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dickdziadzio commented about RKO Boston Theatre on Nov 28, 2003 at 10:01 am

The entire building still exists. I was able to get inside the theatre several years and photograph it, especially the sealed off balcony.The cement floor goes about 10 feet under the proscienium arch all the way to the backstage wall. The Cinerama curtain supports still existed on both sides of the arch.At the balcony rear there were 2 separate projection booths -side by side- each with 2 sets of portholes. One of them, probably the original,still had 2 projector bases with the old Peerless Condenser carbon arcs lamp houses. The other booth still had an empty sound rack which probably contained the amps for the Cinerama sound head and where the intro projector was for the early 3-strip traveloges. When 70mm single projection came in 1964 they expanded downstairs Baker booth.

dickdziadzio commented about Round Hill Drive-In on Nov 28, 2003 at 9:45 am

They installed several dozen outdoor seats in front of the projection booth for walk-in people without cars. It was very close to the local neighborhood.

dickdziadzio commented about Boston Opera House on Nov 19, 2003 at 4:13 pm

When Sack Theatres took over and re-named it the Savoy,all they did was effectivly drop the firewall and build a small theatre in the backstage area, never touching the main house. They put in a large screen and curtain in front of the arch.