Joe Yuchasz Obituary, Death – The news that Joe Yuchasz, a well-known figure in the film industry in the state of Michigan, had passed away left me in a state of disbelief when I woke up this morning. This is a very unfortunate setback. He was the last surviving member of an extraordinary generation. He was also a generous community member and the owner of the historic Elk Rapids Cinema, which he had owned and operated for nearly half a century. In his later years, he met an untimely end and passed away.
Despite the fact that he was ALWAYS moving, ALWAYS talking, and ALWAYS had something to share or show you, the ridiculously low concession prices probably never earned him a dime, despite the fact that he had something to share or show you ALWAYS. He never stopped moving, never stopped talking, and never stopped carrying something to show or share with you. He never stopped being busy. According to him, this was the optimal manner in which to experience it.
I have attached a link to a piece of writing that I did many years ago about the fascinating history of the theater that he loved so much, as well as about the man who worked behind the counter. You can find the piece by clicking on the link that I have attached. Simply follow the link that I have provided below to access the content that you are looking for. I feel terrible about the suffering that his loved ones and friends must be going through as a direct result of his untimely death. Since moving to this area, one of the most pleasant memories I’ve had is the time I spent in Joe’s projection booth with him. I was watching movies with him.