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dawnsteiner
dawnsteiner commented about Grand Theatre on May 12, 2005 at 4:50 pm

HI, PATSY!!!! SORRY I’VE BEEN OUT OF TOUCH THIS LONG. OUR DRIVE IN IS OPEN NOW AND MY FATHER AND MYSELF STILL REALLY HOPE TO MEET YOU THIS SUMMER. WE OPENED LAST WEEKEND. IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO TALK WITH MY FATHER ABOUT ANY PREVIOUSLY OWNED BLATT BROS. THEATRES THEY CAN E MAIL ME AT AS HE WORKED FOR THEM SINCE A TEENAGER AND THE DRIVE IN WE OWN NOW WAS PURCHASED FROM BLATTS, THE CORRY DRIVE IN. I HAVE WORKED THER SINCE A CHILD. MY DAD MANAGED LAWERENCE PARK DRIVE IN, LAKEVIEW DRIVE IN, THE GRAND(WHICH HE OWNED ALSO), AND THE STAR DRIVE INS. HE IS GREAT FRIEND WITH THE BLATT FAMILY STILL TODAY.

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dawnsteiner commented about Grand Theatre on Jan 1, 2005 at 3:52 pm

hi patsy. hey, i was looking at another sight in which you mentioned the grand theatre and also the blatt brothers. my father began the theatre business working for them as a ticket boy. they became very good friends up until this day. jack blatt died a few years ago, but my father still visits his son he owns a business here in erie. his wife is still here. she was a high school teacher of mine also. they offered my father their business when they retired. up until then, my dad managed all of their drive ins. the corry drive in was one of them. the screen used to say blatt brothers on it. my dad had it painted awhile ago and now it states kirsches corry drive in on it. just a little something i thought you’d like to know. my dad is filled with so much information to offer to you. i’m so glad to have come accross you.

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dawnsteiner commented about Grand Theatre on Jan 1, 2005 at 11:38 am

my dads name is joe kirsch. steiner is my married name. he looks forward to talking with you. he love to talk about the drive ins. he is also very sad about tha loss of the movie theatres and drive ins. our drive in, however, does very well. my dad makes it very affordable for families enjoy time together. only 8.00 a carload. look forward to hearing from you again.

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dawnsteiner commented about Grand Theatre on Dec 31, 2004 at 1:20 pm

all i did to find this sight was look up the names and cities of all my dads old theatres. when i looked up the grand theatre in westfield new york this was the sight that i found. we havent been back since the theatre days, at least i havent. my dad may have. hey, happy new year! by the way, my name is dawn.

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dawnsteiner commented about Grand Theatre on Dec 30, 2004 at 5:07 pm

the bathroom was really red as was the theatre itself. the snackbar was tiny. simply pop,candy and popcorn. i know because i made it as a 14 year old. my dad used to pay me 10% of what we took in and people would ask me if i was old enough to work there. we drove everyday in the winter and i remember going next door to the portage inn with my parents. they knew people there. that was my favorite theatre, probably because it was the only indoor one that i remember my dad running. i very much remember the star drive in, the lakeview drive in, and the lawerence park drive in which my dad also ran. there were more, but i don’t remember them. my dad loves to remenise about these so he’ll love to talk with you. he knows so much. you’ll love him.

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dawnsteiner commented about Grand Theatre on Dec 30, 2004 at 3:11 pm

my dad has a complete listing of all the theatres in and around erie from the first one built in 1893. he is willing to share this with you. the semi that hit the theatre did so when the marquee said “smash hit” and played The Best Little ********* in Texas, which he refused to put on the marquee. the folly theatre, my dad and his movie collectors, actually ran a movie there last year. only the screen remains inside. please feel free to contact us @ or you can also call my dad @ (814)4597100. he looks forward to talking with you as well as you coming to our drive in which is completely family run. i’m just learning to use a computer. we finally could get one and i was practicing by trying to locate info for my dad on the theatres, which have been his pride and joy since he was a ticket boy as a kid.

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dawnsteiner commented about Grand Theatre on Dec 30, 2004 at 9:42 am

my father owned this theatre from 1980-1983. his name is joseph kirsch. i worked there as a 6th grader,also. my father said he would be willing to give you his home phone number to contact him if you wish. we live in erie pa and currently own the corry drive in in corry, pa. please feel free to respond.