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1
Release Date:
23 March 1987 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
They've got show biz in their blood, stardom in their dreams, and sticky floors to sweep. See more »
Plot:
Short lived sitcom about the goings on at a movie theatre. The show mainly focused on Scott Creasman... See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 7)
Bruce Norris ... Scott Creasman (6 episodes, 1987)
Raye Birk ... Leonard Brown (6 episodes, 1987)

Jeff Joseph ... Willie Dawson (6 episodes, 1987)

Penelope Ann Miller ... Gwen Stottlemeyer (6 episodes, 1987)
John Christopher Jones ... Marlin Bond (6 episodes, 1987)

Faith Ford ... Lynn Holly Brickhouse (6 episodes, 1987)
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Series Directed by
Will Mackenzie (3 episodes, 1987)
David Steinberg (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Writing credits
Mark Ganzel (4 episodes, 1987)
Barry Kemp (4 episodes, 1987)

Series Produced by
Jay Kleckner .... co-producer (6 episodes, 1987)
Julie Newman .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1987)
Emily Marshall .... producer (3 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Cinematography by
Robert F. Liu (5 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Film Editing by
Ed Cotter (5 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Casting by
Molly Lopata (6 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Art Direction by
Tommy Goetz (6 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Mary Ann Good (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Makeup Department
Larry Abbott .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1987)
Richard Sabre .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1987)
Ronald W. Smith .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1987)
Bob Westmoreland .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1987)
 
Series Production Management
Bernard Oseransky .... executive in charge of production / unit production manager (6 episodes, 1987)
Daniel Franklin .... unit production manager / production supervisor (4 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bob Graner .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 1987)
William Green .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Art Department
Scott L. London .... property master (5 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Sound Department
Larry Lasota .... sound mixer (5 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Williams .... first assistant camera (6 episodes, 1987)
Gene Jackson .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1987)
Wayne Kennan .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Casting Department
Geri Windsor .... executive in charge of talent (1 episode, 1987)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Drayman .... men's costumer (6 episodes, 1987)
Kathleen Brodbeck .... women's costumer (5 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Music Department
Judy Hart-Angelo .... composer: theme music (6 episodes, 1987)
Gary Portnoy .... composer: theme music (6 episodes, 1987)
Tim Truman .... composer: additional music (6 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Other crew
Craig Wyrick-Solari .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1987)
Irene Mecchi .... script consultant (5 episodes, 1987)
Paul Schroeder .... technical coordinator (5 episodes, 1987)
Coby Turner .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 1987)
Mark Egan .... creative consultant (4 episodes, 1987)
Mark Solomon .... creative consultant (4 episodes, 1987)
Mark Ganzel .... story editor (2 episodes, 1987)
 

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30 min
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The setting is Kansas City, Missouri.See more »

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Life at Kansas City's "Majestic" theatre, 11 December 2005
Author: mlf1142 from United States

Like all movie palaces of this size in this day and eons ago, life behind the "Snak Bar" (and in the projection booth)were very similar to this mini episode series released in the spring of 1987-which at that time I was (and still am) employed in such a movie theatre.

This series represents how close (and sometimes distant) the employees were - having great friendships and also some competitive battles, yet in a whole, they learn to work as a team in helping out what is needed to be done. But, sometimes theatre staff can be better actors and actresses of "Payton Place" than what was on the stage at times with the "theatre drama" that can arise in certain situations.

The manager is the "parent" figure (and sometimes the 'baby-sitter'): He has to set the tone and image for the theatre-nobody would dare get in the manager's way in a perfect operation, since he was under extreme pressure from the theatre owner(s).

Yes, been there and still doing that in all phases in theatre operations and it's interesting to see a lot of parallelism between this series and the real theatre operation (but the projectionists weren't as weird as Martin, but sometimes were extremely eccentric and suffering from a bad case of monomania).

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