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moviebuff82 commented about Men-Crying-Movies on Jan 13, 2007 at 1:44 am

I almost cried at the end of “Children of Men”, when the main male character (spoiler alert!!!!) dies from gunshot wounds while sitting in the boat with his love, who now has a baby boy. I hope she takes care of her only child and that she’ll be allright in all that London fog!!! This was a tearjerker of a sci-fi movie, more so than “E.T.”.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Jan 12, 2007 at 2:23 pm

Just came back from a screening of “Children of Men”, and here are some issues that I had with the show:

1-During the last few minutes of the preshow, the screen went blank. My dad went over to see the general manager and the guy who runs the place says that it will take a while before everything’s up and ready. Has anyone experienced this kind of thing before? It doesn’t matter because it’s only the preshow. Soon after, the show went on.

2-The projection is a bit soft. Yeah, the sound is great, but the picture was not as sharp as the one I saw while I sneaked into a screening of “Primeval”, which was shot in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio. The smaller the screen , the sharper the image. I hope AMC has digital projection soon.

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moviebuff82 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 11, 2007 at 8:41 am

What surround sound formats does the Ziegfeld theater use? I know they support all formats.

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moviebuff82 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 11, 2007 at 12:18 am

How about the seats? Are they rocking seatings as in other new Clearviews?

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moviebuff82 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 10, 2007 at 9:41 am

That gives it a noir look. Anyway, how is traffic by the theater if you go there? And where is the parking?

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moviebuff82 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 10, 2007 at 8:52 am

It’s a black and white photo, not a color one. Pretty soon with the sale of Cablevision’s Rainbow unit (which includes CLearview) to Liberty Media, everything will change; no Optimum Rewards for Clearview moviegoers, but the Clear Advantage program will live on at this theater and other Clearview cinemas.

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moviebuff82 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 9, 2007 at 4:51 pm

It’s pretty cool!!! They should do this on any single screen theater that Clearview owns…besides that, it’s a huge theater!!! Too bad there’s no stadium seating and that the screen is smaller from sitting in the balcony.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC fires (then rehires) veteran ticket-taker with tattoos on Jan 2, 2007 at 1:35 pm

If AMC indeed builds a new theater, it will resemble something like the Rockaway 16 plex that they opened last fall. It probably will be an exterior theater rather than an interior one since getting to the theater is frustrating if you’re in the mall (you go up a couple of levels, and have to use a map!!!).

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC fires (then rehires) veteran ticket-taker with tattoos on Jan 2, 2007 at 1:02 pm

That theater has bad seats but good sound. If it closes, the only AMC theaters that will have THX are those that have stadium seating (excluding Rockaway 16): Clifton Commons and Essex Green.

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moviebuff82 commented about Emerson Quad on Jan 2, 2007 at 7:03 am

Here’s some info from the emerson township website…
“The Borough of Emerson seeks proposals for the Re-Development of its Central Business District (CBD).

The Central Business District includes 59 tax lots and approximately 19.7 acres of land, excluding rights-of-way.

The Borough of Emerson Re-Development Plan is designed to revitalize the commercial core of the community by enhancing the local shopping experience, improve vehicular and pedestrian circulation, increase parking, and improve the aesthetic character of the area consistent with the philosophy and policies of the state’s Smart Growth initiatives.

The Mayor & Council seeks to actively pursue Agreements that will set forth a practical Re-Development strategy consistent with the intent of the Borough of Emerson Re-Development Plan.

