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Old Apr 2, 2008, 9:43 AM   #1
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The movie marquee dates this picture.
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Old Apr 2, 2008, 10:25 AM   #3
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In the first picture the movie is Where East is East with Lon Chaney and Lupe Velez. This makes the year 1929. Nice to see little has changed with the architecture at least. A couple of interesting facts. The marquee was destroyed in a hurricane in 1974. The auditorium is now a parking lot. All that remains of the theatre is the front entrance and lobby. Also this was Kentucky's first theatre equipped with sound. Built in 1928 it came along just in time since talkies started with the Jazz Singer just a year later.

This is a picture from 1970
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Old Apr 2, 2008, 2:28 PM   #4
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Folks, the historical journey is priceless. Thanks
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Old Apr 2, 2008, 4:34 PM   #5
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I like the way the whole building complex has been preserved and updated. However, my favorite part is the Qdoba restaurant. If you haven't tried it, I can highly recommend their "3-Cheese Nachos" with steak, black beans, mild sauce, corn sauce, and cheese topping. Um-Good! Oops, where has my mind gone?

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calr wrote:
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...."3-Cheese Nachos" with steak, black beans, mild sauce, corn sauce, and cheese topping. Um-Good! Oops, where has my mind gone?
I suspect that by remembering "then", the gastronomic memory bankhidden in your mind is busy, telling you to go back again, right "now", Cal!
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Thanks for the history Bynx. I was in high school in the seventies.By thenthe Uptown operated by showing vintage films and cult classics. The Rocky Horror Picture Show played regularly for years and audience participation was encouraged. By the way, we don't have hurricanes in Kentucky but we do have plenty of tornados and the one(s) in 1974 killed many people and destroyed large sections of the city.
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I like how they've kept up this building. And, attached the time appropriate clock on the front to replace the theater sign. Very nice.
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Old Apr 4, 2008, 9:27 AM   #9
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Here's another view from the cross street.
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