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longislandmovies commented about Strand Twin Theatres on Sep 17, 2009 at 1:46 am

Great marquee…

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longislandmovies commented about Classic films return to former Carolina Theater on Sep 16, 2009 at 9:48 pm

We have a Christe digital projector for DVDs that cost $90,000.00 dollars ( no joke)…That being said you can not run a theater on that ..You must have 35 mm or “real' digital.

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longislandmovies commented about Reflections on the fate of the independent exhibitor on Sep 15, 2009 at 10:13 pm

I just put in a high gain 1.8 screen …74 ft and it cost $20,000.00

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longislandmovies commented about Greenport Theatre on Sep 15, 2009 at 10:10 pm

Just framed a pen and ink drawing of the GREENPORT THEATER I bought in 1989 .It took 20 years but it looks great. lol

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longislandmovies commented about Reflections on the fate of the independent exhibitor on Sep 14, 2009 at 11:33 am

There will never be a 70 mm movie made again..Just wont happen.Not saying its correct but facts are facts.

Imax has ruined there brand with mini max …….

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longislandmovies commented about Reflections on the fate of the independent exhibitor on Sep 13, 2009 at 10:33 pm

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longislandmovies commented about Reflections on the fate of the independent exhibitor on Sep 13, 2009 at 10:28 pm

Those who like the big screen come see our curved 74 ft wide screen in Charleston SC …..Yes its a single screen…

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longislandmovies commented about Reflections on the fate of the independent exhibitor on Sep 12, 2009 at 12:12 pm

As a 19 year old that will have theaters someday I can tell you you will need to change your thinking.
70 mm is as dead as Michael Jackson. The fact that you wont say it is irrespective of reality. You will eventually not have a choice it will be digital or nothing. This will be 10 to 15 years away but at 19 you will see the change to 100% digital. Could there be a half a dozen theaters left that do old films in 35 mm maybe. But 1st run no way.

Showmanship on the other hand can be achieved by many different ways and does not require film . I started in the bsns when I was 15 years old and Iam now 44. I have been an usher ,ast mgr,mgr ,district mgr,booker, projectionist and now theater owner. Nostalgia is great when it comes to CINEMA TREASURES (buildings) but for me film 35 mm is a pain in the ass that should have gone years ago.

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longislandmovies commented about Reflections on the fate of the independent exhibitor on Sep 11, 2009 at 11:21 pm

I agree with most of what you say. . Other than the cost I would say goodbye to film in a heart beat. This notion that 35 mm or die drives me crazy. Digital still has a way to go in its own technology but when its perfect i will change.. Those who are stuck in the past will be the ones left behind.

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longislandmovies commented about Reflections on the fate of the independent exhibitor on Sep 11, 2009 at 1:06 am

I recently did a study of all screens in my ‘AREA’ that have gone digital. The study took all screens in the complex & compared to last years numbers(when they were not digital)I then took all the theaters that had no digital at all and compared. There was No difference in the % between 35 mm vs digital. So if all the theaters were up 5 % this summer the digital screens were the same 5% in 1 complex the % was lower since the digital was installed. There was one exception 3d . This is the only area were theaters with digital saw an increase over 35 mm theaters. THATS IT JUST 3D. There were 81 screens in my survey.

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longislandmovies commented about Reflections on the fate of the independent exhibitor on Sep 11, 2009 at 12:53 am

Ron Carson I have to disagree with a few points . I do have a 3 screen art theater so I am in the loop. My first suggestion is don’t book the theater yourself.(if you are) There is virtually no art product push in digital so print issues can not be blamed on that. (Hence the topic) There are times when I wait for a print (sony classics is the worst) but there is always plenty of other product to play. We have some of the best art grosses in the country ,but we still wait till all the “major” cities are done. This is how it has been for years. No change of late. In any bsns model it comes down to the dollars. The main concern for the indi market is the ever shrinking amount of studios.

ANY INDI THEATER THAT IS BOOKING THEMSELVES WILL HAVE PROBLEMS GETTING PRINTS. Just my opinion.

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longislandmovies commented about Reflections on the fate of the independent exhibitor on Sep 10, 2009 at 12:11 pm

I have independent theaters and i am not worried about this at all.THIS IS YEARS AND YEARS AWAY. By then prices will be way down on equipment. It is already coming down. My city has 95 screen all majors with 12 digital screens . Most installed this year. There is no rush other than for each theater to have a 3d screen. The sky is not falling!

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longislandmovies commented about Terrace Hippodrome Widescreen Theater on Sep 10, 2009 at 1:04 am

screen is 74 ft wide…

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longislandmovies commented about Terrace Hippodrome Widescreen Theater on Sep 10, 2009 at 1:01 am

We believe this is the highest grossing single screen in the nation…not owned by a chain…

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longislandmovies commented about Dickinson Theatres "Fall Back Movie Specials" on Sep 10, 2009 at 12:58 am

SOUNDS GREAT!

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longislandmovies commented about The re-invention of the movie theater on Sep 10, 2009 at 12:57 am

NORELCO- WHEN DONT WE AGREE……….

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longislandmovies commented about The re-invention of the movie theater on Sep 9, 2009 at 9:40 pm

NO STUDIO HAS EVER ASKED FOR A % OF CONCESSIONS!

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longislandmovies commented about Sottile Theatre on Aug 27, 2009 at 11:50 pm

MUST HAVE JUST BEEN HIT BY A TRUCK……..

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longislandmovies commented about Movie theatre directory ads going the way of the dinosaur on Aug 27, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Moog … true cinema lovers never say the heck with it and rent dvds..

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longislandmovies commented about Michael Jackson movie advance tickets on Aug 26, 2009 at 12:32 pm

I was taught never speak ill of the dead………….

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longislandmovies commented about Movie theatre directory ads going the way of the dinosaur on Aug 26, 2009 at 12:24 pm

our city every theater still does ads——-9 theaters every day

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longislandmovies commented about Clemson wants a theater on Aug 24, 2009 at 9:05 pm

THE NUMBERS WHEN IT WAS A CARMIKE WERE REALLY BAD!

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longislandmovies commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Aug 24, 2009 at 1:24 am

SEGASK—-you are correct … The Chinese is the most famous theater (movie) in the world operating today!

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longislandmovies commented about New operators for NY theaters on Aug 22, 2009 at 11:58 pm

This how it works——JACOBS ENT MANAGED and BOOKED the theater directly for the owner of the building for the last 14 years. Now CITY CINEMAS is renting the space and booking and running it them selves.

Jacobs still books BAM in Brooklyn.

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longislandmovies commented about New operators for NY theaters on Aug 19, 2009 at 8:30 pm

NO.NO—-DIFFERENT CO…..