Photos/stories on long-lost Bridgeport-area theaters?
BRIDGEPORT, CT — I’ve just become aware of several theaters in the Bridgeport area that are now just long-departed memories, but I was hoping there might be someone around to share some of these memories (or perhaps even photos). If there is anyone who has any info on the following, I would appreciate it: the ASTORIA, on 571 Newfield Avenue, BULL’S HEAD, on 1737 Main street, CRESCENT, 875 Main Street, ELK, 1071 Main Street, FAIRAY, on 2782 Fairfield Avenue, GEM on 235 East Washington Avenue, IMPERIAL on 515 Union Avenue, ORIOLE on 441 Pembroke Street, PEOPLES', on 1447 Main Street, and SEMANS' on 278 Spruce Street. Bridgeport sure had a lot of movie theaters. Unfortunately, the only one left is a relative “newcomer”, the multi-shoebox-plex on the Bridgeport-Fairfield border.