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It is nice to see people who grew up in my neck of the woods..just a great part of R.I.
Gerald,I did not realize you guys mentioned the meadowbrook cinema I almost forgot about that place!
By the way if the webmaster or anyone else is interested there was another independent theater in warwick. The meadowbrook cinema on warwick avenue in the southern end of warwick , it was best known for midnight rocky horror show showings!I was not really into that but it was there for maybe as many years as the warwick cinema.
To Gabby , yes exactly but nothing to bad most of us were on a first name basis with Bill and were good customers (when we weren’t sneaking in lol)he knew and it was a wink and a nod anyway because most of the time it would be nights with concert films or movies that attracted a younger crowd.
To Party monster , I don’t remeber mel arts was that when the slot car track was next door? Anyway that was a weird story! The VanGogh’s sounds familiar though?
Tom, I sure do remember that store a lot of girls we knew worked there,also a lot of my friends worked in the resturant it was called Freddie’s resturant!It eventually becaume about a half dozen different nightclubs none lasting very long , we used to laugh about how long a new one would last.I agree about the cookie cutter cities I don’t live in warwick anymore but sometimes I will drive by there see the wallmart and think about how sad it is that kids today did not have a place like warwick cinema and some of the other small stores there with friendly people that owned them. nowadays if a place see’s more than 3 kids in a group they call the police!!
wow does this bring back memories! warwick cinema was at 780 post road in warwick RI in the warwick plaza not the warwick mall.This little shopping center was our second home in the late sixties through the mid seventies when I was a teenager we would hang out there from jr high which was aldrich across the street through high school ,we would park our cars near the entrance under the big oak tree (anyone remember seeing us?)The cinema was run by a gentleman named bill quarters and we would put him through the wringer sometimes but he was a nice guy he passed away whithin the last ten years , earlier in this thread someone mentioned the back door where they sold italian ices that was also the door we would sneak in when we were broke! I had my first movie date with my first girlfriend there we saw “see no evil” starring mia farrow.What made me find this site was seeing the concert for bangaledesh with george harrison on pbs recently and I remembered seeing it at warwick cinema it brought back all kinds of great memories.Not only was it a great movie theatre that whole little shopping center was great very teen friendly since it was close to 3 schools , aldrich across the street being one.all the stores except for the bank wt grant and big g market were mom and pop privately owned.there was a slot car track a fish store bobs aquarium bob barbosa was a great guy wonder if he is still around? There was also a head shop(this was early 70’s!)owned by 2 young enterpenuers, anyway now this site is a wallmart some things change but not always for the better! I cant even remember all the movies I saw at warwick cinema over the years but they were good years that I will never forget.