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Greenpoint

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Favorite movies: Currently, I am a proud sponsor of specific programming at both the Syracuse International Film Festival and Salt City Horror Festival including related events since 2012 at the Majestic Palace Theater on James Street in the Eastwood neighborhood of Syracuse....But my celluloid love story begins way earlier. Born in 1974, my love of film began at the tender age of 3, with my attendance in the company of my parents at the initial release of Star Wars at the Chopin Theatre.I remember my mom being asked by theater management to take me out as I was having a noisy tantrum...the force was not with this young Jedi warrior. So there I went to my grandparents. I then remember the one night with mom and me, after seeing a 1979 revival of Mary Poppins and then catching a showing of The Shining at the National (now ABC films GMA there).Then me and my uncle seen The Blues Brothers at the Chopin Theatre...I must have seen 100's of movies there 1976-1985. Every weekend me and my mom would also go to the UA Astoria at about 1 pm and stay until 11 pm seeing 4 movies more of less...I probably have seen almost 1,500 movies there from 1983-1997.Some of the memories here include seeing Al Pacino in Scarface and being scared to death watching Lloyd Kaufmann's Mothers Day...the last movies I remember seeing there (not at that same time though) were American Beauty and End of Days. My mom would also take me to the Boulevard theater and we'd watch Cheech and Chong films, at the age of 9, I had no clue what that funny smell in the theater was and where is all that strange smelling smoke coming from? Later in life, I realized that it was all the weed.Then we fast forward to January 16, 2000: that was my first visit to the Commodore Theatre for a showing of Next Friday.I went to that theater on many more occasions, until its closing in July 2002. I happened to start working at a vending company that sold the Commodore its Fruit Punch and Orange juice concentrate drinks. The last movie ever showed there was Men in Black 2...it ran for about a month.

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