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mdvoskin commented about Ramsey Cinema on Oct 20, 2009 at 2:24 pm

The marquee was taken down in the 1980’s, but the theater’s front remains the same.

The marquee was already gone by December of 1979 and the flat marquee in use today was there. The only difference was back then, there was a picture of a crown between the words Ramsey and Cinema.

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Oct 19, 2009 at 2:41 pm

This coming weekend of October 23rd and 24th, The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre located on Journal Square in Jersey City, New Jersey, will continue its 80th Birthday Jubilee and 9th consecutive year of classic films with an early Halloween Horror Show.

Located directly across from the PATH subway station connecting Manhattan with Jersey City, it is also easy to reach from most area highways. Secure discounted parking is located directly behind the theatre. Have your parking ticket validated when you buy your ticket.

All Show Are Presented In 35mm With Genuine Carbon Arc Projection On Our Giant 50 Foot Wide Screen.

Friday October 23rd at 8:00pm â€" Carrie (1976) This is the film where we learned not to pick on girls with psychic powers. They mightn’t get pissed…

Saturday October 24th at 4:00pm â€" The Wolf Man (1941) Even a man who is pure at heart and says his prayers by night may become a wolf when the wolf-bane blooms and the moon is full and bright. The man in this film certainly does.

Saturday October 24th at 7:30pm â€" Rosemary’s Baby (1968) Produced by William Castle and directed by Roman Polanski, this creepy film reminds us not to have sex with demons.

Visit The Landmark Loews Jersey web site for details.

[size=1]The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre[/size]

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Sep 13, 2009 at 2:41 pm

On the weekend of October 2nd and 3rd, The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre located on Journal Square in Jersey City, New Jersey will open it’s 9th season of classic films. Since it is also the theatre’s 80th Birthday Jubilee, we will be presenting a selection of films either set in, or filmed in, the 1920’s when the Loews Jersey was young!

The theatre is located directly across from the PATH subway station connecting Manhattan with Jersey City, it is also easy to reach from most area highways. Discounted parking is located directly behind the theatre.

All Show Are Presented In 35mm On Our Huge 50 Foot Wide Screen

Friday October 2nd at 8:00pm â€" “The Untouchables” (1987) Follow the exploits of Elliot Ness and his G-Men as they take down Al Capone back in the violent days of the roaring 20’s.

Saturday October 3rd at 4:00pm â€" “The Coconuts” (1929) One of the Marx Brothers earliest and funniest films, watch as they wreak havoc on a Florida hotel and it’s unfortunate guests.

Saturday October 3rd at 8:00pm â€" “Safety Last” (1923) One of silent comedian Harold Lloyd’s wildest and best films, it features the famous scene of him high above a street hanging off a clock. There will be live organ accompaniment on the Landmark Loews Jersey’s Mighty Morton Theatre Pipe Organ.

Visit The Landmark Loews Jersey web site for details.

[size=1]The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre[/size]

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mdvoskin commented about Union County Performing Arts Center on Sep 8, 2009 at 2:11 pm

Does anyone know whether any of the upcoming film events will be presented from 35mm film, or are they just DVD presentations?

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Sep 8, 2009 at 12:29 pm

The Landmark Loews Jersey will begin it’s fall season of classic films on the weekend of October 2nd & 3rd. All the titles have not been confirmed yet, but the show will include Harold Lloyd’s 1923 silent comic masterpiece, Safety Last with live organ accompaniment on the Loews Jersey’s Morton Wonder Theatre Pipe Organ.

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mdvoskin commented about Abby Cinemas on Aug 31, 2009 at 1:12 pm

As of today, the Abby Cinemas are now closed. The sun has set on the New Day…

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on May 27, 2009 at 9:59 am

This coming Saturday, May 30th The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre located on Journal Square in Jersey City, New Jersey will be presenting the first of our final 2 shows of the season.

The Landmark Loews Jersey is located directly across from the PATH subway station connecting Manhattan with Jersey City, it is also easy to reach from most area highways.

All Show Are Presented In 35mm With Genuine Carbon Arc Projection.

Saturday May 30th at 6:00pm The Uninvited (1944) â€" Rescheduled from an earlier date with a newly struck print!

Saturday May 30th at 8:15pmRebecca (1940) â€" Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller.

The following weekend, June 5th and 6th, an animation weekend as our final shows of the season.

