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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.
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.
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.
3 theaters upstairs have DTS. The other upstairs theater has Dolby Digital EX. The downstairs theater has analog stereo.
Anyone know if this theater is still available??…..Longislandmovies??? anyone???
I knew I was missing one. LOL. Thanks Ed.
It was a 35/70 Century projector when I worked there. I think was only one.
Both. The union operators became managers so it IS still a union booth.
Yes, they had a Christie 35/70 platter. Bobby is still the BA.
Underwent a large overhaul and all new marquee.
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.
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.
Looks like they are going Bollywood.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…..
They use a plain non perf matte white screen for the 70MM. It looks pretty good even though the light output is not great. You wouldnt think that with the 7K Watt lamps, but thats for another discussion. Lol. I am one of the projectionists there. Also, I am the service tech for the Christmas show run.
The “Independent Screening Room” was supposed to be a party room but it got screwed up during construction and became screen #5. The door you see in front is closed off. The exit is next to the box office.
Vito, we are still running the 3D 70MM 2 projector film. It has nothing to do with the new LED wall though. We actually use all 5 projectors during the show at one point or another. The show is pretty good even though they shortened it again this year. As far as the LED screen goes, it does function well though a lot of stage scenery has been taken out because of it. So it depends how you look at it. The screen adds to the show but personally I would like to still see all the old sets on stage that have been abolished by the new screen. Just my thoughts.
Clearview bought the GG theaters. Mr GG was an actual person. Everone today splits up theaters to get the most films they can in at once. Some films stay for a long period of time and get moved into the smaller 50 or 60 seats theaters. Thats all thats needed for those films at that time.