now nothing but a very small pile of rubble. And yes the Multiplex sign by the turnpike is still there as is the marquee by rte 1. A For Sale sign hangs from it.

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markp commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Oct 8, 2014 at 8:31 pm

As a former projectionist with over 38 years expierience, I couldnt have said it better myself RogerA. Kudo’s.

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Oct 8, 2014 at 8:27 pm

I plan on going there to see it in 70MM. It will be a pleasure to watch a movie on FILM instead of digital.

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markp commented about Ritz Theater on Oct 4, 2014 at 5:51 pm

walterk, about 3 weeks ago I drove by here on my way to work. There was a large container dumpster outside. I guess it was for all the interior demo that was going on. On my way in 2 days ago the dumpster was gone and all appears quiet for now.

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markp commented about Eric I & II on Oct 2, 2014 at 12:41 am

Anytime L. Weigard.

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markp commented about Cinemark Hazlet 12 on Oct 1, 2014 at 8:49 pm

Vito, I worked all summer on a renovation at the AMC mountainside theatre. Same thing happened there. Some theatres seat capacities were cut in half. 200 seat theatres suddenly had 100 seats.

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markp commented about Beloved Marin cinema could be torn down for housing on Oct 1, 2014 at 8:45 pm

So why dont Lucas or Spielberg buy it and save it?

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markp commented about Union County Performing Arts Center on Sep 29, 2014 at 2:14 am

They need a projectionist?? Im available

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markp commented about Boyd Theatre on Sep 23, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Looks like another one bites the dust.

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markp commented about Jerry Lewis Cinema on Sep 23, 2014 at 1:13 am

I didnt think Jerry Lewis Cinemas opened anything more than 2 screens. Were there theatres added on?

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markp commented about What about the curtains? on Sep 17, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Vito, what you just described was what my father use to call “showmanship”, something thats been lacking since I would say the late 70’s/early 80’s as the age of twinning and the birth of multiplexes took place. As he always told me, I came into the game a few years too late.

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markp commented about Rivoli Theatre on Sep 16, 2014 at 1:00 am

techman707, when I lost my job as projectionist in May of 2013 (after 37 years) the owner I was working for said that the film companies would love to see all theatres gone and have everything go to pay per view. Now I dont know if this could happen, but you never know.

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 10, 2014 at 1:30 am

Will do

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markp commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Sep 9, 2014 at 4:33 pm

To whoever keeps changing the photo, please leave the one with the curtain closed, as opposed to the one with the screen ad showing on the screen.

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markp commented about Tarantino takes over programming at New Beverly on Sep 8, 2014 at 10:32 pm

Probably the first cinema in the country to go from film to digital to film. I would love to see more of them do it.