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I could care less. No offense, but I always have been, and always will be a FILM man, and have no interest in this digital 3-D crap.
Well, for me personally, 2 that were on the list, “United 93” because it happened not far from some family of ours, and “Finding Nemo.” One that was not on the list, but I found to be very good was “Cars.”
It is the same Moss. And Rave is a part of Bowtie, and will be run as a seperate division.
I’m only guessing here, and I have only been running digital for about 8 months, but on our projectors, if someone pushes the wrong format button at the start of the day,it will project the image in that format, while looking normal. By that I mean a scope movie will look normal in the flat format, but you will have the projected side masking on the image, in other words, your not seeing the entire frame. I expeirienced this with the disney movie “up”. This is what could have happened here.
WOW!!! Would just love to watch something like “Ben-Hur” or “Doctor Zhivago” in Scope on that screen.
Good luck to you. A lot of newspapers dont do individual ads anymore, so your best bet would be to try a small regional chain, or an independant. I know as a projectionist for 33 ½ years, a lot has changed. Perhaps hooking up with a studio would be a place to try also. Let us know how you make out.
Wow does that bring back memories. Its so hard to believe its been 30 years. And the weather in New Jersey was just as crappy that night. I was working crowd control OUTSIDE at the now demolished Menlo Park Twin Cinema in Edison N.J.
I do remember that conversation very well. Unfortunately, my back had other plans for me, and early in 2005, I was diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease (pardon my spelling) and now I can not do a lot of heavy lifting anymore. The theatre I work at do not move a lot of prints, when they do, I have help, and I don’t work thursdays. Its a very painful thing, and I never know when my back will just give out. Its even painful to get in and out of the car. Just to thread up is a chore sometimes. But this is the hand I was dealt, and I forge ahead. Whatever my maker has in store for me, I accept. Don’t you wish sometimes you could just go back 20 or 30 years, when life was so much simpler??
Very true RCDTJ. My wife says when she leaves her shift everyday, she says the crowds waiting to get into the hall have been crazy. She says you cant move on 6th ave. Shes on the morning crew of setdressers and she says even those 9:00 AM shows are doing very well.
I guess this is kind of a stupid question, but since Redstone has a patent on Multiplex, I guess once Rave takes over the name of this theatre will be changing to maybe Hazlet 12-plex or something like that. The same I guess for all the theatres involved in the sale.
So I’m guessing its another winter of whats left of the interior is exposed to the weather ?
Will do Vito. And I already got my answer from the article posted on Cinema Treasures last week. Someone listed all the theatres that were sold. Its a real shame to see whats happening to that company. I really miss those old days at the Amboys. Have a nice holiday.
Oh and Vito, I saw Carl about a month ago. He services where I now work. He looks good. His daughter just got married. He looks very relaxed, away from the daily routine he did for so many years.
Hi Vito, how are you. Mark here, from Amboys and White Plains. A friend of mine told me just a few days ago that Rave Motion Pictures Theatres?? has purchased Hazlet and they are taking it over as of this Friday, the 18th. Do you know about this, and what other N/A theatres might have been sold?? Also, you and Meredith (whom I never met) have a great holiday season.
And up til the mid 70’s they actually would run the same double feature at the drive-in and the indoor and just start them an hour apart, using 1 print of film.
We had 2 of these in New Jersey, the Plainfield-Edison, and the Turnpike. The original buildings had 1 projection room with the dual projectors almost back to back of each other. After they twinned both buildings, a seperate third booth was added downstairs.
Thank You so much, RCDTJ. As a projectionist for the past 33 years it was great to see that booth. And I know you made my friend Vito’s day as well. I wish someday I could actually see it in person. I know what you mean about countless other stagehands. My wife is one of the many wardrobe set dressers who work on the Christmas Show. Keep up the great work that you do.
Just as movies will probably never be shown again, so too will we never see the professional spotlight operators either. I know its progress, but just as I hate platters, and prefer reel-to-reel,some things just change, and not for the better.
tisloews, you have to forgive Justin. He thinks everything Digital and Imax-lite is the greatest thing since sliced bread. He wasn’t around as a kid watching his father work in a true movie palace, doing real showmanship, something that ALL of todays theatres lack. But I will give him credit, he goes to the movies every week, so thats saying something.
I would always go up rte. 61 to Shamokin to visit a good friend of mine, and always said how I wished this Drive-in could be re-opened. Shame that its gone.
longislandmovies might be right now, but the P-35’s I ran in the mid and late 80’s were pure junk. Noisey, unsteady picture, I was glad to see them go.
I dont know of anyone who has had a better expeirience going to the movies just because of ads. Just another case of ‘show me the money.’ Another hold out bites the dust.
YES !!! I wish them all the best. I hope the same thing someday happens here in Elizabeth New Jersey to the Ritz Theatre. 2760 seats just waiting to be filled again. All these old grand palaces must be saved and restored.
Yes it would…
You have echoed my exact thoughts Ian M. Judge.