Comments from Mike (saps)

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Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Radio City Music Hall on Aug 6, 2005 at 10:41 am

>>That summer my friends cheated on me by sneaking out to see “The Nun’s Story” at RCMH while I was at work.

BoxOfficeBill, you are the gayest thing out there, and I mean that in a nice way!

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Aug 4, 2005 at 4:00 pm

No orchestra, just a string quartet. And a jazz combo that plays on Saturday nights. Not.

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Mike (saps) commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Aug 2, 2005 at 11:15 am

Is the booth back upstairs now? When did the Carthay Lounge exist; was it during the time the booth was downstairs?

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Mike (saps) commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Aug 2, 2005 at 11:03 am

Bruce, picking double features is nice work if you can get it, eh?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Aug 2, 2005 at 10:43 am

Thanks, Ken. Have you completed your recent cinema tour of the USA?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Aug 2, 2005 at 10:30 am

RobertR — the idea of widescreen is appealing, but as you may recall at this theatre the widescreen has actually less square footage than flat screening, (today’s flat, not Academy ratio) because here they lower the masking for widescreen, rather than expanding the sides.

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Mike (saps) commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Aug 2, 2005 at 10:19 am

Nice photo, Chrles. Really red! But I am surprised there is no usual balcony. What is up there on the second level?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Variety Theatre on Jul 28, 2005 at 12:02 pm

I just discovered that this theater has come down and I can’t fucking believe it. It is impossible that a perfectly fine theater, especially one this old, can just be destroyed for student housing. I know I’m preaching to the converted here but it is truly monstrous. I’ve been to this theater several times, both as a movie house and as a play house, and I am in shock.

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Mike (saps) commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Jul 28, 2005 at 11:07 am

Um, sarcasm is sometimes lost in translation.

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Mike (saps) commented about Brooklyn Paramount Theatre on Jul 27, 2005 at 9:21 pm

He was/is a beauty!

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Mike (saps) commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Jul 26, 2005 at 5:15 pm

Reading that ad I noticed a funny coincidence—It says No One Seated During Final Reel, which is a precursor or foreshadowing of the policy at this same theater for Psycho 30 years later, when no one was seated after the feature began.

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Mike (saps) commented about Astor Theatre on Jul 25, 2005 at 6:23 pm

That, plus the sign above the marquee that said the name of the picture.

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Mike (saps) commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Jul 25, 2005 at 4:22 pm

Liked seeing that bit of ad for Billy Wilder’s “Kiss Me, Stupid”, for adults only, at the Astor. It really was pretty dirty for the time; ever a little dirty for today!

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Mike (saps) commented about Member Comment Histories Will Return! on Jul 25, 2005 at 4:19 pm

Glad to see the “Recent Comment” section now shows many more recent comments. Thanks, folks.

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Mike (saps) commented about Apollo Theatre on Jul 21, 2005 at 12:25 pm

Robert, those are two sad pictures posted at 2:32pm above; the theaters had already closed and their marquees were being used as a poetry art project. It really was a ghost town during that period.

On the other hand, I very fondly remember that “cooped-up?” sign on the side of the Selwyn Building, and others like it. For years I would say to people “Get more out of life! See a movie” which was another sign on the block.

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Mike (saps) commented about Anco Theatre on Jul 20, 2005 at 12:58 pm

I just looked at all 112 photos in that photobucket link above; I am exhausted but satisfied.

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Mike (saps) commented about Rockville Centre Cinema on Jul 19, 2005 at 11:08 am

Whether I go at 1:57 or at 1:58, it’s always packed!

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Mike (saps) commented about Radio City Music Hall on Jul 16, 2005 at 6:34 am

Wow, these comments hve spilled over to another page…I think!

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Mike (saps) commented about IFC Center on Jul 15, 2005 at 3:51 pm

I hope you’re having fun, Jack, because this stuff will all be soon deleted. But when I said you union-bash, I was being too narrow, and I later self-corrected by admitting “I FORGOT TO MENTION” all the other bashing you are doing. Instead of saying “just to union-bash” I should have said “MAINLY to union-bash” because when it comes to the Waverly your poison pen is not limited to one mere aspect. (Emphasis added.)

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Mike (saps) commented about IFC Center on Jul 15, 2005 at 3:22 am

Oh, right, Jack, I forgot to mention that you also criticize the design of the theater, the neighborhood in which it sits, its future programming choices, the name “Waverly,” and any poster who disagrees with you. Plus, you haven’t posted a comment about any other theater…if you can.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about IFC Center on Jul 14, 2005 at 8:06 pm

JackM and Jackwhite, it’s nice of you to join this site just to union-bash, ad nauseum. Got any opinions on anything else?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jul 13, 2005 at 10:14 am

It IS a lovely place to see a film, but as other posters have noted, there is room for a larger screen.

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Mike (saps) commented about Radio City Music Hall on Jul 11, 2005 at 3:39 am

A Matter of Time was a low point for all involved, Vincente, Liza and Ingrid. Jeez, it looked like crap and the story was weak. I’m surprised they didn’t bring in the wrecking ball during its engagement. I’m sure they wouldn’t have hit any non-existent patrons.

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Mike (saps) commented about Mayfair Theatre on Jul 8, 2005 at 3:05 pm

Nice link to a tour of Asbury Park and its theaters, TC. Thanks.

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Mike (saps) commented about IFC Center on Jul 7, 2005 at 11:41 am

Alvarez, I don’t see how “mainstream movies, shabby seating and bully unions” can be laid at the feet of the union projectionist trying to make a living wage. If the complant is “poor presentation” then maybe he manager should more carefully monitor the proceedings and advise his projectionist on any perceived flaws in the show. I’ve known and met many union projectionists over the past 30 years and every one of them were diligent, hardworking and proud to give the best possible presentation.

JackM, many union projectionists are important contributors to this site, so don’t be so “amused.”

Yeah, why should “fragile” Cablevision pay a projectionist a decent wage when the kid behind the candy counter can do both jobs (poorly) for the bare minimum.