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jgrow commented about Bow-Tie Cinemas Harbour 9 on Jan 5, 2010 at 6:58 pm

I was projectionist here when it was opened by K/B Theaters. This theater opened in 1991 and had a Norelco 70mm in house #1 and a Simplex 35/70 in house #2. Although we never advertised it we “borrowed” a 70mm print of “Terminator 2 Judgement Day” from the “K/B Cinema” and ran it in house #1 for a week. That was the only time 70mm was ever run there.

jgrow commented about Oxon Hill Theatre on Jan 5, 2010 at 6:12 pm

Thank you for the kind words Mike. Not only did the union guys know their days were numbered but every true projectionist did. When one chain (AMC) had ushers handling the booths, I knew it was over.

jgrow commented about Oxon Hill Theatre on Jan 5, 2010 at 5:49 pm

I was the projectionist here from the mid 70’s to closing in 1986.
It had a 70' cinemascope screen and sat 1100 people. The booth had two century projectors and carbon arc lamphouse’s and mono sound. Many people thought we ran 70mm because the screen was so large but never did. In the early 80’s we had an “upgrade” to the booth, installed a platter,xenon lamphouse and retained our mono sound. That was the beginning of the end. This was a great theatre to watch a film in even with the mono sound and it sold out many shows. It deserved better than being converted into a CVS.