Farewell to The Bunker

By Matthew Curtis | Enzian Theater June 6, 2008 at 12:01PM

Farewell to The Bunker
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Friday was moving day, as the satellite office for Enzian and the Florida Film Festival officially ended its 4-year run in the industrial section of Winter Park and headed north to Maitland. Affectionately called “the bunker” for its complete lack of windows and ability to keep power even in the worst of storms, the Clay Street office had as its two main assets an enormous garage/warehouse which stored years of theater and festival archival materials, and of course, the Bob Crane Room. Wood paneling, shag carpeting, mustard and purple colored walls, ancient plaid couches, mismatched glass top and ornate wood coffee tables, full bath with a padded gold vinyl toilet seat, and an AUTO FOCUS one-sheet on the wall all contributed mightily to the ambiance of a highly functional screening room that has seen it all…and then some.

Since we never got mail or deliveries there, our shipping address (the regular Enzian one) and contact info remains the same. The new office is exactly half way between my house in Altamonte Springs and the theater, and is on the second floor of a typical 3-story corporate office building right down the street from the Maitland Post Office. So at the very least, what it may lack in character, history, funkiness, and room (it’s a considerably smaller space with lower ceilings but many windows), it should make up for in gas savings, convenience, natural light, and cleanliness. Time to start unpacking…let the fun begin.

--Matthew

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