Showing 4 comments
A fun Polk Theater fact – in an upstaris dressing room there is an autograph by Elvis Presley. Appartently he and his band played there in the 50s, right after he became popular on KWKH’s “Louisiana Hay Ride” and right before he broke big internationally. It is my understanding it was Elvis' first nation-wide tour. The Polk Theater folks have placed plexi-glass over the signature and rarely let people go into the dressing. Those that are lucky enough to get a tour of the facility catch a quick glimpse of the autograph.
My wife and I try to take in a movie at the Silver Moon once a month. While it features first-run movies and FM radio sound, they still feature the vintage “let’s all go to snack bar” advetisement clips before each show. It also has the original sound modules to attach to the car window (if you don’t want to listen on your radio) and a vintage selection of snacks. All in all it is a true Americana drive-in experience. At $3.00 a car you can’t beat it for a great night out.
I’ve seen several concerts at the Tampa Theater and the acoustics are phenominal!!!
When I was growing up in the 70s, the Quail Creek was a two-screem theater that did a brisk business – it was THE place to go to see a movie. It was built in a modern building and located near a large shopping center. Being close to downtown Shreveport and Barksdale Air Force base it was always packed, particularly during animated features on Saturday afternoon. Sometime in the early 80s it added two more screens in order to compete with several emerging mall-cinemas in the area. When I moved to Florida in 1995 the Quail Creek was still open, yet struggling to compete.