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

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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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
You would have loved this sitcom about an art-deco movie palace and its staff., 14 April 2000
Author: Lou Rugani ( from United States

And all we can hope for now us that someone will rediscover it for late-night cable showings, or re-issue the series on videotape. It is no epic, certainly, but was well worth seeing each week (which I made sure to do, as both a film buff and one who appreciates movie-palaces, and I suppose that covers the great majority of those who read these listings).

The art deco theatre lobby itself is the main set of "The Popcorn Kid". To our left are the front doors and the grand staircase to the balcony. Straight ahead is the concession stand and the auditorium doors, and to our right is the manager's office and staircase to the projection booth.

The lobby, though vintage, is spotless and well-maintained, and the staff (nice young folks whose daily lives and job duties provide the material around which the weekly episodes revolve) wears neat, traditional 1940s-style usher and concessionaire uniforms. (The theatre's name escapes me at the moment, but I'll list it under the "Trivia" link when it comes to me.)

Faith Ford plays the sexy new usherette, the enténdre-ly named Lynn Holly Brickhouse, but she quickly becomes a likable friend and co-worker.

The storylines don't always directly involve the theatre itself. But in one sharply-edged episode, the manager approached the staff to announce that the owners, a chain, planned to convert the ornate auditorium into several smaller screens - to multiplex the old theatre, destroying its character. The staff, reacting with dismay at the concept of this, opposes the plans at the risk of their jobs. It all works out in the end, of course ... but both the offbeat premise itself and the way it was handled, though fictional, were uplifting. These were kids that were easy to like.

That's the same premise, in fact, that Frank Capra liked to use. Think it'd go over today?

Bring back "The Popcorn Kid"!

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