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lemcass commented about Radio Theatre on Aug 24, 2009 at 8:26 am

May I add my two cents? I was born at 850 West 50th so I am familiar with the Radio Show as we called it. I don’t remember the Home Theater, prior to the Radio but I recall walking by the shuttered building on our way to the Halfield Theatre on Halsted near 55th Street or Garfield Blvd. I must have been around 8 years old, which would make that 1937 when the building was renovated and became the Radio Theater. On opening day they had Joe E.Brown there. I remember when he arrived, I jumped on the runningboard and looked directly into his face! He looked at me with his big smile and said, “Hi”. That theater brings back many happy memories. My wife, Dolores, spent many a happy hour there also. Paul Lemrise, Sr.