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crossstitcher commented about Airway Drive-In on Jul 12, 2011 at 3:38 pm

I used to live in St. Ann. The girl was definitely a majorette! The drive-in looked really cool—I remember it still being open when we first moved there—you could see movies as you drove by (no audio, of course!). I’m very glad they saved the sign, but the shopping center was indeed unremarkable in itself.

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crossstitcher commented about 4th Street Theatre on Jul 12, 2011 at 3:31 pm

The outside is really lovely. I hope I hear about it when the renovation is complete so I can visit it! Good luck, folks!

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crossstitcher commented about Photostream of the Week: Norman Plant on Jul 12, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Norman—I loved your pictures. I had to look at them all! Do you have any of the drive-in that was on the St. Charles Rock Road in St. Ann (St. Louis), MO? It had a majorette on the marquee which was preserved for the sign of the shopping center that was built on its site. We lived in St. Ann early in our marriage but moved away 20 years ago—I miss going by that sign!

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crossstitcher commented about Esquire at night 1 on Jul 12, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Lots of happy movie hours here.

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crossstitcher commented about Hi-Pointe Theater on Jul 12, 2011 at 3:08 pm

This is a special theater. We saw “Jean de Florette”, etc., there.

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crossstitcher commented about Tivoli Theater on Jul 12, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Yay! I’m glad you got the Tivoli in here. Whe we lived in the St. Louis area we went there a lot. So many great movies! I wish it wasn’t such a long trip to get there—I’d like to see more. Did they ever fix the leaking apartments above it?

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crossstitcher commented about Powell Symphony Hall on Jul 12, 2011 at 3:02 pm

What a gorgeous building! My husband saw “The Sound of Music” here when it showed movies, and we used to have season tickets to the symphony back when we were young and had extra money. I’m so glad it’s being used!

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crossstitcher commented about Fox Theatre on Jul 12, 2011 at 3:00 pm

This theater is a jewel! I saw “Singing in the Rain” here on a movie night shortly after the renovation, and took my daughter to the “Celtic Woman” concert about 2 years ago—she was amazed at the theater’s interior.

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crossstitcher commented about Campus Twin Theatre on Jul 12, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Saw “Dr. Zhivago” here at a midnight showing while I was in college. Great movie!

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crossstitcher commented about Cinema Theatre on Jul 12, 2011 at 1:43 pm

It was prettier before the “mall redo”. The theater was nice and big. I have cool memories of seeing “Grease” here. Before the movie they had the premiere of the “short” about Marching Mizzou’s trip to England. That trip occurred before I was in the band, but I did marry a guy that went!

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crossstitcher commented about Hall Theatre on Jul 12, 2011 at 1:37 pm

I didn’t get to see any movies here, but when I was in college I went to a production of the opera class at Mizzou of a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta—I believe it may have been “The Mikado”. If I remember correctly, it was taught by Harry Smith, the “Voice of Marching Mizzou”—my date and I were both in the band at the time. There was a real orchestra pit! I thought that was cool. It’s too bad it isn’t a theater any more, but Panera has made good use of the building. I love the exterior.

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crossstitcher commented about Missouri Theatre on Jul 12, 2011 at 1:21 pm

I saw “Carrie” here in college, then went for pizza at the Green Pepper, where they had bins of ingredients including tomatoes and sauce—creepy looking right after the prom scene! I also saw a late night marathon of “Fritz the Cat”, “Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat” and “Heavy Metal” there—I think it was dawn when we came out. I am glad this theater has been restored and is being used—it is gorgeous.

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crossstitcher commented about Adams Cinema on Jul 12, 2011 at 12:36 pm

I saw Franco Zeffireli’s Romeo and Juliet at the Belasco when it came out. I remember standing in a line that went around the corner, and that there were actual ushers. I was twelve at the time. Later, when it was the Adams Cinema and I was in college, I drove my little brother there to see Star Wars—it was my third out of four times to see it that summer! I grew up an hour away so I couldn’t go very often. The theater was lovely when it was the Belasco. I am sorry that it is no longer a theater. So many have closed, and we now go to soulless multiplexes. I have very fond memories of this theater.