Friday June 5th at 8:00pmSpirited Away (2001) â€" Acclaimed Japanese animated feature film about a little girl lost in a surreal world. Dubbed into English Version.

Saturday June 6th at 3:00pm â€" A collection of classic cartoons from the golden age of Hollywood, all in 35mm!

Saturday June 6th at 7:30pmWho Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) â€" I know who framed him, do you?

Visit The Landmark Loews Jersey web site for details.

[size=1]The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre[/size]

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mdvoskin commented about AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex on May 17, 2009 at 9:45 am

*It was the lower theatre that was split into two by 1977. My mistake. *

No, you almost had it right the first time. The downstairs was intact, and the balcony was walled up to make a single, far too wide for it’s depth, theatre. The balcony was several years later cut into 2 theatres, long before the downstairs. If you remember, they built “The Route 4 Cinema” too the right of the original building, with a separate entrance, boxoffice, etc, rather than divide the downstairs of the original theatre. The last week Star Wars played at the RKO Stanely Warner, they moved it over to the smaller route 4 Cinema, and the marquee read Darth Vader in Star Wars.

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on May 14, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Ralph Ringstad, Jr. will be playing. Go to The Garden State Theatre Organ Society for more info on the organ.

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on May 11, 2009 at 10:07 am

This coming weekend, May 15th and 16th, The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre located on Journal Square in Jersey City, New Jersey will be presenting 3 more classic films from the golden age of motion pictures.

The Landmark Loews Jersey was the last of the five Loews Wonder Theatres built in the New York City metro area. Opened in 1929, it has been entertaining area movie goers ever since. The theatre is currently being operated and restored by the volunteer organization Friends Of The Loews. Located directly across from the PATH subway station connecting Manhattan with Jersey City, it is also easy to reach from most area highways.

All Show Are Presented In 35mm With Genuine Carbon Arc Projection.

Friday May 15th at 8pm It Happened One Night (1934) â€" Frank Capra’s screwball comedy featuring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.

Saturday May 15th at 6:00pmDinner At Eight (1933) â€" Staring John and Lionel Barrymore along with Jean Harlow.

Saturday May 15th at 8:30pmThe General (1927) â€" Buster Keaton’s silent comedy classic with live organ accompaniment on the Loews Jersey Theatre’s Morton Wonder Pipe Organ.

Visit The Landmark Loews Jersey web site for details.

[size=1]The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre[/size]

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on May 7, 2009 at 4:09 pm

“The Uninvited” is scheduled for Saturday May 30th, tentatively paired with “Rebeca” on the same evening.

The weekend of May 15-16 we will be presenting “It Happened One Night”, “Dinner At 8”, and silent film “The General”. See the theatre’s web page for more info on this show.

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Apr 29, 2009 at 1:44 pm

*Did anybody see “The Lion in Winter”? How was the print, especially the color? *

The print was in excellent condition, the color perfect.

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mdvoskin commented about Dumont Theatre on Apr 14, 2009 at 9:02 am

Yes, that building across from the church was the Dumont Theatre. The store with the awning was the original theatre entrance. The auditorium section was torn down and the marquee removed before I moved to Dumont in the early 1960’s, but you can clearly tell it was originally a theatre. I’ve been hunting for a picture of the theatre (unsuccessfully) for years.

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Apr 13, 2009 at 1:10 pm

It’s another weekend of classic films at The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre located on Journal Square in Jersey City, New Jersey, this coming April 24th and 25th on our huge 50 foot wide CinemaScope screen.

The Landmark Loews Jersey was the last of the five Loews Wonder Theatres built in the New York City metro area. Opened in 1929, it has been entertaining area movie goers ever since. The theatre is currently being operated and restored by the volunteer organization Friends Of The Loews. Located directly across from the PATH subway station connecting Manhattan with Jersey City, it is also easy to reach from most area highways.

All Show Are Presented In 35mm With Genuine Carbon Arc Projection.

Friday April 24th at 8pm A Lion In Winter (1968) – We will be running the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences archive print. Director of the film, Anthony Harvey, will be there in person to speak about his career and the film.

Saturday April 25th at 7:15pmJourney To The Center Of The Earth (1959) – We will be running the restored 20th Century Fox’s Archive Vault Print. Actress Arlene Dahl from the film will be there in person to speak about her career and the film.

Visit The Landmark Loews Jersey web site for details.

