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I worked on and off as an usher/doorman at the theatre from 1975 to 1985. During that time I was able to go behind the screen and explore the back stage and lower levels. There were numerous trapdoors and stage doors leading to nowhere, some elevated. The theatre must have originally been used for live performances, although I don’t remember any during my time. They also had closed-circuit broadcasts of boxing. One of the last ones I worked was the final Muhammad Ali-Ken Norton bout. I can remember just about every movie that I worked there during those years and have fond memories of each one. It was a sad day when they tore it down.