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This theater was like a palace inside….velvet drapes, statues, lighting effects…it was like a magical place at the end of a busy shopping street. Went there in the 50’s and 60’s when I was a child. How was this ever torn down!!! Holten’s was the luncheonette up the block.
I lived in the Woodside Houses 1954-1986. Hobart was a great little theatre. Frances ran the candy counter and a mother/daughter duo were the matrons. I remember the rest rooms upstairs had a big wide hallway. Films I remember there were ‘The Last Voyage’ and ‘Peyton Place.’ People walked up the avenue to the pizza place opposite Bryant High School…juke box was cool. They even gave out free dishes! There was a luncheonette on one corner and a bar on the other..also a jewerly store and vegetable store. Charlotte Pollock dance studio shared a space on an upper level of the bldg…a dentist too.