Benefit for Columbia Music Hall
A raising the roof benefit for the partially destroyed Columbia Music Hall, Portsmouth , Ohio, will be held in Huntington, W.Va. In addition, an account has been set up at US Bank for donations to repair the theater.
The season of miracle looms upon us, and, a Huntington live music club will hold a benefit for the rebuilding of the Columbia Music Hall, which burned Nov. 11 in Portsmouth, Ohio. An up and coming venue for all types of live music, the Columbia had originally been a vaudeville movie theatre, which opened in 1912.
Although the bands have not yet been finalized, Franklin Toland, MF Productions, said that the concert will occur at The Paradox Rift, just off Third Avenue across from the Marshall football Stadium on Dec. 14.
Read the full story in the Huntington News.
I grew up in Pennsauken(penngarden apts,46th& high st). My mom worked for Mrs. Kravits who owend “THE WALT” & I belive 12 other theatres. I used to get up at 6am every day & help the janitor to sweep the theatre before school. As well as my wages Sam the manager would let me in for free. I remember playing on the exit ramps in the car parks on 46th & 47th st. after the saturday matenee. I’m sad the “WALT” is gone,great memories! I have satalite pictures of Westfield ave. & it looks lioke the shops are all gone? I rember Jerry’s barber shop , Vince’s Market, & a hardware shop. John Nixon(Stratton),11muspratt rd seaforth, Liverpool U.K.