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I use to pass it on my way to work at “Shakey’s” Pizza. Another memory gone.
Last heard it was a Flea Market and had many a good time as a kid at their playground. Nothing lasts forever except your memories. I took a few dates there in the late 70’s when I was in the navy.
I saw many a James Bond Flick there and Rollerball. SInce I worked for Hank Vogel. I got in free in the 70’s. Not a bad theater.
I worked there in the 70’s. I wonder if he still makes em take the light bulbs around the fence at night after they close? But, you hae to watch out for light number 8 it had a short and if you didn’t unscrew right you got zapped. I also learned to direct traffic there too. Mr. Vogel was good to me, but he was tight. So instead of buying the ramps that you could only drive oneway. I had to stand there at the exit and keep em out and not let em back in. I miss the Drive-in. I even went to one once when I visited Australia.
It saddens me to see something as beautiful as the strand not be renovated and restored like the Hippodrome and the Senator. It was what movie theaters were all about. I have a lot of memories from The Strand. She was a sight at night when lit up. Yeah, you can watch DVD’s, but there is still nothing like going to the movies.