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smaggy commented about Topanga Theatre on May 17, 2014 at 9:36 am

I remember working there in 1984 and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom just came out. There was all this hoopla about being the first PG-13 movie and so many parents would ask us when they should shield their child’s eyes.

The other screen was showing Top Secret! and one of the trailers was for a movie called Streets of Fire where it was basically a music video for the song ‘Nowhere Fast’ and everybody used to stand up and dance to that song.

smaggy commented about Northridge Center Cinemas on Aug 20, 2013 at 7:31 pm

I worked there in 1981 for Mr. Carr who was the manager there. I really liked working there. At the time, I think Stripes, Zorro the Gay Blade, and Blow Out were playing at the time. He hired me when I was there one morning playing Asteroids. We got to talking and he asked me if I’d like a job. He gave me a can of freeze and a scraper and asked me to scrape the gum off the floor.

When Stripes was coming out, he asked everyone working there to go to an Army Surplus and get uniforms which he reimbursed us for, so we could wear them on opening night. That was a lot of fun.

That was my last summer before my parents moved and I ended up on the other side of the country. I didn’t get back until around 1997. The valley had changed so much after the 94 quake.