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The_Batman_Professor commented about Film Forum on Jun 23, 2017 at 10:30 pm

HOUSE OF WAX in synchronized 3D – what an experience!

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The_Batman_Professor commented about Angelika New York on Jun 23, 2017 at 10:27 pm

Was there for HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER. You could have heard a pin drop as the final credits rolled.

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The_Batman_Professor commented about IFC Center on Jun 23, 2017 at 10:23 pm

My favorite theater for “midnight shows.” Remember seeing BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR and FRANKENHOOKER in particular.

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The_Batman_Professor commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jun 23, 2017 at 10:13 pm

This was THE PLACE. First film I saw here was THE JAZZ SINGER (1980) and the last was BLADE RUNNER FINAL CUT. What a tragedy that this palace is no more.

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The_Batman_Professor commented about Palladium Times Square on Jun 23, 2017 at 10:07 pm

This and the Ziegfeld were my “go-to” thearers in the eary 80’s. Seeing RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK here was a religious experience.

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The_Batman_Professor commented about Artistica Cinema on Jun 23, 2017 at 9:57 pm

Saw quite a few movies here in the early 90’s. I specifically remember seeing CANDYMAN and EVENT HORIZON. It was a nice theater.

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The_Batman_Professor commented about Star Wars on Jun 22, 2017 at 4:42 pm

That is ONE CREEPY PHOTO. Kudos.

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The_Batman_Professor commented about Center for Creativity at Rialto Theatre on Jun 20, 2017 at 8:45 pm

Remember seeing remake of THE BLOB on balcony screen. That was a very weird setup.

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The_Batman_Professor commented about Linden Twin Cinema I & II on Jun 20, 2017 at 8:37 pm

First film I saw at this theater was CONAN THE DESTROYER. My ex would always get mad at me when I would sing along with the HOUSE OF RECORDS promo that was spliced onto the trailer reel of every screening – markp, do you remember it?

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The_Batman_Professor commented about Foxfire Drive-In on Jun 20, 2017 at 11:26 am

Saw so many movies here growing up, including KING KONG ESCAPES, THE GREEN SLIME, and COUNT YORGA, VAMPIRE.

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The_Batman_Professor commented about Page 7 Theatres on Jun 20, 2017 at 11:23 am

What a beautiful, family-run theater.

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The_Batman_Professor commented about Cranford Theater on Jun 20, 2017 at 11:20 am

First film I saw at this theater was STAR TREK III. Also saw RE-ANIMATOR here – what a blast!

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The_Batman_Professor commented about Movie City on Jun 20, 2017 at 11:17 am

There seems to be some confusion here. There is no 1655 Oak Tree Rd in East Brunswick, only Edison. The theater we knew at that address, we called MOVIE CITY 6, and is now the site of BIG CINEMAS 8.

Was the East Brunswick theater part of the Woodbridge and Edison chain?

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The_Batman_Professor commented about Blue Star 1-4 Cinemas on Jun 20, 2017 at 10:19 am

markp, you are responsible for many of my memories! Cheers.

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The_Batman_Professor commented about Regal 1,2,3 on Jun 20, 2017 at 12:55 am

Last film I saw here was BATMAN MASK OF PHANTASM on Christmas day 1993.

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The_Batman_Professor commented about Regal 1,2,3 on Jun 20, 2017 at 12:42 am

Vividly remember the line snaking back through the parking lot for JAWS.

Remember crossing the picket line to see LIFE OF BRIAN.

Was projectionist at this theater in 1979. Was nearly fired for ruining reel 1 of Langella DRACULA. Manager said, “the only reason you’re not fired is because this movie is a flop.”

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The_Batman_Professor commented about Virginia Theatre on Jun 20, 2017 at 12:37 am

Saw a lot of movies here as a kid. My most vivid memory is waiting in the lobby to get into KING KONG, listening to John Barry’s score echoing down the hallway during the pr vious screening.

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The_Batman_Professor commented about Harrisonburg Drive-In on Jun 20, 2017 at 12:34 am

So badly wanted to see Russ Meyer’s UP! at this drive-in, after seeing the ad in the newspaper. Unfortunately I was 12 years old!

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The_Batman_Professor commented about State Theatre on Jun 20, 2017 at 12:31 am

Saw PLANET OF THE APES here in 1968. First time I had buttered popcorn.

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The_Batman_Professor commented about AMC Headquarters Plaza 10 on Jun 20, 2017 at 12:29 am

Didn’t see a lot of films here, but vividly remember getting a kid booted out of DARKMAN for throwing his soda at the screen.

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The_Batman_Professor commented about Blue Star 1-4 Cinemas on Jun 20, 2017 at 12:25 am

My most vivid memory of Blue Star was waiting in line for three hours to see the first midnight show of BATMAN in ‘89.

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The_Batman_Professor commented about Woodbridge General Cinemas II on Jun 20, 2017 at 12:22 am

First film I saw at this theater was GREMLINS, in which I was mildly disappointed. Just like Paul, I saw PREDATOR here on opening weekend.

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The_Batman_Professor commented about Movie City 5 on Jun 20, 2017 at 12:17 am

Saw a lot of limited distribution horror films at this one, including DAY OF THE DEAD (first film I saw here,) and EVIL DEAD 2. My most vivid non-genre memory of MC5 was seeing GOOD MORNING, VIET NAM in a sold out screening, with a column directly in front of my seat, obscuring half of the screen.

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The_Batman_Professor commented about Amboy Multiplex Cinemas on Jun 20, 2017 at 12:11 am

Those photos are equally chilling and fascinating. Can’t tell you how many films I saw there between 1985 and 1996. I know the first film I saw there was LIFEFORCE, and I believe the last was HELLRAISER BLOODLINES. By ‘96, it was getting sketchy, and we switched to Hazlet until we moved out of NJ in '99. What memories.