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SteveEdwards commented about Astro Twin Theaters on Dec 2, 2015 at 8:13 pm

I forgot to mention that I visited Greenville many many years after I moved away. I drove by the theater to see it in the middle of a renovation! There were lots of workers inside converting it into a club. I walked in and it was sad to see those beautiful red curtains being taken down and all the seats being ripped out.

Then a few years later when I visited Greenville again, I drove by and saw a wrecking crew tearing the whole building down!!

oh well, I will always remember the movies, the parties, and me, Heather and Elizabeth going out on the roof without permission :)

SteveEdwards commented about Astro Twin Theaters on Dec 2, 2015 at 8:09 pm

I worked at this theater as a projectionist in 1986 when I was 16. It was awesome. I remember the managers name was “Vic”. There was rumor that the place was haunted by the ghost of a former employee that died there of a heart attack many years before. I heard a couple stories about what they saw but never saw anything myself. I feel so lucky to have worked there and got to see some 80’s classics like: Ferris Buellers Day Off, Labyrinth, Friday the 13th, and Short Circuit. Occasionally, I would host secret parties at the theater. On a Friday or Saturday night, I would leave one door unlocked after I closed up. Then I would return about 2:00 am with beer coolers and loads of my friends from Greenville High School. We would pile into the theater and play our favorite music over the theaters booming sound system while I threaded up the projector to play a movie for us. So much fun! I eventually got caught and fired but it was worth it!