This snow storm brings back memories of when I worked for United Artists. We had a movie theater in Syosset with a huge 150 foot screen (Hence our name, the Syosset 150). It was located right alongside the entrance ramp from route 135 onto Jericho Turnpike. Myself and another coworker were sent outside to change the marquee as we were getting a new movie. After finishing the marquee, Tony and myself proceeded to build 2 snowmen.. Hmmm I should say a snow man and a snow woman. Both anatomically correct. Both right alongside the road.
This memory brings back another memory. Same day, only an hour later, I realized my beeper was missing. Yes, I had a beeper, didn’t we all though? After plowing the parking lots there were mounds of snow at least 10 feet high. So I walked out to the marquee and proceeded to level the snow. By the time I was done, I had leveled about 5 feet of snow across a 50 foot area. Still no sign of the beeper. Disappointed and upset, I headed back to work, only to find my beeper later in the backseat of my car. It had hooked the seat belt which pulled it off my belt.
One more fond memory, probably around the same time… Since there were always huge mounds of snow after plowing the theater parking lot, I brought in a sled. It was one of those long plastic sleds, orange in color. To my disappointment, while a 10 foot pile of snow looks inviting, there’s not much time to pick up speed while sledding down it. One nice feature of our theater was that it had a balcony. There was a whole second floor of seating, and how did you get up there? You guessed it. a nice loooong staircase… Though I probably didn’t realize it at the time, There’s really nothing funnier than the look on the bosses face when he walks out of the office and sees someone shooting down the staircase on an orange sled! Needless to say (but I’ll say it anyway), he was absolutely pissed!
Let me offically state that I miss the 150.
Let me also take this opportunity to tell you that I had a car accident 2 weeks after I got my license at the Syosset Triplex after seeing Gremlins 2.
That is all I have to say about Syosset movie theaters. Next week, we can discuss the Plainview ones.
🙂 I work with one of the ass’t managers from the Triplex, and I met one of my best friends
… at the triplex