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Reflecting Back 13 Dec 2000 12:51 #979

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I just thought it might be interesting to find out why some of you out there went into this business. I for one, enjoy the interaction with the public. When you've shown a movie and get the feedback from the viewers its great. What are some of your comments on the business? What made you choose the movie theatre?
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Re: Reflecting Back 13 Dec 2000 14:42 #980

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I went in by accident. Thought I'd like it and I was wrong. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ppeople, kids, no booze, everyone in a pretty good mood! That's a beautiful thing! I am Cinema Paradiso!

Mike Hurley
www.bigscreenbiz.com
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Re: Reflecting Back 13 Dec 2000 15:48 #981

Got into I guess as a life long dream I was the one in elementary school who always got to run the projector. My father was a projectionist at the local theatre in the towm where he grew up. Its in my blood and once it gets there it does not leave. I enjoy putting on "the show" so to speak. Have worked for the big boys and now striking out on my own. I would not so anything else in the world.
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Re: Reflecting Back 13 Dec 2000 17:15 #982

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When i was 18 i had my first job at a drive-in theater. We had about 500 cars on the field, the movie was "Aliens," and i was standing on the roof of the booth. As i watched the 13.5mm carbon arc light throw an image onto the 60' high screen, i could hear the sound track coming from the 500 speakers hanging in 500 cars below me. As the alien prowled about the ship, the only sound was those hundereds of tinny speakers -- no one moved! No one spoke! the whole universe was that 13 acre drive-in. it rocked my word. no matter what i do in life, i seem to find myself back in a theater -- thanking god for the convience of xenon bulbs . . .
Paul Turner
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Re: Reflecting Back 14 Dec 2000 11:19 #983

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Almost the same story as Avalon. I worked my way through college at the Grandview Drive-In and New Angola Theatre in tiny Angola NY (1967-1970). I remember a lot full of cars for "The Love Bug", and the laughter echoing throughout the lot. Likewise, the audible crying with "Love Story". At the hardtop, I enjoyed seeing all the heads anxiously turning back toward the booth before the show in anticipation of a few enjoyable hours of entertainment.

"There's No Business Like Show Business". The projectionist is "The Unseen Showman".


John P. Pytlak
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EI Worldwide Technical Services
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Eastman Kodak Company
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[This message has been edited by John Pytlak (edited December 14, 2000).]
John P. Pytlak, Senior Technical Specialist
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