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MikeCoke commented about Sundown Drive-In on Feb 17, 2009 at 9:53 pm

No it was butter flavored topping.
The pre popped popcorn came in big bags that were my guess was about the size of a 50 gallon trash bag.

MikeCoke commented about Whittier Theatre on Feb 17, 2009 at 7:50 pm

I remember the Whittier Theater very well I knew the Manager & the projectionist in the late 60s. We would go see private showings of movies after the theater closed.
I have been to the top of the Tower & the view from up there was great.
Here are a few things I remember that I have not seen mentioned here.
Besides being a Movie Theater it was also a stage theater.
The Balconies on stage left & right are real & were accessed for back stage.
Below the stage there were dressing rooms.
Also up until the late 50s in the center of the front courtyard the was a large Rock Water Fountain.
There were Private viewing rooms on both sides of the Projection room.
Looking at the theater from the street on the left there was a private apartment that had an entrance to the left of the Box office & left of the walkway to the rear parking lot. The apartment also had direct access to the Theater via the Balcony above the Box Office.
When Warner Bros. owned the Theater the building on the Left & Right were offices for Warner Bros. They became retail businesses after Warner Bro. sold the Theater.
My brother worked there in the late 70s & I met my wife at the Little ole Taco Maker across the srtreet for the theater

MikeCoke commented about Whittier Village Cinemas on Feb 17, 2009 at 6:38 pm

I also grewup in Whittier & remember seeing many Monster movies there 13 Ghost, The Giant Claw & Rodan! The Flying Monster to name a few.
I also remember that between the Lobby & the theater there were no doors only heavy velvet drapes.
I seem to remember that the Restrooms were upo the curved stairs behind the Snack Bar.

MikeCoke commented about Sundown Drive-In on Feb 17, 2009 at 6:09 pm

I worked there in the early 1970s. I worked the Box office, Snack Bar & as an Usher riding a bike around while the movies played.
After the movies were over I had to go wake up some of the folks so we could lockup & go home & sometimes they were sound asleep & not wearing their clothes.
During my time there the Snack Bar did not pop the Popcorn there we got it already popped in large plastic bags & we dumped it into large warming bins to warm it up a little before it was sold.
I grewup in Whittier & remember my Mom taking us there & remember seeing the Disney movie Old Yeller there in 1958.