[size=1]The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre[/size]

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Mar 31, 2009 at 11:27 am

One cannot take seriously people such as the above “screensaver”, who registered here at CinemaTreasures last Saturday solely to leave his negative comments. While constructive criticism is always welcome, this person appears to have some sort of agenda against Friends Of The Loews, and clearly did not listen to the explanation of why The Uninvited (1944) was not available. May I suggest that you do not come back, since you are so unhappy with The Landmark Loews Jersey.

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mdvoskin commented about Lafayette Theatre on Mar 30, 2009 at 9:30 am

NTSC Television and 16mm film is 1.33. By the 1940’s, academy ratio for theatrical films was standardized at 1.37. As Bob has correctly point out above, Marty was printed full frame but composed to be exhibited at 1.85.

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mdvoskin commented about Count Basie Theatre on Mar 25, 2009 at 11:33 am

most people today don’t know or care if its film or video

True, but they do care about good and bad presentation. What most people don’t do is complain about poor presentation, they just don’t come back.

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Mar 7, 2009 at 1:53 pm

For our March shows, The Landmark Loews Jersey is presenting a weekend of black & white ghost stories rarely seen on the big screen:

Fri March 27th at 8pm

….The Uninvited (1944)

Sat March 28th at 6pm

….The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1947) Studio Archive Vault Print.

Sat March 28th at 8:30pm

….The Innocents (1961) Studio Archive Vault Print.

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Nov 21, 2008 at 7:28 am

I’m there for most Friday movies, almost never there on Saturdays. If you ever make it up to the Jersey on one of our movie Fridays, please ask for me.

/Mitchell

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Nov 19, 2008 at 12:06 pm

To movie534, I owe you an apology. Most of my anger was aimed at the Mr. Serf who posted before you. I scrolled up/down too quickly. Your post, although I don’t fully agree with it, was rather innocuous. Best of luck with The Ritz project, and if The Count Basie ever runs film again, I will try and get down to see one of your shows. There can never be too many theatres running classic films on the big screen.

PS.

While I have one year on you for length of time as a projectionist, and have run Norelco AA’s, it was 35mm only. I’ve never run 70mm.

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Nov 18, 2008 at 7:10 am

There are no dead birds or bird droppings in the projection room or any other area of the theatre that I am aware of. I note that “movie534” hides behind an unidentifiable user id, and quotes a former projectionist without giving his name. That should tell you everything you need to know about “movie534”, who at best posts things beyond his knowledge level. I have been on the projection staff of the Loews Jersey since they resumed running movies in 2001, and I know all three of the projectionists who are no longer with the project. I would have a hard time believing that any of them would be spreading this crap.

I have a simple suggestion for those such as “movie534” who don’t like our shows. Don’t attend. If you think films look better in NYC on screens that are a quarter of ours size, go see your movies there. End of problem.

/Mitchell
Loews Jersey Projection Staff

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Oct 11, 2008 at 12:43 pm

I can’t speak to what happened last Saturday during Flesh and The Devil, as I was not there. I am the volunteer projectionist for most of the Friday shows, and I have been running projectors for over 30 years. Please let me clarify some misconceptions.

First, the Loews Jersey is running carbon arc lamps (Ashcraft Super-Corelites for those who care) and presently runs 20 minute reels. Because of this, there is ALWAYS a projectionist in the projection room.

Second, as someone pointed out, from the back of the theatre and the projection room, the movies always look to be in focus. Because of this, we use binoculars to focus.

Third, because of the distance from the projector to the screen, and the size of the screen, any lab printing focus imperfections in the film look terrible. If a reel, or a scene is printed out of focus, there is nothing we can do to compensate for it, and if the focus shifts between scenes in a given reel, it is the film print.

That being said, of course and occasional screwup can happen, but they are the exception not the rule. Everyone involved in Friends Of The Loews wants you to enjoy your visit, and of course, come back.

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mdvoskin commented about Capitol Theater on Jul 15, 2008 at 1:25 pm

I was in Whitehall last weekend to go boating with friends on Lake Champlain. Saw the theatre and stopped to look. The interior is totally gutted, right down to the ground. The side exists were totally open with some boats and old cars stored inside.

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mdvoskin commented about Athena Cinema on Jun 24, 2008 at 1:31 pm

Does anyone know if this ss this the former Schine Athena Theater?

Yep, that’s it. That marquee was on the building up until around 1970.

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Dec 11, 2007 at 1:23 pm

The projector motor regulators are already in place to adjust the speed for silent films.