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I remember Charlton Heston and going to that movie with my father. JHS 74 had our graduation there when they were showing Ryans Daughter. Thinking back I didn’t know that my first job would be there and be such a part of my life!
It was under 800, I don’t remember exactly. Only things I have are some movie stills from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and my original nameplate. I do remember when it became an evening house the Teamsters were trying to unionize the managers and Mr. Tawfik was on strike. When I came to open the theatre someone had sliced the bottom of the screen and cut open the syrup containers. I used duct tape on the back of the screen. Fortunately it was an Xrated movie and no one was looking at feet!
I started at the Meadows as an usher for Mr. Decatsky in 1972. Went to the Glen Oaks for Mr. Twin and to the Prospect as Mr. D’s assistant manager. They made me a relief Asst so I wound up in Bynum and Nassau during the week and back at the Prospect in Flushing. I learned a lot from Mr. D. and eventually went into the Navy.
My first job was as an usher here in May 1972. We wore tuxedos and Mr. Bernard Decatsky was the manager. John Vess a was Chief of Staff with his brother Mike, Larry Ackerman and Ed Monahagn. Ed Bernhardt was managing the Prospect in Flushing and Mr Jackson was the DM. I became Mr. D’S Asst Mgr and we moved to the Prospect when it became a duplex. Eventually left and went to the Navy. Great times at this theater and at the Horn & Harare which became a Bagel Nosh. Sorry to hear that it’s down on it’s luck.