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Source: Frank A. Phillips
I was fortunate enough to manage the Nortown for almost seven years and for a "neighborhood theatre" it seated an amazing 1252 people. We have a local archive, in the Flint, Michigan area and I can get some info from them and perhaps even a website that might be of help to you. About two years ago they were compiling the history of the theatres in the city of Flint.
Owen Todd and his wife owned and ran the Lincoln Theatre, that was on Fenton Rd. and the building is still there. It was Mr. Todd who introduced me to the projection booth and that is where I developed my Love for and decided I wanted to be a projectionist as a lifetime career. Unfortunately because I didn't already have family members in their union I was denied membership and so went into management. It took many years, until about 7 years ago, that a non-union tenplex opened in Birch Run, Michigan and they advertised for a projectionist and there I am, at the tender age of 74 BUT realizing my dream!