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markp commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Sep 6, 2016 at 2:06 pm

digital3d, Thank You. I come from a family of union projectionists. My father was one for 55 years, my uncle for 54. I’m in my 40th this year. I only do the occasional movie now that everything is digital. It was a great run though.

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markp commented about Strand Theater on Sep 6, 2016 at 1:56 pm

I’m sure if you go to the wildwood town hall of records they should have info on who owns it. I would love to see this place back up and running.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Sep 4, 2016 at 6:20 pm

xbs2034, perhaps you should have seen Hateful 8 at the Regal E-Walk where I ran it. Properly framed every time, no sound issues, and I was the only theatre out of the 4 in NYC that ran it that NEVER once used the digital back up. That’s what 40 years as a projectionist gets you. Just sayin.

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markp commented about Rolling Acres Cinema on Sep 4, 2016 at 6:15 pm

Tonight on cable channel Viceland, they were inside the abandoned mall, and showed pictures of the inside of the theatre. It showed the old GCC white backed Griggs chairs, the old white formica vending machine wall and candy stand.

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markp commented about Radio City Music Hall on Sep 3, 2016 at 8:16 am

Too bad they don’t do this more often.

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markp commented about Radio City Music Hall on Sep 2, 2016 at 7:12 pm

rcdt55b, that was a complaint of mine when the movie started. The image wasn’t touching the bottom masking and from my seat on the stage left side there was a motor chain bag hanging in the image upper right. The movie looked fantastic. I was under the balcony. I was gonna ask if they shot it to the screen from the booth or in the seating area. You answered my question. Also I was curious, and you certainly do not have to answer, but was it a digital ingest, or……

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markp commented about Radio City Music Hall on Sep 2, 2016 at 1:35 pm

I thought his funniest story was the one about him and the late Bill Cullen.

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markp commented about Radio City Music Hall on Aug 29, 2016 at 1:55 pm

I will be attending this Thursdays screening of “Blazing Saddles.” It will be a bit somber after todays news of Gene Wilders passing. It will probably be my only time at the hall this year, as my wife will not be working the Christmas Spectacular this year, her first time not doing it in 9 years. She is working on Cirque Paramour. Gonna miss seeing the Christmas show this year.

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markp commented about AMC Clifton Commons 16 on Aug 25, 2016 at 8:39 am

And now you know why RHETT52, long time projectionists like myself who cared and gave 110% are no longer employed and why theres no more film. I see these digital downloads at the theatre I do projection once in a while. These kids don’t understand 2:35 or 1:85. If they would print flat or scope you might have a chance. And I love that excuse, that’s the way they sent it. Might have worked in the old days when a print was scratched but no more. The business has really gone down hill the past 10 to 15 years.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Aug 24, 2016 at 3:06 pm

I loved the sound of the old film projectors. And in my 37 full time years as a projectionist, I never scratched film, even my 12 years in the adult theatres. I cared for the film and kept my projectors spotless.

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markp commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on Aug 23, 2016 at 10:28 am

I agree with you on all points hdtv267. I might add that as a 40 year veteran projectionist, I personally am not a fan of digital, since it put me out of work 3 years ago, and I could care less about digital imax or laser or anything else. To me its getting all out of control, and going to the movies just isn’t what it use to be. Yes I’m an old fuddy duddy. You can say it.

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markp commented about Middlebrook Galleria Cinemas on Aug 20, 2016 at 2:16 pm

According to the website, still no showtimes listed. Is it possible this place has been closed for renovations since the early spring??

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markp commented about Pelham Road Cinema 10 on Aug 20, 2016 at 9:31 am

Wow. A 10 screen theatre lasting only 8 years.

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markp commented about AMC Headquarters Theatres on Aug 19, 2016 at 7:48 pm

When Clearview use to operate this theatre, I was the screen cleaner for them. I hated going to this theatre as parking was a disaster, especially when I had to haul up cleaning supplies and such. And yes the theatres are on 2 levels, and you cannot get from one to the other. Since I use to go in after the theatre closed, it was sometimes a 2 day trip because if I got onto one level, I couldn’t get to the other one. Was never a fan of this place.

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markp commented about Loew's Victoria Theatre on Aug 18, 2016 at 2:23 pm

Another one into the dumpster. Really really sad

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markp commented about Georgia Square Mall Cinemas 1 2 3 4 on Aug 18, 2016 at 2:14 pm

Always loved your intro up top. A true theatre guy just like myself.

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markp commented about Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas on Aug 15, 2016 at 3:22 pm

3 years is nothing. The old Amboys Multiplex in Sayreville NJ has been sitting empty for 11 years.

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markp commented about Ritz Theatre on Aug 12, 2016 at 2:36 pm

Thanks for posting my uncles photo walterk

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markp commented about Kings Theatre on Aug 11, 2016 at 1:24 pm

walterk, I am trying to co-ordinate with my wife to take one of these tours in the coming months. We shall see.

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markp commented about Kings Theatre on Aug 9, 2016 at 6:42 am

Admittingly, I completely forgot about this until a friend of mine posted on facebook that he was there. By then it was too late for me to start driving to get there. I would have loved to be there. This was the event I wanted to go to so I could see the renovated theatre.

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markp commented about Brook Arts Center on Aug 6, 2016 at 12:14 pm

Anything going on with this place?? Shows, movies etc?

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markp commented about Shore 4 Theater on Jul 27, 2016 at 10:14 am

All the photos seem to have been removed

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markp commented about Strand Theater on Jul 27, 2016 at 10:04 am

Was in Wildwood yesterday for the first time in many years. The Strand is closed. All retail now. Same for the Ocean Theatre a few blocks down. There is this big water slide attraction where the Shore Theatre once stood. Its so sad. I remember in the 80’s going to all those theatres.

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markp commented about Radio City Music Hall on Jul 13, 2016 at 11:50 am

NewYorker64, my wife was one of the many dressers on last years show, which was awesome. (sad to say shes not working it this year, shes the head dresser on Cirque Paramour at the Lyric.) Ive heard nothing but good things about it. She will probably be back for the equally great Christmas show in the fall.

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markp commented about Morris County Mall Twin on Jul 8, 2016 at 2:24 pm

misterrick, I did not know any of the projectionists from the union up there. I only did matinee shows when they couldn’t fill them. The manager when I worked there was a guy named Ralph Siroli, a quite weird little guy. I remember John Monsport from the 80’s. I do agree with ianz, it was a nice little theatre.