Friday, June 20, 2008

Adelphi Theater 1959

Wow..what a trip through time! I found this page after pondering a childhood memory of the Adelphi! Anyway, to set the record straight..I know the Adelphi on Clark Street in Chicago was showing mainstream Hollywood films as early as 1959. I am sure of this, because my mom took us to see a movie there that summer, and spotted this gorgeous brand new 1959 white Ford Country Squire wagon parked directly in front of the theatre, after which she proclaimed "I gotta have one of those!". Sure enough, on Thursday, September 3 of that year, we bought one from Courtesy Ford of Chicago, brand spanking new. (fawn tan color tho). Then, on New Year's Eve, December 31 we were treated to a movie about John Dillinger which ended that night just before the end of the Fab 50s! Read more here.

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