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stevendm commented about Park Plaza Twin Cinema on Aug 17, 2014 at 6:50 pm

I worked there for a few years starting in 1983. The small auditorium had 440 rocking seats and the larger auditorium had 660 standard theater seats. My starting salary was $5 for a 6 hour shift.

stevendm commented about Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz on May 29, 2009 at 3:05 pm

There is a very good wiki page about the Ritz.,Texas))

stevendm commented about Don 2 Drive-In on Apr 22, 2009 at 2:54 am

I consider this projection setup unusual for the late 1970’s because each projector would only hold a double reel of film, running for about 20 minutes. I worked as a projectionist in five theaters in the Beaumont / Port Arthur area and this was the only one that could not hold a large reel (about one hour run time) or platters, which held the entire movie. It was only one of two theaters in the area that used carbon arc lamps, the rest using xenon. BTW, I never could get the carbon arc lamps to stop their slight flickering. I could notice it but I doubt most theater goers could (I bet I will be proven wrong on that statement).