Historic Crest Theatre

Historic Crest Theatre


MADELINE: ALL MONTH LONG FANS OF FILMS PERFECT FOR HALLOWEEN WILL WANT TO HEAD TO A LOCAL LANDMARK. CREST THEATER IS HOLDING MANY SPOOKY AND SCARY SCREENINGS OF MOVES THAT WE ALL LOVE. HERE TO JOIN US IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE NONPROFIT FRIENDS OF THE CREST THEATER. WE HAVE TO START OFF WITH THE THEATER, IT IS A HISTORIC LANDMARK, TELL US ABOUT ABOUT IT IT IS A BEAUTIFUL BUILDING IT WAS BUILT IN 1948. THEY HAVE BEEN SHOWING MOVES EVER SINCE. IT IS ONE OF THE OLDEST ON THE WEST COAST. IT IS A SINGLE SCREEN THEATER. WE ARE DOING THE BEST WE CAN TO KEEP IT GOING AND KEEP IT OPERATING. WE SHOW MOVIES EVER WEEKEND, USUALLY EVERY FRIDAY AND THROUGH OCTOBER WE ARE SHOWING MOVIES FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. ALL SCARY STUFF, FRANKESTEIN. THE EXORCIST. MADELINE: TOO SCARY FOR ME. A LOT OF GREAT STUFF. THEY JUST DID HOCUS POCUS. IN NOVEMBER WE HAVE THE ORIGINAL ANIMATED CINDERELLA. MADELINE: WHERE CAN THEY FIND YOU ON FACEBOOK? HISTORIC CREST FRESNO. MADELINE: YOU SAID YOU DON’T WANT PEOPLE TO LEAVE THEIR COSTUMES AT HOME, NO WE TRY TO ENJOY MOVIES THE WAIT THEY WERE INTENDED. ON THE BIG SCREEN, WITH BIG SOUND AND WITH PEOPLE THAT LOVE MOVIES. WE HAVE HARRY POTTER COMING UP EVERYBODY GETS DRESSED FOR THAT ONE AS WELL. GET DRESSED FOR ALL OF THEM, COME OUT, HAVE A GOOD TIME, AND ENJOY THE POPCORN AND THE SODAS. MADELINE: THE LOVE THE PICTURES TO,, OLDER STYLE, AND IT FITS THE CREEPY MOVIES. IS — WHAT SETS YOU GUYS APART FROM THE NORMAL THEATERS? THE HISTORY OF THE BIGGEST THING. IT WAS ONCE OWNED BY MEL BROOKS. IT IS JUST HAS SO MUCH HISTORY. IT USED TO BE WHERE THE PREMIERS WITH DONE IN THE 50s AND ’60S. IT WAS THE FIRST THEATER TO HAVE SURROUND SOUND. IT HAS CHANGED. IT HAS THE OLD CAST IRON PROJECTORS. THAT’S WHAT THEY FIRST STARTED WITH, THEN THEY MOVED TO DIGITAL AND TO 35 MILLIMETER. THE AMOUNT THAT THIS BUILDING HAS SEEN OVER THE YEARS, IT NEEDS A LOT OF WORK, WE ARE NG TO RAISE MONEY, WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR EVERYTHING, TO HELP US WITH THE WEBSITE, WITH THE SNACK BAR AND TAKING TICKETS. ANYBODY THAT WANTS TO VOLUNTEER WE WILL TAKE IT. MADELINE: HOW DO THEY DO THAT? DO THEY NEED TO COME TO THE THEATER? THEY CAN COME TO THE THEATER AND TALK TO US, THEY CAN E-MAIL US, OR THE FACEBOOK PAGE. MADELINE: IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL, YOU WANT TO KEEP IT UP, ESPECIALLY ONE OF MY FAVORITE PARTS IS THE OUTSIDE AT NIGHT. ALL OF THE LIGHTS. DEFINITELY. THAT OLD NEON SIGN, IT NEEDS SO MUCH WORK TO GET IT BACK TO WHERE SHE WAS BEFORE. THAT’S WHAT WE WANT TO GET HER TO LOOK LIKE AGAIN. YOU SEE THAT BEAUTY, YOU CAN SEE IT FROM THE HIGHWAY. MADELINE: THIS IS GOING ALL MONTH LONG YOU SAID FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS. FRIDAY AND SATURDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER AND EVERY FRIDAY THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE YEAR. MADELINE: CAN PEOPLE GET TICKETS AHEAD OF TIME? THEY CAN GET THEM AT THE DOOR AND GO TO BROWN PAPER TICKETS.COM AND GET THEM ONLINE. MADELINE: FAVORITE HALLOWEEN MOVIE? NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. THAT ONE WE ARE SHOWING. MADELINE: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US.

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