Copies of the Re-Development Plan and the Re-Development Ordinance are available by clicking on the links below. Please note the applicable deadlines set forth in the Request for Proposals. All proposals must be received by the Borough Clerk on or before Jan 5, 2007

Request For Proposal RFP Click Here (may take a few moments to load – please be patient)

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moviebuff82 commented about How feasible is opera in movie theaters? on Jan 1, 2007 at 3:38 pm

Will it work at the Rockaway theater? It might.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Dec 31, 2006 at 8:52 am

When I call the number, their line is busy. I already took a survey a few days after the movie opened based on my experience with the film at the theater. It’s too bad a small film like Pan’s Labyrinth isn’t playing at this theater, which has the AMC Select program. It’s only playing around the big apple.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway Inner 6/Outer 6 on Dec 29, 2006 at 10:16 am

Which is better…the old AMC Rockaway or the new one? I prefer the new one.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Dec 29, 2006 at 10:15 am

Just went to the theater a few days ago to see “Night @ the Museum”..the theater was packed and the lobby was a bit messy!!! Yet the film ran on time and it was a good presentation nonetheless. Any word yet on when digital projection will hit the theaters? I can’t wait to see Transformers in HD!!!

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moviebuff82 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Dec 14, 2006 at 4:14 pm

that’s amazing! They should bring back Gandhi at the theater next year for its 25th anniversary!!!

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moviebuff82 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Dec 14, 2006 at 3:50 pm

Why was it the biggest snowstorm of 1983? I guess there was a lot of feet of snow that would pile up the Ziegfeld if it were a drive-in!!!!

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moviebuff82 commented about Cinepolis Succasunna on Dec 14, 2006 at 1:38 pm

First Chelsea, then Ziegfeld, now this theater will show old movies!!!
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Will any of these movies be restored prints with original soundtracks?

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Hamilton 24 on Dec 14, 2006 at 1:34 pm

What’s the theater like compared with other AMC theaters?

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moviebuff82 commented about Chester Cinema 6 on Dec 14, 2006 at 1:33 pm

What is the history of the theater?

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moviebuff82 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Dec 14, 2006 at 1:26 pm

According to an earlier post, “Gandhi” played from 12/8/1982-7/15/1983, making it the second longest running movie at the theater due to its popularity following its surprise Oscar win. Too bad “E.T.” didn’t play at that theater until this year.

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moviebuff82 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Dec 14, 2006 at 12:36 pm

But will it make money? There are other interesting movies coming out during Christmas that will not play at the Ziegfeld: A Night at the Museum (box office hit) is the most notable. Last year, King Kong and Narnia were big. This year, expect the box office to dip a bit even though there is only two fantasy movies (Eragon and CHarlotte’s Web) as well as one drama (The Pursuit of Happyness) that are only a few films to check out. Too bad the new James bond didn’t play longer than other films in the past at Ziegfeld. By the way, which movies were the longest-running at the theater? I’d say Gandhi and THat’s Entertainment, along with the Star Wars prequels.

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moviebuff82 commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Dec 14, 2006 at 12:35 pm

But will it make money? There are other interesting movies coming out during Christmas that will not play at the Ziegfeld: A Night at the Museum (box office hit) is the most notable. Last year, King Kong and Narnia were big. This year, expect the box office to dip a bit even though there is only two fantasy movies (Eragon and CHarlotte’s Web) as well as one drama (The Pursuit of Happyness) that are only a few films to check out. Too bad the new James bond didn’t play longer than other films in the past at Ziegfeld. By the way, which movies were the longest-running at the theater? I’d say Gandhi and THat’s Entertainment, along with the Star Wars prequels.

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC aims for $750M in public offering on Dec 14, 2006 at 12:31 pm

I agree with you, John. Now we have four to five theater stocks. AMC, Regal, Carmike, Cablevision (which owns CLearview), and Marcus.
Pretty soon, they will go down as video chain stocks and Google’s stock goes up, up, up!!!

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC aims for $750M in public offering on Dec 14, 2006 at 10:15 am

Remember when AMC used to sell stock long time ago? It will be a good bargain, with the opening of a few great theaters, especially the Rockaway 16 plex. Look for the stock to go up in a time when the stock market is really booming!!!

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moviebuff82 commented about AMC Wayne 14 on Dec 13, 2006 at 10:32 am

Do they still use SDDS? I liked that sound system.