OH YES, I REMEMBER IT WELL – FAMOUS PLAYERS’ IMPERIAL CINEMA ON YONGE ST., CA1960’S

The Imperial could seat about 3,000 movie-goers, and then it was sub-divided.  In the 1960’s while a Ryerson student, I had the privilege of a job there in uniform – which meant a lot of standing and holding a flashlight.  After a while I moved on to Loew’s, a block or so south.  Same job, similar uniform.  There I watched ‘Gypsy’ 27 times, ‘Whatever Happened to Baby Jane’, ‘Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte’, the Doris Day movies with Rock Hudson, and several other musicals and dramas over and over again.  That’s the life of an usher.

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