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Dragonlace1 commented about Brookneal Theatre on Jul 25, 2014 at 7:18 am

I found this picture in a scrapbook at a family reunion I attended this past weekend. The movie showing “Desert of Lost Men” was released in November 1951.

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Dragonlace1 commented about Paramount Theatre on Sep 21, 2013 at 1:09 pm

I just submitted an advertisement I scanned from the “Lynchburg News” that shows what I remember of the Paramount, that it was only showing X-rated movies by the 1970s. I remember my father telling me he remembered 6 theaters being downtown when he was growing up. The Paramount and Boonsboro must have been owned by the same institution or individual because the ads are together in one block.

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Dragonlace1 commented about Tri-County Drive-In on Sep 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm

My father took me to see “Bonnie & Clyde” as well as “Bullitt” there. My mother & sister sat in the back & went to sleep on “Bullitt.”

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Dragonlace1 commented about Advertisement for Moonlight Drive-In on Sep 1, 2013 at 5:28 pm

The above is an advertisement I copied from the Halifax Gazette newspaper, dated 20 October 1949. I have an account with Fold3.com and for whatever lucky reason, images of the newspaper are available there.

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Dragonlace1 commented about Gaston Drive-In on Sep 1, 2013 at 4:52 pm

We drove by there yesterday. Faye & Copeland Roads are merely grass paths now. The ticket booth is gone. I posted a picture of the remains of the projection booth / concession stand. Gaston Volunteer Fire Dept. has taken over part of site with plans to build & enlarge.

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Dragonlace1 commented about Screen for Gaston Drive In on Sep 1, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Picture taken on Saturday, 31 August 2013

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Dragonlace1 commented about Gaston Drive-In on Aug 30, 2013 at 3:56 pm

I think this should be a link to an arial view of Gaston Drive In.

http://maps.yahoo.com/place/?lat=36.501968602161924&lon=-77.64588887872378&q=259%20Old%20Emporia%20Rd%2C%20Gaston%2C%20NC&t=h&bb=36.503090738949695%2C-77.64822384480794%2C36.50084646537415%2C-77.64355391263962&addr=259%20Old%20Emporia%20Rd%2C%20Gaston%2C%20NC%2027832-9548

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Dragonlace1 commented about Peoples Theater on Aug 27, 2013 at 4:30 pm

My husband & I went to see the Buddy Holly story there during the late 1970s. I remember thinking that the theater would be wonderful to restore.

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Dragonlace1 commented about Lyric Theatre on Aug 19, 2012 at 3:06 pm

My first movie there as a VT student was “Mandingo.” I saw many movies there; one of my favorites was getting to see “Dirty Dancing” there the weekend it opened. This is also where I saw “Blazing Saddles” for the first time.

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Dragonlace1 commented about Warner Theatre on Aug 19, 2012 at 3:02 pm

I went to see Disney’s “Jungle Book” and “The Aristocats” in this theatre. The last movie I ever saw in it was “Willard.” I will say that the Feds didn’t own that building; they sold the old court house to the city for its use and leased the structure built on the Warner site. The new Federal Court House is a wonderful building adapting and adding to an old school. They left the “warner site” because that building had sick building syndrome.

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Dragonlace1 commented about Fort Drive-In on Aug 19, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I never got to see any movies at the drive-in. I always read the Lynchburg paper to see what was playing at all the drive-ins around. My now husband took me to see Once Upon a Midnight (I think was the title – it was a Sidney Sheldon novel) at the twin hardtop built later on.

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Dragonlace1 commented about SoBo's Main Theatre on Aug 19, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I got to see “Song of the South” for the very first time in this theatre. My parents took my cousins, my sister, and me to see SotS when Disney re-released it in the early 1970s. What a wonderful experience!

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Dragonlace1 commented about Princess Theatre on Aug 19, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I found above picture reprinted in the South Boston newspaper (News & Record). If you look at the windows of preceeding building, I believe it shows that the Princess was located on Wilborne Avenue, not Main Street, where Halifax Theatre “is.”