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Re: Movie Theaters and Drive-In's
« on: March 10, 2012, 12:00:38 am »
Fine Arts Theater

Circa 1976-79ish

I'm actually stunned that I even found this pic online. I'm always searching for snapshots of my past of when I was a kid. My story about Fine Arts is that it's use to be right down the street where I live. Fine Arts Theater has a pretty interesting history. It started off as a legit Movie House (from what I can remember) and then somewhere along the way, early 70's it became and Adult Theater. I was around 6-7 years old when it was still an active  P o r n  palace and on the wall outside they had full One Sheet Posters in Light Frame Boxes of what was playing at the time and what was coming soon. It was really strange, even as a kid to see stuff like this. To get from my Grandparents house to Newberry, we (as in me and my Grandpa) would have to walk pass it and the theater just looked so cool and larger than life.

But seeing half naked chicks on the Posters with my Grandpa along side of me made me feel uncomfortable. A few years later, they changed it back to an Art House (thus the name Fine Arts) and one of the last movies they showed there was The Gods Must Be Crazy, which my Mom went to see. They never really closed the theater itself, but demolished the entire building. I'm still  p i s s e d  off that it's gone....for a lot of reason. I think the above pic is around 76-79.

I will search for more pics of the other 2 theaters we had back in the day and post.
« Last Edit: July 20, 2012, 09:08:41 pm by Chiprocks1 »
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