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LesW
LesW commented about Symphony Space/Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre on Dec 30, 2011 at 8:48 pm

That would be wonderful! If you can scan it and email it to me I would be most appreciative. My email address is Happy New Year!

LesW
LesW commented about Symphony Space/Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre on Dec 23, 2010 at 12:05 am

I remember it well. I saw all of them since they were played every year, however, if I have any Programs(s) at all, I’m not hopeful that it would go back to ‘65. Keep in touch…..

LesW
LesW commented about Symphony Space/Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre on Dec 22, 2010 at 7:29 pm

No luck yet. I asked my Mother who also worked the Box Office on occasion and she hasn’t got anything. I’ll try a few more places. I’m anxious to find something also. It would bring back some fond memories. I’ll keep in touch if I find something.

LesW
LesW commented about Symphony Space/Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre on Dec 4, 2010 at 3:55 pm

I believe I might! I’ll have to go through some boxes over the next week or so. Please remind me if you don’t hear from me by mid-month. Regards…

LesW
LesW commented about Symphony Space/Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre on Dec 3, 2010 at 10:27 pm

My Grandmother, Gladys DiPillo, managed the Thalia for 20 years. In the late 60’s and early 70’s I ushered there in the Summer and changed the marquee every night for the Summer Film Festival. She was delighted because I wouldn’t misspell anything as others had done in the past to her great embarrassment as it would stay up there all day! When she played Fellini’s “8 ½” the marquee would read “812” since she didn’t have a “½”. I couldn’t stand for that so I fashioned a “½” by sawing other pieces and gluing them together. It looked great! She loved it. As an Usher I remember having to urge patrons only to smoke in the last 10 rows which was the smoking section. Making them either put the cigarette out or making them move to the back didn’t win me any popularity contests. I have such stories of the place and really miss it. It’s nice that so many of you feel the same. If you have any questions, I would be happy to try to answer them.