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tcaldwell commented about Byrd Theatre on Oct 10, 2013 at 9:18 am

cmastersin, thanks for the great pictures of this great theater. I enjoyed talking to you after the Cameron Carpenter concert, and thanks for mentioning your pictures. You asked about The Senator. Here is a link from today’s Baltimore Sun.

tcaldwell commented about Centenary Theater on Dec 17, 2008 at 8:32 pm

2620 Centenary Boulevard is the correct address. And the link through Google Maps shows a current picture of the building.

The Centenary was a part of the Don George group of theaters in Shreveport. Others in the group were the Don (flagship of the group located downtown) the Rex, and the Broadmoor. In Monroe, the group included the Jim.

tcaldwell commented about Joy Theater on Aug 6, 2008 at 3:17 pm

Here is a recent photo of the Joy Theater. View link

tcaldwell commented about Worth Theatre on Mar 31, 2008 at 8:05 am


Was Ray Jones the manager when you were working at the Worth?

tcaldwell commented about Worth Theatre on Mar 16, 2005 at 11:58 am

My cousin was the manager of The Worth in the 50’s and 60’s. My family from Shreveport use to visit his family about once a year, and it was a great treat to go visit him at the Worth. He would allow us to have free access to the whole place from the projection booth to the stage. I even remember going into the catwalks above the ceiling and in the crawl space under the floor. I once asked if I could play the organ, and he told me that all the wires to it had been cut becasue they were afraid of a fire.

It was a truly grand place. I especially remember the rose windwow mentioned in the comment above. Unfortunately I never took any pictures.

In 1965 as a married young adult I was in Fr. Worth and again visited with him in the theater. Hush,Hush, Sweet Charlotte was playing. By this time, he had had the organ restored and it was played at intermission. So after visiting the theater for many years, I finally got to hear the organ.

That was the last time I saw the cousin and the Worth. I understand that the organ was installed in the Casa Manna Playhouse.

Tom Caldwell