Norwood Twin

Norwood Avenue,
Jacksonville, FL

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gemsroadwarrior
gemsroadwarrior on July 3, 2008 at 2:37 am

Great pics, Harvey! In the early days of this theater, my dad took me to see a re-release of “The Ten Commandments”. That was in the days when the Norwood Shopping Center and Gateway Shopping Center (across the street) were major shopping destinations. Norwood had “Woolco” (a “Woolworth” store) and “Big Star”. Gateway had “Pennys”, “Montgomery Ward”, “W.T. Grant”, “G.C. Murphy” and others. The only “Sears” was in downtown Jax. Near the end of it’s heyday or at the beginning of it’s doomsday, I saw a marathon of all five “Planet of the Apes” movies, sponsored by the WAPE radio station (then 690 AM). They called it “The GO APE Marathon”. I also remember seeing “Diamonds Are Forever” there.