Thursday, September 3, 2009

Tales from the (Movie) Theater: Part 4

Continuation of the series--see Intro, part 1, part 2, part 3:

Amateur Night

As I return to this series, months later now (where did the time fly?), I need to explore that most unique detail of my tenure there. That of Amateur Night. For me to recollect and get it straight these many years later, I had to call upon and interview my only brother (the very one I've been mentioning throughout the series). His answers to some of my questions I've incorporated into this post below - and into the remaining segments in the series, whenever possible.

The rest of the chapter has been updated and relocated to my current blog, found here.

Next up: When The Moment Comes... (Part 5)

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  1. great stuff, I love these stories of the old theater.

    Very cool!

  2. This is great stuff, as HnL said. It's good that you're getting this documented.

    I think live performances, for good or ill, always make more of an impression than video or audio makes. I dunno why, there's just something about an artist (or wannabe) and an audience interacting that makes it all seem bigger and more colorful.

  3. HnL: it took me awhile to nail down my brother for an interview (he couldn't believe I was doing this look back).

    Corey: I think you right. The fact it unfolds in live in front of you makes an big impression.

    Thank you, both, for your comments and your props.

  4. Your blog gets better and better. I really enjoyed this life vignette. :-)

  5. Thank you, Nordette. I appreciate that. Take care and have a great holiday weekend.

  6. This is wonderful! The Lorain Palace that I mentioned before does live performances sometimes because they, too, have the stage. I believe some schools even have graduation there. And I took my niece to see a children's production one time. I'm not sure if they do any kind of amateur night, though. That sounds hilarious!

  7. A few of these movie palaces are something special. I'd really like to see the Lorain someday. Sounds like a great one. Thanks, Jen.