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krolart commented about Midway Theatre on Aug 10, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Great photo. I remember the Midway well. I was working there as an assistant manager in 1967.

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krolart commented about Cameo Theatre on Oct 4, 2006 at 4:45 pm

Sorry I cannot gove you any more on the Cameo. The Allegheny was before my time. My father told me about it. I know that it later became a supermarket, a Penn Fruit I believe, then a home remodelling store, someting like a Home Depot.
I remember the Clearfield, on Clearfield and Miller Sts. The first film I saw there was “The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms.” My uncle took me there when I was a little kid. The Clearfield was later closed and became a Polish Club.
I know a little more about the Midway near K&A.

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krolart commented about Midway Theatre on Jul 4, 2006 at 1:32 am

Hey Frank, did your brother also work at the Midway?
Art S.

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krolart commented about Cameo Theatre on Mar 30, 2006 at 7:01 pm

This theater reopened for a short time after 1955. I don’t remember the dates but I saw the film “Hercules” with Steve Reeves there, and that film came out after 1955.
Art S.

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krolart commented about Iris Theatre on Mar 30, 2006 at 6:47 pm

I remember the Iris. I had a few friends who worked there. It was not on the corner. It was small but I don’t think it was so small that it had only 600 seats like the Cameo on Frankford Avenue. The Iris had a sign in its box office window that servicemen in uniform were admitted for free. This was the policy until the theater closed.
Art S.

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krolart commented about Midway Theatre on Mar 30, 2006 at 12:13 pm

I worked at the Midway from 1964 to early 1968. The film playing when I started was “The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao.” I remember the balcony being opened for some shows when the crowed was large, usually matinees. Ususally it was closed but you could normally find a policeman sitting up there getting out of the cold or the heat and watching the film.
When I was younger there were some live shows there with local celebrities like Roland and Sally Star.
Art S.