LYNN — Elevator Interior Design will open its 100 Marine Blvd. facility to the public for free viewing of the Chariot and the ‘Lost in Space’ B9 Robot on April 13. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Mark Goddard, who played Major Don West in the mid-1960s television show, will also make an appearance. His visit and Elevator Interior Design’s chance to show the Chariot off to the public comes as Netflix is reviving ‘Lost in Space,’ which ran from 1965 to 1968 as America’s push to land on the moon approached its climax.
The reboot features state-of-the-art computer graphics and stays true to the original’s family-centered themes.
In September 2015, Elevator Interior Design unveiled its seven-month project of recreating the ‘Lost in Space’ Chariot transport vehicle from the hit TV show. The Chariot was unveiled at East Coast Comic-Con in New Jersey with original cast members Marta Kristen (Judy), Goddard, Angela Cartwright (Penny) and Billy Mumy (Will).
The Chariot was built to exact specifications and screen accuracy by the EID Custom Design-Build Team using original 20th Century Fox blueprints provided by film producer, director, and screenwriter Kevin Burns, who is also the custodian of Irwin Allen Properties.
Burns played an integral part in the creation and development of the new Lost in Space.
Many of the EID team members are residents of Lynn and the surrounding area, and in celebration of the new ‘Lost in Space’ series premiere, the Chariot team wanted to do something special for the community and local fans.
Next Friday’s Chariot showcase and visit by Goddard includes opportunities to obtain signed personalized photographs with “Major West” and photos with the Chariot and the Robot can also be purchased.
Elevator Interior Design occupies over 35,000 square feet of design-build manufacturing space in Lynn and builds custom elevator cabs for the Northeast, New York and Washington construction and real estate markets.
EID relocated to Lynn more than 10 years ago with the assistance and encouragement of Lynn/EDIC team led by Executive Director James M. Cowdell.
“It’s the best move we ever made and EID has thrived ever since,” said company President John Antonellis.
Antonellis said EID also benefits from a great relationship with Bonnie Carr and Lynn Vocational Technical Institute.
“Bonnie has placed extremely talented and technically skilled students at EID. It’s a real testament to the success of the Lynn educational system as it prepares student to be career ready with academic and technical skills,” he said.