Everybody Has A Small Town Movie Memory….What’s Yours?
We recently ran a story here about the historic Colonia Theatre reopening in Norwich, NY. And this comes on the heels of the report that the landmark Walton Theatre has gone digital and will continue to show films far into the future.
And of course our beloved old Oneonta Theatre is also back running classic films like "Casablanca," "Gone With the Wind" and "It Happened One Night."
As for me, unfortunately my Hollywood palace is long gone. The Sidney (N.Y.) Theatre (a Smalley's movie house) was the neon jewel in the crown of the downtown Sidney of my youth. I can't tell you how many hours I spent in that old place (see photo below). I loved it.
Dan "The Man" Cassavaugh said one of his favorite theaters is way up in Lowville, NY. It's called the Town Hall Theatre. It's one screen, about 1,000 seats, and was once an opera house. Check out the photos.
Lowville Town Hall Theatre
Oneonta Theatre (1968)
Cooperstown Theatre (1982)
How about you? Every small town had one once. What was your hometown movie theatre like?