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Wow…more incredible memories. We lived on the left as you are viewing this photo. Maybe by 150 yards or so. My dads office was in the screen tower. The lit window was the front door and the dark window was his office. It also housed storage for the theater itself as well as for the concession stand. In the summer, I was typically ‘on call’ to help unload the trucks delivering stuff like big bags of popcorn kernels, 5 gallon buckets of popcorn oil, bags of salt, boxes of candy, etc. I can almost smell it all:–) And this was probably back in about 1963. I worked there from about ‘63 until '69 when I graduated from high school and went to college.
Also, this is the view my mom and sisters would see twice a week, when the four of us would grab our 'blankies’ and trudge through the field and across the entry road to were my dad would park the car, a 1950 Chevy (for awhile), next to the concession stand. We were always treated to a food carrier filled with popcorn (sometimes with butter), and a pitcher of either Coke or Birch Beer. And if we were really lucky, he would bring out a carrier filled with french fries:–) But that was rare.
Thansk for posting the photo.
More memories. I changed the movie titles on that Marquee many times. Always on Wednesday and Sunday nights, if I recall. Was kinda creepy doing it late at night especially when it was kinda foggy out. And back then, about 1963 or so, there sure wasn’t much traffic on the 5th Street Highway. Photo date is wrong. When I was working there, those bushes at the base of the marquee were probably 3 feet high and just as thick. The marquee was a triangular building and the letters were stored inside.
Wow….this brings back memories. At one time, there was a small scale train ride that circled that white fence and just inside the screen tower. My dad operated that train for a time until he became manager of the theater. I think it was around 1958. I remember that he allowed any of the neighborhood kids to just walk in and we would all sit with our backs against that fence. There was a sidewalk just inside it….and I specifically recall watching “Abbot and Costello meet Frankenstein” sitting right there:–) (not sure of the exact title). Sheesh…gives me goosebumps thinking about it:–)
Thanks for posting this photo. BTW< the ‘taken on’ date is way off. The theater was demolished by then.
My dad managed this theater for several years, starting around 1958 or so…maybe earlier. I started working there around 1962, I think and worked there for 4 years. We lived in the neighborhood right behind the screen tower.