video title: Early Crest Theatre History - Matias Bombal
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published on YouTube on Feb. 14, 2013

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Early Crest Theatre History with Matias Bombal "Video of the Day" review by Alex Cosper on February 15, 2013

Matias Bombal shares his knowledge about the Crest Theatre from his management experience at the movie house. The history goes as far back as 1913 when it was originally the site of the Empress Theatre. In 1918 it became the Hippodrome, which was a mix of movies and live entertainment through 1946, three years before reopening as The Crest. Matias says the first time the Crest used the venue for live music was in 1986 with the Shirelles. He talks about how prior to World War II the theater did not sell concessions. Matias was the manager who introduced live shows to the theater. He describes how the seating was set up differently back in the early days of the theater. He said an attempt to convert the theater into a dining area failed in the late seventies, preserving the theater as a local landmark.

Alex Cosper Interviews Matias Bombal Video Series

1. History of the Crest Theatre
2. Early Crest Theatre History
3. A Career in Movie Reviews
4. The Future of Movie Theaters

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