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I was a resident of Sussex County from fall 2005 to winter 2006. I remember the opening of the Lowes.
I’m from New Orleans and I lived in Franklin, NJ in lat 2005 and all of 2006. The owner was in the process of renovating the theater while I was there. Any information about it now? (2009)
Here’s a pic of the Happy Land taken in August 2009.
Here’s one of the last photos taken of the Robert E. Lee
I saw Mary Poppins at this theater in 1964 when I was 7 years old.
Here is a photo of the Gem Theater taken 08-06-09.
Here is a pic of the Tiger taken 08-07-09
I can remember Mike getting me in here for free. I would sometimes help him clean up. From 2007 to 2009, I worked at the Adult Video store on Chef Highway. The back theater has some seat from the Paris.
I lived in Franklin, New Jersey for over a year after Katrina. I used to go to this drive in often.
The Robert E. Lee was demolished last week. According to an article in the Times Picyune, it opened in 1965. I saw The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno, The Excorcist, For Pete’s Sake, Harold and Maude and many other great films at this theater.
I remember when that sign was destroyed. It was during Hurricane Camile in August 1969.
The Sting did play at the Joy. I saw it there,
I have a photo of the building that I took 08-06-09. If you’d like a copy let me know.
It’s now the site of a Chase Bank.
I remember my dad taking us to see The Corpse Grinders and The Undertaker and His Pals at the Do Drive-In circa 1971. My dad passed away in October 2008. I bought these two films on DVD and can relive a very happy time with him.
Drive-in-mike and I spent many a fun night in this old movie house. I remember when we did some work for our school principle, he took us to the Coliseum to see a double feature of The Hellfighters and Anne of a Thousand Days.(Wasn’t that an odd pairing?)
A Rally’s hamburger store now stands on the former Circle theater site.
I can remember visiting drive-in-mike at the Cine back in the late 70s. Mike and I have been friends since the seventh grade and our friendship has endured into our 50s.
The mall has been renovated and will soon house an IHOP, a Save-a-Lot and a Big Lots. There are no plans to build a new theater.
I only have one memory of the Bell. I was about 6 or 7 years old and my parents took us to see a movied caled Youngblood Hawk. It was kind of boring and my 3 yo brothers and I started acting up. My mom took us into what was called a Crying Room. It was the place to take unruly children. We must have really been loud because the manager came and told us to shut up. My mom was really angry at him and we left. Not long after that, it burned to the ground.
Does anyone remember the melodramatic telephone recording? (“In the beginning, there was a Planet of Apes! Then a war Beneath the Planet of the Apes….”) I think this guy was some kind of frustrated entertainer. Sometimes his recordings were better than the movies. He’d always end with “The Beacon! Your guiding light to superb screen entertainment.” <SIGH> The just don’t make ‘em like that anymore.!
There’s now a Sam’s Club here.