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theatrehistorian commented about Richards Theatre on Oct 8, 2014 at 2:20 pm

I remember several 3-D movies being shown at the Richards and later on the screen was enlarged for Cinemascope features.

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theatrehistorian commented about Richards Theatre on Oct 8, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Previous theatres owned by the Cobb Family was the Roxy (where Little Beaver appeared in person one time. When the larger, more-modern Richard’s Theatre opened everyone went there – expecially on Monday Jackpot nights. If you were there and your ticket stub number was called, you won whatever amount the weekly prize was. If no winner, the dollar amount increased for the next week.

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theatrehistorian commented about Dixieland Drive-In on Oct 8, 2014 at 2:10 pm

My hometown. If we weren’t going to the Richard’s (walk-in) Downtown, we were enjoying the Dixieland Drive-In. I remember when it first opened, they had a miniature train you could ride.

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theatrehistorian commented about Shoals Theatre on Oct 8, 2014 at 2:06 pm

When I was in College there, we saw movies there pretty-regularly. The Norwood (now closed) permitted smoking.

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theatrehistorian commented about Bama Theatre on Oct 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm

The interior of this theatre is similar to the Fox ( Atlanta, GA) and Alabama (Birmingham, AL) but perhaps not on a large scare. Stars, clouds projected on the ceiling and Spanish d├ęcor.

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theatrehistorian commented about The Atmospheric ceiling with some stars showing on Oct 8, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Do they twinkle?

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theatrehistorian commented about Original 1929 hand-operated elevator on Oct 8, 2014 at 1:50 pm

If I had had time – and found it, I’d love to have riden this.

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theatrehistorian commented about The Moller Organ - "Mighty Mo" on Oct 8, 2014 at 1:46 pm

If you love theatre organs, also check out “Big Bertha” at the Alabama in Birmingham, AL.

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theatrehistorian commented about Fox Theatre on Oct 8, 2014 at 1:26 pm

After years of long to see The Fox, I finally got a change to come from Birmingham, AL. Only thing I was disappointed in was the particular venue (Million Dollar Quartet) istead of some big Broadway-type production and no organ that night. Wish I could go back in a few weeks to see “Phantom Of The Opera.”

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theatrehistorian commented about Majestic Theatre on Oct 8, 2014 at 9:29 am

I was at Lackland around 1966 and saw Cinerama’s How The West Was Won" but I can’t remember the name of the theatre.

I was back visiting this year and wondered if that theatre was still there.