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I was a projectionist at the Granada in the 1980’s and remember the projectors as Norelco AA’s, not AA-ll’s…I was new at projection and heard that the parts ordered for them would sometimes not fit correctly. They had a double motor on them, one for 30fps. Built like tanks.
Thanks for the research! I’ve been trying to compile info on just what the theater looked like inside…as we renovate, I’ve been trying to preserve any original details we uncover.
I did find an article that described the interior…it was hard to read the scan but I did make out that describes honey taupe drapes inside, new screen, new and larger screen, ceiling canary yellow with lettuce green trim. New tiled floors in lobby in pleasing blue and grey colors, new ticket booth in front, comfortable bathrooms to the side, and the most startling change, the new Schine’s State Theater marquee.
This was in the Tupper Lake Free Press on March 7, 1935.
I’ve been trying to find photos of the old interior but have had no luck, so if anyone out there has anything, let me know?
I am currently waiting for the arrival of the equipment…it is arriving from all over, including being imported from Canada. Once it all arrives, installation should take no more than a week assuming no problems! I’m hearing the new silver screen for the 3D downstairs will be the last to arrive, sometime early in November. So 3D may be a bit later. We just also had a new boiler put in…which will keep us warm all winter!!
I couldn’t be more excited for what this all means to the theater and to Tupper Lake!!
We have just raised enough money to go digital! My quotes are done and orders are just going in! The community stepped in and helped us convert…also we got a grant from the state (for small businesses, not for theaters only) which was a large part of what we needed. Next year our theater turns 100 years old…and it will be thriving for its hundredth birthday!
Thanks so much!! :) I love that theater…
Tupper Lake has SAVED ITS THEATER! We raised the whole sum needed to upgrade…Tupper Lake is amazing!
We are closing Sept. 6 and upgrading a few things…sprucing the place up, adding a new boiler (!) and the digital upgrade! We will reopen in October fully digital! Sorry to see film go dead…it was awesome…but digital allows us to do so much more with the theater!
I couldn’t be more grateful or happy!
It was twinned in 2005. Tupper Lake is declining in population and it’s really hard to stay open all winter. I’m the owner—and go to work downstate to keep it going…there are some renovations planned soon, keep tuned!