Lisa Alexander and Louie Torres prepare for a collection job in Schenectady in October 1978. The teens, sophomores at Linton High School, secured the work through the Job Junction program of the Schenectady Boys’ Club.
Dan DiNicola needed a date for a wedding in October 1978. He asked eight people.
DiNicola was then film critic for the Schenectady Gazette and would often receive letters from people commenting on his work.
Just for fun, he decided to ask some of his correspondents to watch a movie with him. And work as a critic for a day.
DiNicola had contacts at the 20th Century Fox movie studio and knew Phil Garvey, manager of the Cine 1-6 movie complex in Colonie’s Northway Mall. The Fox gang agreed to provide a print of Robert Altman’s “A Wedding,” which had opened during the late summer.