Comments from Michael R. Rambo Jr.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC 309 Cinema 9 on Feb 14, 2009 at 12:12 pm

I think you are right. I had my dates mixed up.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Remembering Cinerama (Part 20: Philadelphia) on Feb 14, 2009 at 11:55 am

During the Cinerama days, the Boyd Theatre was owned and operated by Stanley Warner Theatres, and the Randolph (formerly known as Keith’s Chestnut Street Theatre) was owned and operated by William Goldman Theatres.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC 309 Cinema 9 on Feb 14, 2009 at 11:45 am

The 309 Cinema 9, along with the long gone Orleans 8, Andorra 8, Barn 5, Springfield Twin, , City Line Twin, and Millside 4, as well as Midtown Twin (Prince Music Theatre), Olde City Twin (Ritz East Twin) and Anthony Wayne Twin (Clearview’s Anthony Wayne 5) became AMC Theatres when AMC bought Budco Theatres in 1988.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Jan 5, 2009 at 5:35 pm

At AMC Neshaminy 24 with IMAX, the conversion was the same way as what was done at the two National Amusements locations, except we added two “mini hallways” at the end of the curved wall to wall, floor to ceiling screen, mainly because the outside walls of aMC Neshaminy 24 with IMAX were pre-fab, with one outside side wall forms a 90 degree angle with the outside wall of House #2, and the other outside side wall also supports the mall entrance.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Neshaminy 24 Theatres on Jan 3, 2009 at 10:14 pm

It is worth seeing movies in the Digital IMAX Theatre (aka House #1). The seating is now at 529, down from 617 seats.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Jan 3, 2009 at 10:10 pm

In the Philadelphia/South Jersey area, the projectors are run by our projectionists, as well as our Operation Coorinators, and Projection Manager. And, no, I am not a projectionist, but I know a former booth manager who been running projection booths for AMC and, before that, for Sameric Theatres and Budco Theatres.

and we do get the tecknitions that come out from both IMAX (for our Digital IMAX Theatre) and Christie Digital (for our regular Digital projector, Slide projectors and in-lobby HDTV’s)

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Jan 3, 2009 at 9:53 pm

Pretty soon, there will be more Digital IMAX Theatres than there are the 5 stories 70mm iMAX Theatres and the Omnimax 70mm IMAX. And the screens in the Digital IMAX Theatres are not the same size as the 1.85:1 “Flat” screens.

And, no, they will not raise the roof on the Rockaway 16 for the Digital IMAX. They did not raise the roof on the Digital iMAX Theatres at AMC Neshaminy 24 with IMAX, AMC Hamilton 24 with IMAX, AMC Cherry Hill 24 with IMAX, AMC White Marsh 16 with IMAX, AMC Century City 15 with IMAX, REG Sheepshead Bay Stadium 14 and IMAX, REG Aliante Stadium 16 & IMAX, or AMC Burbank 16 with IMAX, amung the new Digital IMAX Theatres at AMC and REG.

The Empire 25’s Digital IMAX theatre has a theatre above and below it. Also, the Digital IMAX uses two projectors, and the theatres have 1 other thing the 70mm IMAX do not have, and that is complete digital surround sound.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Garden State 16 on Oct 27, 2008 at 4:36 pm

My mistake. i was too tired when i posted the little tidbit on Beowulf 3D (I was watching the World Series after I got done work, at my theatre carding for Saw V).

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Garden State 16 on Oct 26, 2008 at 3:35 pm

Every AMC Theatres locations, as well as other theatres (Regal, National Amusements, Cinemark ect…), were carding this weekend for Saw V becaues it is required by the MPAA (which gave the film a “R” rating).

When Beowulf 3D was released, the AMC Garden State 16 was still being built, unless it was shown at the old AMC/RKO Stanley Warner’s Paramus Route 4 Theatre.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Stanley Center for the Arts on Sep 30, 2008 at 5:32 pm

Warner Brothers theatre division, from 1930 to the late 1940’s-early 1950’s, was Stanley Warner (after buying Philadelphia, PA based Stanley Company of America, started by Stanley Mastbaum and Jules E. Mastbaum). It was through the Paramount Decree that Warner Brothers split into two companies: Warner Brothers Inc. and Stanley Warner Corp.

It was in the 1960’s when Pacific Theatres acquired Stanley Warner Corp, and later RKO Theatres to form the RKO Stanley Warner Theatres division (the other two were Pacific Theatres and Pacific East Theatres). Stanley Warner/RKO Stanley Warner was the biggest theatre chain in Philadelphia, PA, before being surpassed by Budco Theatres Corp. and Sameric Theatres Corp.

