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I was the projectionist at the State in 1970 before moving on to the Arrnett Benson and none of the movies I showed while there were Spanish language.
If anyone has any pics of the Winchester before it was a twin I’d love to see them. The link listed above on Seymour’s post is not active. Thanks in advance.
Don, Lubbock was home from 1966 until 1973. Been in Fort Worth since then. Went to Coranado High, Class of ‘72. I really wished I had saved some stuff. I may still have my Video Independent Theater ID card somewhere. While in HS I wasn’t thinking those things would have meant anything to anyone but wished I would have taken pics. I can still see the layout of the theaters and projectionist booths in my head. :–)
In 1969/1970 we showed what was called “Road Shows” and when you bought a ticket it was for a specific seat and the Ushers would show everyone to their specific seat. Shows would typically run a month or more. There was a couple of hours between showings so we could completely clean the theater prior to the next showing. At the time it was the only theater In the west using 70mm film equipment. Theaters used 35mm equipment at the time so the Winchester was unique in this regard.
This was the only Video Independent Theater I didn’t work in the early 70’s. My older brother was the projectionist there in 1971-1972. I worked as a projectionist at the Arnett Benson, the Village and the State 1970-1972. Started at the Winchester as a Usher and Doorman in 1969. Very fond memories……too bad all these are gone.
Started with Video Independent Theaters here as a usher and then a Doorman in early 1969. Went on to work as a projectionist at the State, Arnett Benson and Village theaters from 1970-1972.
I started as a projectionist at the State in 1970. All newly trained projectionist usuall started at the State. I believe the first movie I showed was Kelly’s Heros. Went on to work the Village and Arnett Benson.
Was trained to be a projectionist at the Lindsey as were all projectionist. My first gig was at the State. All new projectionist usually started at the State. The first movie I showed was Kelly’s Heros. Moved on to work the Village and Arnett Benson. Those were some good times and a great job for a high school kid.
I was the projectionist here in 1971-1972. My older brother was the projectionist during the night of the tornado. I always liked the Arnett Benson. I also worked the State and the Village as a projectionist and the Winchester as a usher and doorman in 1970. Fond memories of there theaters, it’s a shame none are left.
I was the projectionist at the Village in 1971. I remember it well and believe I could still work the projectors after all this time.