Comments from Crazy Bob Madara

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Crazy Bob Madara commented about Harvest Moon Drive-In on Jul 10, 2023 at 7:44 am

It is earmarked to reopen in 2024. Joe Furruggio has owned it since 1978 & plans to run himself.

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Crazy Bob Madara commented about Rialto Theater on Jun 7, 2023 at 11:21 pm

Those machines (& Peerless Magnarcs) went to the Ventnor theatre in 1974.

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Crazy Bob Madara commented about Point Drive-In on May 22, 2023 at 6:21 pm

In the past, The Point, Mahoning, Pike, & ‘Port aka: Moon, Gem. Had the same landlord.

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Crazy Bob Madara commented about Charles Theatre on Mar 8, 2023 at 7:13 am

As the Charles, The balcony remained, but the projection booth went all the way across. … 2 Simplex E-7 projectors & 2 Peerless carbon arc. Also RCA tube sound.

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Crazy Bob Madara commented about Shore Theatre on Mar 8, 2023 at 6:40 am

The Beach.

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Crazy Bob Madara commented about Shore Theatre on Mar 8, 2023 at 6:39 am

The “BEACH”

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Crazy Bob Madara commented about Atlantic Drive-In on Mar 8, 2023 at 3:57 am

I managed & projectionist in 1985. Still used Ashcraft Super Corelites Carbon Arc lamps & Century 35mm heads.

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Crazy Bob Madara commented about Ventnor Square Theatre on Aug 16, 2022 at 9:15 pm

This was the way it was when I worked there in 1973. we had Western Electric tube sound & a dc generator in the booth.

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Crazy Bob Madara commented about Embassy 1,2,3 Theatre on Aug 12, 2022 at 9:33 pm

Looks like a Century machine?

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Crazy Bob Madara commented about New Beverly Cinema on Apr 13, 2022 at 1:51 am

Saw the front of the Capri & Riviera Theatre on “the Beverley Hillbillies”. They were having a silent film festival

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Crazy Bob Madara commented about Frank Theatres Towne Stadium 16 on Apr 16, 2021 at 8:50 am

Egg Harbor Twp. (Cardiff). Not Egg Harbor City.

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Crazy Bob Madara commented about Old Movies by The Sea on Mar 23, 2021 at 3:27 am

Ted has sold the SEA Theatre in 2020.

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Crazy Bob Madara commented about Cinema Rio on Mar 23, 2021 at 3:23 am

This looks like some of the theatres I worked at in the 1970s! (Mostly Atlantic City.)

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Crazy Bob Madara commented about Colonial Theatre on Oct 2, 2020 at 12:31 am

It was still there in the very early 60s.

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Crazy Bob Madara commented about RKO Lincoln Theatre on Sep 29, 2020 at 9:38 pm

The pipe organ was to the left. The orchestra pit was on an elevator. 3 Super-Simplex & Ashcraft carbon arc lamps. W.E. & RCA tube sound. The mezzanine rest rooms had matrons in 1971.

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Crazy Bob Madara commented about Gem Drive-In on Sep 29, 2020 at 9:05 pm

The “GEM” marquee is now on the old “MOON” drive-in, in Linden, PA, after a drunk driver demolish the Moon/Port’s marquee in Dec. 2011.

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Crazy Bob Madara commented about Atlantic Drive-In on Sep 29, 2020 at 8:19 pm

The theatre was located in Egg Harbor TWP., not Egg Harbor city. The theatre had a Pleasantville address, because EHT had no PO at that time

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Crazy Bob Madara commented about Ventnor Square Theatre on Sep 29, 2020 at 8:06 pm

I worked there as a union projectionist from 1973-1984. I also lived in the top floor Apt. on Weymouth Ave., in 1974-75. I have one of the old Western Electric 35mm sound projectors in my garage. When the Franks twinned it in 1979, I became manager/projectionist.

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Crazy Bob Madara commented about RKO Lincoln Theatre on Nov 27, 2011 at 3:24 am

Hi, Jim! I sent the request tonight! I haven’t looked at this page since 10/1.

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Crazy Bob Madara commented about Harvest Moon Drive-In on Oct 3, 2011 at 8:06 pm

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Crazy Bob Madara commented about RKO Lincoln Theatre on Sep 24, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Jim, you or anyone can send a friend request on FB: http://www.facebook.com/crazybobdj

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Crazy Bob Madara commented about RKO Lincoln Theatre on Sep 24, 2011 at 9:36 pm

I worked at The Brunswick in 1973. Bob Barker was the manager. Other operators were Don Reynolds & Bill Smith, from down south. Super Simplex & Peerless Magnarcs. RCA tube sound. One of my favorite booths!

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Crazy Bob Madara commented about RKO Lincoln Theatre on Sep 24, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Hello Jim! I remember when you graduated from high school, & you got a new car, a Dodge Dart Swinger! Your Dad, Walt was my mentor! He always used the say “If you aunt had balls, she’d be your uncle!” He smoked those small plastic tipped cigars, up in the Lincoln booth. I almost dropped lens in the balcony, out the porthole, one night!

My friend Don Dingler, (deceased)use to play the big pipe organ after show! Bill Foley, the doorman with the hand, let’s us do it before he locked up the theatre. The other doorman was MR. Marsh. He told me that he was born in 1890. He gave out the Vomit Bags for “Mark Of The Devil”. ..I loved your dad & I believe he passed around 1979. I read it in my IA Bulletin.

I remember you working at the Lincoln & the Trent. Around the same time, I was breaking in a young guy named Sammy, at the Greenwood.

The Simplex XL heads from the Mayfair, are still in use at the Pike Drive-In, near Williamsport, PA. I’m retired from the US Postal Service, where I was a rural letter carrier for many years. My wife & I have Crazy Bob’s Harvest Moon Drive-in between Williamsport & Jersey Shore, PA. on US RT. 220. Come visit sometime!

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Crazy Bob Madara commented about Harvest Moon Drive-In on Sep 21, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Our Double Feature Ticket Prices are 5.00 for Adult, General Admission, & 1.00 for 12 & under. We will keep these prices in place for the 2012 season Come have dinner in our Monn Cafe. ..LET’S EAT! http://moondrivein.com

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Crazy Bob Madara commented about Bucks County Drive-In on Sep 21, 2011 at 4:26 am

Some day I want to build the STARR*VUE drive-In near the Delaware River, in South Jersey, as a tribute the Sally Starr (she’s 88). We’ve already been talking to realtors. Land is a little cheaper right now, but financing is practically non-existent!