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In the early 1940"s i seen for the first time BAMBI at the kim.I was 8 or 9 yrs old .boy i loved all those theaters those days.We moved to phx az in 1951 and the whole city had only 5 theatres.Damn time goes by fast when u get old.I lived in the big 4 story building at 504 w 62st across from the kelly library.
All i did was shop at 63st and halstead and down town at the loop.I am probly a lot older than you but i eather took the streetcar down town or EL and with $1.00 i went to the CHICAGO THEATRE AND TO A wimpys hamburger stand and then to the STATE AND LAKE theatre and home again.Then gave my grandmother the change back.This was 1949,50,51,DAMN i never knew i could get so old.I just retired as a truck driver 9 mths ago.But i sure remember those good theatres.PHOENIX AZ only had 6 theatres in the whole damn city then.JOHN
Jan did you go to lewis-chapman grade school?I went there kindergarden thru grade 7B remember in those days they had grades a and b?I practically lived at 63 and halstead.All ways went with my mother to 3 sisters restaurant at normal and 63st.john(jack)I seen BAMBI at the ACE theater when it was a new movie i think it was new.In the late 40s.
I live in phx az now but when i was a kid i went to the southtown,linden,ace STRATFORD,linden all the theatres were great.I once seen DICK CONTINO and him playing the accordian at the stratford.Plus i seen ROY ROGERS AND DALE EVANS THERE IN 1950.I am 69 yrs old and i had some good memories there.I lived at 504 w 62nd st across from the libraryI moved in 1952. the doberman
Hay to all of you who lived on normal blvd and went to lewis chaplain school.I went to that grade school to 1952 then moved out here to phx az when i was 11 yrs old.I lived across from the hiram kelly library at 504 w 62nd st.I went and hung out at every movie theater in the neighbor hood and used to go down town on the el,or streetcar with only 50cents.AND still brought home change to my grandmother HOWS THAT.I used two build snow tunnels in the SOUTHTOWN parking lot.IM 69 yrs old my how time flys when ur having fun.thedoberman