Video shot at Colonial Theater nearly twenty years ago becomes a reality series!

posted by ColonialTwinFollies on October 15, 2010 at 7:45 am

POMPTON LAKES, NJ — In the summer of 1993, the crew of the Colonial Twin Theater in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, videotaped a simple, little birthday greeting to their friend and former colleague, Glenn. Little did they know, nearly twenty years after it was made, that same video would resurface as a reality series!

Check out the hilarious clips from what has to be the most extensive collection of video footage ever documented at the Colonial Theater, since it opened in 1913! The original video was made three years before the Colonial Twin closed.

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Comments (16)

georgepomone
georgepomone on October 15, 2010 at 11:44 am

Just maybe the reason the “Colonial” closed.:–)

ColonialTwinFollies
ColonialTwinFollies on October 15, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Good point! Instead of cleaning up the place, we were busy making a video!

John Fink
John Fink on October 15, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Fun times – spent many a summer as a patron of the Colonial, right around 1993 (nice seeing Dennis The Mennis in one clip on the big screen downstairs, I probably saw it there with my grandma one summer afternoon).

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 15, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Ahhhhhhhh,The Theatre business.I feel sorry for those of you into Cinema treasures,that never worked in a movie theatre.

Kuskus
Kuskus on October 16, 2010 at 10:04 am

This is great news! essays online could be a good thing!

John Fink
John Fink on October 18, 2010 at 5:35 am

Two moron spammers on the same page – there needs to be better vetting here.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on October 18, 2010 at 6:47 pm

The video shows that they enjoyed their jobs,can many people say that now.

ColonialTwinFollies
ColonialTwinFollies on October 19, 2010 at 3:54 am

We sure did. I can honestly say, after all these years, I still consider it the best job I ever had. Even though we were earning minimum wage. But then again, if you factor in all the googing off we did, we were probably grossly OVERPAID!!!

ColonialTwinFollies
ColonialTwinFollies on October 19, 2010 at 3:55 am

Did I say googing off? I meant to say goofing off!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 20, 2010 at 3:19 pm

We understand,Here is a quote a friend said about me,“Mike was very good to work with.Everybody worked.The Theatre business was good because you worked for thirty minutes,that was when the show started and the crowd got in.And Mike was good for the other hour and a half while thee show was running” from Tommy Capers,Assistant Manager at National Hills,Imperial,and Columbia 1 and 2 Theatres in Augusta,Ga.He said that during a 1985 theatre reunion party we held after all of us being out of the business for almost ten years.I have that on DVD now.

Edward Havens
Edward Havens on October 20, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Not to be mean, but when does the hilarity start in all those clips?

ColonialTwinFollies
ColonialTwinFollies on October 21, 2010 at 8:14 am

We always found the video to be hilarious when watching it after a few too many! Now, after all these years, it’s more about the nostalgic trip down memory lane. There is a lot more footage that I will be posting on YouTube whenever I find the time, and I assure you, comedy does ensue…so stay tuned…

ColonialTwinFollies
ColonialTwinFollies on November 20, 2010 at 6:56 am

Here’s a link to the Colonial Twin Follies youtube channel. Enjoy!http://www.youtube.com/user/ColonialTwinFollies

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