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I remember seeing Tommy here too. Was the first movie they charged $4. The theater was so packed we had to sit in the 1st few rows.
I also worked as an usher at this theater in 1978-79. I started when “The Wiz” was playing. They often showed premieres of new movies with local celebrities attending. We literally rolled out the red carpet and the ushers wore white gloves. We had jackets with braids on the shoulder signifying our role (white for ticket takers/doormen and the coveted gold braid for head usher – which I was when I left)
Was a great job compared to dishwashing (my first job) and got to see every movie there for free for 2 yrs.