Are Old Theater Passes Collectible?

posted by Patrick Crowley on January 28, 2004 at 1:32 pm

Geoff Welch writes… “I have a few passes to theatres that were once in Roanoke Va. Does anyone know about any information about the theaters? Are the passes collectable?”

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JohnColes on January 28, 2004 at 3:12 pm

Everything is collectable to someone. The greatest value is not monetary however, it historic. Consider donating them to the Roanoke Library’s Special Collections where researches can find them. To a researcher or writer it is great to know that Miss Davidson was an organist at the Rialto. That she attended a movie at the Park Theater where S. G. Richardson was manager. It shows that, at a point in time, one management company operated the Park, Rialto, American, Jefferson and Roanoke Theaters. I’m only sorry to notice that Miss Davidson attended the movie alone. A good writer could get a 500 word story just out of this one pass.

Patrick Crowley
Patrick Crowley on January 28, 2004 at 4:23 pm

Nice analysis, John. I was having trouble discerning Miss Davidson’s position, but you figured it out — ORGANIST! Very cool. :)

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