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elessar commented about Cinema 150 on Sep 5, 2010 at 2:35 am

I was the assistant mananger there in the late 80’s and maybe 1990. It was a great place to see movies – unless it was full and you were late and had to sit in the front and to the side. The curvature of the screen made the films almost unwatchable. I remember seeing “The Black Hole” in that way and it was rather unpleasant. I believe I also saw Flash Gordon – the one with music by Queen. A classic.
We had this older gentleman working there as the doorman named Peter. He only had one arm so he would have you hold your half of the ticket while he tore it with his good hand. I learn how to run projectors, make up and break down films there. Those were the days.

elessar commented about Seavue Twin Theater on Sep 5, 2010 at 2:22 am

I was the assistant manager at the Seavue for a couple years in the early 90’s and I can say it was a great place to work. The locals were great people. I made not a few friends there. We used to love going out onto the little deck off of the projection booth near the sign. You could also access the roof from there and it was a great place to watch the sun go down over the Pacific. I used to curse Silver Screen for being so damn frugal, but looking back I’m amazed they were able to keep it open as long as they did. There were plenty of late shows with 2 or 3 people in the audience and some nights we just shut her down because no one came. We used to run a survey to see where our guest were from and some came from far down the coast to see our films. It was a Pacifica institution, but what can you do? Nothing lasts forever. Good bye Seavue…