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Vito commented about Century's Floral Theatre on Jun 22, 2011 at 7:17 am

Sounds like my kinda projectionist robboehn Unlike the Floral and Bellrose most of the Century houses did have curtain controls in the booth and we would always perform what was called a Delux. After the trailers, shorts, what have you, we would close the curtain and reopen them for the feature. We never showed the masking moving in a change from flat to Scope which was done while the masking was covered by the moving curtain. Some of the theates did not permit “cutting rcords” which meant when it was time to start the show you were not permitted to cut the record or fade it out the music it had to finish before starting the show. That was not the case everywhere but most Century theatres. Do you also remember we ran the Star-Spangeled Banner before the first show on all holidays?

In those days when you worked for Century you put on a show.

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Vito commented about Radio City Music Hall on Jun 19, 2011 at 12:41 pm

I am surprised there have not been any comments on Cirque du Soleil I wondered if anyone has seen it and if of our RCMH insiders have any tid bits about the backstage story

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Vito commented about Raceway Cinema on Jun 16, 2011 at 3:43 am

rafaelstorm; yes indeed TMM was the opening attraction it was a roadshow reserved seat presentasion which we showed with 4 track mag stereo sound

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Vito commented about Lane Theater on Jun 10, 2011 at 9:23 am

garth I agree abut the economy and the Paramount my other concern was if anyone would have ventured into Stapelton which is in such decay; plus parking which would be a problem with the lot across the street now gone. Charley Zerrilli and Peter Lisi tried their best especially Peter who was so passionate about the theatre.

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Vito commented about Lane Theater on Jun 10, 2011 at 7:21 am

Garth the folks at the Paramount underestimated the cost of bringing the theatre up to code. It became a run a way train with everyday something else to buy or install. Sad becasue as you wrote they had made quite a bit of progress in encluding getting that wonderful old marquee to light up again.

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Vito commented about Radio City Music Hall on Jun 7, 2011 at 9:59 am

Thanks Patrick, only my dear sweet mother ever called me Sonny:) You mentioned e-mail notifacations which are working fine for me. Thanks for the help

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Vito commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jun 7, 2011 at 2:18 am

Thank you Howard, I am sorry you viewed the post as negative, although in retropspect I suppose it is, but I certanly apprrcate the photos and simply thought a full dressed stage as the first picture to pop up on his page would have been prefered. Please forgive the negative implication

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Vito commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jun 6, 2011 at 12:31 pm

I just have to say the picture above showing the screen exposed with ads running and the curtains open is a horrable sight and one that depicts a situation about which many of us have been complaining about for years. I consider it an eyesore and would love to see it replaced with one of the stage area properly dressed.

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Vito commented about Radio City Music Hall on Jun 6, 2011 at 7:27 am

Oh ok Bill that explains everything :)

By the way the actor, Gianni (Johnny) Russo,who played Carlo, is the real life son of my sisters Godmother; he knows Sonny (Jimmy Caan) quite well.

Tineseltoes, I am glad it was you and not me thanks for that clarifacation my friend.

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Vito commented about Radio City Music Hall on Jun 6, 2011 at 3:14 am

Also my name is Vito why is the name sonny coming up as well.I changed notheing after the new site pages came up. I am an old man is my mind playing tricks or are you all experencing this as well :)

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Vito commented about Radio City Music Hall on Jun 6, 2011 at 3:10 am

I received 6 e-mail notifications over the course of 30 mins for RCMH however when I clicked on the site page the only update was Tinseltoes Christmas show post from yesterday. Anyone else experience this and where are the new posts I recieved notification about?

Also any news on Cirque du Soleil

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Vito commented about Comments Back Online on May 25, 2011 at 3:50 am

So good of you to keep us infromd on how things are going.
It must be frustrating to have to deal with the issues getting things up and running and I thank you for your perserverence.
My best to you guys

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Vito commented about We're relaunching Cinema Treasures next week on May 15, 2011 at 3:43 am

Thanks Patrick I looking forward to it.
CT is a very fun and interesting part of my day.
Plus pictures yet….be still my heart:)

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Vito commented about Century's Floral Theatre on Apr 26, 2011 at 2:33 am

Yup it was the only movie theatre I can recall on LI that had no curtain controls in the booth. Eventually I believe the lights were controled from the booth however the curtain was never motorised to my knowledge.

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Vito commented about Century's Floral Theatre on Apr 25, 2011 at 4:33 am

When I worked the Floral in the mid 60s managers and front ot the house staff were used to work the curtain and operate the lights from backstage. There were no lighting or curtain conrtols in the booth. A buzzer system was used to signal turning up the house lights snd pull the curtain. A signal was rec’d in the booth earlier to alert us that someone was in fact backstage awaiting our signal.

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Vito commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 12, 2011 at 11:41 am

Thanks ED I shuda guessed that :)
Sure are ugly

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Vito commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 12, 2011 at 9:12 am

What are those five hidious black things hanging form the ceiling in two of those wonderful pictures?

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Vito commented about Classic Sci-Fi at the Loew's Jersey on Apr 10, 2011 at 4:12 am

I am sure the b&w comment on “The Thing” remake was probably a typo
There is a colorised version of the original “Thing” which I absolutly refuse to watch. One of my all time favorite movies, As a 16 year old kid I recall being scared to death seeing that in the summer of ‘51. Carpenter showed his love for the original in that Halloween clip but then went on to remake the movie which I thought was disapointing. I did not care for the original “Who Goes There” story which the remake is based on.

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Vito commented about Radio City Music Hall on Apr 3, 2011 at 9:26 am

Music Hall management had better Batten down the hatches for that crazy man Charlie Sheen. His shows in Detroit bomed People were shouting “refund!!!” at him and booing him. Post-show interviews with the audience indicate many regrets.

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Vito commented about Radio City Music Hall on Mar 19, 2011 at 6:00 am

So Charlie Sheen sold out his Music Hall show and another had to be added. Wouild someone tell me what on earth this crazy man is going to do on the great stage?

Also any info on which Cirque du Soleil shows are planned

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Vito commented about Radio City Music Hall on Mar 16, 2011 at 6:57 am

Yup Kong we lived that and wear it like a badge of honor.
Sadly we will never see the like of that again

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Vito commented about Radio City Music Hall on Mar 16, 2011 at 2:57 am

The ad for the Easter show Tinseltoes wrote about
Makes you want to jump in the car and head on over to the
Showplace of the Nation doesn’t it

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Vito commented about Radio City Music Hall on Mar 7, 2011 at 4:36 am

Sorry to hear about the miscue, to quote Swanson “All those beautiful people out there in the dark"
How big was the crowd

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Vito commented about Radio City Music Hall on Mar 6, 2011 at 2:36 am

How was it presented, how did they dress the stage, curtain used?
Must have been nice to hear and see that projector humming along again

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Vito commented about Radio City Music Hall on Mar 5, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I hope someone will report on the Kevin Smith screening I believe is on for tonight.