Before I arrived, the owner realized the demographics of the area were changing during the 70s, and that more and more of his clientele were Latino patrons. He was also competing for their dollars with the two other movie theaters along the Pacific boulevard shopping strip: the California and the Park (the other, the Lyric Theatre, went after, ahem, a different market).
This is the next entry in a Theatre… a Movie… and a Time series that was begun here. insert text here. Since I am continuing my Versus AFI: 10 Top 10 arc, this time looking at the Sci-Fi genre, it was only fitting I’d chronicle another of them in this series. As mentioned in my previous post, this genre has been a big favorite since childhood. Plus, the timeliness of this film in particular, in my work and personal life, made it one that I had to covered in one form or another.
Mr. Dryden: “Lawrence, only two kinds of creature get fun in the desert: Bedouins and gods, and you’re neither. Take it from me, for ordinary men, it’s a burning, fiery furnace.”
T.E. Lawrence: “No, Dryden, it’s going to be fun.”
Mr. Dryden: “It is recognized that you have a funny sense of fun.”
If you recall the old children’s nursery rhyme, Monday’s Child, you may or may not be aware that it’s gone through some changes since the 1800s (and likely,…