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hughgraham commented about La Cosa Theatre on Jan 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Hugh Graham was my father. I remember him telling stories about the La Cosa, mostly with sadness from the court action with the IATSE/MPMO local. Ironically, I became a member of that St. Louis union in the early 1980’s. There were a few seasoned projectionists that worked and respected dad, and sponsored me into the union. I’d love to see the original design plans from Lewis E. Wilson, or even some pics of the projection booth. I’ll look through the picture archive I have and will post if I find anything.

hughgraham commented about Mark Twain Theatre on Jan 19, 2013 at 7:54 pm

I was a projectionist in the St. Louis local IATSE, starting in the early 1980’s. While on the extra board, I had the pleasure of working at the Mark Twain, until the union went on strike against the owner, Wehrenberg. I have to say that at the time, the Mark Twain was by far the best equipped, best maintained theatre in St. Louis. The Norelco DP-75 35/70MM projectors provided bright, crisp images. The plush seating, crushed velvet curtain, clean sound system, and large screen, provided top notch movie viewing experiences.