Comments from Jimmy1953

Showing 7 comments

Jimmy1953 commented about From the 1930’s or so. on Jul 23, 2018 at 9:58 pm

Great to see another pic of Coolidge Theatre, David. Gotta be an older shot from the car, can’t see the marquee. Any idea what year this is?

Thanks for posting.


Jimmy1953 commented about Coolidge Theater on Aug 7, 2016 at 6:01 pm

Ah, David, GREAT shot! Coming west on Mt. Auburn St. Even though it’s a long distance, I can clearly notice the new marquee (with the COOLIDGE cursive style) along with one of the two smaller marquees on the right side (there was another one the left side as well) Also of the note is that the large, vertical COOLIDGE sign which appears in your previous photo, on the left side, is now gone. I’m guessing that this pic is from sometime in the 50’s. Man, I can’t tell you how often that I think about The Coolidge Theatre (sometimes it even appears in my dreams). I wish there were a pic or two a bit closer (one at night with the neon would be fantastic). Regardless, happy to see this new pic today. Not in this picture, but of worthy mention, is Dairy Joy which was there on the right side, next to the Coolidge School playground along with Randy’s Bowling Alley, which was across the street from the theatre. Thanks again, David, for making my day. Take care…

Jimmy1953 commented about Dennis Drive-In on Aug 2, 2016 at 10:06 am

We had a cottage in Dennisport, back in the 60’s, spent many summer nights at The Dennis Drive In (Yarmouth, Hyannis too). Saw some GREAT movies there including “Hud” “Lilies of the Field” “Chinatown” Always a double bill, sitting outside on blankets, lawn chairs, usually first row, front of our car, was the way to enjoy movies under the Cape Cod sky. Miss those times…

Jimmy1953 commented about Paramount Theatre on Aug 2, 2016 at 8:49 am

Growing up in neighboring Watertown, back in the 50’s 60’s, most of my movie experiences were at The Coolidge theatre in East Watertown on Mt. Auburn St. However there were many times when I went to The Paramount. It was a single screen in those days, a really beautiful theatre. Some of the movies I remember seeing there, “Dementia 13” (Francis Ford Coppola first film) “I Saw What You Did” (William Castle classic) “Shaft” (Gordon Parks classic) and “In the Heat of the Night” (Academy Award winner, I’ll never forget it!) GREAT memories at The Paramount in Newton.

Jimmy1953 commented about 1969 photo credit Christopher C. on Aug 2, 2016 at 8:28 am

COOL pic. So many great movie theatres located in this neck of the woods. The old Combat Zone. I remember, The State, The Paramount and The Pilgrim were very close by.

Jimmy1953 commented about Coolidge Theatre on Aug 2, 2016 at 12:41 am

Thanks for the photo David55. Much appreciation.

Jimmy1953 commented about Coolidge Theatre on Aug 2, 2016 at 12:09 am

It’s been a few years since anyone has commented, so I’ll share a memory or two. Happy to see this photo from The Coolidge Theatre. I spent many a day (and night) at this movie palace, as a kid and teenager. I have such GREAT memories of this place. Oddly enough, my Dad was an usher there in the early 50’s and used to let my Mom sneak in through the side door from time to time. While I’m grateful that this pic exists, I recall a different marquee (COOLIDGE in a cursive style font which was beautifully lit neon at night) The large COOLIDGE sign on the left side of this pic was gone when I first started going there in mid 50’s) I believe the first movie I ever saw there was a Saturday matinee of “Frankenstein” I LOVED everything about The Coolidge. That COOL marble lobby in the summertime, the layout inside complete with balcony. I saw SO many movies there, I believe the seeds of me becoming an actor were planted there…way…back…then. In 1961, I remember going to see “The Guns of Navarone” every day on my Christmas vacation! Such a fantastic time in my life. Another bit of movie trivia for all you Townies, is actor and good friend of mine, Richard (Dick) Bakalyan spent a lot of time at The Coolidge (he was banned for life but reappeared one day when the movie “Delicate Delinquent” which he co-starred with Jerry Lewis was playing there) Dickie loved telling that story of being banned only to come back once he “made it” in Hollywood. A stand up guy, who worked with everyone from Sinatra to Jack Nicholson, he is truly missed. Google him for a list of his movies, he was an inspiration to me. Ah…The Coolidge Theatre, sweet memories of days (and nights) gone by. Thanks for letting me bend your ear…