Park Theatre

121 South 20th Street,
Middlesboro, KY 40965

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Park Theatre

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The Park Theatre operated from 1948 to at least the early-1980’s. The building still stands.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 3, 2010 at 12:01 am

Boxoffice of October 11, 1947, said that O.G. Roaden expected to have his new Park Theatre in Middlesboro open around Thanksgiving. I can’t find any announcements of the opening, but the Park is mentioned again in the May 29, 1948, Boxoffice which said that it had been equipped by the National Theatre Supply company.

The February 7, 1953,issue of Boxoffice said that the Park Theatre had been taken over by Price Coomer of Harlan, Kentucky. On March 4, 1956, Boxoffice announced that Price Coomer’s Park Theatre was down to four-day operation.

After that I don’t find the Park mentioned again until February 24, 1975, when it is referred to as the J.C. Park Theatre (for the only time) in an item that says the house was now being booked by Interstate Theatre Services rather than Tri-State.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 27, 2010 at 4:34 pm

KEN MC, did anyone ever find out if the REDA and ROSA Drive-ins the same theatre?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 27, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Drive-ins.com gave Reda as an aka for the Rosa, I believe. That’s all the information I have.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 3, 2010 at 7:03 pm

NOW SHOWING IT IS 1952
PARK THEATRE SEPT 23-24 “HALF ANGEL” and “PEOPLE WILL TALK”

1952 “YELLOW HAIRED KID” plus a second hit “CAT PEOPLE”

MORE MOVIES THAT PLAYED THE PARK.

“HIGH NOON"
"SURRENDER"
MAN IN THE SADDLE”

“HIT THE ICE” Abbott and Costello
“LONE STAR” Clark Gable

They had a Halloween party show at 10:00 and MIDNIGHT

“CONDEMMED TO HANG” and “HOUSE OF DARKNESS” 1952.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 10, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Nov.7 1956 sees Edward G.Robinson in"ILLEGAL" and “PARIS FOLLIES OF 1956”. with Forrest Tucker of all people!

April 7 1957 and “JOHNNY CONELLO” is playing.Always a second feature. “VIRGIN QUEEN”.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 10, 2010 at 4:43 pm

June 23 1976 and “OUTER SPACE CONNECTION” is Playing.June 1 1976 and the JAYCEE PARK is playing “BREAKHEART PASS” with a note the theatre will close for repairs June 7th thur June12th. Nov 19 1977 and “SIDERWINDER ONE” is playing at the JAYCEE PARK THEATRE.Nov.8 1977 and “OUTLAW JOSEY WALES” opens.April 1 1976 and “BAMBI” is playing.At one time the movie ads had “UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT”.Toward the end it was called the Park Theatre.the JAYCEE was Dropped.June 5 1980 was when the “NEW MANAGEMENT” ad was running.June 5 1980 and “KRAMER vs.KRAMER” is playing.Earlier that year Jan 7 1980 “WHEN A STRANGER CALLS” it is called The Park theatre.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 10, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Playing at the PARK Feb 6 1981 is “ANY WHICH WAY YOU CAN” June 16 1981 has “FRIDAY 13th Part 2” playing.

RoadboyIL
RoadboyIL on March 2, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Hello, great to find this site.

My late grandfather, Mose Reda, was the “Reda” of the Reda Drive-In, later the Rosa Drive-In. It became the Rosa when he sold the theatre sometime in the 50s, I believe, to a man named Koontz.

— Joe Reda

stayopen48
stayopen48 on July 15, 2012 at 10:56 am

would be nice if park theater and other theaters could have been able to stay open

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