There is also a high school in Philadelphia, Pa named after The Stanley Company’s co-founder Jules E. Mastbaum, called Mastbaum Technical High School (built near the site of the former Stanley Warner’s Allegheny Theatre)

In 1981, Pacific Theatres sold RKO Stanley Warner to Almi-Century Theatres, forming RKO Century Warner Theatres.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Eagle Eye first IMAX/IMAX digital opening on Sep 27, 2008 at 10:15 pm

The Digital IMAX Theatres are all AMC Theatres and they are:

AMC Altamonte Mall 18
AMC Aventura 24
AMC BarryWoods 24
AMC Cherry Hill 24
AMC Columbia 14
AMC Empire 25
AMC Hamilton 24
AMC Hoffman 22
AMC Neshaminy 24
AMC Orange Park 24
AMC Potomac Mills 18
AMC Regency Square 24
AMC Veterans 24
AMC White Marsh 16

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Metropolitan Opera broadcasts to digital theaters on Sep 24, 2008 at 6:20 pm

Same here with the Met Opera simulcasts at the AMC Neshaminy 24 Theatre in Bensalem. A lot of these operas actually sells out a good 5 to 6 months before they are seen.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Neshaminy 24 Theatres on Sep 24, 2008 at 6:17 pm

This past sunday (9/21/2008) was the 10th anniversary of the opening of the AMC Neshaminy 24 Theatre. This Friday (9/26/2008) is the debut of “Eagle Eye: The IMAX Experience” at AMC Neshaminy 24.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex on Sep 2, 2008 at 9:55 pm

Except the AMC Loews Menlo Park 12 was always a “Cineplex Odeon” theatre, whereas the former AMC Loews Paramus Rout 4 10 Theatre started out as a “Stanley Warner” theatre.

The Stanley Warner Route 4 Theatre showed lots of great movies in 70mm, and started as a single screen.

The Cineplex Odeon/AMC Loews Menlo Park 12 Theatre is a 1990’s 12-plex that replaced another great theatre, the General Cinema Menlo Park Twin Theatre (opened as Cinema Menlo Park), which also show great 70mm films.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Atco Multiplex Cinemas on Aug 30, 2008 at 4:01 pm

I have just read, over at this link: [url]http://cinematreasures.org/news/19561_0_1_0_C/[/url], that the Atco Multiplex Cinemas will close next week, along with sister theatres Showcase Lawrence 1-6 Cinemas and Circle Cinemas.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Big-screen giant Imax eyes digital future on Aug 23, 2008 at 6:04 pm

Don’t worry, the Hoffman 22 is still showing “Space Station 3D” and “Kung Fu Panda” on their iMAX screen.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Empire 25 on Aug 18, 2008 at 5:38 pm

sometime next month according to iMAX’s website, the Digital IMAX Theatre will open at the AMC Empire 25.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Big-screen giant Imax eyes digital future on Aug 15, 2008 at 11:16 pm

None of the IMAX Theatres in Philadelphia are showning “Fly Me To The Moon”. AMC Neshaminy 24, Hamilton 24 & Cherry Hill 24 are showing “Space Station 3D” and “Kung Fu Panda”, REG King of Prussia Stadium 16 is showing “The Dark Knight”, and The Franklin Institute is showing educational IMAX films and “The Dark Knight”.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Neshaminy 24 Theatres on Aug 15, 2008 at 11:13 pm

The first 2 shows in Digitial IMAX were: Space Station 3D (@ 10:30 AM), and Kung Fu Panda (@ 12:15 PM).

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Neshaminy 24 Theatres on Aug 5, 2008 at 1:18 pm

In about 2 to 3 weeks, the Digital IMAX Theatre at AMC Neshaminy 24 will be open.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Big-screen giant Imax eyes digital future on Jul 22, 2008 at 3:50 pm

Yesterday, July 21, started the conversion of AMC Neshaminy 24’s Auditorium #1 from 35mm to Digital IMAX. The first film slated to play is Kung Fu Panda: The IMAX Experience. The theatre will seat 505, down from the original 617 seats when AMC Neshaminy first opened.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about IMAX will expand into AMC theaters on Jul 22, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Yesterday, July 21, started the conversion of AMC Neshaminy 24’s Auditorium #1 from a 35mm House to a Digital IMAX Theatre. This theatre will seat 505, down from the 617 that it sat in the 35mm days.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Neshaminy 24 Theatres on Jul 22, 2008 at 3:35 pm

Yesterday started the conversion of Theatre #1 from a 35mm Theatre to a Digital IMAX Theatre. Today, the existing screen was totally ripped out, and the existing speakers were removed.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Empire 25 on Jul 21, 2008 at 9:20 pm

In regards to the exit from the AMC Empire 25: It may have been planed like that by AMC Theatres, Hilton Hotels, and Applebee’s Restaurant for the exit to be like what it is.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Neshaminy 24 Theatres on Jul 21, 2008 at 9:11 pm

Almost every showing of “The Dark Knight” was sold out this weekend, including the sync showing of the 8:30PM show in Aud #1 (The future IMAX Theatre) and Aud #24, both on Friday and Saturday.