City Center 15: Cinema de Lux

19 Mamaroneck Avenue,
White Plains, NY 10601

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Rstewart
Rstewart on December 4, 2016 at 8:11 am

Oh, I knew immediately where the bad back came from! Never knew a projectionist that didn’t have some wear and tear from film handling. From running arcs in the middle of summer in a hellishly hot, cramped DI booth to hauling prints to unreachable levels, it was always fun, but never easy. Now, convince the State in Easton PA that there are qualified projectionists out there so they will start a series of films. I’m told that is the reason that they won’t/don’t offer a film series. Good Holidays to you as well!

markp
markp on December 4, 2016 at 6:30 am

Rstewart, I was just trying to explain the reason for my bad back. I didn’t take no offence to what he said. I guess I didn’t see it that way. But I guess you know what its been like. My first years were spent lifting those 6000' reels, then in 84 I started with platters. And many of those years were spent in a 10 and 14 plex theatres where it seemed you moved something after every show. But you must admit, as I did, that those were some good old days and I wouldn’t trade them for anything. Have a good holiday Rstewart.

Rstewart
Rstewart on December 4, 2016 at 5:52 am

markp, I’m so glad to see you responded to hdtv267’s insensitive post. I stewed all last night after seeing it and intended to post something today about it. I’m going to guess he has never moved a print or carried film cans up steep steps, ladders and all of the other tortures that theater designers had devised. My guess is his heavy lifting involved a 55" Samsung…certainly never 3 or 4 prints into his car, then across the parking lot and up to he booth!

markp
markp on December 3, 2016 at 2:07 pm

No. Carrying 250 lb prints of film all around the building did. And it wasn’t just that theatre. Many of the Loews Theatres that had half the theatres on one side and half on the other didn’t help. I started out in 1976, so I had a lot of film miles in my back by then. But its still something I’ll never forget. I miss film. I miss running film.

hdtv267
hdtv267 on December 3, 2016 at 9:14 am

So wait walking down the hallway caused your back issues?

markp
markp on December 3, 2016 at 6:45 am

I worked here as a projectionist from late april 2004 till dec 31, 2004. something like 5 separate projection rooms, and walking down hallways and the alike. A real nightmare, but I made a go of it until my back went out and I was taken to White Plains hospital. I never went back.

optimist008
optimist008 on December 2, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Official seat count as per their hardcopy Show clock schedule:

1-158 2-156 3-131 4-112 5-341 6-215 7-222 8-200 ( Director’s Hall auditorium-a complete over hyped rip off… 9-191
10-409 11-170 12-126 13-339—IMAX 14-211 15-200