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kaykyserkenny commented about Maryland Theater on Oct 9, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Throughout the 1940s, the Maryland hosted numerous nationally-known big bands. Not Miller, Goodman, Dorsey, Kyser, or Ellington, but just about everyone else. Ellington’s band appeared at the Strand in Cumberland in 1940. Goodman, Miller, Dorsey, and Kyser at the nearby Crystal Park Ballroom(La Vale) in the ‘30s.

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kaykyserkenny commented about New Embassy Theater on Oct 9, 2012 at 10:24 pm

lostmemory—-thank you so much for adding all those great details to my first feeble attempt to write about the Embassy!

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kaykyserkenny commented about Cardinal Theater on Oct 9, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Saw “Jaws” when it opened there. Only seats available were on the front row, looking straight up into the largest screen around at the time. Oh, when that head popped up through the sunken boat!

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kaykyserkenny commented about Iwo Jima Theater on Oct 9, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Does anyone know of the existence, up until the ‘60s, of two theaters on/near Court Street, the State and the Onslow? Am I just imagining that, as a kid, I saw ads for them in the Daily News?

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kaykyserkenny commented about Athens Theatre on Oct 9, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Oooops! Let me add that I was talking about my mother, who was from Maysville.

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kaykyserkenny commented about Athens Theatre on Oct 9, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Back in the early 1950s, a country & western singing group she was in, The Miss Trio, won a talent show at the Tryon.