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As a youngster I recall going more times than I can remember to The RKO Capitol in Trenton. My folks and I lived across the Delaware river over in Yardley,PA and my mom and I would ride the bus to Trenton all the time to shop for clothes, go to the book store, have a pork roll for a quick lunch, a visit to the Planters Peanut Shop and catch a movie. The Capitol was a favorite of mine because it always showed the Horror and Action movies and outside around the box office the Posters and Lobby Cards for these exciting films always thrilled you as to what you’d be seeing that day and what thrills were coming up next week. I remember seeing a few of the 3-D classics there. One was the western titled “Charge At Feather River” in 1953. Wearing the 3-D red and green cardboard glasses the indian arrows flew off the screen at you. I also saw the classic horror film “The Creature From The Black Lagoon” in 1954. I saw from behind my fingers as I hid my eyes my first horror film in Colour(British spelling)The very frightening at the time “The Curse of Frankenstein” from Hammer Films in 1957. Also after leaving the theatre I could stop just up the street at possibly the largest newsstand in Trenton to buy all my DC Comics and Famous Monsters Of Filmland magazine. So The RKO Capitol will always have a special place in my heart and my early cinema going days.
By the way nowadays I still act in the movies but unfortunately I’ll never see myself at The RKO Capitol.