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I worked there in the summer of 78 and it was perhaps the job that I had the most fun at. I remember how lonely it was to work the ticket booth, especially on those slow nights when a stinker of a film was showing, and how busy it got when you had a first rate film (we had the rerelease of Star Wars and I remember dealing with the long ticket lines). It also got really hot in there when the sun shined on it. It had a safe in there and always wondered why we never got held up in there, being so isolated.
I remember the manager getting really paranoid whenever she got word that Ted Mann might drop in to see how the theatre was doing (since it was owned by Mann Theatres).
One of the best perks was able to get in to any of the movie theatres in Glendale, Eagle Rock or Hollywood for free!
Boy, how I remember those shoebox shaped theatres there. I remember how big of a thing it was when the Eagle Rock Plaza, and its theatres, opened since it was the first mall and multiplex in the Glendale area. I remember seeing Rocky and Jaws 2 there (among other films) and how easy it was to just from one theatre to another to see movies, and not get caught.
The theatre was closed and demolished (actually replaced by the then Edwards Grand Cinema 12) when the Valencia Town Center was remodeled. The area where the theatre used to be is now the food court and some stores. The old food court is now stores leading to the original Town Center. The Merry Go Round that used to be outside of the theatre is now located inside the Town Center by Sears.