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I spent a day here, looking around. Neat town and as said, very historic, old buildings, including the old Crazy Hotel, now a senior citizen Apartment building.
One house NOT still standing, was a beehive shaped old Hotel. Built in the 1880’s, the surviving daughters of the hotels owner had in torn down in the 1950’s.
Old timers told me it was still in beautiful, pristine
A vacant lot now stands where it once was. It’s across from the current Crazy Water Store at 177 NW 16th.
I’ll try to attach a photo or 2
Sorry, it was the Old McCrorys—-Woolworths was across the street. My Bad.
The only movies that I remember seeing at the Goodwill, were both Clint Eastwood movies. Dirty Harry and Magnum Force. It had to have been about 1975, because I had just purchased a new car.
Went at night and parked out front———-I didn’t see the NO PARKING sign in front of the theatre and when I came out of the, I had a $10 parking ticket on my windshield.
The Police Department was next door back in those days!
My Mother was born in Jessup. She said she saw FRANKENSTEIN in 1931 at this theater and was scared to death!
When you look on a Google map, you’ll see a huge, vacant lot where the Theater and the Acme Market once stood.
To the left of the lot is a advertisement showing a building that looks somewhat like the Movie Theater that once stood there? It appears to be an artists rendering.
I lived in Des Moines in 1980-1981.
I’ve been tooling around the city via Google Street Maps.
Came upon the Ingersoll Theater. It appears that it has been turned into some teen/young adult Party Palace?
They mention 2 parties coming up. One on a Friday and the other on a Saturday.
The theater itself appears to be in good shape, at least from the outside. The map with the actual photography is from 2012, so not to long ago.
The building to the right was the old ELKS BAKERY.
It was open the last time I visited NY in 1985.
Brought back a lot of memories.
I went to see THE ODESSA FILE, back in the early 70’s,
Interestingly, I was the only patron in the entire Theatre!
They stopped the movie about 20 minutes or so into it and the manager asked if I’d come back at some later date!!!
DANG! I was furious!!! I never came back and never saw the rest of that movie till the 1990’s!
We had an Aunt and Uncle who lived in Carbondale.My brother and I went to see a Steve Reeves film one afternoon with my 3 cousins. It was about Persians in ancient times. I don’t remember the films name?I do remember that it was really a huge movie theater.The screen seemed much bigger than any I’d ever seen before. I was 9 or so.
Like so many big, older movie Palaces, the owners, the caretakers of such opulence, let down future generations of potential movie fans.
Lost forever, like so many other great Movie Houses
Isn’t this were STAR WARS debuted in the Summer of 1977?I believe I went to a Midnight showing there.We moved away from T-Town in 1986.
That building is the old Woolworth Department Store.
It closed when Woolworths went out of business.
Not sure when it closed.