South Lake Tahoe,
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The Lakeside was a South Shore Lake Tahoe Quonset-hut style theatre owned and operated by local Judge Rudy Buchanan and wife Jeannie since very early 1950’s.
Major movies played there in the summertime months before they would “premiere” in Hollywood … how/why I don’t know (this fact applied also to the Tahoe Drive-In in the early 1950’s. Perhaps the summertime Tahoe tourism was a test market).
The original Lakeside quonset hut collapsed under heavy snow in 1962; the Buchanans then opened a beautiful new Lakeside Theatre in 1963 which included their new home living quarters, upstairs adjacent to the projection booth!
The Buchanans passed away and new owners divided the lovely auditorium into an automated four-plex. About 2000, it was demolished and replaced by retail businesses, starting with Office Depot.
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