Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Great Stories!

Somedays I sit at my desk and wonder who will be walking through the door next. Working in a theatre built in 1922 that has been quiet since the early 1960's, people stop in to see what we movies we are showing or what plays they can come watch. People also stop in to revisit old memories and share stories with us. We love hearing the stories - it makes the building more than just brick and mortar.

We have heard about all the kids sitting on the wall outside waiting for the door to open so they can see a movie. For 17 cents or 25 cents, a person could see some cartoons, a serial, and a full length film. It was an all afternoon event to go to the theatre.

We also had a visit from, the 1950 graduating class from Rosedale High School. It was a group of about 30 members of the class and their spouses. They joked about the "double chairs" that used to be on the aisle. It was a chair big enough for two people to sit. They wanted to know if we found any during the renovation. Unfortunately, we did not.

The sweetest story of them all is from one of our brides. She booked her reception long before I started at theVox Theatre, so I am not sure if she had shared it with anyone here, before she told me over a year later. Anyway, we were going over the final details of her reception and she said "My grandma used to sell popcorn here (at the Vox Theatre). She was only 13 years old and this is where she met my grandpa." Awww!

This is the wedding picture of her grandmother and grandfather that was on display at the reception.

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