CT member Dave Grau passes away
Cinema Treasures has lost a friend. Dave “Norelco” Grau passed away recently in Nashville, Tennessee. Dave grew up in the theater business, helping out at his father’s small drive-in near Hummelstown PA, the Midway. Dave’s younger years were spent working the booths at very nearly every theater in Harrisburg, PA and South Central Pennsylvania; large and small, first-run and neighborhood, indoor and outdoor.
He later manned the booths at theaters in the Pittsburgh area. The observations of this former projectionist were informative, sometimes pithy, often amusing, and always illuminating. Dave Grau’s obituary appeared in the Harrisburg Patriot-News on Sunday, October 10th, and can be found at here and searching by last name.
Take a moment to sign the guest book. I’m sure his family would appreciate the thoughts of Dave’s many Cinema Treasures friends.
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Message from daughter courtesy of CT Member Chuck1231:
David Allen Grau aka Mungo passed away September 6, 2010 of a heart attack in
Nashville TN. He was 64 years old. His memorial service will be held in New
Cumberland Pennsylvania at Parthemore Funeral Home on Tuesday October 12,2010.
Visitation at 5:30 pm and the service will be held at 6:30pm.
My Dad loved running movies and was very good at it. Dad started when he was 10
years old. He would go to a local drive-in and instead of watching the movie he
would hang out by the booth looking at the projectors. Finally one day the man
running the movie asked him if he would like to learn to run them. My father was
very excited and said yes and that started his great love for theatres. He would
go everyday and help run the movies.
Dave worked at many theatres over the years some in Harrisburg and Pittsburgh
PA, Washington D.C, El Paso Texas, and Nashville TN just to name a few.
I know my father loved the Cinema Treasures website. He enjoyed talking with
people who also worked in theatres and looking at the pictures on the site.