was taken in January of 1954. That's projectionist Mario Rangel
making a splice, while theatre owner Frank Faust looks on.
You can see
just the tail end of the #2 projector in this picture. This is
one of the original Roxy projectors; they were destroyed by a
booth fire in the 1950s, and replaced with similar (but more
The film can
at Frank's feet is virtually identical to the cans that were used
until the mid-1990s, when film reels began shipping in heavy
bench and splicer Mario is working with were used in the booth
right up until our remodeling in 1980.
The venetian blinds
behind the rewind bench are long gone, having been replaced with a