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I did the booth installation for the quad. 2 tiny theaters side by side in the back. 2 small theaters side by side in the front. Theater still does very well.
What a horrible booth to work in the 90’s
Steven, I think your mixing up the calderone with the Hempstead. These were 2 different theaters even though they were only a couple blocks apart. The Calderone was on North Franklin street and only closed about 2 or 3 years ago.
Not only did they renovate the lobby and candystand a few years ago, but in the last year they changed all the seating in the theaters. They also changed all the screens and theater wall material. The Quad, unlike many theater chains, try to continually improve the theater in ever way they can. All of the sound systems were upgraded to give the best quality sound available. The light on the screen can’t be beat by any theater. They also have a tech on staff to make sure everything is running perfectly. There are never any complaints about presentation at the Quad. Not to mention all of the film festivals from all over the world that they run. More and more every year. (Italian,Swiss,Iceland,Korean,and others).
If you lift up the drop ceiling in one of the projection booths you can still see part of one of the old staircases that went up to the balconey. Still has carpet on it
I don’t know if the theater is in Nassau or Queens, but I am a union projectionist for Local 306 which covers all of the five boroughs ( not nassau). The Bellerose theater was one of our theaters to cover.