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When cablevision owned it I cleaned the screens here in the early 2000’s. It was a nice theatre in a nice town. Reminded me of a GCC theatre. It had that look. Don’t know if GCC ever operated it at one time.
I saw that about a month ago spectrum. Im hoping it happens cause Im an unemployed projectionist and stagehand who was helping out on the remodel by the former owner in the mid and late 2000’s. I really want to work here again.
networkmike, I dont know how it is now-a-days, but when I was a projectionist in an adult theatre from 1978 to 1990, I can say I saw some interesting things going on in the 800 seat auditorium of the theatre. But I also say to you that theres nothing like viewing it on the big screen, so go enjoy.
walterk, I just found another booth shot of Mr Spewak next to the projectors. Im thinking of bringing it to the historical society to scan. I will ask my wife if our scanner still works and then maybe I can get it out to you. If not then I will bring it to you the next time your in the state.
Same to you.
walterk, I spoke to my mom the other day and she did indeed know and graduated with Alice. Small world.
Thanks for that walterk. It was my pleasure to supply the photo and sharing it with you and the group. Also the above header should now also include “renovating” “restoring”
That’s my dad.
Didnt Bow Tie drop the 2 in Pennsylvania? The Bala and Anthony Wayne? Or were they dumped by cablevision?
A big thank you to walterk for setting up the visit to the Ritz today. It was something for me to be in the same building my dad worked in all those years ago. I even got to go to the old projection room where he walked and worked. The old place needs a lot of work, but the people in charge have a vision and now lets hope the $$$$$ start rolling in.
In the early 2000’s I cleaned the screen here once. It was a beautiful theatre. It was nice to clean a huge screen, quite a departure from the small screens I was use to cleaning in the clearviews.
In the Capitol cities video Safe and Sound they show 2 projectors to the right of the one with the Carbon Arc that have 2 smaller blue xenon lamphouses.
And yes, Interstellar was one of the greatest expieriences I ever had in a movie theatre. Awesome movie.
Kurtpvincent, I agree with you on 2 points. I saw Interstellar in 70mm film at the Ziegfeld, and I too, as a projectionist of over 38 years also love film. These days I am a stagehand, who works occasionally at a performing arts center that do movies, but they are all digital or DVD. I hate it, but its an evil I must live with.
This is great news. Welcome aboard. I follow both organizations very closely and enjoy both.
Had it still been open these days, people would be sitting in crush hour traffic and would be lucky to make a 7 or 730 pm start time.
Matt, I work around the block at the arena. As a former projectionist, I would have loved to get inside and see this place, along with the Paramount and Proctors. Keep up the good work.
Drove by here just the other day. All quiet. Nothing going on lately.
Went to the 2:45pm show today. About 75 people in the audience. No curtains, but I was informed by Joe Masher that there was a tech there tweeking things, which I can believe as we were not let in till 2:35 and there was a film loop running on the screen. The presentation was flawless, no scratches or dirt. It did start out of frame, and there were people talking in the booth that we could hear. Sound was kickin. My wife and I had a great time.
If all goes well I will be at the 245 show on Tuesday. Cant wait
Like I said, I guess being a projectionist for over 38 years, I notice these things the average joe would not. If they ever give booth tours Im in, LOL
On Motion Picture Technology, there have been reviews and comments coming in from all over the country. There were some comments about sound problems from various venues, but none from New York City. There was one comment about the IMAX in Pallasades Center about dust specs thru the entire movie. And in many venues complaints about scratches. But again nothing yet from the Ziegfeld. Im hoping to go next week either Monday or Wednesday.
If it will help rcdt55b, I was sitting in row EE seat 503. Vito, I have seen photos of the booth, but like you, and you know me for many years, Im just a booth junkie I guess. And now more than ever since I dont work in the business anymore because of digital, I just love seeing old projection rooms.
Never heard of CINE-GRAND
Glad I was able to help.