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theatrebuff333 commented about Victoria Theatre on Oct 14, 2011 at 11:02 pm

I remember The New Follies Burlesk in the early 1960s. It was towards the end of the original type of burlesque shows. The strippers still wore “pastes” but every now and then they might fall off. They even had the traditional comedy acts (top banana and second banana and these were quite good. The theatre, as I recall, was quite nice and kept in good condition.

theatrebuff333 commented about Pix Theatre on Jun 13, 2010 at 7:07 pm

I remember the Pix (it was also known as the Newsvue) from the early 1950s when every now and then I would skip school and spend the day at the Pix or the Centre or the Guild. Admission was 25 cents in tjhe morning and increased at mid-day and evening. You’d see two or three features (depending on the theatre) and I alway thought I learned more at the movies than I would have at Roosevelt Jr. High. These were the good old days where a young boy could go to these grind=houses and not have to worry about being molested.
On Saturdays and Sundays the Pix ran 20 cartoons.

theatrebuff333 commented about Forest Theatre on Jun 13, 2010 at 12:28 pm

In the late 50s and early 60s this was known as the BURL Theatre. Operated by Harold & Winnie Hilton who also operayted the Forest Swimming Pool. Their son Bobby served as the projectionist.