We are saddened to pass along that celebrated, long time Senator Theatre projectionist William “Bill” Hewitt passed away early yesterday morning:
- The Senator Theatre on Facebook:
“We wish to take a moment to remember a very dear friend. Projectionist and Manager of The Senator Theatre for many years. William Hewitt (1936 – 2011).”
- Former theatre owner Tom Kiefaber on Facebook:
“The motion-picture exhibition industry lost a great one today. William H “Bill” Hewitt, Bill a film collector who saved irreplaceable footage from extinction over a lifetime, projectionist extraordinaire, encyclopedic expert on film and radio history, dog lover and a compatriot coworker for over 35 years, passed today at 2am, yet his extended, multi-faceted list credits are still rolling. For over 30 years, The Senator Theatre’s renowned national reputation for obsessive technical excellence and consistency was the sole achievement of William H. Hewitt. He was The Master.”
Many have enjoyed the skill, dedication and professionalism Mr. Hewitt brought to the exhibition of film at The Senator over the years.
R.I.P. Mr. Hewitt.