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I worked there for many years, one of my favorite jobs. It was an exciting place where I got to meet and speak to my favorite movie stars; Jodie Foster, Anthony Perkins, etc. Those were the days, with blockbuster movies that sold out in an hour and a half! Management staff was steady with a mature manager staff. John Crisman was the nicest manager we had. It was during this time the home company was the Walter Reade Organization, a name that confused customers as they associated it with the hospital. It was run strictly as a business for them. Walter Reade Organization which owned roughly eight theaters within the theater circuit, never once closed early for Christmas or even Thanksgiving. After they closed their doors, I worked at nearby location. Over the years, I worked within the circuit at The New Yorker, the Ziegfield, the Waverly and the Festival. I was offered two jobs after they closed. What I enjoyed most about the job was the wonderful friendships I made that endured for years, that made it a great job.
With a landmark status certain critia, have to be met, as would any alterations of the theater, as well.
Most of the films that Played at The Little Carnegie Theater in the seventies and eighties, were a big sucess: Annie Hall, Tess, Tommy, The French Lieutenant’s Woman.
I would like to see a photo.
The Ziegfeld has managed to stay afloat despite the fall of the single theater, decades ago and the birth of the multiplex. Still prestigeous, and well know throughout the United States, The Ziegfeld continues with premieres, and stars on the red carpet. Besides, we don’t know off-hand what the terms of rent, etc. are.
Run for many years under The Walter Reade Theaters. I wish we could see a photo of the theater, as this does not do it justice.
Interesting video of a day in the life of a Projectionist. Projectionists working on a 3 platter system, as well as a Digital system. There is also a five platter system (not shown) which, typically can run two different theater, at the same time. The term “Breaking Up” is commonly referred to as “Breaking Down” a film, is as the name implies. “Building” is putting a show together. Digital shows are also put together, but in a computerized format. Projectionists work long hours into the night, mostly in solitude. It’s a tough job, depending on how many screens you have and the condition of the equipment. I enjoyed the video, thanks!
A familiar sight of days gone by. The concession stand (nothing wrong with it) was just to your right as you came into a small lobby. The theater was very large over 1,000 seats, the balcony may have to closed, to make cleaning easier, if there wasn’t a sold out show. The theater was always well kept, with a friendly staff, and good management.
I remember The Paris, the Festival and Ziegfeld Theaters well. Theaters use masking, not curtains to property frame the image on the screen.