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My grandfather, Charlie Hermann, is pictured in the top photo, second from left in the dark shirt. He worked at the Falls Theatre when it was Cinerama. He also worked for many years at the Colonial Theatre in Akron (when there were live stage shows) as well as other local theatres. I received copies of these photos from my Uncle Howard Hermann.
My grandpa, Charlie Hermann, worked back stage at the Colonial. My mom would often drop us off at the backstage door where grandpa would let us in. While mom was shopping, grandpa would “babysit” us. We would occasionally see him peek out the curtains from backstage to keep an eye on us. Saw “Davey Crocket” at the Colonial. I also remember what we called “peanut heaven” – sat there when I was a little older and on a date! Grandpa also used to bring home the left over popcorn and put it in a big barrel in his garage to feed the birds. We delighted in going in there and grabbing as much popcorn as we wanted (so what if it was stale by then?!!).