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A belated thank you. Great pix. Funny how I remembered the color of the carpeting. The place meant a lot to us. Jerry
A matron trained by the Gestapo wielding an industrial strength flashlight. And don’t forget the smoking section was two sections to the left.
Children 90c – what a bargain. Except for the years of therapy afterwards
Jeff there’s always interiors shot at the Lyric.
Thanks to all for the suggestions. Any great filming locations within an hour or so drive. Wanted to visit Lone Pine but its a tad far. Jerry
I agree with jwr, after suffering through the two Bens -a lame attempt at drawing a younger audience – the show as back at the top of its game with two intellectual and humorous co-hosts. My wife and I hope that they somehow continue – maybe create their own venture on the web.
Hopefully you’ll show some of my Deuce from the 50s-60s – at least for comparison sake.
There is currently a photo on eBay of a 1971 concert at the Demille. Sid Bernstein presents Melanie. I don’t remember concerts there. Does anyone recall other shows?
That shot is a great example of how the 42nd Street theaters had fun programming their double feature revivals….Kings Go Forth & Kings of the Sun. They frequently booked Man With The Gun & Man Without A Star.
Ross, Patrick, Ken, and Michael
Thanks for the fun, the education and the memories.
We visited here yesterday and this is the kind of independent local theater we need to support. Paid $5.00 matinee admission (“up In the Air” and $4.00 concession – now that’s refreshing – for popcorn and soda. I spoke with one of the employees who told me that 3 folks worked there and the two I met were very cordial – also refreshing. Among the on-screen ads were a 1940 photo of the theater and the opening Window Card from “Dust Be My Destiny”. Screenwriter and local native Michael France (“Fantastic Four”, “Hulk”…) purchased the theater in 2007. They do a free Saturday morning screening (yesterday was a Japanese sci-fi flic) and a troupe accompanies “The Rocky Horror Picture SHow' on Saturday evenings. Check it out when you are in the area.
ken mc – where did you find those great Daily News images?
Recent web posting on the history:
Scroll down a couple of articles.
Neville Brand grew up in Kewanee and must have attended this theater in the 30s before heading off to war
Not at all, since the writer is covering theaters functioning as movie theaters.
TCM’s daily blog focuses today on the Oswald-Texas connection.
Here’s the link:
NYT article on the re-opening.
Easy Mr. Harris. I probably did copy some of yours and I know that you will find many there that you do not “own”.
Imagine me having the nerve to copy a posted image of my childhood theater. I’m disgraced.
Lighten up, we are all in this for one thing, to relive memories. Or so I thought.
Sorry for the confusion. Lost Memory’s link will do it for you.
Hope to hear from folks with memories of the old RKO.
Here is a link to my photobucket album of RKO 23rd St images that I’ve accumulated.
Roxy….I’d be curious as to the Sneak Preview of the “Laugh Riot of 1956” (in Cinemascope), I’m thinking The Girl Can’t Help It with Mansfield.
Thanks, Ross for this wonderful gift.
The gift that keeps on giving.
Heartbreaking photo of the fire in 1960. I was a young lad standing with my dad watching from this angle. The theater had already been shut down, tragic enough without this happening. Note the OPERA sign in the window.
Great post, Sontaran6, no need to apologize whatsoever.
I lived in Woodlawn and became familiar with your “fondly remembered neighborhood house” in the early 70s when it was a $1.00 for a double feature.
Other than the annoying green clock, that you couldn’t help but keep checking, it was a nice, clean, safe theater with excellent programming as I posted earlier.
10 cents for a Kids Matinee in ‘45 would sound right. I remember paying a quarter in the late 50s at my beloved neighborhood house.
Great memories, have a happy one yourself.