Comments from James Fisher

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James Fisher
James Fisher commented about Union Theatre on Apr 25, 2014 at 5:58 am

Thanks. If you run across it I would love to see it no news on union mr Friedman bought it and has had no luck with it as it sits

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James Fisher commented about Franklin Zeotrope Theatre on Jun 8, 2013 at 2:09 am

no gcc didnt own it last owner were theatre develoment enterprize

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James Fisher commented about Union Theatre on Jun 4, 2013 at 10:31 pm

would you happen to have that pic dated 1941

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James Fisher commented about Swansea 4 Cinemas on Feb 18, 2013 at 3:30 am

i saw pipi long stocking here and i worked for newport creamery in this mall

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James Fisher commented about Norwood Cinema on Jan 9, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Origianl Opening Picture of building

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James Fisher commented about Union Theatre on Jan 9, 2013 at 4:41 pm

I have added a few new pictures more to come Check back often for up to date moments

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James Fisher commented about Union Theatre on Sep 10, 2011 at 10:54 am

i often think about the olde days and the time i spent working this great place i do miss it and all the people whom came to visit the union. too bad i had to let it go

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James Fisher commented about Showcase Cinemas Seekonk 1-10 on Aug 22, 2011 at 11:18 am

i cant believe this cienma closed wow
this was a mega plex back in its day

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James Fisher commented about Dedham Community Theatre on Aug 3, 2011 at 12:33 am

Wow i seen the area has changed in Dedham

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James Fisher commented about East Providence Cinemas on Jul 6, 2011 at 5:43 am

Well my frined another theatre i relate to the four seasons i do rememebr larry as a manager along with Mr Joe Jarvis whom later in the eairly 80’s left to open jane picken in newport,, this was a nice looking theatre with the shandaler hanging in the bay window i might even have some picture of this place in the late 70’s/ eairly 80’s first run house i used to compete against for the union to get better picture faster

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James Fisher commented about Strand Theatre on Jul 6, 2011 at 5:23 am

great lil theatre been there a few times long ago

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James Fisher commented about booth on Jun 29, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Old stand i removed it and built a newer one at that time

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James Fisher commented about Does anyone know of a company that restores old theater seats? on Jun 16, 2011 at 8:33 am

i use to repair the seats my self if ya still in need drop me a email

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James Fisher commented about Theater operator wanted on Jun 16, 2011 at 8:30 am

interested where is the location

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James Fisher commented about Projection booth on Jun 16, 2011 at 8:27 am

i ran this booth in the late 80 with the old super simple 15 min reels then i converted them to large reels i see the wall was knocked back for platter

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James Fisher commented about Union Theatre on Jun 16, 2011 at 8:21 am

Well there isnt much going on at the union these days

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James Fisher commented about Columbia Theatre on Jun 13, 2011 at 3:40 pm

i have the same card very nice

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James Fisher commented about Bates Theatre on Jun 13, 2011 at 3:38 pm

thanks i have a few pictures of the theatres i worked in or associated with over the years

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James Fisher commented about Union Theatre on Feb 23, 2011 at 3:09 am

Well my friends i have seen so many things over the years and found a lot of pictures of the union ill have to post them on my web site and get back with the site so you to can share memorize til i return have a great and safe week Jim

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James Fisher commented about Tri-Boro Cinemas on Jun 29, 2008 at 2:23 am

Melrose Enterprize bought out the land from the reality company and William Leatherbee pasted away three yrs later.
Boston Conccession was a partner of Melrose Enterprize and bought out the lease from Roxy Pichi after Roxy had won the battle to get all first run movies at the Triboro Cinema location paving the way for the Union to get first run movies quicker it all went to court and Roxy was to either take the pay off or when the lease ran out leave so it was a done deal and Roxy sold out two yrs eairly. Melrose Enterprize had all ready got permits to built 6 cinema there then they built 4 more and later added the other two making it a 12 plex Origiannly it was gonna be a 24 plex with stadium seating. However there were 5 partner that owned the Triboro, you had Melrose, Manasion,Boston Con,Demarios, and the film company that produced the horror pictures later on selling out the buisness to the reacent owners. and then it went to hell. fell apart and all Run Down i had run the projectors there a few time,worked conccession, usher and Asst manager in the eairly to mid 80’s However the Union was my home. til Roxy sold the Union theatre to Theatre Development Enterprizes Inc. then i became the Manager Projectionist..

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James Fisher commented about Re-Opening a historic single-screen, but need help! on Jun 27, 2008 at 4:33 am

Well ok lets cut to the chase i have opened several sub run theatres and well you need to look hard at the surroundings what is it that people see in the movies is this a place to screw a round , have fun , date, make love, questions quistions . first runs cost money but yeah you have to have them certain amount of weeks sub runs can break you unless you find a venture to sell sell sell consseccions profits work for a short time you need a happy medium and verity

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James Fisher commented about Union Theatre on Jun 27, 2008 at 3:43 am

Now i have been looking and i found some neat things and pictures that remind me of the good old days at the Union

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James Fisher commented about Arcade Theatre on Jun 27, 2008 at 3:22 am

Now you will have to see the pictures i will post of the property that has been built where this theatre sat its lovly wow chekc back soon

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James Fisher commented about Tri-Boro Cinemas on Jun 27, 2008 at 3:17 am

Dec was the Official Opening with Guest Stars Jimmy Sullivan (Court Magistrate), Kai Shang (long time friend) Mama Louisa Pichi and family, local Union (shop stewarts) Carol Wontkowski (Sun Chronicle Rep) there were over 200 people in attendance for Offiacial Opening night from Around The Massacusettes region
I my self how ever Ran the Union Theatre 123 on Opening Night

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James Fisher commented about Tri-Boro Cinemas on Jun 27, 2008 at 3:08 am

Both pictures were taken Aug/Sept of 1982 i have serveral more pictures Dec of 1982 the Union Theatre reopened the Triboro Cinema Dba Roxy Theatres 1&2 The Triboro Ciemna was closed that year in July by Tri-boro Movie House which vacated the lease Fred Innarelli was the Ceo of Triboro Movie House outta Philadelphia
Original Ownerd of the Triboro Plaze were William Leatherbee was the partner ofthe reality firm Leatherbee & Co out of Chestnut Hill I was part of the team that went in to action to reopen the Cinema in A-1 spic and span shape and we did my family worked around the clock for opening Night Aug 28th 1982 Opened with Empires Strikes back and The four Seasons