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manuel commented about Court Theatre on Mar 1, 2014 at 8:53 pm

The Court Theater has been demolished, Jan 2014. The reason was it cost too much to repair. The elder landmark is gone. Livingston to me will never be the same.

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manuel commented about Court Theatre on Mar 17, 2008 at 1:14 pm

hello Jason! I knew your grand-dad and grandparents. They were nice people. I know your dad Jim.
Kenny Machado used to be the film man, ran the projectors upstairs.
Your great-granddad used to tell us jokes in front of the Theater while we waited to get tickets.
The Theater was a great place to be on Friday nights.
Take care Jason.

manuel
manuel commented about Court Theatre on Dec 11, 2007 at 2:52 pm

Hello Roger. I believe Jim Court old man Court’s grandson still works for the Atwater, California Police department. You can probably get in touch with him there. Hope this helps.

manuel
manuel commented about Court Theatre on Oct 20, 2007 at 10:03 pm

Me and grandma Delores Moreno used to walk from Davis Street across the 99 in the early 1960’s to go to the movies. There used to be small bulletin plates on the buildings announcing what movies were playing. I remember old Mr. Court and the way he used to make us kids laugh by doing tricks with his cigar, like slapoing it from his knee and catching it in his mouth. The Courts were nice people. Always friendly to us rascals. I wish they could restore the old place and show vintage movies there again. I used to see surfer flicks and old westerns there. Hope you get it running again

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manuel commented about Court Theatre on Oct 20, 2007 at 9:59 pm

Court Theater by manuel a. moreno

A small town
as this was
Mayberry’ish
back-when
a kid for two-bits
siphoned two flicks
a Three Stooges short
or Tom and Jerry cartoon
at Court Theater,

now it stands
lonesome
like an old man
on the street
people pass
ignore,
a huge tomb
of rumors
whispered about for years
of young
and not so young
smootchers,
where santy claus
from the stage
tossed candy canes
into cottoned seats
of frenzied kids
when Christmas
was Christmas,
where pop and popcorn
damages walloped
with a dime where
Milky Ways and Life Savers
birthed out a machine
for a nickel,
now the old Court Theater is just
a stripped-down
memory
sobbing in
unceremonious
silence
a massive hollow bone
time
has gnawed on.