31 July 2007

birth of a nation

birth of a nation

In the projection booth at the Majestic. It was a privilege to have the freedom to search all the nooks and crannies of a hundred year old theatre. Not something the average movie patron gets to do. It started as a vaudeville theatre in 1906, adding a screen several years later. Glenn and I saw many a foreign and oddball film there during the nineties. In the winter, it was widely known to wear your warmest boots and bring along a blanket, 'cuz the heating was nearly nonexistent. The screen was easily taken down though as this is also where we first saw several Cherry Pop Burlesque shows!

The place has seen some trouble the past few years. It's been a night club for a while now, and has had it's share of early morning bar brawls/arrests. It's doors closed earlier this year. But a new owner has just taken over and he's revamping the place. That's why we were there actually. He had an "everything must go" sale, so we bought ourselves a rather cartoonish looking chair. Thought it'd make for some good photo ops. I'll be sure to share whatever we come up with. Well, nearly anything.

4 comments:

ALT - [f r a m e s] said...

Don't accidentally burn the film and go up in flames, like in Cinema Paradiso!!!!

bon bon said...

that is one of my all-time favorite movies! even the soundtrack makes me cry.

ALT - [f r a m e s] said...

Did you see the super-long director's cut?

bon bon said...

we have a totally legal dvd of it, but i have yet to watch it!

i just lied about the totally legal part.

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