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Durkee commented about Syosset Triplex on Mar 25, 2011 at 5:02 pm

On second thought, I think it wasn’t Lorelei with the pronunciation issue with Apocalypse. It may have been Linda. Still a funny memory.

Durkee commented about Syosset Triplex on Mar 23, 2011 at 7:39 am

I worked Apocalypse Now for many sold out weeks. My memory could be faulty, but I think it was indeed in 70MM and Dolby.

One of the girls in the ticket booth (I think it was Lorelei, but not sure anymore) had trouble pronouncing “Apocalypse” (ockapockalips, etc.) when people called for information, so Lenny Kaplan taught her to pronounce it by pointing to his pocket and his lips. A pocket lips. Close enough.

Durkee commented about Syosset Triplex on Oct 24, 2008 at 6:17 pm

I worked there for 4 years (HS/College) about 30 years ago and several co-workers are still among my closest friends. It’s a little like an old fraternity for us. We went through several managers, including Earl Logue, Lenny Kaplan, Big Ed Healey (Ed was probably an assistant) and Mary McCarthy.

Vito asked about someone named Carol that worked with Mary in 1984. Could it have been Carol Schier? Also Tom’s (the operator’s) last name was, IIRC, Cuccaro. He had a daughter who worked there as a candy girl for a while.