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My wife worked on the christmas show for 12 prior to 2020. She told me you would not believe how pampered those animals are. They are well taken care of and not in any way abused or anything .
Only 13 screens but opened as 15. Must have torn a few walls down somewhere.
Rumor is more retail. I say they put up a 3 screen drive in theatre.
rcampton yes Ed was Teds son. I remember Evelyn. I seem to remember a Charlie Ralston as a Division Manager.
rcampton, I was one of the projectionists from 1984 till it closed in 2005. I remember Ted, Jimmy, Frank, Danny and Ed the other projectionists. I got in to the booth on one of the last days before it was demolished. Everything was gone. It was all pushed over into theatre 13. Office equipment, everything. All the theatres were full of water. The roof in 14 had holes in it and a tree was growing in there. It was sickening and sad at the same time. Im 64 years old now and realize I spent a third of my life there. Best of times for sure.
I should add to the above comment that was in 1977
Sept 4 marks the anniversary that this theatre closed and was renovated to a twin theatre.
Joshua Bilmes, yes that would be this past saturday. Glad I gave you a great presentation.
JB1981, I am not there on thursday. I am in Rahway running 35MM Saturday Night Fever. The picture and sound was great. We did not watch as we had to make sure the print fed off the shipping reel ok. The person who did watch it said its powerful.
Yes I will be running Oppenheimer here. Ran it this morning. Ill be there Fri and Sat, then 2 days off, 2 days on, 2 days off the rest of the run.
Went to the theatre yesterday. Had a very weird experience. I was able to get in to video the projection room on my cell phone. Phone stopped recording twice, which it never did. Had 5 min to do it. Got back to the car and had 6 seconds of video, which looked like a white swoosh. Ghosts??? And as a 48 year projectionist veteran and having worked here for 21 years, I was sick to see all the projection equipment pushed thru holes cut in the walls by 5, 8 and 13. All trashed. Booth was completely stripped except for a few Mark 4 peg board automations.
Went by again today. One correction, the entire projection room was stripped. A worker told me it all went for scrap. Cinemas 1 thru 6 are gone. They are now up to the original 1979 build which housed the original 6 plex, later cinemas 7 thru 14.
Demolishon has begun as ofJune 26. Thus far cinema 1 and 2 are gone. Cinema 3 and 4 are close. Today they were scooping chairs out of Cinema 5 and 6. Projection equipment going down with the building.
I think Bway just summed it up best.
What an awesome show last night from the United Palace. The place looked beautiful and it was nice to see such excitement there.
Its a union shop. My wife is a member of the wardrobe union and they have been there all day.
The theatre where I work thats shows 35MM offered to let them do their series at our theatre in Rahway NJ but they declined.
This was the last movie to play at Menlo Park before it closed for twinning.
Demolished as of 4/19/2023.
Must have made for easy twinning. Just drop a wall down the aisle and your all set.
Drove by yesterday. Chute and dumpster are gone. All doors have been removed from the building. So strange to see the walls of the interior corridors leading to the theatres.
A friend drove by yesterday and a for sale or rent sign is on the marquee. Guess they just couldnt make a go of it.
I work as a projectionist at the Paris from time to time. I choose to walk from the Port Authority to the theatre. 42nd and 8th to 58th and 5th. A 25 to 30 minute walk, so there is no reason why this cant make it.
Well, drove by today and there are a few dumpsters in the parking lot with a shoot coming out of the second floor. Its being emptied out. Truely the end for this once great multiplex. Supposedly retail will be built. I still like my idea for a 3 screen drive in, but thats just me.
And I am to assume that is daylight shining in??