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markp commented about Radio City Music Hall on Jan 2, 2024 at 3:26 pm

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 .

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markp commented about Cinepolis Mansfield on Dec 26, 2023 at 4:27 pm

Only 13 screens but opened as 15. Must have torn a few walls down somewhere.

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markp commented about Amboy Multiplex Cinemas on Sep 27, 2023 at 6:52 pm

Rumor is more retail. I say they put up a 3 screen drive in theatre.

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markp commented about Amboy Multiplex Cinemas on Sep 22, 2023 at 3:57 pm

rcampton yes Ed was Teds son. I remember Evelyn. I seem to remember a Charlie Ralston as a Division Manager.

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markp commented about Amboy Multiplex Cinemas on Sep 19, 2023 at 7:50 pm

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.

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markp commented about Woodbridge General Cinemas II on Sep 5, 2023 at 12:54 pm

I should add to the above comment that was in 1977

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markp commented about Woodbridge General Cinemas II on Sep 5, 2023 at 12:53 pm

Sept 4 marks the anniversary that this theatre closed and was renovated to a twin theatre.

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markp commented about AMC Garden State 16 on Jul 26, 2023 at 8:26 am

Joshua Bilmes, yes that would be this past saturday. Glad I gave you a great presentation.

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markp commented about AMC Garden State 16 on Jul 20, 2023 at 7:18 am

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.

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markp commented about AMC Garden State 16 on Jul 19, 2023 at 7:35 pm

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.

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markp commented about Amboy Multiplex Cinemas on Jul 7, 2023 at 4:12 pm

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.

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markp commented about Amboy Multiplex Cinemas on Jul 5, 2023 at 4:49 pm

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.

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markp commented about Amboy Multiplex Cinemas on Jun 29, 2023 at 4:51 pm

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.

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markp commented about United Palace of Cultural Arts on Jun 13, 2023 at 6:34 pm

I think Bway just summed it up best.

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markp commented about United Palace of Cultural Arts on Jun 12, 2023 at 10:23 am

What an awesome show last night from the United Palace. The place looked beautiful and it was nice to see such excitement there.

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markp commented about United Palace of Cultural Arts on Jun 11, 2023 at 5:45 pm

Its a union shop. My wife is a member of the wardrobe union and they have been there all day.

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markp commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Jun 2, 2023 at 6:34 pm

The theatre where I work thats shows 35MM offered to let them do their series at our theatre in Rahway NJ but they declined.

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markp commented about Palladium Times Square on Apr 22, 2023 at 6:26 pm

This was the last movie to play at Menlo Park before it closed for twinning.

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markp commented about Union Theaters on Apr 21, 2023 at 11:57 am

Demolished as of 4/19/2023.

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markp commented about Royal Theater on Apr 19, 2023 at 8:13 pm

Must have made for easy twinning. Just drop a wall down the aisle and your all set.

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markp commented about Amboy Multiplex Cinemas on Apr 15, 2023 at 7:16 pm

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.

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markp commented about New Park Cinemas on Apr 14, 2023 at 10:40 am

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.

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markp commented about LOOK Dine-In Cinemas W.57th on Apr 7, 2023 at 4:13 pm

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.

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markp commented about Amboy Multiplex Cinemas on Apr 6, 2023 at 5:25 pm

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.

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markp commented about Auditorium 2021 on Feb 25, 2023 at 6:14 pm

And I am to assume that is daylight shining in??