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I lived at 624 East 91st Street when my next door neighbors the DeContreas' at 626 went to Mount Carmel. I attended manu a night game and watched Mount Carmel beat Serra in our great brown and white uniforms. Teh I moved to 9001 Orchard Avenue at 90th and Hoover for Bret Harte Junior High. This is when I discovered the Balboa of course. Remember the Congress Theater down on 76th and Vermont? Platt’s Records? We finally moved to 109th Place and Normandie for Washington High. Finley was on Classmates under Bret Harte for awhile. Steve Cannon is probably still on Classsmates inder Washington High. Im e mail is jimmypage2622002 at yh dot com.
The Southside was the last time I saw Dennis Burnham which would be around 1964-5. He was wearing his usual forest green sweater and surfer look. They said he’s in Hawaii still surfing.
I saw a rock and roll movie there in 1955 which was one among many which starred the group that sang Who Wears Shorts Shorts. There were a lot of double features including Charlie Chan and other 40’s movies on a Saturday afternoon and it was always sold out on Saturday and Sunday.
Hello To Steve Cannon and Allen Finley. Jimmy Page here. Let’s go dwon to Machester and one half block east and get taps on our shoes again!
Cliff Ray, Larry Barnett and myself got caught throwing stink bombs in this theater in 1962. A Lennox Police Sgt. placed me at a job as a fry cook at Carroll’s Drive In.
Boy do I remember the Congress. My Grandfather would take me up to the show in his pickup from 624 East 91sat Street. You could count on the Congress to have all the ghost and outer space movies. I watched many of the great movies from the 40’s there. The kids used to run up and down those carpet stariways to the bathrooms. I was an outer space movie there I can’t remember in which a woman got out of a swimming pool in a flesh colored bathing suit to simulate being in the nude. A little exciting but not the real thing.
I saw the Wizard of Oz there in the 50’s growing up at 91st and Avalon. We stayed to see the movie over and over. They had great matinees there and cartoon festivals. Many Saturdays all you had to bring was a can of food for the poor and you could watch cartoons all day long.
I grew up at 91st and Avalon in the 50’s and took the bus to the 5th Avenue quite frequently. We saw Daibolique the original moive there in 1956 which scared us to death. I went with my sister mother and grandmother. I also saw Loving You with Elvis there and we stayed to watch it again as you could in those days.
I went to the Manchester Theater all the time as a white teenager. We saw Love Me Tender there which was Elvis' first movie. I grew up at 91st and Vermont and took the bus up the the Manchester and the Triple A theater around the corner all the time in the 50’s-60’s. My black neighbors were not violent. Teenagers fought at all the shows during this period. The Triple A had great kid matinees with cartoons and triple features of course. I loved the Laurel and Hardy movies.