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rcdt55b commented about Uptown Theater on Jan 7, 2007 at 4:10 pm

The unions arent the ones charging the ridiculous prices to go see the movies. They didnt lower any of the prices when they got rid of the union either. They just lowered their standard of presentation.

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rcdt55b commented about Uptown Theater on Jan 7, 2007 at 11:35 am

This theater WAS a union theater and it is still here. It wasnt until they pulled out the union that the problems began. I didnt hear any complaints before that about presentation issues. Now all of a sudden the complaints start. This isnt just this theater either. Presentation declined when the qualified operators were pulled out.

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rcdt55b commented about Uptown Theater on Jan 7, 2007 at 11:05 am

Thats even more ridiculous than hoffa’s statements.

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rcdt55b commented about Uptown Theater on Jan 7, 2007 at 10:06 am

Any skill can be passed to anyone. The difference is in the training. Not only do you need to be properly trained how to handle film, you need to know how to work the equipment. It’s not a simple job even with a platter and automation. Union training is very thourough. The people running these machines now were taught how to thread the projector and hit the start button and pray that nothing goes wrong. In the meantime, they are scratching print, they dont set maskings properly, they dont focus, they dont check sound levels and worst of all they dont handle film properly. So yes, it can be passed down to someone if they have the proper training. The problem is, you have stupid morons like JHOFFA that dont care about the bad presentations and continue to spend their money without complaining.

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rcdt55b commented about Uptown Theater on Jan 7, 2007 at 10:04 am

Any skill can be passed to anyone. The difference is in the training. Not only do you need to be properly trained how to handle film, you need to know how to work the equipment. It’s not a simple job even with a platter and automation. Union training is very thourough. The people running these machines now were taught how to thread the projector and hit the start button and pray that nothing goes wrong. In the meantime, they are scratching print, they dont set maskings properly, they dont focus, they dont check sound levels and worst of all they dont handle film properly. So yes, it can be passed down to someone if they have the proper training. The problem is, you have stupid morons like JHOFFA that dont care about the bad presentations and continue to spend their money without complaining.

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rcdt55b commented about Uptown Theater on Jan 6, 2007 at 8:30 am

I’m wondering what an idiot like that is basing his comments on. He obviously knows nothing about the projectionists job. Morons like that are the ones that dont complain about the scratched prints and bad presentations. Are you happy spending your 10 bucks or so and another 15 on popcorn knowing that the theater owners removed the projectionist because stupid people like you dont care about real movie presentation? Sounds like it to me.

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rcdt55b commented about Uptown Theater on Jan 2, 2007 at 6:39 am

Unfortunately, They will not get it fixed. The problem is film handling. The so called projectionists that they have now do not know how to handle film. Once they got rid of the union, the presentation went downhill. It will continue to suffer until the place closes.

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rcdt55b commented about Center Cinemas on Jan 1, 2007 at 7:29 am

3 theaters upstairs have DTS. The other upstairs theater has Dolby Digital EX. The downstairs theater has analog stereo.

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rcdt55b commented about Rockville Centre Cinema on Dec 14, 2006 at 7:39 am

Anyone know if this theater is still available??…..Longislandmovies??? anyone???

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rcdt55b commented about Herricks Cinema 4 on Dec 5, 2006 at 6:46 pm

I knew I was missing one. LOL. Thanks Ed.

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rcdt55b commented about UA Cinema 150 on Dec 5, 2006 at 6:42 pm

It was a 35/70 Century projector when I worked there. I think was only one.

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rcdt55b commented about Bellmore The Movies on Dec 5, 2006 at 4:30 am

Both. The union operators became managers so it IS still a union booth.

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rcdt55b commented about UA Cinema 150 on Dec 5, 2006 at 4:28 am

Yes, they had a Christie 35/70 platter. Bobby is still the BA.

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rcdt55b commented about Weirs Drive-In on Dec 4, 2006 at 4:31 pm

Underwent a large overhaul and all new marquee.

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rcdt55b commented about Bellmore The Movies on Dec 4, 2006 at 3:50 pm

Bellemore has a century head and RCA soundhead. 3000Watt Kniesley lamphouse. Christie platter. Smart ModVI no surrounds. They also run video. Also has century on century backup with 1600Watt lamp. They run a lot of live shows too.

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rcdt55b commented about UA Cinema 150 on Dec 4, 2006 at 1:33 pm

I also worked as a projectionist at this theater in the 90’s. When you worked this theater, you also had to work the triple at the same time. Luckily it was only 30 seconds away by car.LOL.

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rcdt55b commented about Century's Alan Theatre on Dec 4, 2006 at 12:20 pm

Looks like they are going Bollywood.

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rcdt55b commented about Herricks Cinema 4 on Dec 4, 2006 at 12:17 pm

Mr GG owned the Herricks, Port Washington, Grand Avenue, and I forget what else offhand. Clearview bought them from him and started buying up theaters all over. Then Cablevision bought Clearview. Thats where it stands today.

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rcdt55b commented about Argo Theater on Dec 4, 2006 at 12:04 pm

Ed, thanks for the pics. It WAS a nice conversation you were having with yourself. LOL. I watched them remove the neon sign one day. Originally the sign was completely covered up. Then one day I guess the covering fell off. There stood the sign with all the neon still intact for a few years. Then someone took the neon. Then finally they removed the sign. What a shame. It was about the only thing left to remind you of what it once was.

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rcdt55b commented about Century's Alan Theatre on Dec 4, 2006 at 11:45 am

Ligg, part of the reason the Alan fell through was because of the fact that it was gutted. It wasnt known how gutted it was till they were well into the plans. I find it funny that you mentioned the old Pergament store. That is exactly where they are looking into putting a theater. They are a very small group of indian people. They are looking at possibly 5 or 6 screens there. Remember, this is still early in the process.

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rcdt55b commented about Century's Alan Theatre on Dec 4, 2006 at 9:47 am

The alan had a balcony if I remember. I went there a few times. This theater was SO close to opening again a few years ago. Unfortunately it fell through.

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rcdt55b commented about Main Street Cinemas on Dec 1, 2006 at 6:18 pm

Theaters 1,3 and 5 have Dolby Digital. Theaters 2 and 4 have DTS. Theater 6 has the dreaded Sony SDDS. None of them have EX unless they were installed in the last 2 years.

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rcdt55b commented about Main Street Cinemas on Nov 30, 2006 at 3:56 am

Ed, you’re correct about the theater entrances on the first floor. Also correct about back 2/3 and front 2/3. Lost Memory, balcony theaters do have 72 seats each.

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rcdt55b commented about Radio City Music Hall on Nov 29, 2006 at 11:45 am

Sorry Peter, my mistake. The Silver screen is used for 3D not the other one. We have about 4 different screens here for the different material that is shown. Vito, it IS great seeing all those people out the ports. You can here the oooooooo’s and aaaaaaaa’s with the 3D too.

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rcdt55b commented about Main Street Cinemas on Nov 28, 2006 at 7:37 pm

Hey guys,
I actually did the 6 plex split in the 90’s. Here how it went…..upstairs the old balcony is theaters 5 and 6. Downstairs theaters 3 and 4 are the back third of the theater when it was twinned. Now the front 2/3 of the downstairs was turned 90 degrees and is now theaters 1 and 2. Got that? Lol…..